Copenhagen is a foodie’s dream destination! From the delicious and unique stalls of Paper Island, the freshly caught seafood at Torvehallerne Market to the Meat Packing District, Koedbyen which offers many amazing places to nibble at!
There is a real rawness to the Meat Packing District in Copenhagen. It’s definitely a very nourishing experience to wander around the many old stalls, that are still whitewashed with the original tiles and wide open spaces from when this trading area was created.
In so many ways, the market is similar to its big brother, the Meat Packing District in New York City (though a little smaller).
Take a look below.
What is Koedbyen?
Once a thriving community of traders that served the wider city of Copenhagen, the Meat Packing District, Koedbyen is now less of a necessity for food and more of a delicious place to buy raw ingredients and find rustic restaurants that line the pathways themselves.
Today you can peruse the many offerings at the Thai supermarket, pick up some tendered joints at the local butcher, visit its many moorish restaurants and even grab yourself a takeout from the epic Tommi´s Burger Joint (on the benches before going out on Vesterbro). All the charisma from the old days is still authentically there which is now infused with many contemporary foodie delights.
Some favourite’s from inside Koedbyen?
The line up of restaurants is as wide in variety as like many other top markets in Europe! There’s food from Italian, burgers, Indian, classic Danish cuisine, grilling meat and way more.
Sidebar: This is also an artistic place with entrepreneurs of fashion, bicycle mechanics, architects, galleries, photographers, bars and nightclubs.
Koedbyen is very exciting and sometimes they host different events – street food days, the day of coffee, wine festivals, from the ground to the table…etc and these events ultimately result in a melting pot of local foodies and tourists coming together to discuss and eat.
5 delicious places to grab a bite to eat:
1.) Aunt T, Tea Store – the perfect place to find a delicious range of teas and spiced hot drinks that are pretty fantastic in the winter months!
Address: Aunt T, Flæsketorvet 22-24, 1711
2.) Mother, an Italian restaurant with a homely twist. Try some of their home-made penne pasta and rich lasagne that has gained quite a following in Copenhagen.
Address: Mother, Høkerboderne 9-15, 1712
3.) Kødbyens Fiskebar: This is all about the freshest seafood in all the city. The whole vibrancy of the restaurant is made even better by the delicious and healthy food choices that it offers its guests.
Address: Kødbyens Fiskebar
Flæsketorvet 100 1711
4.) Im a Kombo: Creates fashionably delicious freshly baked street food that’ll leave you feeling full and rather satisfied with your exploration of Kødbyens.
Address: Im a Kombo
Høkerboderne 12, 1712
5.) World Café Mandela: Is the perfect place to start your weekend! Head here for a moorish brunch consisting of freshly brewed coffee, local seasoned fish and a delicious array of fruits.
Address: World Café Mandela
Halmtorvet 13 E, 1700
When is the best time for you to visit?
There’s never a bad time to visit, though if you’re planning to make a whole evening of it, head here early evening on Friday or Saturday!
Why you must visit Koedbyen?
The best thing about Koedbyen is that you can literally spend all evening (and the early hours of the morning) within the vicinity. It’s a great place to start your evening in one of the many restaurants, which can be quickly followed with a trip to one of the many art galleries, ‘underground’ clubs and bars that fill the area. For locals, it’s a perfect combination and way to spend a weekend out in the town!