Vippa is a 1000-square-meter food and culture spot, situated in an old sugar warehouse building on the tip of the harbor. I like the rustic design and the good vibe of the large market hall filled with food “trucks”, serving street food dishes from all corners of the world, with a focus on organic food. Most of the food stalls also have vegetarian/vegan options.
There are lots of different food stands to choose from, serving dumplings, pulled duck sandwich, Syrian shawarma, falafel, sausages (including a vegan type) and much more. I loved the noodles with spring rolls and the summer rolls and look forward to tasting my way through the other stalls.
The concept is still developing, and they arrange cultural events like concerts and happenings. The foundation Kretsløp is also working towards becoming a learning center where you can learn about food from farm to table, and the rooftop will become an urban garden project to contribute to making Oslo a greener city and to inspire others to follow the green trend of urban gardening. The rooftop will open in 2018.
During summer, it is a perfect place for a drink and snacks in the sun – but expect it to be packed on the outdoor terrace, where you have a great view of the fjord.
From the city center, walk for 15 minutes along the harbor or take bus 60 from Oslo city to Vippetangen.