Copenhagen Travel Guide: Where To Eat and Drink
Here we have it - the last installment of my Copenhagen travel guide. I feel like I should start with a disclaimer that this post *might* make you hungry. Just writing it has got me itching for a Danish pastry fix...
A big part of what we loved about Copenhagen was how the food we ate and the ace bars that we drank at, so it felt only natural to compile a little list and spread the word of the places we really enjoyed. I was expecting everything to be mega pricey and with Copenhagen's reputation for gourmet cuisine I wondered if they'd have anything to offer to us mere mortals who enjoy burgers and junk food when we go on holiday, but I needn't have worried. There was literally something for everyone and we didn't spend any more than we have on other European city breaks.
Here are my tips for where to eat and drink in Copenhagen...
We were super lucky as our hotel was located just across the road from Torvehallerne, a giant market containing lots of stalls selling food and drink. Some of the stalls were more produce led which would be great if you were renting an Airbnb and wanted to cook at home, and the rest were great places to grab a beer or a bite to eat.
Coffee Collective was our absolute fave for getting our morning caffeine fix - the coffee was very high quality and really flavoursome, and you could definitely taste the difference to regular Starbucks coffee.
Sam liked to pair his coffee with a Danish pastry from one of the many bakery stands, while I went on the hunt for something a little healthier. Fresh Market offered up tonnes of delicious juices and healthy alternatives, such as chia puddings and fruit pots. I tried a raw cacoa chia pot that tasted exactly like chocolate mousse - I am desperate to try and recreate it!
Palæo was also a really good spot for clean eats, with all of their options falling within the Paleo diet guidelines. I tried a coconut chicken curry from there which was so tasty that I wasn't even jealous of Sam's stonebaked pizza (okay, maybe I was a *little* bit jealous). Torverhallerne is definitely a really great place to try out if you are following a dairy or gluten free diet or just want to stick to a vaguely healthy diet while you're in Copenhagen.
Another fave in Torverhallerne was the Mikkeller bottle shop, where Sam spent a really long time choosing some hotel beers! I didn't mind too much because the stand was super cool and the beers tasted pretty great too.
Copenhagen Street Food
Our favourite afternoon in the city was spent at Copenhagen Street Food. It's basically a big old street food market set inside an old warehouse on the waterfront - there's a live DJ, plenty of bars and loads of tasty food to try! What's not to love?
We devoured Korean fried chicken, chorizo tacos and some delicious BBQ-d meat alongside a couple of beers and left feeling pretty content. I can imagine this place would be even better in the summer as they had loads of outdoor seating.
So many people recommened the Meatpacking District to us and I'm so glad we went down to check it out! Mother is a really popular destination here I believe, but as pizza is a no go for me at the mo, we ended up at WarPigs, which is a super cool BBQ and craft beer place. The atmosphere on Saturday night was ace and the decor was super cool and industrial - it really reminded me of Fette Sau in Williamsburg, Brooklyn which we both loved. It helped that the ribs were smokey perfection too.
We headed for brunch at Granola on the Sunday after reading a couple of great reviews and we really weren't disappointed. The decor reminded me of the old school New York taverns and the food was pretty great too - just look at those chips! It was also filled with lots of local folk which is always a good sign - we had a really enjoyable couple of hours feasting and just enjoying the general atmosphere.
Last but not least is the actual Mikkeller bar, also located in Vesterbro. It's a tiny little underground space and was absolutely heaving when we rocked up on Saturday evening which made for such a lovely vibe. Sam tried loads of the beers on tap while I supped on some fizzy Riesling - we managed to grab a seat up at the bar and spent a couple of hours people watching and catching up. It was the kind of bar that every neighbourhood needs - even if the beer was a bit pricey!