You have become a vegetarian or thought about being a vegetarian but you love the good old BBQ and miss the smell of sausage sizzle. Now you can have a Veggie Dog at IKEA Adelaide. Priced at only $1 each, this Veggie Dog can be purchased at the Bistro section on the ground floor. It comes with complimentary toppings and sauce. When the little bun as big as the size of my palm is handed over to me, there is a high level of expectation. What will it taste like? The first bite is "Wow! It's delicious!". The sauerkraut and fried onion have made the Veggie Dog sing. The bun is soft. It doesn't have the meat flavour but I have enjoyed every bite.
Wandering back to the Food Market section, I find the vegetable hot dog sausage called KORVMOJ in the freezer. Hurray! There is a 'new' sign too. It's only $6 for 450g which has about 10 sausages. Ingredients include kale, lentils, quinoa, fried onion, wheat protein, carrot and spices. It's not only a vegetable sausage, it's vegan. The country of origin is Sweden. Don't forget to stock up KORVMOJ if you like $1 Veggie Dog.
The vegetable hot dog sausage called KORVMOJ is priced at $6 for 10 sausages.
Not only do I find KORVMOJ in the freezer, I also find plant balls called HUVUDROLL, vegetable cakes GRÖNSAKSKAKA and shredded potato pancakes RÖSTI. The plant balls HUVUDROLL are priced at $6 for 500g. It's made with pea protein, potatoes, onion and apple. The vegetable cakes cost $8 with 8 cakes in the box. This gold medallion is made of potatoes, cream, broccoli, leek, onion and cheese. It can be served as a side dish or doubled up as a vegetarian main. One box of RÖSTI comes with 8 shredded potato pancakes which are made of potatoes and onion. Two of these 3 food choices sound vegan to me.
Upstairs in the Restaurant section, you will find the $5 vegetarian breakfast. It costs even cheaper at $3.50 if you are an IKEA Family Member. The breakfast will fill you up nicely with scrambled egg, baked beans, hash brown, roast tomato and a piece of GRÖNSAKSKAKA It certainly gives you a chance to try before you buy. If you want to try HUVUDROLL and RÖSTI, you will need to hang around for lunch and check out their menu. HUVUDROLL is served in both veggie ball wraps and also the veggie balls hot meals.
I am certainly impressed with the plant-based food choices available in IKEA. Although the food is imported from Europe, it does provide alternatives. Imagine a mother can't get her kids to eat more veggies, a veggie hot dog may be the answer to it. I also heard down the vine that there will be more plant-based products coming to IKEA. Stay tuned.