A herb and spice farm in central Reykjavik
All spices are organic and straight from farms in the Middle East, France and Spain. Mbl.is/ Eva Björk Ægisdóttir
A new speciality shop has opened in Þverholt in central Reykjavik where you can purchase over three hundred varieties of spices and teas. They also serve soup and bread to go as well as healthy snacks such as nuts and seeds.
Owners are couple Ólöf Einarsdóttir and Omry Avraham and all products are organic with no additives. "We wanted to created a similar atmosphere to that of the spice markets in larger cities," explains Einarsdóttir. All the spices and herbs come straight from farms in the Middle East, France and Spain. Avraham, who is Moroccan, will also be making soup using spices from the shop. Einarsdóttir is a herbalist and believes herbs all have healing powers. "My husband has this in his blood, I have it in my head," she smiles.
The shop is the perfect pit stop for a warming take-away soup, with daily soups including a spicy pumpkin and apple soup.
Þverholt is located near Hlemmur and the Borgartún financial district. The area has developed a lot in the last couple of years and new arrivals in the area include the Bjórgarðurinn gastropub located in the new Fosshótel, and a new branch of Reykjavik Roasters in Brautarholt.
For more information about the Krydd og Tehúsið herb and spice farm see their Facebook page HERE.