After the holidays, which are particularly heavy on the salted meat side, many people are looking for healthier meal choices to get them through the winter months. The following are a handful of dining establishments in Iceland’s capital city which offer healthy food.

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Kaffi Vínyl

Kaffi Vinyl

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For those in search of vegan options, Kaffi Vínyl is not to be missed, providing good food to nourish the body and vinyl records to feed the soul. Whether you are a lifelong vegan, participating in Veganuary or simply curious about a plant-based diet, you won’t be disappointed by a visit to this atmospheric café.  
Address: Hverfisgata 76, 101 Reykjavík


This friendly restaurant, tucked away on the city centre side-street Klapparstígur, has long since become a favourite lunch spot among vegetarians in Iceland. Offering delicious vegetarian cuisine and vegan options. The place has precisely the kind of laid-back vibe one might expect from a site which calls itself ‘Ecstasy’s Heart Garden’ in English.
Address: Klapparstígur 37, 101 Reykjavík

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Fish buffet

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Reykjavík has a wealth of options for those of the pescatarian persuasion. One of the restaurants offering a seafood-heavy menu is Sjávarbarinn. Although it’s not strictly a health-food restaurant, there is no debating the health benefits of eating fish. Their seafood buffet is a great way to get the all-important Omega 3 fatty acids and Vitamin D that we Icelanders swear by.
Address: Grandagarður 9, 101 Reykjavík



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Fast food does not have to mean unhealthy food! Fun, fast, fusion is the motto of the healthy fast-food restaurant XO. Spreading the joy of Asian-European fusion in two locations, XO is an excellent place for a health-conscious omnivore to eat. They also have vegetarian and vegan options so all can enjoy their delicious cuisine.
Address: Hringbraut 119, 101 Reykjavík and Smáralind, 201 Kópavogur

Aalto Bistro

Aalto Bistro

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For those looking for a genuinely Scandinavian dining experience, there is no place like Aalto Bistro. Located inside the Nordic House, the cultural centre on Sæmundargata 11. The Bistro, named for the Finnish architect of the gorgeous building, Alvar Aalto, has plenty of seafood on their menu as well as vegan and vegetarian options. While you’re there, you can take a look at the exhibitions and library or even attend one of the Nordic House’s many exciting events.
Address: The Nordic House, Sæmundargata 11, 101 Reykjavík

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