Pylsa Pulsa

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    ( 7 reviews )
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Laugavegur 105, Reykjavik, Iceland

Serves meat, vegan options available. Icelandic pop-national dish hot dog (pylsa) is available as vegan Icelandic bulsur barley hot dogs. (Has added 2 more vegan choices: barley-rissotto with beetroot patties and raw vegan chocolate torte for dessert.) Located in Hlemmur Square Hostel. Open Tue-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, International, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

7 Reviews

First Review by NicNewbs

Nice comfortable setting and a nice meal out - Edit

The staff were very friendly and welcoming once we managed to get their attention, there was no indication of whether you had to wait to be seated or if you order food at the bar or any menu's visable when we arrived.

We decided to just sit down for a few minutes to get a feel for the place, the music was nice and quiet and the furniture had a rustic-fancy aspect. Even the food lived up to the fancy dining feel, served on a slate slab with a seperate pouring jug for the sauce.

The sausages we're amazing and we both very much enjoyed them, this was the only vegan dish on the menu and was different to the menu's I'd seen pictured online. The new dish consists of 2 sausages, a side salad, a lentil salad mix (that was unavaliable on the day we visited so we opted for chips instead) and a tomato and basil sauce to cover your food. It was lovely but we were dissapointed that we wouldn't try the creamed Kale on the previous menu.

When we finished our food we went to the bar to pay as we weren't sure if they'd be coming back to the table to take payment.

Pros: Very classy restaurant, Delicious food, Friendly staff

Cons: Not clear what to do upon entering, Slower service than other places , Only one dish avaliable on menu

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Vegan sausages – worth strolling Laugavegur for - Edit

We sought Pylsa-pulsa out last night because my travelling companion is really into mock meats, and I'd read good reviews of this place here.

The good news: the vegan meal was delicious and well balanced (bulsur sausages on bed of sweet potatoes with creamy kale dressing and light salad). The kale dressing was sensationally creamy. The dining area was elegant and comfortable (we sat in the corner with the antique table and velveteen chairs). Vegetables (which are sadly scarce in Reykjavik)!

The less-good news: this was the only vegan option on the menu. They no longer serve curly fries (which I'd been looking forward to). My travelling companion would have preferred the sausages to be "more mock meat in flavour". The price is a little on the higher end of Reykjavik vegan food (that said, you really have to just accept the cost of things in Reykjavik – at least people earn a decent wage!).

Note: Pylsa will make sides of chips vegan (providing tomato sauce instead of aioli), and can also make patatas bravas vegan.

Drink prices are reasonable, and comparable to drinking in my home city.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-31

Pros: The service: staff helpful and nice to vegans, Good meal, Ambience

Cons: Limited selection

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Worth a visit - Edit

This place is in a hostel and is really welcoming. The bartender was incredibly nice, helping us pick out beers and welcoming us to the city. The one vegan option is the sausage with cream sauce over curly fries. What's not to like? A delicious place to stop and split a snack and a beer while surfing the wi-fi to figure out what to do next.

Pros: Sausage, Beer, Service

Cons: Limited options

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Vegan fine-dining junk - Edit

Nicely served bulsur sausage, with curly fries and sauce. The dish is tasty and the venue is very cool. Would have welcomed more vegan choices.

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Super tasty vegan sausage with curly fries! - Edit

They only serve food after 16 (or 17) in the noon, but boy it was good! During our visit the only vegan option was the Bulsur (two spicy vegan sausages topped with coconut-creamed kale plus seasoned curly fries and some side salad) - and it was so delicious we went back another day.

During happy hour you get tap beers fairly cheap. The restaurant is located in the lobby of the hotel Hlemmur Square but had a lovely atmospheric small walk-through room for dinner guests: ornate mirrors on the walls, chandeliers and sturdy, carved wooden tables and floor.

The staff was also friendly and helpful. Highly recommend, if just for the Bulsur (which is of Icelandic origin and made of barley, kidney beans etc! Surprising!)

Pros: The bulsur is to die for, Atmospheric, Interior, staff, beer selection

Cons: Only one vegan option, Food available only in the evening, Might be full, small dining room

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Lovely vegan sausage - Edit

Nice meal! Sadly they don't carry the vegan chocolate tarte anymore.

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Vegan dog is not a hot dog - Edit

Ate here today.
Disclaimer: the vegan option is not a hot dog! See picture below - what you do get is two tasty sausages in a lovely spinach sauce, with curly fires and some salad.
It was a nice meal but not what we'd expected or hoped for, misleading to call it a hot dog.

Pros: Tasty, value

Cons: Not a hot dog

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