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Storms Pakhus. Photo: Lise Hannibal
Storms Pakhus. Photo: Lise Hannibal

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Odense's new food markets

Things are really happening on the food front in Odense and the latest addition is new food markets on the streets of Denmark's third largest city. We've been on a visit.

Proper food has become a status symbol in big cities, not least the concept of street food, where you can eat well in unpretentious surroundings. In the final quarter of 2017, two new street food markets opened in Odense, each with its own concept and ambiance. Both are well worth a visit. 

Storms Pakhus in Odense. Photo: Lise Hannibal

Storms Pakhus – Odense Street Food

Over the last few years, the port area of Odense has been transformed from an industrial wasteland into an up and coming residential district. A new outdoor swimming pool, culture center, playing fields and underground theater are just a short distance across the City Bridge from the old city center. Since September, there's been yet another reason to head to the port area: Storms Pakhus. This old warehouse with exposed beams and impressive roof has gained a new purpose in life as a street food mecca with 24 food stalls and 6 bars. Here, you can get world food made from local ingredients in a relaxed and alternative set-up, that is reminiscent of the Paper Island Street Food Market in Copenhagen. The stalls are housed in containers, with tables and chairs made from recycled products such as cable drums and beer crates from the local Albani and Ørbæk breweries. You can sit down at one of the long tables and enjoy everything from fish and chips, Vietnamese street food to classic Danish open sandwiches, pancakes and roast pork. You can even get a haircut and buy flowers here.

Storms Pakhus

Seebladsgade 21, Odense

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Nam Bo - vietnamese street food in the Arcade. Photo: Lise Hannibal

Arkaden Food Market

Once upon a time, Arkaden, (the Arcade), was synonymous with cheap bars, drunks and nighttime brawls. With such a reputation, Arkaden gradually lost customers and the last bar closed in 2012 and the premises remained empty until fresh, young, local enthusiasts spotted their potential and transformed them into a new food market. Arkaden Food Market opened its doors on 8 December 2017, where 26 different food outlets offer everything from ramen soup, sushi and Korean street food to fish, pancakes and 'Granny's Kitchen' dishes. You’ll also find delicatessens, coffee bars, bread, wine and beer here, and can sit down to eat at long tables and benches in the square. The concept is food from every corner of the world at a price everyone can afford. Many stalls offer food for Dkr50, while its city center location surrounded by pedestrianized streets means there's plenty of potential to breathe new life into this old arcade.

Arkaden Food Market

Vestergade 68, Odense

Arkaden Food Market in Odense opened in december 2017. Photo: Lise Hannibal

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