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Copenhagen Trip

Eeeee! Last week I had the super fun pleasure of going to Copenhagen, Denmark for a whole week. There was lots of eating and boat riding and bike riding. It’s the most charming, quaint city. It’s big enough to be filled with amazing food, clothes, shopping and culture yet small enough to not leave you with an ounce of stress.

A big dose of fun was added into the mix because Yossy and Michelle were my travel and eating homies. We ate casual food, fancy food and everything in between.

Copenhagen Trip

It was my first time in Scandinavia ever and I was happy to learn a few things:

1. Danish is a v v hard language. When I said pronounced words as they looked, like, in English, they were completely different from the actual pronunciation. For instance, the most important word I learned to pronounce was the word HYGGE, which basically means cozy AF (my life mantra).

So, us English speakers would pronounce it ‘hi-gue’ when it actuality it’s pronounced ‘hue-guel’. LIKE, WHAT?!

Copenhagen Trip

Anyway, the good thing about Denmark is everyone speaks English so you can don’t have to embarrass yourself completely.

2. Smorrebrod is the shit. (If you’re unfamiliar, they’re little sandwiches on dope very dense rye bread and topped with all the things.)

3. Credit card chips work REALLY quickly in Europe so I don’t know what the issue is in America because ours take forever to checkout. Get it together, USA.

On the first night we were in Copenhagen, we were so jet lagged that we had to skip late lunch and cocktails, so we all took a nap and went to Spontan for dinner. The brewery, which is attached, comes from Mikkeler alum. If you’ve never had Mikkeler (they sell it all over the US), you’re missing out. Their beer is very 100. And so is the brewery, Brus.

One of my favorite dish is this fancy thing with tomato consommé, thinly sliced scallop and tomato.

Copenhagen Trip

That night I passed out so hard and slept for a solid 9 hours. I felt like a million dollars. In the morning we had breakfast and headed to a smorrebrod festival where a bunch of restaurants served their favorite smoorebrod and we voted on what was the most awesome one.

We headed to the Torvehallerne market and walked around. The flowers in Denmark are incredible and CHEAP CHEAP. I got a bunch of tea roses for like $6.

Copenhagen Trip

Copenhagen Trip

Copenhagen Trip

After that was a visit to Copenhagen Cooking event where I had kombucha and stared at food because I couldn’t eat anymore.


After a bit of down time and a change, we went to Geist for dinner. I thought it was amazing, minus a few dishes that weren’t my thing, but I thought the meal was beautiful and mostly incredible.


That night all three of us didn’t sleep a wink because of jet lag (so strange) so we were like half delirious.

But nothing that a boat ride can’t cure. It’s an amazing way to see the city because nothing feels more awesome than being on a boat.

Copenhagen Trip

Copenhagen Trip
Copenhagen Trip

Later that night we went to a dinner straight out of Kinfolk. It was in the backyard of Skagerak (a home design company) store and the food was cooked by Chef Mikkel Karstad .


The last day with Copenhagen Cooking was maybe my favorite. We rode bikes, got lunch at Manfreds, ate tartare and drank a lot of super natural, weird wine.


Copenhagen Trip

We also visited Meyer and had way too many baked goods. I didn’t really eat in Copenhagen for a whole day after. It was just too much.


I spent a few extra days at an AirbNb baking and chilling by myself (more on that soon!).

Other non-food related places I liked:

Illum – like the Danish Barney’s; on the third floor, in the way back, they have a bunch of Scandinavian designers like Ganni, Whyred and Samsoe & Samsoe –very cool.


Jaegersborgadde in Norrebro – one of my favorite streets in Copenhagen. They have a bunch of jewelery stores and ceramics stores. I loved all of them. The jewelery in Copenhagen is unbelievable. Definitely worth buying a few things.

Copenhagen was dreamy.

Copenhagen Trip

(A gigantic big hug to to Copenhagen Cooking and Visiting Copenhagen for inviting me to eat through their beautiful city—it was honor!)


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  • Reply Ida January 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    I have some bad news for you.
    1. Your favourite street in Cph (spelled Jægergårdsgade) is primarily known for drug trafficking
    2. You didnt pay $6 for those tea roses. You paid $9.

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme January 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      didn’t see any drug trafficking. all seemed cool to me.

      and my credit card statement said $6. so no bad news for me! 😉

    • Reply M. November 29, 2018 at 1:09 am

      Hi Ida,
      1. The drug trafficking stopped several years ago – before all the shops opened.
      2. It’s not named (or spelled) Jægergårdsgade but Jægersborggade.
      3. Please get your facts straight before you go lecturing people and trashing Copenhagen for now reason.

    • Reply M. November 29, 2018 at 1:15 am

      Hi Ida,

      1. The dug trafficking stopped several years ago – before all the shops opened.
      2. It’s not spelled Jægersgårdsgade but Jægersborggade.
      3. Please get you facts straight before you go lecturing people.

  • Reply heather September 1, 2016 at 4:57 am

    we were just in amsterdam, and looking at your pictures made me lonesome for it. last weekend i made your deviled beet pickled eggs and summer squash fundido….so yummy. glad that you’re back in CA, and that Amelia is on the mend. we had the same experience with our cat, ollie…no fun, and pricy

  • Reply Louise August 31, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Hi Adrianna

    Nice post about Copenhagen and all the good eateries etc. I noticed you mention Restaurant Spontan as part of the Mikkeller brewery – but Spontan and BRUS is owned by the brewery To Øl (tool beers). See more here

    All the best

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 31, 2016 at 6:55 pm

      Ahhh no, I said it comes from Mikkeller alum. The person from Visit Copenhagen said they used to work at Mikkeller!

  • Reply Holley August 30, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    i just ordered a choker from an Etsy shop called Hygge!! ahhh

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 30, 2016 at 4:06 pm

      LOLLLL see it’s everywhere. I feel like it’s going to be trendy AF very soon.

  • Reply Lene August 30, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Beautiful, beautiful photos of my home town – lovely to see it through your eyes 🙂

  • Reply Miranda | Miranda's Notebook August 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    What a glorious post! You so make me want to visit Copenhagen – it looks absolutely beautiful and so full of wonderful food 🙂 xxx

  • Reply Holly Henderson August 29, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    The speckled brown dish on the blue table (in the manfreds photo), my parents had that set that they must have gotten in Scandinavia like 40+ years ago. I have two of the bowls in my cupboard that I took possession of. ; ) It’s such a quiet pattern but I love it.
    Glad you had a great time there!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme August 30, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Whoa really, that’s crazy! Now that you say that I can kinda see how it’s vintage-y for sure.

  • Reply Alice August 29, 2016 at 4:05 pm

    The credit card thing is so interesting! I remember my first time in the States & paying with a card, they just swiped it and I was thinking like “whaaaa… you don’t need my pin?”

    Copenhagen is so beautiful, love your photos!

  • Reply Francesca Catanuso August 29, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    2+3 (!!!!) When i tell people about checks and ‘balancing’ a checkbook here in NL, they act like I have 10 heads. Also smorrebrod is basically scandanavian tapath 😀

  • Reply michelle @ hummingbird high August 29, 2016 at 10:21 am

    so much fun hanging out with you!!! let’s go back.