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Jan Johan

2019/07/15

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The All-New Vegan Menu At IKEA That Everyone’s Raving About: Here Are The Internet's Top Picks

If you’re a vegan, then you understand the frustration when there aren’t enough vegan food options around you.

While some restaurants are jumping on the vegan train faster than others, one place where you won’t have to worry about having vegan options is IKEA.

IKEA has been looking into creating various vegan food options so that now anyone can enjoy a trip to IKEA without going hungry (and can spend more time browsing its endless maze of coziness).

Here are some of the must-try vegan foods on your next IKEA visit:

Soft Serve Ice-Cream

One of the newest additions to IKEA’s vegan-friendly food menu is its soft serve ice-cream.

Numerous IKEA stores around the world have already swapped out their iconic vanilla soft serve ice-cream for this dairy-free and 100% plant-based recipe, and customers are loving it.

IKEA stores in Singapore and Malaysia have already transitioned into serving a soy-based soft serve, while IKEA stores in Europe will also be introducing rolling it out with a strawberry puree topping.

IKEA has hinted at plans to introduce new soft serve flavours in the new future, but for now, they come in vanilla and strawberry.  

Hot Dogs

For something more filling, IKEA’s plant-based hotdog — the KORVMOJ — is something you should definitely have on your must-try foodie list.

Made with kale, red lentils, carrots and ginger, this vegan version of IKEA’s best-selling hot dog is a lot more earth-friendly than it’s animal-based cousin.

The KORVMOJ is also available as a frozen option so you can enjoy a hearty dog at home and save the planet while you’re at it.

Oat Milk

Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day for many, but now, thanks to a collaboration between IKEA and Naturli (A Danish food company specializing in plant-based foods), it’s also animal-friendly.

IKEA stores across Denmark have started to serve oat milk and vegan butter rolls as breakfast options in their stores as part of IKEA’s efforts at providing more sustainable and environmentally-friendly food options.

Smoothies

If you’re constantly on the go and need something quick to fill up a hungry tummy, IKEA’s MUNSBIT vegan oat smoothies will do the trick.

In addition to smoothies, the MUNSBIT collection also comprises a range of healthy fruit and nut mixes.

The oat smoothies come in two flavours: The first is a berry-based blend of blackcurrant, blueberry and acerola, while the second is a mix of apple, pear and ginger.   

‘Meatballs’

If it’s one thing that IKEA is known for besides their affordable and well-designed furniture, it would have to be for their Swedish meatballs.

Their meatballs alone are a good enough reason to make the trip out to IKEA.

Now with a vegan-friendly iteration of their famous meatballs called the GRÖNSAKSBULLAR which is made with chickpeas, kale, peppers, carrots, peas and corn, even vegans can join in on the ‘meatball’ action.

Caviar

One of the most interesting (and luxurious) offerings at IKEA is their vegan caviar that’s made from kelp seaweed.

IKEA harvests this seaweed from the ocean floor and turns them into shimmering pearls, complete with the fresh taste of ocean saltiness, making it the perfect mother nature-friendly stand-in for the real thing.

It’s so good that Kevin Pang, a writer for The Takeout, an online food magazine had this to say about the caviar: “Visually, texturally and almost flavorfuly, seaweed pearls neatly pull off the illusion.’

Did we get your mouth watering yet?

If we did and succeeded in tempting you to make a trip to IKEA, be sure to try out some of these dishes and let us know what you think in the comment section below!

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