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New in Town – February 2019

Let us tell you about Reykjavík’s newest restaurants, bars, hangouts, and more. This month: Brikk, SUPER 1, Icelandic Street Food, and Nomad.

Photo: Ingimar Th./Nomad Store

Brikk

Nordic bakery Brikk opened their first location in Reykjavík this February. You can now get their fresh bread and sweets not only in Hafnarfjörður but also at Mýrargata 31. Brikk has been impressing locals with their out-of-this-world sourdough bread and cinnamon buns. They have a lot more goodies on offer, like chocolate cookies, banana splits, and lemon sponge cakes. But try their freshly made sandwiches and soup of the day, too! Just step into this cosy bakery and we promise you will not be disappointed.

SUPER 1

Grocery store SUPER 1 opened recently on Hallveigarstígur, replacing the Bónus grocery store that closed on that location earlier this year. People familiar with Danish supermarkets will recognise that the logo is similar to low-cost grocery store REMA 1000’s logo. SUPER 1 is run in collaboration with this Danish supermarket chain and carries a lot of Danish products previously not available in Iceland. Next to a great variety on offer and a lot of fresh produce, the store has long opening hours, staying open until 22:00 in the evening.

Icelandic Street Food

Icelandic Street Food already had one very popular fast food restaurant on Lækjargata, and now they’ve opened their second location at Laugavegur 85. They keep their menu simple with Icelandic fish stew (plokkfiskur), two kinds of soup served – lamb and seafood – in a bread bowl, and sweets as dessert. They target mostly tourists and want to offer visitors a taste of homemade Icelandic food for a reasonable price. It’s a family business and the traditional Icelandic recipes they use come straight from the owners’ grandmother. Free refills on soup!

Photo: Facebook Icelandic Street Food

Nomad

On the corner of Laugavegur and Frakkastígur, you will come across a new, brightly illuminated store called Nomad. The shop, encompassing a Scandinavian minimalist style, offers a vast selection of gifts, ranging from funny socks to candles, and from coffee alarm clocks to floating magnetic vases. In addition to this, magazines and books about design and cuisine are sold, as well as fine art poster prints of Icelandic nature by Ingimar Th. Follow the store on Instagram.com/nomad_Iceland for the latest updates.

Photo: Ingimar Th./Nomad Store