After a food-filled tour of Stockholm and a spot of mushroom foraging this summer, my pal Lizzie and I hopped on a train bound for Copenhagen. It was so whirlwind (just over a day) that we only just scratched the surface of all the incredible food to be had there, and that I basically took no photos. Maybe it was all that natural wine?
Here’s what we managed to get up to…
Creating our ultimate fantasy porridge at Grød, a cafe that only serves this beloved brekkie comfort food (edit: they’ve since expanded their menu offerings). I went for spelt porridge with soy milk topped with chopped apple and linseeds.
Drinks down by the canal at Ved Stranden 10, a wine bar-come-enoteca with plenty on offer by the glass.
Dinner at Manfreds & Vin, the more relaxed, affordable outpost from the team at Relæ, which is just across the street, and Bror, opened by two former Noma sous chefs.
A morning at the markets, although, it seems a lacking term for Torvehallerne. The covered space has every kind of vendor, plus an outdoor produce section and so much choice for breakfast and lunch, but be warned that it’s absolutely packed on the weekend.
We went with coffee from The Coffee Collective – they buy their beans direct from farmers and roast them themselves – and lunch at Hallernes, a specialty smørrebrød spot. Sit at the bar while they prep them fresh, and the cook might even help teach you how to pronounce the name of these typical Danish open sandwiches.
…And a few punnets of the most delicious Danish strawberries, with a side of chanterelle porn.
Finally, a very lazy wander through probably the most beautiful, lush cemetery ever, Assistens Kirkegård.