My trip to Copenhagen last week was much about good food experiences. Copenhagen has been known for great food for a while, Noma being the star. But Copenhagen is also a food city if you don't have the Noma kind of budget. Add friendly atmosphere, cozy areas and an urban feeling (+ great craft beer) - Copenhagen should very much be in your list of city escapes in Europe.
Having one day in the city my visit was mostly about strolling around, enjoying the vibe, doing some shopping and eating great food. This is what I recommend:
- Go to Nørrebro - this part of the city is multicultural and you find some of the hippest streets here (Elmegade and Jægersborggade). Shopping is great with unique design stores. Colorful buildings and street art makes walking around a pleasure.
- Strøget - the main shopping street is very crowded, but worth a visit as an important part of this city. And step by the Round Tower for a great view over the city.
- Vesterbro - another trendy but relaxed part of the city, and most important (in my opinion) home of Kødbyen - Copenhagen's Meatpacking District. Very cool atmosphere with restaurants placed in old butcher stores and fish halls. Loved it!
Where to eat, drink and relax with your book? These are the places I loved:
- Fleich - butcher and eatery. Dinner and lunch.
- Risteriet - great coffee and breakfast.
- RETRO Nørrebro - cool cafe with a very chilled atmosphere.
- Mirabelle bakery - great for breakfast or lunch. They make their own pasta.
- Cafe Mandela - chilled cafe/eatery with the coolest map covered bar area.
- Kødbyens Fiskebar - do fish for dinner. Or muslings. Fish and chips was great.
If you are on a budget - the Urban House is the best place to stay. It's been some years since my last hostel stay, but this was a very good experience!
Thank you for the great food Copenhagen!