Our Iceland guide books made such a big deal about Baejarins Beztu Pylsur that we had to check it out. It’s a hot dog stand on Posthusstraeti, next to the Kolaportio flea market on weekends, and it’s lauded by eager locals as one of Iceland’s national foods.
When we walked by before noon, the line was already long. They must be good hot dogs, right?
I’m from New York City and we have Nathan’s and Sabrett hot dogs on the streets. We have Gray’s Papaya and Sparky’s. But perhaps Reykjavik has a say, too. So we joined the queue and bought ourselves a hot dog–what they call “A Clinton” after Bill Clinton made a stop during one of his trips to the country.
The verdict? We ordered a hot dog with ketchup and mustard. I added fried onions on mine. It looked like a hot dog and, well, it tasted like a hot dog. What’s the big deal again?
Baejarins Beztu Pylsur is on Posthusstraeti 101
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