Copenhagen Food News (September 2021) Openings, Events & Pop-Ups

As summer draws to a close, we bid farewell to the long sunny days we’ve enjoyed during the past few months in Scandinavia. On September 10th, we also say goodbye to all Corona-related restrictions within Denmark. With vaccination numbers so high (above 70%), Denmark has officially declared that the pandemic is under control. That means that the use of the coronapas will no longer be required to visit restaurants and bars – and nightlife will also soon be returning. As a result, we’ll likely see opening hours extended around the city. Is life finally returning to normal? Keep reading to see a list of the exciting new openings, events, pop-ups, and collabs happening this month in Copenhagen.

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KOKS Pop-Up at Tivoli – Until September 4th

Restaurant KOKS on the Faroe Islands has a summer residency at the Japanese Tower inside Tivoli. Experience Faroese flavors right here in Copenhagen until September 4th. Click here to book your table.


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Grønt Marked – September 12th

On the second Sunday of every month (from May until December), you’ll find the city’s biggest farmer’s market, Grønt Marked, pop up on Refshaleøen. Shop organic vegetables, ciders, kombuchas, kimchi, ferments, and so much more. Now, the market also has expanded to Nørrebro – find your favorite farmers at Guldberg Byplads on September 26th as well.

Sneezing Fruits – Opening September 16th

In mid September, Amager bakery and coffee shop, Alice, is opening a satellite location in Islands Brygge (in the same courtyard as restaurant Alouette). Sneezing Fruits will serve baked goods from Alice and freshly made coffee.

Rouge Crayfish Party – September 16-17

Rouge Oysters is throwing a legendary crayfish party this September at Spisehuset. Gently caught Swedish crayfish are cooked over fire and served with Hart Bageri sourdough bread and all the fixings. The price (excluding alcohol) is 475 DKK per person. Click here to book a table.

Pirlo – September 22nd

Pirlo is an Italian restaurant and wine bar from the same owners as Toto Vin & Spisebar, also located in Amager. Described as a backyard osteria, the menu will feature antipasti, homemade pasta, and grilled fish and meat. After months of waiting, the restaurant will finally open its doors on Wednesday, September 22nd. Click here to book a table.


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Riccardo Canella Pop-Up – September 23rd

Danish design company Vipp has launched a supper club series in a 100-year-old pencil factory they’ve transformed into a social dining room. To kick things off, they’ve invited Italian chef Riccardo Canella (formerly of Noma) to host a dinner for 26 lucky guests. The evening is titled “A Tale of a Venetian in Denmark” – Canella will serve “an experimental tasting menu, spiced with anecdotes from his own journey as a chef.” ⁣Click here to book your table.


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Jonathan Tam at Ruby – September 26th

Popular cocktail bar Ruby is hosting a series of summer pop-ups featuring local chefs. On September 26th, Jonathan Tam (former head chef of Relæ) will take over the kitchen featuring dishes from his soon-to-open restaurant Jatak. Ruby will shake up some special drinks for the occasion. Click here to book a table.


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Madland – August 12 – October 10

The sustainability-focused food festival, Madland, kicks off on August 12th and lasts until October 10th. According to their website, their mission is to “connect and equip professional food people as well as food citizens to take an active position on our responsibility and influence in sustainable change.” Click here to see the full program of events, which include farm visits, coffee courses, sustainable dinners, and more.


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The Hungries – Upcoming Events

Join our members-only food club! We are having both in-person events in Copenhagen (and Oslo!) as well as virtual events that you can join from anywhere in the world. VIP members also get discounts and perks at participating Copenhagen restaurants, shops, and hotels! Click here to read more. Here’s what’s coming up for The Hungries this fall…

Balderdash x Gasoline Grill Party – September 8th

Our friends from Balderdash and Gasoline Grill have invited 13 lucky VIP members of The Hungries to come to the bar for a burger and boozy milkshake bash! That’s right, FREE burgers, fries, and alcoholic milkshakes – exclusively for The Hungries. Note: this event is currently full, but join the club to get on the wait list, and to attend future events.

Geranium Pop-Up at Mangholm Farm – September 12th

Geranium dream team (and fellow Hungry members!), Roxane and Coen, are having a pop-up at Mangholm farm outside of Copenhagen. This power couple is no stranger to the fine dining scene – Coen is the assistant head chef and Roxane is the assistant restaurant manager at the three-Michelin star restaurant, Geranium. (Sous chef Alexander Baert will also be part of the pop-up.) On Sunday, September 12th, Coen and Alex will be cooking a 13-14 course menu, and Roxane will be keeping the wine flowing all night long. Of course, we’ve reserved a table just for The Hungries! Note: this event is sold out, but join the club to get on the wait list, and to attend future events.

Copenhagen Food Tour – September 16-19th

Want to join us on an epic, weekend-long food tour in Copenhagen? We’re planning an all-inclusive food tour this September, visiting some of the city’s hottest restaurants. We’ll eat Copenhagen’s best burger, best pizza, best smørrebrød, best pastries, and best ice cream, and the trip will culminate with dinner at restaurant Alchemist – one of the world’s most groundbreaking culinary destinations. Spots are extremely limited (only 10 spots!), and are exclusively available for members of our food community, The Hungries. Note: This tour is SOLD OUT. Stay tuned for future food tours.

Barabba Takeover – October 12th

The Hungries are taking over the entire restaurant of Barabba for a night you won’t forget (or a night you won’t remember…) We’ve booked the whole restaurant for VIP members of the Hungries, so that we can throw a big party with all the pasta, wine, and grappa your heart can dream of. Save the date and take the next day off work now! We have 50 seats available, but spots will go fast for this event – so join the club today to be the first to book. (Update: only a few spots left!)

Fermentation Class – November

META fermentation shop in Frederiksberg has invited the Hungries for a tour of their production facilities, as well as a tasting of their products (Koji, Shio-Koji, Chickpea Miso, Miso Tamari, Amazake, Amazake Syrup). You’ll get to see the barrels where they age their products, their incubation chambers and kitchen, and learn about the art of fermentation. Calling all food nerds – this event is for you! November date to be announced soon – join the club today to be the first to book.

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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