Danish for “Eat and Sleep“.
Copenhagen has a food scene that is among the world’s most distinct and innovative. And true to its reputation – the city has several Michelin-starred restaurants and be forewarned, even those that are considered “good value” gets a little expensive.
Many of Copenhagen’s restaurants go for an organic menu. One that I tried out is BOB – Biomio Organic Bistro. Situated in Vesterbro (Meatpacking District), the food is delicious.
For dinner, I tried out one of the 10 restaurants in the city that were awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand for 2017. Marv & Ben (Marrow & Bone) is located in a cobblestone street of Snaregade and focuses on modern Danish cuisine and fresh local ingredients. The food is unfussy yet innovative.
There are 15 Michelin-starred restaurants in the city. Located by the canal and serving modern Nordic gastronomy, I had lunch at 108, the sibling of world-famous restaurant Noma.
Good food at reasonable prices, Madklubben Vesterbro has a concept that is quite simple, depending on the number of courses from the menu you choose, you pay a fixed price.
A Danish chef I know recommended I drop by Ida Davidsen for some smørrebrød (Danish open sandwiches). The list of sandwiches available is long (and they do not have a menu, so the wait staff will present and explain each one) and I had the incredibly tasty crab cake sandwich. I was lucky to arrive a little early without booking a table, as the restaurant was eventually packed.
I was craving for a pastry and cafe and dropped by one, which turned out to be a total disappointment. As they say, never give up — and I was glad I did not. I found Lagkagehuset (they have several locations in the city), which served top notch pastry and coffee.
Copenhagen’s first and most popular street food market is a must. Copenhagen Street Food serve food from all corners of the world paired with perfect sunsets by the harbour front.
During my last visit in Copenhagen, I stayed in the Latin Quarter. This time, I decided to stay in Vesterbro or the Meatpacking District. I must warn you that the area is in transition – still a bit of grit, but safe. I stayed at the Andersen Boutique Hotel, which is just 200 meters from the Central Station (which has a direct train to the airport)