Samsø

The island´s many sun hours and mild coastal climate makes it a perfect foundation for fantastic local production of vegatables and fruits. From May you can treat yourself with the famous Samsø potatoes and asparagus. Later in the season tasty strawberries, raspberries, peas and other fantastic products. 

Samsø has more than 35 different restaurants, which 4 of them are recommended in The White Guide - the best restaurants in Denmark. Even the local pølsevogn (hot dog stand) serves sausages made from local scottish highland cattle. Samsøe cares about good quality!

The island´s long tradition for agriculture is also shown in multiple events speciel to the island. Each year in May the competition; "Samsø´s best potato open-sandwich" is being awarded. In July a Food Festival presents the best local products combined with activities and entertainment to all ages. 

Take a bike ride around the island and visit the many local producers and farm shops. You can visit producers of cider, snaps, mayonnaise and the local farmers.

 

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Fotocredit til Chris Tonnesen
Fotocredit til Chris Tonnesen

Recommendatino from Nadia, owner of the blog foodfanatic.dk

I love Samsø and I visit the island every year to see the annual competition, “Samsø's bedste kartoffelmad” (Samsøs best potato sandwich). There are many fine restaurants to visit. A place I always visit is Restaurant Skipperly. It is always and wonderful experience! They attend the potato sandwich competition every year and they are very dedicated and passionate about it. It's great, I think.

 

I love to have my lunch at Skipperly. To me it’s a special place because of the relaxed and cozy atmosphere. It is a place for all people and children are also welcome. Skipperly is beautifully located at Ballen Harbor on the southeastern coast of Samsø. On a sunny day, there is nothing better than their terrace. From there you have a wonderful view at the harbor, and the life that unfolds there. It’s not an industry harbor, but a really nice harbor, where people go to the pier and eat, and where you can catch fjord shrimps. I did this with my little son the last time we were there.

Foto af Nadia
Foto af Nadia

Skipperly is probably one of the older eateries on the island. A story goes, that it was a former skipper who started the place, hence the name. Since then, younger powers have also joined, so it’s a good mix of something old and something new. At Skipperly they are also good at using the local commodities, and there are really many of them on Samsø. (I also always must pass HC's Ecobod for asparagus when I'm on Samsø during the asparagus season.)

 

 

 

I often order “Smørrebrød” (sandwiches) when I eat at Skipperly, but if you have any doubts about what to choose then I would recommend you their tapas-plate that they usually have on the menu. Then you get served a lot of small dishes and get around their menu well. It tastes so nice and you really get value for money.