Torvehallerne: Eating Around Copenhagen’s Best Food Market

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.

Torvehallerne Food Market
Torvehallerne Food Market
Fresh fish
Torvehallerne Food Market
Tasty cheese

We walked past award-winning Sushi Lovers ( who have participated in the World Sushi Cup, Hallernes Smørrebrød ( where we stopped for the ubiquitous Danish snack and sipped freshly-brewed Galapagos coffee at Resso Café (

Torvehallerne Food Market
Torvehallerne Food Market
Coffee menu at Resso Café
Torvehallerne Food Market
Baked treats at Resso Café

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.palæ, 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.

Torvehallerne Food Market
Wines and oils

18 thoughts on “Torvehallerne: Eating Around Copenhagen’s Best Food Market

  1. Angie (FeetDoTravel) says:

    Oh this is fabulous! I also love food 🙂 Check out that coffee menu, you and I would stay there all day lol. It’s always wonderful sampling local menus and the stone age idea is fantastic! I will be sure to check this out when I visit Copenhagen so thank you!

  2. Lisa says:

    See, this is where I get into trouble, I love food markets but my eyes are always bigger than my stomach. That being said, I usually go back to the hotel with bags of goodies! This market looks delicious!

    • Travel Lexx says:

      Thanks Stephanie! I will try anything when it comes to places like this! Definitely try and visit if you’re in Copenhagen!

  3. Marcelle Simone Heller says:

    I love to visit food markets, too. Also the difference between food markets in Asia, South America, South Africa and Europe are most interesting and topic for a blog post itself. Lovely pictures from Torvehallerne food market. I’m getting instantly hungry 😉

  4. Garth says:

    Hmm I’m not sure how we missed this place when we visited, looks great!! We love going to markets abroad and sometimes separate up – as I love taking photos, and Phil is a massive foodie and would have loved it. The stone age food place sounds interesting too, I wonder what that’s like, did you try it? I’ve bookmarked your post Alexei for a future trip.

    • Travel Lexx says:

      Thanks Garth – this one is a bit more upmarket than Papiroen which is more about street food. I didn’t try the stone age one but definitely next time!

  5. Rob+Ann @TravelLatte(.net) says:

    Hmmm…I wonder if we can just move in at Resso Cafe? No, I suppose we can’t live on coffee and pastries alone (though it’s worth trying!)…but the cheese place is close by, right? I think a plan is coming together here. 🙂 Looks fantastic – thanks for putting it on our radar!

    • Travel Lexx says:

      I have seriously considered this! I could be one of those digital nomads and just base myself there! I can’t wait to go back!

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