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Fantastic new speciality shop opens on the Grandi area, Reykjavík's food district

By Staff

  • The old baiting huts Matarbúrið is the latest gourmet addition to the exciting selection of speciality stores located on Reykjavík's old harbour. Photo/Vilhelm 

Matarbúrið, a small speciality meat store, opened on Grandi harbour area last week. The gourmet store is run by the family on Háls, a farm located in the scenic Hvalfjörður fjord, west Iceland. Matarbúrið sells locally grown, premium packaged beef as well as home-made jams, chutneys, and jellies.

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Husband and wife Þórarinn Jónsson and Lisa Boije told Morgunblaðið newspaper that they are excited about the move and thrilled about the store’s new location as the old harbour area has evolved into a fantastic conglomeration of quirky restaurants, speciality shops, museums, as well as fishing boats and old baiting huts.

“The area is full of food. Grandagarður has become Reykjavík’s gourmet street,” Þórarinn said happily.

The store is located in Grandagarður 29 in Reykjavík.

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