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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.

Denmark's New Nordic Cuisine

New Nordic Cuisine and Danish cooking go hand in hand. Over the last few years, the best chefs in Denmark have developed a whole New Nordic food movement. It's based on seasonal produce, traditional preparation and local knowledge. It's New Nordic Cuisine, it's mega popular and it's not to be missed! Last summer British TV chef Tareq Taylor and BBC Lifestyle toured Denmark to get a deeper look into Danish culture and the delicious food that comes with it. 


New Nordic Cuisine

The delicious phenomenon that started in one restaurant in Copenhagen and put Denmark on the world map for food.

A star-studded food city!

The world's best chef, the world's best restaurant and 17 Michelin stars... Copenhagen is Scandinavia's gourmet food capital and the place to try exceptional Scandinavian foods.

Copenhagen is, however, not only for gourmet dining but also offer cheap eats, festivals and traditional food like smørrebrød of high quality. 

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 restaurant

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

Guides to eating in Denmark

We've all been there. Arriving at a destination and wanting to try the best food there is – but where to go? These guides will save you time and energy on your holiday and take you on a tour-de-food of Denmark. Look forward to festivals, good-value restaurants and traditional Danish smørrebrød.

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! 

The best of Danish food

It's not all fine dining in Denmark! Many Danes like nothing better than a hot dog from an outdoor stand on the way home from work! Explore some of Denmark's most popular food trends here...

Food in Denmark

Taste Denmark

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