Food facts


of global
greenhouse gas emissions
thrive from the food system.


of all
restaurant food in Finland
goes to waste.

litres of water
is required to produce
1 kilo of beef.

what it´s all about

Sustainable Meal helps restaurants and event producers to plan and execute more sustainable food services and communicate sustainability of meals to their customers.


Sustainable Meal was originally developed for passion of fresh good food. In Finland the food sector is heavily influenced by two oligapolies, s-ryhmä and kesko. These monsters push producers to even less sustainable production methods in order to gain more profit, in the expense of farmanimals and food nutrition values We all know this is happening across the globe. But how to stop it? By nagging at mixed eaters? By entering food embargos from certain producers? No. By creating Sustainable Meal. Sustainable Meal is dedicated to green values with positive angle. SM at it's best equals to uber fresh, highly nutritional and funky food. Lets do this together, Planet Earth deserves it!

We have had a lot of help from our community, friends and relatives. A Huge thank you goes to FLow festival ( giving us a change to pilot our project already in 2014. Back in those days myself and co-founder Elina Levula, we were asked to give an assigment in an Aalto university course called Sustainable Product and Service Design. In our guidance the brilliant Aalto students (Pia Sissala, Saara Jolkkonen, Tsui-Fan Tseng, Mirka Kolehmainen and Elina Voipio) helped us in designing and currating the project. A special thank you goes to Mr. Markku Törhönen for investing loads of your personal time in developing the financial side of SM during the Demos project. Sami Tallberg, Mika Yliluoma, Antti Tuomola, Mikko Lehmuskallio –Im blessed with having such value driven food experts to turn to for help!

Let’s make the planet liveable for our children. We have already destroyed our share.

2018 FLOW

Hot Summer and FLOW 2018 is here. Sustainable Meal is proud to be a part of this A-MA-ZING festival for the fourth year in a row. Our mission is as clear as it’s ever been: to ensure the supply of tasty sustainable food in Europe’s top event. It’s been a privilege to work with the Flow organization, to be able to develop fresh new meals for the event with top restaurants in Finland and to learn from dedicated sustainability professionals, like Antti Tuomola. Thank You All.

This year EVERY food vendor takes part in our program! Super delicious Sustainable Meal is to be found in every Festival joint, wonderful progress! All menus have now at least one vegan meal to offer.

This Year’s Sustainable Meal winner will be elected in a food tasting panel on Friday at Voimala food Tent at 16:00. The 2018 panelists are: The Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing Kimmo Tiilikainen, Food Specialist, and Columnist for HS Leena Putkonen and FLOW 2018 Artist Onni Boi.

We hope to see you all at the festival grounds in Suvilahti Helsinki 10th-12th August. While enjoying the festival, be sure to participate in the Sustainable Meal -competition @ Flow 2018 in Instagram #flowfood, to win your own tickets for Flow 2019! Pick Tasty & Healthy! Pick Sustainable Meal!

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Jussi Kallio