I love food. One of the reasons I love travelling is being able to sample some incredible dishes around the world, made from fresh ingredients and using recipes passed down through generations.
Food markets are also always high on my list of places to visit, as this is where you are likely to find in-the-know locals enjoying great food at reasonable prices (not hiked up for tourists).
One of the more memorable places on my recent trip to Copenhagen (read about it here), was the visit to Torvehallerne food market, a collection of over 60 shops and stands selling everything from porridge to fresh fish and meat to the traditional Danish smørrebrød.
We walked past award-winning Sushi Lovers (www.sushilovers.dk) who have participated in the World Sushi Cup, Hallernes Smørrebrød (www.hallernes.dk) where we stopped for the ubiquitous Danish snack and sipped freshly-brewed Galapagos coffee at Resso Café (http://www.yelp.co.uk/biz/resso-coffee-bar-og-retail-k%C3%B8benhavn).
There is something here for everyone and I wished my stomach (and wallet) were bigger so I could try some more of the amazing food on offer. One interesting place was Palæo (www.palæo.dk), a restaurant serving “Stone Age food”, using simple ingredients that would have been available during the prehistoric period.
If you are in Copenhagen, I would definitely recommend a visit to Torvehallerne. Your stomach will thank you for it!
Torvehallerne – The Details
Where: Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, 1360, København K, Denmark. Torvehallerne is only a few minutes walk from Nørreport Station
When: Mon-Thur 10-19, Friday 10-20, Saturday 10-18, Sunday 10-17. Coffee shops and some stalls open earlier.
How much: Denmark isn’t cheap but Torvehallerne prices aren’t aimed at tourists. The smørrebrød in my pic was 52,00Kr (about £5) and coffee is broadly comparable to UK coffee chain prices. Danish krone is currently 10.2kr to £1. Dividing the price by 10 usually does the trick.