We’ve been to Copenhagen twice now, and if we ever visit again, we’ll definitely be going back to Torvehallerne to visit some of our favorite spots and try the food at places we still haven’t gotten to yet! There are so many great choices all in one place!
La Boca (Argentinian)
We were at Torvehallerne late one evening and a lot of the stalls were beginning to close down. We hurried through the hall trying to find someplace that was still open so we could grab a bite and came across La Boca. We had been eyeing their empanadas earlier in the day so we quickly placed an order. The chicken and chorizo was tasty with just the right amount of spice. I probably should have gotten two.
Un Mercato (Italian/pasta)
In 2017, we wandered into Un Mercato looking for a place to get out of the cold and to get something for the little one to snack on. Rosemary fries! They were so good that when we walked through Torvehallerne last month, we both recalled having the fries and decided that we needed to have them again.
Brioche Doree (French/sandwiches/sweets)
The sandwiches are good but the pastry case is a sight! The croissants, tarts, and desserts are beautiful and delicious. We found ourselves staring every time we walked by.
Laura’s Bakery (breakfast/sweets)
Laura’s Bakery is a great place to grab a quick pastry for breakfast. We have had their croissants, scones, cinnamon rolls, and snegel as well as hot chocolate and tea. You really can’t go wrong.
We discovered Grod on our first trip to Copenhagen in 2017. The restaurant offers seasonal porridges and risottos and one day for lunch we decided to split an asparagus, parmesan, and lemon oil risotto. It was so good that a few days later, we each got our own. Then one morning we found ourselves incredibly hungry and decided to give their oatmeal a try. We each got our own but decided that we loved the oatmeal with apples, almonds, and caramel. We were so excited when we went back last month and found the oatmeal was still on the menu. We even bought the Grod cookbook and have made it at home a few times. It is super filling without being too sweet!
Mikkeller and Friends Bottle Shop (beer)
If you like beer then you have to check out the Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast Series. Think about your favorite breakfast treats – pancakes, maple syrup, butter, coffee, vanilla, cocoa, and now imagine those combined with malty, toasty beer! Our favorite was the Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, which is an English oatmeal stout. Not your cup of tea? Mikkeller must have a hundred other varieties!
At Noorbohandelen, you can pick out different flavors of olive oils or vinegars, or… you can try their whiskey, rum, or snaps. Being there in December, we tried their award-winning glogg. Several times. Probably every day.
Il Mattarello (Italian/pasta)
Every time we walked past Il Mattarello it was packed. They serve beautiful fresh-made organic pasta that you can eat on the spot with a glass of wine or take home and cook.
The rows and rows of chocolates and caramels at Xocolatl are works of art! There’s something for everybody’s sweet tooth there – white, milk, dark, chocolate bars, cocoa-coated almonds, gingerbread.
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They say you can’t come to Denmark without trying smorrebrod. Smorrebrod is basically an open-faced sandwich on dark rye bread. Toppings here include herring, smoked salmon, steak tartare, shrimp, and chicken salad. If you’re not sure what to try, go for something familiar like the chicken salad or potatoes. Feeling adventurous? Try the herring – they say to eat any herring first, then any other fish, then meat, then cheese. Wash it all down with some beer or snaps. Skal!