5 places to sample Danish smørrebrød in Copenhagen
1) Told & Snaps
Since 2000, the chefs at Told & Snaps have been serving high quality smørrebrød topped with your choice of the essentials: pickled herring, liver pate, roast beef, and/or salmon. Also, don’t miss their extensive menu of flavoured snaps, the ‘blackcurrant, wild liquorice and star anise’ is recommended.
2) Aamanns Deli
Since 2006, chef Adam Aamann’s deli has offered some of the capital’s best open faced sandwiches for in-shop dining and as takeaway. With a focus on creativity and seasonal ingredients, Amman's brings a refreshingly modern sensibility to the smørrebrød tradition.
Schønnemann is Copenhagen’s quintessential, old-school Danish smørrebrød restaurant. With its dark wood interior, white table-cloths, and classic seafood-centric menu, this lunch only establishment has been serving up the classics since 1877.
This elegant restaurant, having served for years as a sailor’s tavern, has a long and storied past, dating back to 1854. Today, Lumskebugten (treacherous bay) is an elegant restaurant serving Danish cuisine, of which smørrebrød is a specialty. If you feel like splurging on lunch, try the three-course menu.
5) Hallernes Smørrebrød
For a simpler, more vibrant smørrebrød experience, head to the Torvehallerne food market. Here, Hallernes Smørrebrød serves fresh, creative open-face sandwiches made right in front of you. Hallernes also offers the advantage of being open later than most other smørrebrød spots in town.
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