This isn’t your average city guide. Travel with a Twist is a round up of must- see, do, eat and visit guides for the conscious traveler. First up: Copenhagan. Skål (Cheers)!
Copenhagen is the personification of Nordic philosophy of local above all else, not only when it comes to food, but art and culture as well. Lauren recently visited for a weekend with a friend, and came back to the FEED HQ with some must-try recommendations.
There are so many amazing places to stay in Copenhagen, so you can’t go wrong. One favorite is Axel Hotel Guldsmeden, which takes sustainability to a whole new level, with motion-activated lighting, an organic in-room mini bar and a restaurant that sources 90% of its food organically.
Atelier September is a lovely cafe that serves amazing coffee and the best avocado toast in the world paired with an egg, asparagus and truffle sauce. It is situated in a cute shopping area and near a beautiful park, so it is worth a visit.
Noma, ranked one of the best restaurants in the world, serves up some of the most innovative food I have ever tasted. All of their food is foraged (i.e. gathered, not cultivated) from Copenhagen, the nearby forest areas and the ocean. The many course lunch, has everything from seasoned leaves and edible flowers, to wild onion compote, to fermented mushrooms, to chocolate covered moss for dessert. It is an earthy, thoughtful, and a truly unique culinary experience!
Amass is located in an old warehouse district of Copenhagen and offers a farm to table menu that is inspired and delicious. The dining room looks onto a garden where many of their ingredients are grown. And at night, they have a big bonfire outside, where you can relax over a glass of wine after your dinner.
Beau Marché is a quirky and well-curated home shop that mixes new items with vintage finds. Tucked behind the shop is a picturesque courtyard.
Illums Bolighus is essentially the largest department store in Copenhagen and houses many native Scandinavian designers.
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art is located in Humlebaek, about a 40-minute train ride from Copenhagen. This world-class museum features Denmark artists as well as internationally renowned works from the likes of Warhol and Picasso. There is also a beautiful sculpture garden outside.
Danish Museum of Art and Design features Danish prints, furniture, textiles and more. It brings together a traditional aesthetic with all that is new and modern.