• Glo - Fakafen

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Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Quick service cafe with a few locations offering healthier meals. Choose your items, pay at the counter, then find a seat. Beverage bar serves juice, smoothie, coffee with raw cake available. Retail space sells a variety of products. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-9:00pm, Sat-Sun 8:00am-5:00pm.

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19 Reviews

First Review by lararos99


Points +5618

12 Sep 2023

Best Location!

Glo has a bunch of locations around Reykjavik and this one is the best! It's a trifecta of awesomeness bc it has Glo, a Joe and the Juice and a bread store all in the same building. Joe and the Juice has a ton of vegan options too. You can't go wrong here.

It's also at the intersection of 41 and 49 so very convenient.



Points +50

28 Aug 2023

Colorful food and reasonable prices

Gló's menu changes monthly and offers vegan and non-vegan budda bowls. Each main course (such as their lasagna) is accompanied by 3 majestic salads that you can choose from the salad bar (most of the fresh products come from local greenhouses). Ah, don't forget that at the end of the meal it is a must to taste one of their sinful desserts (their snickers rocks)!

Pros: Many vegan options, Raw desserts, Nice lounge area

Cons: Not 100% vegan, The menu changes monthly (the soup too) , There isn't daily variety


Points +74

19 Aug 2022

Good vegan options

We ate the vegan bowl with a juice from the « joe & the juice » in the same place.

Cons: Expensive (but it’s Iceland)


Points +3316

12 Mar 2022

Very tasty (and quick)

Restaurants in the area are all quite pricey but this was a pretty good find (only about the equivalent of £11 per person). Super super tasty and ready in 2 minutes! Both went for vegan bowls

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-11

Pros: Several options or make your own bowl, Good portion, Tasty

Cons: A bit out the way of town


Points +970

06 Jan 2022

Great options

Some nice healthy options here plus a vegan cheesecake that was so so good!


Points +151

22 Nov 2021


Tasty veg options in the center for very good price

Pros: Delicious, Location, Price

Cons: -


Points +1358

13 Oct 2021

Delicious vegan bowl

We got the vegan bowl and a vegan Mexican bowl, most things can be made vegan as they have something called Oumph which is a vegan meat substitute. My dish came with non-fried falafel‘s which were terrific, hummus and Tazaki dressing.
I will say that the concept of dressing on the side does not appear to have reached Iceland. Countless times I’ve looked at somebody asked for dressing on the side they looked back at me in the eyes, nodded, and the dressing came on the food. But oh well it was very good.
It is a fast food restaurant however and getting them to slow down to answer a lot of questions was difficult. My boyfriend is gluten-free on top of being vegan and it was not easy to find out the ingredients the different meat substitutes to make an informed choice. But it worked out and we were very happy with our meal.


Points +116

06 Sep 2021

Fantastic options!

Even though Happy Cow will not let me give it a five star rating because it is not fully vegan, it has more options and more flavorful food than many other fully vegan places in town! Definitely will go again.

Pros: Fantastic food & juices

Cons: Location far from central town - 15 min by taxi


Points +52

25 Aug 2021

Delicious vegan quick meal

This restaurant is located in a commercial part of the city I would not have visited except that I was booked at a hotel about 20 min walk away. I was excited to see this pop up when I searched vegan restaurants, as I had eaten at another location several years ago when I was last in Reykjavik. The vegan bowl was excellent, a mix of roasted vegetables, quinoa, mock meat and hummus with greens. There are a few other vegan options on the menu also. This restaurant does serve meat. Located in a small food court with Braud & Co bakery (also delicious, although I don’t know about vegan options) and a Joe & the Juice coffee/juice bar.

Pros: Delicious , Reasonably priced , Fast service

Cons: car is best (not pedestrian-friendly area)


Points +132

19 Aug 2021

Great spot for a quick stop

I ordered a spirulina bowl and some vegan croissants. This is an easy stop before your journey onto the ring road.


Points +197

18 Aug 2021

So filling and yummy!

Located inside the Gló store, off to the right.

Everything is clearly labeled but after speaking with a very kind worker, she said pretty much everything can be made vegan to some degree!

Very filling and a really nice balance of fresh lettuce, corn, black beans, and tomatoes to quinoa and the vegan protein.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Filling


Points +98

05 Aug 2021


Veganvefjur and veganskal were both very good.

Pros: Lots of Vegan options , Quick service


Points +1664

16 Mar 2020

Great vegan food

Loved this place. Super healthy menu and modern decor - nice atmosphere. All vegan and gluten free dishes clearly labelled on the menu (there is an English menu also). You can do a create your own salad bowl with lots of rices, veggies, pastas, sauces and different proteins. They also do amazing raw desserts, smoothies and kombucha. I had the Indian bowl - would recommend it was really delicious.

Pros: Healthy vegan food, Vegan and gluten free clearly labelled

Cons: Serves meat


Points +1748

11 Aug 2019

Good coffee

If this is your first stop after you taking the red eye, consider stopping here for coffee, smoothies, raw desserts and some bars.


Points +114

05 Aug 2019

worth a visit

Glo-Fakafen has breakfast options (smoothies, etc.), and all of them were vegan. Though limited, it was nice not having to go through the hotel breakfast buffet to find the few options that you hoped were vegan. On top of it, included in the space, is a bakery that has several vegan options including a vegan cinnamon roll and a vegan pretzel (also, we were told all of the breads were vegan, but we did not try them). After enjoying our first visit, we made another stop there as were were preparing to leave Reykjavik.

Pros: vegan breakfast options, bakery next door had vegan cinnamon rolls

Cons: a little out of the way


Points +41

19 Jul 2018

Love it!

Really enjoyed the atmosphere, customer service, and vegan options! Delicious!!!

Pros: Plenty of vegan options, Customer service was exceptional

Cons: Expensive, but on par for the area


Points +178

13 Nov 2017

A great selection

The shop has a great selection of vegan products and food. The cafe offers ie smoothies, bowls and sallads. Everything looks tasty! I recommend it if you’re in the neighborhood.


Points +104

24 Jul 2017

Gló Street Food

The Gló Street-Food restaurant in Fákafen is located inside the Gló store, the store is also nice to visit. Gló is a restaurant chain in Iceland and Denmark that have two types of settings "Street-Food" where they offer the burger and the bowl. With the bowl you pick your stuff yourself, and they have surprisingly good soy meat option for the bowl along with round veggie patties and round raw patties. The other type of Gló restaurant has daily specials so the menu is always different but always at least one Vegan option. I love the vegan burger at Gló Street-Food, I also love junk food burgers but this one is soo good!

Also bus line 5 stops right in front, get out at Fákafen or Mörkin depending on what direction you are coming from.

Gló Fákafen = Street-Food
Gló Engjateigur = Street-Food
Gló Laugavegur = Daily menu
Gló Hæðarsmára = Daily menu

Updated from previous review on 2017-07-24

Pros: Vegan options, Easy to get there with public transport

Cons: Accidentally getting chicken in your bowl


Points +56

11 Jun 2016

Favorite restaurant ever!

It's a very cozy place and very nice service. There are options for vegans, vegetarians and non-vegans/vegetarians. Their food is healthy, fresh and delicious. It's definitely the moneys worth.

Pros: Vegan & vegetarian options, The menu changes every day! , They recycle everything and they are very enviornm

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