Over the last few years, there’s been a huge revival in the amazing cuisine within Copenhagen – especially with the number one restaurant Noma and lately Geranium, which is the first Danish restaurant to be honoured with not one but three Michelin stars! Then again, there’s a whole array of delicious street markets and stalls that get overlooked by many visitors to this wonderful city. Easily put – Copenhagen has got its game face on when it come to food and is definitely worth a culinary exploration!
No visit to Copenhagen is complete without visiting one of the scrumptious foodie delights like Papirøen (Paper Island) where Copenhagen’s Street Food Market is in full swing! Stuck for ideas on where to eat? Well, Simon from Chessy Burger lives in Copenhagen and decided to share some of his top tips on devouring the most amazing delights at Copenhagen’s most delicious market!
If you’re thinking of visiting Copenhagen, make sure you also check out our complete guide of what you must see, do and eat in this wonderful city!
Why you must visit Paper Island?
The island is primarily made up of some post industrial halls that once served as the buzzing heartland of Copenhagen’s paper industry – hence it’s name Paper Island! 🙂 Perched on Christianshavn with a view to the Opera, the Royal Danish Playhouse and Amalienborg Castle (where the royal family has its residence), the halls have now come alive once again with something much more delicious than papers… food! 😉
Paper Island is, in my opinion, one of Copenhagen’s best and most authentic that is run and operated by a local association of traders that maintain its charm and deliciousness with a multitude of unique shacks, yurts and artistic creations that serve some of the city’s best grub.
When is the best time for you to visit?
Open every day, Paper Island can be enjoyed at any time, with peak times being on weekends and early evening. Unlike the common saying of ‘escape the crowds’, visiting is made even more fun with lots of likeminded hunger-driven peers that all come together to create one of the best atmospheres in the city.
What’s the idea behind Paper Island?
The concept is all about extremely delicious food…no surprises there but, it’s also given a chance for some of Denmark’s most dedicated and passionate foodies to share their recipes with us all to eat, enjoy and devour!
The idea behind the market is that it provides very seasonal cuisine that often changes weekly depending on the weather and the type of food that’s just come into season. The market has been created, for visitors and locals alike, to enjoy affordable and tasty meals from all across the region while still supporting local traders.
7 Places You Should Eat At…
There’s a whole array of delicious meals to enjoy, from freshly prepared pulled pork tacos, smoking hot ribs, South Asian dishes and some of the best burgers in all the city!
1.) Fat Burger
In the farthest corner of the warehouse, Fat Burger is a joint which serves a pretty epic surf and turf burger that towers over any other burger you’ve experienced! Their burgers are made from fresh local beef that supports local farmers and industry too.
On the opposite side of the hall is Bulko, which serves Korean street food and an amazing Tteok that you must try! If you want a meal that’s really hearty, try Bulko’s Korean BBQ of crispy dumplings, shallow fried chicken and other juicy meats!
3.) Copper and Wheat
This food studio was just born to showcase some pretty delicious cuisine. Try their Belgian fries that are triple fried in duck fat and verdensret that is made totally from scratch!
4.) Hand Made
Fancy an epic open sandwich? Take a bite out of Hand Made where they serve some pretty epic Danish sandwiches that are priced around 75DKK.
No meal would be complete without a dessert, right?!? Head over to Cheesecaken to try these American style cheesecakes with a Scandinavian twist! A top favourite is the chocolate cheesecake that’s made with three different types of chocolate!
One of the favourite dishes to try at Ishytten has to be their freshly ‘griddled’ waffles and desserts that’ll satisfy every sweet-tooth fiend! If you’re looking for something a little less sweet, try their home-made pastries that are freshly cooked throughout the day!
Columbian Street Food at its best – this amazing venue is one of the best places to try a taste of Columbia! If you want to try a truly moorish dish, take a big bite outta some empanadas, their homemade guacamole and fried plantains!
Top tip for groups:
If you will be absolutely sure to have a table or are gathering some friends, than you can reserve a table at Paper Island in the middle, so you do not have to split up or lose yourself in a heavenly array of dishes! 🙂
Where is it?
Warehouse 7 & 8
1436 Copenhagen K