Copenhagen offers some of the best street markets and food stalls in Europe! Explore The Best Street Food in Copenhagen with this guide.
Many diverse and unique street food markets and stalls can be found around the city, and there is definitely something for everyone’s taste.
From Danish delicacies to Michelin-starred chefs showcasing their culinary expertise to different worldwide local street vendors serving up their soul street food dishes – Copenhagen’s street food experiences got it all and offer excitement, newness, and diversity.
Reffen Street Food Market (Blue Taco Bar and Baobab)
Where: Reffen, Refshalevej 167, 1432 Copenhagen
Reffen, located in the industrial area of Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, is the city’s largest street food market. It is accessible by bike or taxi ferry, and public transportation. Reffen offers a wide variety of street food products and options for everyone to enjoy. While seating can be limited on sunny days, visitors can grab their food and find a spot on the sun chairs by the water. Mikkellers’ beer bar is a must-see warehouse bar located just before the street food market entrance. Amongst the many great options located at Reffen are Blue Taco and Baobab. Read more.
This food truck is one of the exceptional options found at Reffen. Blue Taco is a popular stand serving seasonal, gluten-free blue-corn tortilla tacos with imported spices and ingredients from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Another outstanding food truck found at Reffen is the hidden gem amongst West African food stalls, Baobab. This place’s reputation is rapidly spreading and among the most popular street food vendors in the city. The modest shipping container is distinguishable by its wooden sign displaying a baobab tree and wooden masks fastened to its sides. Their menu features classic dishes such as jollof rice, fried plantains, and grilled chicken, as well as lesser-known specialties like egusi soup, fufu, and suya. All of their dishes are prepared with care and the freshest ingredients, providing a genuine taste of West African cuisine. Once you place your order, you can enjoy your meal at one of the shared picnic tables with other diners.
Broens Gadekøkken (Kejser Sausage, Strangas and Poulette)
Where: Broens Gadekøkken, Strandgade 95, 1401 Copenhagen
Broens Gadekøkken, also known as ‘The bridge street market’ is a food hub that combines various street food vendors offering delicious cuisine and drinks from around the globe. This vibrant destination lets you relish in top-notch street food made by well-known Copenhagen chefs and restaurants, where prime ingredients, quality, and taste are the focus. Amongst the many great options located at Broens Gadekøkken are Kejser Sausage, Strangas, and Poulette. Read more.
One of the many great spots to try at the bridge street kitchen is Kejser Sausage. This place serves gourmet organic hot dogs created by a Michelin-starred chef. The hot dogs are made with all-natural, organic pork or beef sausage and served on a fresh brioche roll with toppings like relish, lime, and pickled red onions. If the weather allows, enjoy while sitting at one of the many picnic tables or at a nearby bench facing the Nyhavn harbor. Read more.
Another favorite to mention at The Bridge street food is Strangas serving Greek food (Strangas can also be found at Gothersgade 27 in Central Copenhagen). Enjoy the light and fluffy pita bread with your protein of choice (pork, chicken, or halloumi), sauce, greens, and fries.
Poulette is the go-to place in Copenhagen for the fried chicken burger (Poulette is located both at Broens Gadekøkken and at Nørrebro). It’s cheap, convenient, and simply amazing. The tiny street food joint offers a limited menu of sandwiches, fries, and drinks. You can also enjoy a tofu variation of the sandwich. At Nørrebro, Poulette is located next to Pompette, a wine bar owned by the same people. If the weather is nice, grab your sandwich and head to Pompette’s outdoor seating area for a perfect wine pairing. Read more.
Torvehallerne (Hallernes smørrebrød, Grød and Hija de Sanchez)
Where: Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, 1362 Copenhagen
Torvehallerne, located in the heart of Copenhagen, is comprised of two food halls – one functioning as a luxury grocery store and the other offering a variety of food options. Don’t miss out on the Confit De Canard sandwich from Ma Poule, which has been voted the best sandwich in town multiple times. On Saturdays, you can explore additional street food options from the markets located outside the halls. Torvehallerne is known for its glass market, offering fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, cheese, and ready-to-eat choices ranging from coffee and Danish pastries to sandwiches and pizza. It’s a perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, groceries, or just to browse around and discover something tasty and exciting. During sunny days, the outdoor seating area fills up quickly with people enjoying their cold drinks and food on picnic tables. Amongst the many great options found in Torvehallerne are Hallernes Smørrebrød, Grød, and Hija de Sanchez. Read more.
Hallernes Smørrebrød is a glossy corner stand displaying Instagram-worthy Danish cuisine. Hallernes smørrebrød can be found in several other places, including Tivoli Food Hall. If you’re keen on trying smørrebrød, a Danish specialty, this place is an excellent place to start. Don’t miss the pickled herring, served with apple, red onion, crème fraiche, and dill, or maybe try the leverpostej, a delicious pate, bacon, pickled berries, beetroot, and herbs combo. Read more.
