This year’s Swedish Meatball Day celebration at IKEA, we invite people of all ages at IKEA stores to celebrate with us; with big competitions, meatball sampling, games and many surprises that will last from Tuesday 23 August to Sunday 28 August. (Sunday 28 August applies only to the IKEA Airport store.)
Celebrate with us in our stores from August 23!
Relax, taste delicious flavours and join us in celebrating IKEA meatballs, discover delicious offers, and taste free samples of IKEA meatballs (plant balls, vegetable balls or chicken meatballs) with various dips. You and your loved ones will also get a chance to take pictures as a… surprising new role! Enter the competition running at IKEA stores and get a chance to win IKEA gift cards and cookware and tableware sets. Bring your family and friends and spend a beautiful and festive day together!
We love IKEA meatballs
IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad once famously said, “It’s difficult to do business with someone on an empty stomach.” We’ve been serving meatballs in our restaurants since 1985, and they’re on the menu at every IKEA store in the world. Today, one billion IKEA meatballs are enjoyed globally every year! We have a full meatball family including plant balls, chicken meatballs and veggie balls. Over the years, the meatball has become an IKEA icon, a proud example of traditional Swedish cooking and an instant taste of home for Swedes living abroad.
What's so Swedish about meatballs?
Meatballs are tasty, round, cute and a bit funny, and they can be varied in countless ways. Especially when eaten with mashed potatoes, cream sauce and lingonberry jam – the sweet-sour and salty flavour combo that makes them truly Swedish. These convenient, affordable crowd-pleasers were first mentioned in print in Sweden in Kajsa Warg’s (one of the best-known cooks in Swedish history) cookbook from 1754, and have slowly but steadily become part of both everyday meals and special occasion menus. Tuesday, August 23rd is national Meatball Day in Sweden.