PLANT-BASED FOOD GUIDE: COPENHAGEN

Whilst Copenhagen (my new favourite city!) boarders Germany meaning there is a lot of meat foods and burger bars around, Copenhagen is an  open minded place and full of heathy options. You can tell by the abundance of raw food cafes and the fact that most people cycle around the city. So it was exciting for me to check out a few of these places and try the vegan/ plant based options available – and there is still many we didn’t visit but our trip was short so hopefully there will be a sequel to this guide in the near future.

Joe and the Juice

I had seen a few Joe and the Juice cafes around London before but in Copenhagen I saw more Joe and the Juice cafes that Starbucks which was refreshing. Especially as they have have a variety of juices, a vegan protein shake and avocado sandwiches which could be made vegan. Perfect stop for refuelling after a morning of exploring the city.

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The Bagel Co

We came across this little gem on a whim and were so surprised at how great this place was. I’m already a huge bagel fan so this was embarrassingly exciting. It was deli-style so you could pick the bagel and all the fillings – I had the veggie one with allll the hummus and pesto dressing. Accompanied with a fresh juice it was a 10/10 easy and filling lunch.

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The Bronx Burger Bar

This burger bar was so close to the apartment so we thought we stop by for a late night burger and drink – we ended up staying quite late as the bar was quiet and had a nice vibe. I got a falafel and salad burger with pesto hummus and sweet potato fries. It was so good and so filling and again I had the joy of pesto incorporated too. Not a vegan or veggie establishment was the options they had were delicious nonetheless.

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Souls

This was the only place I knew I wanted to visit on my birthday for a vegan meal and Souls didn’t disappoint – the food was incredible. We had quinoa bites for a starter, vegan burgers for mains and raw chocolate cake for dessert. All the meals are raw vegan and the quality was amazing. The flavours were unreal and I just wish I could teleport here every weekend for an indulgent meal. 10/10

42Raw

Again, this cafe was on my radar and we finally visited on the last day for lunch. I was apprehensive about the food being so healthy it didn’t taste amazing but I was so wrong. I had a rye bread open sandwich with pesto, avocado, cucumber and spinach and was so good and super filling. I also grabbed a juice and a raw blueberry crumble cake which was tasty and healthy too.

 

Copenhagen is filled with lots of little cafes and restaurants that cater for vegan and plant based diets so if you are thinking of going definitely check out these recommendations – especially Souls and 42Raw! Our Airbnb had a kitchen so we were able to make a few meals ourselves – like pasta, bread and jam in the morning for breakfast and few snacks to save on money.

Ellie

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