The Reykjavík Grapevine is proud to present: The Best Of Reykjavík 2016! Earlier this summer we published our Best Of magazine to help you, our beloved readers, find the very best places this little city has to offer. You can use the info to plan your schedule, or even as a fun experiment to see how your tastes align with those of ours.
Sandholt wins this spot again, but not for lack of competition. This is simply a bakery that always delivers. The pastries are flaky and not overly sweet, and the sourdough bread is, quite right, famous. If you’re staying in a hotel, or more likely an Air BnB, grab one of their delicious loaves and keep it for snacks. If the weather magically cooperates, have a picnic in the park.
Háholt 13, Mossfellsbær
Mossfellsbakarí should be incorporated into any day trip outside of the capital area. It’s the perfect pastry or sandwich stop—pick up your lunch before driving the Golden Circle or visiting the Halldor Laxness museum.
Brauð & Co.
Brauð & Co. has burst onto the bakery scene in downtown Reykjavík, looking to give Sandholt a run for its money. It regularly sells out, and looks poised to become a mainstay in downtown Reykjavík food culture. This could be the beginning of an all-out gluten-powered war.