Vippa is a food court situated on the edge of the Oslo fjord. Our facilities – formerly used to store goods from all over the world – now act as the hub for 11 food stands, offering sustainable and diverse food to Oslo’s bustling foodscape. Since opening in April 2017, our focus has been to create an ethical and multicultural environment for both the people operating the food stands, and the guests visiting them.
Since the beginning, our vision has been to create a space where farmers, producers, unexperienced and experienced chefs, but also people from Oslo (and the rest of the world) can meet and share thoughts.
In practical terms, this means that we approach each day with a hands-on attitude, and offer a step-by-step introduction to the food industry for those we partner with. This includes education about everything from composting/recycling, to the acquisition of ethically sourced ingredients, as well as the the conversion of these raw materials into delicious food! By simplifying the bureaucratic proccesses and allowing on-the-job learning, where experienced chefs work alongside people with less experience in the food industry, we’ve managed to make the kitchens of Vippa into a proper accelerator.
We work closely with sustainable, local farms, and we cooperate with projects such as Losæther to help recycle our food waste. We strive to always use produce which is ethically grown, and it’s important for us to know the people behind it. Hovelsrud, Bergsmyrene and Ramme are some of the farmers we’re proud to cooperate with.
We believe food is a tool for bringing people together, and we work actively to create a diverse and exciting place - both for the people working here and our guests.
Enjoy Vippa and the food!