When asked why owner Lasse Skjønning Andersen decided to open a shop that only serves porridge, his reply was simply because he loves it. After one stop into any of the three GRØD locations in the city for an inventive take on the humble breakfast dish, it’s easy to understand the obsession.
Located on the waterfront in Christianshavn, Papirøen is home to the Copenhagen Street Food market. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of all-day options from classic burgers and pulled pork sandwiches to Brazilian barbeque and fresh salad rolls. If one of the reclining patio chairs outside is available, grab it quick and enjoy your meal with the DJ spinning in the background.
Paté Paté quietly but confidently operates as a local favorite in Vesterbro’s meatpacking district (Kødbyen). Small, shareable plates make dinner casual but sumptuous. Try seasonal dishes such as langoustine and beetroot borani accompanied by year-round classics like veal tartare and risotto.
Near the most northeastern tip of Sjælland, less than an hour away from the city center by train, sits the Louisiana. Perched on a cliffside, this beautifully understated museum blends its 1950s mid-century modern architecture into the natural surroundings and features rotating exhibitions of world-renowned art.
In Nørrebro, one of Copenhagen’s most eclectic neighborhoods, the award-winning Superkilen park is a creative reflection of the area. Designed in partnership by architecture firms Bjarke Ingels Group, Topotek 1 and artist collective Superflex, the park is divided into three sections: the Red Square, the Black Market and the Green Park. The spaces house more than 100 different objects collected from 50 different countries.
While on the archipelago of Christianshavn, a cycle tour around the islands is an exemplary way to take in both the contemporary and historical architecture of the region. With cascading glass buildings built as new additions to 18th century warehouses and townhomes, it’s a visual case study for great urban development.
On Sankt Peders Stræde in the Latin Quarter of central Copenhagen behind is the Brøchner group’s Hotel SP34. Outfitted with a mix of modern accoutrements and classic mid-century Danish furnishings, the 118-room boutique hotel is a standout among the city’s options. A place to relax and play, the hotel also includes lobby-level restaurants Work In Progress, Cocks & Cows, and Din Nye Ven.
Written by Sheila Lam
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