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“Healthy food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Glo

Glo
Engjateigur 19 | Laugavegur 20b, 101 Reykjavik, Reykjavik, Iceland
+354 553 1111
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Ranked #11 of 321 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Price range: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, 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
Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
“Healthy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Extremly good and tasty healthy food. You can choose from three tips of salad with you main dish. Family friendly and nice environment.

Visited April 2013
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The raw food here was amazing. I've never had a raw food meal before but my daughter is a vegetarian so we went here after going swimming. The food was fantastic - very complex interesting flavors. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Visited April 2013
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“The best Raw restaurant in the world!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

If you are in Iceland and you want to eat something that is good, healthy and tasty you have to visit this place. The chef in this place has been voted the best raw chef in the world 2011 and 2012. If you like good food that makes you feel great you have to visit Gló. Have a nice one.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Perfect food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

The food was perfect!!

l had raw lasagna and very interesting salads. l loved the food and the taste; it was just perfect!
You can take their bread and humus for free.

l would eat there everyday if it wouldn't be as expensive as it is.
But it's worth it :)

l don't really like how the place looks like, a lot of things can be done there to improve that...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Energizing flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

After being awake for 36hours the food at Glo reanimated my body. I was ready to crash so hard and the raw pizza with a side of beat salad helped me make it to sunset. I don't normally stay awake that long, but in order to accommodate to the European time zones it was necessary. I have to say that this meal was the highlight meal of my trip to Iceland. I would not miss this spot if you are vegetarian or into eating healthy food like me. If you are looking for shark or whale meat go somewhere else.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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