The tagline on the Torvehallerne website – Its not a supermarket, its a super market – sums up this wonderful covered market, close to Nørreport station, perfectly. I remember a few years ago watching the building of the market hoping for great things. Just before we left Copenhagen in September 2011 my son and I visited the market on its opening day. I loved it right from the beginning with the amazing selection of produce both from Denmark and the rest of the world. The stall holders are friendly and knowledgeable, which is an important combination of a market.
The fruit and vegetable stands offer every herb you can ask for plus an amazing array of exotic fruits and vegetables.
Everywhere there is something beautiful to look at.
The whole market is worth exploring and I am sure that everyone will find the stands that sell their favourite foods but I wanted to highlight a few of my favourites here.
First for fresh fish I would head to Hav in Hall 1 at stand G7. Their selection is wide and great quality. They are also very happy to give you advice, which is great for me as I enjoy fish but it is something I am not confident buying or cooking. My son loves the big tank of lobsters!
Next up on our favourites list is Ma Poule French delicatessen in Hall 1 stand F9. Baguettes to die for, pates, French cheeses and great salamis and roti cuit pork – heaven for me!
Finally Asa spice stall offers all the spices we can ever wish for and is beautiful to look at. Find them in hall 2 stand B7.This is just a snapshot of the market, I love so many stalls here. Their website is great and lists all the stands and there is a map showing all the locations within the market. Here are my top five places to eat in the market.