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.
Búllan wins this category for being the best burger at the best price. It’s fast, reliable, and does exactly what it’s supposed to. In the past year there have been a lot of burger places popping up, but Búllan has consistently proved itself to be Reykjavík’s burger joint—it’s perfect for lunch, on-the-go dinner, or a late evening pick-me-up. For a fancier gourmet burger, check out Kex Hostel or Grill Market, but if you want a classic burger and fries, Búllan always has you covered.
Block Burger is an office favourite. You can see their white paper to-go bags stacked on writers’ desks, accompanied by empty Fizzy Lizzy soda bottles. Modelled heavily on the American chain Shake Shack in presentation, Block is reasonably priced (for Reykjavík) and has quick service. It’s a lunch time spot worth checking out.
Dirty Burger & Ribs
Dirty Burger & Ribs is the other office favourite. Actually, the division between Block Burger and Dirty Burger has resulted in feuds worthy of the sagas. You’ll have to taste for yourself to see what side you are on.
2014: Kex Hostel
2011: Hamborgarabúlla Tómasar