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Last week, I posted a blog about why I love Nyhavn in Copenhagen and today I am going to take you with me to Torvehallerne. Torvehallerne  is not your typical supermaket because it's more than just that - it is a "super" market complete with fresh meat and seafood, organic produce, plants and flowers, wine, beauty products, the ever so tempting Danish smørrebrød, spices, a coffee shop, a sushi joint, sweet treats, tapas, and even an Asian store.

Before I went on my Copenhagen solo trip (which was a personal dare by the way), I made sure to stop by Torvehallerne to buy some delicious Danish pastries to get me by. I decided to buy my chocolate drink and water from a nearby convenience store. If you're a foodie then this should be on top of your Copehnagen foodie trail. I love that this place is like a melting pot of organic goods, fresh produce and artisanal finds such as coffee, chocolate and wine among other things. The super market is divided into two halls and just outside the right hall is where you can find the vegetables and flowers section.


1. Torvehallerne is very accessible. 

The market is just a block away from Nørreport  train station.  The two symmetrical buildings were put up on a cobblestone-paved area more prominently known as the Israel Plads. Buses (5A and 6A) pass through the area as well and there's a bus stop just a few steps away from the halls. Of course, you can always take your bicycle with you when you go there and a bicycle parking are is also conspicuously allotted near the Frederiksborggade entrance. If you are coming from the Copenhagen Airport (Lufthavn), your best bet is to alight at the Nørreport station and after several minutes of walking, you will then immerse yourself into the food culture of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2. Torvehallerne is not your typical market. 

Although there are about 80 food stalls inside the two halls of the market, the silence is quite deafening. Of course, I am exaggerating but to put it bluntly it's not like the typical market where sellers shout and call on customers to try and buy their goods. In Torvehallerne, the sellers are very polite and welcoming, no seller pressurd me to buy anything. There were stalls with more customers than other stalls around them but people line up and so everything looks really calm and organized.

3. Torvehallerne is a one-stop-shop for a good meal. 

Be it a meal inside the halls or a meal you plan to cook at home, Torvehallerne is the place to go to get your ingredients. You may opt to get your fill of porridge, coffee, bread, tapas, open-faced sandwiches (smørrebrød), pastries, pressed fruit juices, and even wine or you may opt to  buy fruits and vegetables, the freshest fish and other seafood, meat including meat products, even flowers to decorate your table and whip up a meal at home. The market is open at 10AM (Mondays to Saturdays), 11AM on Sundays and holidays. The closing time varies depending on the day of the week so better check torvehallernekbh.dk for the updated hours of operation.

4. Torvehallerne is very clean. 

As in any other markets in Denmark, Torvehallerne is impeccably clean. The cleanliness is maintained inside and outside the establishment. Everything looks so fresh, appetizing and totally worth every Danish kroner (at least Php7 to 1 DKK) you will spend.

5. Torvehallerne is Instagram-worthy. 

I know quite a few people who thinks of their Instagram feeds when visiting places and so for you who loves adding beautiful photos in your feeds, think of Torvehallerne when you visit Copenhagen.  I regret not taking a lot of pictures because I had a timetable to adhere to so I could cover every item in my itinerary. One thing is sure though, I will be back and hopefully when I'm back my photography skills will be improved and I would be able to give justice to it's charm and beauty.

It's like La Boqueria in Barcelona - your monster appetite will be tested. You won't go out of the halls with an empty stomach (unless you purposely do so).

Here are a few more pictures for you to look at:

I hope you enjoyed our travel feature for this week. I'll see you in my next post. I will be sharing with you our trip to Tisvildeleje and Hundested (a couple of wonderful and charming towns in the Danish Riviera) in a photo blog post.  

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