The weeks just pass by so fast in spring, don’t they?
With the long Easter break and our recent weekend trip to Belgium, it feels like an eternity ago that we spent the most amazing Sunday at Kødbyens Mad og Marked, the street food market in the Meatpacking District in Vesterbro.
It’s the perfect place to go on the weekend to enjoy some amazing street food, listen to live music, sip on a coffee or drink, and soak up the sun! You’ll find the stalls on the big square in front of Kødbyens Fiskebar and Warpigs, and I’m sure you’ll find anything your heart (or stomach) desires!
As I mentioned, there’s live music and plenty of seating on long benches under white tents or directly in the sun, surrounded by a myriad of street food stalls, mobile grills, ovens, and other vending carts.
I have visited the market a couple of times, and I try to sample different food every time I go – but there’s just so much to try!
Take these beautiful, scrumptious Italian bruschetta, for example.
Or this insanely good fried chicken burger – the juiciest, crispiest chicken, magic sauce, a squishy, sweet bun, and PICKLES. I love pickles so much, you have no idea. This burger was heaven!
You can also always make me happy with a Jipi empanada (side note: I’m so happy to see they’re expanding! They are the absolute nicest, and their empanadas are pure deliciousness!), or a big helping of savory seafood paella…
Not to forget the drinks, of course! There are multiple bars – one “generic” one at each end of the market, a bucket bar (yup, cocktails by the bucket!), a wine bar, and more. If you’re nursing a hangover, you’ll also find juices and plenty of coffee, of course!
But there’s just something about cocktails in the sun…
And because I can’t go for more than a week without a taco, we opted for some Mexican, too. Tacos and quesadillas al pastor just hit the spot. I’m pretty sure I mentioned my pineapple addiction earlier, so if I can have them grilled and on my taco, you bet I’m gonna go for that.
I love, love, looooove Kødbyens Mad og Marked, and I’ll be a frequent guest this spring and summer – even with new food court WestMarket just around the corner. I’ll just go there when it rains then!
After we’d stuffed ourselves full of delicious food, we took a little stroll down Halmtorvet and Sønder Boulevard, where the cherry trees were in full bloom, and half of Vesterbro seemed to be out for a walk or lying in the grass. It was so cozy and chill – the epitome of “hygge”, really!
Have you been to Kødbyens Mad og Marked? What’s your favorite thing to eat or drink? Let me know so I can try that next!