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Regional Information on Denmark

Denmark, Europe
Regional Notes - Events - Gatherings & Groups - Travel Information

HappyCow previously offered this space for vegetarian events, vegetarian travel or general information for Denmark, suggestions such as hotel recommendations, travel agencies, or any other regional vegan and vegetarian related information.
However, this has been discontinued due to inactivity.
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Visitor Notes:

Subject: 'Lots of picnics!'
Posted by Amy1274 on: Saturday, September 08, 2012 at 11:40 PM PST
In contrast to some other countries Denmark is very welcoming when it comes to bringing your own food - even in places where you pay an entry fee such as Legoland and Tivoli Gardens, you are more than welcome to sit on a bench or in a picnic area and eat your own food, rather than getting stuck with just pommes/chips. There are bins everywhere in parks and often a covered area too, which as a vegan I found very helpful when planning a full-day trip.

Subject: 'Vegie friendly'
Posted by ampallang on: Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 02:07 AM PST
Now I am living in Copenhagen from Nov 2008, vegetarian options are available easy. Vegan options are starting to appear too. Some resturants around the city and many kebab-Falafel kitchens have vegan falafel. You just need to ask, many people speak english! Health stores are many and varied, easy to get pates and rice cakes and fresh fruit. you can look at forums at www.anima2.dk- most people can write in english if you have questions.
Just remember not much is open Sundays!

Subject: 'I've Visited Denmark'
Posted by The Veggie Cook on: Thursday, October 04, 2007 at 02:46 PM PST
I've also been to Denmark, and indeed, it is a difficult place for vegans. But if you go to Copenhagen, use HappyCow's listings and you will be just fine. Vegetarians, however, will have more luck with food. If you eat cheese and eggs, you can always find a veggie cheese sandwich, salad, or cream soup on most restaurant menus. The Danes love their cheese and yoghurt.

I found that the people were generally mild-manner and friendly when you ask them for directions. The countryside is very lush and green, kinda flat with no major hills. Copenhagen is a great bicycle friendly city. Special lanes are designated for bicycles. Even when it rains, people still ride their bikes to work!

Subject: 'choices for vegetarians in Denmark'
Posted by Guest on: Friday, December 09, 2005 at 10:51 AM PST
Hi- I just went on a trip to Denmark with a friend who is also vegetarian, and we had a great time. It's a wonderful country. As far as restaurants, though, we didn't have much luck. Things seemed pretty pricey everywhere and there were few vegetarian options a lot of places. (I didn't know about the places listed on this site- will have to try them on my next trip!) It didn't seem like restaurants were that great even for non-veg! However, we had a great time making our own food while staying at hostels that had kitchens. There were lots of great choices at supermarkets. One good one is a store called Irma, which has a lot of organic foods. Lots of organic cheeses available and lots of whole grain breads. Also a popular drink that we liked is hyldeblomstdrik, which is a juice made from elderflowers.
The Danes have a great way of life and it's a beautiful country. I especially loved seeing all the bicycles. Check it out!

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