Lobster Hut (Food Cart): The Nighttime Treasure – Wheeled Tent with Superb Fast-food™.
It appears at night, strictly when you need it most: when after bars/clubs you’re walking in the dark back home to the Old Town or from it, and a hot langoustine cream-soup is a true necessity.
It’s not really ultimately excellent, yet for fast-food it’s quite a peculiar phenomenon, not only the soup that has several spoonfuls of langoustine tails at the bottom of the cup and a generous chunk of cream above it all (in addition to cream in the soup), but also a salad and sandwiches, also stuffed with shellfish.
On the square, besides the lobstery™, there’re other tents, one of which, selling lamb shawarma and burgers also deserves mentioning. Yes, price here, like anywhere in Iceland are up to $20 for a shawarma/burger; but what a fucking good stuff it is! – pieces of incredible local lamb mixed with leaves, almost with no sauce, are stuffed in a huge roll of lavash; it’s fantastic!
The best way is to grab it and to run to your room, luckily, the entire city center is a square kilometer at most; to open an ice cold bottle of Clicquot and to share it all with you vis-à-vis, 6 a.m., right in the hotel bed, indecently slurping and munching with most gross sounds and spilling champagne on linens.
PS: And then you can go on hanging out until dawn, it’s still a while before that, about 5-6 hours.