Area of town: K = center, Ø = Østerbro, N = Nørrebro, V = Vesterbro
Modern, local, great! Great vegetarian menu.
Two seatings Wed – Sat 17.30 – 24. The world’s first organic 1-star Michelin restaurant
Mandfreds and wine
Relæ’s ‘bistro’ across the street, http://manfreds.dk
Good food, fair prices, organic. Great brunch on the weekends.
Pizzaspot with homemade charcuterie and mozzarella, and Mirabelle bakery, with a bit of food,
Guldbergsgade 29, 2200 Nørrebro
are also part of the Relæ and Manfred family – good places to check out.
Kødbyen, Flæsketorvet 100, 1711 Kbh K, http://fiskebaren.dk
Casual, nice and rather hip place for fish dishes, drinks etc. Here you can get Danish oysters from Limfjorden when in season and Danish wine.
Linnésgade 14, 1361 Kbh. K
Fiskebarens little sister.
High end and super fine nordic – a bit out of the center, very nice.
Vesterbrogade 135, 1620 Kbh. V, http://ponykbh.dk
Small place, nice food.
Bakery, cafe. Open 7.30 – 24.
Gothersgade 30, http://atelierseptember.dk
Good food and coffee from breakfast to late afternoon, sharing space with a gallery and artists studios.
Morgenstedet in Christiania
Cheap, but best vegetarian in town, organic and very good in Christiania from 12am – 9pm – perfect for lunch.
K – Christiania
Casual eatery with good food on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Lots of local, organic and directly sourced food. Open Wed-Sun 17-23, also for lunch on weekends. (Disclaimer: one of the 4 owners is a SF board member.)
Slagtehusgade 5C, 1715 Kbh. V, https://food8.dk/spisehuset/ in Kødbyen, the Meat Packing District.
Seasonal food, close contact with their – organic and biodynamic – farmers and wine producers. Casual, nice atmosphere.
V – Meat Packing District
If you want Smørrebrød (Danish Open) in Copenhagen
Palægade 8, 1261 Kbh K
For lunch and dinner.
Classic, old-school, home-made smørrebrød.
Aamanns Deli og take away
Modern style smørrebrød, everything homemade. Open for lunch Sunday – also take away smørrebrød during the day. It is also in the airport.
Esplanaden 21, 1263 Kbh. K, http://lumskebugten.dk
In the beautiful dining pavillon the iconic chef, Erwin Lauterbach, serves lunch and smørrebrød. Aesthetics and tradition – good Danish dinner as well. The chef is known for using seasonal ingredients and lots of vegetables.
Mikkellers Øl og Brød in Vesterbro (see under beer spots)
A traditionel Danish place is Grøften in Tivoli, http://www.groeften.dk – not high quality but a Danish experience.
“Pølsevogn”is the Danish typical streetfood – the
carts selling sausages are a 90 year old tradition.
it’s organic and has picked up the Swedish tradition of serving stewed potatoes – instead of bread – with their sausages. Also vegetarian sausage. On Købmagergade by Rundetårn (the Round Tower) and on the walking street in front of Helligåndskirken
Open daily until around 6 PM
Johns Hotdog Deli
Cart: Central Station, Bernstorffsgade 5, 1704 Kbh. V
Sit-down: Kødbyen, Flæsketorvet 39, 1711 Kbh. V
John started with a cart, a pølsevogn, outside the Central Station and now also has a sit-down spot in hip Kødbyen.
V – Meat Packing District
Their own brew and international ‘cult’ beers.
Mikkellers Øl og Brød, next door at Viktoriagade 6, serves lunch – smørrebrød (open sandwiches) – and dinner. A bit pricey.
Mikkeller and Friends, Stefansgade 35, in Nørrebro is around the corner from Jægersborggade (see below)
V + N
Halmtorvet 29C, 1700 Kbh. V, near Kødbyen, http://fermentoren.com
Good choice, also from one of the owners’ brewery, Dry & Bitter
Oldest of the new beer bars in town, 22 taps, always lots of local breweries. They also have
Taphouse, Lavendelstræde 15, 1462 Kbh. K, https://taphouse.dk – with 61 taps.
N + K
Kølsters Tolv Haner
Rantzausgade 56, 2200 Kbh. N, https://da-dk.facebook.com/tolvhaner
Good, organic beer, mostly brewed by the owner’s onkel. Good cider, too. Casual, nice atmosphere.
Griffenfeldsgade 52, 2200 Kbh. N, https://olsnedkeren.dk
Also beer from their own brewery.
Gormsgade 25, 2200 Kbh. N, https://www.brewersinc.dk
Hand-brewed and “small batch” beers on tap.
Barr, Strandgade 93, 1401 Kbh K, http://restaurantbarr.com
Also food. Brew their own beer to match it.
Good, local breweries, worth looking for on tap:
Dry & Bitter
Skindergade 3, 1159 Kbh. K, http://barvin.dk
Good food, too.
Natural wines and a kitchen with a bit of nice food.
Fensmarkgade 27, 2200 Kbh. N, http://å.dk
Natural wines and a bit of food. Casual, good atmosphere.
Jægersborggade 52, 2200 Kbh. N, http://terroiristen.dk
Open Wed-Sat 17-23 PM, charcuterie and a little food.
Stranden 10, 1061 Kbh. K, http://www.vedstranden10.dk
Specialist in Austrian wine – nice place, okay food, a bit pricey.
Gammel Mønt 14, 1117 Kbh. K, http://rvinbar.dk
Fine, classic wine and good bar food.
