What A Typical Breakfast Looks Like In Denmark

If you've ever been to Denmark, you probably had a good reason to visit the beautiful country and the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who blessed us with some of the finest stories ever written, such as "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Mermaid." The Culture Trip says that one of the best reasons to visit Denmark is the fact that it's often in the top spot on the World Happiness Report, making the nation one of the happiest in the whole world. Another reason to visit Denmark is its concept of hygge, a popular, yet complex term that's all about living a comfortable and cozy life. 

And some people like to travel to other countries just to taste different cuisines and traditional dishes. In Denmark, you could start by trying the classic smørrebrød, an open-faced sandwich that dates back to the 19th century. There's more tasty Danish food, and Nomads Unveiled highlighted some of them, such as salty black licorice, the world-famous Danish butter cookies, kartoffelsalat (Danish potato salad), and flæskesteg, a dish consisting of roasted pork, potatoes, and vegetables. Besides these traditional foods, locals like to start their day by eating a hearty breakfast, but which breakfast foods are the most popular in Denmark?

A typical Danish breakfast includes smørrebrød and so much more

Yes, you can try out a variety of open-faced smørrebrød sandwiches for breakfast if that's your thing, but there are many more Danish breakfast foods to choose from. Wanderlust reports that a typical Danish breakfast starts with rye bread, soft-boiled eggs, butter, and a cup of coffee on the side, but in recent years, it's become trendy to eat other types of bread and pastries such as croissants, baguettes, wienerbrød, or franksbrød (white bread). Oat-based meals such as grød are also very popular to eat in the morning, consisting of oats that are cooked in water or milk, and then topped with anything from honey and fresh fruit to dried fruit and nuts. 

And of course, Danish pastries such as cinnamon buns and cardamom buns are often-seen treats on Danish breakfast tables. Basecamp reports that the Danes also have their own version of the Swedish smörgåsbord, a cold buffet called koldtbord, filled with anything from seafood and liver pate to meatballs, potato salads, cheese, and cold cuts. In the end, don't forget to chase it all down with a cup of freshly brewed coffee, just as the Danes do.