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Arkaden Street Food In Odense – A Complete Guide

Whether you’re picky, omnivore or vegetarian, Arkaden Street Food will definitely have something for you. Here’s all you need to know about Arkaden, Odense.

How To Get To Arkaden Street Food

Arkaden Street Food is located directly in the centre of the city. It’s within the main shopping high street and just a 15 minute walk away from the famous tourist attraction, H.C Anderson’s house.

Odense is a town that can easily be travelled by foot, however you can also rent bicycles or scooters to make things quicker.

The Danish are well known for using bikes to get from A to B, so it’s completely set up for those who want to ride their way through the city.

In fact, bikes are taken into consideration just as much as cars, so you’ll find bike lanes almost everywhere you choose to explore.

Arkaden Odense Opening Times

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 9pm

Sunday: 11am – 8pm

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Walking into Arkaden Odense

The History Of Arkaden

Arkaden was previously a collection of nightclubs and bars, but when they closed, it was left rundown for quite some time. Then the food market stepped in.

As you can imagine, a lot of people felt a strong connection towards Arkaden Odense, thanks to the good times they had at the bars and clubs. The building gave a fair few people almost a sense of community.

So, when Arkaden Street Food opened, the founders wanted to ensure that what they were offering was unique and something that couldn’t be found on any street corner in Odense.

They made sure the set-up offers a really great community vibe, with everyone sitting on the long benches next to each other.

If you visit Arkaden on a busy day, you could well find yourself sitting next to and talking to someone you don’t know That’s what is so great about it and gives the food court a real communal spirit.

People have really enjoyed the fact that it’s back up and running again, as they believe it’s always great to meet new people.

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The huge seating area finished with the open bar

What To Expect At Arkaden Odense

Arkaden Street Food opened its doors to the public in December 2017. It has since done incredibly well in the Danish city of Odense.

Arkaden Odense currently consists 21 stalls, a wine bar, a beer bar and a coffee shop, all serving over 2,000 people every day.

Authentic homemade food is served from around the world, whether you are picky vegetarian or have specific dietary requirements, you will find anything you fancy from sweet, strong or bitter food.

To give you an idea, they serve everything from fried chicken, sushi, fresh spring rolls, Moroccan street food to thai curries.

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The entrance to the food court
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Taking a look upstairs…

It’s a great place to hang out with friends and family or even to simply to grab a bite to eat on your own. 

You are welcome to sit inside the hipster, cafeteria style layout for social dining or if you’d prefer food to take away, there’s something for you too.

In the morning, it’s likely that you’ll see students studying with their laptops, or a group having a business meeting. Then in the afternoon, both the young and the old go in for a bite to eat. And then in the evening, everyone gathers for food or drink.

The food is made from fresh, local ingredients and is created by skilled and passionate chefs.

The bars stay open at least an hour longer than the food stalls. So you have time to relax and finish your drinks with friends.

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It’s a difficult task to find something, with the many options available!
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Had to get a photo in front of the Thai food stall, yummy!!
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There are full meals along with snacky foods too

Arkaden Odense Is Not Only Street Food

With it being such a great meeting point in a prime location, Arkaden Odense not only offers a wide variety of food, but has also started hosting events.

Denmark’s most current personalities and speakers attend the events and recount their own experiences either travelling, working with food or working in remote countries.

By having the speakers at Ardaken, it not only gives something back to the city but it broaden’s peoples perspectives and gives everyone a memorable experience. So far, the events have been incredibly popular, with many sold out.

If you need to get your head down and do some work, Arkaden Street Food also has a meeting room available to rent. However if it’s not necessary to rent a room, then you can simply join the food court.

There are plenty of other business meetings happening, as well as students and self-employed enjoying a good cup of coffee and some lunch.

The wonderful thing about Arkaden Street Food is that it has become a meeting point for the whole of Odense and its visitors.

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All stalls can tweak the menu’s to suit your dietary needs

Where To Stay In Odense

Luxury – Hotel Odeon

Hotel Odeon is located in Odense just 200 yards from Odense train station.

Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The accommodations offers a business center and free WiFi. 

Guest rooms in the hotel come with a private bathroom, flat screen TV as well as a hair dryer. Hotel Odeon rooms also include air conditioning and a desk.

The daily breakfast offers continental and buffet options. Odense Concert Hall and H. C  Andersen’s House are only 450 yards from the property.

Mid-Budget – H.C. Andersen Hotel

H. C. Andersen Hotel is located just 500 yards from the centre.

The accommodation has a restaurant, bar, fitness cnetr, and a shared lounge.

There is a 24-hour front desk as well as a casino. Free WiFi is available and private parking is also available at an extra charge. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast too. 

You can play pool, ping pong and darts at H. C. Andersen Hotel, and bike rental is available. 

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Carl Nielsen Museum, Odense Concert Hall and Hans Christian Andersens Hus.

Budget – Milling Hotel Mini 19

Milling Hotel Mini 19 is located a 5 minute walk away from Odense Central Station as well as the main square.

The accommodation offers free WiFi as well as rooms with a flat-screen TV.

The brightly decorated rooms at Milling Hotel Mini 19 have private bathrooms along with a shower.

Light meals and drinks are also available in the cafe bar. Free tea, coffee and lemonade are available at all times and breakfast is available at the associated Milling Hotel next door.

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