Welcome to Scandinavia's gourmet food powerhouse!

Denmark's Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Denmark is Scandinavia's gourmet food powerhouse with a total of 28 Michelin Stars and 24 star-studded restaurants to choose from! For the past decade, Copenhagen has blazed its own trail as one of the world's great gastronomic hotspots, but Denmark's second city Aarhus has earned accolades as well.

Michelin bolsters Copenhagen’s position as gastronomy capital of Northern Europe

The new 2012 edition of the Michelin Guide has awarded Copenhagen restaurants a total of 14 stars reaffirming Copenhagen’s position as the culinary frontrunner and ‘hot-spot’ food destination of Europe. Earning more stars than any other Scandinavian city, Copenhagen’s recognition also eclipses European cities including Hamburg, Amsterdam and Rome. 

Get your rye bread fix at these lunch-time hot spots

Best Smørrebrød Restaurants in Copenhagen

How much food is it physically possible to heap on top of a slice of rye bread? At Copenhagen's smørrebrød restaurants you'll find out! Smørrebrød comes in hundreds of varieties including veggie options, fish, pate or meat. And just for reference, you don't fill a smørrebrød open sandwich, you decorate it! Sample the best Copenhagen's smørrebrød artists have to offer with this guide.

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Gourmet Denmark

 

Denmark has been called the epicentre of true Nordic cuisine. Enjoy a lunch or dinner at some of the best restaurants located on Zealand, Funen and Jutland.


Gastronomy South Jutland

Culinary specialties from South Jutland

Meaty delicacies

Taste the delicacies of South Jutland beef and lamb, particularly delicate due to the salty air of the area’s grazing region.

World-heritage treats

For those with a sweet tooth, Christiansfeld is well-known not only for its beautifully-preserved 18th century character, but also for its exquisite cakes and gingerbread. Christiansfeld is currently set to become a World Heritage Site.

Seafood

Culinary specialties

Fresh fish at the source

With the North Sea dominating West Jutland landscape and lifestyle, it’s hardly surprising that it’s one the best places in the country to gorge on fresh fish. Tonnes of fish are caught daily along the coast and are available to buy at outlets just a few short hours later.

Culinary specialities

Culinary specialties

It's all about the produce!

You can drop in to many, local farm shops around West Zealand, with a great selection of locally-produced fruit and vegetables. The area around Lammefjord is known for its delicate asparagus, carrots and potatoes.

Further reading

Read more about West Zealand.

South Zealand cuisine

Culinary specialties

A fertile land

The fertile soil and mild climate of South Zealand makes the region a pantry of delicious raw produce. Everywhere you go, you will see roadside stalls and farm shops, where you can buy local produce.

Visit the region's orchards

The orchards on Fejø, Femø and Askø in the Smålandshavet Archipelago are famous for their apples and pears and for sweet apple juice and cider.

Fyn Specialties

Try these Danish foods on Fyn!

Produce from the source

Fyn is a green and fertile island with many orchards producing not only wonderful fruit but also delicious juice. You can often buy farm produce directly from the source, at roadside booths, a particular characteristic of Funen. 

Læsø salt

Culinary experiences

All of nature's best

Fresh fish form an important part of the region's culinary specialties. Other North Jutland delicacies for you to enjoy include air-cured ham from Ålbæk, Norway lobster, salt from Læsø, mussels and oysters from the Limfjord, Vildmosen potatoes, schnapps and aquavit.

Further reading

Read more about North Jutland.

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TKM The Best Oysters in the World

There is a little journey in every oyster. Once you open and smell them there is a fresh breeze on your face from the sea and the wild. The Romans brought the flat shelled oysters from the Atlantic region of Europe back to Italy packed with in ice, snow or in barrels with sea water. Oysters are woven into the cultural fabric of Europe as the essence of fine foods.

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