It finally became my turn to try the much hyped hipster porridge spot in Copenhagen. GRØD, meaning “porridge” in Danish have three locations across town with their main shop located on Jægergsborggade (dangerously close to The Donut Shop, just saying).
Traditionally porridge – or oatmeal for my American friends – is eaten at breakfast time but GRØD has kicked the whole concept up a level by broadening the variety of “porridge” to include risotto, spelt porridge, Korean congee (rice porridge), lentil porridge.. you name it!
Had I gone at lunch time I would definitely have ordered the barley risotto with mushrooms and thyme, but since I went for a late breakfast I opted for traditional porridge with fresh apple, almonds and a very generous drizzle of decadent caramel sauce. It was delicious to say the least. Put caramel sauce on anything and I will eat it, but this was a particularly winning combination. My friend who was so sweet to accompany me chose the spelt porridge with goose berries and liquorice sugar. She wasn’t as impressed as I was at the quite unusual mix of ingredients but none the less finished the entire bowl rather quickly!
The restaurant itself is very small and cozy – most of the seating is actually located outside – but nicely decorated with plants, candles and rustic wooden tables. I would definitely recommend GRØD if you’re craving a warm and comforting breakfast, especially with the cold winter months coming up! Breakfast options range from 40-50 DKK while lunch and dinner is from 75-85 DKK – you even get a 10 DKK discount if you order it to go. And finally should you ever want to recreate the delicious flavors at home, they also sell packets of the different kinds of porridge on the menu along with toppings such as freeze dried berries and aforementioned liquorice sugar.
Address: Jægersborggade 50, 2200 KBH N, Guldbergsgade 7A, 2200 KBH N, or Torvehallerne Hal 2, Frederiksborggade 21, 1360 KBH K – Website: www.groed.com