The Danish cuisine

Seasonal ingredients. Organic. Innovative. These are just some of the words describing the Danish and New Nordic cuisine today. In the past, Danish food was not on anybody's lips, and certainly no one would travel to eat it. This has changed drastically with the opening of the world's best restaurant, noma, in Copenhagen and the Manifesto for the New Nordic Kitchen. Nowadays, Copenhagen is one of the leading gastronomic destinations in the world. Dig in!

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Top 10 Danish lunch

Get a truly unique Danish food experience at lunch, when the unique smørrebrød (the open faced sandwich), is served. Both classic and the modern versions.

Guide to the New Nordic Kitchen

The New Nordic kitchen is characterised by its uniquely Nordic identity among the world’s greatest cuisines and by its commitment to organic, sustainable and local products.

Bib Gourmand restaurants

If you want to go out and eat great food at affordable prices, you should visit one of the Bib Gourmand restaurants. In 2014, three new restaurants in Copenhagen were awarded a Bib Gourmand - Rebel, Pluto and BROR.

Best new restaurants in 2016

As always, a bunch of great new restaurants opened in Copenhagen in 2015. We selected 10 favourites. See them here.

Organic food consumption

In Denmark, buying organic produce is not considered a luxury, but merely logical. In fact, in Copenhagen organic food make up 13% of the total food sale, which is the highest in the country.

Even better, 75% of the food consumption in the City of Copenhagen’s public institutions, such as daycare centres, nursing homes and schools, is organic. The goal is to reach 90% in 2015.

Organic restaurants

Copenhagen is a green city and that also reflects in the restaurants. Many of the Copenhagen restaurants go for an organic or largely organic menu.