Grisen (literally “The Pig”) has taken traditional Danish fast food out of the dirt and brought it into the new century. By using high quality ingredients and focusing on great flavour while retaining the traditional greasiness and comfort, Grisen has taken Danish comfort food to the extreme.
Grisen is a small place where you place your order at the counter and find a seat at one of the few tables or in the window bar. The decor is old school Danish, part grandmother’s apartment and part summer cottage, complete with portraits of the Queen on the wall.
So what is Danish fast food you ask? We have the “Bøfsandwich”, a hamburger with remoulade sauce and crispy onions, in some parts of Denmark it is served with thick heavy gravy, which is the style they follow at Grisen. We have the Frikadellesandwich, a sandwich with the famous Danish meatball Frikadelle, served with pickled red cabbage and remoulade and finally we have my personal favorite, the Flæskestegsandwich, juicy roast pork with crispy pork rinds with pickled cucumber and red cabbage. I simply cannot think of a time where I cannot eat a Flæskestegssandwich.
Grisen has made their own beer in collaboration with the nearby Norrebro Bryghus, one of the first and best brewpubs in Copenhagen.