In Icelandic, Búrið means “the pantry” and a visit to Búrið will make you wish your kitchen back home was half as well stocked as this adorable little food shop. Búrið is located in Reykjavík’s Grandi Harbor (Old Harbor) just down the street from another favorite foodie haunt of ours, 17 Sortir.
Inside Búrið you’ll find awesome stinky cheeses, olives and everything delicious you’d love to stuff a picnic basket with.
We spied bitters from the Fee Brothers of Rochester, New York…
…and authentic Italian amarretti.
One of our favorite things about Búrið is the wide variety of kooky Icelandic foodie treats it has for sale.
At Búrið you’ll find exotic artisan items like Íslandus Góður. Íslandus Góður is a local Icelandic concoction made with whey, handpicked berries and wild herbs. (Fun Fact: If you cruise around the Iceland’s ring road, you may come across a funky dairy farm called Erpsstaðir. The whey in Íslandus Góður comes from Erpsstaðir.)
Among the long list of snacks that we didn’t have a chance to indulge in at Búrið were The Saga Bites. The Saga Bites are snack sized morsels of Icelandic dried fish. If you’re hankering to eat like a viking, these ought to do the trick.
One of the most delightful morsels we carted home from Búrið were long sticks of Rabarbía. Rabarbía is a unique tasting organic rhubarb toffee brittle that is handmade by farmers in Southern Iceland.
Whether you’re looking to taste test some local Icelandic cheeses or gourmet goods from around the world, Búrið is a fantastic foodie pit stop in Reykjavík.
Address: Grandagarður 35
Reykjavík, Iceland 101
Hours: Monday Through Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Phone: +354 551 8400
Prices (All in Icelandic Króna or ISK): Many Treats Range in Price from 495 to 1,950