My 8yr old & I are planning a trip to Iceland in April. Can someone tell me of some good places to eat for an American boy's taste?
My 8yr old son & I are going to Iceland for Spring Break in April this year. I am looking forward to trying some of the traditional foods, him....not so much lol. I'm wondering where an American boy can get some good food? We will also have a kitchen in our place so a good market/grocery store with some American foods would be nice as well.
Iceland’s most popular food is a delicious and addicting hotdog or pylsur; it was covered with a sweet mustard sauce, a tangy remoulade sauce and fried onions. Seafood, black licorice and a dairy product called Skyr were common too. There were plenty of food options to satisfy everyone’s appetite with an Icelandic twist.
Reykjavik was both charming and quirky with unique architecture and street art including its spaceship-looking church, Hallgrimskirkja, the tallest Icelandic structure. Tales of Vikings, trolls and elves were also prevalent in Icelandic culture to capture kids’ interests.
Grillhúsið has three restaurants in Reykjavík. One in Tryggvagata in the city center, Sprengisandur by Reykjanesbraut and at the Kringlan shopping mall. They offer a great selection of sandwiches, burgers and more, and they also offer special kids menu for a reasonable price. Grillhúsið is a family restaurant -
Everyone knows Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). In Iceland they have 8 restaurants, thereof 3 in Reykjavík (Faxafen, Þjóðhildarstígur, Sundagarðar). Playground, kids menu and all the usual KFC treats.
Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar, or Búllan like it´s called, is a popular small burger place by the Old Harbor in Reykjavík -
As you can neither find McDonalds nor Burger King in Iceland, Metro is the closest thing you get to it. The concept and food is the same. Kids boxes, toys etc. You will find one Metro place in Reykjavík at Suðurlandsbraut and another in Kópavogur, next to Smáralind Shopping Mall as for me Hamborgarafabrikkan was the best burger place in Iceland. It´s located just outside the citry center (about 5-10 minute walk from Hlemmur Bus Terminal), at Turninn Höfðatorgi. -
In IKEA you will find a child friendly restaurant with a playing area. A special menu for kids and good selection of food so everyone should find something they fancy. IKEA is located in Garðabær, a bit out of the city center but a good choice for families with kids. almost 4 years ago