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. 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.
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 early for Köttbullars, you can choose from their breakfast selection. 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 7 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 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!
There’s a kiosk by the take-away section and aside from quick foods – hotdogs, Semmel, Leberkäse, there’s also a self-service Sundae machine.
Sundae with strawberry syrup – it was only 0.50€ a serving!
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?