International delicacies: We’ve tested Gammeltorv’s new food market

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

Exciting stalls with food from around the world have taken over Gammeltorv this week, and as the food-loving journalists we are, we’ve naturally embarked on a little eating tour.

The over 20 stalls represent Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, England, Spain, Greece, and Denmark, so there’s a real opportunity to dive into various food cultures.

We tried a bit of everything from sweet and savory kitchens, and we must say, we’re impressed with the quality. However, the prices are a bit on the higher side, considering it’s “street food.”

If you want to see for yourself, you have until Saturday, September 2nd, when the European Street Market packs up and leaves.

Authentic Italian pizzas

The first dish we had to taste was an Italian pizza – or rather, three Italian pizzas.

We actually ordered three different slices for 100 kroner, and we chose Hot Salami, Four Seasons, and Pesto & Ham.

While the pizzas were being made in a pizza oven, Italian phrases floated through the air. The owners of the stall are Italians (we overheard that one is from Naples), and it was evident in the taste of the pizzas.

The dough and especially the crust are fantastic. It’s made in the best Neapolitan way with the traditional burnt flavor, and if there were no toppings, we would still have eaten the bread.

Fortunately, there were toppings and plenty of cheese. If you like a pizza with vegetables, we recommend Four Seasons, and if you want something simple, Hot Salami is a solid choice.

As mentioned, three slices cost 100 kroner, and a whole pizza costs 120 kroner.

We give the pizzas a 9/10. They lose one point because the prices are on the higher side for a medium-sized pizza.

German XXL krakauer sausage

Our German was put to the test when we ordered an XXL Krakauer sausage with fried potatoes and sauerkraut, but it went very well.

We were served a paper plate FILLED with food. In fact, the food was so heavy that the paper plate was about to break in the middle. We’re not complaining!

At 90 kroner, there was a LOT of food.

Such a serving of German grilled food is totally underrated, and we really enjoyed the taste of the tangy sauerkraut with the grilled sausage.

Our only complaint is that the fried potatoes were a bit too dry, but it’s good that there’s free ketchup and mustard.

The German stall gets 8/10.

Eat here if you’re really hungry.

Bruschetta and Red Wine

Pizza isn’t the only Italian delicacy at the market.

We also tried bruschetta, which we paired with a glass of red wine.

At 50 kroner for bruschetta and 45 kroner for a glass of red wine, you have a nice appetizer – or antipasto as it’s called in Italy.

The wine glass was filled generously with a strong and perfumed red wine, and it complemented the tangy tomatoes on the bruschetta nicely.

The bread was super crispy and had a good crunch between the teeth, but the tomatoes divided us a bit in the editorial team.

While some of us couldn’t get enough of the tangy and salty flavor, others thought the tomatoes were a bit too sour.

Therefore, it’s a 7.5/10 for this stall; also because 50 kroner for two half pieces of bread with tomatoes is a bit expensive in our opinion.

Chocolate Pancakes and Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Finally, it was time to dive into desserts, and there’s plenty to choose from here too.

First, we visited an Italian dessert stall (they know their stuff, those Italians), where we were served strawberries dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with milk chocolate.

It sounds good in theory, but the strawberries were too soft, and it was as if they melted into an unsatisfying mass with the chocolate.

That’s why they only get 6/10.

From the same stall, we ordered a chocolate pancake mixed with pistachio cream and sprinkled with even more chocolate and pistachio nuts.

We tell you: WE WERE IN CHOCOLATE HEAVEN.

The pancake was, to put it plainly, fantastic and gets 10/10 from us.

Unfortunately, we can’t tell you the prices as the chocolate got to our heads, and we swiped the credit card a bit too quickly.

Lots of fudge

Farthest out on Østerågade is a fudge stall, and since the food market always has fudge on the menu, we had to taste this sweet delicacy.

At 39 kroner for 100 grams, we have to start by saying that it’s way too expensive. That opinion was probably also reinforced by our disappointment with the flavors.

We mixed Ferrero Rocher, some strawberry cake, orange crunch, licorice, chocolate, and salted caramel.

All the “exciting” and different flavors were almost inedible; they were dry, tasted very synthetic, and not at all like what they promised to contain.

The only reason we still give the stall 5/10 is because the more basic flavors like salted caramel, licorice, and chocolate were good.

Therefore, the advice from here is to avoid the fudge variations with the most colors and the most unique names, and instead go for the classics.

You can visit the market at Gammeltorv until September 2nd, 2023.

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