314 Bay Street, Thunder Bay, Canada
The Hoito Thunder Bay Reviews
The Best Finnish Pancakes in Town Dec 04, 2004
The Hoito has the best finnish pancakes in town.
This restaurant has been in town for many many generations and is owned and run by a nice Finnish couple.
Many celebrities and politicians have eaten here passing through Thunder Bay.
The Hoito Restaurant (often referred to as “The Hoito” by locals) is a Finnish-Canadian restaurant in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada established in 1918 and housed in the bottom-floor of the historic Finnish Labour Temple. The Hoito has operated continuously on 314 Bay Street, in the Finnish quarter, for 91 years and is perhaps the oldest co-operatively owned and operated restaurant in Canada. The restaurant currently employs approximately 60 full and part-time workers.
To give you a description of the food here. First of all the pancakes are These pancakes (or lätty in Finnish, pannukakku in Finglish) are thin and the size of a large dinner plate. Other traditional Finnish foods served at the Hoito include viili, karjalanpiirakka, karjalanpaisti, lohiperunalaatikko, pulla, suolakala, riisipuuro, kalakeitto, hernekeitto and Finnish sausage. Rye bread, baked at the adjacent Kivela Bakery, is also often served with meals.
The Hoito also serves a variety of other Finnish and Canadian foods. Unique among these is mojakka, which is a Finnish-Canadian beef stew, and a homemade veggie burger.
Recommend this place for all ages and all families. You have to come here, its the best.
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