IKEA is driven by a vision of creating a better everyday life for the many people. Since our food choices affect our lives and the planet today, tomorrow and in the future, we offer responsibly sourced food that’s tasty and of really good quality.
You can get appetizing meals in the IKEA Restaurants, grab a quick on-the-go bite at the IKEA Bistro, or be inspired in our IKEA Swedish Food Market and cook delicious meals with a Swedish twist at home. All, of course, at a really good price.
Food is important to us. When it comes to certain ingredients or food products, we work with independent certifications and standards. You’ll find several products in our range today that carry a third party certification logo – for example coffee, chocolate tablets or seafood.
These certifications support us on our journey towards a wider range of healthy and more sustainable food. We want to make sure that you’ll always find food options that you can feel good about – for your health and the health of our planet.
We love a good challenge! That’s why we decided to create ALLEMANSRÄTTEN vegetable balls – a delicious, colourful and more sustainable alternative to our famous meatballs.
The veggie balls are made from chickpeas, green peas, carrots, bell peppers, corn and kale. They’re high in nutrition, fibres and protein, don’t contain animal products, and their carbon footprint is around 30 times less than that of meatballs.
Try them, even if you’re not crazy about vegetables – you’ll be surprised at how easy and enjoyable it is to make planet-friendly food choices. And the kids will eat loads of veggies without even knowing it!
The icy seas of Scandinavia have given countless generations nutritious and tasty seafood. We’re working to share this tradition with the world, while being aware of the implications and consequences of fishing on the sensitive marine ecosystem.
The SJÖRAPPORT series includes salmon, shrimps and seaweed pearls, produced with the help of suppliers dedicated to responsible aquaculture, fishing and harvesting. All wild-caught fish and shrimps served and sold at IKEA come from fisheries which are independently certified to Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standards. When you enjoy MSC certified seafood you can be sure you are supporting sustainable fishing and protecting seafood supplies for generations to come.
We believe that fish farming is another great way to protect the future of our oceans. That’s why all the IKEA salmon comes from Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified farms. This way, the salmon feed is more sustainable, the fish is protected from disease, there’s basically no need for chemicals and the farms minimise their impact on the local environment. Above all, the more farmed fish we eat, the more wild seafood is available for generations to come.
As a new member of our high-quality seafood product range, we also offer vegan SJÖRAPPORT seaweed pearls. Made from kelp, a fast-growing underwater plant containing calcium, iron and magnesium, our seaweed pearls have a good texture, a rich colour, a great taste and a consistency similar to traditional caviar. All of this, without contributing to the reduction of fish stocks, as no fish eggs are taken as raw material.
Fika is an old Swedish tradition that gathers people around a cup of coffee accompanied by a pastry. But it’s more than a simple coffee break. It’s a way to get together and be with friends while drinking one, or even two, cups of coffee. So it’s no surprise that we put extra effort into making a better cup of coffee.
Our PÅTÅR coffee beans come from small-scale farms and cooperatives in countries like Honduras, Mexico, and Peru. All coffee sold and served at IKEA has been UTZ certified since 2008. This is a positive step towards better coffee, ensuring sustainable farming standards, better conditions for farmers and traceability back to the plantation.
But it was just the beginning of our journey to grow truly sustainable beans. Today, the coffee beans for PÅTÅR are organically grown according to EU standards, meaning without the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Organic coffee means healthier soils and less impact on the climate. Also, farmers are paid more for organic crops. That way they improve their livelihood while, at the same time, they’re safeguarding the environment.
——Jacqueline Macalister, responsible for Health and Sustainability at IKEA Food
If you want to enjoy our coffee at home or invite friends to your own fika, you can find our PÅTÅR coffee range in the Swedish Food Market. It includes medium and dark roasted filter coffee and signature coffee beans, as well as espresso coffee. When you try it, you can track down the origin of your beans on https://www.utzcertified.org/ikea/. And remember that you’re not only helping farmers and workers earn a living wage, you’re also helping the planet become a better place.
Just like the beans in our PÅTÅR coffees, the cocoa in our chocolate tablets is UTZ certified. To trace the origin of the cocoa in your chocolate bar, visit https://www.utzcertified.org/ikea/.
To ensure sustainable farming standards and better conditions for workers, the cocoa meets strict independent requirements. Just look out for the UTZ logo in our Swedish Food Market.