Swedish Food Market
We've launched our own food products to make sure you can enjoy IKEA quality and low price whenever you want. Check out the whole range of Swedish traditional specialties in our food shop situated after the checkouts.
Besides our core range you can find a lot of specialities varying during the year. So before Easter we offer different flavour herrings and easter eggs for example. In the summer you can enjoy different sorts of cakes, e.g. rhurbarb tart or lemon muffins starting from July, and from August you can buy crayfish for your own crayfish party! And from mid October on you can get a lot of Christmas specialities as ginger bread houses or fantastic Swedish glogg.
Swedish Midsummer’Midsommar’ (midsummer) is celebrated in many parts of the world as the longest day of the year. In the northern parts of Sweden, the sun actually never sets and there is daylight both night and day. Much of the Swedish celebrations are connected to dancing around the ‘midsummer pole’ with its characteristic flower and leaf decoration, and flower wreaths hanging from a crossbar. Young and old alike join in, dancing and singing with great enthusiasm, often wearing traditional folk dresses.
On Midsummer Eve, wearing a ‘midsummer wreath’ on the head goes without saying for women and children, and is popular among men too. It is made from flowers and greenery from the garden, or wild flowers from a nearby meadow or forest. It is quite tricky to make, but practice makes perfect.
In many respects, Midsummer Eve is an eating and drinking feast. Appetite builds when dancing around the midsummer pole and having all sorts of traditional fun and games. So when the herring, sour cream with chopped chives, boiled fresh potatoes in dill and snaps is served, it sure tastes good.
If you are a girl, here is what to do on Midsummer Eve according to Swedish folklore. Pick seven kinds of flowers from a fork in the road, climb over nine stone walls, then go to sleep – all without saying a word to anyone. Then you will dream about your husband to-be. It is worth trying!
In our Swedish Food Market you'll find everything you need to create your own Midsummer celebrations. From delicious marinated salmon and herring, to ready-made cinnamon buns you can pop straight in the oven, you can even wash it down with some tasty spiced snaps for a real, authentic taste of Sweden.
We only sell UTZ certfied coffeeAs of May 31, 2008, IKEA is now serving and selling six new IKEA FOOD coffee products that are UTZ certified. UTZ is the largest certification program for coffee production and it consists on the special care for the product, the people and the environment. The coffee is of the best quality and it is produced under strict food safety regulations. The people growing the coffee are provided with water, housing, healthcare and training. The environmental impact is reduced with good soil and water management preventing soil erosion and deforestation.
Trace your coffee
Now you can actively be involved in tracing each individual pack of coffee from the Swedish Food Market, back to its origins. Using the best before date on the pack to see exactly where the coffee came from.
You can now trace your coffee!