Copenhagen is not exactly the first destination for those who want to travel on a budget — and with good reason. It’s true, compared to other European countries, Denmark is a bit pricey but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some alternative places that can help you enjoy your trip without costing you an arm and a leg. This list reveals the best cheap eats in the city.
The city’s buffet restaurants are a cheap and tasty way to sate your appetite. For low prices — at least by Copenhagen’s standards — you have access to a great variety of salads, meat and fish and you can refill your plate as many times as you want. One of the cheapest restaurants with a delicious buffet is Dalle Valle and it is located just in the city center. The dinner buffet is open from 4pm to 10pm and served are various dishes such as lasagne, chicken, roast potatoes and much more. For those who enjoy a mixed green salad, RizRaz is the perfect place for a lunch full of vitamins.
Dalle Valle, Fiolstræde 3-5, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 93 29 29
RizRaz Sticks’N’Veggies, Kompagnistræde 20, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 15 05 75
RizRaz – Steaks’N’Veggies, St. Kannikestræde 19, Copenhagen, Denmark, +45 33 32 33 45
Hot dog stands are spread all over the city, filling the streets with the smell of roasted sausages. Pølser are the locals’ favorite treat while they’re going home after work or when they relax by the lakes on a sunny day. Order yours with a special sauce or the regular ketchup-mustard mix. The stands are easy to spot, since most of them are situated near central metro stations, such as Nørreport Station or Christianshavn Station. A hot dog costs approximately DKK30 (US$4). Chances are you won’t get full, but it will satisfy your hunger, while you’re roaming around the city.