Eat and Drink

Organic ice cream with only the best of ingredients at Skúbb.

Former Omnom chocolate owner opens ice cream parlour

28 Apr A new ice cream parlour will be opening soon in Laugarás 1 near the Laugardalur swimming pool in Reykjavik. The owner is Karl Viggó Vigfússon, one of the founders of the hugely popular Omnom chocolate

Guðmundur P,  Líndal and Jósep B -. Þórhallsson, the creators of Lava Cheese.

Mouthwatering Icelandic cheese snack hits the market

28 Apr A new snack, Lava Cheese is becoming extremely popular in Iceland. It's a concept created by two friends who loved the taste of melted, hardened cheese.

Owners and staff of the Brothers Breerry from left to right: Hlynur Vídó Ólafsson, Hannes Kristinn Eiríksson, Kjartan Vídó Ólafsson and Jóhann Ólafur Guðmundsson.

No drunk people allowed at new pub in Iceland's Westman Islands

26 Apr Recently a new brewery called The Brothers Brewery opened in Iceland's Westman Islands. The Brothers Brewery has been producing and selling beer to locals since the beginning of 2016 and with the new pub, the owners want to offer a place where guests can enjoy a good beer in a quiet atmosphere.

Café Paris has new owners who decided to return it to its original function- a French bistro and café.

Gorgeous changes to Reykjavik city centre's Cafe París

24 Apr Café Paris is one of the city's best known cafés. Now new owners intend to restore it back to its former glory - a French bistro and it's been redesigned in a true European fashion.

The seminar is held at the loft of the store.

Icelandic or foreign cheese. What's the difference?

23 Apr There is a small store called Búrið in Grandi, Reykjavik harbour area. It sells cheese and other gourmet products. They also have seminar on Icelandic cheese, the culture and more. There you can find out more about Icelander’s short but passionate love affair with cheese.

Ivana has been travelling in Iceland for four days now.

Icelandic candy taste test

23 Apr A big part of visiting a new country is to try the local candy. Travel vlogger Ivana bought a lot of different Icelandic candy which she had pretty much no idea what was, had a taste test and rated it for you.

Sindri Snær Jensson and Jón Davíð Davíðsson, owneres of hip streetwear shop Húrra and also the owners of the new pizza place set to open at Grandi.

New sourdough pizza joint at Reykjavik's Grandi harbour area

22 Apr The latest addition to the growing flora of trendy restaurants and shops at Grandi, a formal industrial part of the harbour, is a hip sourdough pizza joint set to open this summer.

The cod liver is available smoked, and not smoked.

Arctic “foie gras”

21 Apr “We describe our product as “Arctic foie gras”, says Guðmundur Davíðsson of iCan, producer of cod liver in cans. “In France people started to get to know cod liver when there came up problems with the production of foie gras. The cod liver could replace it in some ways.”

Fruit salads at Bergsson Mathús.

Pick of the best brunches in Reykjavik

21 Apr There's a great variety of fantastic brunches on offer on weekends in Reykjavik, from small quaint restaurants to fancy hotels. Here's our pick of the best to suit all tastes.

Jamie Oliver.

Jamie Oliver's tips for eating out in Reykjavik

18 Apr British star chef Jamie Oliver is a regular visitor to Iceland. Here are his recommendations for Reykjavik restaurants.

Chocolatier Hafliði Ragnarsson creates deluxe Easter eggs.

Peppery/salted liquorice Easter egg new craze in Iceland

9 Apr There are over 30 different types of Easter eggs made in Iceland, not taking different sizes into consideration, with different flavourings. A particular hit this year is a chocolate egg with salted liquorice and peppery salmiak powder.

Chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason.

Icelandic chef's Michelin star restaurant in NY flooded

31 Mar Restaurant Agern in New York, run by Icelandic chef Gunnar Karl Gíslason, is closed for an uncertain amount of time due to water damages. The restaurant serves New Nordic cuisine and holds one Michelin star.

Haust restaurant opened last year inside Fosshótel in Borgartún, the city's largest hotel. It's located by the waterfront in Reykjavik's financial street, close to the city centre.

Best brunches: Haust is a fantastic newcomer

31 Mar The understated, warm elegance of Haust restaurant inside the high rise Foss Hotel in Borgartún is the perfect venue for a long brunch with family or friends on weekends. The sumptious buffet offers both very healthy options as well as classics such as pancakes, Eggs Benedikt, and a full English Breakfast.

Dill is a small restaurant located in Reykjavik centre.

Cancellation fee at Dill, Reykjavik’s only Michelin star restaurant

30 Mar Reykjavik’s only Michelin star restaurant just started using a new booking system, which requires a credit card and a fine for a no show is 11.900 ISK, or about 100 Euros.

Smári Organics markets their skyr as Icelandic yoghurt, not skyr, although the product is actually skyr.

Organic Icelandic skyr in the US

28 Mar Skyr is becoming very popular in the US. Icelander Smári Ásmundsson is the founder of Smári Organics which produces the only organic skyr on the US market.

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