Vegan at IKEA? Here Are 7 Surprising Plant-Based Finds
Wondering how to eat vegan at IKEA? Lately it seems like more plant-based options are popping up all the time, and earlier this year IKEA announced that it would add more vegan offerings to its in-store menu in Europe and beyond. These include a brand-new veggie hot dog. In an announcement about the new products, the company shares:
Based on the IKEA vision to create a better everyday life for the many people, IKEA Food wants to inspire people to a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle by offering delicious food that has a positive impact on people and the planet. Adding the Veggie hot dog to the food offer at IKEA is contributing to IKEA Food’s goal to include more plant-based ingredients in the range and offer healthier products.
These new veggie dogs have been available at IKEA stores across Europe since August and will make their debut in the U.S. in 2019. And these veggie hot dogs aren’t the only plant-based menu item coming to stores. The company also plans to introduce a vegan soft serve in summer of 2019. While the recipe is still in the works, it will likely be made with soy, oats, or fruit.
It’s easier than ever to eat vegan at IKEA.
Fortunately, this famed retailer already boasts a ton of plant-based products. Here are a few of our favorites:
Sjörapport (Red Seaweed Pearls)
Yep, IKEA sells vegan caviar. Made with kelp seaweed, these shimmering little pearls are great when you want a fresh caviar flavor without the animal cruelty! You can buy black seaweed pearls too!
Grönsaksbullar (Veggie Balls)
IKEA offers a vegan version of its classic Swedish meatballs at all locations! Made with chickpeas, green peas, kale, corn, and peppers, this is one of the first vegan offerings from IKEA, which was added to the menu in 2015 with much fanfare.
These crispy biscuits are completely plant-based, so grab a box (or two)—the vegan varieties include biscuits with almonds, ginger thins, biscuits with raspberry filling, ginger thins with almonds, and oat biscuits. P.S. the Kex biscuits are also vegan.
Potatischips Gräddfil & Lök (Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips)
Müsli (Dried Berry Cereal)
This müsli mixture is made with oats, wheat, cornflakes, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, and more! Eat it straight from the bag or have a bowl for breakfast topped with your favorite dairy-free milk.
Rösti (Potato Fritters)
These frozen potato pancakes are easy to prepare (just heat and eat) for breakfast or as a side dish to a savory supper.
Munsbit (Oat Smoothies)
Totally plant-based, this line of oat smoothies is dairy-free with several flavors, including apple pear and blackcurrant blueberry.