16 Quirky (But Delicious) IKEA Foods We're Dying to Try

Feed your family with these frugal foodie finds from IKEA.

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Updated July 18, 2024
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IKEA is known for its stylish, assembly-required home furnishings. But the Swedish retailer also has fully-stocked freezer, refrigerated, and pantry sections to enjoy when you shop.

While IKEA is a great way to save money shopping for your home, don’t overlook its quirky food deals. We’ve put together a list of some of the most delicious Swedish finds you can buy.

Editor’s note: Prices are subject to change and may vary by location.

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SYLT LINGON

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz SYLT LINGON

Price: $5.79

Lingonberry jam is a Swedish staple you can bring home and into your kitchen.

While you could swipe this sweetly tart spread onto sandwiches or breakfast toast, you can also serve the jam with meatballs, pork, or ice cream.

KAFFEREP Letter-Shaped Biscuits

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz KAFFEREP Letter-Shaped Biscuits

Price: $4.99

With a mild vanilla taste and a crisp crunch, these cookies are the perfect treat to pair with your morning coffee or bring to the beach for an on-the-go snack.

At under $5 per box, this IKEA find is a bargain-priced dessert.

HUVUDROLL Frozen Vegetable Balls

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz HUVUDROLL Frozen Vegetable Balls

Price: $11.99

Whether you’re a vegetarian or eat meat, you’ll enjoy the savory flavor of these mock meatballs.

Made with chickpeas, kale, corn, peppers, and carrots, this meatless freezer is a healthy alternative you can make in the microwave. Serve as a dinner side or as the star of the show.

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BÄSTISAR Pasta

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz BÄSTISAR Pasta pack

Price: $3.99

Take a trip to the forests of Sweden with this pasta pick. The elk-shaped dried durum wheat noodles are just as affordable as they are adorable.

Mix the mini herd of moose with a savory tomato sauce, add grilled veggies, or pair the pasta with Swedish meatballs.

SJÖRAPPORT Shrimp

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz SJÖRAPPORT Shrimp pack

Price: $8.99

Skip the pricey restaurant seafood and try this bag of shrimp from IKEA.

For less than $9, you’ll get nine ounces of cooked, peeled cold-water shrimp to mix into summer salads, grill on a kabob, or serve solo.

SILL DILL Marinated Herring

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz SILL DILL Marinated Herring

Price: $2.99

Marinated herring is a Swedish specialty you aren’t likely to find in your local grocery store.

IKEA pairs the MSC-certified fish with the tangy taste of dill, onions, and allspice. And, as a summertime bonus, this ready-to-eat product won’t require you to stand over a hot stove.

HUVUDROLL Swedish Meatballs

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz HUVUDROLL Swedish Meatballs

Price: $14.99

Nothing screams “IKEA” more than the store’s Swedish meatballs. You can take home this delicious delicacy if you don’t have time for a post-shopping lunch at the retailer’s cafe.

Cook the meatballs on the stove or microwave them for a meal in minutes.

KORVMOJ Veggie Dogs

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz KORVMOJ Veggie Dogs

Price: $7.49

Looking for a plant-based alternative for your summertime backyard barbecue? IKEA’s veggie hot dogs taste like the real deal — minus the meat.

The quinoa, lentil, kale, carrot, and onion dogs are an affordable option for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone who wants to try something other than typical BBQ fare.

KNÄCKEBRÖD RÅG Crispbread

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz KNÄCKEBRÖD RÅG Crispbread

Price: $4.99

The multigrain crackers are perfect for snacking. Add them to a charcuterie platter, slather them with jam, or top them with grilled veggies.

Try IKEA’s Flerkorn multigrain version of the crispbread to switch things up.

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BELÖNING Milk Chocolate Bar with Oat Biscuit and Caramel

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz BELÖNING Milk Chocolate Bar

Price: $5.49

Treat yourself to milk chocolate and caramel-covered oat biscuits from IKEA. Each pack comes with 11 bars for $5.49, which is less than $0.50 per sweet.

ALLEMANSRÄTTEN Mashed Potatoes

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz ALLEMANSRÄTTEN Mashed Potatoes

Price: $5.49

These mashed potatoes make meatballs into a full meal. The frozen side is easy to heat on the stove or in the oven.

If you’re searching for an addition to your BBQ buffet, scoop the spuds into a bowl and serve them with ribs, burgers, or fried chicken.

LÖRDAGSGODIS Gummie Candy

Courtesy of Ikea Open bag of gummy candy from Ikea

Price: $7.99

The sweet and sour jelly candy is a tiny treat to take on your summer trip, to the pool, or almost anywhere else. For a budget-friendly price of $7.99, you’ll get 16 ounces of the gummies.

Other popular picks from the Lordagsgodis line include salty licorice, sweet licorice, jelly candy cola Viking ships, jelly candy cole moose, and berry-flavored hearts.

KAFFEREP Cinnamon Buns

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz KAFFEREP Cinnamon Buns

Price: $4.99

Start your morning off with these frozen, ready-to-bake cinnamon buns.

Whether you have family visiting this summer or just want to fuel up for a long afternoon at the park, beach, or pool, the cinnamon-filled swirls are a tasty way to prep for your day.

GRÖNSAKSKAKA Potato, Vegetable, and Cheese Medallions

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz GRÖNSAKSKAKA Potato Vegetable Cheese Medallions

Price: $8.99

Broccoli, leeks, onions, cheese, and, of course, potatoes make this Swedish selection a popular pick.

Serve the vegetarian patties as the main part of your family’s next meal or with grilled chicken, steak, or fish.

ROSTAD LÖK Fried Onions

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz ROSTAD LÖK Fried Onions

Price: $2.49

Add some crunch to a salad or top barbecued burgers with the yellow onions. The $2.49 container is a value compared to similar products.

French’s can of original crispy onions sells for nearly twice the price.

SYLT HALLON & BLÅBÄR Spread

Courtesy of FinanceBuzz SYLT HALLON & BLÅBÄR Spread

Price: $5.99

IKEA blends red raspberries and blueberries/bilberries together to create a tangy, tart, and subtly sweet organic spread.

Get creative with this jam and sweeten plain yogurt, top whole wheat pancakes with it, or swirl it onto a batch of freshly baked brownies.

Bottom line

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Erica Loop

With more than a decade of experience writing about everything from e-commerce to pets and parenting, Erica Loop has written for sites such as BuzzFeed, Brit+Co, Tinybeans, Family Education, and Care.com. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and an MS in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.