Ikea has announced it will make vegan meatballs

Ikea has announced it will make vegan meatballs

Ikea revealed that it has been running tests and developing prototypes with various venders to create a animal-free version of its infamous Swedish meatballs. Ikea does already had a meat-free alternative currently on their menu, however, their new aim is to create a like-for-like product that will taste and look like meat. 

Ikea is presently at a product testing stage so there is no set in stone release date as of yet! Ikea's managing director did state that consumer testing would begin early next year and, depending on feedback, Ikea hope to start serving the meat-free meatballs next year. The company does, however, plan to launch worldwide, so there will be no need to fly to Sweden to sample the new meatless treats.

Michael La Cour (MD) also said: "It is a really exciting industry! Looking at the quality of the products that we have been tasting I am looking forward to serve a delicious plant based meatball made from alternative protein at Ikea.

"I hope that the many meatball lovers out there will like it as well. ‘We know that the Ikea meatballs are loved by the many people and for years the meatballs have been the most popular dish in our restaurants. ‘We see a growing demand from our customers to have access to more sustainable food options and we want to meet that need. ‘Our ambition is to make healthier and more sustainable eating easy, desirable and affordable without compromising on taste and texture."


Emma Richardson