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Food for cheap in Copenhagen?

This year food prices have skyrocketed, and so also in Copenhagen

Is it really possible to eat here for a small sum? Read on.

We all get hungry and this is very true in Copenhagen too. Therefore a day in this bustling city will for sure make you look for some treats. However when it’s time to eat it can affect your budget drastically. Sad to say, this beautiful town is a quite expensive place. As a traveler you’re sometimes on a limited budget. But do not despair! Here we will tell you how to get some great food for next to nothing. Read on.

Good food is thrown away during the day and there are many reasons for this. It could be left after lunchtime ending or maybe bread that hasn’t been sold it time.
So how can we get our hands on this for little money?

First, download the app “Too good to go” (for Android and iPhone). Fire it up and take care of the settings. Now you are ready to go. And because this app works very well here in Copenhagen you will not stay hungry for long. So just browse the menu and make sure the pick-up location it’s not too far away. Finally, pay by card in the app. Done!
Don’t forget to keep track of the pick-up time. Some pick-up points are open for a very limited time. And remember to bring your phone and validate your purchase in place.

För 29 Danish crowns you easily get food enough for the whole day.

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So what can you get for your bucks? Let’s have a look

For 29 Danish crowns you can easily get enough food for the whole day. But remember that the assortment and amount changes from day to day so be flexible and enjoy what you get.

Great brunch from Scandic Spectrum Hotel, down at the canal. 29 Dkr. A favorite!

Here I pick the food straight from the buffé. Most places provide you with a box (often made of recycled paper). Bread like buns I usually put in my pocket to save some space. I brought the food to the nearby hotel and had a great breakfast and lunch. Cheap and delicious.

Another delicious and cheap brunch for 29 Dkr.

When you buy bread like cakes you often get a filled bag at the counter. Sometimes you fill the bag (or bags!) yourself.

More cakes than you (probably) can eat for 19 Dkr.

Some places will mix bread and sweet cakes. Others offer pastry and a few focus on healthy bread only. So check the information in the app carefully.

Great mix of Danish pastry and healthy bread for 39 Dkr

More bread and pastery than I can eat for 29 Dkr. Yes, sometimes you just get a bit too much to bring home. On these occasions I use to share it among friends.

Wow, more than you can eat for only 19 Dkr

Last night I tried a new restaurant and got a great meal that would be OK for at least two persons! I also got some bread (not in the picture). All for 29 Dkr.

A great vegetarian meal with lots of healthy food

Still hungry?

Another way to get a decent meal for small money is the Danish phenomenon “Fællesspisning”. In fact, it’s not that unique. You pre-order during the day and in the evening enjoy the meal together with folks from all over. So this is a great way to met locals. Indeed, often the food is prepared by pro’s and really healthy. Just remember to book as early as you can because this is very popular. Hence a good start for fællesspisning is peoples house Absalon.

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