The vegan trend is blazing through the province at major fast-food outlets and restaurants, and IKEA Canada is next in the line-up. On Monday, September 30, IKEA Canada launched a unique outdoor dining experience called Foodbox exclusively at its IKEA Coquitlam location. Called Foodbox, this little white food truck is the only place to get the IKEA vegan burger.
IKEA is known for its affordable food offers and Foodbox is an exciting new addition to IKEA’s adorable food experience. Foodbox will offer a wide variety of menu items including the new plant-based burger VӒXT Burger, which is a first for IKEA Canada.
The plant-based burger is part of IKEA’s effort in making their stores more affordable, as well as providing more sustainably sourced food.
The plant-based burger VӒXT Burger (VӒXT is Swedish for plant) will be served on a vegan bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and vegan mayo, all for an everyday low price of $5. Those who love some cheesy goodness can also add vegan cheese onto their burger for just $0.50.
This exciting new vegan option joins other veggie-friendly menu options like IKEA’s veggie balls and the veggie dog. The veggie balls were introduced in 2015 as a healthier and more sustainable alternative to the company’s iconic Swedish meatballs. IKEA's been on the veggie bandwagon for a while.
The plant-based burger is another meat-free choice in addition to their veggie hot dog as a new plant-based alternative at Bistro locations nationwide.
The Swedish company first tested plant-based hot dogs in Europe where it was a huge hit. IKEA managed to sell over one million veggie dogs in the very first month of selling them at a single location.
While the iconic veggie meatballs are made of chickpeas, the veggie hot dogs are made of kale, red lentils, carrots, ginger, quinoa, onion, potatoes and spices. They are served with cabbage, mustard, and onion on top.
All these efforts to create more sustainable and vegetarian and vegan affordable menu items are part of IKEA’s effort to reduce their carbon footprint, which they certainly did. Their vegetarian hot dogs lowered IKEA’S carbon footprint seven times.
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