IKEA will sell Swedish food along with Swedish furniture

This fall Denver will get its first IKEA, when the massive showroom that hawks value Swedish furniture is slated to finally open its doors in Centennial. And the store seems to be on schedule, because it just started hiring its staff.

And because shopping at IKEA is frequently an all-day marathon, the store's plans include a couple of restaurants where hungry shoppers and peckish children can be placated -- and Swedish food fanatics can get their fix.

One of those is a gargantuan 550-seat restaurant, which will serve such Swedish specialties as meatballs with lingonberries and salmon plates. "It'll be a cafeteria-style serving line," says Joseph Roth, spokesman for IKEA. "You'll get your food, pay for it and then sit with your family." In addition to the Scandinavian dishes, he notes that American classics will be available, too.

And more American items will be available at the bistro, a quick-service option near the store exit that will vend hot dogs, frozen yogurt and cinnamon buns.

We're more intrigued by the food market, though, where shoppers will be able to pick up a number of Swedish packaged goods -- think herring, cured salmons, cheeses, cookies, crackers and candies -- to take home with them. "Centennial will have one of our biggest food markets," Roth promises.

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country furniture
country furniture

Youcan not beat handcrafted furniture and if you search for theextraordinary  bedroom on the right track. Brand new to Eastern Canada!!

country furniture
country furniture

Youcan not beat handcrafted furniture and if you search for theextraordinary  bedroom on the right track. Brand new to Eastern Canada!!

country furniture
country furniture

Youcan not beat handcrafted furniture and if you search for theextraordinary  bedroom on the right track. Brand new to Eastern Canada!!

magiglides
magiglides

We are always looking forward to IKEA's great sale. They always bring the best quality of furniture that everyone deserves.

Nobody
Nobody

I ate the Ikea food, And that night, I got sick , and puked 10 times. The food may taste good when you eat it , but not when you throw it up!

anonymous
anonymous

don't all IKEA store have restaurants/food court that serve Swedish food. is this news?

Chefhoney
Chefhoney

Thank you!! Obviously this article was written by the completely IKEA retarded/ignorant. ALL IKEAS sell food and have restaurants. These freaking people out here make my brain hurt.

none
none

exactly. i have never been in an IKEA that doesn't have the restaurant and it is always this style. Not a big special thing for Denver.

They should have built it up North, closer to Boulder. it is all those college kids that need the IKEA furniture. Completely furnished my place when i moved to the East Coast.

Jennifoodie
Jennifoodie

The food at IKEA is pretty epic. I was one of those people skeptical of IKEA before I actually went for the first time, but their edibles and stupid-cheap furniture and decor items won me over. A couple of tips: don't reheat the meatballs the next day...not good, and buy a cordless electric screwdriver before you attempt to build your IKEA furniture unless you want blisters and/or possibly broken fingers.

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