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Iceland's first food hall set to open in December

  • Iceland's first Hlemmur bus terminal will be transformed into Iceland's first food hall which is scheduled to open in December. Photo/Snædís Bjarnadóttir

The Hlemmur food hall is scheduled to open in December, if everything goes according to plan. The food hall will be the first of its kind in Iceland.

Hlemmur is located on Laugavegur shopping street and used to be one of Reykjavík’s main bus terminals. When ready, the food hall will house a collection of shops and various dining options.

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According to Morgunblaðið newspaper, chef Gísli Matthías Auðunsson, who owns Slippurinn restaurant in Vetsmannaeyjar and Matur og drykkur in Reykjavík, is among those who have been allotted a space in Hlemmur. Other businesses set to open in Hlemmur are Te og kaffi, the Italian bistro Urban Pasta, and a green grocer carrying only Icelandic vegetables and herbs. 

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