Helsinki's restaurants (Ravintola is the Finnish word for restaurant) cover the entire ethnic range, from Italian, Greek and French to Nepalese, Turkish and Russian. A cluster of Russian restaurants offer good samples of fare from Finland's eastern neighbour, although Helsinki's status as home to Europe's best Russian restaurants may no longer hold strong. Budget travelers will be grateful for Helsinki's many burger and pizza outlets. Most restaurants include a vegetarian option(s) on their menus. The best food is simple, uncomplicated Finnish fare from the country's sea, lakes and forest: fish (salmon, rainbow trout, Arctic char, perch, herring etc), game meats (elk/moose, grouse), berries (blueberries, lingonberries, strawberries, yellow cloudberries), mushrooms (cep or boletus, chanterelles etc), fresh rye and other dark bread, and vegetables, especially new potatoes. Watch out also for the traditional crayfish parties in late summer - a fun but messy excuse for hearty vodka drinking.