Where to Eat in Reykjavik

11/22/2016 12 Comments

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When you hear Iceland you think of great food right?! lol I know you probably think of adventure and amazing landscapes. While staying in Reykjavik I was able to enjoy Icelandic delicacies likes fresh lamb, while still finding a delicious gelato to satisfy my sweet tooth. If you are heading to Iceland soon, check out a few of these places for a good meal 🙂

Islenski Barinn

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my adorable cousin with her icelandic delicacies

 My first stop in Reykjavik was Islenski Barinn or The Icelandic Bar on Ingolfsstraeti just off the main street of Laugavegur. It’s a warm and cozy pub like atmosphere where you can try your first Viking beer and if you are brave, your first puffin. A good choice anywhere in Iceland is the lamb since it has such a huge lamb population and the meat is always fresh.
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Le Bistro
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Le Bistro is a cute little french bistro on the main street of Laugavegur with a fun and cozy atmosphere. The  servers were friendly and extremely helpful in navigating the menu. We ordered the Beef Bourgeon and Lamb special they had that night and it was delicious. They also had a great assortment of wines but as you can see we wanted to enjoy as much Viking beer as we could.

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How cute is the decor in here?!

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The adorable corner cafe on Laugavegur.

#DessertFirst Bada Bing

icelandAs some of you friends know, I like to find the best dessert places while I’m traveling and boy did I stumble upon a yummy one! I know I know gelato in Iceland?! Not the first place you would think to get the creamy and cold dessert. However, their gelato was so tasty and I loved that it came with Belgian waffles. You could also add toppings like a frozen yogurt bar if you wanted a little extra with your gelato. There was always a line when I went there nightly during my trip (it was right down the street from my hotel lol).

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Honorable Mention: Geysir Welcome Center

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This is the only picture I took inside of here lol.

If you are checking out the Geysir during your Golden Circle Tour, head over to their welcome center/gift shop/ cafeteria to try some of their lamb stew. You could possibly be all lamb-ed out by then but it was the best I encountered during my stay in Iceland. I couldn’t get over how fresh all their food was.

 There are many other places to enjoy some native Icelandic food while staying in Reykjavik but these few places were my favorites. I will definitely update my recommendations after my next trip to Iceland!

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12 Comments

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    Clare (Suitcases and Sandcastles)

    11/22/2016

    Such a good idea for a post, Amanda, because you’re right, you don’t necessarily think about Reykjavik and food but of course we’ve got to eat – and we may as well eat at the fantastic places. I love the selection you’ve put together. I’d definitely be trying some of that lamb stew and I really like the look of Le Bistro. #citytripping

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      12/01/2016

      Thanks Clare! I was surprised by the food in Iceland. It was expensive but the places I stumbled upon were really worth it since yes we have to eat 😉

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    Lolo

    11/22/2016

    These certainly look like some yummy places! #CityTripping

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      12/01/2016

      Thanks for stopping by Lolo!

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    Kat @anaussieinsf

    11/22/2016

    I came for the food but stayed for your outfits! And the viking helmet was the perfect ending 🙂

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      12/01/2016

      Thanks Kat! I had limited outfit options while I was there since I only brought a carry-on. I really should have bought the viking helmet 😉

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    Cathy (MummyTravels)

    11/23/2016

    I loved Reykjavik and you’re right, there’s some fantastic food there – I remember the fish especially, but also the prices, ouch! I don’t think we had too much spare cash so tried to fill up as much as possible at the buffet breakfast. I think the Geysir centre must have improved as I remember a pretty awful burger being about the only option – lamb stew sounds much better. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      12/01/2016

      Yes the prices were a little much, but I had budgeted to eat out for those two nights. I too tried to eat everything I could at the hotel breakfast lol. The lamb stew at the Geysir center was a random find I guess, it was really fresh. Thanks for hosting the link up 🙂

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    Elizabeth (Wander Mum)

    11/25/2016

    I didn’t realise Iceland had such great food. For some reason I thought it was all sheep’s heads and fish. The waffle ice cream looks yum! #citytripping

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      12/01/2016

      The waffle and ice cream might have been the best part! Thank you for hosting the link up Elizabeth!

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    umberta

    11/28/2016

    I really wanna visit Iceland anytime soon! I’ll save this post for later, I’m sure I’ll need it! 😉

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      Cupcake N Dreams

      12/01/2016

      Absolutely Umberta, you should book it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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