Best vegan sushi in Reykjavik

I have wanted to share this for a long time because this place seriously has the best vegan sushi I have ever tasted! I do admit that I haven’t been everywhere in the world. So that’s why I’m calling this post “Best vegan sushi in Reykjavik” – because that I can say for sure!

It is crunchy, soft, sweet and spicy – all at the same time.

So if you want to treat yourself in Iceland… go to Tokyo Sushi in Glæsibær at Álfheimar 74, 104 Reykjavik or the one at Nýbýlavegur 4, 200 Kópavogur. It’s open from 11.30-21.00

So what to order? My absolute favorite is the one called “Vegan Eldfjallarúlla” which translates to Vegan Volcano Roll. It’s the one I have the most photos of. Becausw I always end up ordering that one.

The price is:

6 bites for 940 ISK

12 bites for 1570 ISK

Sometimes I also order the Vegan Deluxe Maki as a side dish. 4 bites costs 940 ISK and 8 bites 1570 ISK.

So not at all pricy compared to the amazing taste experience you get!

Well. Now you know where to go for the best vegan sushi in Iceland! They only have places in Reykjavík which is why the best sushi is to be found there. Check out HappyCows App or webpage for more places that offer vegan food in Reykjavik. I have uploaded places, photos and reviews along with many other people to help each other easily find vegan food no matter where in the world we are.

I so badly want to go to Tokyo Sushi now after uploading these photos… but since I live in Denmark I’ll have to wait until next time I go back to my home countey, Iceland.

Enjoy if you’re in Iceland!

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Homemade pesto

This delicious homemade pesto is a hit here at Kirkjuból in Bjarnardal guesthouse in the beautiful westfjords in Iceland where I’m working all summer. I make all sorts of plantbased spreads and treats. For example chocolate chia pudding, italian salad, chickpea “tuna” salad, cashew spread, garlic spread, olive spread, chili hummus and much much more.

But the sundried tomato pesto is really the most popular treat… the guests love it and often ask how I make it.

So here it goes. This will not be a specific recipe… but more like a description of how I make it and with what. Because I like to just jam away in the kitchen.

I use a food processor to make this pesto. First i start by putting 2-3 handfull of almonds in. I blend them on high speed until their almost fine.

Then I add 4-5 fresh finely cut organic garlic.

Then handfull of fresh coriander, parsley and basil. Blend it with the almonds.

Then I add 3 glasses of sundried tomatoes along with the oil from the glasses. Blend it with then almonds and herbs.

Then some spices such as paprika, cayenne pepper, chili, black pepper, maldon salt. And sometimes garlic and onion powder.

And voila! You have yourself some delicious pesto. My favorite is to put a small layer of vegan butter and a thick layer of this pesto on some homebaked spelt buns.

But it also tastes really good in pasta dishes, salads and as pizza sauce.

Vegan Iceland

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B E I N G   V E G A N   I N   I C E L A N D

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– Is really no problem at all!

This photo speaks for itself. I mean… wow! So many vegan options in basically every food store you go to. Weather it is Hagkaup, Krónan, Nettó or Bónus!
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Here is a list of some of the vegan food, that I’ve run into – in Iceland. There’s even more than what I mention here. So much that I couldn’t keep track. Of course they also have a lot of vegetables, fruit, beans and nuts in every food store in Iceland which you can of course easily survive on solely. We all know how to do that and which basic products are vegan. Therefore my focus will be on vegan specialties… such as plant-”milk”, -”cheese”, -”butter”, ”ice-cream” etc.

HAGKAUP (foodstore):

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There is plenty of plantmilk and plantcocomilk to choose from in Hagkaup

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Vegan daiya “cheese” in mozzarella and cheddar style (melts and is good for pizza, lasagna etc.) and cream cheese (good on bread or in a pasta dish) 849 ISK each
They also have Naturli’ plantspread butter. Violife and Astrid och Aporna.

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1000 % plantbased butter for 495 ISK and more “cheese” and cream “cheese”… this time from the brand Sheese, for 499 ISK each.

