KRÁS Street Food Market opened in Fógetagarður for the first time this summer. Yet another showcase of the buzzing food culture of Reykjavik, KRÁS was a part of Torg i Bidstödu. Run by the city of Reykjavik, through the program, the city has assigned areas that have been sidelined in the planning process to artists and designers to create temporary works, test and play with the current and future of the cityscape.
Snorri Þórðarson Reykdal, Baldur Helgi Snorrason, Jón Helgi Hólmgeirsson and Sveinn Daði Einarsson worked on the design of the market.
They wanted to give the market an overall feeling of being slightly ‘foreign’ and exotic. They constructed booths with black chopstick pillars and wooden frames to give the market a hint of an oriental feel.
The beautiful trees – a rarity on the treeless island – and the cobblestone walkways of the square provided additional shelter and contributed to a cozy overall feel. Here are a few instagram shots from the market ‘in action’:
Gerður Jónsdóttir and Ólafur Örn Ólafsson brought in Reykjavik restaurants to create street food versions of their usual offerings. Participants included Dill Restaurant, Kol, Cookoo’s Nest, Grillið at Hotel Saga, Kopar along with many others.