Food market in Copenhagen: Kødbyens Mad & Marked

July 25, 2016 • 2 min read

The food market Kødbyens Mad & Marked is located in the, you might have guessed it, Kødbyens district in Copenhagen. In English, the district is called “the meatpacking district” since it was once an area for butchers and wholesalers, but a lot has changed over recent years. The connection to food still exists, though, as it is a centre of culinary activity today.

During summer, the district offers a weekly food market on Saturdays and Sundays and hosts up to 70 food stalls. The stalls’ cost is kept low to attract traders who sell excellent-quality food. That also has the nice side effect that the traders don’t sell their food or ingredients for an unproportionally high price.

You’ll also never find the same food market each week; many different sellers are showing up. The reason is that the people behind the food market try to make it as diverse as possible and accessible for new people who try to sell their products. Another way the organisers create a unique experience is by hosting a monthly Sunday market with a theme. There are even sometimes food markets outside of the summer; there’s a Christmas food market, for instance. You can find out more about these on the market’s website

It’s always a tough decision where to eat while you’re on holiday, without spending a fortune at a nice restaurant. Here on the Kødbyens Mad & Marked, you can either have a great lunch or buy whatever ingredients you need to cook for yourself if you can do so at a fair price.