Velbekomme is a Scandinavian cafe in ultra trendy Chorlton with a small menu including omni, veggie and vegan options. The small cafe is decorated with various Scandinavian flags and has cookbooks from Norway, but I’m classifying it here as Danish because I went for the smørrebrød option.
For anyone not quite Chorlton enough to be in the know, smørrebrød is a slice of rye bread, buttered (or margarined, in this case) and topped with some kind of cold topping. Velbekomme offers this vegan smørrebrød plate for £5.50, combining these open sandwiches and a salad, if you so desire. I got one each of the vegan options when I visited.
I’m a sucker for beetroot hummus because it’s just such a pretty colour. Also, it’s delicious! The other topping was celery, red cabbage and mushroom, and was really tasty. In both cases I kind of wished the bread had been toasted for a nice bit of crispness, but apparently that is not the Danish way. The potato salad was seasoned with caraway seeds and was also really good.
It was nice to try something completely different – Danish cuisine isn’t something I really see much, even when I went to Copenhagen! The prices in the cafe were almost as high as in Denmark itself, so I suppose it was nice to get the authentic Danish experience…
Is there much Danish cuisine in your neck of the woods?