Delicious and unique food abounds in Copenhagen, Denmark, but a definite highlight can be found on Papirøen (Paper Island) at the Copenhagen Street Food market. Based in an old warehouse with views of the opera building and Copenhagen’s canals, Papirøen provides a tasty and scenic escape from the somewhat crowded city center. Continue reading to learn about the unique design and food you’ll find on Papirøen at the Copenhagen Street Food market.
Getting to Papirøen
Papirøen, an island in on the east bank of the harbor, requires a bit of walking to reach—but it is entirely worth it. From centrally located Norrebro, you can take the yellow line of the metro, getting off at the stop for Christianshavn. From Christianshavn, it is about a 15 minute walk to Papirøen. Copenhagen Street Food market is located in Warehouse 7 and 8 on Trangravsvej 14.
The Papirøen Copenhagen Street Food market is open on Monday through Wednesday from 12 to 9 pm, Thursday through Saturday from 12 to 10 pm, and Sunday from 12 to 9 pm although some carts might close earlier.
A feast for your eyes …
Upon entering the former warehouse, you’ll notice that it has been transformed into a hipster mecca perfect for your newest Instagram Story. The food stalls and trucks within the warehouse are completely different from any others that you’ve seen before. From an old, bright green bus serving coffee, to a little wooden house selling burgers, and colorful carts selling Korean street food, you’ll need to walk around to take it all in. In the center of it all, is a large area surrounded by old windows that has become a make-shift dining space full of picnic tables and benches. Each of the tables is equipped with lit candles, creating an even more unique atmosphere. You’ll also see foosball tables, perfect for a game with friends or family, and an events board. When the weather is warm enough, the fun continues outside with more picnic benches and spots for you to eat your food by the water.
And for your belly …
After doing a lap around the interior of the warehouse to see the incredible designs of the food stalls and to check out the menus, it’s time to order a meal. The advantage of travelling with family or friends is that you can order various dishes at Papirøen to share. Selecting a meal from one of the many places is difficult as the selection is so varied, but I’d suggest trying something from the following stalls.
For a hearty meal, try Copper and Wheat, serving Belgian fries fried in duck fat (40 DKK / ~6 USD) with whatever main they are serving that week (their menu changes weekly). I tried one of their fantastic stews and I can say that it was flavorful and perfectly complimented the fries.
Another flavorful option is Fat Burger, which, as the name suggests, serves burgers. Order a freshly made burger served with pickles, cheese, and a spicy sauce.
Tasty drinks to tantalize your tastebuds
If it is chilly during your visit to Papirøen, you may want to warm up with a cup of coffee. Head straight to the bright green van—The Silver Streak Coffee Club—for your favorite hot beverage. I’d recommend their cappuccino. Prices vary, but many drinks cost around 30 DKK / ~4.50 USD.
If you are craving a beer to accompany your meal, Stormly is your best bet. At Stormly, you’ll find organic beers crafted by local microbreweries.
Make the most of your visit
Next to the Papirøen Copenhagen Street Food market, you’ll find the Experimentarium, which is a large kid-friendly science and technology museum with hands-on activities for adults and children alike. Nearby, you’ll also find the bohemian Christiana and the stunning Church of Our Savior with its spiral spire. Add these sights to your itinerary and you will surely have a memorable and delicious day!
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