If you’ve read my blog before, you’ll know, otherwise I’m going to be frank with you right now: I love burgers. I mean, LOVE them. Hard. Could eat them every day and not even feel sorry for it. I’m on a constant quest to find great burgers in Copenhagen (here, here, and here), and I’m still far from having tried all the great burger places here.
One that has been on my must-eat-here-asap list for a really long time is Tommi’s Burger Joint in the Meatpacking District. If you ask around for the best burger place in the city, there are many people who would say this is. Founded in Iceland, Tommi’s now has burger places in London, Berlin, and Copenhagen as well. Located in the center of the trendy Kødbyen in Vesterbro, it was a perfect spot to eat lunch outside in the sun, even though it was still quite chilly.
In a delightful change of pace compared to other burger places such as Halifax, Haché, or Grillen Nørrebro, where you can customize you burger with different buns, beef, chicken or chickpea patties, and all sorts of exotic toppings, Tommi’s makes it plain and simple. Their menu: burgers. Their exotic toppings: cheese and bacon. Their sides: fries. Their drinks: milkshakes and sodas. It’s simple, and I love it!
Their burgers are not very large, but perfect for a lunch portion. And the price of DKK 89 for a burger, fries, and a soda is more than fair, especially compared to rest of the Copenhagen burger landscape!
The concept is very American diner-like, with burgers wrapped in paper and served in little baskets with the fries. Sodas are served in the can. It’s so unpretentious, so understatement, and so “back to the basics”, which is what makes it so great.
Not to mention the amazingness of their burgers, which excel in their simplicity. The buns are soft and a little bit sweet, almost brioche-like. The meat is cooked perfectly and well-seasoned. By default, they’ll cook your burger medium, but of course you can ask for it to be well done, which is what I prefer in my burgers. Otherwise, there’s some lettuce, a slice of tomato, and some pickles, and of course ketchup and mustard.
I mean, just look at this beauty! If I hadn’t written variations of the word “perfect” around 40 times already in this post, that would be what I would use to describe this burger!
The fries are thin and crispy, not too salty, and they remind me a lot of “Freibadpommes” - the fries we would get at the kiosk in the public pool as kids every summer. Oh, the memories!
Burgers in the sun? Anytime!!
Have you tried Tommi’s Burger Joint? What do you think? And where should I go next and eat delicious burgers? I’m looking forward to any recommendations!