Hi everyone! Hope you all had a great Easter holiday 🙂
I remember looking forward to these 2 weeks of Easter break ever since I returned from Budapest. And time just seemed to fly by. Before I knew it, I was already in the midst of planning for my next trip – to Copenhagen!
While I was planning for this trip, I read so many blogs and saw so many photos of all the incredible food Copenhagen has to offer. So I thought it’s time that I would dedicate an entire post solely on food. It’s funny how I remembered telling myself when I started this blog to just keep it to travel and my experiences. But I can’t deny that food is in fact a huge part of travel and culture, and it is also something that I love so much.
So, here is everything that I ate in Copenhagen. Warning: you might get a little hungry after reading it 😛
1. Royal Smushi Cafe
Yes, smushi is actually a thing.
The Royal Smushi Cafe is famous for its new take on the traditional Danish Smørrebrød, which is an open faced sandwich consisting of a dark dense rye bread topped with a variety of garnishes. And smushi is Smørrebrød shaped like sushi!
It’s incredibly cute and dainty, but I have to say that it is a little pricey given the small portions (145 DKK for 3 smushi).
Location: Amagertorv 6, 1160 København, Denmark
2. Copenhagen Coffee Lab
You know me, I’m always on the hunt for coffee shops! I love that immediate aroma of coffee that just fills you up the moment you step into a coffee shop. And of course, the coffee did not disappoint.
Location: Boldhusgade 6, 1062 København K, Denmark
3. Von Fressen
Here is everything you would want for a Danish brunch on a plate. For 125 DKK, you get a huge portion with scrambled eggs, bacon, potatoes, greek yoghurt with granola, just to name a few. A very satisfying and hearty brunch that will fill you up for the rest of the day.
4. Halifax Burger
Halifax Burger may be a chain of burger restaurants but that does not deny its top quality burgers. I love how you get to personalise your burger by choosing the type of bun, the type of fries, the dipping sauce or even putting additional ingredients into your burger.
The one I had was Zürich and it has a rosti on top, with sweet potato fries and a chipotle dipping sauce. Oh and I could not get enough of those amazing sweet potato fries.
Various locations: halifax.dk/restauranterne
5. The Donut Shop
We happened to stumble across this donut shop while on the way to Copenhagen City Hall. Given my love for all things sweet, I couldn’t resist not getting a few to munch on while walking. The Boston Cream was my favourite because instead of having the usual cream or chocolate filling, this one had a smooth and luscious custard inside.
I was intrigued by what is called the New Nordic Cuisine, which is where restaurants use sustainable and organic ingredients combined with traditional foods and prepare them in new ways. And this was introduced by two michelin star restaurant, Noma. (Noma has also been ranked as the Best Restaurant in the World 4 times!)
Höst is a great alternative if you can’t get a table at Noma. Besides the gorgeous interior, the simplicity in its food and getting pampered with small courses in between, made it a fantastic dining experience without the exorbitant prices.
Geist is one of those restaurants with such unique and interesting dishes. The standout dishes for me were the scallops and chicken wings with brown butter, and the tiramisu. The tiramisu is extremely light and airy (hence the name, Air in the Air in the Air Tiramisu), yet very creamy at the same time. I’ve never tasted a tiramisu like this before so this was definitely one of the most unique desserts I’ve ever had.
8. Torvehallerne Market
This market became my absolute favourite place. There are over 60 stalls and you can find a great variety of food to eat as well as stalls selling fresh meat, seafood, cheese, chocolates and spices. It is also just a 2 minute walk from Nørreport metro station, which is probably why we came here so many times till we lost count. Not to mention that everything we ate were delicious!
It is almost impossible not to get drawn towards this stall with the amazing array of smørrebrød directly facing the main walkway. As difficult as it was to choose two, both the fried fish and smoked salmon smørrebrød were really good.
If I could eat this everyday, I would! Look at the variety of fish and salads to choose from! Those chunky slices of salmon, crunchy edamame, the tanginess of the ceviche – everything was so fresh and seasoned to perfection.
I was never a fan of the western version of porridge (which is either oats or barley), but GRØD has converted me into one. After giving it a try, I understand why this place is so highly raved about in Copenhagen because they make superb porridge.
The Coffee Collective
The Coffee Collective was definitely on my list of coffee shops to go. They have a few shops around the city but ever since we found it here in Torvehallerne Market, we just kept coming back. It’s probably because we can get breakfast and our morning caffeine fix all in one place.
A chocolate snegle and chicken sandwich is the perfect pairing with a cup of cappuccino from The Coffee Collective 😉
All I can say is, really. good. sushi. Here I tried the Sushi Lovers roll with tempura shrimp, salmon, avocado and teriyaki sauce. I think what made this sushi roll so good was how crispy and light the tempura batter was.
For classic Italian pizzas with an extremely thin and crispy crust.
9. Copenhagen Street Food
Copenhagen Street Food is one the trendiest food places here in Copenhagen. It is located on Papirøen (Paper Island) and it is housed in a huge warehouse that overlooks the river. If only it wasn’t so cold, grabbing some food and drinks while enjoying the view outside would’ve been pretty nice.
However, I loved the atmosphere inside too. There are stalls that are made out of industrial containers and colourful food trucks. And, there’s so much food we didn’t know where to start! From Thai food to Korean, Danish hotdogs, burgers, beers and cocktails. Although I would say that the food here isn’t cheap, but it isn’t overly expensive either (unless you’re as greedy as us and try as many stalls as you can).
Again, there is plenty of food to choose from but here’s what we managed to stuff our faces with for the day:
Duck fat fries from Copper and Wheat, Salmon & prawns burger with sweet potato fries from Fisch Art Street Food, Apple crumble pancakes from Pancake cottage, Tacos and cheesecake.
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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