Published by Melinda McKee.

Updated June 11, 2018

VEGAN-FOOD-AT-IKEA

Did you hear the news? IKEA stores are adding vegan ice cream!

When I found out that IKEA already sells an array of vegan products, I couldn’t wait to try them. I didn’t need any cost-effective build-your-own furniture, so I decided to make this trip all about one thing: FOOD!

I headed straight to the café, where I grabbed a tray and looked at all the wonderful vegan options. The first thing I saw was a surprisingly fancy-looking asparagus salad with cherry tomatoes and mustard-dill sauce. It seriously looked like something I would get at a fine dining restaurant. Next, I saw a sign that said, “Carrot Ginger Soup—Vegan,” which I, of course, had to try. IKEA’s vegan meatballs were the real star of the show. Just be sure to check if the sauce is vegan before ordering!

Before leaving, I just had to check out the store’s grocery section for some accidentally vegan goodies. What a haul! I couldn’t believe how many delicious options there were.

IKEA-Vegan-Cart

There was a wide variety of vegan-friendly drinks, cereal, candy, chips, jellies, coffee, crackers, and other snacks—but my favorite find was in the freezer section: Rhubarb & Raspberry Crumble. I couldn’t wait to get home and try it out.

To prepare it, all you need is a baking dish and an oven. It’s that easy!

Raspberry Rhubarb Crumble

I put the frozen berries into four 8-ounce ramekins, then I added the crumble and put the dishes into my preheated oven. What came out was raspberry heaven. No, really. The dish was the perfect balance of tart and sweet. I almost ate all four servings by myself.

So there it is (as if you needed another excuse to go to IKEA). And stay tuned—we’ll be sure to let you know when the vegan ice cream makes its way into IKEA bistros.

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