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Plant-based goodness

Unsustainable consumption and climate change remain some of the biggest challenges for humanity. We want to make healthier and more sustainable living easy. But it’s more than just offering smarter products – we want to create a movement for a better, more sustainable everyday life.

At IKEA we will never compromise on food quality and always aim to offer options that are tasty, affordable, nutritionally balanced and more sustainable. That’s why we’ve challenged ourselves to create a range of flavour-packed plant-based foods like the veggie balls and veggie hot dog we serve in our Restaurants and Bistros, but also products that you can take home like MUNSBIT fruit snacks, nut mixes and oat smoothies. Because food should not only be good for you, it should also be good for the planet.

Herbs and lettuce growing in a hydroponics system.
Herbs and lettuce growing in a hydroponics system.

Get the veggie ball rolling on reducing your carbon footprint.

Few things are as synonymous with IKEA as the Swedish meatball. It’s as much part of our heritage as our most iconic pieces of furniture. In our efforts to create products that make it easier for you to make better and more sustainable everyday choices, we were determined to create a delicious alternative to the traditional meatball.

But why a meatball without meat? Well, plant-based foods need less resources, less water and less land to feed just as many. Producing a veggie ball makes a carbon footprint that's 20 times smaller compared to producing a traditional meatball. So, surprise your taste buds and try the veggie balls next time you visit our IKEA Restaurant or IKEA Bistro.

Did you know?

By cutting meat and dairy products from your diet you could reduce the carbon footprint from your food by up to 73%.

Did you know?

  • Veggie balls have a carbon footprint 20 times lower than traditional meatballs.

  • All the IKEA coffee and tea served and sold at IKEA Swedish Food Market, IKEA Bistro and the IKEA Restaurant are organic according to EU standards and UTZ certified.

  • Food waste creates about 8% of all human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. If food waste were a country, it would come in third after the United States and China in terms of climate impact.