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Delight in Copenhagen’s festive traditions on a Christmas culinary tour of the Danish capital’s foodie hotspots. With an expert gastronomic guide, delve into Denmark’s rich culinary heritage and absorb the electric atmosphere of Torvehallerne, the capital’s most popular food market. Pleasure your palate with Christmas delicacies like cookies and licorices; sample sizzling sausages fresh off the grill; and sip warming glasses of mulled wine, Christmas lagers and sweet schnapps during your fulfilling tour.
Copenhagen Christmas food and market walking tour with a local guide
Explore the food hotspots in and around Torvehallerne, the city’s trendy indoor food market
Hear about Denmark’s Christmas culinary traditions and its thriving food scene
Try classic Christmas specialities such as seasonal chocolate and gløgg (mulled wine)
Sample Denmark’s much-loved Christmas beer, Julebryg, a national institution only available during the holiday season
Taste yuletide delicacies such as Christmas licorice and cookies, washed down with Akvavit, the spicy local schnapps
Greet your gastronomic guide at a central Copenhagen location and set out to explore the city’s epicurean hot spots. Relish the festive atmosphere as you immerse yourself in Torvehallerne, a covered market thronged with enticing stalls. Discuss yuletide traditions with your guide and stop at appetizing stalls to sample delicacies like Danish Christmas jelly, cookies and licorice.
Sip sweet and fiery schnapps at Bornholmer Butikken; sample sizzling sausages at Omegn, a traditional farmer’s market stall; and delight in the Danish delicacies of grød (porridge) and honninghjerte (Christmas honey heart) at two specialist establishments.
Pleasure your palate with sweet treats at Summerbird, maker of delectable handmade chocolates, and then get cozy in the charming Tante T tearoom to try fragrant green and white yuletide teas.
Take home a bag of aromatic Christmas spices from spice shop, Asa, and conclude at brewery-restaurant Nørrebro Bryghus to sample some of the city’s iconic Christmas dark lager.
Bid your guide a fond farewell outside of Nørrebro and make your own way back to your accommodation.
Reviews by Viator travellers
LOTS of amazing food
, Dec 2018
The tour was great! Learned a lot about Danish Christmas traditions, ate a nice variety of foods and drank well too. In fact, we ate more than I expected that we’d be offered, so make sure you don’t eat beforehand. Not a huge amount of walking and most of the tour was centred around the market where you start so not a lot of sightseeing, but that was fine for us. The tour really made me fall in love with Denmark ❤️
Great tour with Marie! She was an excellent and well informed tour guide with both the food eaten at Christmas and the history of Christmas traditions in Denmark. As well as being informative she made our small group very welcome and relaxed and the tour was a lot of fun. Recommend this tour to everyone visiting Copenhagen at Christmas.
This was an amazing tour! Maria, our native Copenhagen born guide was splendid. She brought the traditional Christmas food tastings to life with her informative explanations of Christmas in Copenhagen. We were lucky to have wonderfully warm fellow travelers from England, Australia, Austria and my daughter and I from the US. Well worth the time and very reasonable price. Be sure to bring home some of the wonderful food tasted on the tour. Thank you Maria!!! Copenhagen is a wonderful city to visit with the most welcoming people we have had the pleasure to meet in our travels. No wonder the Danes are rated The Happiest People in the World. I am a believer!
My husband, 16 yr-old son and I went on this tour and loved it. We really enjoyed being introduced to the foods and drinks of Copenhagen Christmas. The group was small and very friendly. The food and drink were plentiful. Do not eat before this tour! Wish I was there now drinking glog.
This was one of the highlights from our trip. Learned a lot about Danish customs especially at Christmas and the types of foods they eat. Danish Blue cheese was my favorite. Well worth the money and a great change from museums.
What a wonderful tour! We sampled some truly delicious food from wine to cheese to sweets. My favorite stop on the tour was the shop where everything was from Bornholm. We went back later in our trip to buy the jam and licorice that we were able to sample, as well as tea from Tante T. Maria was such a wonderful guide, and we were able to spend a little extra time with her sampling beers at a local brewery. It was a great opportunity to learn more about life in Copenhagen!