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. 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 also a quite expensive place. As a traveler you’re sometimes on a limited budget, but do not despair! Here I will tell you how to get some great food for next to nothing.
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 good to go. In fact, his smart app works very well here in Copenhagen so you will not stay hungry for long. Just browse the menu and make sure the pick-up location it’s not too far away. Finally, pay by card in the app.
Now it´s time to keep track of your 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. Done!
On some rare occasion, you may find that there is no food to pick up. If this happens, you simply get your money back in the app.
(Keep in mind that the prices shown here can change quickly. Therefore, they should only be seen as an indication of what it might cost.)
För 29 Danish crowns you easily get food enough for the whole day.Swedish traveler
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.
Here I pick the food straight from the tasty buffé at Scandic Spectrum. 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. This time I brought the food to my nearby hostel and had a great breakfast and later lunch. Cheap and delicious.
When you buy bread and cakes you often get a filled bag at the counter. Sometimes you fill the bag (or bags!) yourself. However, even if it is possible to grab everything left, I usually never do so as this kind of food must be consumed relatively immediately.
Some places will mix bread and sweet cakes. Others offer pastry and a few focus on healthy bread only. Always check the info in the app carefully so you know for sure what you ordered.
Sometimes you get far more bread and cakes than you can eat. What problem huh? Then I simply share the purchase with friends.
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 great bread (not in the picture). All for 29 Dkr.
Catch bargain prices in supermarkets
You will also find most supermarkets expensive. Huh. But if you make your purchases in the afternoon and evening, the price of a lot of goods is usually reduced. And quite substantial as well.
And what about fællesspisning?
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. And yes, this is also 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.
but if you really want to treat yourself to a visit to a French restaurant during your visit to Copenhagen. Yes, then the Copenhageners’ new favorite place applies.
At Bouillon you can eat and drink for relatively little money. As an example, the most expensive of the dishes costs only Dkr 124! However, it’s a popular place so book a table online.
At Copenhagen Airport
Copenhagen Airport is no exception. Everything here is just unreasonably expensive. The smallest thing to eat or drink costs a fortune, and being forced to pay too much usually doesn’t feel so good. So what do you do?
Yes, there is actually a budget solution here! For just a few minutes’ walk from the main entrance, there is a namely a low-price Netto food store! (You will also find McDonalds next door.)