You can smell it three blocks away. A smell that will hunt you down and will not let you go before a lady in a medieval dress hands you a brown paper tube of warm spiced nuts. Yes, it is that serious and it gets even more serious when you arrive home from your trip and you’ll find yourself already making plans to come back to Tallinn just to be lured by the scent of the sweet spices again.
Olde Hansa spiced nuts stand is located in the very heart of Old Town at the corner of Raekoja square and you can’t miss it. It’s a medieval looking carriage van surrounded by young people dressed in medieval costumes and equipped with big friendly smiles. When you walk by (and have shown a great deal of self restraint to resist the enchanting smell) you are likely offered to have a taste. If you do then you’ll be hooked. Girls and boys at the stand speak a very wide range of languages, so don’t be startled when greeted in your own language.
Walking around in the Old Town you will notice many similar looking nut-stands but the only original one is the Olde Hansa stand. Others may be good too but if you like to honor the tradition and get the real experience then you want to get your spiced nuts from Olde Hansa stand.