Pike Place Who?

Dave thinks that all I want to do is travel. The truth is that since I came to Copenhagen – three months ago – hardly a day has gone by without me discovering something new. This city is still full of surprises and I doubt I’ll be bored with it anytime soon. So, I think I can put my traveling ambitions on hold for now.

The other day Ellena and I discovered Torvehallerne.

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It was such a surprise because although it’s located right by the Nørreport station (the most central train station for local trains), I somehow completely missed it until now!

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There’s something very Pike Place Market-y about this place.

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Torvehallerne is an indoor/outdoor market with lots of flower stalls…

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Lots of local produce…

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As well as not local at all.

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Here you will find piles of dirty potatoes (it seems that in Denmark the dirtier the potato the better. Supermarkets also sell dirty potatoes. Either that or potatoes in water barrels).

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Colorful heirloom tomatoes.

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Beautiful and delicious berries (it’s comforting to know exactly where your food comes from. This is not just a trend at this market. In the supermarkets, you will always be told where each piece of produce was grown or piece of meat raised).

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I was comforted to find raw oysters! Not cheap, but thank god they have them here.

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This market has lots of little coffee stands, food stands (Vietnamese and Latin American food, yay!), small artisan shops selling alcohol and beauty products and endless aisles full of wonderful looking desserts.

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Okay, so maybe Torvehallerne lacks the historic charm of Pike Place Market. It does seem very new and polished. But I was extremely happy to find an Asian food stand, selling tofu and real curry paste! And seaweed snacks! This place is making our transition to life here a lot easier.

 

 

 

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