Denmark rarely gets the press it deserves when it comes to excellent food. There seems to be a misconception that food in Denmark is bland and unappealing. Fellow foodies, how wrong could you be? Of course, Denmark’s most famous export is its bacon. But, there is a lot more to this Scandinavian powerhouse than simply streaky bacon.
Danish cuisine is scarcely heard of outside of its borders. But, there are some truly delicious places to eat that are nothing short of perfect. The cuisine in Denmark is far from bland. It’s a treat on the palette and should be treated as such.
So, if you are heading on a foodie adventure around Scandinavia, head to these places in Denmark. You are sure to be in for a treat.
- Harry’s Place
Head to Copenhagen and you will be spoilt for choice. But, head to Harry’s Place and you are in for a genuine Danish treat. While this may look like a humble hot dog stand to you and I, this is so much more than that. Pork and beef sausages are a mainstay here. But, the sourdough bread is what makes this truly special. Parsnip mash is a favourite accompaniment within the hot dog stand.
Harry’s Place has topped Danish polls for the best fast food outlet for years. One of the best things about this is that it’s gorgeous, Danish street food that’s healthy. Harry’s Place has been established for over five decades, so he certainly knows a thing or two about good food.
- Meyers Deli
If you are keen to have a traditional Danish picnic in the heart of the Scandinavian countryside, Meyers Deli is the place to go to stock up. Sweet breads, pickles, jams and cured meats are all done to the traditional Danish standard. The deli forms part of a top restaurant run by Claus Meyer, a serious TV chef with an award winning restaurant and deli. The Danish countryside is the perfect place to go for a laid back meal. Of course, you can always have your takeaway from Diner Transportable and take in the luscious scenery around you too. Our suggestion? Take your Meyers Deli hamper and head to Frederiksberg Park.
Dyrehaven translates as ‘deer garden’ so you can imagine how truly special this place is. The pretty district of Denmark is lined with cafes and restaurants that Europe is so famous for. After all, being out and about in Europe means sampling the European cafe culture. Dyrehaven is a dream come true for those that want to soak up the traditional way of life in Denmark. The lashings of Danish Hancock lager that are served amongst open sandwiches, compiled of flat bread, and sea bass are truly delicious.
- Herman at Nimb
If dining via the street food route has become dull and you are somewhat cold when dining al fresco, head to Herman at Nimb for a truly decadent choice. This Michelin star restaurant serves all of the classic Danish cuisine that intrepid explorers crave. Salted fish is a mainstay of the menu. Pickled herring and seasonal vegetables are a true favourite.