Dining in Reykjavik can indeed be heavy on the wallet, however there are also some great eateries that shouldn’t break your budget and here are a few worth the mention.
Bæjarins Beztu – Not just a hot dog
The famous hot dog stand that offers one menu item only: The best hot dog in the Universe. The hot dog is served with raw and crispy fried onions, sweet mustard, ketchup and remoulade sauce. A must try quick bite.
Curry in a hurry – For your quick curry fix
For only 950 ISK you get a choice of 3 curry dishes, meat or veggie, served with Naan bread. Curry in a hurry is only served for lunch and for take away at Shalimar, a Pakistani restaurant located downtown Reykjavík.
Hlemmur Food Hall – Something for everyone
After a refreshing happy hour drink at Jörgensen Kitchen, we suggest you walk across the street to Hlemmur Food Hall. This new Reykjavík culinary treasure offers all kinds of food, whether it may be Vietnamese street food, Mexican burritos or cured meats with a glass of french wine, you can be sure to find it there.
Icelandic Street food – Icelandic cheap
A perfect stop for traditional Icelandic taste. There are only a few things on the menu but you can’t go wrong with the lamb or fish soup. Perfect meal for a chilly autumn day.
Fish and Chips Truck– Down by the harbor
If you’re a fish and chips lover then you won’t be disappointed by this small fish and chips stand located on the old harbor. Serving fresh quality Icelandic cod, cooked to perfection and served with fries and mushy peas. YUM!
Kaffi Vinyl – Hip and Cool
A vegan friendly cafe on Hverfisgata 76, offering light food and a great selection of vinyl. Stop by and try their ‘Oumpf Sandwich’, have a cup of coffee and listen to some tunes.
Bio Borgari – Organic fast food
A new..ish burger joint located on Vesturgata 12, in very close vicinity to CenterHotel Plaza. Unlike other fast food joints across the city, Bio Borgari specialises in offering a healthier alternative, using only products that are either organic or have been sustainably farmed. Burgers are served on a organic roll with root vegetable chips.
Ramen Momo – Ramen..Amen
A tiny noodle bar offering delicious Ramen, dumplings and other delights. The first noodle station in Iceland to produce organic fresh noodles and most of the ingredients used are made in Iceland to support local market.
Skúli Bao bun-The perfect savory snack
Chinese bao bun food truck parked outside Skúli Craft Bar, also short walk from CenterHotel Plaza, offers steamed bread like buns filled with variety of fillings like portobello mushrooms, beef strips or pulled pork with Korean Kimchi and sriracha mayo. Served with sweet potato fries, Bao bun is a great substitution if you can’t stomach another Icelandic hot dog :).