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Torvehallerne is the perfect place to visit for those looking to experience authentic Danish cuisine and culture in one place. This urban marketplace is brimming with activity throughout the day, with locals and tourists coming here to savor the wide variety of locally produced and handcrafted gourmet dishes. Opened in 2011, the covered marketplace welcomes about 100,000 Copenhageners every week and has since been a usual go-to place for both outdoor and indoor dining experiences. 

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But what exactly does Torvehallerne offer? From the iconic open-faced sandwiches and Smørrebrød to the freshly brewed coffee and locally crafted beers, you’ll be spoiled for choice. And that’s before we even get started on the delicious pastries and tempting desserts and confectionery. Open one door and the world of Danish culinary exploration unveils itself!

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The bustling market offers over 50 stalls, selling an array of items including tantalizing seafood, creamy cheeses, succulent meats, cooling drinks from alcoholic to non-alcoholic, delectable baked goods, tantalizing spice shops, nutritious snacks, and much more. Besides this, the market also houses some exotic stalls like a Tapas bar, providing a delightful spot to enjoy a snack with family and friends.

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What time does Torvehallerne open? Torvehallerne is open from 10:00 AM to 19.00 PM during weekdays and 10:00 AM to 18.00 PM during weekends.

Are there sitting areas inside the shop? Yes, although limited as the place is often filled with locals and tourists alike. However, each stall that offers an in-dining experience is equipped with comfortable lounge areas where you can relax and enjoy the atmosphere. For those who prefer the outdoors, there are also some outside seating areas where you can soak up the sun while sipping on a cup of coffee and savoring a freshly baked loaf of bread.

Is it close to public transport? Yes! Torvehallerne is conveniently located just steps away from the Nørreport Station, making it easy to get to your next destination whether you use the bus, metro, or S-train.

Do they only sell purely Danish food? Absolutely not! Their menu is packed with a diverse selection of both traditional Danish delicacies and international dishes like Empanadas, Tapas, and Asian cuisine.

Some Personal Favorites

I’m a fan of Smag’s salad mix for lunch – it is usually so generous that it can last until dinner. Slagter Lund’s flæskesteg sandwich, frikadeller and meatballs are also notable items to mention. For those looking for something a bit more unique, Torvehallerne is the perfect spot for the popular Merguez Sausage. Although quite pricey, their selection of fresh, daily seafood is also worthy of praise. Last but not least, their range of specialty shops is ideal for picking up some delicious local food souvenirs and gifts.

What authentic Danish food are you most looking forward to trying? Comment down below!

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