What does Copenhagen have to do with chocolate you might ask? Denmark is the home of ‘Hygge”. Hygge cannot be described but it is a feeling of the simple coziness and pleasure in everyday life. Candles and warm blankets in the evening by the fire, Friends and family around the table and definitely chocolate!
During a recent trip to Copenhagen with my sister, we threw ourselves into Danish way of life and honestly appreciate why the Danes are considered the happiest people in the world. Here’s a round-up the foods we ate in Copenhagen, the photographs on the mantel will certainly add to the feeling of Hygge back at home.
Frederiksborggade 29, 1360 Kobenhavn K, Denmark
This little gem of a bakery located very close to Norreport station was a daily morning ritual. It has the largest selection of vegan and gluten free pastries I have ever seen and they all looked incredible.
2. Espresso House
Dotted around central Copenhagen, they are akin to Costa in the UK. Perfect for unwinding on the comfy sofas with a dark hot chocolate made with oat milk. In fact, the availability of plant-based milks and foods in general is remarkable in Copenhagen. The coziness of the dim lighting, comfy cushions, candles and the warmth inside was always welcome after an afternoon of exploring the city.
Cycling is the best way to get around Copenhagen as it is so easy to rent bikes. Paperion or Paper Island in English is well worth a visit! The trendy indoor market hosts an array of delicious street foods. From organic, vegan, gluten free and so much more it all looked mouth watering!
4. Torvehallerane Market
Oh my goodness, another food heaven! what is it about Copenhagen? The variety and the quality of the food is exquisite. This is another indoor market which hosts an array of fantastic fresh foods from salads, fish, cheese, meats and much more.
5. Raw 42
To alternate from the endless temptation of danish pastries this Raw 42 in the heart of Copenhagen was a perfect offering of delicious plant based deliciousness.
6. Frellsen CHOKOLADE
Of course no trip is complete without a visit to a fine chocolatier.
7. Green Burger
Finally, the best vegan burger ever came from a vegan burger chain; Green Burger. This one is a Mexican burger with plant-based cheese, guacamole in a gluten free bun and a side of sweet potato fries!