Danish Bites & Noms: A Copenhagen Food Tour

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Unless you’ve been living under a rather large rock for the past few years, surely you’ve noticed that Nordic cuisine is HUGE. The rapidly burgeoning food scene in Copenhagen is one of the main reasons I wanted to visit the city, actually.

Alas, I am not yet a millionaire. I’m merely a hungry Canadian, whose currency is currently worth sweet f*ck all in most European countries. But if you know me, you’re well aware that I will not let anything stand between my and an Instagram-friendly meal. Hence why I went on this Copenhagen food tour, where I was able to sample a variety of restaurants at a fraction of the cost.

Our guide Maria took us to six different places (and pointed out several noteworthy Copenhagen attractions along the way) , but since I don’t want to give away all of her secrets, here’s a small preview of the amazing restaurants we experienced.

Copenhagen Food Tour: My Experience

AAMANNS SMØRREBRØDSDELI

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You can’t go to Copenhagen and not have a smørrebrød – there’s probably a law against that somewhere! The cult of the open-faced sandwich started right here in the Danish capital and can be found almost everywhere in the city; our guide, however, took us to Aamanns Deli. It’s the more casual sister restaurant of chic Aamanns Etablissement next door yet still reflect a sophisticated Danish culinary craftsmanship at a lower price point. The grilled rump steak smørrebrød was my favourite!

NØRREBRO BRYGHUS

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I took my husband here back in 2012 because he’s something of a beer aficionado and I figured he would enjoy a Danish microbrewery; he did, and so did I! I was so happy to come back to Nørrebro Bryghus and get a proper introduction this time as the beer master explained what his brews are about, from the pale ales to the stouts, and how each one is connected to the Bryghus’ philosophy. Kudos to the incredible decor as well.

Torvehallerne
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This is where we both started and ended the tour. The modern covered market hall is modest in size but not in flavour; the 60 stands it contains offer the best of Danish cuisine and beyond, from gourmet porridge (yep, that’s a thing, and it’s awesome), freshly brewed coffee, as well as a variety of artisan cheeses, open-faced sandwiches, fine small-batch liquors, and more. A great place to peoplewatch locals grab drinks or shop for dinner. A wonderful place you must visit, whether as part of the tour or on your own – I did both.

Where to Eat in Copenhagen: Other Suggestions

  • Mirabelle
  • Grød
  • Gorm’s
  • Sømods Bolcher
  • Café Auto
  • Pølsevogn Papirøen

8 Comments on Danish Bites & Noms: A Copenhagen Food Tour

  1. Paula
    July 25, 2016 at 11:59 am (8 months ago)

    Noms indeed! What a delightful tour. Definitely bookmarking this for my trip next month.

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    • Marie-Eve
      July 28, 2016 at 11:32 am (8 months ago)

      Yay! It really is a great tour.

      Reply
  2. Jody
    July 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm (8 months ago)

    I love Torvehallerne. I make a point to visit every time I’m in town. Great people watching there!

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    • Marie-Eve
      July 28, 2016 at 11:31 am (8 months ago)

      AMAZING people watching. Danes are definitely not a bother to look at.

      Reply
  3. Tiffany @ Dilesia
    October 26, 2016 at 4:08 am (5 months ago)

    Amazing Danish food tour! I will consider your ideas in the next visit to Copenhagen. Excellent! Thanks for sharing.

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    • Marie-Eve
      November 4, 2016 at 4:11 pm (5 months ago)

      It really was amazing. I highly recommend it.

      Reply
  4. Erin Gustafson | Oregon Girl Around the World
    February 7, 2017 at 12:23 pm (2 months ago)

    Aamann’s is my absolute favorite for smørrebrød and I adore Torvehallerne. I would also add a visit to Copenhagen Street Food on Papirøen – especially in the summer when you can sit on the canal and people watch. And Kødbyen in the meatpacking district has great restaurants and a food market on weekends in warmer weather. You can’t miss Mikkeller for creative Danish øl – every changing creative beers on tap. Great food in Copenhagen! Glad you enjoyed!

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    • Marie-Eve
      February 8, 2017 at 1:04 pm (2 months ago)

      Thanks for the tips Erin!

      Reply

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