Copenhagen Food News (July 2023) Openings, Events & Pop-Ups

Although many of the locals have abandoned the city and retreated to their summer houses, or flown south to warmer destinations, July is still a popular time to visit Copenhagen. Many restaurants close for a few weeks in July during the summer holidays, so be sure to make reservations in advance to ensure things are open. But it’s still the best time of year to be in the Danish capital, and there are loads of exciting food events are going down this July! Keep reading to see a list of the exciting new restaurant openings, events, pop-ups, and collaborations happening this month in Copenhagen.

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Balderdash – July 1st

Balderdash bartender Emil Kyun Hellmann Hansen kicks off the last night of Balderdash (before they go on summer vacation) with a Korean snack pop-up.


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Connection x Henne Kirkeby Kro Pop-Up – July 1st

Chef Paul Cunningham of two-Michelin-starred restaurant Henne Kirkeby Kro in Henne, Denmark is joining chef Alan Bates at Connection for a one-night-only pop-up dinner. See below for booking information.

Friends + Record Market at Brus – July 2nd

In collaboration with Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Brus is hosting a records market with beers, vinyl records, and DJ sets on Sunday, July 2nd.


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Dessert Pop-Up at Fiskerizakajaen – July 3rd

Pastry chef Abhishek Ghosh will host the next pop-up at Fiskerizakajaen, celebrating all things dessert alongside a tea pairing. Click here to book a table.


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Amass Fried Chicken – July 4th

The legendary fried chicken hotspot from chef Matt Orlando, Amass Fried Chicken, is reopening once more in a new location in Copenhagen: BaneGaarden. The official opening date is July 4th, when they will serve natural bubbles on the house to the first 100 guests. Walk-in only.


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Pétanque and Wine at Fasangården – July 6th

On Thursday July 6th, Fasangården is hosting a pétanque and wine night. Make a reservation to enjoy snacks and a glass of wine while getting some pétanque tips from a pro. Click here to buy a ticket.


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A’Laise Pop-Up – July 8th

Chef Ulrik Jepsen of the newly awarded Michelin-starred restaurant A’Laise in Oslo is coming to Copenhagen for a one-night-only pop-up at Svovl. Click here to book a table.


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Ruby x Candelaria Pop-Up – July 11th

The Parisian agave bar, Candelaria, will take over Ruby for a one-night-only cocktail pop-up. Swing by the bar on Tuesday, July 11th, to taste the agave-inspired drinks that combine the flavors of Scandinavia and Mexico. Walk-in only.


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The Housewife Roast – July 12th

The next dinner hosted by The Caribbean Housewife will take place on Wednesday, July 12th, and will serve dishes inspired by the Dutch-Indonesian rice table alongside natural wine pairings. Click here to book a table.

Pauli x Silberbauers Bistro Pop-Up – July 16th

Mathias Silberbauer (Silberbauers Bistro) and Kieran McLaughlin (Pauli) will join forces on Sunday, July 16th, for a one-night-only four-hands lunch with interpretations of southern French dishes. Click here to book a table.


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Álvaro de Juan Sánchez x Nacho Domenech – July 17th

Chefs Álvaro de Juan Sánchez and Nacho Domenech of Noma are hosting another Spanish tapas pop-up at Øens Have on July 17th. They will serve a menu with lots of servings including tapas and Txuleta steak for 900 DKK per person. See below for booking information.

Spaghetti Ice Cream – July 22nd

Spaghetti ice cream! You read that right. Come try it for yourself at Bageriet B when Dorothee Sarah Spehar from Berlin and Baijie Curdt-Christiansen join forces on July 22nd. Natural wine by the glass as well!

Sunset Noodle – July 24th

Opening in central Copenhagen on Ny Østergade 14 is Sunset Noodle, a modern Thai restaurant from chefs Andreas Bagh (Esmée) and Will King-Smith (Goldfinch), together with Sovino Brands. The head chef is Viv Andersen. Sunset Noodle will open on Monday, July 24th.


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BEC x Diamond Slice – July 30th

What happens when a bacon, egg, and cheese meets a slice of pizza? Is this what NYC dreams are made of? Swing by Diamond Slice on Sunday, July 30th at 11:30 to find out.


