Food you can feel good about
We want to offer affordable food that’s delicious, sustainable and nutritionally balanced. That’s why we include a variety of more sustainable and healthier options at our IKEA Restaurants, IKEA Bistros and IKEA Swedish Food Markets. We select the ingredients we use for our food carefully - which is also why we work with certifications to ensure our products meet standards of environmental and social responsibility. And we are also working hard to minimise the amount of food waste in our stores.
Veggie hot dog – plant-based goodness
We have challenged ourselves to develop a delicious veggie hot dog for the IKEA Bistro – a plant-based, more sustainable option to our much loved iconic hot dog. But why make a hot dog without meat? First of all, because simple mathematics tells us that plant-based foods need fewer resources, less water and less soil to feed just as many while making a smaller carbon footprint. Secondly, we think healthy and sustainable food should be delicious and affordable, and we want to make it easier to make better everyday choices. So, when you think about it, a veggie hot dog makes perfect sense.
Veggie hot dog ingredients include kale, lentils, quinoa, onions and wheat protein.
“There is no point in creating a more sustainable option for our customers if it isn’t tasty. With the new veggie hot dog, we can inspire and enable customers to choose a plant-based, more sustainable option at an affordable price.”
Michael La Cour, Managing Director at IKEA Food Services
Better farming, better future
Look out for the UTZ logo on our coffee, tea and cocoa products – UTZ certified stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet. The UTZ program enables farmers to learn better farming methods, improve working conditions and take better care of their children and the environment. Through the UTZ-program farmers grow better crops, generate more income and create better opportunities while safeguarding the environment and securing the earth’s natural resources. Now and in the future.
EGENTID – good for you, the farmers and the planet
We want to offer you products that are made with care for people and the environment, and make them available at affordable prices. That’s why we have developed EGENTID, a series of high-quality teas with whole leaves. All EGENTID products are sustainable and have either UTZ or a combination of UTZ/UEBT certifications, and some of them are also organically grown according to EU standards.
Drinking tea is a good way to take a pause, calm down and clear your mind, which is why we have named the series EGENTID – the Swedish word for “time on my own”. EGENTID comprises black tea, green tea, white tea, rooibos, chai and fruit and herbal infusions. With well-known flavour combinations as a base, we’ve added surprising twists. Some come as loose teas (coming this fall), some in tea bags (coming next year). All flavours are 100% natural.
The UTZ/UEBT certification means you can trust that the tea leaves and herbs were farmed in a responsible way, ensuring sustainable farming standards and better conditions for farmers.
Tea farming for a better tomorrow
Organic farming doesn’t use pesticides, fertilisers or artificial inputs. It also helps in preserving biodiversity and maintaining soil health.
By becoming UTZ certified, tea producers learn new techniques to improve their yields and quality of their crop, protect their workers and the environment, and ultimately earn a better income. In 2015, UTZ and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) developed a new program for herbal and fruit tea. A UEBT certification assures that natural ingredients are sourced with respect for people and biodiversity.
IKEA and UTZ have been partners since 2008 as the first certified coffee products were introduced. Since then, the cooperation has been deepened and expanded. Today, IKEA carries UTZ certified coffee, chocolate and ice tea products. Now, as the EGENTID range of UTZ certified loose teas and tea bags is introduced, the cooperation is expanded even further.
EGENTID inspirational tea recipes
The unique, natural flavours of EGENTID tea series will surely make your well-deserved “me, myself and a cup of tea”-moments special, but EGENTID can also be used as the perfect secret ingredient to spice up refreshing drinks, a fruit dessert, truffles and even for seasoning salmon in a new way. Join us as we explore different ways to use the EGENTID teas, and be inspired by our “More than a cup of tea” recipe collection by following the link below.
See the recipes
Tangy and robust rooibos tea with marmalade
Light and citrusy lemongrass tea on the rocks
Help coffee growers give you better coffee
IKEA coffee beans come from family farms and small-scale cooperatives in countries like Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. The coffee is both UTZ certified and organically grown according to EU standards without the use of chemicals and pesticides. UTZ works to improve a number of areas for farmers, including growing methods. This helps to lower costs and increase crop quality and yields, which improves the livelihoods of farmers. Workers get a better income and farmers get a fairer share of the profits. It means their children can go to school and have time for play too.
You get great coffee, and the growers get a better income
PÅTÅR special edition: Coffee that is building a better future
Organic and UTZ is a good combination
BELÖNING – chocolate that makes a difference
BELÖNING is a new series of premium quality dark chocolate and milk chocolate products, made from UTZ certified cocoa.
UTZ certified means the cocoa was responsibly grown, with sustainable farming standards, good conditions for workers and respect for the environment. The product with dark chocolate and coffee nibs is organic because we use the nibs from our own coffee production, which also is organic and UTZ. To trace the origin of the cocoa in BELÖNING, visit utz.org/IKEA.
SMAKRIK is the newest addition to our organic food range. The farmers that contribute to the rapeseed oils follow strict standards for agriculture. No synthetic pesticides or fertilisers are sprayed on the fields – much to the joy of insects that gladly help with pollination in return. Besides preserving biodiversity, organic farming helps to maintain soil health too.
Supporting a more sustainable agriculture and better animal welfare
We believe in a new vision for the food industry. One which positively impacts the lives of people, the planet and also the lives of animals. The goal is to source fewer animals and to make sure those we do source are raised responsibly. We believe that animals should live decent lives. And that’s why we’ve been working together with experts, NGO’s and our suppliers to develop the IKEA Food Better Programmes. For all animals in our supply chain around the world - pigs, salmon, beef, dairy cattle, laying hens or broiler chickens - we aim to source from more sustainable farms where animal welfare, environmental impact, and responsible antibiotics use is a priority.
We are working hard to ensure that all of our chicken products are sourced to good animal welfare standards and meet the criteria of the IKEA Food Better Chicken Programme by 2025.
Responsibly sourced seafood
Today, 90% of the world’s fish stocks are fully exploited or overexploited – by sourcing responsibly we can ensure fish stocks won’t decline further.
Making pearls from seaweed
Seafood you and your grandchildren can enjoy
Enjoy veggies in a tasty ball
Moving towards zero waste
At IKEA, we think food should not be wasted, which is why we decided to work toward big goals: By the end of August 2020, we aim to halve food waste at IKEA. And further, 90% of all food waste should be recycled or turned into a resource such as compost or biogas.