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There is a “regular” round slice cheese with different types of flavor

Cream cheese for bread etc. also with different types of flavor: chilli, garlic, cheddar and more

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The bread is made of spelt (which I prefer). It can be bought in almost every foodstore in Iceland, incl.Hagkaup and Bónus

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This is Tartex made out of herbs. It is delicious on bread! I only found this type “herb”, but they also make Tartex with chilli, garlic and herb and more flavors. Want a “beef”?

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There’s a lot of vegetable beefs to choose from. This one is made in Iceland with chilli. They also have broccoli, chickpeas and other types of beefs.

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To the left you see some “beefs” from Iceland and to the right, some from other countries – “beef” and “meatballs”

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Yummi … a quick vegan burger with chilli chickbean beef, spinach, tomatoes and cucumber The dressing: Sheese cream ”cheese” mixed with barbecue sauce and organic red pesto

You can always go nuts!

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Or drink a delicious smoothie…..

There is a lot of smoothies and juices with with different kind of flavors in almost every food store you go to

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Organic vegetable juice…. or some just some chips!

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Pringles are so good to those who choose vegan – they’ve made a check box… orange check… means its vegan!

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Bugles ORIGINAL – is vegan

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There are plenty of vegan chips  – this is just of some of them

Bónus (discount foodstore):

Do you have a sweet tooth?

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This is a cinnamon bread with caramel and it’s sooooo good ❤ You can find this in Bónus and it’s called: “karamellu snúður” (the one with chocolate is not vegan!) I love to drink a Rice Dream Chocolate with my caramel bread

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I also found organic Red Pesto in Bónus – and a lot of other organic products too And local vegan ”beef” and swedish vegan ”meatballs”

Check out even more vegan products in Iceland here

 

Nettó:

Has all the ‘*Tartex” veggie spreads (for bread etc.) mmmmmh.

They also have almond, rice and soy milk – to name a few. And a lot of vegetable juice and smoothies as well.

And Nettó also has Violife cheese. Yummi! They have a lot of different types… and of course also the pizza cheese which melts so good!

It seems that most Icelandic food stores are pretty up to date regarding vegan products 🙂

So go to Iceland vegans… and enjoy the beautiful nature and delicious vegan food ❤

 

EATING OUT – VEGAN STYLE 

I really want to mention theese following places.. since they all have delicious vegan food to offer.


“Saffran” has vegan pizzas with vegan cheese. Just ask to get the vegan cheese on your pizza instead of the regular. It’s not on the menu, but they have it!

“Serrano” vegan salads, wraps and sandwiches. They’ve put up vegan signs to make it really easy. Here you can find Serranos places: http://www.serrano.is/stadirnir/  – to type into the GPS

“Ìslenska Flatbakan” has vegan cheese and soft breadsticks with melted vegan cheese inside (www.flatbakan.is/)

“Pizzan” has vegan pizzas with vegan cheese (www.pizzan.is)

“Gló” has a lot of vegan food on the menu and a really delicious salad bar… like… level 10 salad bar !  (www.glo.is/)

“Tokyo Sushi” has the best vegan sushi in Reykjavík

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*Pizzan

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Remember to check out HappyCow

A webpage and app that makes it so easy to find vegan places all over the world. There are plenty more vegan dishes to be found there. Since again, it was hard to keep track because of the many many options in Iceland. So head over to HappyCow and check out all the awsome places in Iceland!

HappyCow Healthy Eating Guide

Check this trip adviser for green options when eating out in Reykjavík I’m sure most of them can make vegan food 🙂  look forward to try some of them out next time.

I used most of my time studying and going out in the nature with my own food with me this time 🙂 So I was pleased that it was sooooooo easy to get vegan products in every store I went to. Yeeeei!!!!!



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(Ice cream store)

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I went to the one at Eyravegi 3, Selfoss and got some sorbet ice

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They had sorbet with ”wild berries” ”strawberry” and ”lemon” taste

Here is my pictures from some of my trips to Iceland

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Blueberries in the wild

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Stopping for the sheep who are going to check if the grass is greener on the other side

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