If you’ve been to 26 Grains in London, you might know that the founder, Alex, based the restaurant on great porridge in Copenhagen. And I know that great porridge in Copenhagen really only comes from this place – Grød.
If you’re a foreigned, you’ll probably lose the accent and call it Grod. I have learnt it sounds nothing like that in Danish. Grrroooooh.
It’s a teeny tiny place (there’s actually two locations), and people always tell me how they go and it’s absolutely packed. I think we got pretty lucky.
Hello me in the reflection! Selfie level 103.
They had so many good options, such as a classic Asian Congee porridge (my favourite kind of porridge). I’ve had 2 sweet porridges I’ve like in my life. The first was at Bread & Circus in Sydney, the next was 26 Grains in London and I was waiting to see if this was my third. Maybe I’m secrelty a porridge snob and just like really good porridge?
It’s still pretty sunny in Copenhagen so we grabbed a table outside to soak up the last of the sun before winter hits us hard.
I got an Americano to keep me going for the rest of the day.
Hayden got a Chai Latte. She absolutely loves Chai Lattes but is only used to the ones from America. Here they’re made with genuine ingredients and pretty naturally with real chai etc. This blows her mind. I’m worried for her when she gets used to these and then can’t drink them back home anymore (but I’m sure she’ll get through that first world struggle).
Two very happy kittens.
Even happier when the porridge came out.
I was trying to be vegan for the day, so when Hayden ordered this I was very excited for everyone involved. It was the Homemade dulche de leche, fresh apple and roasted almonds. It was an Oat Porridge cooked on 1/2 water and 1/2 fat milk. Yummmmm.
I went towards the Spelt Porridge cooked on soy milk, with the Fresh berries, roasted hazelnuts and freezedried berries. It sounded a little lonely so I also got Gooseberry Compote as an extra topping.
Mine was good – I could have done without the bitter raw cacao, though. And once the berry compote went it was a little bland. Hayden loved hers – she had a bite of mine and declared how much better hers was.