This one goes out to all you veggies and vegans out there, specifically the ones that had the bright idea to come to Iceland. Have you ever wondered what it might be like to travel to Iceland AND find all the things you want to eat? Wonder no more, we are going to tell you all about it!
For much of its history, Iceland and Icelanders have had quite a coarse diet that was largely based on meat, dairy, and root vegetables. In many ways, this is still true.
However, being a small nation, change happens fast, and in recent times a considerable array and availability of vegetarian and vegan food have become available from a number of outlets around town, that is to say, Reykjavík, such as Heilsuhusid. You will find a range of organic and healthy foods and supermarkets like Krónan, Nettó, and the Hagkaup. There are some great vegetarian and vegan restaurants in town such as Glo, Café Vinyl and for some amazing vegan ice cream try Joylato (they freeze their fresh ingredients using liquid nitrogen!) as well as great sorbets from Valdís.
Here's another tip, if you want to try a world-famous Icelandic hot dog or "pylsur", but don't want to have the meat version, try an Icelandic "Bulsur". We have it on excellent authority (our own tastebuds) that they are very good!