My edible Reykjavik and New York bucket list

What’s more exciting than hotel quality pillows and duty free perfume? A whole new kaleidoscope of bars and eateries to sink your teeth into that’s what. You know how fond I am of my home comforts and good old, quintessential, British food but right now my brain is doing a hyperactive ping pong between fermented shark and pastrami bagels. Why, you ask, is my mind conducting such a tango? Well my friends, it’s because my other half and I have booked a rather spontaneous trip to Reykjavik, Iceland and New York City.

So being the little list freak that I am, I’ve obviously made a start on compiling a collection of culinary conquests so I thought I’d share them in case you’re looking for some foodie inspiration too.

Places to eat and drink in New York

As you’ll know from my previous failed attempt at visiting the Sprinkles Cupcake ATM on Lexington Avenue last time I was in the Big Apple, this is still on my hit list. This time I am going to get my overpriced, novelty baked goods but there are plenty of new places to root out on the agenda now too. The list is quite literally as long as my arm now so perhaps I’ll just pick out my top ten…

Sprinkles Cupcake ATM Lexington Avenue New York City

  • Dominque Ansel Bakery (already on my foodie bucket list)
  • Smorgasburg Food Market
  • PDT (Please Don’t Tell) Speakeasy
  • Big Gay Ice Cream
  • The Campbell Apartment
  • Pershings Square (an old favourite actually)
  • Pietro Nolita
  • Minetta Tavern
  • Blackseed Bagels
  • Tacombi (some of the best tacos in town apparently)
  • Mac n Cheese waffle cone at Merchant Riverhouse

Places to eat and drink in Reykjavik

  • Icelandic Fish & Chips (yep, that is the name of the place I’m told)
  • Forrettabarinn (for mean tapas)
  • Grillmarkadurinn (The Grill Market)
  • Bunk Bar & Cafe
  • Raykjavik Chips
  • Slippbarinn (for a cocktail or two)
  • Le Bistro
  • Coco’s Nest
  • Hamborgarafabrikkan (bangin’ burgers I’m told)

I’m not entirely sure how we’re going to cram in enough sleep with this beefy bucket list on our hands but hey, that’s what an 8 hour flight back to Blighty is for right? This ain’t time to relax, buddy. Let’s not talk about home time yet though because we’re down to double figures now and our (slightly extra) adventure is slowly creeping into view. Make sure you’re following me on Twitter and Instagram (@hihungryharriet) to stay in the loop with all things Iceland to NYC, baby!

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