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“Very good vegetarian options”
Review of Glo

Ranked #23 of 516 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Healthy
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Glo is always on the way. Located at three locations in the capital area, one inside Listhusid in Laugardalur valley in Reykjavik, one on Laugavegur 20, downtown Reykjavik and the third in Hafnafjörður at Strandgata 34. Glo is Iceland's hottest new organic restaurant. The menu consists of vegetarian- and raw food courses, meat dishes, soups and salads. The courses are somewhat modest as they are simple, filling and not flooded with too much spice or ingredients.The head chef at Glo is Solveig Eiriksdottir, a pioneer in the field of healthy cooking in Iceland. Healthy food and haute cuisine started as a hobby for her, as she had a career in textile design before she got into the restaurant business. She founded the vegetarian restaurant Graenn Kostur in 1994, and ran it for ten years. She also founded Himneskt, a best-selling organic food label, along with Elias Gudmundsson. Last year, Solveig and Elias took over management at Glo.Glo is Iceland's first raw food restaurant. Raw food is about consuming unprocessed vegetables, fruits, nuts, almonds and seeds, heated under 47°C. This preperation method preserves the enzymes in the ingredients, so your body gets an extra large portion of excellent nutrition. You can go to Glo and get healthy food to take away or eat at the restaurant. The menu is put together of raw food dishes, warm vegetarian dishes, meat dishes, soups and salads. Glo always uses organic vegetables and ingredients without additives and preservatives in every dish.The food is surprisingly inexpensive, given how costly it can be to eat organic. For example you can get soup, bread and hummus for 1090ISK, meat dish of the day for 1890 and deserts for 790. The best part about those deserts is that you can fully enjoy them without feeling guilty. Treat yourself to a wholesome and soothing meal at Glo, your body will thank you afterwards.Gló has bin voted the "Best vegetarian" 2011, 2012 & 2013
Reviewed 26 August 2014

I ordered the Thai soup and had the choice of 3 salads. I got an apple salad, a broccoli salad, and a beet salad. You can mix and match according to your tastes. The soup was especially delicious and the salads were also very good. This was my first meal in Iceland and was pleased there was a vegetarian friendly restaurant right near my hotel.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant by accident - and were very pleased we did. This is not a place we would choose for a special occasion - it is not that type of restaurant. It is counter service and café-style table seating so the ambience is nothing special. The food however was outstanding and as fresh as you could hope for. It is essentially a raw food restaurant but they appeared to have some hot dishes in addition to the beautiful salads. They had a raw pizza on offer on the first visit which sounded odd but was wonderfully tasty and enough to make us return a second time. Highly recommended if you are pushed for time and want excellent food that doesn't take a big chunk out of your day...or your wallet! To make matters even healthier, you could enjoy a drink from the juice bar that is located at street level directly below the restaurant.

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Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a great cafe/restaurant. Once you accept the pricey-ness of the city in general, Glo does not seem that expensive at all. It is value for money - wonderful, hearty, healthy, tasty food. I was especially impressed with the free soup refills! Gets very busy from 12:30 for lunch.

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1  Thank 615lh
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Lunch taken in Glo Reykjavik downtown on laugavegur street, there are 2 others Glo restaurant in Reykjavik area.
Quantities are not too generous but the food is good.
If you want to eat fast and healthy go there

Thank Jojo42660
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

I went here with my boyfriend and another couple during our stay in Iceland. It was one of the only places we ate at that we felt the quality and creativity of the food matched the price. All of our dishes were innovative, unique and fresh, and the overall combinations of flavors was awesome. The way it is works is that you pick one main dish and 3-4 side dishes. I had a sort of chicken teriyaki with sides of sweet potato hash, and a few other fresh vegetables dishes with a great mix of spices and flavors. If you are looking for a place where you will find fresh, healthy good for a good price, I fully recommend Glo!

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