Street Food In Copenhagen, Denmark

Street Food In Copenhagen
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The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen is a cosmopolitan city which sprawls over the islands of Amager and Zealand. The Öresund Bridge links the city to Malmo in Sweden. A visit to the historic center is interesting where you can visit the 18th-century rococo district of Frederiksstaden. In this area is the Amalienborg Palace, home to the Danish royal family. Dating from the Renaissance era, the Rosenborg Castle can also be seen, with its beautiful gardens. The country’s crown jewels are kept here. The 19th century Tivoli Gardens amusement park and pleasure garden in the city is the second-oldest amusement park in the world. The 17th-century Nyhavn is a harbor on the waterfront and an entertainment area offering all types of evening fun. The Little Mermaid on the Langelinie promenade is a must visit. The bronze statue was made by Edvard Eriksen. Copenhagen offers a tantalizing array of dining options. Below you can explore a selection of the street food in Copenhagen, Denmark.

1. Grød (Porridge)

A delicious bowl of Grød.
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Grød, which literally translates to porridge, is a popular café in Copenhagen. Their specialty naturally is Grød itself. The café produces creative dishes, including spelt porridge with puréed chestnuts, toasted almonds, and apple. This is not your average porridge. Their signature dish is a bowl of oat porridge service with dulce de leche caramel, apples and toasted almonds. A takeaway service is also on offer. Grød can be found at several locations — Jægersborggade 50, Hall 2 of “Torvehallerne”.at Stade 8A and Strandgade 95 in Copenhagen.

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Grød has also opened up at Falkoner Alle 34, 2000 Frederiksberg

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2. Burgers in Copenhagen

Tasty gourmet burger with chips
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For the finest burgers, head to Haché Gourmet Burgers. This eatery produces the tastiest burgers using only the freshest raw materials. Sesame buns are freshly baked each day and the burgers are made of Danish beef or French chicken and served with a homemade dressing. Burgers come with red onion, fresh salad, homemade mayonnaise and pickled cucumber. Visitors can choose how long the burgers should be cooked and anyone with food allergies is provided for. You can find Haché Gourmet Burgers at Rømersgade 20 in Copenhagen.

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3. Rød pølse: Hot dogs in Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is world famous for its delicious hot dogs. These aren’t just a sausage on a bun. Hot dogs are served from the classic Danish ‘pølsevogn’, which was introduced in Copenhagen is 1920. Many of the street food vendors still use these classic hot dog stands throughout the city. Made from the finest ingredients, the hot dogs are served with all the trimmings. For those with a natural bent, there is also an organic hot dog stand by the name of DØP, which uses all natural and organic ingredients. DØP can be found at Round Tower and the Church of the Holy Ghost, both located in central Copenhagen.

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4. Smørrebrød (Open-faced sandwiches)

Smørrebrød on table
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Forget sandwiches with two slices of bread. Smørrebrød, or open-faced sandwiches, are the way to go at Copenhagen and Denmark as a whole. There are restaurants dedicated to these sandwiches all over Copenhagen where you can enjoy them for lunch or dinner. Basically, smørrebrød is a slice of rye bread piled high in elegant style with all kinds of ingredients. Restaurants cater for vegetarians and carnivores alike by including vegetable options, meat, pate or fish. One of the best places to enjoy smørrebrød is Selma at Rømersgade 20 in Copenhagen.

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5. Durum shawarma (doner kebab)

שווארמה צמחונית בטורטיה
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Durum shawarma or doner kebab is a Turkish recipe, made from meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie. The seasoned beef, chicken or pork is stacked up in a cone shape and slowly turned on the rotisserie until it is cooked. The meat is served stuffed into a pita, flatbread or other bread to form a type of sandwich, along with salad or vegetables. One of the best places in Copenhagen to enjoy durum shawarma is Beyti Restaurant, located at Blågårdsgade 1.

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6. Medisterpølse (pork sausage)

Medisterpølse wrapped in bacon
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Medisterpølse is made coarsely-ground spicy pork mixed with suet and stuffed into a sausage casing. The sausage is found on hot dog stands throughout the city and is best eaten with roasted onion. It is spicier than the average hot dog and resembles a bratwurst. The sausage is traditionally eaten with a side of chocolate milk. Sometimes it comes wrapped in a cozy blanket of bacon and served with French fries.

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7. Mørbradbøffer (pork tenderloin)

Pork tenderloin
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Mørbradbøffer is one of many typical Danish dishes and consist of pork tenderloin, fried up in butter and then marinated with heavy cream. Sometimes the locals like to add mozzarella cheese or bacon slices for extra flavor or spice it up with a pinch of cayenne pepper. Mørbradbøffer is traditionally served with mushrooms and fried onions with a side of salad or potatoes. One of the best restaurants to sample this dish is Restaurant Fridas, located at Gammel Kongevej 5 in Copenhagen.

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8. Fiskefrikadeller (fish cakes)

Hjemmelavet remoulade, kartofler med ramsløg og fiskefrikadeller med asparges, laks og rejer (5734178372)
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Fiskefrikadeller is codfish mixed up with onions, dill, parsley and fresh lemon juice and formed into fish cakes. These are often dipped into a remoulade sauce or served with boiled potatoes and fresh vegetables. One of the best restaurants to sample this dish is Cap Horn, located at Nyhavn 21 in Copenhagen.

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9. Flæskesteg sandwiches (roast pork sandwiches)

Grillad flæskesteg
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Flæskesteg, or roast pork sandwiches, are famed for their deliciousness. They are made by taking slices of roast pork, complete with that tasty crackling, and heating them on a grill. The slices are then served in a soft, white bread bun with a topping of pickled cucumbers, braised red cabbage, and mayonnaise. One of the best places to enjoy this treat is at Isted Grill, a late-night snack restaurant which has been running for around 30 years. You can find Isted Grill at Istedgade 92 in Copenhagen.

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10. Hindbærsnitte (Raspberry bars)

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For those who fancy a visit to a great bakery, Hindbærsnitte (raspberry bars) must not be missed. This tasty item is made with two slices of cake, with a thin layer of raspberry jam inside. The bars are often topped with a sweet icing. Enjoy some of the best Hindbærsnitte in the city at Laura’s Bakery, located at Strandvejen 70 in Copenhagen.

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Have fun on your visit to Copenhagen, Denmark

We hope you have enjoyed this selection of some of the best street food in Copenhagen, Denmark. Have an exciting and enjoyable visit!

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