When Copenhagen Street Food opened in the spring this year, the Film Critic Guy and I biked out there on the opening reception to check it out. We came in the late afternoon, and everything we wanted to try was sold out. It was a big warehouse, a few food trucks and lots of people. Everyone blogged about it, but I wasn’t convinced. I loved the idea – to collect different food trucks with different type of food at the same place – but I didn’t think it worked.

I gave Copenhagen Street Food another chance in the beginning of June, but with the same disappointing result. Last week, I visited again, and it was like visiting something completely different. Because now the warehouse is almost full and when you walk around, it’s like you take a small trip around the world. There are more classic fast food like fish and chips, hot dogs and shawarma. But there are also Mexican food, an Italian food truck, fast food from Korea and a newly opened Japanese van – just to mention a few.

The owners of the different food trucks applies to be part of Copenhagen Street Food, and when they get a spot, they are obligated to have one dish for 50 dkk and one dish for 75 dkk. In the middle of the warehouse, there are tables and benches, so that you and your friends can buy food from different trucks, and enjoy it together. If it’s sunshine, Copenhagen Street Food serves you the most amazing view over the canal, with the Royal Danish Playhouse at the other side.

Walking in to Copenhagen Street Food is quite something. It has to be quite something, when 25 food trucks, everyone painted and “pimped” in their own way, are standing together. Some of the trucks are still a bit expensive if you ask me, but when that’s said, it’s definitely worth a visit.

Copenhagen Street Food, Trangravsvej 14, hal 7/8, Papirøen (outside Christianshavn)

All food trucks has a dish for 50 dkk and a dish for 75 dkk

Metro to Christianshavn (1 km) or boat 993 towards “Operaen” (jump off at the stop called Experimentarium City)

Linn Katarina Grubbström

Linn is the main contributor of Guide To Copenhagen. She is from Sweden, and has lived in Denmark since 2008. She lives at Nørrebro in Copenhagen and works with food communication. She is also the creator of the Danish food blog and radio show Frk. Kræsen.

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