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Copenhagen’s 5 best ‘cheap eats’ (that will rock your tastebuds)

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Let’s get one thing straight: indulging in a ’cheap eat’ isn’t always about saving money. Sometimes, it’s about discovering hidden culinary gems, immersing yourself in local flavours or simply savouring a satisfying meal without the fuss of fine dining. Even in Copenhagen, a city renowned for its gourmet food scene, you’ll find an exciting array of budget-friendly options that pack a serious punch in terms of taste and quality. So, whether you’re a thrifty traveller, a local foodie or someone who just enjoys a great meal without the extravagant price tag, let’s explore the mouthwatering world of Copenhagen’s best cheap eats.
Poulette Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Poulette Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Poulette

Poulette, the culinary brainchild of Martin Ho and Jesper Norrie, is the answer to all your fried chicken cravings. Situated snugly next to their popular wine bar Pompette in Nørrebro, Poulette is where Nashville-style hot chicken makes its Copenhagen debut. Whether you’re tucking into their juicy, perfectly spiced fried chicken sandwich or opting for the innovative vegetarian mapo tofu sandwich, you’re in for a flavour-packed treat. Round off your meal with house-made iced tea or bubbly kombucha to soothe the spice.

Poulette
Møllegade 1
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Poulette
Hija de Sanchez Taqueria Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Hija de Sanchez Taqueria Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Hija de Sanchez Taqueria

Bored of bland bites? Time to spice things up. Welcome to Hija de Sanchez, the brainchild of ex-Noma chef Rosio Sanchez, shaking up Copenhagen’s food game with kick-ass tacos that are anything but ordinary. They’re all about real-deal Mexican street food, packing locally sourced ingredients into tortillas made with imported Mexican corn. Whether you’re diving into their iconic Taco Al Pastor, trying out a seasonal special, or washing it down with a swig of artisanal agave spirits, Hija de Sanchez delivers bold flavours without breaking the bank. Trust us, these aren’t just tacos – they’re a flavour fiesta.

Hija de Sanchez Taqueria Torvehallerne
Frederiksborggade 21
Copenhagen
Denmark

Hija de Sanchez Taqueria Kødbyen
Slagterboderne 8
Copenhagen
Denmark

Hija de Sanchez Taqueria Nordhavn
Hamborg plads 5
Copenhagen
Denmark

Hija de Sanchez Taqueria Broens Gadekøkken
Strandgade 95
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Hija de Sanchez

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Diamond Slice Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Diamond Slice Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Diamond Slice

Bite into a slice of the Big Apple in the heart of Copenhagen at Diamond Slice. This hot pizza joint, brought to life by culinary maestros Jan Kopacz, Kristopher Schram and Alex Dadzis, is shaking things up on Blågårds Plads in Nørrebro. Here, New York-style pizza gets a Danish twist, all served from a takeaway window alongside outdoor seating. Don’t miss their showstopper Hot Honey slice, a mouthwatering concoction of four cheeses, double garlic, double cream and a drizzle of hot honey. At Diamond Slice, they’re proving that a slice of pizza can be a whole lot more than just a quick bite.

Diamond Slice
Blågårdsgade 27
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Diamond Slice
Gasoline Grill Copenhagen Denmark restaurant
Gasoline Grill Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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Gasoline Grill

If you’re on a quest for a burger that’s fresh, juicy and downright delicious, look no further than Gasoline Grill. With several locations around Copenhagen, they’re firing up the grills each day to serve burgers made from in-house ground, organic prime beef patties. But that’s not all – their commitment to freshness extends beyond their burgers. Everything from the organic cheddar cheese, potato buns and vegetables, to their crinkle-cut fries and homemade lemonade, is organic. The result? A cheeseburger that’s not just our favourite in Copenhagen, but what we’d argue is the world’s best fast food burger. So, if you’re ready for a simple yet savoury experience of melt-in-your-mouth meat and cheese, zesty onions, pickles and their signature tangy chilli mayo, head to Gasoline Grill.

Gasoline Grill
Niels Hemmingsens Gade 20
Copenhagen
Denmark

Gasoline Grill
Landgreven 10
Copenhagen
Denmark

Gasoline Grill Broens Gadekøkken
Strandgade 95
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of Gasoline Grill
The Fat Greek Copenhagen Denmark restaurant

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The Fat Greek

Get ready to be transported to a sunny Greek island with The Fat Greek, located in a spacious venue in Østerbro. Starting their journey in Boltens Food Court, they’ve now set up shop in a larger space to serve up generous gyros that will have you saying Opa! in no time. Their soft, fluffy bread envelopes an irresistible filling of juicy grilled pork, crispy fries, fresh onions, ripe tomatoes and creamy tzatziki. Though they offer chicken, lamb and vegan options too, our heart belongs to the pork gyro. Hands down, it’s the best we’ve tasted outside of Greece.

The Fat Greek
Ryesgade 30B
Copenhagen
Denmark

Photography courtesy of The Fat Greek

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