Copenhagen may be famous for its open sandwiches, but for those who prefer to munch down on a juicy quarter pounder, the city has a good range of burger restaurants where fast food does not mean slipping those high Scandinavian standards. Organic, free-range beef, vegetarian options and homemade dressings and buns are on the menu.
Rivalry is high amongst the gourmet burger restaurants and the true holder of the crown is a matter of contention: While the critics can't get enough of Michelin restaurant Kiin Kiin's
(not quite so) fast food enterprise Burger & Bun
in Vesterbro and the new Haché Gourmet Burger,
the people's choice is Halifax,
a downtown burger restaurant that has proved popular enough to open two new branches; one on Larsbjørnsstræde in the Latin Quarter and a third in Frederiksberg.
The newcomers, like Modern American Steak House (or MASH
for short) and the beautifully-located Cocks & Cows
can still learn something from long-established restaurants like the small, offbeat Sporvejen
on Gråbrødretorv Square, modelled on an old Copenhagen tram, or Restaurant Chili,
known for its fun-to-use carousel of dips and dressings.
It's no problem either should only one of your party be partial to a burger, as almost all of Copenhagen's cafes offer hamburgers on their menus: International cafes like Tight
as well as the brand-new Cafe 8tallet
in Øresund are good bets for pleasing everyone with diverse menus and relaxed ambience.
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