Danish food

Love food? Love Denmark! With 15 Michelin stars and 14 Bib Gourmands, Denmark is the gastronomic capital of Scandinavia. Copenhagen is home to 13 Michelin-starred restaurants and is home to the world’s second best restaurant, noma. So if you’re looking for the nordic culinary experience, come to Denmark and eat to your heart’s content. Denmark has great food for all budgets. If you want to eat well without breaking the bank, there is a multitude of fantastic places to get your food fix. The country is full of restaurants, big and small, where you can get good, hearty Danish and international specialities at a price to suit you. Denmark is known for its “Smørrebrød” – open-faced sandwiches with plenty of delicious toppings – and no visit is complete without sampling this delicacy. If you prefer something on the go, do as the Danes and try a hotdog from one of the many hot dog stands.

Nordic Cookery

Ever heard of Nordic Cookery and wondered what it really is? This summer, BBC Lifestyle will take you directly to the source of this popular food trend sweeping Scandinavia, exploring four food regions in Denmark. Each region has a wealth of Nordic restaurants, farm shops and food festivals, making Denmark a great place for a gastronomic tour. Get a taste for Denmark with our guides to the four regions in the BBC’s Nordic Cookery series.

Join TV chef Tareq Taylor around Denmark, in four fabulous Nordic Cookery programmes. Each episode delves deeper into local culture, sights and, of course, delicious Danish food!

Video: Nordic Cookery

The delicious phenomenon that started in one restaurant in Copenhagen and put Denmark on the world map for food.

A star-studded food city!

The World's Best Restaurant 2014 (noma), World's Best Chef (2011) and 17 Michelin stars... Copenhagen is Scandinavia's gourmet food capital and the place to try exceptional Scandinavian foods.

Superchef René Redzepi runs the exceptional Nordic kitchen at noma in Copenhagen. Adorned with two Michelin stars, noma has just snatched back the title of World's Best Restaurant which it held in 2010, 2011 and 2012!

The sucess of Noma and New Nordic Cuisine has helped set the restaurant scene on fire in Copenhagen and Aarhus. 

noma is not the only world-class restaurant in Copenhagen. Restaurant Geranium has the world's best chef (2011) hidden away in its kitchen!

Food in Denmark

Have you ever tried an open sandwich, known as Smørrebrød? Do you know what Smushi is? You can find inspiration and ways to whet your appetite in Denmark right here.

The best of Danish food

It's not all fine dining in Denmark! Many Danes like nothing better than a hot dog from an outdoor stand on the way home from work! Explore some of Denmark's most popular food trends here...

Taste your way around Denmark with this mouth-watering guide to traditional Danish dishes.