Copenhagen is a foodie lovers dream that’ll send any hungry tummy into overdrive.
Over the last decade, Copenhagen has really pioneered their culinary prowess- making it one of the most delicious capital cities to visit in Europe.
Though it’s gotta be said, you don’t have to dine Michelin Star or spend a pretty penny to find a good bite to eat in this fair city.
What is Torvehallerne?
Torvehallerne is a buzzing food hall smack-bang in the city centre of Copenhagen.
Close to the busy Nørreport Street and the pristine lakes, it’s the perfect place where you can grab a handful of delicious treats to watch the sun go down on popular Dronning Louises Bridge.
What’s inside Torvehallerne?
The world is your oyster! well, the market is, at least.
There’s everything from fresh fish stands, local butcher stalls, seasonal vegetables, alcoholic beverages and moorish ready-to-eat meals.
One of the key points of Torvehallerne is that they specialise in selling some of the freshest products that aren’t often found in ‘run-of-the-mill’ markets.
One of the best surprises about Torvehallerne is that it actually has two main halls specialising in different types of groceries, small restaurants, take out places, kitchen knickknacks or the most precious of nectars; wine!
Hav for fresh seafood: Some of the best raw ingredient stalls are made up from fresh fish and with the Danish coastline being less than 10km (7 miles) away – what else would you expect?
A firm favourite little stall here in Torvehallerne has to be Hav, which in Danish means ‘the sea’.
Selling lots of different fish and shellfish the team behind Hav will help you choose the right fish for you (and your friends to enjoy). They’ll even tell you how to cook it.
Butcher Shop: Next up is the first butcher shop a French butcher selling ham, patés, duck, goose and chicken.
They have done a great job with the place, making it look and feel as authentic as possible and they offer a wide variety of French specialities to the hungry and travelling.
Go organic at the Ecological Butcher: Another butcher worth mentioning is the organic and ecological butcher.
They have some beautiful cuts of meat, veal, pork, chicken and even more – their staff always recommend the very best meats and will answer any question about the source of their products.
Cook Mediterranean at the Turkish Butcher: Last but not less important is the delicious Turkish Butcher! Here, you will find lots of fresh cuts of lamb, veal and chicken – which can even be bought ready spiced.
It’s a perfect place to buy your meats in the summer months, especially if you’re planning a summer BBQ or outdoor feast!
Don’t forget vegetables and flowers: Beyond meats and shellfish, there are literally tens of stalls that offer some of the juiciest and colourful fruits in all of Copenhagen.
Take a wander through the halls and discover some of the fresh spices, cheesemongers and the pretty darn yummy Chinese deli!
Torvehallerne is also a great place to pick up and discover some of Denmark’s beautiful flowers and potted plants.
Many of the flower stalls are just outside the halls themselves and smell totally amazing in the summer months!
Browse the permanent stalls
Gorm’s pizza heaven: Grab a slice of homemade pizza at Gorm’s, it really is pizza heaven!
It’s a perfect little stall to satisfy your hangry self, especially with their (just baked) thin & crusty buns and seasonal toppings.
Tapas your tastebuds: Tapa del Toro is casual sit down stall, where you can enjoy some yummy tapas, good conversation and a delicious array of wines.
Predominantly focused on The Basque Country cuisine (see more on visiting the Basque Country here), Tapa del Toro will be your tastebuds alive with some delicious Pintxos made from vegetables, meat, fish and freshly baked bread.
Sweet-tooth delights at Summerbird: Summerbird is Denmark’s best chocolatier, and it’s easy to see why once you’ve had a taste!
In Denmark, Summerbird is known for its extremely high-quality chocolate, truffles and yeah just about anything covered or mixed with chocolate that your heart and tastebuds can imagine! Don’t forget to try some whilst you’re at the market.
Coffee Collective: If you’re a coffee lover, hands down, you’ve got to try the Coffee Collective.
Let your nose and the aroma of coffee guide you to their market stall to discover (arguably) some of the best coffee in all of Denmark.
Top tip: try their syrup sweetened coffees that are out-of-this-world delicious.