Grød is for porridge lovers. Porridge is a beloved favorite in Copenhagen, and Grød does it to excellence. Grød is located in several spots throughout the city, and its success is evident in the quality of its dishes. The seasonal menu features about four different types of porridge and options, such as gooseberry chia special made with chia seed pudding, organic almond milk, and roasted coconut flakes, as well as gluten-free porridge crafted with oats, quinoa, and organic almond milk. Add your own flair to these delicious porridges with toppings like cocoa nibs, freeze-dried raspberries, and apple compote. Grød can be found at several locations throughout the city, including Torvehallerne, but also Vesterbrogade 105B, 1620 Copenhagen; Falkoner Alle 34, 2000 Frederiksberg; Jægersborggade 50, 2200 København. Read more.
Hija de Sanchez
A former Noma pastry chef, Rosio Sanchez, left the fine-dining world to launch Hija de Sanchez with a mission to bring high-quality Mexican fare to Europe. Now Hija de Sanchez (also found in the Meat Packing district) is hailed as one of the best street food in Europe. Sanchez blends her heritage with Nordic touches to create standout tacos and Souls street places food. The masa and tortillas are made with Oaxacan corn, while the gooseberry salsa is a unique Nordic twist. Although classics like al pastor and chicken mole negro are amazing, the Nordic interpretations really shine too! Read more.
Den Grønne Kødby
Where: Den Grønne Kødby, Slagtehusgade, 1715, Copenhagen.
Copenhagen’s meatpacking district offers a seasonal street food market called Den Grønne Kødby. Although it may not be the largest with the widest variety of options, it wins in terms of evening vibes. You can always find people enjoying life, drinks, and the atmosphere. This place is mostly a weekend and summer thing, so if you’re lucky enough to be in Copenhagen at that time, make sure to visit Den Grønne Kødby. Read more.
Where: Popl, Strandgade 108, 1401 Copenhagen
The fine dining chefs and fermentation experts of Noma started Popl during the pandemic, but the burger restaurant has set down permanent roots. The signature cheeseburger features beef from organic cattle farms in Denmark, cooked in butter and glazed with beef garum. The veggie burgers are also some of the city’s best, made with urban-farmed lion’s mane mushrooms or fermented quinoa with tempeh spores, glazed with yeast garum, fava bean shoyu, and smoked vegan butter. The pickles plate is a must-try side dish. Craft beer and natural wine are available to drink. This is a must-try and favorite among locals too. Read more.
Gao Dumpling Bar
Where: Gao, Blågårdsgade 3, 2200 København
Gao Dumpling Bar is a cozy establishment that specializes in dumplings. While there are a few other sides available on the menu, the dumplings are undoubtedly the attraction. The food is both affordable and delicious, and it’s a perfect place to order a variety of dishes to share. Gao Dumpling Bar is located in a street with a youthful and distinctly Nørrebro vibe and is a great hangout spot. Read more.
This street food market is a bit different and features a unique combination of street food and high-end cuisine. The market comprises seven former Michelin-starred chefs who have set up their own booths in a warehouse. Here you can indulge in high-end Scandinavian cuisine at a fraction of the cost of a fancy restaurant. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. You have nice long tables outside, and it is right by the water. Read more.
Where: Gola, Rantzausgade 47, 2200 København
If you are a pizza lover, Gola is a hidden gem that offers a unique and authentic culinary experience. Gola is a charming little eatery that serves delicious Roman-style pizza slices. The menu is ever-changing and depends on daily local deliveries. In addition to the mouth-watering pizza, Gola also offers a fantastic selection of wine. Find a spot on the street and soak up the laid-back and chill atmosphere. Read more.
Where: Banegården, Otto Busses Vej 45, 2450 Copenhagen
BaneGaarden is a hidden gem located just beyond train tracks, where a green path will guide you to a unique, sustainable experience. Once you step inside, you’ll be transported to an urban Western dreamland, a world apart from Copenhagen’s bustle. Created by four visionary entrepreneurs, this urban oasis is a place where you can learn and share knowledge about sustainable living. From delicious food offerings, fresh produce, fermentation workshops, and farmers markets to seven-course meals and morning dance sessions. And there are many other activities and events lined up. BaneGaarden simply has something for everyone. Read more.
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We could keep adding to the list of street food options in Copenhagen. The variety available reflects Copenhagen’s vibrant and dynamic energy, as well as the focus on sustainability and organic ingredients.
Whichever neighborhood you are exploring, there’s always a street food market or vendor nearby for you to try. So indulge yourself in the flavors of Copenhagen’s street food scene, and let us know which one is your favorite in the comments section!
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