No matter what city you may find yourself in on Earth, there will unfailingly be a range of food. You'll have cheap options, the moderate neighborhood places, and the get-dressed-up-and-spring-for-a-bottle-of-wine type of places. Copenhagen is all of these and much more. It is very much a “foodie” city, with a number of restaurants that are ranked highly not only in Denmark, but on a world scale for their culinary creativity and ingenuity. This can be a put-off for many, especially since Copenhagen is already one of the more expensive cities that you'll have the chance to visit. No need to fret! There are also plenty of cheap take-out or greasy food joints to fill that hole in soul (or stomach).
Cheaper options are everywhere if you're looking to get off of the main boulevards, especially if you're one to munch on pizza or shawarma; then again, hot dog carts (Pølsevogn) are probably as cheap as it gets and can seem to be everywhere since they follow the crowds. Great options for pizza include Pizzeria La Fiorita (the Indre By side of The Lakes) and Forno a Legna in Frederiksberg, while Kebabistan in Vesterbro and a handful of places near Nørrebrogade in Nørrebro are quality shawarma joints.
On the other hand, gastronomes delight in the fact that Copenhagen, despite having just over a million people living there, have a lot of Michelin-starred restaurants. Foremost among them are legendary Danish institutions, Nomo and Ensemble. There are eleven other places held in high regard by Michelin, with the majority serving French or French fusion, while newest Michelin winner Geranium has the world's top chef (as chosen by other professionals), Rasmus Kofoed.
Denmark has also gained a reputation for its bakeries and its open-faced sandwiches, called smørrebrød. There are sundry bakeries around Copenhagen where the pastries and breads are home-made and delicious, although Emmery's up north in Hellerup and Lagkagehuset in Christianshavn have reputations that precede them. Laura's Bakery deserves an honorable mention and is worth visiting in conjunction with the stellar variety of food stalls to be found in the Torvehallerne Market near the Nørreport station. As far as the smørrebrød is concerned, Told and Snaps and Schønnemann's are what the locals swear by.For more information on why Copenhagen is one of the best places to visit for the discriminant eater, continue browsing our activity pages or try out the trip planner.