How to eat your way through Christmas in Copenhagen

November 20, 2017 • 2 min read

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to eat good stuff in Copenhagen. If you want to dedicate a full day to it, here’s how to eat your way through Christmas in Copenhagen. 

Kick-off the day with Christmas porridge at Grød, Jægersborggade 50
Since 2011, the people behind Grød (translating to porridge), have been serving the residents of Copenhagen porridge. Actually, it’s the world’s first porridge bar. Located in the city district of Nørrebro they serve all kinds of porridge, as well as fresh lunch. Start your day with their Christmas Special, with ingredients like cherry compote, peanut butter and roasted coconut flakes, and we guarantee you’ll walk out of Grød happy and full.

Time for a traditional Christmas lunch in Copenhagen, Amaliegade 11
Located on Amaliegade 11, you’ll find the restaurant Amalie. This restaurant lies in a building built in 1754-1755, and since 1986 the basement has been Amalie as we see it today. This is the venue to head to when you’re stomach is hinting that’s time for lunch, and we’re not having just any. Here you can try dishes that are mandatory on the Danish Christmas table: pickled herring, smoked salmon and hardboiled eggs with shrimps and mayonnaise, to mention a few. Wash it down with a schnapps, and you’re practically Danish.

Get warm with gløgg at Hviids Vinstue, Kongens Nytorv 19
Centrally located in the corner of Lille Kongensgade and Kongens Nytorv, you’ll find the venue with 300-year-old rooms. This little hidden joint speaks of a time when Nyhavn still was used as a real harbor. Hviids Vinstue is nowadays famous for it’s Winter Mulled Wine, served with delicious almonds, raisins, and cinnamon sticks. A glass of this, and you’re more than ready to head out in the cold again.

Finish with julebryg, the annual Christmas beer!
Every year, the beer brand Tuborg releases a Christmas beer, in Danish called julebryg. This beer can be found in almost every pub, just ask for a Tuborg Julebryg. A great way to finish a day of Danish Christmas traditions when it comes to food.