Let it beet! Aka, a post dedicated to my favourite vegan spot in Reykjavik, Iceland.
An introduction to Gló.
During my time in Iceland, I was a meat-eater. However, like everyone should, I was making a conscious effort to eat less meat, and choose regular veggie options. For the first couple of days I thought grabbing my own options at the supermarket would be easier due to the language barrier and not doing enough research beforehand into the best vegan restaurants. Luckily, I came across Gló.
…and I’m so sad it only exists in Iceland.
But, if you are planning a trip to Iceland I would highly, highly recommend popping in. A common misconception of Vegan food is that you have to eat salad, and the food that you eat has no flavour. This is so wrong. As time goes on we are finding more and more protein options to replace meat, but that taste just as good if not the same. Gló was a perfect example of that, and whilst eating, I never thought about the fact that I wasn’t actually eating meat.
As you walk in, you are met with a “food bar”. Here, you can either choose a bowl option that is already made up or you can choose the varying different elements that make up your Gló bowl. The options are endless, and full of flavour.
A main aspect of Gló that I love, is their passion for the world. Their passion for protecting the planet we live on and caring for the environment that surrounds us. Glow constantly works to make fruit and vegetables mainstream since it was founded. More than 90% of the raw Gló restaurants are vegan, making sauces without dairy and from scratch. The idea of making meals from scratch is something that I feel passionate about. Cutting out pre-packaged foods and the sheer amount of plastic that comes with those, is highly important to me and a subject that I believe everyone should be aware of.
I am not in any way writing this blog post with the intention of forcing someone to eat less meat, or even cut meat out of their diet completely. I am writing this post to make you aware of the incredible options out there for the non-meat eaters, or even if you are fancying a full veggie meal. The stigma of only having to eat a salad needs to be banished, and this post is a simple push in order of making people aware of what you can eat without having to consume animal produce.
To look further at Gló, check out their website below:
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