Ikea is iconic all over the world for its sleek furniture, unique interior design, and amazingly low prices. If you ask anyone, going to Ikea is an experience all in itself. The specific sectioning of the store, the interesting displays, and of course, the unforgettable model rooms, make for a trip most people take a whole day to experience. In addition to the beloved furniture and household items, Ikea also has a food section of the store, including a restaurant area and a bistro. While shopping around for your next kitchen appliance or decorative pillow for your couch, you can indulge in some yummy food at the restaurant or hit up the bistro on your way out after your purchase for a snack!
Just as unique as its furniture and design, Ikea food is not only delicious, but its also affordable, and definitely won’t break your budget while you’re there. There’s everything from pre-packaged food like mouth-watering Swedish sweets like cookies, to a fresh, hot meal on a plate. If you’ve only been through Ikea exclusively for home furniture shopping, you’re not going to want to pass up these top five food items the next time you go!
Food at Ikea – Swedish Meatballs
When Ikea comes to mind, you think of either the sometimes frustrating furniture to put together or the iconic Swedish meatballs. When dining at Ikea, the Swedish meatballs are a must have dish for multiple reasons. For one, the flavor is absolutely awesome and unique to Ikea with the blend of meat, onion, breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, and spices. When you order the Swedish meatball dish, you get a hefty amount of meatballs, a scoop of mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, and you can’t forget the gravy and ligonberry jam. With a price of about $4.99 for the meal, this dish is irresistible!
Food at Ikea – Traditional Breakfast
If you are taking a trip to Ikea and find yourself there in the early morning hours, head over to the restaurant to try the traditional breakfast. A combination of fluffy scrambled eggs, crispy yet soft hash browns, and deliciously savory sausages. This breakfast will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle a day full of shopping once you’re finished. Even better, the meal only costs $1 – yes, you read that right, one whole dollar! For a couple extra bucks, you can even get waffles on the side. This beats any McDonald’s breakfast sandwich in my book!
Food at Ikea – Cinnamon Bun
Who doesn’t love the sound of a gooey, warm cinnamon bun at any time of the day? Once you are finished with shopping, head over to the bistro for a plethora of fun treats, such as the cinnamon bun! Soft dough is filled with a buttery, sugary, cinnamon-y mixture, then topped with sweet icing that will knock your socks off and leave you wanting another. Thanks to Ikea, you don’t have to settle for just one cinnamon bun, you can buy a pack of six! At the bistro, a singular bun costs $1, so you can get your fix for little to no money!
Another must have from the Ikea bistro is none other than the frozen yogurt. Simplistic but oh so good, the frozen yogurt will become one your regulars every time you go. You can choose to get your yogurt in a plain cone, a waffle cone, or in a cup, and for a little extra fun, you can add ligonberry sauce! On a warm, summer day or when you want something light yet refreshing after a long day, the frozen yogurt is the perfect treat for you. Also, you guessed it – it’s only $1!
Hot Dog Combo
I know what you may be thinking, “Alicia, hot dogs are hot dogs. There’s nothing special about any kind of hot dog that Ikea offers.” To which I might respond, yes you are right! However, I promise that the hot dog combo at Ikea’s bistro is worth getting just about any time you go on an empty stomach. For just $2.50, you can get two hot dogs with chips and a drink! Nothing out of this world, but for the price and what you get, it hits the spot!