Danish Food

Love food? Love Denmark! With several Michelin star and Bib Gourmands restaurant, you could easily call Denmark the gastronomic capital of Scandinavia. Denmark's capital city Copenhagen is home to 16 Michelin-starred restaurants, among these one of the best restaurants in the world, noma. In Denmark's second city Aarhus, 3 restaurants have been awarded one of the coveted Michelin stars. 

If you want to eat well without breaking the bank, Denmark also has a multitude of other fantastic restaurants and cafés to get your food fix. Don't forget to try the popular Danish “Smørrebrød” – open-faced sandwiches with plenty of delicious toppings. If you prefer something on the go, do as the Danes and try a hotdog from one of the many hot dog stands.

ARoS Food Hall, Aarhus

Region of Gastronomy 2017

Chefs and food manufacturers will create sustainable solutions, strengthen food education, and ensure public participation.

Restaurant Frederikshøj in Aarhus

Eating out in Aarhus

The gastronomic level in Aarhus is high, Denmark's second city offers a fantastic experience for every foodie on every budget.

Restaurant Geranium in Copenhagen

Michelin-starred restaurants

Treat your taste buds to New Nordic Cuisine at its very best at one of Denmark's Michelin-starred restaurants. 

noma Rene Redzepi

noma – one of the world’s best restaurants

Superchef René Redzepi runs the exceptional Nordic kitchen at noma in Copenhagen.

Danish smørrebrød topped with egg salad

Sink your teeth into Danish smørrebrød

These open faced sandwiches are a huge part of the Danish diet and they come in many different varieties - made to suit every taste bud.

Rasmus Kofoed Geranium in Copenhagen

Danish food is world-class

Restaurant Geranium in Denmark has two Michelin stars and a 3-time Bocuse d'or winner! 

Food in Denmark

Taste Denmark

Taste your way around Denmark with this mouth-watering guide to traditional Danish dishes. 


The Danish hot dog stand

Get ready for a truly Danish sight. A hot dog vendor walking down the middle of a main road, pulling a massive hot dog trailer and a queue of traffic behind them!