THE ULTIMATE FOOD GUIDE TO COPENHAGEN (WITH VEGAN RECOMMENDATIONS)

Where to eat

My Poke

My Poke makes the most amazing Hawaiian Poke balls! They have several restaurants around Copenhagen, so no matter where you are staying there is probably one close by. The food is super healthy and makes you feel so happy and energised. As an extra plus you can pretty much customise your balls as much as you want.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

The Organic Boho

The Organic Boho is a 100% vegan café close to the tourist attraction Christiania. It’s a breakfast and lunch place, with a smaller range of dishes. I personally would recommend trying their brunch platter!

Be aware that: the café is pretty small so if you are going to brunch in the weekend or during holiday season you need to be there pretty early to be sure to get a table.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Grillen

Grillen is a burger bar, and have two locations in Copenhagen. You buy a set menu which includes a bruger, fries and sauce. The burgers a super basic and you chose the topics you want yourself (a bit like the chain Five Guys). If you do decide to visit Grillen make sure to try their milkshake! Their homemade lemonade is also amazing.

Price: cheap

Vegan friendliness
However, they do have a vegetarian option!

Cox and Cows

Cox and Cows is also a burger bar, but more ‘high end’ than Grillen. They are a chain and have restaurants spread all over Copenhagen. They have a great selection of burgers, but also offers a small selection of other dishes including certain salads and hot wings. Although I would definitely recommend to choose their burger! Especially their vegetarian burger is amazing. As a last note, all their restaurants have a bar that make super good (although a bit overpriced) cocktails.

Be aware that: if you are going for dinner or during the weekend you will generally have to make a reservation.

Price: average to high

Vegan friendliness
Sadly they only have one vegan burger, BUT their vegan aioli are incredible.

Wulf and Konstali

Wulf and Konstali are a bakery that also serves brunch, and offers different to-go salads and sandwiches. Their baked goods are amazing, and their brunch is definitely one of my favourites in Copenhagen!

Be aware that: they have two places which are both located a little outside the center of Copenhagen, so if you’re staying very central you will have to take the metro or a bus there. Also, they are very popular so if you don’t want to have to wait for a table, you will need to be there early. They don’t take reservations.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness
Although they would get 5 stars for vegetarian friendliness!

Høegs

Høegs is a smaller brunch place located pretty central in Copenhagen, with a huge breakfast selection, and great outdoor seating. You choose one of 3 overall menus and then add as many little extra dishes you want, so that you customise your meal yourself.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Hafnia

Hafnia is located right in the center of Copenhagen, in walking distance to pretty much any tourist attraction or shopping place. Their interior are seriously Insta-worthy, and their food is absolutely amazing. Most of their menu is vegetarian, however, they do have a small selection of meat dishes. They also offer a large range of fresh juices and smoothies!

Price: cheap to average

Vegan friendliness

NoHo

Noho is a restaurant that turns into a night club in the late hours. Their food is great, their cocktails are greater, and their decor are greatest. If you end up going here, do yourself a favour and try their tuna tacos.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Natur Tørst

Natur Tørst is a plant based breakfast and lunch place that makes the most colourful and energetic food.

Be aware that: the place is located in the outer parts of Copenhagen, so if you’re staying centrally, you will have to take a bus or metro there. Also, the cafe is quite small so you may want to be there early to make sure you get a table.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Pastis

Bistro Pastis is a french bistro located in the heart of Copenhagen. Its interior design is just like you would find it in a sidewalk cafe in Paris, and their menu offers a large range of perfectly created traditional french dishes. The place is great for both lunch and dinner.

Be aware that: you generally need to make a reservation in order to get a table.

Price: expensive

Vegan friendliness
They sadly, don’t have any vegan dishes and the vegetarian offers are also close to non.

Italian Market

Italian Market is a new trendy Italian inspired dinner restaurant placed in the center of Copenhagen. They probably makes some of the best food in all of Copenhagen, and if you go there I would recommend trying one of their two taster menus where you will get over 13 small dishes. A great way to get to taste a little of everything.

Price: expensive

Vegan friendliness
However, if you inform them about being vegetarian before hand, they will be able to create a vegetarian dish for you.

Plant Power Food

Plant Power Food is a plant based cafe that strives towards producing zero waste. In other words, it is sustainable dinning. Their food is quite simplistic and super delicious, and the cafe is in walking distance from NørrePort/the center of Copenhagen. Especially their vegan chocolate truffles are a must try!

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Kongedybet

Kongedybet is a brunch place, and is located a little outside the city center (very close to Bryggen, which is a public harbour where you can swim from). Their food is a mix between the new nordic cuisine, and mediterranean food, and is all super delicious and colourful. Extra tip, their fresh made orange juice is amazing, and so is their veggie samosa!

Price: cheap-average

Vegan friendliness
But their vegetarian selection is huge!

Bazaar

Bazaar is a dinner place that are inspired by the middle eastern kitchen, and are located very central. They have some great taster menus, where you get to experience a big selection of their dishes. However, their a-la-carte menu is also amazing. The dishes are relatively simplistic, but soooo tasteful.

