There is more to Iceland’s culinary scene than traditional meat and fish dishes. Here we have put a guide together, outlining the most Instagram worthy food experiences to take your taste buds on an ultimate journey!
If your taste buds are your compass, then let them guide you to Iceland! There is more to Iceland’s culinary scene than traditional meat and fish dishes. Here we have put a guide together, outlining the most Instagram worthy food experiences to take your taste buds on an ultimate journey!
Reykjavik Food Walk
Guests that partake in the Reykjavik Food Walk will get an authentic Icelandic dining experience, living like locals in Reykjavik. Labelled the tastiest sightseeing tour in Iceland, the Food Walk explores downtown Reykjavik through a range of delicious local cuisines, that many wouldn't typically come across in your “to do in Iceland” itinerary. The walk visits several great local restaurants with a fun and highly knowledgeable guide leading the way. The restaurants you will visit are run by passionate food lovers, with hard-working families and fascinating stories. If you are a curious traveller who wants to step into the world of Icelandic cuisine, this is the experience for you! Read all about it on their website here.
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Omnom Chocolate Factory
This is the perfect spot to visit to snap the perfect Instagram foodie shot. Omnom is a small batch, artisan chocolate maker in Reykjavik, Iceland. By doing a tour of the factory, you can see exactly how the chocolate is made, whilst tasting endless chocolate samples.
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The Grill Market is located in central Reykjavik, and embraces the modern dining experience. Alongside rock walls and tree stumps, guests are made to feel like they're dining in nature. Most ingredients are sourced from local farms, enabling them to bring the freshest food to the table. You can also get a taste of traditional Icelandic dishes, such as fried fish, whale and puffin. If you're feeling a little adventurous, you should definitely consider Grillmarkadurinn.
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The Hlemmur Food Hall is inspired by great European halls and can be found in Reykjavik. There are 10 vendors here, all of which provide samples of the best food that Iceland has to offer. There is a vast range of delicacies available, ranging from foods of the Icelandic sea to L.A style tacos. Take a look at all the food on offer on their website.
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Fridheimar Geothermal Tomatoes
Fridheimar is a family-run greenhouse who grows tomatoes all year round under an artificially lighted greenhouse. Visitors are welcome to step inside the greenhouses, and then following this, visitors can get a taste of the tomatoes and other produce grown there. The majority of the menu incorporates the delicious tomatoes grown in the greenhouse, including beverages. Learn more about this amazing family run business on their website.
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Snaps Bistro Bar
Snaps Bistro is a French bistro in downtown Reykjavik, offering first-class dishes crafted with the finest ingredients. The bistro offers a wide selection of wines and cocktails, as well as overall good vibes! They offer salads, sandwiches, soups, meats and fish - there’s something for everyone at this restaurant.
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