Eating in Copenhagen

 Copenhagen, Copenhagen, the city of cyclists and absolutely no billboards, tons of cafe’s and happy people! If its gastronomy, then it’s got to be Noma, but while you’re passing time, there’s a little bit of tradition to be sampled across the city.

Smørrebrød is a Danish platter of open sandwiches with lots of differnt toppings. Usually a slice of rye bread (oh heavens! what rye breads baketh here in this fair city, that a chef be weak in the knees!). I went to Restaurant Peder Oxe but there are also the following that are considered top-topping for sandwiches: Ida Davidsen and Sløtskælderne. 

Here’s what I had at Peder Oxe:

The menu at Peder Oxe!
Beef tartare, herrings, smoked eel

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Of course, no visit to Denmark can be complete with true Danish pastry! Here’s where you can find emergency aid:

Gregersen Bageri & Konditori

Værnedamsvej 17, st
1819 Frederiksberg C

Reinh. van Hauen bakery

Østergade 22
1100 København K

Sankt Peders Bageri

Sankt Peders Stræde 29
1453 København K

Lobescoves

Another really nice cosy place for dinner is Cafe Alma where I had a traditional Danish dish called: Lobescoves which is basically a beef and potato stew with grated pickled beetroot and and mustard. Simple, filling, hearty!

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And if you’re ever at the National Museum, which is a fantastic place to get lost in for an afternoon, their cafe is surprisingly good. I munched on chicken and bacon salad and then chocolate cake (which had a crunchy praline feuilletine layer in the middle).

Chicken, bacon salad
Choco cake
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