Hlemmur food hall opens and it's a raving success

Hlemmur Mathöll is the new food hall at Hlemmur square, ...

Hlemmur Mathöll is the new food hall at Hlemmur square, a former bus terminal. Mbl.is/ Árni Sæberg

Thousands of people visited the new Hlemmur mathöll food hall this weekend. Morgunbaðið's photographer visited the food hall just before they opened their doors on Saturday morning. 

The new food hall is located in the former bus terminal building at Hlemmur square, in what seems like the ultimate gentrification move for this formerly rather dismal area of town. 

The food hall offers a vegetable and flower stall, restaurants, bars, a bakery and a coffee shop and is open from 8 am to 11 pm although opening times of stalls vary.  People waiting for buses are welcome to sit inside the building which offers plenty of benches and tables. 

The Hlemmur food hall is practical for locals who now have a bakery, a vegetable and a flower stall on their doorstep and it's also the perfect pit stop for a light lunch or an after-work glass of wine.  

Outdoor market stalls will open in the next few weeks. 

Crowds of people shortly after the opening on Saturday morning.

Crowds of people shortly after the opening on Saturday morning. Árni Sæberg

Kröst wine bar and grill.

Kröst wine bar and grill. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

Rabarbarinn, a vegetable and flower stall that also offers freshly ...

Rabarbarinn, a vegetable and flower stall that also offers freshly made soup on a daily basis. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

A selection of condiments available at Rabarbarinn.

A selection of condiments available at Rabarbarinn. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

The opular Jómfrúin restaurant which offers Danish open sandwiches has ...

The opular Jómfrúin restaurant which offers Danish open sandwiches has an outlet at the food hall. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

Seating inside the food hall.

Seating inside the food hall. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

The taco place inside the food hall was so popular ...

The taco place inside the food hall was so popular that they sold out of tacos a few hours after opening. Árni Sæberg

The vegetable stall.

The vegetable stall. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

Ísleifur heppni is an ice cream shop that offers a ...

Ísleifur heppni is an ice cream shop that offers a spectacular display of ice cream making. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

Hlemmur square.

Hlemmur square. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

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