It's estimated that Copenhagen has more than 2,000 cafes, snack bars, and restaurants, and a higher number of Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in Europe in 2006 (10 with at least one Michelin star). You can enjoy a wide variety of meals ranging from a traditional Danish meal to exotic Asian and everything in between.
The popular areas for restaurants are either in Tivoli Gardens or around Rådhuspladsen (Town Hall Square), around the Central Railroad Station, or in Nyhavn. Others are in the shopping district, on streets off of Strøget. You can also find some nice places in Frederiksberg.
If you’re in the mood for a quick bite, hot dog stands offer steamed or grilled hotdogs with shredded onions and fries. The bageri or konditori (bakery), found on almost every block, sells fresh bread, rolls, and Danish pastries.
There are also a number of small food shops (Viktualiehandler) found throughout the city. The best buy is smoked fish. Ask for a Bornholmer, a large, boneless sardine from the Danish island of Bornholm, or for røgost, a popular and inexpensive smoked cheese. Yogurts are available in small containers -- just peel off the cover and drink it right out of the cup as the Danes do. Hytte ret (cottage cheese) is also good and cheap.
The favorite lunch of Scandinavians, particularly Danes, is the open-faced sandwich called smørrebrød. The purest form is made with dark rye bread, called rugbrød. Most taverns and cafes offer smørrebrød, and many places serve it as takeout food.
For a complete listing of restaurants, cafes and pubs in Copenhagen, click the following links.