Hello, everyone! Today I am super excited to be sharing a post about something I am extremely passionate about – FOOD. Being that I am from America, I have tried many, many burgers in my life. Ironically, the best one I have ever tasted comes from the coolest little restaurant right here in Copenhagen. It is called Grillen (meaning ‘The Grill’ in Danish). Grillen Burgerbar actually has several locations here in Copenhagen, but my favorite one is right on Christianshavn (literally 30 seconds from my door – lucky me!). Want to know why? Read through my list below! Just warning you though – you WILL get super hungry! 😉
1. The Vibe
This is not the most important thing when eating a burger, but it totally enhances the experience. The vibe of Grillen is cool and cozy (på dansk er det naturligvis hyggeligt). There’s always great music playing. The decor is rustic and minimalistic. Every table has a tiny candle lit. Perfection.
2. The Menu
The Grillen menu is honestly perfect. It is so simple, but it has something for everyone. I don’t know about you, but I always get so overwhelmed when I go to a restaurant, and their menu is 5 pages long (Cheesecake Factory, I’m looking at you). Grillen Burgerbar sticks to what they do best, and it genuinely works. They offer 7 different types of burgers (including a vegetarian option), 3 types of fries, and 3 yummy dipping sauces. Takeout is also an option, which is great when I’m too lazy to go out but have a serious craving!
3. The BURGERS (duh)
And of course the most important part of this post … the star of the show! I am getting so hungry just thinking about it. On this particular date, Nicolas ordered the Juicy Dew burger (pictured below) which is a cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, cheese, bacon and marinated peppadews, a sweet pepper from South Africa. In the second photo is my burger (YUM). I am so lame that I order the EXACT SAME BURGER every time I go. It is the Fully Loaded. This cheeseburger has lettuce, delicious caramelized onions, bacon, and pickles. However, I switch out the bacon for tomato. We both always get curly fries. I dip my fries in aioli, but Nicolas really likes the chili mayo. Also, I just have to add that the burger buns taste so amazing. They toast them with butter, and they also have this unique glaze on the outside. I am not really sure how to explain it. You just have to try it for yourself!
4. The Milkshakes
Even though I am normally SO full after my meal, I always try to make room for a milkshake because they are sooo yummy! They are made with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, organic milk, and whipped cream. And just like their burger menu, the selection is super simple but diverse! The flavors are vanilla, cookie dough, strawberry cheesecake, and chocolate fudge brownie! Nicolas and I were absolutely stuffed, so we decided to share the strawberry cheesecake shake. The waitress was so sweet and even gave us two straws. 🙂
I apologize for any food cravings I may have caused, but I hope you enjoyed today’s post! What’s the best burger you’ve ever tried? Let me know in the comments below! If you want to see Grillen’s full menu and list of locations, visit their website here.