By Linda Bladholm
On a busy Saturday, about 4,000 customers take a fika (coffee break) or grab a quick at IKEA’s cafeteria. One of the bargain meals consists of 15 Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, gravy and lingonberry sauce for $4.99.
Other dishes to try here include cured salmon gravlax with salad and sweet mustard sauce, open-faced shrimp sandwich on rye and pyttipanna, a hash of seasonal vegetables and potato with optional meatballs or salmon. Beef ribs with potato puffs is one of the daily specials. Or just get coffee and a slice of daim torte (chocolate cake with almonds) or apple cake with vanilla sauce.
The food market downstairs is the place to find ginger thins (cookies), rye crisp, princess cake (sponge cake layered with pastry cream covered in marzipan), cloudberry jam, black currant-marinated herring, crab pate and prinskorr (pork sausage). There’s also herrgard cheese (similar to pale Cheddar) and semi-hard greve (like Swiss). And don’t forget the frozen crayfish in dill sauce. Smaklig maltid! (Happy eating!)
IKEA cafeteria and food market, 151 NW 136th Ave., Sunrise; 954-838-9292; 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Mon-Sat, 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Sun.; food $4.99-$7.99, beverages $1.29
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