What to eat in Copenhagen? 2023

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Æblekage is a Danish apple cake. It is more like a kind of apple trifle made out of applesauce, whipped cream and buttery sweet roasted breadcrumbs.


Smørrebrød is a traditional open-faced sandwich. It consists of a slice of rye bread, seafood or meat, vegetables and sauce on top.


Fiskefrikadeller is a Danish fish cake. It is made with white fish, onion, parsley, lemon, salt and pepper.

Danish Pastry

Danish Pastry is a multilayered sweet pastry. Danish pastries were brought with immigrants to the United States, and are now popular around the world. Butter is the traditional fat used in Danish pastry. They have diffrent shapes. They may be stuffed with jam, marzipan or custard.


Æbleskiver is a type of pancake. In Denmark æbleskiver are traditionally eaten during the Christmas season. They are served often powdered sugar, whipped cream, butter, maple syrup or fruit preserves.

Stegt flæsk

Stegt flæsk is a traditional dish of Denmark. It consists of fried pork belly and generally served with potatoes and parsley sauce.


Leverpostej is made with pig liver, lard and onions. The dish is served as a spread for rye bread. Leverpostej was introduced in 1847 by the Frenchman François Louis Beauvais in Copenhagen. At time time it was very expensive. Today it is a common food in Denmark.


Frikadeller is a Danish version of meatballs. Traditionally, they are made from minced veal, pork or beef, chopped onions, egg, milk (or water), bread crumbs, salt and pepper. They’re usually fried with butter.


Flæskesteg is a Danish version of roast pork. It is generally served as the evening meal on 24 December or Christmas Eve.