Our first lunch in Copenhagen was at a place called Meyers Deli.
If the name Meyer sounds familiar, then it’s probably because you’ve read or heard about Claus Meyer before as he is one of the co-founders of the reigning world’s number one restaurant – Noma. However, besides Noma, Meyer is quite a culinary powerhouse on his own. He has his hand in a variety of other cooking/food related ventures, including cookbooks, T.V. shows and other restaurants. On top of that, he is also a huge driver of the New Nordic Cuisine and Food movement.
The best way I can describe Meyers Deli is that it is a cross between a small specialized grocery store and a gourmet cafe with a strong focus in modern Nordic cuisine and foods. The grocery store section gives visitors the option to peruse and buy a variety of groceries and prepared foods for take away, while the gourmet cafe section allows for an actual sit down meal just like a restaurant. If that wasn’t enough, they also have a bakery in which they make a selection of breads and a coffee shop in which they brew coffees and teas.
Since we arrived at Copenhagen just a couple hours earlier, C and I opted for the sit down meal and we each ordered one entrée. C had an omelette with bacon and a salad and I went for a pork sandwich with apple slaw and pork cracklings.
The overriding thought I had while eating my sandwich was how fresh everything tasted. From the sweetness in the pork and the crispness of the apples and cracklings, to the softness of the bread, there was no hint of staleness or loss of flavour that is usually associated with preprepared food stores and specialized groceries.
Meyers Deli may not be as fancy and elegant as other places, but it is a good neighbourhood place to try and taste some Nordic and Danish food.
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Thanks for reading,
S & C