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Copenhagen may be the birthplace of New Nordic cuisine – the culinary movement that champions hyperlocal, seasonal ingredients – but its foodie credentials go well beyond fermenting, foraging and farm-to-table cooking. Here you’ll encounter one of the world’s most exciting and diverse food scenes, and so our pick of the very best restaurants in Copenhagen offers something for pretty much every taste.
Thanks to a new metro line, it’s never been easier to explore the Danish capital. The tricky part is choosing what to eat. If you’re after some traditional grub, look out for endless varieties of smørrebrød, Denmark’s traditional open-faced sandwich. For a cheap and cheerful lunch, catch the harbour ferry to Reffen, an eclectic street food market in the up-and-coming neighbourhood of Refshaleøen. (A trip there is one of our absolute favourite things to do in Copenhagen.) Or head to Nørrebro, the city’s most multicultural district, where you’ll find an abundance of budget-friendly cafés and kebab joints. Upmarket food market Torvehallerne, in the city centre, is well worth exploring, too. And not even to mention this city’s abundance of blowout Michelin-starred restaurants. As the Danes say: Velbekomme!
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