About Gastro Guiden
Welcome to VisitVejle’s Gastro Guide, which inspires and guides you to the very best of culinary experiences. The guide ensures you enjoy top-class experiences with an emphasis on authentic establishments, local ingredients, a sense of the local food traditions, and sustainability. As we say: buy local – it’s brilliantly global.
The Gastro Guide lets you tailor your own foodie routes and combine culinary experiences with visits to major attractions, including Givskud Zoo, Kongernes Jelling – The Land of Vikings, LEGOLAND and Økolariet. The Gastro Guide is also perfect when cooking while camping, or when searching for takeout meals while staying at hotels. You can also find a food souvenir or two to take home with you for friends or family. There is a world of choice.
The Gastro Guide lets you explore and become inspired. You can save your favourites, plan your own routes, and share them with friends and family. And you can export your routes to Google Maps – ready for the road.
Below you can find inspiration among our selected routes or book a guided tour. Remember to check opening hours and whether you need to book in advance. And finally, from all of us at VisitVejle: Velbekomme, Bon Appetite, Guten Appetit, God Aptit, God Apetitt, Bon Appétit.
Once you have prepared the most delicious homemade ice cream using organic milk from the cows at Engmark is, you can venture to Café Sejd in Jelling to hear a Viking saga, while enjoying Nordic gastronomy. You can explore classic Danish dishes at Restaurant Jacobsen or try a completely novel Michelin-starred experience at Me|Mu. The options are endless. Vejle offers gastronomic experiences of a class of its own, whether you are travelling with children, as a couple, or seeking luxury stays.
Where does ice cream come from? The freezer? Your children will definitely know the answer once you have made ice cream with milk from the cows of Engmark is. When you’re hungry for storytelling, you can delve into Norse mythological gastronomy at Café Sejd & Boutique, where you can experience Viking stories for your further journeys ahead. Afterwards, you can learn about the heroic Viking kings at the Kongernes Jelling visitors’ centre in the town of Jelling, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Does a glass of wine tempt you? Anduma Vinbar serves wines for all tastes – in an easygoing atmosphere. Here, you will be expertly guided by the bar’s host, who will also serve Nordic tapas with Danish cheeses and cold cuts. A few minutes’ walk away, you’ll find ToRVEhallerne where skilled bartenders are ready to offer delectable drinks at their Gin Bar. You will also find SMWS, where they serve high-quality whiskey. No.14 Vinbar, which is a wine bar located in the authentic Smidtske Gård, offers exquisite tapas and wines to match.
Taste seasonal produce and local specialties at the no-waste café Onkel A. Here, nothing goes to waste. Dishes are stricken from the menu when sold out, so book a table well in advance or arrive early. Their brunch and open-faced sandwiches are fabled and a favourite with locals. You can also taste Danish whiskey – from the village of Farre. Here, at the Fary Lochan distillery, nature plays an important role since the whiskey is smoked using local stinging nettles. Book a tasting tour and enjoy a unique experience. While in the area, drop by Aalbæk Specialiteter (Aalbæk Slagteren), whose rib steaks are famed nationwide and draw long lines throughout the summer. Here, you can try local meats from the river valley of Vejle Ådal.
If digging into Danish specialties tempts you then SmagDansk offers a wide choice. When peckish for nibbles, you’ll find organic and house-made delicacies at Madkunst. You can also explore classic Danish cuisine at Restaurant Jacobsen, including such dinner highlights as fried pork belly with parsley roux gravy.
Have you tasted Denmark’s best pie? If not, you’ll find this award-winning treat at Vanilla Chocolatier & Konditori. Cheese stores have their own equivalent of the Michelin star, which Kit and her kind staff at Osteriet have been awarded. Judge for yourself. You can also delve into the world of foodie treats at the Michelin-starred restaurant Me|Mu or at LYST, located in the world-famous architectural gem, Fjordenhus.
Are you looking for a special romantic experience for couples? At Vanilla Chocolatier & Konditori you can learn to make Danish cream puffs and other sweet treats – and maybe taste a few of them along the way. From there you can walk up the pedestrian street to Anduma Vinbar before heading to Børkop Vandmølle or to Munkebjerg Hotel for a romantic dinner in either the old watermill or with views of the beech forests and the meandering Vejle Inlet from Restaurant TreeTop.
If you are wondering what it would be like to experience Vejle on a guided tour by people who are passionate about the foodie stories the town has to offer then you can taste your way through Vejle on a Gastro-City Walk or a Food Tour. Or you can get invited to dine with the locals via ‘Visit A Dane.’
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