The waterfront area called Papirøen, or Paper Island, is a creative epicenter, home to the interactive science center Experimentarium City, designer Henrik Vibskov’s studio and petite café, and, since May 2014, this intriguing market. One of the visionaries behind the project is Dan Husted, who designed its 35 stalls as a mélange of Airstreams, food trucks, and kiosks fashioned from vintage shipping containers and recycled materials. One of the indoor market’s walls is insulated with Danish mussel shells, a particularly clever nod to sustainability.
Quirky, affordable street food is the focus—spicy Korean fried chicken at Bulko, pulled duck burgers at Duck It, Belgian fries double-fried in duck fat at Copper and Wheat, and merguez sausage kafta at Marrakech. When the weather is good, order a biodynamic wine and roost in a beach chair or at a picnic table and take in the view of Copenhagen Harbor. And enjoy it while you can: Come 2018, the building will be demolished as part of the Paper Island’s grand new urban plan.
Last Bite: The market’s busy events schedule includes vinyl jazz sessions, Argentinean wine tastings, and DJ-amped dance parties on the rooftop.