If you go to Copenhagen, you definitely have to visit Torvehallerne. This food market is like foodie heaven. A great place where you can taste and discover the most delicious products and will definitely get inspired.
In two big halls you’ll find over eighty stands of enthusiastic producers and a comfortable sitting area in the middle, to immediately enjoy the things you bought. It’s pretty much guaranteed that you won’t leave empty-handed. And definitely not with an empty stomach!
In this post I share some of the must-visits:
Ma Poule sells all kinds of French delicatessen: from special goat cheeses to rilette. But they’re most known for their duck sandwich. This crusty baguette with tender, almost melting duck confit (a bit similar to pulled pork, structure-wise), spicy mustard and fresh watercress is even named “best sandwich in Copenhagen”. So make sure to pay them a visit.
I wrote about restaurant Cofoco before and after my dinner I completely understand their huge success. The team opened a mini supermarket in Torvehallerne, where you can buy freezer meals from their chefs. High quality ready meals, what a cool idea!
At Il Fornaio you find the most beautiful Italian products. Sicilian capers in salt for example, or polenta with truffle and Savoiardi (the real Italian lady finger cookies).
Coffee Collective sells what is maybe the best cup of coffee in Copenhagen. They take coffee very seriously here: they roast the beans themselves, only work with professional barista’s and even have their own coffee education program. They also pay much attention to a better future for the farmers they work with. This is good coffee with a story.
The chocolate products from Summerbird don’t only look pretty (you would buy them for their packaging only!), but are also of high quality. I absolutely loved the Valencia almonds with a layer of dark Valrhôna chocolate and subtle hint of sea salt.
At Grød you find the most delicious porridge (oatmeal) and risotto in Copenhagen. The original restaurant in the city is very popular and this is their second location. In Torvehallerne there is less seating space, but they do offer the same menu and sell all kinds of products to use at home. Soon more about that on TLT!
Still hungry? Then try the creative pizza’s-to-go from Gorm (ever had a pizza with horsemeat and broccoli?), the traditional smørrebrød from Hallernes or the famous omelette wraps from “primal” chain Paleo. And be sure to check out my favorite spots for breakfast, brunch and lunch in Copenhagen.