Over New Years, I got to spend a few nights in Copenhagen. We rented an apartment blocks away from Torvehallerne, a year-round enclosed market and food hall that had incredibly fresh fish, meat, veggies, flowers and also, some of the best coffee I’ve had.
Imagine the Union Square farmer’s market with charcoal fire pits burning on cold days, people drinking beer at noon (or before) and way, way more bikes parked nearby. That’s sort of what it’s like to hang at Torvehallerne, a place where it seems the whole city cycles through at some point during the day, and for good reason.
Because we rented an Airbnb, we stocked up on goods from Torvehallerne and made an excellent feast for New Year’s with salmon, cheese and lamb, but even if you don’t have a kitchen when you get to Copenhagen, do stop by Torvehallerne for at least the coffee and pastries.