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Best smørrebrød and other traditional Danish food

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A truly Danish food experience, you can get at lunch time in Copenhagen with the renowned smørrebrød (open faced sandwich). But at dinner you should treat yourself to some other Danish classic dishes too. They might claim less internatinal fame, but are loved by locals - for good reason.

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Invariably based on rye bread, smørrebrød can have an almost limitless number of different toppings, from herring, to raw beef, seafood and egg.

We also recommend our guides to New Nordic restaurants and top 10 seafood restaurants in Copenhagen.

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Update: Luckily for us - and for curious and hungry visitors to Copenhagen - new smørrebrød restaurants are opening up. These newcomers should be on the list as well: 

Restaurant Carl Nielsen

Restaurant Møntergade

Madklubben København