Things to do

FOOD FAIR and Fashionistas’ this weekend in red light district of Copenhagen

Mad&glæde is the name of the food festival sponsored by Irma – the North Zealand based grocery chain known for quality products and higher prices – compared with the discounters’. It takes place at Øksnehallen – located on Halmtorvet in an old food hall in Copenhagen’s (former)red light district.

By Bente D. Knudsen

The food fair is designed to inspire consumers, so there will be plenty of tasting options at the more than 90 stands (Irma’s suppliers) you can visit in the food hall. A range of activities with famous Danish food people, James Price(renowned TV cook), Mette Blomsterberg (pastry chef – and also TV star) to name just a few,  have been organised to allow for what they call,åndelig føde, food for the mind and soul. You can find the whole program here

GoCook for kids
For families there is a great children’s area, the GoCook for kids, where children can make their own pizza, chop and fil their own noodle box. Live on the GoCook stage you can experience first hand what takes place at the butchers, when Irma’s butcher demonstrates how he cuts out the different parts of a pig, what their names are and how they are used.

The Mad&Glæde site is – unfortunately in Danish only – but here the most important information
Location: Øksnehallen, Halmtorvet 11, 1700 København V – Saturday and Sunday 12&13 March from 9:00 to 17:00 ( they announce the busiest time as being between 11:00 and 14:00 – so if you are an early bird – go early!)

Parking: A few options on site or at DGI-byen close by – all paying. Otherwise, take the train to Hovedbanegården and walk – it’s just 5 minutes away.(if you travel with an S-train bring your bicycle – it doesn’t cost extra)
Prams and children’s strollers are not welcome inside-there is not enough room for them.

Adults: DKK 150 (if you buy online – otherwise on site DKK 175)
Children: Free for those under 12.
You can check on the Mad&Glæde Facebook page for more information.

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If you love designers’ clothes, and buying vintage or second hand doesn’t put you off, then you can continue on your way from the food fair to the Luksus Tøj Bazar hosted by SOHO. Located on Flæsketorvet in the meat packing district – just down the street from Øksnehallen- here you will find great offers as designers, bloggers and other fashionistas sell their own clothes. No entrance – ONLY Sunday 13 March though – from 11:00 to 16:00.

Location: Flæsketorvet 68 (SOHO kontorhotel)