Going out for lunch or dinner in Reykjavik can be a little bit expensive, but it is worth it once in a while. Really worth it. Fresh fish, gourmet styles and organic ingredients are some of the things you will find in Iceland. The concept of Food Halls has re-born all around Europe in the past few years, and people like this. If you have never been to one, imagine yourself in a gourmet market with different types of food and styles, and you can sit all around the place and order from every single one of the restaurants.

 

“All kinds of food, for all kinds of people.”

The motto of Hlemmur Mathöll invites you to enjoy all types of culinary delights if you are with your partner, your kids, your friends or even if you are alone. When you enter the place, you feel like at home. At this moment, Hlemmur counts with ten vendors, each one offering different types of food. Here we show you some of them:

Brauð & co
Bread & Co is an artisan bakery very well-known in the city. They are famous for their delicious sourdough bread, and of course, the buttery danish. Who would forget to try this in Reykjavik, if they are everywhere! But Braud & Co has a fantastic one.

Jómfrúin
Icelandic love Danish food, and who wouldn’t? This small booth offers all kinds of Danish sandwiches. We haven’t tried them, but they look good, for sure!

Fuego Taqueria
Ok, you got us. We are obsessed with this food and thank God Hlemmur has one. There is nothing a good taco can’t cure. They have fish, chicken, and even vegan taco!

SKÁL!
An Icelandic concept of bar & restaurant with delicious food! The grilled sourdough bread, the gratinated goat cheese with syrup and of course, the hot dogs, are the best! Ask if they have the seasonal Borg Beer. We had the Christmas one, and it was terrific.

Micro Roast Te & Kaffi
Tea or coffee, ladies? Enjoy one of them with a dessert for the sweet tooth or a mid-day snack. The nice thing about them is that they have their roaster at Aðalstræti, and that’s why the coffee is so good and fresh!

Kröst
Gourmet and chic: this is what Kröst is. A grill and wine bar in Hlemmur that offers good wine, cured meats and cheeses, burgers and more. They also have options for vegans and vegetarians. You can’t miss this one!

Bánh mí
An option for Vietnamese street food that you will love! The smell of the different spices, fresh vegetables and meat, and our favorite, the sriracha sauce, make all of the options perfect to eat!

As you can see, they are so many options that everyone can eat here. And if you are interested in being a responsible consumer, well, you have nothing to be concerned. Iceland is still a country that protects the local productions and collaborations, and Hlemmur is all about that with the locals.

Hlemmur Mathöll opens at 8:00 until 23:00, but every stall manages their opening hours.
Location: Hlemmur Mathöll, 101 Reykjavík

Grandi Mathöll: a food-lovers paradise.

Grandi was the second food hall opened in the old harbor district of Reykjavik. The idea for this place was to begin a street food hall in the city with quality food brands from Iceland. It includes nine food stands that offer from fresh fish to delicious brewed coffee and craft beers. The fun thing about Grandi is that it is located in a renovated fish factor in the Harbor, so it has a great view you will love while grabbing a bite. Speaking about food, here are some of our Grandi’s favorites:

 

     

Fjárhúsið
Their specialty is the Icelandic lamb, and it is delicious! They have other fresh meats and unique flavors in their vegetables, but most important is that they explain to their customers why they care so much about Iceland and leaving a minimal carbon footprint with their productions. Try the lamb burger. It is out of this world!

KORE
This one is very cool! Their concept of Korean street food is different and unique: fast food and slow drinks. It has an American touch too. The Korean tacos are really good, but our favorite is the Kimchi Burger. We had the Jólabjor (Christmas Beer) with our food, and it was funky fresh!

The Gastro Truck
All we can say about the Gastro Truck is: spicy chicken burger! It is fantastic, and for sure it is their signature dish. The flavor and juiciness of the chicken is perfect. A must-try!

Micro Roast Te & Kaffi

Opening hours of Grandi Mathöll:
Mon-Thu >11:00 – 21:00
Fri-Sun >11:00 – 22:00
Location: Iceland Ocean Cluster, Grandagarður 16
101 Reykjavík

 

If you are in Grandi Mathöll and you are looking for other activities, check this blog post on the Old Harbour.

We hope you can go and try all the places we recommended. Leave us a comment and let us know which one was your favorite. Verði þér að góðu!

Hlemmur Food Hall
Inside of Hlemmur
Grandi Mathöll
Grandi Harbor
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Reykjavik Attractions