Veggies In Reykjavik
Holidays for me are all about the food. It doesn't even have to be traditional to the country, it just has to be bloody good. I wasn't expecting much from my trip to Reykjavik food wise, but I was so so surprised! I went with a vegetarian friend, and thought we would find it difficult to find good food, but we were so wrong. Iceland might be known for the whale meat (and just meat in general) but there are some great veggie places despite vegetables being hard to get a hold of!
The Laundromat café was close to our hotel, and staffed by a bunch of cool hipster looking people. The diner vibe was cool and super cosy. We had some amazing breakfasts there. you can also do your laundry downstairs (obvs).
I found out that this is a small restaurant chain which started off in Copenhagen. They need to open one in Glasgow!
We also stumbled on Cafe Gardurinn on the first day, when we were desperate for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Although neither of us is vegan, the cakes! I can't believe something that tastes just like a Snickers bar can be dairy and egg free! I wish I had asked for the recipe :(
Also, how cute is the name in English!
Finally, we made sure to make a stop at Glo. I might have eaten my food before taking a photo (sorry) but trust me, it was goooooood.
This wasn't the end of our foodie experience in the city. We also had some amazing baklava at a random Greek restaurant, some awesome pizza, and managed to check out the Reykjavik Roasters, an awesome coffee house and roastery in the heart of the city. As a pair of big coffee geeks that we are, we went overboard on the stuff and came home jittering. I brought a bag of beans home with me, and finished it faster than I would have liked (because I'm so greedy).
Of all the places I visited in the city, I think this place has to be my favourite. Although there are almost no chain restaurants in Reykjavik (I only saw one Dunkin' Donuts and it seemed so out of place), Reykjavik Roasters has a real authentic vibe about it. It's the perfect place in the heart of the city to sit, relax and enjoy a cup of excellent coffee whilst listening to some awesome music and people watching. We could have spent the whole day here!