Our indispensable guide to Copenhagen: Prepare to be inspired!
Serving fresh juices and incredible salads, 42º Raw is dedicated to “celebrating food and drink in their natural state.” Everything on the menu is delicious and 100% plant-based, untouched by sugar, dairy products, preservatives and coloring.
Being vegetarian/vegan we were extremely excited to find this restaurant! At some point, we probably tried almost everything on the menu, and taking extras with us to go.
The avocado sandwich was delicious and fresh on raw bread with baby spinach and a spicy chili mayo. The lasagna was also another favorite, made with squash, tomato sauce, walnuts, parsley pesto, cashew crème and baby spinach.
Don’t forget their amazing cakes and sweets! The energy balls are a great way to keep going in a city that has an endless supply of walking for hours on end. http://42raw.dk/
Lêlê Nhà Hàng
For a quick bite, head over to Vesterbrogade for some great Vietnamese. The restaurant is very quaint, and offers a fresh and delicious menu filled with authentic dishes. http://lele-nhahang.com/
Around the corner from 42º Raw, Agnes is known as Copenhagen’s original cupcake bakery. With more than 20 different flavors, these are the perfect little snack on the go if you are in the charming Nørreport area. http://www.agnescupcakes.com/
Bordering on the famous Tivoli Gardens, Nimb rises from its surroundings like a white Moorish palace set amidst the city street of Bernstorffsgade.
At first you almost feel as if you have mistakenly stepped foot inside someone’s home. The extraordinarily nice concierge welcomes you in, as you would expect an old friend welcoming you home. The delicious array of candles and gorgeous flowers in the lobby made us forget that it was a bitingly cold February day when we arrived (5°F).
Nonetheless, the hotel is charming and exquisite in every way. The hidden library nook with its spiral staircase provides some late night reading, or downstairs you can spend the evening tucked away in the cozy hotel bar imbibing wines from the fabulous Vinotek.
The restaurants at Nimb are considered to be the hub of Copenhagen’s culinary revolution. Nimb Brasserie was a spectacular meal, for a quick lunch or for a much deserved quiet dinner. The freshness and attention to detail was superb! http://www.tivoli.dk/nimb/
Storm’s sleek layout and amazing selection of both Men’s and Women’s designers is sure to make any fashionisto very happy. If you are a magazine collector, you will definitely need to restrain yourself here. Shopping to great beats, you can easily lose track of time, make sure to stop by the fragrance corner before you leave! http://www.stormfashion.dk/
Weaving in-between city streets is always the best way to find little boutiques. Kask is a super low-key shop with an awesome selection of art books, records and Swedish designers. You can find great pieces here that will definitely have your friends at home asking you where you got that! http://butikkask.dk/
The Black Diamond (Den Sorte Diamant)
The Royal Library has been jutting out of the waterfront since 1999, and its angular tinted glass façade has earned it the popular title, The Black Diamond.
Originally built as an extension to the Old Royal Danish Library on Slotsholmen in central Copenhagen, The Black Diamond was aptly named by the Minister of Cultural Affairs. In 1993, Danish Architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen were chosen amongst 178 Danish and International architectural firms competing for the design of the building.
The Black Diamond is in the basic shape of a box, which as seen from the harbor leans to the left, as well as towards the water. The building expands from the bottom up and from North to South, giving it its distinguished, prismatic shape. http://www.kb.dk
The famous amusement park and garden opened August 15, 1843 and is the second oldest amusement park in the world. Tivoli, since its beginnings, included a variety of attractions such as a theater, band stands, amusement rides and a merry-go-round.
While best experienced during the warmer summer months, Tivoli still managed to capture the magical beauty of Copenhagen under a blanket of white snow. http://www.tivoli.dk/composite-3351.htm/
CPH VISION & TERMINAL-2
Set up in 1998, CPH VISION was created with the open mentality to be a place where pure design and streetwear could meet and do business. http://www.cphvision.dk/
Gallery Int. Fashion Fair CPH
Gallery presents the 330 leading design driven brands in Scandinavia. “Copenhagen Fashion Week presents more than 2,500 brands, which makes it the second largest fashion trade city in the world. That is twice as many brands as in Berlin, and four times as many as in Stockholm.” - Modebranchen.Nu http://gallery.dk/
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, "Beware doll, you're bound to fall"
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out
Now you don't talk so loud
Now you don't seem so proud
About having to be scrounging for your next meal
How does it feel
How does it feel
To be without a home
Like a complete unknown
Like a rolling stone?
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone