10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Reykjavík

10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Reykjavík

13.07.2023 | Lella Erludóttir

Are you planning a visit to Iceland soon but don’t wish to compromise your vegan diet? Good news: we’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants with vegan options. Here are some restaurants that feature delicious vegan dishes on their menu so you know where you need to book that table.

Gló, Reykjavik

Plant-based dishes are at the heart of what Gló serves. More than 90% of the ingredients used are vegan and there’s the option of “veganising” any dish on the menu. The vegan versions of its Mexico, BBQ and Sport Bowls are the most popular options if you prefer not to consume animal products.

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Valdís Ice Cream Parlour, Reykjavik

Ice cream parlors are happy to create vegan-friendly flavours and that’s certainly true of Valdís. Right from the get-go, Icelanders were keen to embrace unusual varieties (lavender, beer and curry ice cream all feature on the menu). Vegans will love the range of vegan sorbets, such as coconut or chocolate.

Loving Hut, Reykjavik

Loving Hut offers an all-vegan Asian menu in downtown Reykjavík. From delicious soups to greens & grains, wok dishes and main dishes from the grill, The Loving Hut has it all. Top your hearty meal off with a sweet dessert. 

Mama Reykjavik

Mama Reykjavik is a delicious plant-based restaurant and wellness space in the center of Reykjavík. They focus on creating a healthy and vibrant environment to rejuvenate mind, body, and soul. At Mamas you get to taste the world with fresh Icelandic produce prepared with spices from India, Jamaica, and West Africa. 

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Garðurinn, Reykjavik

Garðurinn is a lovely little vegetarian restaurant in central Reykjavik. You can enjoy their homemade vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes, soups, and treats in their peaceful café or order to take away. 

Chickpea, Reykjavik

This cute family-run place take-away restaurant offers nutritious and authentic food made from scratch every day. Hearty wraps, gyros, flatbread and so much more. This is the perfect place for a quick and tasty meal on-the-go.

Krúska, Reykjavik

Krúska is a very solid choice for those looking for plant-based meals in Reykjavík. Their vegan lasagna is wonderful as well as their multi-colored salads.  

Vegan World Peace, Reykjavík

Vegan World Peace is a European-style vegetarian restaurant, located in a beautiful building dating back to 1860. Their mantra is that by going vegan is to protect the planet and pay homage to Mother Nature. Their dishes are prepared by chefs who put their heart into each dish with delicious, nutritious flavours and 100% vegan ingredients. 

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Flóran Garden Bistro, Reykjavik

Flóran is a Scandinavian bistro located in the Reykjavík Botanical Garden. The restaurant is strongly inspired by the location and they grow a large portion of the raw material used in the kitchen in their own greenhouse. Guests can learn about plants and herbs in their journey around the garden and enjoy healthy and delicious food made from them in the gazebo.

Sónó Matseljur, Reykjavik

Sónó is a vegan and vegetarian café and restaurant in the Nordic House in Reykjavík. They dance in the rhyth of the seasons with spices from foraged Icelandic herbs or ones grown in their gardens in harmony with the seductive spices brought from warmer south. Their main goal is to combine simple cooking and delicious flavours in a way that does less harm to the environment, ourselves and other beings. 

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I am a born and bred Icelander and the matriarch of an above-average sized family. I have a true passion for travel and love to discover new destinations and cultures. I want to introduce you to the real Iceland, the beauty, the history, and the things that will make you fall deeply in love with my homeland.

Lella Erludóttir

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