Who doesn’t love the food at IKEA?! Those Swedish meatballs, salmon wraps and that ever famous Daim cake!
But seriously, for a long time, there has been a growing culture of vegetarians and vegans so an idea for a “vegan” or “vegetarian” buffet is trying to get pushed to be available at IKEA for those opting for a cruelty free meal.
Kindly invited by Troy, we were one of the lucky punters to be able to try all of these deliciously colourful dishes.
The dishes are basically vegan but are labelled vegetarian as the chefs are unsure of what the soil used to grow the vegetables has been fertilised with therefore, have called the meals “vegetarian” rather than vegan.
Other than that little thing, all of the dishes are vegan and don’t have any animal based products used in them.
This is honestly a dream come true! Even meat lovers who attend will fall in love with the food and I’m not just saying that. You could tell the dishes were made with love. Not to mention everything was presented really well.
My husband who is a renowned meat lover was super impressed and kept going back for more until he was about to burst.
On the table they had veggies balls with tomato and spinach ragu (the vegetarian version of the Swedish meatballs) which was definitely a favourite for all.
Spiced roast potatoes which my husband and I honestly couldn’t get enough of.
Thai green curry with jasmine rice had the perfect spice level to it.
Garlic roasted mushrooms which were super tasty.
Pesto penne which was definitely at the top of my list – I went back for seconds and overheard a meat eater from across the table say to his mum that if it were something like this that was cooked every day he wouldn’t bother eating meat again.
Broad bean salad which was light and refreshing.
Roast pumpkin salad which is always a must and you can’t go wrong with.
Potato salad which had a nice mustard dressing to it.
Mixed veg quinoa which was also another favourite of mine.
Two types of soup being minestrone and lentil. I only tried the minestrone and it was delicious and hearty!
For dessert they had a fruit platter with rockmelon, honeydew, pineapple, grapes, and strawberries.
They also had almond friands topped with strawberries and walnut cupcakes.
Both of which were just delicious that I had to take some home!
So who’s up to try this delicious feast and help push for it to be a standing thing on IKEA’s menu?! I for one am a huge fan.