I completely and unexpectedly fell in love with Copenhagen. The architecture, the people, the sustainability… A charming blend of the old and new, Copenhagen is truly one of the gems of Europe.
Home to the world’s best restaurant, noma, located in downtown Christianshavn, Copenhagen is in the spotlight of the culinary world. The birthplace of Nordic gastronomy, current food culture in Copenhagen is focused on local produce and seasonal fare.
On a traveler’s budget, the closest I could get to an authentic taste of Copenhagen was the new food market, Torvehallerne. From the sleek design to the excellent quality of the food, this upscale covered market feels perfectly nordic.
Two symmetrical glass and steel pavilions house food stalls that sell a range of fresh food, as well as take-away items and specialty products. From the various herrings at Fiskerikajen to the traditional open-faced sandwiches at Hallernes Smørrebrød, one can sample quite a bit of the traditional, local fare. It isn’t just Danish food though. With over 60 vendors in the market, one can find delicacies from near and far.
Torvehallerne is an excellent option for lunch. Many of the stalls have small eating areas with a couple of barstools. If you’re lucky enough to go on a sunny day, you can enjoy your food outside at the picnic tables. I was able to grab a glass of bubbly at the cava bar outside and people watch – a perfect way to spend the afternoon in Copenhagen!
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The other afternoon, I was lucky enough to get up close and personal with one of my favorite local chefs, Luke Venner. I got a chance to hang out behind the scenes, whip up some bomb butter and chat all things Churncraft.
A few weeks ago, a jury of 39 design experts from around the world met in Germany to judge more than 5’500 product innovations from 54 countries. After careful evaluation, the jury paid tribute to Churncraft’s design with the coveted Red Dot distinction. The Churncraft butter churn will be exhibited at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, along with the other winners.