If you know me in any way, you’ll know I’m a bit of a health freak. I try not to stray too much when I’m travelling either, and Copenhagen restaurants allowed me to do just that. There’s plenty of healthy cafes (vegan and veggie) and coffee shops to pitch up at during the day, but it’s also home to a load of organic-only Michelin star restaurants for somewhere fancier in the evening. Basically my dream. Here are my top three:
Souls is probably the most famous vegan restaurant of all Copenhagen restaurants, and I am so glad I tried it. Sounds sad, but I had the supreme salad featuring tofu, sweet potato, quinoa and all the greens, and it was honestly the best salad I’ve ever tasted. My boyfriend had the vegan burger and was equally as impressed. Based in Osterbro, it’s quite a way to go from central Copenhagen- so far, that we actually ordered delivery via Just Eat. Now, I know I’ve just declared Souls as the creator of the best vegan salad and burger ever, but it is very expensive. With delivery- £9 on top of your food, we paid £50 for a salad, a burger and a smoothie. Yep, expensive, but if you’re into your health, I’d still recommend trying this place- just skip the delivery and cycle there to save some money.
Click here for the Souls menu.
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Again, another vegan café, except this one has three branches including one in central Copenhagen (the Pilestraede location). As the name suggests, almost everything on the menu is raw, but so delicious. Prices aren’t as expensive as Souls either but a salad will set you back around £10, while the cakes- bite size- come in at around £3 each, so still not cheap. We ate here twice, and I had the thai noodles first, and a trio of salads second. The best bit had to be the bread, which, like everything else on the menu, is both gluten and dairy-free.
Tip: Avoid peak times if you’re visiting the Pilestraede branch- seats are limited and come in a bench layout which can get very cosy and uncomfortable. You can expect to queue for up to 20 minutes at lunch time, too.
Click here for the 42Raw menu.
We always have at least one blowout meal on a trip, and when it came to Copenhagen restaurants, we chose Geist. It’s a Michelin star restaurant right next to Nyhavn on the south side of the ‘Walking Street’, and it’s honestly one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Dishes come in sharing sizes, which is only a good thing considering absolutely everything was delicious. We ended up trying almost everything on the menu- lamb, duck, chicken, beef, cod, squid, scallops, and finished it all off with the best chocolate tart I’ve ever tasted. Granted, I give things the ‘best’ title a lot, but I really mean it with this. And given we ended up ordering around 10 dishes (you can order as many as you like as often as you like) plus two cocktails each, the total bill of £180 was less than we’d expected.
Tip: Staff are more than accommodating to intolerances and will switch out ingredients according to what you can and can’t have. I made them aware of my dairy intolerance as soon as I arrived, and they happily altered recipes for me.
Click here for the Geist menu.
My boyfriend and I only visited Copenhagen for a weekend and there were plenty more restaurants we would have eaten at if we’d had the time, but these are our top picks if you’re only in the city for a short time! Comment below or email me if you want to know more 🙂