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Paiaristi, Imavere, Järva vald, Järvamaa
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www.tikupoiss.ee

Oh Boy!

This is what Estonian’s say after having witnessed something surprising. By the main roads, on the way from one town to another, opportunities for good food are scarce to non-existent. There are barely any restaurants catering for the traveller. After all, you can reach anywhere fast enough. No need to stop for a rest. The Tikupoiss is a new food spot next to a small farmer’s market, which, in turn, stands next to the newest gas station built along the Tallinn-Tartu highway. Right by the junction towards Viljandi. The Viljandi match factory used to produce matches for the whole country and more. The Tikupoiss – Match Boy – is the famous figure on their matchbox sleeve. The roadside restaurant Tikupoiss stands out from the crowd mainly for its concept: a restaurant with a farmer’s market. There is no other like that by any major road. You can select between ready-made canteen fare and the a la carte menu. Go for the latter. You know you have the time. The selection ranges from the local favourites – black bread with Baltic sprat, potato salad à la Estonia and Spotted Dog cake – to more exotic offerings (sweet potato and coconut soup, bratwurst). The milieu is spacious, light, cool and minimalist in a Nordic style. A perfectly nice place for a food break.