Saturday, 3 September 2011

Torvehallerne - a mecca for foodies

According to Berlingske, Toverhallerne has been 14 years in the making. The covered food market, which covers an area of 2400m², is the work of architect Hans Peter Hagens and the doors were finally opened to the food loving masses of Copenhagen on Friday morning. Israels Plads was buzzing with excitement (and packed with bikes) when I got off the bus after only a very short ride from our home in Østerbro.
Between the two massive (and there really is no other word) food halls, there is something for everyone: baked goods, fruit and vegetables, meat, fish, chocolate, oils, teas, breads, flowers...
I had arrived with a shopping list hoping to pick up everything I needed for the weekend but I soon realised this would be a hopeless endeavour. Abandoning my list, I fished out my camera and together with my daughter we trailed around stall after stall of culinary delights...
Everywhere we turned there were smells, colours and textures that caught our attention and we stopped to take a closer look. Overwhelming? It would have been if I had tried to form any kind of agenda. Instead, we simply let our senses guide us through and distraction was the order of the day. These pictures are our souvenirs.

We didn't even make it to the second hall, it was, relatively speaking, a flying visit. When we had both reached sensory overload, we left, and almost empty handed too - this was only because with a 17 month old baby in tow, I didn't have enough hands to manage her and my camera and the exchange of money. However, we will be back and at the very least because there is the promise of Torvehallerne being open for business on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm!!! Hooray!


  1. Looks fabulous! Can't wait to go (and they have clotted cream!!!)... Emma :)

  2. Emma - I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Did you notice how much a jar of clotted cream costs, though?!!! x

  3. But I would pay that out of desperation! A scone is not a scone without it!! xx