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Restaurant of the Month, Norway

Different but cool Vegan and raw food are the new trends in Oslo, and Funky Fresh Foods is at the forefront of tasty, organic cooking for a sustainable society. By Malin Norman | Photos: Arash Nejad

The Oslo-based company was established by Josefine Andrén and Jenni Mylly in 2009. Both have a background in the restaurant industry and an interest in sustainability and how different foods impact on the environment, people and animals. The business is based around real food and fair living, a new and trendy concept in Norway.

tecture in Oslo. It sells products to health food shops, appears at food and music festivals, and provides catering for company kick-offs, seminars and parties. Many corporate customers want to make a standpoint for health and the environment, and by turning to Funky Fresh Foods they get healthy foods with an environmental focus.

Funky Fresh Foods has 35 enthusiastic staff, a restaurant in Kristiansand and, since a year ago, a popular café at the Norwegian Centre for Design and Archi-

The team has seen an increased curiosity around green foods in Norway. “When we started, not many people knew what organic food meant. A lot has happened in

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the past few years, which is fantastic,” says Andrén. Funky Fresh Foods has done plenty of work in offering clean and nutritious food, but also providing information on and raising awareness of the importance of using sustainable and environmentally friendly produce. Food innovation and cooking together At Funky Fresh Foods, the chefs experiment with tastes to suit the classic preferences while also providing exciting combinations for the more adventurous. For big company events in particular, the food needs to fit many palates. Most of Funky Fresh Foods’ guests are not in fact vegans or vegetarians, but interested in highquality foods and new ways of cooking. All dishes are made from scratch, and

Scan Magazine, Issue 81, October 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish singer Ane Brun.

Scan Magazine, Issue 81, October 2015  

Promoting Brand Scandinavia. Featuring interview with Swedish singer Ane Brun.