IKEA have added a plant-based hot dog to their menu at their Malmö, Sweden, delighting their fans who are begging them to roll it out worldwide.
Ready for some tasty news? IKEA Food is testing a Veggie hot dog in the IKEA Malmö store in Sweden! If you're around, try it and tell us what you think of it. Adding a Veggie hot dog to the IKEA Bistro range is part of our ambitions to include more plant-based ingredients in our food offer. The final version of the Veggie hot dog will be available at IKEA stores in Europe from August 2018. #veggiehotdog #ikeafood
The Food Court at IKEA has become somewhat of an institution where not only the food offers a mouthful, but so does the menu. Case in point, their popular Grönsaksbullar - a vegan-friendly version of their iconic Swedish meatballs.
In Sweden the 23rd of August is “köttbullens dag” – national meatball day. We thought that’s a good reason to post this tasty picture. Here in Sweden, meatballs are traditionally served with mashed potatoes, cream sauce and lingonberry jam - what’s your favourite way to serve this Swedish classic? Let us know in the comments! ???? #meatballs #ikeafood #köttbullensdag
Adding to their range of non-carnivorous food offerings, they have announced on their Instagram a vegie hot-dog that is expected to launch in Europe in August 2018, and hopefully further.
Managing Director at IKEA Food, Michael La Cour, told The Independent that IKEA is ethically obligated to offer more ethical food choices:
‘Every year, 660 million people enjoy the Ikea Food offer, and we see this global reach as an opportunity as well as a responsibility to serve food that is good for people and the planet.’
While they say that the dish is made from 100% plant-based ingredients, IKEA mention in the comments of their post that they stopped short of calling it vegan because they weren’t certain the additives were completely vegan-friendly.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza