If you have read my previous articles, you might have noticed that one of my passions is good food, made from fresh, good quality ingredients. This passion of mine is the first reason I love Torvehallerne (roughly translated the market halls): the two halls are equipped with 60 different stalls selling all kind of quality goods.
Since the 1800′s there had always been different markets arranged in the place, from vegetables to livestock. About 50 years ago most of the markets were shut down and vanished. Later on, it was a long process to get the two market halls up and running, but they were definitely worth the wait.
There are stalls selling the freshest fish, the tastiest meat, the crunchiest bread and the sweetest cupcakes, not forgetting the fantastic, fresh vegetables, herbs and treats from all around the world: olives from Greece, Foie Gras from France and Serrano ham from Spain. And not forgetting the specialties of different areas of Denmark, for example the tiny island of Bornholm’s treats are very nicely represented.
Also all sorts of kitchen utilities, health products and other shops have their share in the halls. There are also plenty of café’s, snack shops and restaurants in the halls, something for everyone, I bet. My personal favorite is to get a Parma ham-rucola-parmesan -filled focaccia from Il Fornaio Bottega. Perfect for snacking!
FYI: The restaurants in the halls close one hour later!