Whether you want to branch out or play it safe, Copenhagen has food to please every palate. You'll find traditional fare like smørrebrød topped with herring and egg, as well as a generous mix of internationally-inspired foods to sample at the street stands.
Copenhagen's street food beckons locals and tourists alike with a varied selection of international cuisine and traditional Danish favorites. The city's combination of hearty, old-fashioned dishes and contemporary twists on the classics creates a tantalizing array of culinary options.
Copenhagen Street Food
The Paper Island's Copenhagen Street Food hub, less than a 20-minute walk from our Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, promises colorful and affordable street food in the heart of the city. Whether you're an adventurous eater or you prefer to stick with something familiar, there'll be an array of stalls tempting you. You can start by treating your taste buds to gözleme, Turkish flatbread filled with a mouth-watering egg-and-feta meze, or head to Bulko for a bite of bulgogi, a popular South Korean dish composed of juicy marinated beef, served here in a cup.
If you're in the market for something a little more filling, stop at Fat Burger, where you'll find delicious burgers served with pickled red onions, cheddar cheese, crispy marinated kale, bacon and a dollop of chili mayo. For authentic Danish food, Handmade is the place to go. Here you'll find a menu that uses the freshest seasonal produce to create a selection of open-faced rye bread sandwiches, packed with delicious cold cuts.
Craving authentic Italian flavors? You'll find fresh, handmade pasta and mouth-watering sweets, such as frappe, a traditional Italian carnival treat, at Il Mattarello. Then there's La Fattoria, selling everything from panini and charcuterie to traditional Danish fare.
At La Drueta, expert bartenders will be happy to guide you through their stall's selection of organic and biodynamic wines and beers. Visitors are invited to take a seat and sample the wide range of beverages, which also includes some spectacular gin and tonics. If you crave a refreshing non-alcoholic drink, Street Juice on Halmvejen will quench your thirst with its freshly pressed juices, which maintain their fruit and vegetable pulp for a vitamin-infused kick.
The residents of Christiania love organic produce, and this is best exemplified by the area's superb vegetarian options. Vegetarians, vegans and anyone looking to eat less meat should make Christiania their go-to spot for lunch or dinner. One excellent option is walk-in-only Morgenstedet, whose menu features dishes made with fresh, organic farm vegetables. Afterwards, grab a cup of coffee at Månefiskeren, a relaxing café that serves sandwiches and cakes.
If you'd rather put together your own meal, stop by Grønsagen, a charming grocery store which also offers a daily lunch buffet of delicious, inventive salads. For meat-eaters, there is often an open barbecue on Pusher Street serving burgers and hot dogs. Café Nemoland promises great food and entertainment, serving as part outdoor garden and part concert venue with a simple but satisfying menu of beer and burgers.