Insatiable Critic: Is It Healthier? Icelandic Fish & Chips in the West Village Says Yes.
If the three Cod Wars (not to be confused with any Cold War) between Great Britain and Iceland (1958-1976) taught us anything, it’s never to underestimate the fierce love and pride both island nations have for their surrounding waters and their abundant seafood culture.
Icelandic Fish & Chips is the first New York outpost of an Icelandic chain promoting a healthier take on the iconic dish. The restaurant first opened in Reykjavík over 10 years ago with a location in the heart of the capital’s pristine harbor. I was excited to learn about the opening here personally due to my own Iceland history. During my senior year of high school, I lived in Reykjavik as a foreign exchange student, living as much like an Icelander as a Latina New Yorker could.
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