W&D Goes to Scandinavia: A Guide To Copenhagen, Denmark

Better late than never, they say! This month we’re looking back at our trip to Copenhagen, Norway, Stockholm, and Berlin from last October. I’ll be sharing my favorite moments and providing you with shops, restaurants, and bars to add to your future itinerary. 

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Hello, Copenhagen! Weren’t you a sight for sore eyes. We started this trip out as a foursome, ready to eat, drink and shop our way through such a beautiful corner of the world. Copenhagen held on to the last crispy edges of autumn just in time for our arrival. Golden leaves clung to trees, and a blue-grey sky shed a lovely mist across the colorful city. It was muted and moody and absolutely beautiful. We kicked-off our trip the right way: a meal at Radio gave us a crash-course on the flavors of the area in an oh-so-cool and friendly way. We stayed in a quiet and hip neighborhood, just a 10 minute walk from the city center in a beautiful penthouse. Copenhagen was a city I had wanted to visit since design school when I learned about Magnussen, Wegner, Klint, Jacobsen. We spent an entire rainy afternoon at the Danish Design Museum and then walked along the water. And, we ate our weight in open faced sandwiches.

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A habit I brought back with me: breakfast made of soft boiled eggs, seeded bread, thick jams and salty butter, all lit by tapered candles. Everything in Copenhagen was romantic…even the steady rainfall we experienced the 3 days we spent here.

Wit & Delight’s Guide to Copenhagen, Denmark

WHERE WE ATE

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Radio: The first night in Europe was also the night of our favorite meal. Radio is co-owned by Noma chefs: former sous-chef Jesper Kirketerp, Chef Rasmus Kliim and Noma co-owner Claus Meyer. Using only the freshest local ingredients, Radio serves up simple, creative, local cuisine based upon what’s fresh that day.

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Aamanns Smørrebrødsdeli: Traditional Danish fare; open faced sandwiches, salads and shots of a Akvavit.
Höst: All the fanfare of the Nordic cuisine trend without the Noma price tag.
Scarpetta: When you’re craving Italian food in Copenhagen! The pizzas are delicious.
The Standard: Lovely views of the water. This space is home to a number of restaurants and clubs.

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More Restaurants: Manfred & Vin, Paté Paté, Cofoco, Hija de Sanchez, Amass, Bror, ØL & BRØD, WarPigs Brewpub, The Union Kitchen, Tårnet, Pony, Llama, Vespa, Restaurant Spuntino, Restaurant Les Trois Cochons, The Italian

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WHERE WE SHOPPED
Hay House and HAY: Lovely Danish design and at reasonable price. Loads of smart and beautiful things for your office, kitchen, and bedroom.

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The Apartment: A beautiful twist on traditional danish furniture. They really have fun with print and pattern here.

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Han Kjobenhavn: Cool men’s streetwear. Amazing space.
Normann Copenhagen: One of my favorite furniture designers.
Wood Wood: Great shop for both men and women.

More Shops: Kyoto, Nibble Foraged By I’m A Kombo, Norse Projects, DANSK Made for Rooms, Gubi Retail ApS, Illums Bolighus, Ferm Living ApS, Brund – Jeans & Boots, LEGO® Store København, SkandinaviskDora apS, Playtype ApS, Acne Jeans ApS, Acne Archive, Elmegade, Copenhagen

WHERE WE DRANK
The Barking Dog: This little establishment brews their own beer and makes a mean cocktail!

More Places to Drink: Mikkeller & Friends, Mikkeller Bar, Mikropolis, 1105, Lidkoeb

PLACES WE VISITED

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Torvehallerne: Stop by the market for lunch! It’s in the heart of the city. Or, pick up some materials for a delicious homemade meal.

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Danish Design Centre: If you love Danish design, you cannot miss this.

More Places to Visit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Gemini Residence, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Designmuseum Denmark, Carlsberg Breweries A/S

Images: Original content by Wit & Delight, LLC.

  • Ooh perfect timing. We are going to Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki and Norway (somewhere west) in April. So excited! Happy to add your recommendations to our list ?

  • My family is from Denmark and my sister lives in Copenhagen, while I’m in Montreal. I love your photos. You found some unique views that I’ve not seen before. lovely!

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