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A vegan’s guide to… REYKJAVIK

Few places on Earth are more enigmatic than Iceland – home of volcanoes, historic Cold War chess games and the thunderclap – but how vegan-friendly is its capital? Richard Webber finds out…

It’s vibrant, hip and just three hours’ flying time from the UK, so no wonder that Reykjavik is on many people’s bucket list. The world’s northernmost capital sits on the edge of Faxafloi Bay with views towards Snæfellsjökull, a glaciercapped volcano. With its brightly-painted buildings, relaxed atmosphere and friendly locals, it’s an ideal base for exploring Europe’s most expensive country. Richard Webber examines the Icelandic capital’s vegan credentials…

Where to eat

I’ve visited Reykjavik many times and it’s a delight to see so many vegan and vegetarian restaurants/cafés popping up. Traditionally, Icelandic cuisine is based around meat and fish, including dishes comprising sheep’s head and fermented shark. Thankfully, there are now places to suit everyone’s taste. Here are some of my favourite vegan eateries, all sampled during a recent trip to the city.

Tip! Download the app Vegan Iceland to help find delicious vegan food with recommendations, reviews and directions to the restaurants and cafés.

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Would you love to be a better vegan baker? Look no further as the August issue of Vegan Food & Living is here to help. It's packed with ideas for the perfect vegan afternoon tea from one brioche that can be made into both sweet and savoury treats to macarons, mini Swiss rolls, mini sandwiches and more. Also this issue we show you how to make your own cheese, get creative with tofu and try out raw recipes. Plus we have a selection of homemade ice creams that will mean you'll never go back to readymade once you've tried them. If that's not enough, we also share top tips for reducing your food waste, reveal how to give your diet a skin-friendly mot and check out slow living for busy people.