Welcome back to reading mmm-yoso!!!, a food blog. Kirk is taking a break after quite a few long days (and weeks) of work. Cathy has a short Saturday post.
Again, I'm writing about restaurants inside of stores, a fascinating phenomenon. I have written about Ikea only three other times and find it a convenient place to stop for a quick bite as well as to meet up (everyone knows where the IKEA store is; there are just too many Starbucks locations to find a mutually agreed location).
The traditional 8 meatball plate ($4.99) comes with lingonberry sauce, vegetable of the day and a starch (in this case, macaroni and cheese- a good version, although the mashed potatoes are also quite good). There is coffee, lingonberry juice and a dessert on this tray. Priorities.
Usually, I grab the gravad lox (salmon cured with sugar, salt and dill) plate ($5.99) from the chilled area- it comes with a dill mustard sauce and some lettuce-enough for use on the salad, although the condiment area has ranch dressing available.
The dessert, a Princess cake ($1.50)-a soft cookie/solid cake piece on the bottom, topped with raspberry sauce, a solid whipped cream (still partly frozen so a sort of ice cream) wrapped in chocolate topped marzipan is just enough for a meal.
IKEA Restaurant; there's one in every store. website