Already two months ago it was the end of 2015 and I spend it in Copenhagen. A very beautiful city, a very cold city but also a city which had loads to explore. It was one of my first times in a city being a vegan, but I knew I would be alright in the Nordics. I had been to Copenhagen a few times before, with the parents thought, so this was the first time exploring the city with a friend of mine. We had loads of plans but I turned out this city is way colder in Winter time (who would have thought?!). So our city exploring was mainly focussed on discovering nice places to have a drink or have something to eat and of course shopping. Because two girls in a cold city are going shopping. That said, this city is amazing. It reminds me a lot of Amsterdam, it has a small scale cosy feel to it and it is very beautiful (and photogenic!). I have listed a few things we visited that I would recommend to everyone going on a city trip to Copenhagen.
So we were actually going to Kalaset just around the corner, but it turned out to be closed. We were a little upset (because cold!). So for me, as a vegan, this can be a little stressing, if I am out in a city I don’t know, I want the best food at the best place. Kalaset was it for me that night, especially because it was our last night. So it was closed we got over it and walked around the streets. One of the first places we walked in to was Cafe Munk. A small, cosy cafe that serves Indian food. Ok, this might actually work. And yes, when asking if they serve vegan the nice owner of the cafe immediately said yes we no vegan food, no worries! And I must say, it was very delicious! I had a soup as a starter and a curry for my main. All I can say, go there, very delicious Indian food, vegan friendly and the staff is very friendly as well!
So as a vegan I would not think of going to a burger restaurant, but Happy Cow marked it as ‘Veg friendly’ so why not check it out? Vegan burger?! YES I AM IN! All of their burgers can actually be made vegan with some adjustments and the staff is very well informed on what vegan entails. I had the Halifax burger and it was very good, and I must say that the picture does not do it justice. Still feeling slightly awkward photographing my food at a restaurant. I do feel the need to warn you that the burger was very hot on the inside! Be patient, because I burned my mouth which was not very pleasant to say the least.
I feel like we only ate burgers in Copenhagen, so many vegan options so who am I to turn them down, right? This burger was a very good plant based option, it felt very superfood-ish. I think the bun was made with several nuts and seeds as well because it was gluten free and the burger was, I think, made with quinoa. It tasted really good, and it also tasted very healthy. But I must write down a little disclaimer, bring a full wallet.. because this vegan goodness does not come cheap. For around 150 Danish Kronen (€20,-) you have yourself a burger with some sweet potato fries, and I must say I was not really full after that. If you are a big eater like me (hehe) you will find yourself hungry after a few hours again.
Joe & Juice
Joe & Juice is a juice company that is all over Copenhagen and it was our to-go place for a recovery juice. All their juices are vegan and some of their sandwiches and other food can be made vegan if you just ask. In the Netherlands we don’t have a Joe & Juice (yet), but hopefully it will open their first store soon!
We stayed at the Generator Hostel in Copenhagen which was nice. We booked a 6 bed female dorm, which was clean, but not very spacious. The staff was friendly and every night there where events organised by the hostel. Would I go there another time when visiting Copenhagen.. I must say probably not. I am used to hostels were you meet a lot of new people, nice atmosphere.. just generally chill. This hostel has beds for around 600 people so you can imagine that this is not a very small scale hostel or intimate for that matter. Next time in Copenhagen I would go looking for that. But if you find yourself in Generator Hostel than you will be alright, it’s clean and the location of the hostel is just perfect in the centre of Copenhagen.
sightseeing in photos