There are two types of take away. The fast one that you eat on the run because you don’t have time to sit down. And then there are the take away that you buy home at a Friday evening, because you want a delicious meal without cooking yourself. For the last category, I have a few favorites that I would love to share.

I’ve had take away from Manfreds many Friday nights. They serve amazing food, with lots of vegetables. For 90 DKK you get at big portion and some bread. They always have a green alternative as well, and when the Film Critic Guy and I buy take away from Manfreds together, we always mix and buy one “Dish of the day” and one “Green dish of the day”. Together with a bottle of wine, a Friday night almost can’t get any better.
Address: Manfreds, Jægersborggade 40, Nørrebro
At one of the fish stands in Torvehallerne, you can buy “fish tapas”. You either mix several different dishes with fish, or you mix dishes with fish and salad. Last time I was there, we bought bread another place, and shared a tapas box with three types of fish and four types of salad. One of the fish dishes in our box was withoctopus. I had told the girl at the stand that she could mix “three different fish dishes, but no octopus”. She handed me small pieces of a few different dishes to taste, and when I told her that I liked the last one the most, she smiled and told me that “it’s the octopus”. In other words: Be prepared to try something new!
Address: Torvehallerne, Israels Plads, Central Copenhagen

Soup might be a quite unusual take away, but it’s a hit in Copenhagen. I have to admit that I usually eat my soup at Sopuanatural rather than take it with me, but I have several friends that often buy soup for dinner and take it with them on their way home. Soupanatural is a quite fantastic place. Not only because they serve both soup AND cocktails in their small restaurants, but also because everything they do are organic.
Address: Sankt Peders Stræde 31 (Central Copenhagen) and Guldbergsgade 7 (Nørrebro)

Linn 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 photography. She also writes the Danish food blog Frk. Kræsen.