My second post about vegan traveling in Iceland. Short and sweet, but really, don’t miss Glo. I wish we had one here!
Our first lunch in Reykjavik was at Glo, a mostly raw, mostly vegan chain of restaurants in Reykjavik. Glo was recommended by our hotel desk attendant when we asked where to find a vegan lunch. We were more than a little surprised to find a chain of mostly raw, mostly vegan restaurants in Iceland. If you’re traveling vegan in Iceland, you definitely don’t want to miss it. You won’t find more options anywhere. And the vegan desserts are worth going for, even if you skip lunch or dinner.
A little off the topic of Glo, but worth noting: we were surprised to learn that in Iceland they’re able to grow most of their veggies themselves. They just do it in greenhouses and they’ve got fresh produce year round. Fruits don’t grow well there, so those do have to be shipped from offshore. Helps explain how we were able to find such a surprisingly fresh and wide variety of veggies on this northern island. We learned this interesting factoid from one of our tour guides, Benedict. He was our driver and tour guide for the must-see Golden Circle tour, and he was like a human Google—just full of expansive knowledge about almost everything anyone in our group asked him. The Golden Circle Tour heads east from Reykjavik out to Pingvellir National Park, the Strokkur geyser, and the Gollfoss waterfalls, and back. And if you’re lucky you might get to stop and mingle with some Icelandic horses along the way.
Photos: Josh Araujo