This post is updated every time we visit and dine at IKEA.
We love IKEA, not just for the fun of going around, looking at home stuff, and playing with the toys allotted for kids. We also enjoy their food – aside from being affordable, they have interesting combinations. At times, they would introduce new menus, or additions like breakfast staples, desserts, and take-away frozen options, and you just got to try. Here are some that we’ve tried on our visits (or those that we took pictures of).
The new IKEA Westbahnhof has become our favorite place to meet friends. We’ve been here more often in 2 months than the one nearer where we live (although we lived near here for a year or so, too). Aside from the vast restaurant, it has a rooftop where one can have a good view of Vienna.
The restaurant is still a little restricted, but one can dine in there too, just with precaution. If the weather is right, bring up your food up the rooftop and eat al fresco, it’s a good breather for all (no pun intended). There are also kiosks for some drinks and snacks which we have yet to try.
Köttbullar remains the favorites for lunch, there’s options for how many you’d like to have and you can also add some more for an additional price. You can choose from the original meat (mix of pork and beef), chicken, and vegetaballs (I just made this up, but this is the vegetarian version).
If you come by a little early for Köttbullars, you can choose from their breakfast selection (or wait for lunch, usually at 11:30). There’s still croissant and coffee, but you can have gourmet breakfast : eggs, ham, salmon slices, cheeses, bread rolls, orange juice and coffee, or a power-breakfast of bacon and eggs.
Other breakfast offerings are smaller combinations of bread rolls, ham, cheese, and hot drinks. Vegan options include the hummus, salad, and meatless balls (vegetaballs lol). And kids can enjoy brioche and nutella, butter, and choco-drink (sugar for a day of exploring all IKEA floors!).
IKEA opened its biggest store in Vienna, and it has 7 floors, a rooftop and hotel rooms you can stay in for the night! It is also the greenest IKEA around, with humongous pots of pretty trees and all kinds of plants added on every corner possible.
We’ve been on lockdown since March (last update here was February), and the first place we went to when it was lifted was IKEA. We got some plants and trash cans, some balcony umbrella, and had our first lunch out there too.
Turkey Schnitzel and pommes frites – they said this time the schintzel was bland 🙁 adding salt didn’t help.
Schwedenkracherl – Swedish lemonade flavored with lingonberry, lemon, and others – refillable, at only 1€ a glass!
I’m really enjoying the fish by the gram offering at IKEA. And eggs too of course, I thought the sides to the salmon were just broccoli cakes, but it has potato too. Not so low-carb. ^_^
Salmon with potato-broccoli pancake on the side, mixed veggies and hollandaise sauce.
Smoked salmon, caviar, and eggs – power lunch!
Turkey Schnitzel and fries – big serving, she said.
Gotta love #Ikea’s fish buffet. 💕 I’ve been getting some when I get the chance to visit. It was 1,99€ per 100gram and the plate above cost about 6€. I’ve started lowcarb last month and this is just perfect!
The usual Köttbullar is still on the menu, on plate is the chicken version.
And the dessert is called Äppelkaka which is funny with its german meaning.😅🍎💩
Eggs and Smoked Fish variety – salmon and mackerel
Salmon and asparagus – hollandaise on the side
Köttbullar menu with potato sides (friend’s)
Äppelkaka – apple cake
I’m not sure when it opened, but IKEA Nord now has a breakfast station.
Hot Choco – what could be better than coffee in the morning than hot chocolate?
Croissant – pair your morning chocolate drink with croissant, historically an Austrian goodie – served with butter and marmalade too!
Cinnamon Roll – for the sweet-toothed early robins, cinnamon rolls and coffee are the best wake up boost needed!
Ikea has a take-away section where frozen meatballs, salmon, lingonberry jams, and sauces can be bought for you to be able to enjoy Swedish meals at home. It also has chocolates, ciders and what-haye-yous that would give your palate a taste of Swedish goodness.
There’s a kiosk by this section and aside from quick foods like hotdogs, Semmel, Leberkäse, there’s a self-service Sundae machine.
The Sundae with strawberry syrup was only 0.50€ a serving!
This is a yummy treat for kids when as they can go and get their own…also, we hope the machine isn’t always out of order. ^_^
Had this lunch of Salmon with hollandaise sauce, boiled potatoes and string beans. And also had a bottled drink which I totally forgot the flavor of. ^_^
I bought a bathroom cabinet with mirrors to be wall mounted and a shoe cabinet for the entry hall. Needless to say, those are a bit heavy but I did have a good lunch so I have the energy to carry them… (I have a furniture carrier – for lack of knowledge what it’s really called).
I will be back to buy another shoe cabinet – it’s the smaller one that’s for 6 pairs of shoes.
We went to IKEA with an aunt (not exactly related but this is how we call everyone a little older than us as courtesy). We bought some tiny stuff – a cake turner, some pots, and of course candies for the kids. There’s the usual meatballs we had and took home a bunch of gummy candies among other offerings.
Pasta Kindermenü – a serving of pasta bolognese, a drink and at times french fries.
Chicken Schnitzel with a side of potatoes – chicken filet coated in bread crumbs and boiled potatoes with parsley.
Schwedenkracherl – Swedish lemonade in lemon, cranberry, cherry, and other flavors that are refillable.
Mandeltårta /Almond cake – a light, fluffy cake with a creamy custard icing and toasted almonds. This one is probably the “croquant” version.
Muffin – or cupcake, we’re not sure. It has chocolate-filling so we think it’s a cupcake, but the label says muffin – and it’s not so cake-y so maybe a cross between muffin and cupcake. 😀
The Kindermenü costs 1,99€, what’s not to love?
We would love to try the almond cake! Looks so yummy!