A Vegetarian Guide to Copenhagen

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We don’t know about you, but when we’re travelling to a new destination we find that the places where we eat can really enhance the overall trip. That’s why we spend time researching and planning all of the restaurants that we plan to visit before boarding the plane. To make things easier, we have you covered for Copenhagen with our list of the city’s most delicious vegetarian-friendly eateries. 

Atelier September 

If, like us, you’re interested in sampling some of the local cuisine while visiting Copenhagen, then going to Atelier September for breakfast is an absolute must. This quaint cafe is immensely popular amongst tourists and locals alike, so much so that you can expect to find a queue outside of the door from as early as 9am. This being said, the queue moves surprisingly quickly and this venue serves one of the best traditional Danish breakfast plates in the city, complete with sourdough bread, blueberry jam, cheese, a soft-boiled egg and their famous whipped butter.


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Rug Bakery

For a larger eatery with a more relaxed feel, head down to Rug Bakery! While this bakery’s coffee and pastries are to die for, it also boasts a delicious breakfast menu which features authentic Danish dishes, simpler options and lighter bites. We recommend ordering folded eggs with brown butter and fresh herbs on sourdough bread, which is delicious!


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Gaza Grill

For a fresh and flavourful dining experience, there’s no better place to go than Gaza Grill. Located just minutes away from Copenhagen Central Station, this charming restaurant is beautifully decorated with traditional fabrics and mosaic tables. It also boasts a lengthy  menu, which includes a range of vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes! The bulgur wheat falafel bowl is particularly mouthwatering: it’s served alongside tabbouleh, hummus, baba ganoush, muhammara and is drizzled with a pomegranate dressing and fresh pomegranate seeds. Dreamy!


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Italo Thai

This homely restaurant is well loved for its welcoming atmosphere, fresh pasta and seafood dishes. Copenhagen is known for its prominent  sense of community, and Italo Thai encourages this with its seating plan, which allows you to mingle with fellow diners and maybe even share a table with strangers. While this may be off-putting to some, the communal dining experience generally creates more of the positive energy that makes Copenhagen so popular amongst those who visit. You can order individual dishes at this restaurant, or opt for the dining menu which changes daily and includes a range of dishes that have been hand-picked by the chef. Like the name suggests, Italo Thai is an Italian restaurant that also serves a number of traditional Thai dishes. 

Buka Bakery

If, like us, you’re a sucker for a pastry, then be sure to add Buka Bakery to your Copenhagen itinerary. This bakery recently went viral on TikTok for its deliciously creamy pistachio croissant which took the internet by storm. Let us be the first to say that this croissant was well worth the hype! If you fancy heading down to Buka Bakery to sample some of its sweet treats then be sure to pop down early, as they typically sell out by 3pm. 


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For a flavoursome and relaxed dinner, Maexico is the place to head! There are outposts scattered all around the city, meaning that you should be able to find one close to you no matter where you’re staying. This vibrant restaurant features a long menu, which offers burritos, burrito bowls, tacos and a range of starters and sides. All of the dishes include vegetarian and vegan options, making it a great spot for those who are plant-based. The cocktails are also reasonably priced and refreshing. 


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H Kitchen

If you’re spending your days exploring this  stunning yet often chilly city on foot, then what better way to warm yourself up by indulging in some nourishing and spicy cuisine? H Kitchen is an Asian restaurant located in Nyhavn, just a short walk from the canal. Here, you’ll find poke bowls, hot bowls and ramen, all of which are seasoned to perfection and make for an incredible lunch or dinner option. We recommend trying the vegan ramen but requesting for it a little spicier than usual for a soul-warming meal.

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