Be aware that: it’s generally a quite busy place, so to be save you should reserve a table

Price: average to high

Vegan friendliness

Mash

Mash are a steak house, and one of the best. They have three restaurants in the center of Copenhagen, and a few in the suburbs around Copenhagen. The place is very luxuries and offers an insanely over-the-top menu with the most amazing steaks. Some of them also offer an incredibly lavish brunch buffet.

Price: expensive

Vegan friendliness
Although the restaurant is great, their vegan and even vegetarian options are non-existent.

Sushi Lovers

Sushi Lovers is a sushi place located inside ‘Torvehallerne’ which is a large food market. It is also without discussion the best sushi place in Denmark. Their sushi is innovative, and all created by the main chef who have won several awards for his amazing sushi making skills.

Be aware that: although they do have a few seating places it’s not really a place where you can sit and eat, so it may be a better idea to get it as take-out.

Price: expensive

Vegan friendliness

Sticks’n’Sushi

Sticks’n’Sushi is a sushi chain, which have stores all across Copehagen as well in most of the suburbs to Copenhagen. They offer a more basic selection of sushi compared to Sushi Lovers, and you can be sure that everybody (even people who aren’t big sushi eaters) can find something on their menu. They also have a great selection of kids menus, and non-sushi/fish options such as duck, lamb, and steak dishes. Moreover, most of the restaurants have large bar areas, with amazing cocktails.

Be aware that: if you are planning on going to any of their very central locations during dinner time, you generally do need to make a reservation.

Price: expensive

Vegan friendliness

Hansens Gamle Familiehave

Hansens Gamle Familiehave is an old traditional restaurant, that makes classical danish dishes. If you’re a tourist and looking to try some traditional dishes, this is definitely the place to go, as you know they will be made completely authentically.

Be aware that: it is located in the outer part of Copenhagen, so if you are staying centrally, you will need to take the buss there, or be prepared for a little bit of a longer walk.

Price: expensive

Vegan friendliness

What can I say, the traditional Danish cuisine was not very concerned with vegetables.

Kafeteria SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst

SMK is a museum located in the center of Copenhagen, and their cafe – Kafeteria – is absolutely amazing. It’s very much a great example of the ‘new nordic cuisine’ and features mainly oversimplified dishes that is carried by the quality of the ingredients.

Be aware that: you don’t need to buy a ticket for the museum to visit Kafeteria, however, I would recommend to visit the museum while you’re there anyway. Also, they only serve breakfast and lunch.

Price: average to high

Vegan friendliness

Desset and Coffee places

Dessert Huset

Dessert Huset is a small dessert place that does the most over the top and lavish milkshakes, which are of course decorated to perfection. Very fun and very Insta-worthy.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness
Sadly, all their milkshakes are dairy based.

Munchies

Munchies is located central and is an ice-cream place that offers the recently famous bubble cones. Again, super delicious, and fit for the perfect Insta picture.

Price: average

The American Pie Company

The American Pie Company is a pie house located right next to ‘Strøget’, which is the main shopping street. It is a super cute little place that does the most amazing pies. Especially their coconut pie is to die for.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Nicecream

Nice cream is a vegan ice-cream store, which is located in walking distance from the center of Copenhagen. The cute little ice-cream place absolutely makes the best and most flavourful ice creams in the world. And especially their ice-cream sandwiches which are made from super delicious homemade cookies are a must try thing. Definitely worth a visit!

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Kafferiet

Kafferiet is a small coffee chain with three stores across the center of Copenhagen, all of which are located close to large tourist attractions including the Little Mermaid, Christiania, and Kings Garden. They make amazing coffee and serves it in the cutest to-go cups. Honestly, it’s almost worth buying a coffee just for the cute cups. Also, if you do go there make sure to try their cookies which are absolutely amazing!

Be aware that: although all the stores have a few chairs and such, it isn’t really a place where you can get seating.

Price: Average

Vegan friendliness
Their cakes aren’t vegan, but they offer to make the coffee or hot chocolate on a large selection of plant milk.

Thé á la Menthe

Thé á la menthe is the cutest little Moroccan tea place. They of course also have coffee and cake and all the basic things. But really, their fresh mint tea and small selection of Moroccan food is the main attraction.

Price: average

Vegan friendliness

Good areas to go for food

The Meat District

The Meat District is a small area with tons of amazing restaurants, and no matter what kind of food you’re into, you can definitely find a place you’d like to eat here. My all time favourite Chinese place is placed here, so is the above mentioned Noho, as a well as an amazing meat-and-burger place called War Pigs.

Price: differs from place to place, but are generally in the average to expensive category.

Torvehallerne

Torvehallerne are two large food halls where you can find a wide range of both dinning places and stalls that sells fresh ingredients in the shape of baked goods, vegetables, fish and meat. Torvehallerne is amongst other home to the place that makes the best sandwiches in Copenhagen and the above mentioned Sushi Lovers.

Be aware that: although the food halls does have some seating areas, it is generally more of a take-out situation. However, if you go doing summer there is a lots of outdoor seating!

Price: differs depending on the stall you buy from, but are generally in the more expensive end of the scale

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