Danish Food and Gastronomy Hotspots

If you like food, you’ll love Denmark! Not only does it have the world’s best restaurant of 2010, 2011 and 2012, noma, but it’s also Scandinavia’s gourmet capital with 13 Michelin-starred restaurants. It’s not all about fine dining though. If you’re in mood for a good hearty meal, Danish pubs, inns and cheap-eat restaurants are great options. Traditional Danish food has enjoyed a recent revival. Eat like a Dane at the country’s celebrated hot dog stands, or by ordering a  "Smørrebrød" for lunch –  the famous open faced sandwiches with plenty of delicious toppings. With a vast array of world cuisine available too, you won’t be going hungry in Denmark!

Nordic Cookery

Have you ever heard of Nordic Cookery and wondered what it really is? This summer, BBC Lifestyle will guide you to this popular food trend sweeping Scandinavia, exploring four food regions in Denmark. Each region in the programme has a wealth of Nordic restaurants, farm shops and food festivals, making Denmark a great place for a gastronomic tour. Get a taste for Denmark with our guides to the four regions in the BBC’s Nordic Cookery series.

TV chef Tareq Taylor travels around Denmark, in four Nordic Cookery programmes. The series digs into the local culture, sights and, of course, delicious Danish food!

Video: Nordic Cookery

The delicious phenomenon that started in one restaurant in Copenhagen and put Denmark on the world map for food.

A star-studded food city!

The world's best chef, the world's best restaurant and 13 Michelin stars... Copenhagen is Scandinavia's gourmet food capital and the place to try exceptional Scandinavian foods.

Danish superchef René Redzepi runs the extraordinary Nordic kitchen at noma in Copenhagen.

noma is not the only world-class restaurant in Copenhagen. Restaurant Geranium has the world's best chef hidden away in its kitchen!

Food in Denmark

Have you ever tried an open sandwich, known as Smørrebrød? Do you know what Smushi is? You can find inspiration and ways to whet your appetite in Denmark right here.

A tasty culinary movement

Over the last few years, the best chefs in Denmark have developed a whole new Nordic food movement. It's based on seasonal produce, traditional preparation and local knowledge. It's New Nordic Cuisine, it's mega popular and it's not to be missed!

The delicious phenomenon that started in one restaurant in Copenhagen and put Denmark on the world map for food.

The best of Danish food

It's not all fine dining in Denmark! Many Danes like nothing better than a hot dog from an outdoor stand on the way home from work! Explore some of Denmark's most popular food trends here...

Taste your way around Denmark with this mouth-watering guide to traditional Danish dishes.