Not everyone has the luxury of living near an IKEA store, but if you do, chances are you’re a greater fan of their food than their furniture. Just like the Malm tables and Billy bookcases, their in-store restaurants boast the same features: fuss-free with mindless assembly.
It’s cafeteria style, where you order at the counter and move along in production-line fashion before you pay, then get your own drinks and cutlery and napkins, find a place to park it and then chow down. But there are some who’ve never experienced this magic, so Buzzfeed talked to four people — in the video above — who were trying IKEA food for the first time.
“If I was really hungry and this is what was in front of me, I’d eat it. It’s a great deal.”
“Are lingonberries just cranberries?”
“IKEA has figured out how to make Thanksgiving into every dish they make.”
“Highly manufactured, but delicious.”
“It tastes like Capri Sun.”
Overall, the veggie meatballs were a hit, as was the strawberry shortcake. But it’s the value that’ll have them/you coming back again and again. We should point out they didn’t even get a chance to enjoy IKEA’s amazing breakfast, where you can get sausages, scrambled eggs and potatoes for a dollar (!!!) and for a little more cash, there are also pancakes, bacon and their delicious cinnamon buns. Because where else can you feed a family of four dinner for under $20? And breakfast for under $10? And it’s pretty darn good.