When visiting Denmark, foodies will be quick to tell you to try the local cuisine of hearty smorrebrod and pickled herring, but what about the vegans and vegetarians among us? Fear not, there’s a raw food movement rising in Copenhagen with plenty of veggie and vegan options for every taste bud. We’ve taken a look at the local eateries offering up organic, green options and picked our favorites for you to try. Read our guide of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Copenhagen to make sure you don’t miss the best on offer when you visit.
Welcome to the raw food revolution
Raw food restaurants, cafés and eateries are popping up all over the contemporary city of Copenhagen, delighting both resident and visiting vegetarians and vegans. Free from meat and other animal products, raw food is the use of nature’s raw materials of vegetables, fruit, grain, seeds and nuts in meal preparation. The first raw food restaurant to open in Denmark’s capital of Copenhagen was 42° Raw. This upbeat restaurant offers a unique dining experience to visitors by preparing dishes to 42 degrees via a process known as vacuum dehydrating. This ensures that as many enzymes and vitamins as possible are retained to make the healthiest food.
The Meatpacking District
Until recently the Vesterbro district was traditionally home to a variety of businesses involved in the meat industry. Now, The Meatpacking District is an upbeat, stylish and contemporary hot spot for trendy residents and visitors. Bio Mio is in the heart of Vesterbro and is a hip organic café offering delicious vegetarian and vegan food in Copenhagen. Enjoy the personal touch when you eat in Bio Mio – diners order their dishes directly from the chef and special orders are always welcome.
A taste of Thailand
Experience traditional Thai food freshly prepared by world-renowned star chef Khun Noroor Somany Steppe at Blue Elephant. Located in the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Copenhagen, Blue Elephant offers a sophisticated selection of options for vegetarians on a separate menu. Set in a traditional Thai village surrounding with jungle scenery and a beautiful waterfall, Blue Elephant offers a dining experience with the wow factor.
More than 20 years of culinary genius
Our final vegetarian place to eat in Copenhagen promises to provide a memorable experience for all diners. Morgenstedet is a vegetarian restaurant in Christiania offering homemade vegetarian dishes for more than two decades. Based on a voluntary workforce philosophy, diners collect their own cutlery and clear their own table in this quirky eatery. With volunteer chefs and helpers from all over the world, the extensive selection of dishes ranges from exotic Far Eastern delights to Mediterranean cuisine depending on which chef is working when you visit. Christiania is also famous for its street food spots, make sure to visit it when you are in Copenhagen!
Something for everyone
As you can see, there are a number of Copenhagen vegetarian restaurants for you to choose from when you visit the stunning capital of Denmark. Plan your trip to Copenhagen today and use our guide to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the stylish veggie and vegan restaurants on offer.