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 🙂
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.
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.
How cute is the decor in here?!
The adorable corner cafe on Laugavegur.
#DessertFirst Bada Bing
As 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).
Honorable Mention: Geysir Welcome Center
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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