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Apr 27, 2013 08:20 AM

Cheap Eats in Copenhagen?

Couldn't find any current info here. My son is currently embarked on his 5-month dream trip of North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Starting tomorrow, he'll be in Copenhagen for four days, looking to eat as cheaply as possible. To complicate matters, he doesn't eat beef, pork, or dairy. He loves veggies, though, as well as chicken, lamb, and fish. He also likes just about all Asian and Middle Eastern dishes. Any suggestions, or is he going to be out of luck in Copenhagen in particular, and Scandinavia in general?

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    1. It's going to be too late for your son but other users may appreciate knowing about the Riz Raz vegetarian buffet where at a price of 79 DKK (13 USD) you get all you can eat between 11 - 16. Check it out at

      Another option would be the socialist soup kitchens in Nørrebro where you can get a vegetarian casserole dish for 20 DKK (3 USD). More info available here:

      It is generally also possible to buy durum rolls stuffed with falafel, iceberg lettuce, tomato and creme fraiche sauce at a price of 35 DKK (6 USD) in most of the Turkish fast food outlets that are nearly ubiquitous in the boroughs of Copenhagen.

      1. I can strongly recommend restaurant La Galette in central Copenhagen, which serves french-style crepes of all types (goat cheese, eggs, smoked salmon, etc.). The place is charming, and the prices more than reasonable. The areas of Vesterbro and Nørrebro are filled with all types of ethnic places, and he will be spoiled for choice.

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        1. re: anjo216

          I agree that La Galette serves delicious food. However I don't agree that they're in the cheap category considering you end up paying upwards of 65 DKK (11 USD) for one simple ham and cheese galette. My experience is it takes at least two to satisfy a grown man for dinner bringing the total price up to twice the amount.

          In Petanque on Rømersgade you get similar Galettes at the slightly lower price of 58 DKK (10 USD) for ham and cheese: