Oh Copenhagen, you win!
A few weeks back I had 72 hours to cover as much of Copenhagen as humanly possible. My sister and I were on a mission and we planned on leaving no rock unturned. 72 hours, 35 miles of walking and 4 ice cream cones later we were on a plane back to the states. Get ready for my guide to Copenhagen!! Coming at you in 3, 2, 1…
Copenhagen was EVERYTHING and I can’t wait to go back. I’ve done a fair amount of travel around Europe in my day and Copenhagen is officially at the very tip-top of favorite places. The city is magical, the people are beyond lovely and the food is basically made for me. PLUS – you can ride your bike everywhere in the city making it super easy to get around. We opted to walk in order to burn off all the calories we were eating – but you could easily bike around if you prefer! After our 72 hour mission to cover the best eats in Copenhagen, I’m 100% sure I’ve got you covered for your next visit! And don’t you worry Copenhagen, I’ll be back the second I get a chance to eat my way through even more of your beautiful city!
Let’s get into it!
First things first – where to stay. We set up shop at the Ibsens Hotel which is conveniently located in the Nansensgade neighborhood. In case you didn’t know, Denmark is known for their interiors and Ibsens uses all local purveyors to create the chicest atmosphere. We had a corner room that looked out over the Nansensgade streets and it was the picture of perfection. It was easy to waltz outside and hit the ground running. But first – you cannot miss the breakfast!! It’s nordic cuisine at it’s finest and exactly what you need to fuel up for a day hitting the streets of Copenhagen. Muesli, freshly baked bread and preserves… done and done.
Now that we have somewhere fab to rest our heads, let’s get into the food! We’ll start counter clockwise because that’s how my brain is functioning today.
Baest – pizza at it’s finest. I make it a point to try as many pizzas as possible whenever traveling so while in Copenhagen, Baest was an obvious choice! Glass of wine and a pizza pie, done and done.
Harbo Bar: a super cute hipster wine bar where you can grab happy hour or a drink after dinner.
Clean Simple Local – because I’m a professional instagram stalker, I knew I had to check out this rooftop restaurant. The whole mean is local, organic, simple and delicious! I wish I could go back in time and get married here. It’s perfection.
Mother – another pizza place right in the heart of Copenhagen’s Meat Packing district. The Meat Packing district is basically where I’d like to live if I moved to Copenhagen. It’s home to dozens of restaurants and food stalls that put out majorly delicious eats.
Tivoli Gardens – it’s an old school amusement park and it’s worth a visit, especially if you fancy an ice cream cone!!
Kodbyens Fiskebar – Fish, chips and oysters. Enough said. It’s the perfect place for a fun dinner with friends and some beer.
Neighbourhood – more pizza. ALL DAY EVERY DAY.
Copenhagen Street Food – imagine all your favorite food trucks in one giant building. It’s incredible and you absolutely must go. It’s a bit of a walk, but just rationalize that in your head with how many calories you’re burning before you eat your face off.
Canal Tours Copenhagen – While we covered 35 miles of Copenhagen on foot, it’s nice to see some of the city by boat too. Hop on a canal tour and sit back and relax as you weave in and out of the canals as you learn about the history of Copenhagen. By the way – if you snag a Copenhagen card, the tour is free! And you get admission into tons of other can’t miss sights!
Atelier September – perhaps the most instagrammed avocado toast in the entire world. Head over for breakfast and grab a coffee while you’re at it.
Osterberg Ice Cream – the latest and greatest ice cream to hit the streets in Copenhagen. The flavors are incredible and change with the seasons.
Torvehallerne – a food hall that’s about 23 seconds away from the hotel. It’s loaded with every kind of food you could imagine. Tacos bars, espresso bars, farmers markets every day of the week, great places to grab a quick bite for lunch or happy hour. If you’re obsessed with flowers like me, their flower selection is not to be missed Hello, instagram!
Kalaset – while the hotel has an incredible breakfast offering – if you ever want to hop across the street and try something else, Kalaset is where it’s at! Pancakes. End of story.