Towards the end of our stay in Copenhagen, I was running out of places to visit. So to make sure I left the house at least once a day, I made it a point to get out and find lunch.
One of my favorites is listed in my Copenhagen map: døp, the organic hot dog stand. Claus Christensen studied Nutrition and Health in college with a focus on fast food. After graduating, he decided to take a traditional Danish fast food, the hot dog, and make it modern and healthier. All their sausages (beef, pork and chicken) are organic, served on whole wheat sourdough bread with house-made condiments. All the drinks they offer are also organic. And most importantly, they all taste really good. The sausages taste like real meat, and the condiments taste like they’re made from real vegetables.
Bonus, their prices are just about the same as the other hot dog stands. You might wonder how that’s that possible. It’s because the organic industry in Denmark is well supported by government with favorable legislation and subsidies. Quite different from the US, but that’s an entirely separate discussion.
My favorite condiment on the hot dog (though it’s mostly hidden here) were the crispy onion bits sprinkled on top. And the red logo you see below is the mark used for any organic foods found in Denmark.
And here’s the back of their larger and prettier stand. Such a cute graphic. We hear the smaller stand suffered some fire damage.
døp: Købmagergade 52 / 1150 København K
photos by MUHS HOME