As a last meal before heading out into the wilderness, or for your first “real” food in over a week, both Kangerlussuaq and Sisimiut have several options.
In Kangerlussuaq, you don’t have to go far to find a wide variety of food to suit your budget. The airport terminal is the hub for eating, hosting the fine-dining Restaurant Kangerlussuaq as well as a cafeteria, the Isikkivik café and the Green Bar/Naapiffik. Over on the ‘other side’ of town, you can grab some hearty Thai food or a muskox pizza at Nordlyset bar. However, if you do feel like venturing further afield, the Restaurant Roklubben, located 5 km from town on the shores of Lake Ferguson, offers the best Greenlandic dining experience with amazing views.
In Sisimiut, if you want to eat where the locals eat and a large, relatively inexpensive meal, head to the cafeteria at the Seamen’s Home. There is a “special of the day” alongside their fixed à la carte menu offering everything from burgers to BBQ chicken to ribs. Important tip: arrive before 6pm, as that is when work finishes at the harbour and the line for food stretches out the door. They stop serving dinner at 7:30pm on the dot.
If you are looking for more of a fine-dining, celebratory meal, try the Nasaasaaq Restaurant and Brasserie at Hotel Sisimiut. Even better is to time your arrival in town for the “Traditional Greenlandic Buffet” they offer every Saturday night. For the adventurous foodie there is Mattak (raw whale skin), whale or seal blubber, and seal soup alongside a host of other fresh and dried seafood. Or if you prefer your meat sourced from the land, there is usually reindeer, musk ox and lamb with vegetables and Greenlandic potatoes. The exact menu is dependent on what the hunters have caught, but it is guaranteed to be fresh and a different experience for your tastebuds!
For lunch or a snack, there are several other options in town including the café at the Taseralik Cultural Centre, Café Naapiffik (the newest cafe in town), Café Sisimiut (which also serves asian food), Pizzaria Amigo, the JZ bakery (a favourite among the locals), or the small cafés in the Pisiffik and Brugseni supermarkets.