Smørrebrød is back!

Young Danish chefs have breathed new life into the famous open sandwich, Smørrebrød, which dates back to the 19th century. Now Danes are hungrier than ever for their traditional lunch.

Smorrebrod lunchbox

Heaped treats 

These heaped rye bread treats were popular with everyone from farmers and factory workers to the lavish urban elite, one hundred years ago. Until recently, Smørrebrød had fallen slightly out of fashion, but new trends in Denmark to focus on traditional dishes and ingredients have brought the handy lunch item back on the menu.

Smorrebrod salmon

Record-breaking smørrebrød: Ida Davidsen

Restaurant Ida Davidsen is one of Denmark's most famous Smørrebrød restaurants. Located right next to Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, there's a good chance you'll end up sampling Ida's famous smørrebrød at a table next to Danish celebrities or royalty. Her restaurant has the world's longest menu, according to the Guiness Book of Records, and includes many specialities named after famous Danes.

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