Baggesensgade 13 København N
Second place at Enghavevej 24, 1770 Kbh. V, https://da-dk.facebook.com/Vinhanen
the wine is drawn directly out of larges tanks – which keeps the prices low – and you can take your wine home. Casual and nice location. Charcuterie
N + V
With Mirabelle (see above) probably Copenhagen’s best bread.
At Jægersborggade 9, 2200 Kbh. N
Store Kongensgade 46, 1264 Kbh. K
Classensgade 33, 2100 Kbh. Ø
Amagerbrogade 48, 2300 Kbh. S
N + K + Ø + S
Enghave Plads 7, 1670 Kbh V,
good bread and cakes
Sønder Boulevard 53, 1720 Kbh. V, https://www.kihoskh.dk
open from 8 am – 2 am
Juno – the bakery, Århusgade 48, 2100 Kbh. Ø, https://da-dk.facebook.com/junothebakery
Bakery and coffee. Opened in November 2017, top quality from a former noma chef.
SWEETS, ICE CREAM
Conditorie La Glace
Skoubougade 3, 1158 Kbh. K, http://laglace.dk
Classic Copenhagen cafe operating since 1870 with cream cakes, Danish pastry etc. Open daytime and also for breakfast – off the walking street.
Sankt Peders Stræde 26, 1453 Kbh. K, https://da-dk.facebook.com/DessertdragensKagevaerksted
Cakes and pastries made with high quality and seasonal ingredients. No seating.
Islands Brygge 11, 2300 Kbh. S
One of the city’s best ice cream spots for some years.
Also at Kølsters Tolv Haner, Rantzausgade 56, 2200 Kbh. N (see below) from May 2018.
Great sicilian ice cream for a generation.
V + N
Alice Ice Cream and Coffee
Markmandsgade 1, 2300 Kbh. S
New spot, top quality ice cream made in small batches, traditional flavors and experiments. Coffee from Koppi.
Nørregade 36B (buy and see production) and 24 (buy), 1165 Kbh. K, https://soemods-bolcher.dk
Old fashion hand-made drops/sweets.
Jægersborggade 36 (see above), http://karamelleriet.com
SHOPPING – and snacks
Opened in 2011 as a market, now there are also a lot of places to get at a bite to eat and drink.
Open daily 10-19, Friday until 20, Saturday until 18 and Sunday 11-17.
Coffee collective, http://coffeecollective.dk
Grød, http://groed.com – porridge bar, nice, a bit hipster
Omegn, http://omegn.com – (closed now, hopefully only temporarily) – big choice of local food from small producers – cheese, charcuterie, beer, juice, bread from The Bread Station etc.
Hija de Sánchez, http://www.hijadesanchez.dk – tacos and ice cream from the former dessert chef at noma. Opens in May for the season. She’s also in Kødbyen at Slagterboderne 8, and in November ‘17 she opened her first restaurant,
Sanchez, Istedgade 60, 1650 Kbh. V
Mikkeller & Friends Bottleshop,
Taste the good coffee at Coffee Collective, the bread from Meyers Bakery, Terroiristen’s natural wine, candy from Karmelleriet, porridge and risotto at Grød – also in Torvehallerne – and visit Manfreds for brunch and good meal for a reasonable price – young atmosphere.
every Saturday on Sankt Jakobs Plads in Østerbro
…from Slow Food Presidia, Thorup strand, in Jutland, is sold from 800HM Jammerbugt, a fishing boat anchored at Havnegade 52 in Nyhavn. http://www.thorupstrandfisk.dk/koeb-fisk/kutteren-hm800
Also small fish dishes to eat on the top deck, when the weather is good.
Frederiksborggade 4, 1360, Kbh. K
Iconic, organic butcher – and their organic cheese shop around the corner in Rosenborggade.
Rosenvængets Alle 7A, 2100 Kbh. Ø, http://www.gourmandiet.dk
Organic butcher with great meat and a place to eat.
Det lille grøntorv
Small vegetable store with products from local organic and biodynamic farms. Serves a light dinner on some Fridays. Honored with The Gastronomic Academy’s award in April 2018.
Rødder og vin
Ravnsborggade 8, 2200 Kbh. N, http://rodderogvin.dk
Natural wines, beer, cider.
The Irma chain of supermarkets, http://irma.dk has lots of organic food and generally good quality – with matching prices. There are several around town.
Saxogade 77, 1662 Kbh. V, http://loes-market.dk
Package-free daily groceries, organic. ‘The best garbage is the kind we don’t make’.
Kronprinsensgade 5, 1114 Kbh. K, https://www.perchs.dk
Old fashioned tea shop with good tea and a classic English tea salon upstairs.
Kompanistræde 30, 1208 Kbh. K, https://www.singtehus.dk
Japanese style tea.
Ravnsborggade 13, 2200 Kbh N
Kunst og køkkentøj
Bernikowgården, Østergade 26, 1100, Kbh. K, http://kogk.dk
Kitchen utensils and cookbooks
Go Green Copenhagen
Website, where you can find out where to eat, buy, play sustainably.
WONDERFUL outside of Copenhagen
Good local food and rooms in a chateau in the classic vegetable farming area ‘Lammefjorden’
Cosy atmosphere, good food, on Zealand’s north coast.
Organic farm with restaurant, shop and bakery. Also on the north coast.
Stengården’s gårdbutik (Farm shop)
Høveltevej 40, 3460 Birkerød, http://stengaardenoko.dk
Organic farm and shop, now also with a cafe. Open every day/afternoon
Eriksholmvej 26, 4390 Vipperød, http://muldpanettet.dk
Organic farm, dinners and lots of cultural life.