Mathallen is simply put, a foodies paradise: perfect for picking up special gourmet treats, or just popping by for a tasty lunch.
Mathallen celebrated their third birthday this past autumn. It is the only indoor food market of its kind in Oslo, and it fills a gap that was definitely missing in the city. Despite a rush of customers during the first few months after opening, the hype has started to slow down, and it will still take some time for the market to fully come into its own.
Mathallen is sometimes criticised for being overpriced, but taking into consideration that all the produce is top quality, I tend to disagree. Overall, I find the prices to be rather reasonable. Some cheeses, and cuts, are of course gourmet foods, and you can’t expect to pay the same price as you do for generic products at your local supermarket. But that’s the whole point right?!
I really believe Mathallen has enriched the city, and my favourite thing is to sample some local cheeses, grab a dessert pie from Hello Pie (the lemon meringue is delicious!), and order a drip coffee from Solberg & Hansen.