Copenhagen's Best Street Food Spots

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Copenhagen's Best Street Food Spots

The presence of Chef René Redzepi’s Noma makes Copenhagen a foodie destination, but the Danish city is just as worth visiting for those who don’t have quite the budget needed for the world-class restaurant. The street food scene is alive and well in Copenhagen, a veritable smorgasbord (all right… that’s Swedish) of options.

Smørrebrød is a key element of Danish cuisine. The open-faced sandwiches served on dense rye bread with a smear of butter can become veritable works of art. While nearly every restaurant in Copenhagen offers at least one smørrebrød, the options at the Glass Market are particularly beautiful and available to go, to enjoy at one of the tables on the square.

Another surefire foodie destination would be Papieroen, the street food market on Paper Island. Housed in grey industrial halls, this street food destination comes to life with the flavors of international cuisine. With beautiful views over the harbor in nice weather and cozy indoor seating when it’s cold, Papieroen is a must-see for any foodie visitors to Copenhagen.

Emily Monaco is a born-and-raised New Yorker based in Paris. After many years of trying, she has come to the conclusion that she will likely never be French. She writes about her experiences with Franglais and food on her blog, tomatokumato.com. Follow her on Twitter @emiglia.