If you're in the know, you know that Ikea isn't just about cost-effective furniture and couples' spats. They've got good food at more than affordable prices!
The GF was in disbelief that Ikea had decent food, but after her first trip, she's been sold ever since.
It's a simple setup really - chicken tenders, fries, ribs, Swedish meatballs, and the like.
They have a variety of fountain soft drinks available, with specialty flavors specific to Ikea, including ligonberry!
The fries are crisp on the outside and creamy within - a perfect fry. The chicken tenders are moist and crispy as well - can't go wrong with this dish.
Swedish meatballs, gravy, mashed potatoes, Lingonberry sauce, soup, soda
But the true stars are the Swedish meatballs - moist and succulent, these bad boys go perfectly with the gravy. The mashed potatoes are creamy as well and the tart lingonberry sauce helps to cut through the richness of each bite.
Broccoli Cheddar Soup
We go a side of broccoli cheddar soup which was pretty standard, but good - thick, rich, creamy.
Mac n Cheese ($2.29)
Expect the mac n cheese to have overcooked noodles, but it's definitely creamy and has plenty of sharp cheddar.
After lunch, we stopped by the Ikea market downstairs to pick up some goodies to take home.
Swedish Meatballs and Gravy ($10.99)
A large package of meatballs is easy to cook at home - just pop them in the oven for about 20 minutes and they'll be golden brown on the outside and moist within.
Lingonberry & Elderflower Syrups ($4.49 each)
We got some of their lingonberry and elderflower syrups for use with our Sodastream and for gin and vodka cocktails especially!
So if you're in your neighborhood Ikea - don't limit yourself to just their furniture and home goods. Do try their food and grab some market goodies to go!
2206 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19148