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

It’s officially summer, and Copenhagen is aglow. Undoubtedly, the city’s finest season, with the best weather for sipping wine by the canals, and bopping around town. It’s a busy month! Early in June, Danish design is celebrated when the annual event 3daysofdesign takes place. The Nordic Michelin guide will also be revealed on June 12th – will any new Copenhagen restaurants get stars this year? Sankt Hans Aften (St. John’s Eve) will set the city on fire on June 23rd. Plus, there are loads of exciting food events are going down this June! 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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Rørt Smørrebrødvogn – June 1st

Starting June 1st at Broens Gadekøkken, Torvehallerne smørrebrød eatery Rørt will resurrect the “smørrebrødvogn” (smørrebrød wagon). They will sell “handy smørrebrød,” simple smørrebrød pieces to be taken to-go and eaten with the hands. The menu includes Rørt classics like chicken salad and “Egg & Truffle.”


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Connection x Trivet Pop-Up – June 3rd

Chef Jonny Lake of one-Michelin-starred Trivet restaurant in Bermondsey, London is joining chef Alan Bates at Connection for a one-night-only pop-up dinner. There will be ten courses and a matching wine pairing. See below for booking information.


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Stjernen – June 7th

Located on Nansensgade 30, next to the restaurant Nr. 30, is a bar from the same team. Starting on June 7th when it officially opens, Stjernen will serve draft beers, drinks, wine, cold platters, and smørrebrød. Walk-in only.


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Thai Festival – June 10th

Celebrate Thai culture on Saturday June 10th, at the Thai Festival at Rådhuspladsen (Copenhagen City Hall). There will be food, entertainment, and more, including ice cream, buns, and mango sticky rice from Nûm Bakery, our favorite Thai bakery in Copenhagen. The festival starts at 10:00 and continues until 20:00.


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Mini Wine Festival at Josephine – June 10th

Warm up for Raw Wine with a mini wine festival at Josephine on Saturday, June 10th. Tickets are 130 DKK/person and include tastes from ten producers. The fun starts at 13:00, and there will be a DJ at 16:30. Click here to buy tickets.

Raw Wine Copenhagen – June 11th

The world’s biggest natural wine fair is coming to Copenhagen on Sunday, June 11th. Featured winemakers attending the festival will include some of our Austrian favorites like Heinrich, Meinklang, and Koppitsch, Italian favorites like COS, Frank Cornelissen, and Costadìla, and so many more. There will be almost 200 producers present at the fair! Click here to buy tickets – or join The Hungries and enter our giveaway to win a ticket for free!


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Wine, Tapas, & Tunes at Øens Have – June 11th

Swing by Øens Have on Refshaleøen on Sunday, June 11th from 13:00 until 19:00 for natural wine, tapas, and DJ music.


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Francis Cardenau x À Terre – June 11th

Chef Francis Cardenau will join chef Yves Le Lay for a one-day-only pop-up meal at À Terre on Sunday, June 11th. Together, they will create a seven-course meal, served as a leisurely lunch at 15:00. The price is 1500 DKK per person. Click here to book a table.


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DoDo x Fiskerizakajaen – June 12th

Two Kadeau chefs will host a pop-up celebrating all things dough. DoDo is a fusion of food and friendship between French chef Batiste Loron and Japanese chef Yuto Fujimoto. Click here to book a table.


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The Housewife Roast – June 14th

The next dinner hosted by The Caribbean Housewife will take place on Wednesday, June 14th, and will serve all the Housewife classics alongside natural wine pairings. This month’s menu will feature Jamaican jerk chicken, jackfruit curry, and more. Click here to book a table.

Sustainable Dinner with Vegetable Crystals – June 17th

The Source Notes and Vegetable Crystals are hosting a sustainable dinner at The Lab Kitchen in collaboration with some friends. Read more below.

Jazz Lunch at Fasangården – June 18th

On Sunday, June 18th, Fasangården is hosting a summer lunch garden party with live jazz music. Make a reservation to enjoy sandwiches alongside the sweet sounds of double bass, saxophone and guitar in the middle of Frederiksberg Garden. Click here to book a table.


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Community Dinner at Admiralgade 26 – June 21st

The next community dinner at Admiralgade 26 will take place on Wednesday, April 26th and will be Korean-inspired. Click here to buy tickets.


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Sankt Hans Dinner at Fasangården – June 23rd

Celebrate midsummer on Friday, June 23rd, at Fasangården. Enjoy dinner on Sankt Hans Eve before going to see the bonfires – there will be a special three-course menu available for one-night only. Click here to book a table.


