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“Reliable healthy food and good deserts”
Review of Glo

Glo
Ranked #33 of 521 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$17
Cuisines: Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 18 January 2018 via mobile

Reliable counter service healthy food. Lots of vegetarian and sime vegan choices but some meat. Great deserts. Casual. Good coffee too.

Thank Martin T
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

I go every Saturday to Glo and always order the beef hamburger which comes with sweet potatoes french fries and special dipping sauce!!! amazing try it you will not be disapointed

Thank Gunnar K
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

When getting a salad or burger you could ask for more sauce er even two types sprayed on from a tube.

Now you get really small plastic containers and have to pay more for extra or another kind.

This is both greedy and non nature friendly.

I'm so bothered by this that I might not go there as often.

Feels bad because there is nothing else to complain about. Now this is just a greedy place like the rest of them

Thank Jakob J
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing spinach lasagne, with broccoli, beetroot and sweet potato healthiest meal. Very full leaving. Service was quick

Thank kelly_lou221976
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve been a regular for years, but under new corporate ownership the quality has tanked over the past year, especially in the salads. It’s not bad, but health food that doesn’t feel fresh... I’m trying some of the other health joints.

2  Thank Sveinbjörn P
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