As a rule, I try to avoid the tourist traps, opting for local hangouts. From the looks of Vegamot on a Sunday afternoon, it was the gathering place for young locals, families, and friends - most were enjoying the weekend "brunch", various egg and omelet dishes, with a side of crepe and yogurt. Being late in the day, I opted for the lamb shank, since everyone I had met kept saying the lamb in Iceland was delicious. I think it probably took the chef off guard a bit, but when the meal finally arrived, it was divine! The lamb literally melted into the sauce(s), a blend of a creamy celeriac sauce and a more Asian teriyaki type sauce. Truly a memorable meal. The restaurant is located on a side street off of the main shopping area, and a bit noisy for my taste, but it does have a nice outdoor seating area as well, and rain nor shine seem to deter the Icelanders from sitting there! I passed many finer restaurants, with intriguing menus, but they were empty. Vegamot, packed to the gills with locals on a Saturday afternoon , gets my vote!
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