What a time to be alive. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has taken over the world and completely altered our daily life. All of us have been ordered to stay at home to stay safe. Maybe, like us, you’re feeling a little bit scared and confused right now, and maybe you’re unsure how you can still support local businesses. Even though you can’t go out to eat right now, a lot of restaurants are still open and offering takeout and home delivery options. This is part of a series of take-away guides in Scandinavia. We hope it helps make this time of quarantine a little tastier for you!
This guide is no longer being updated since restaurants in Denmark have been allowed to reopen.
Support Your Favorite Local Restaurants!
Restaurants are struggling to survive right now. They have employees and rent to pay, and hardly any income. If we don’t support them today, we might not have them around tomorrow. That’s why takeout is the new eating out! You can support your favorite local restaurants, and also eat better food at home. This list is compiled by our friend and local Odense foodie Martin Villumsen. Make sure to give him a follow on Instagram and check out his food blog Rigeligt Smør (“plenty of butter”) here.
Odense: Take-Away & Delivery Food
This is the place to go for some of the best burgers in Odense. The selection of burgers range from a more or less traditional burger to burgers with e.g. wild boar, plum chutney, almonds, and grilled cabbage. Or how about a burger with beef, truffle-cheese sauce, caramelized onions, and pickled apples? Available for pick up or delivery from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm daily. Click here to order.
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Eatmosfære offers a simple and delicious three course menu inspired by the Danish-French cuisine and made with good quality, local, and seasonal produce. Available for pick up Thursday-Saturday from 3 pm to 4 pm. Click here to order.
Japanese food is much more than just sushi and Goma proves just that. They create simple yet tasty dishes where they mix traditional Japanese flavors with Western ingredients. Right now, they’re offering a fixed six course take-away menu, as well as three other menus consisting of five, eight, or nine dishes. All four menus also include four pieces of sushi (in addition to the dishes) and it’s also possible to buy some wine to accompany the menu. Available for pickup Tuesday-Saturday (delivery within 3 km is also possible). Click here to order.
I PUPI SICILIANI
What’s more comforting than a traditional Sicilian dinner prepared by a skilled Italian chef? I Pupi Siciliani makes some of the best Italian food in Odense and is currently offering a three-course menu of beautiful Italian ingredients such as tallegio, ricotta, polenta, and mascarpone. The menu changes every week and usually consists of a pasta dish, some slow-cooked meat, and a dessert. Available for pick up Friday-Sunday. See the current menu here. Email [email protected] to order.
KOK & VIN
Kok & Vin is a classic French brasserie using local and seasonal produce, and they are currently offering their three-course menu as takeout. It is also possible to buy wine to match the food, so be sure to pick up a bottle or two. Available Wednesday-Saturday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Click here to order.
Bars are also temporarily closed but lucky for us, Lalou Vinbar will deliver wine straight to your door! You can either buy a box with four wines chosen by Thomas and Ivan (the two very competent owners of the bar) or you can send an email to [email protected] with your wishes and they will be happy to help find some wines for you. See available boxes here. Email [email protected] to order.
This is your go-to place for a classic French dinner at home. The French chef and owner, Stephane Libourel, cooks classic dishes such as onion soup with croutons and gruyère, steak tartarte with truffle and salad, and tournedos rossini. All dishes are available as takeout – pick up Tuesday-Saturday. Click here to order.
Why not order some smørrebrød for lunch? Restaurant HOS make some of the best smørrebrød in Odense and you can choose between three different packages with two pieces of smørrebrød in each. Pick up your lunch Tuesday-Sunday from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm, and pick up your dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Click here to order.
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RESTAURANT NO. 61
No. 61 is a classic, French-inspired brasserie that uses local and seasonal produce. The food is comforting and tasty, and the menu consists of a starter, a main course, cheese, and a dessert – it is possible to pick and choose as you like. The menu changes every day and you can see the current menu here. Available Tuesday-Saturday for pick up between 4:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Click here to order.
The kitchen at Restaurant Pasfall has always been inspired by Funen with their use of local and seasonal produce. It is usually a fine dining restaurant, but under the current circumstances the restaurant now offers their own interpretations of classic Danish dishes as takeout. Available Tuesday-Saturday for pick up between 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Click here to order.
Restaurant Vår is one of only two restaurants in Odense mentioned by the Michelin Guide. They serve Nordic cuisine with a focus on sustainability. The produce used for the menus are organic and/or biodynamic and so is the wine. They are currently offering a three-course menu that changes every week and it is also possible to buy wine for the menu. Available for pick up Wednesday-Saturday. Click here to order.
SOUP STONE CAFÈ
Soup Stone Café offers a small range of delicious homemade soups, curries, salads, and sandwiches. If you haven’t tried the Famous Chicken Curry, it is highly recommended. Available daily either as traditional takeout from 10:00 am to 8:15 pm, or pre-cooked and ready to heat at home. Click here to order.
Are you worried that you’ll run out of natural wine? Don’t be, S’vineriet Vinapotek has got you covered and offers various boxes of wine as well as the possibility to pick directly from their wine list at discounted prices. Click here to order.
How about some cocktails to go? Bar Visit offers a small range of pre-mixed cocktails in 20 cl bottles (2-3 cocktails). Available for pick up every Friday from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Check out their Facebook page for list of available cocktails and how to order.
Gift Cards, Donations & Future Reservations
If you want another way to support our restaurants during this time of crisis, consider purchasing gift cards for future use. The restaurants will get the money now, and you can treat yourself to a nice meal when life is normal again. If you have a reservation now, maybe postpone it instead of canceling. Stay safe out there everyone – and please remember to wash your hands, and practice social distancing.
Did we miss any of your favorite restaurants offering takeout? Feel free to comment below so we can consider adding them to the list!
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