freshly prepared dishes &
gastronomic experiences

We have brought it all together at Aarhus Central Food Market

Embark on a culinary journey to taste magnificent dishes made with fresh produce from
the market served in an intimate and multi-faceted setting.

Here you can explore high quality ingredients and the current gastronomic trends in the
company of some of the most talented chefs and food enthusiasts in Denmark.

We invite you to indulge in the most delightful delicacies in Denmark, presented by
food lovers who always present their food with a passionate twinkle in their eyes.



Did you know that
Aarhus Central Food Market
has a show kitchen, where foodies
and professionals like celebrity
chef Jesper Koch take on the stage
to perform improvised or take up
culinary-related issues?



“At Aarhus Central Food Market you can challenge your taste buds and find everything from tapas, fresh meat and open sandwiches to
coffee and speciality ingredients, all under one roof – while you learn what’s hot on the culinary scene.
I hope the citizens of Aarhus and all the food-loving visitors and tourists will enjoy this amazing food market.”

Culinary developer at Aarhus Central Food Market,


Events and gastro experiences

Learn about gastronomy at Aarhus Central Food Market

Great experiences await you at Aarhus Central Food Market. Bring along your friends and family
and watch Danish celebrity chefs cook with this season’s best produce, meet fellow food enthusiasts
and listen to live music while you enjoy your dinner. Events take place at Aarhus Central Food Market every week,
and here you see examples of previous events. We look forward to seeing you!


Market stalls

Where do you go to find beautiful pastries, côte de boeuf or freshly made dishes from all corners of the world?
The answer is Aarhus Central Food Market, where you will find everything under one roof!
Come and enjoy a wonderful experience, where good food, delicious delicacies,
and inspiring events will enrich your life.

The Plate
Green Neighbour
Ramen Takumi
Vanilla Chocolatier & Konditori
Kähler Smørrebrød – Take-away
La Cabra
Mikkeller Bottle Shop Aarhus
L’Cobert de CANblau
Fruity Foodie

Are you a gastronomic food lover?

Send us an application if you would like to rent a stall at Aarhus Central Food Market.

At Aarhus Central Food Market we are always looking for new exciting food concepts.
If you are a gastronomic food lover with an innovative idea for a stall, please send us an application using the
link below. In the application, please describe your idea and tell us why you are passionate about your concept.
If we do not have an available stall, we will hold on to your application and perhaps use it at a later time.


The History of Aarhus Central Food Market

Aarhus Central Food Market is breathing new life into the old, historic Aarhus Hall

“I remember clearly how, in my youth, Aarhus Hall buzzed with life and had the finest dance restaurant in the city.
The Hall was forgotten about for many years, but it was actually designed by C.F. Møller. Previously, it was the setting for the likes of Holiday
on Ice, a rock concert with The Who, six-day bicycle races, and jazz names such as Josephine Baker and Fats Waller.

When it opened in 1938, the dance restaurant guests ate 300 lobsters and 50 lambs – so now’s
the time once again for the Hall to be all about gastronomy and food-loving guests.

After being empty for 15 years, we are injecting life into Aarhus Hall again.
I can’t wait to see the doors opening and once again welcome people and life inside for great experiences.
I really hope that lots of people will pop into Aarhus Central Food Market.”

Creator of Aarhus Central Food Market

Holiday on Ice

The Who

Aarhus Hall was designed by C.F. Møller

6-day bicycle race

Aarhus's ‘In’ place to go

Dance restaurant in 1970

Historic milestones for Aarhus Hall

1st of October 2016:
Aarhus Central Food Market opens as the finest gastronomic food mecca in the city

Aarhus Hall changes owners and the restaurant re-opens under the name of Tropicana

Aarhus Hall goes bankrupt, but is then used for events
such as a concert with the English rock band, The Who

After the war:
The Hall is run by Aarhus Hallen, which uses the venue for cultural events,
political meetings, and sporting events

1st of October 1944:
The Hall is sabotaged and five people tragically die

1st of April 1938:
The building is constructed at the initiative of the citizens of Aarhus. The restaurant in the Hall is called
Restaurant Tarantella and is a cultural hot spot with dancing and music

Job opportunities

Would you like to work in the field of gastronomy at Aarhus Central Food Market?

Each and every day, the people at Aarhus Central Food Market work passionately and uncompromisingly to create excellent culinary experiences for the visitors.
If you are also passionate about gastronomy and would like to work at Aarhus Central Food Market,
simply contact the market stall you would like to work for and tell them about your skills.




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Opening hours

Monday: 11.30 AM – 8.00 PM
Tuesday: 11.30 AM – 8.00 PM
Wednesday: 11.30 AM – 8.00 PM
Thursday: 11.30 AM – 8.00 PM
Friday: 11.30 AM – 9.00 PM
Saturday: 11.30 AM – 9.00 PM
Sunday: 11.30 AM – 6.00 PM

GRØD opens at 8.30 AM on weekdays and 9.00 AM on weekends.

Where are we?

Aarhus Central Food Market
Skt. Knuds Torv 7-9
8000 Aarhus C



Would you like to know more about Aarhus Central Food Market and the individual food stalls?

Download highress press photos
Contact PR coordinator, Signe Høyer



Parking: If you park in the backyard behind Aarhus Central Food Market, feel free to use our back entrance, which we have marked with a sign. You can access the backyard via Rosenkrantzgade or Ny Banegårdsgade.

You also have the option of parking in the underground car park below Bruuns Galleri.