Dear fellow food lovers, money savers and Copenhagen enthusiasts! I have been living in Copenhagen for more than a year now and I think it’s time to share some great spots to get cheap and good food in Copenhagen. Copenhagen is one of the most expensive European cities to live or to go on vacation – so whether you have been living here or just want to visit the city it is always good to know some places where you can eat cheap, yet try out some good food. Below are my favourite cheap spots to get some delicious food. 🙂
Cheap and good curry at Scurryhub (leading from Nørreport station)
This little place is a gem! I honestly have no idea how often I have eaten at this place or how often I have recommended this place to someone. If you love Thai curry and like to do the ‘sauce-to-rice ratio’ by yourself then look no more! Scurryhub is a fairly small restaurant (around 20 seats) and is close to Nørreport station. They offer a small variety of dishes, which makes it fairly simple for people who are as indecisive as I am. You can choose the dish you want with either chicken, beef or vegetables. They serve their dishes with rice or noodles. My favourite dish is “Panang curry” with vegetables and rice. I just love how all the flavours are so rich and creamy. The vegetables are perfectly cooked, the sizes are fairly big and the best part of it is that one dish will only cost you 65 dkk. This is a bargain for Copenhagen standards! You’ll get more than what you pay. It is definitely worth it! I think they have mastered their curry dishes, which makes you crave for more and genuinely miss it if you haven’t been there for a while! Please try this place out and let me know if you share the same opinion as me. 🙂
Pølser – What is ‘pølser’?
Okay, “Pølser” isn’t really a place to eat but it is a type of food. Pølser means “sausage” in Danish and many food trucks around town sell the most evolved hotdogs you can ever get (in my opinion). Why is it evolved?! Because each bite of that hot dog is incredible as it has a perfect consistency and superb flavours to make your belly happy! I might exaggerate a little bit but seriously they are your best friend after a tiring night out. The secret of the greatest hot dog of all time is the sauce – remoulade. Danish people would say something like “remoulell”, it is a yellow sauce that gives the hotdog its unique taste! It’s used for fish, sandwiches or fries. The sauce contains sweet relish, mayonnaise, yellow mustard and sugar. The sausage is accompanied by raw onions to add some spice and fried onions to add some crispiness, as well as thin slices of pickles (I got a bit too many pickles on mine). You can choose mustard, mayo for your pølser but I prefer my hot dogs with ketchup and remoulade. One lovely hot dog will only cost you 26 dkk, but make sure to have cash with you as some of them don’t accept cards.
Good and cheap takeaway at Chinchin (in Nørrebro)
What not to love about an Asian Street Kitchen?! Obviously, it is not an outdoor restaurant, but it is a great place for people who want to mix different ingredients together. This place is great as it gives you the freedom to choose from a list of noodles, sauces and toppings. The prices are fair and the food is great – you can get a takeaway box from 39 dkk! The location is fantastic you can continue your evening at Kassen, a bar to get some good cocktails (happy hours are from 2pm to 9pm on each Friday). Chinchin has been introduced to me by a friend and he is as enthusiastic about this place as I am with Scurryhub. My favourite dish is Udon noodles with chicken, broccoli and Bali peanut sauce for 68 dkk.
Danish designer burgers at Jagger burger (Vesterbro)
I would classify this place as a posh-Danish-designer looking McDonald’s where you order a meal that contains burgers, fries and a drink. This place is on the minimalist side, they use wooden furniture and white and grey as their brand colour. They don’t depict unrealistically, photoshopped burger images but rather keep the menu board simple. As everything is simple at this place the burgers are also simply made. You can have a burger with or without bacon and cheese – you will encounter ‘standard’ burgers, so don’t expect a crazy new burger invention. A yummy cheeseburger with fries and one drink cost 50dkk. What I like about this place is that it’s a nice contrast to the fast food experience you get at Mc Donald’s. This place also serves gluten-free burger buns. It’s delicious but I would not trade my Big Mac, though!!!
Best veggie burger at Cock’s and Cows
Cock’s and Cows is a burger joint, which is located in Gammel Strand, Ravnsborggade, Hotel SP34 and Østerbro. This part of the article is dedicated to all the vegetarians or veggie lovers out there! If you want to try the best veggie burger in town then go to this place and order a “Treehugger”. If you think veggie burgers are boring and dry? Then it’s time for you to trust me and try this burger! I should get paid advertising it because I seriously tell this to all my friends. I have tried many veggie burgers before but Cock’s and Cows veggie burgers are amazing. It is moist because it is made out of fried zucchini patty, parmesan, garlic, tomato, aioli. The sauce and cheese gives the burger a nice smoothness combined with the sweet American bun – mhh just dreamy. You can of course leave out the cheese if you are lactose intolerant or just don’t like cheese, which I think is unimaginable. They also have lovely side dishes but unfortunately, they don’t serve sweet potato fries!!! This burger is a bit more pricey compared to the above options but the experience is worth it.
Have you been to these places? Let me know what you think of my top 5 places for cheap and good food in Copenhagen? Do you have recommendations I can try out?