It was no problem getting a smile to go with the many taste samples at Copenhagen’s new covered market, ’Torvehallen’ in the week after its grand opening on September 2nd.
‘It won’t be a supermarket – it’ll be a super market’, reads the sign outside the two covered halls of Copenhagen’s new market place on Israels Plads close to Nørreport Station .
Taking inspiration from Europe’s many colorful markets, including Barcelona’s la Boqueria and the saluhaller of Sweden, the ‘grønttorvet’ or green square market has been reconstructed in the spot where it stood until 1958.
Restaurateurs are lining up for a booth here, including Cofoco’s Supermarché‘ and Italian specialists Il Fornaio. With everything from freshly-ground coffee and sandwiches to fish, meats, cheese and vegetables on offer, market shoppers can try funky fish tapas and delicacies from the Baltic island of Bornholm.
In addition to the covered halls, it’s hoped that smaller businesses will take advantage of the outside stands.