A steady stream of ice hockey fans, in Copenhagen for the World Championships, are making their way over the Inner Harbor Bridge, pointing at the original Copenhagen Street Food venue. Now a mountain of rubble, Paper Island is literally under construction. The success of Paper Island has seen initiatives blossoming in the capital’s neighborhoods. The latest to take root, The Bridge Street Kitchen, “Broens Gadekøkken”, opened recently at the Greenlandic Trade Square, known locally for its historic and maritime atmosphere and perfectly located at the end of the Inner Harbor Bridge.
Jesper Møller, the restaurant-owner and street kitchen entrepreneur, in collaboration with Noma, are behind this new street food market concept. The food market stalls and the square’s design knits well with the surrounding historic buildings diminishing any comparisons with Paper Island.
The stalls and brands on parade are also well established in Copenhagen and known for their quality. A couple of the city’s favorites have set up shops, with Coffee Collective settling between Hansen’s Ice Cream and PORRIDGE, “GRØD“. And wine and beer coming from Løgismose and Nørrebro Bryghus respectively. With a warm May sun beating down over the square, the competition for the longest queue, seemed to be a race between Hansen’s Ice Cream and California Kitchen. However, an influx of Czech ice hockey fans heading for one of the four bars, probably nudged it.
Content & Images: Phillip Mills