Cheap Eats In Copenhagen, Denmark Under 5 USD

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Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 

It is not all difficult to fall in love with the city of Copenhagen. This beloved city is not only home to some of the most beautifully preserved historical sites, it is also a center of modernity and innovation in Denmark. However, it is also known to be one of the more expensive destinations in the country, especially for tourists. Don’t let this stop you from enjoying your trip, though; there are plenty of things that you can enjoy, even when you are traveling to Copenhagen on a budget! In fact, you can enjoy Copenhagen’s best eats, without having to break the bank! We’ve selected some of the best cheap eats in Copenhagen for just 5 USD or less, so with that in mind, check out our picks, and be sure not to miss these on your next trip!

1. Kodbyens Hoker

This charming little restaurant in the trendy Kodbyens district may be difficult to spot, but it serves some of the most delicious dishes in the city! Although their most popular dish, the Hoker Burger, costs a little over 5 USD, there are plenty of other delectable snacks that you can enjoy here for less. Their addictive sea salt chips are priced at just 12.00 Kr (1.32 USD) a bowl, which would be awesome with the burger, or just a can of beer. You can also grab a bite of their delicious Surdejsbrød (sourdough) at just 40.00 Kr (4.41 USD).

Kodbyens Hoker

Opening/Closing Hours: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM, Mondays–Thursdays; 9:00 AM–10:00 PM, Fridays

Address: Slagtehusgade 7A, 1715 København, Denmark

2. Hooked Seafood Kitchen

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

What started as a humble food truck has grown to become one of Copenhagen’s most popular restaurants! The Hooked Seafood Kitchen offers an extensive menu with plenty of hearty snacks and dishes - some of which go for as low as 35.00 Kr (3.87 USD)! Here, you can start off with a refreshing serving of green salad, which is priced at just 35.00 Kr (3.87 USD). You can also snack on some addictive calamari, scallop, hoisin & sesame, or tempura prawns, all of which are priced at 45.00 Kr (4.98 USD).

Hooked Seafood Kitchen

Opening/Closing Hours: 12 PM–10 PM Daily

Address: Nørrebrogade 59, 2200 Nørrebro

Website: Hooked Seafood Kitchen

3. Gasoline Grill

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Gasoline Grill is another favorite in Copenhagen. Although their burgers — ranked among the best in the world — do cost a little more than 5 USD, Gasoline Grill also offers some cheap eats that are just as great! Their organic fries, priced at just 25.00 Kr (2.78 USD) are totally addictive and best paired with some truffle salt or homemade dip. You can wash them down with homemade, organic lemonade for just 35.00 Kr (3.89 USD). If you have a sweet tooth, you can also enjoy the Grill’s Lemon or chocolate mousse, for just 35.00 Kr (3.89 USD).

Gasoline Grill

Opening/Closing Hours: 8 AM–10 PM Daily

Address: Vesterport Station

Website: Gasoline Grill

4. Gao Dumpling Bar

The Gao Dumpling Bar offers a taste of Hong Kong in Copenhagen! Although their dumplings are priced at 55.00 Kr (6.11 USD), you can pair these with some delicious eats for less than 5 USD! Their bok choy with roasted garlic oil and sweet soy or their noodles with carrot and cucumber in roasted nut sauce — both priced at priced at 30.00 Kr (USD) — are filling and delicious. There are vegan dishes available as well, such as their double fried tofu with five-spice salt, which costs just 40.00 Kr (4.44 USD), is one that you’re sure to love, whether you’re a vegan or not!

Gao Dumpling Bar

Opening/Closing Hours: 12:00 PM–10:00 PM, Monday–Saturday; 12:00 PM–8:00 PM, Sunday

Address: Blågårdsgade 3

Website: Gao Dumpling Bar

5. Samos Restaurant

Samos Restaurant offers authentic Greek fare made with the freshest ingredients! While the restaurant is better known for their generous buffet and decadent dishes, like their Kalvemorebrad (made with bacon, veal, and lobster meat), they also offer a good number of affordable eats, priced roughly around 5 USD. In addition to their buffet, a la carte staples like calamari and moussaka are available for just 49.00 Kr (5.44 USD) each. For dessert, you can also enjoy a lovely slice of cake and a cup of tea for 28.00 Kr (3.11 USD)!

