Eat: Hija De Sanchez
Nestled in the heart of the creative Meatpacking District lies Hija De Sanchez – a tiny Mexican restaurant specialising in tacos and cocktails (most of which feature tequila). You order inside from a small but very well-curated menu, then take a seat outside in the sun, sipping on a cocktail as you watch the world go by. We ordered three different tacos to get a taste for it all, alongside tequila-based cocktails with pink lemonade. Almost every restaurant in the Meatpacking District is worth a visit at some point, but it’s Hija De Sanchez that gets our vote, especially on a sunny day for a delicious lunchtime snack.
Slagterboderne 8, 1716 København, Denmark
Visit: Designmuseum Denmark
Danish design has a long history of quality craftsmanship; Designmuseum celebrates this throughout time. From painting and porcelain to furniture and graphic design, the museum boasts an impressive collection of old and modern pieces. To celebrate one hundred years of Bauhaus, their current exhibition – #ItsAllDesign – will be running until December 2019. The exhibition showcases rare examples from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. As well as an impressive museum space, the café is also particularly good and a great place to try the Scandinavia’s traditional open-face sandwich, smørrebrød.
Not far from the stunning Copenhagen Opera House, The Bridge Street Kitchen sits just by the waters edge, boasting many cuisines, all with an organic focus. Communal benches and outside drink carts create an informal and friendly environment, whilst at the weekend local DJs and musicians play civilised sets adding the perfect backdrop to the whole experience. Try the banana ‘ice cream’ made from nothing but frozen bananas, dates, water and vanilla complete with fresh toppings for a tasty afternoon snack.
Visit: Copenhagen Contemporary
No city visit would be complete without a little bit of art. The Copenhagen Contemporary has space for only three exhibitions, focusing on contemporary artists from all over the world. The space is really impressive and is one of Scandinavia’s largest galleries for contemporary art. Pictured is an image taken from Claudia Comte’s most recent exhibition ‘I Have Grown taller From Standing With Trees’, showing until September this year.
Refshalevej 173A, 1432 København, Denmark
Eat: La Banchina
By the waters edge, in the more industrial district of Christianshavn & Holmen sits La Banchina – a sixteen-seat restaurant and wine bar with an on site sauna. They serve fresh fish and seasonal vegetables, endeavouring to be a thoroughly sustainable restaurant in all aspects. The food and wine are all natural, organic, biodynamic and locally sourced. Cooked fresh and ready to order outside, you can choose to eat inside looking over the water or pick up a chair and find a spot on the decking to watch (or join) the locals jumping off the pier into the cold water, cooling off after the heat of the sauna.
Refshalevej 141, 1432 København, Denmark