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Grønt Marked – July 2nd, 9th, and 16th

Copenhagen’s favorite farmers’ market is open all summer long, selling organic vegetables, ciders, kombuchas, kimchi, ferments, and more. Swing by the market next to Lille Bakery on the first Sunday of every month, the Vesterbro market at Litauens Plads on the second Sunday, and the Nørrebro market at Skjolds Plads on the third Sunday.


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Fabro Pasta Pop-Up at Åben Brewery – July 6-8th, July 13-15th, July 20-22th, and July 27-29th

Fabro Pasta is having a seafood-focused pasta pop-up at Åben in Kødbyen during the weekends of weeks 27-30. Click here to book a table.


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Yves Le Lay and Nicolas Sale Pop-Up at Tivoli – July 6th-August 13th

Chef Yves Le Lay (À Terre) and chef Nicolas Sale (former head chef of Hotel Ritz in Paris) are joining forces to host the next, French-inspired pop-up in Tivoli. Click here to book a table.


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Psyche Café Residency at Seks – all of July

The team at Seks is going on summer vacation for the month of July, but leaving their café in the good hands of Mati Pichci, head chef and owner of Psyche Café. Breakfast and lunch will be served seven days a week.


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Formel B x Lillero – July-August

Owners of Michelin-starred restaurant Formel B, Kristian Arpe-Møller and Rune Amgild Jochumsen, have once again moved their restaurant to the Danish beach for a summer holiday. Lille B (Lillero + Formel B) is a summer pop-up at the Lillero glamping site in Odsherred, Denmark. Food is served informally, family-style with nine servings to share. Natural, organic wines and classical wines are both available, as well as simple cocktails from the beach bar. Bageriet Benji is also serving pastries. The pop-up runs through the end of August.


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The Hungries – Upcoming Events

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Lua Takeover – July 2nd

The third in our series of featuring badass women in the biz will be with Nickie Mydung of Lua. For those who joined the fastelavnsboller crawl, her pistachio and yuzu choux pastry was a big crowd-pleaser! Since then, she and her team of amazing ladies have been building an all-day menu – bringing in their various cultures from East Asia to make unique and super tasty food. On Sunday, July 2nd, she will close the restaurant for a private Hungries takeover, serving street food with a Lua twist.

Ice Cream Workshop at Köld – July 22nd

Our next summer event will be an ice cream workshop and all-you-can-eat ice cream party at Köld Ice Cream (our favorite ice cream shop in Malmö). It will be a fun adventure over the bridge together to “greater Copenhagen” – and our first-ever event in Malmö! On Saturday, July 22nd, the founder and legendary ice cream maker of Köld, Peter Svanberg (basically the Willy Wonka of ice cream), will do a workshop for us, showing us how to make one of his signature ice cream flavors! We’ll also get to sample ALL of their ice cream flavors – yes, you heard that right, an all-you-can-lick ice cream party! Some of his crazy ice cream flavors include Salted Caramel with smoked salt, Bloody Hot – blood orange sorbet with mango, chili, and Szechuan pepper, and Den Vita Pandan with pandan, coconut purée, and white vegan chocolate, served with a sauce of passion fruit and mango. Oh, yeah. You’re in for a treat. Only two spots left – grab yours here.

Sunday Church – July 23rd

On Sunday, July 23rd, you’re invited to Sunday Church with The Hungries! Along with the gang from Balderdash (our favorite cocktail bar in Copenhagen), we will be taking a party bus filled with booze to Holy Smoke BBQ in Sweden for the ultimate Sunday Funday. That’s right, it’s a return of one of last year’s most popular events!! Holy Smoke BBQ serves the tastiest barbecue we’ve tried outside of the great U.S. of A. – and you’ll get to be part of a family-style FEAST! We’re talking pulled pork, we’re talking chicken, we’re talking brisket, we’re talking beef ribs, cornbreads, sides, and all the fixings! Bring on the meat sweats! And to keep us hydrated, Balderdash will be slinging cocktails all day long. Want to join us?


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What are you eating this month? Let us know in a comment below!

Kaitlin Orr

Kaitlin Orr and Anders Husa are food & travel bloggers and creative content creators. From their base in Copenhagen, they operate the largest and most influential restaurant-focused travel blog in Scandinavia.

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