Copenhagen: Food and Drink
The Paris of the North
Copenhagen’s reputation in the culinary world in the last few years has taken leaps and bounds: it is now considered a highly desirable food destination with plenty of inventive, modern and stylish eateries throughout the city including Michelin starred restaurants. Most dishes are French, fusion or modern Italian. Other popular choices are sushi, Thai curries and of course traditional Danish dishes. Danish specialty dishes range from marinated reindeer to fresh lobster, Danish meat balls (frikadeller), and smørrebrød (an open-faced sandwich). Dining out in Copenhagen can be expensive, but the food is good value and well worth your money. In keeping with Copenhagen’s status as Europe’s greenest capital, many restaurants source organic produce and seasonal ingredients.
For traditional Danish cuisine try heading to the Round Tower area in the Latin Quarter, also good for inexpensive but tasty dishes. For fish/seafood restaurants head to the canals and harbour, this also makes for a romantic setting. The Nyhavn which connects the harbour to the inner city is the busiest dining district in Copenhagen. Brunch is very common, try the Royal Café.
Copenhagen also boasts many top quality specialist delis and food shops selling wine and fresh cheeses, in the Østerbrogade district.