Copenhagen Vegan Eats Part 1
July 29th, 2017 | 4 minutes to read
In this post I will cover a few places I enjoyed during my trip to copenhagen. You might also want to follow the part 2.
The Organic Hobo
I was thirsty and hungry when I was walking around in the charming town Copenhagen. I still had the plan to visit the Design Museum, which is surely something you shouldn’t miss when you’re in Denmark, a country famous for the design, so I decided to quickly grab something to eat and drink around the area. The Organic Boho is the perfect place to do so.
The store itself is super tiny, although there are 3 tiny seats and tray-style table for you to sit while waiting, or you could choose to sit around the stairs, it’s surely not designed for people who want to eat there. Since I really wanted to rest a little after a long day of walking, I almost struggled as my bag clumsily competed with my butt, lol.
I ordered a simple wrap made of raw vegetables and sweet potato fries (this is new to me and it wasn’t too bad actually. Although I think perhaps it’s better served alone, as they tend to get soggy when in contact with the other raw vegetables). My wrap tasted healthy and nice, but unfortunately the end wasn’t tucked nicely, so I was embarrassingly trying to balance myself on tiny little stool while catching the sauce dripping down, lol. The big smoothie was super good though, green and creamy, exactly what I needed after I just ran out of water.
So my advice would be to take your orders somewhere else to eat, the experience would be much nicer, and Copenhagen is never short of chairs in the streets for people to relax on. And service was friendly and quick, you might wait a little sometimes, but it is usually not very long. So mark this place when you’re around the area.
- Address: Gothersgade 5, 1123 København K, Denmark (where I went)
- Address 2: Prinsessegade 23, 1422 Christianshavn, Denmark (probably bigger, I haven't been there)
- Website: https://theorganicboho.com/
Nice Cream, like its name, is a very nice little ice-cream place that’s totally plant-based, which is animal-friendly and eco-friendly. The store itself is quite small, just a counter where you get your ice-cream of choice, then you can either sit outside on the benches to eat or eat as you go.
The area might not be aimed for typical tourists, but it’s certainly nice to visit if you have a bit more time. It’s packed with a lot of lovely vintage and second hand stores. It could be ideal to pick some treasures and hang out with friends on a sunny afternoon.
The ice-cream can be served in different quantities, in paper cup, with waffle cones, or made into a popsicle. I especially like that those creamy ice-cream balls were served with crumbles of cookies, brownies, or chocolate chips. It’s more interesting on the color and adds texture.
We tried chocolate, blueberries, strawberries, and coffee with caramel. They all tasted super good, served in perfect round balls in a cup, especially on a hot summer day. If I have to pick just one favorite, I would say the coffee one is the best. My only wish is that Nice Cream will establish itself around the town, not only making those little gems more accessible to every body, but also for us traveling vegans who might not have time to venture into more local areas, but dying to quench the thirst for a nice plant-based ice-cream.
- Address: Elmegade 30, 2200 København N, Denmark
- Address 2: Enghave Plads 10, 1670 Copenhagen V, Denmark
- Address 3: Nordre Frihavnsgade 7, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
- Website: https://www.nicecreamcph.com/
Simple Raw is a hidden gem at the famous Gråbrødretorv, which is a square with charming yellow and red houses surrounding it. We strolled around here for a while before hitting it as it’s a half basement.
Climbing through a narrow stair you arrive inside: simple white walls, cozy hanging light, green plants above your head and comfortable chairs and seats. The environment is very clean, calm and relaxing.
The menu is presented in beautiful pictures, and in both Danish and English too, if I remember correctly. We ordered a warm burger with sweet potatoes chips. The burger is made of quinoa and mung bean, served with nice sauce, pickled cucumber pieces, onions and lettuce. The bun happens to be gluten-free, however, due to this reason, it felt a bit hard and crumbly, and easily fell apart when we were eating it. However we do loved how the burger tasted! And the smoky paprika mayonnaise tasted so amazing, and it matched quite well with the sweet potato chips.
Besides that we also ordered a Poke bowl. It has organic tofu, avocado slices, cucumber slices, alfalfa, mango, seaweed, red cabbage with a wedge of fresh lime, with cauliflower rice hidden under. The ginger chili sauce tasted so good with this one. I always feel refreshed eating salad for dinner, especially if I have been eating something greasy for the lunch. So if you haven’t managed to eat so healthily, you should definitely order one of those bowls, I promise you won’t be disappointed! Not to mention, the colors are so beautiful and enticing!
We would very much love to try some dessert, but we felt so full after we finished those two dishes. So perhaps next time.
In a word we love Simple Raw and would love to come back again soon. I like how they make it “high raw”, instead of being so fixated on the definition that everything has to be “raw”, (thus excluding tofu because it’s not “raw”). This is a more flexible and sound combination, reaping all the benefits of everything on the plate. I highly recommend that you make a stop here when you visit Copenhagen.
- Address: Gråbrødretorv 9, 1154 København K, Denmark
- Website: https://www.simpleraw.dk/