So we did something wonderful last week with a couple of friends, and I really want to advertise it. We ate at a public “Folkekøkken” which can probably best be translated with “Soup Kitchen”, though the target audience is not primarily homeless or poor.
The concept is simple: cheap food aimed at busy families. This time we ate at the Café Rouge on Nørrebro, which is communally owned, and we paid 50 kroner per adult and 30 kroner per child for a simple, delicious meal of roast, different salads, roast potatoes and sauce. We sat outside in the sunshine with our friends and their children, and after an hour of relaxed eating, we went home to tuck the baby in. No grocery shopping, no cooking, no dishwashing. And a bit of much needed quality time with old friends and some sun .
I will recommend Copenhagens different Folkekøkken’s to anyone.It’s really great. And if you have kids, they’ll be busy playing with all the other children and having a blast. And it seems, that there are many more, than I knew. So as a little service to my numerous readers (hi mom!), I’ll give you a short list of some of the most established and well known:
Café Le Rouge, every Tuesday 17.30 – 20.30. 50 kroner adult/30 kroner child.
Café N, Blågårdsgade, every Friday from 17. Vegetarian. 39 kroner.
Korsgadehallen Nørrebro, every Tuesday, veg and non-veg. 50 kroner/25 kroner for children.
Ungdomshuset Dortheavej, Kbh NV. Every Thursday. Vegab, 20 kroner.
Kraftwerket Valby. Every Tuesday from 19. 20 kroner.
When it comes to cheap eating out, I guess I can be very satisfied with living on Nørrebro! Cooking yourself is so yesterday, folkekøkken here we come.