Select shopping | Perfect places for pastries
The most pleasurable thing about living in Denmark are all the readily available pastries. Who can resist their buttery, flaky charm? The answer is no-one. Despite there being countless spots to pick up such wondrous baked goods, where is the best? This week, we indulge our sweet teeth and discover the bakery spots where you knead to spend your dough …
This fancy bakery/café in Islands Brygge has a fantastic, varied collection of goodies. Their huge, chocolate-loaded cookies (25kr) are the best in town. Be sure to wash it down with one of their tremendously tall chai lattes.
Thorhavnsgade 26, Cph S; open Mon-Sun 06:30-20:00
Even if his co-founded, world #1 restaurant Noma may be going through a sickly time, Claus Meyer’s eponymous bakery chain is on the rise! With four locations across the city, we recommend checking out the original spot on Nørrebro’s trendy Jæggersborggade. After you’ve finished drooling by the cake-filled window, head in and pick up one of their legendary ‘cinnamon spins’ (kanelsnurrer) for 20kr. Big enough for two, but doable by one.
Jæggesborggade 9, Cph N; open Mon-Fri 07:00-18:00, Sat-Sun 07:00-16:00
Next to Nørreport station, the Torvehallerne food market is home to some of the finest organic food the capital has to offer. If you can pass by the herd of hungry tourists and free samples, stop by micro-bakery Café Rosa and taste the selection of Danish classics with a Japanese fusion twist. Everything has a warm, homely feel taste here, but Chef Maya’s chocolate-coconut pyramids (kokos top, 25kr) are scrumptious!
Torvehallerne, Frederiksborggade 21, Cph K; open Tue-Thu 10:00-19:00, Fri 10:00-20:00, Sat 09:00-17:00, Sun 10:00-15:00
The biggest company on our list, Lagkagehuset, has ten bakeries across central Copenhagen. Selection is key here, and you’re certainly spoilt for choice, thanks to a selection ranging from big birthday fruit tarts to the commonplace croissant. Skip those and go for a real Danish classic, the hindbærsnitter (19kr) − a sandwich of sorts, with two sheets of pastry filled with raspberry jam and topped by deliciously light icing.
Various locations (incl Torvegade 45), Cph K; open Mon-Sun 06:00-19:00