Samos Restaurant

Opening/Closing Hours: 11:00 AM–11:00 PM, Monday–Sunday

Address: Skindergade 29, 1159 København K - Tlf.33 33 00 25

Website: Samos Restaurant

6. Sonny

Sonny is a casual cafe that offers healthy and affordable meals! Their selection of main dishes changes monthly and are mostly priced around 55.00 to 165.00 Kr (6.11 to 17.77 USD), though you can pair these with some delicious drinks! If you’re looking for something cold and refreshing, you should try their Sonny Juice, which is a combination of apple, ginger, turmeric, and spirulina, for just 45.00 Kr (5.00 USD). If you want something warm and comforting, you can enjoy a cup of their white or dark hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream, for just 55.00 Kr (5.55 USD). Their latte, priced at just 40.00 Kr (4.41 USD), is also great with a shot of oat milk!


Opening/Closing Hours: 7:30 AM–4:00 PM, Mondays; 7:30 PM–6:00 PM, Tuesdays–Fridays; 9:00 AM–6:00 PM, Saturdays; 9:00 AM–4:00 PM, Sundays

Address: Rådhusstræde 51466 Copenhagen K

Website: Sonny

7. Grød

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Who says porridge has to be bland and boring? Grød serves warm and comforting porridge dishes that are anything but! For just 45 Kr (4.99 USD) you can enjoy their best-selling oat porridge, served with organic whole milk, apples, and your choice of either caramel syrup and granola, or roasted almonds. For a savory porridge, you can try the Risengod, served with organic butter and your choice of cinnamon sugar or terramon sugar. If you’re willing to pay a bit more, you can even make your own porridge, with three toppings of your choice - for just 50 Kr (5.55 USD)!


Opening/Closing Hours: 7:30 AM–9:00 PM, Mondays–Fridays; 9:00 AM–9:00 PM, Saturdays–Sundays

Address: Rådhusstræde 51466 Copenhagen K

Website: Grød

8. Dyrehaven Bar

Although their larger meals cost more than 5.00 USD, Dyrehaven Bar is still a great place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a sweet treat, if you are on a budget. In particular, you should try their gluten-free banana bread, topped with coconut, chocolate, mascarpone, agave syrup and roasted buckwheat, for just 40.00 Kr (4.41 USD). You can also have a bite of their Croissant or Pain Au Chocolat, priced at just 22.00 kr (2.43 USD). These pastries go wonderfully with their Cafe Au Lait or a cup of their Americano, both at just 25.00 Kr (2.76 USD).

Dyrehaven Bar

Opening/Closing Hours: 10:00 AM–02:00 AM, Mondays–Thursdays; 9:00 AM–02:00 AM, Fridays–Sundays

Address: Sdr. Boulevard 72, 1720 Copenhagen V

Website: Dyrehaven Bar

9. Rita’s Smørrebrød

Source: Photo by user Maria Eklind used under CC BY-SA 2.0

If you want something quick, but satisfying, you can’t go wrong with Rita’s Smørrebrød’s delectable open-faced sandwiches, many for as low as 14.00 Kr (1.54 USD) apiece! Some of their must-tries include their tomato, pesto, and mozzarella sandwich, as well as their chicken, curry mayo, and bacon sandwich. You’re also sure to love their cheese sandwiches! You can choose from either mild cheese, strong cheese, or brie, all priced at just 30.00 Kr (3.31 USD) apiece! All of their sandwiches are served on rye bread, but you may opt for white bread for an added fee of just 3.00 Kr (0.33 USD).

Rita’s Smørrebrød

Opening/Closing Hours: 7:30 PM–2:00 PM, Mondays–Fridays

Address: Fælledvej 11, 2200 København N, CVR

Website: Rita’s Smørrebrød

10. Banana Joe's

Who doesn’t love a good, juicy burger? This humble, one-man store serves some of the best burgers in Copenhagen, and at reasonable prices, too! Try their classic burger, priced at 35.00 Kr (3.86 USD) or their Luksusburger, made with 150g beef patties, for just 45.00 Kr (4.95 USD). If you are a vegetarian, you can also enjoy their Vegetarbuger for just 40.00 Kr (4.40 USD). Finally, if you have a little over 5.00 USD to spare, you should definitely have the signature Banana Joe Burger, a meat pattie served with an egg on top, at just 52.00 Kr (5.73 USD)!

Banana Joe's

Opening/Closing Hours: 5:00 PM–10:00 PM, Mondays–Sundays

Address: Elmegade 18, Copenhagen 2200, Denmark

Indulge in good eats for less

Although the city is notorious for its high costs of living, there is still much that you can enjoy! Be sure to visit these awesome restaurants in Copenhagen and you can indulge in some of the city’s best eats, even when you’re sticking to a budget!

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