Vesterbro, once the meatpacking center of Copenhagen, has turned into one of its hippest destinations. Around Istedgade, the main artery of the area, hungry visitors can treat themselves to organic meals, or the best burger hubs in the city. We’ve listed our top ten picks for food in this neighborhood.
The old saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’ does not apply in the case of Vesterbro Original Burger Restaurant. Burgers here taste as excellent as they look. Fresh ingredients, homemade recipes, and 300 grams of beef are some of the elements visitors remember about this restaurant. Before you leave, don’t forget to visit the basement where cocktails and all kinds of liquors are served at the inner bar, called Die Strafbar.Watch out for: the legendary burger
Located on a shopping street, this is a restaurant that knows what Italian cuisine is all about. With the ingredients delivered straight from Italy, Famo51 tries to keep the quality of each dish as high as possible, offering visitors a full Italian experience, from antipasti all the way to the dessert. The menu cannot be disclosed in advance as it changes every day based on the finest seasonal ingredients available, and the wine selection is equally impressive.Watch out for: the changing menu
This venue may be difficult to get a seat at since the place is always packed with pizza lovers, but it is definitely worth going to. Shared large tables fit perfectly in this restaurant where the description of every drink and dish in the menu starts with the same word: organic. Neighbourhood is the hip place to visit in Vesterbro if you want to treat yourself with a healthy meal with a very reasonable price.Watch out for: the organic cocktails
Formerly a butcher’s shop, Les Trois Cochons has tried to maintain the identity of the space to be as original as possible. Chandeliers and scattered candles warm up the walls, which are covered with tiles. The menu is based on the concept of dish sharing. Starters and desserts are fixed and each main course is suitable for two. Here, the variety of dishes is quite limited; there’s around two or three choices per day but all of them are carefully chosen and prepared with a clear touch of French country kitchen.Watch out for: a carefully selected wine cellar
In the heart of the meatpacking district, Bio Mio reflects the eco-minded Danish lifestyle. Green is definitely the color that comes in mind when thinking of this organic restaurant – a beacon of Vesterbro’s identity. Bio-Mio is a lively eating hub; it’s friendly and noisy with all dishes prepared only with organic products in a large open kitchen that, in times, can make the atmosphere quite smoky. As the largest organic restaurant in Denmark, they offer meals, snacks, and even cocktails under a 100% organic menu.Watch out for: the bright red sign, BOSCH, that identifies the building
Once a liver paté factory, Paté Paté has been transformed into a cozy wine bar where homemade bread is served. Paté Paté was the first restaurant to open in the meatpacking area and they are exceptionally proud for taking the lead. Jazz sounds and a mix of Spanish, French and Moroccan dishes accompany a glass of wine in this bistro restaurant. It would be a wise decision to book a table in advance as Paté Paté is a very popular choice.Watch out for: the tapas and wine
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