There’s no better way to escape the chilly weather outside than taking a cup of coffee with some fresh-baked pastries and there’s no better city to find cozy hideaway places to eat than the Hygge Capital of Denmark. Check this Copenhagen foodie guide and get your daily doze of delicious.
Copenhagen & The Danish Food
Spring is already here. While in Spain this actually means you should be preparing yourself to hit some of the country´s very best beaches anytime soon, Nothern Europe makes a different story. In Denmark, there´s no better time of the year for layering a few of your favorite clothes into one outfit and giving a city stroll in search of new delicious eats. How about treating yourself to some hot straight-out-of-oven pastries?
Copenhagen is known not only for its spectacular food scene but also for the homely casual settings and Hygge interiors. Cute cafes and food halls are around every corner, while irresistible window displays around town showcase some of the tastiest cakes & tarts you could possibly try in a lifetime.
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Yes, Copenhagen is a lot about sweet dishes! The funny thing is that I don’t usually have much of a sweet tooth here, in Spain. But Copenhagen foodie craze for sweet bites appears contagious. Therefore, I can´t escape this sum-up of all the best eats in the city I´ve enjoyed during my 3 days in Copenhagen.
Believe me, there´s no going to Denmark without indulging yourself in a variety of local desserts. Don´t even try!
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In Copenhagen, you´ll find everything from traditional dishes to modern fine dining, trendy brunch spots, gluten-free bakeries, and unique fusion locations. While I´ve previously visited all of the Nordics, it was mainly Denmak that has completely overcome my expectations in terms of food.
Copenhagen foodie places you can´t miss
If your time in Copenhagen is limited and you can swing by one single place that has it all – Torvehallerne is your place. It is a popular market where you can find everything from fresh vegetable stands and potted plants to trendy ready-to-eat meals.
Torvehallerne is a perfect spot to check out the famous Danish open-face sandwich – Smorrebroad. Another breakfast-dessert must is Snegl, a dough base rolled and twisted bun with different toppings. Also, check Coffee Collective for a flavorful espresso and Tante Te for a relaxing cup of tea.
Address: Frederiksborggade 21
2. Wulff & Konstali
What a brunch they have at Wulff & Konstali! Ok, I must admit that having many flavors on one plate is my personal weakness. At Wulff & Konstali they let you handpick each brunch component from their wide menu in order to create your perfectly-personalized meal. Sandwiches, salads, quiche, squeeze juices, lemonades, iced tea, coffee, freshly baked bread – you´ll be spoilt for choices.
Address: Isafjordsgade 10
3. Conditori La Glace
Conditori La Glace is the oldest Copenhagen foodie location. They have beautiful interiors and fantastic cakes. Although, one thing I didn’t like that much was their coffee (honestly, if you´re into strong European coffee – this one might feel tasteless). There´s often a queue and everything is a bit overpriced. But the wide selection of pastries at Conditori La Glace is still worth a try.
Address: Skoubogade 3
4. Bertels Salon
Cheesecake lovers can’t miss Bertels Salon in Copenhagen! The place is small and popular, but the cakes are worth it! Many claim that Bertels Salon are the ultimate cheesecake experts that could please the biggest septics out there. Your only dilemma would be deciding upon a flavor to pick. Cheesecake lovers will be spoilt for choices – lemon meringue or Oreo and caramel?
Address: Kompagnistæde 5
Kronborg is one of the most authentic Copenhagen foodie spots: it´s all about the Danish food in a cozy traditional setting. Don´t miss their smorrebrod and the marinated herring (a specialty of the house). However, you should keep in mind that this place is probably not the best match for vegans or vegetarians, as they mainly focus on meat, fish, and herring dishes.
Address: Brolæggerstræde 12
6. DØP / Den Økologiske Pølsemand
Looking for a more budget option? – Check DOP hotdog stalls. Price starts from 35 DKK ( I know what you’re thinking – that does not sound quite budget for a hot dog, but for Copenhagen, it actually is quite affordable) I guess, we paid around 42 DKK (almost 6 euros) for each hotdog.
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At DOP they serve organic grilled pork and beef sausages with buns made from slow-fermented sourdough bread. They offer a vegan option with tofu and you have lots of things (like toppings) to personalize your hotdog.
Address: Købmagergade 52
7. Matcha Bar
As a huge matcha fan, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to grab something at Matcha Bar. Here, matcha lovers could enjoy a variety of drinks and pastries with matcha. Could you resist a few matcha eats with a creative spin?
Address: Kongens Nytorv 13
Kaffebar is a tiny local cafe near the Frederiksborg Castle. I´ve already referred to this place within my Hygge inspiration post. We visited around 9 a.m. and every table had a candle for breakfast. My coffee and grilled avocado sandwich definitely had a homemade touch.
Address: Slotsgade 10, 3400 Hillerød (near Frederiksborg castle)
Croissants and sourdough bread lovers – this Copenhagen foodie locality is for you. We’ve stopped at Mirabelle for breakfast on a Saturday morning, which was also good, but I should admit that I especially enjoyed their croissants.
Address: Guldbergsgade 29