Looking for halal food in Copenhagen? I’ve got you here! Admittedly, I didn’t specifically go visit many halal food places during my 3 days in Copenhagen. I was a lot more focused on hitting up all the bakeries & pastry shops instead as that was my main goal. Frankly, I just didn’t have that much stomach space after stuffing myself with pastries all day long for proper meals. But I’ve done my research & work about Copenhagen halal food prior to the trip and thought I’d share it with you in case you find it helpful!
As I was exploring Copenhagen, I noticed there is no shortage of kebab fast food shops and Middle Eastern restaurants, especially around the Nørrebro area. In terms of variety, Copenhagen’s halal food scene is not as extensive as London’s, but you still have a fair bit of options. If you are not too set on having to eat meat every meal, there are plenty of very fresh seafood and vegetarian/vegan options.
Where to Find Halal Food in Copenhagen
- Stefanos Mad & Kaffe/ Stefanos Pizzabar
- Kini Kini
- Louis Burger
- Börger Burger
- Liban Cuisine
- Shakedown Burger & Shakes
- Other halal food spots
Stefanos Mad & Kaffe / Stefanos Pizzabar
Looking for a halal brunch spot in Copenhagen? Stefanos Mad & Kaffe is a very popular pick! The halal brunch cafe is a small local business in the area of Nørrebro. Its menu features a small selection of Turkish brunch dishes as well as some western classics such as American pancakes, avocado, etc. I had the Beef Sausage Scrambled Eggs, which was nice but also nothing wowing.
Right nextdoors, there is also Stefanos Pizzabar, which serves halal pizzas.
Kini Kini is a sister restaurant of Michelin-starred Thai restaurant, Kiin Kiin. It specialises in Indonesian cuisine, more specifically Balinese gastronomy. They are known to be the first Indonesian restaurant in Copenhagen and are open daily for dinner service. The restaurant itself is also charmingly designed with a jungle theme to add to the atmosphere and comes with great reviews. I tried to visit during lunch but didn’t realise they’re only open from 5 pm!
Reffen is an urban street food market that is quietly bubbling up as the new hot spot in the city. One of the stalls is Awasana, a halal stall that prides itself in serving authentic traditional Afghan cuisine. Think of the likes of Kabuli Pilau, Bolani, Borani Bonjan, etc. and they are also known for its delicious chicken wrap. It is slightly out of the inner city centre but you can make it a joint visit to nearby Lille Bakery for some exquisite pastries too!
Louis Burger is a fast-food burger joint tributing to Louis Lassen – a Dane (from Copenhagen specifically) who moved to the US and invented the first burger. This fact has been made official and recognised by the Library of Congress – I’ve talked more about the story here on this article. I visited Louis Burger on a tired rainy night after a lot of walking and had the original Louis Burger. Unfortunately, I can’t say I’m impressed. The patty was a bit dry but, on the plus side, it was well-seasoned. Other than regular burger buns, you can also get the burger in sandwich toasts, which is the original way of how burger was served.
Another halal burger place in Copenhagen is Börger Burger, which comes in fairly high ratings. They are located in Istedgate and prides itself in using fresh organic ingredients for their food. There are some more unique ingredient combo on their menu, most notably the Bearnaise Burger which consisted of asparagus, fried potatoes, caramelised onions, etc. and their homemade bearnaise sauce.
Liban Cuisine is a popular Lebanese restaurant in Copenhagen. Traditional Lebanese & Middle Eastern dishes aside, interestingly enough, they are also very popular for their burgers! If anything, the burger menu section seems to be even bigger than their selection of wraps. Of course, you can still get all the classics such as mezze, meat grills, salads, etc.
WooWok is a Thai restaurant in Østerbro and specialises in traditional Thai family recipes with a Scandinavian twist. To be precise, it’s an Asian food court concept and, technically, there are three restaurants – WooWok, WooShii and WooCake – all under one roof. So apart from Pad Thai and Curries, you can also get Maki Rolls and delicious dessert pastries!
Burgerklubben is one of the first halal burger restaurants, not just in Copenhagen, but in Denmark. They started as a catering business and later found their first restaurant home in Nørrebro. From there, they expanded into a bigger site in Frederiksberg as well as their largest branch yet in Roskilde, which is a popular day trip destination from Copenhagen.
Shakedown Burger & Shakes
Just around the corner from Burgerklubben is another halal burger spot named Shakedown Burger & Shakes. It’s a great spot to treat yourself to some fresh gourmet burgers and, of course, their range of thick indulgent milkshakes! They pride themselves in using fresh premium ingredients only, nothing artificial, and are a family-friendly spot to visit.