These are not exactly 'hidden gems', but if you're new to the city and want a whistle stop taste tour, or if you're coming back to visit after years of living abroad and need to get your Copenhagen foodie fix before you disappear again (shoutout to @idabjerga to whom this guide is dedicated), you can't go wrong with these...
This internationally famous brunch is not only beautiful, it's delicious and mostly organic. Opt for 5 or 7 items, and tick them off on your menu card, and that's how you place your order (a coffee or an freshly squeezed juice to accompany is recommended!)
Ma Poule does one thing, and does it exceptionally well. That thing is a Duck Confit Sandwich, served in a crispy baguette with honey mustard and rocket. Without a doubt one of the city's best sandwiches, there’s often a queue, but this sandwich is worth the wait!
You think you’ve seen a Danish pastry, and then you get to Denmark where of course, the concept doesn't even exist, because they’re everywhere. This one from Strangas takes the classic cinnamon snail, but stickier.
There are many fabulous pizzas in Copenhagen (see our Pizza guide), but for what you can only get here - the most perfect of Nordic and Italian cuisine combined - go to Christian Puglisi's Bæst.
Copenhagen’s most acclaimed microbrewery. There are several locations across the city, many restaurants serving it, and plenty of quirky little kiosks selling bottles. But the Mikkeller bars themselves are worth a visit. Choose from a menu of over 50 different brews!
Pioneering the best bánh mì in Copenhagen (and maybe the world), is District Tonkin, a vietnamese concept store intertwined with restaurant/café in Frederiksberg and Kongens Nytorv.
The taco talk of the town, former Noma pastry chef, Rosio Sánchez, took to the streets in summer 2015 to fill them with incredible tacos, quesadilla and all things tortilla! Find her at Torvehallerne every day!
A bit of a no-brainer really. Any coffee lover living in or visiting Copenhagen will have heard of Coffee Collective. They have 3 great locations in the city, each with its own unique vibe. Visit them all!
Vinhanen are the saints of Copenhagen, bringing quality wine to the people, from tap, in stylish bottles to go or drink in, at a really low price. And just to add to all that, their bread, oil, charcuterie and cheese are top notch.
Ask for extra bacon salt.
In the past year, avocado toast conquered the world and Copenhagen, and consistently doing it best is the very Instagram-popular Atelier September. There’s something about the quality of the rye bread, and the perfectly complimenting chives, lemon and chilli flakes, that make this one a winner!
Amass Fried Chicken, aka the best fried chicken in the world. Enjoy lunchbox-style in their beautiful garden out on Refshaleøen.
Scandinavia's first and (at time of writing) only Nitrogen ice cream bar. It's incredible, and it's impossible to do the place justice in this little paragraph, so take a read (and see more photos) here: "Tid for ISTID!"
You can’t come to Copenhagen without trying out the famous Grød, (meaning ’Porridge’, or ‘Gruel’). The menu of porridge, stews, soups, dahl, risotto changes seasonally. It's not just a quirky concept either, it's damn good food.
And finally, of course, there’s Noma. Not one for the budgeteers, but it's not so often one visits one of the greatest restaurants of our time. If you're into food and stuff, it’s the experience of a lifetime.