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Copenhagen – Home to delicious Scandinavian cuisines

There are some who love Scandinavian cuisines, while there are still some others who don’t like or ever enjoyed them. If you are visiting Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, for the first time, then consider staying there for a few months. You will gradually start enjoying Scandinavian cuisines. The Danish culinary specialties are unique and delicious. Here are some of the famous cuisines worth trying out whenever you are in Copenhagen.


It might take some time for non Copenhageners to get used to a Danish herring platter. But once you have tasted them, you will enjoy thoroughly. The rollmops are particularly amazing and delicious. Consider visiting a restaurant in Nyhavn area to relish the yummy herrings. You can look forward to three types of traditional herrings – curry dressing, lightly spiced and pickled. If you want to eat fried herrings, these are available too. All types of herrings are served with delectable rye bread and topped with capers. The dish is just heavenly, which you can enjoy with a glass of snaps.


The Flødeboller are sweet delights available in boxes and sold on chocolate counters, in bakeries or supermarkets across Copenhagen. The Flødeboller is a delicious light marshmallow filling covered with thin layer of chocolate atop little round of marzipan. The Tunnocks Teacakes are posh version of the Flødeboller. The fillings are often flavored and enjoyed with a cup of tea during afternoon.

Weinerbrød or Danish pastries

Visit any bakery in Copenhagen, and you will be amazed to find a wide range of Weinerbrød. These are delicious, sweet, crumbly and light. Try out the delightful cinnamon scent pastries when you visit the first bageriet or konditori. The yummy cinnamon rolls or kanelsnegle are to be relished. You can also consider purchasing a chokoladebolle, which is a pastry filled with chocolate.

Pølser or Hot Dogs
The Pølser or hot dogs are among the favorite fast food for most Copenhageners. The Pølsevogn has been in existence in Copenhagen ever since 1910. Its ubiquitous vans can be spotted at many places throughout the city selling its popular hot dogs at their little counters. People can be seen queuing up in large numbers waiting to eat a quick hot dog, which is available in a bun with toppings of crispy onions, gherkins, raw onions, remoulade, ketchup and mustard. These wildly popular hot dogs just disappear within seconds ever before you get them. Eating hot dogs is an art in itself and one needs to be careful that the toppings just do not slide off on your first bite.

Smørrebrød or Open Sandwiches
The Smørrebrød, also called open sandwich, is the most famous food in Copenhagen after pastries. It is available in most traditional cafes scattered across the city. The Smørrebrød are offered in various traditional combinations. It essentially comes with a simple slice of black bread with a wide range of ingredients piled up. You can enjoy these with shrimps, salmon, eggs, veggies, cheese or meat. Some people relish open sandwiches with prawns on top of rye bread. Other favorite open sandwiches that can be tried out include roast beef with remoulade and horseradish. You can also enjoy sandwiches with toppings of potato, onions and mayonnaise. In some cafes, you can place order for three small sandwiches and try out these with a variety of toppings. Nyhavn is one of the best places in Copenhagen to eat your favorite sandwiches. However, there is no dearth of eateries in the city selling open sandwiches. The Strøget pedestrian street is the best destination for Smørrebrød lovers. The Ritz Smørrebrød, Rådhus Smørrebrød, Domhusets Smørrebrød and Klareboderne Smørrebrød are among the few best smørrebrød takeaways to visit.

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