Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Culture, Denmark, Expat life, Travel, Vesterbro, Vesterbro

Enghave Plads, Vesterbro

Enghave Plads is at one end of Istedgade and it’s a nice busy spot (plaza?) to hang out on a sunny day. There’s a metro station in the square and the area leads on to a very nice little park at the end of the street, with picnic areas and a fountain. It’s a nice spot to start exploring Vesterbro. I didn’t have a ton of pictures here, but because I did take a picture of my ice cream (of course) I’ll take this opportunity to mention that Nicecream, a vegan ice cream shop by Enghave Plads, is really good! The shop always has a queue so that attests to how popular the place is.

I find that Denmark actually seems ahead of the UK when it comes to vegan/vegetarian food options. It’s easy to dine out as a vegan here, I think (similar to the UK), but it’s even easier to buy vegan at the supermarket. Despite my very limited knowledge of Danish, it’s easy to spot the ‘vegan’ shelves/freezers, which stock plenty of plant-based alternatives. I would say the meat replacement products especially are surprisingly good compared to the UK – you get a big variety of brands and types of ‘mock meats’ that don’t taste like crap (I normally dislike mock meat because they tend to be rubbery and taste terrible). On top of that, I get the sense that a lot of supermarkets (excluding the “discount” types like Lidl) stock mostly “healthy” (and veggie-friendly) items anyway. It’s not so often that greasy/junk food catches my eye (unlike in UK supermarkets).

Standard

7 thoughts on “Enghave Plads, Vesterbro

  1. Denmark has progressed a lot the last 5 years when it comes to vegetarian, vegan and allergy products in general. It was worse when I first moved here, a friend said that the Danish supermarkets looked like a shop in a whaling station in Greenland because of the few choices they had.

    Sweden, on the other hand, is a heaven for vegetarian, vegan and allergy products πŸ™‚ I love Swedish supermarkets hands down…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Haha yeah, I’m glad it seems to have improved a lot for options in Denmark. And yes, I heard the same about Sweden! So curious to try πŸ™‚

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s