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BEC x kōnā – June 24th

Head to Carlsberg Byen on Saturday, June 24th for a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich when BEC pops up at kōnā. Served in the izakaya and outside for lunch, starting at 12:00.


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Vlake Pop at Den Vandrette – June 25th-27th

Swing by Den Vandrette for food, wine, DJs, painting, and live performances on Sunday, June 25th until Tuesday June 27th.


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Grønt Marked – June 4th, 11th, and 18th

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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Strutto Pop-Up at Åben Brewery – June 8-10th, June 15-17th, and June 22-24th

Italian eatery Strutto is having a pop-up at Åben in Kødbyen during the weekends of week 23, 24, and 25. Swing by for crescia (Italian flatbread) filled with prosciutto, stracciatella, mozarella, tomatoes, and other Italian delicacies.

Lafleur Pop-Up at Tivoli – June 2nd-July 2nd

Two-Michelin-starred restaurant Lafleur from Frankfurt, Germany will be the next pop-up restaurant at the Japanese Tower inside Tivoli. Experience vegan dishes from German chef Andreas Krolik in Copenhagen for the next month. Click here to book a table.

Formel B x Lillero – June-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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Copenhagen’s Best Smørrebrød Crawl – June 1st

The food crawling continues for the hungriest of Hungries – this time, with a tour of Copenhagen’s best smørrebrød! The tour will begin at Schønnemann, an institution in the city. We’ll start with traditional sandwiches, including herring and eel. The next stop, will be Møntergade, where we will enjoy a slightly more modern take on classic smørrebrød. On the menu: deep-fried plaice with remoulade and roast beef. Our tour will conclude at Selma, where the Danish sandwiches are actually prepared by a Swedish chef. We will end with our all-time favorite smørrebrød: Selma’s famous shrimp sandwich. This tour will be COMPLETELY FREE for members of the Hungries, but spots will be extremely limited. Join the club to join the event.

The grand finale of our smørrebrød crawl.
The grand finale of our smørrebrød crawl.

Empirical’s Last Hurrah – June 3rd

Empirical Reffen (Empirical 1.0) is now closed to the public for good – it’s the end of an era. But there is yet one more opportunity, one more chance for us to imbibe in the most special of places with the most special people! As part of our summer series featuring bad ass women in the food industry in Copenhagen, Kate and Elena, makers of amazing cocktails and tours at Empirical, are going to do one last hurrah to shut down the Empirical location on Saturday, June 3rd. It’s a special event just for the Hungries! For all those who attend, the first cocktail is on the house and it will feature a NEW spirit never before tasted! Hungries get the first sneak peek! Other cocktails will be available for purchase at a 20% discount. Live music and shenanigans. Sign up on the Discord forum to grab a spot!

Empirical is leaving Copenhagen, but you can experience them one more time.
Empirical is leaving Copenhagen, but you can experience them one more time.

Boutique Emilia Takeover – June 10th

What do we do when a place is hard to book?! We book the whole restaurant for The Hungries, of course! We’ve reserved Boutique Emilia for a very special pasta party. Not only do we get the whole place to ourselves, but they’re making us an extra special menu that is BIGGER and BETTER than what they normally serve. Translated: WE GET MORE PASTA!!! I’m talking egg yolk raviolo, I’m talking tortellini with Parmigiano Reggiano cream and balsamic vinegar, I’m talking tagliatelle with Parma ham, I’m talking ravioli ricotta and asparagus with crunchy pancetta, and I’m talking ravioli with ricotta, Mortadella, and pistachios. A total of seven courses will be served, including starters like Italian cheese and charcuterie, five pasta dishes, and dessert of your choice. (Yes, you should wear your stretchy pants for this one!)

Are you ready for a pasta party at Boutique Emilia?
Are you ready for a pasta party at Boutique Emilia?

CPH Women in Food: Marie Frank x Natalja Piiskoppel – June 17th

This summer, we are hosting a series of events highlighting women in the food industry in Copenhagen. The next event will take place on Saturday, June 17th, and will be a collaboration between pastry queen Marie Frank and our very own Hungry member (and wine expert) Natalja Piiskoppel. A few lucky Copenhagen Hungries will gather in a back courtyard by Nyhavn for a special lunch featuring three courses (one savory, two sweet) from Marie Frank, paired with wines from Natalja. It will be an intimate luncheon featuring truffle, strawberries, and fermented citrus deliciousness, alongside juicy wines. Spots are extremely limited.

Who's ready for Marie Frank ice creams again?
Who’s ready for Marie Frank ice creams again?

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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