Eat and Drink

Some of the Costco food products that might be available in Iceland

18 May Okay, food in Iceland is expensive. It's very expensive. So here's a look at a few of the products that food bloggers love and will hopefully be available at the ancipated low-cost store Costco next week.

Lukka, owner of Happ and now SuBu, who offer sushi burritos.

Sushi burrito craze hits Reykjavik

15 May A new fast-food restaurant called Subu introduces the San Francisco sushi burrito to Iceland, and it's become wildly popular already. Subu is basically sushi and a burrito combined in the same dish.

Plokkfiskur is a hearty meal loved by the whole family.

Recipe for traditional Icelandic fish stew- Plokkfiskur

11 May Plokkfiskur, a combination of fish, potatoes, onions and béchamel sauce is a firm favourite in Icelandic kitchens. It's a traditional dish and a true comfort food.

Champagne at Rok.

The best Happy Hours in Reykjavik

8 May Looking for a great Happy Hour tonight? Here are a few ideas for the most original, the ones with the longest hours and the ones with the most delicious drinks.

The popcorn is supposedly made by unicorns.

Omnom rainbow popcorn for free tomorrow

8 May Iceland‘s fanciest chocolate brand Omnom are giving away their brand new rainbow chocolate popcorn tomorrow at their store. The popcorn is in different colours with different flavourings and is supposedly made by unicorns.

Kleina isn't unique to Iceland but records of it date back to the 18th century.

Kleina, Iceland's favourite pastry

7 May The Kleina is one of the oldest pastries in Iceland. Though far from being unique to the island, it is still today one of the most popular pastry served by Icelandic grandmothers.

Lumpfish is considered a great delicacy.

Lumpfish popular with tourists

3 May Þrír frakkar in Reykjavik is probably one of the most established fish restaurants in Reykjavik and this cosy little venue offers traditional dishes as well as fish with a French or Meditteranean twist.

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.”

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