IKEA to Roll Out Vegan Meatballs!

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UPDATE: IKEA’s veggie balls have launched. More details here: http://www.peta.org.uk/blog/ikea-rolls-out-vegan-meatballs/


As the demand for delicious, convenient vegan food skyrockets around the world, top furniture retailer IKEA is tossing its hat into the fray with a scrumptious offering: a vegan twist on its classic Swedish meatball.

PETA US first raised vegan food offerings with IKEA in 2011. After IKEA announced in 2014 that it was working on vegetarian but not vegan meatballs, supporters of PETA and our international affiliates signed friendly petitions asking for vegan meatballs. The work paid off, and IKEA listened, letting PETA US know that the new meatballs will be vegan and that they will be available in its store restaurants beginning in April!

PETA hears every day from shoppers calling for animal-friendly on-the-go options. Vegan snacks spare animals suffering and benefit human health, which earns IKEA a round of applause from us!

In addition to sparing animals immense suffering on factory farms, in abattoirs and on the decks of fishing boats, vegans are less prone to suffering from heart disease, diabetes, strokes, obesity and cancer than meat-eaters are. They also have smaller carbon footprints, as the meat industry is a major producer of the greenhouse-gas emissions that cause climate change.

You don’t need to wait until April for vegan meatballs. To find out how easy it is to embrace a cruelty-free, healthy, environmentally friendly diet, order our free vegan starter kit today!



  • Chris commented on January 28, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    GREAT!!! Veganism goes mainstream!

  • janet cyster commented on January 29, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I am a vegetarian and have been for 15 years but I would like to see some vegan recipies and try them

    • Anne commented on January 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm

      Hi Janet, have you ordered a copy of our (free!) vegan starter kit? It has loads of recipes and tips 🙂 http://peta.org.uk/vsk

    • Laura commented on February 5, 2015 at 2:01 am

      There is a wonderful Facebook site called ” What fat vegans eat” in which the thousands of members post the food they have made. most have recipes, and if they have not posted one you can ask for it.
      This page helped me along the way to become a pretty good vegan cook.

  • Linda Smith commented on January 30, 2015 at 2:42 am

    How can MEATBALLS be MEATless?
    How absurd!

    • Craig commented on January 30, 2015 at 11:47 am

      Uuuh, by not having meat in them? And what else could they call them? Veegballs? Vegballs?

    • Pete commented on February 13, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      It raises a good point really. I do like the idea vegans can still get all the good old fashioned traditional foods that we often miss from the old days of ignorance when we ate meat products. But I do see the value in moving away from those meat related names, which also keep meat eaters tied into the ignorance is bliss philosophy. So we do need to come up with a new name that would encompass meat free but still retain a connection with traditional foods so that those who dont care about eating meat dont feel such a subconscious loss. No idea what but if the spirit is willing we will find something

  • Kevin commented on January 30, 2015 at 7:28 am

    First of all, I would like to congratulate you for being sensitive towards innocent animals. The number of people who are turning vegetarian is increasing day by day. Not just because eating vegetarian food is healthy but because there are so many varieties available today that are delicious than its counterpart non veg meals. I’ll ask my vegan friends to have a look at it.

  • Hannah Evans commented on February 5, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Please provide a vegetarian/vegan version of meatballs. They are easy to find and delicious too. With the number of alternatives to meat out there, there is really no excuse for not having a non-meat version any more!

  • Lisa commented on February 8, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Corporations have a social responsibility to cater for the evolved.
    Veganism is not only good for the body (and mind) it’s also good for the planet.
    Well done IKEA, let’s hope the sauce can be vegan too!

  • mj perez commented on February 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Good move although IKEA in Spain, at least in Málaga, sells the skin of animals (cows and sheeps) as carpets.
    And they do not care about having TV on in the lounge area during the emission of bullfighting, children being around.

  • Romola commented on February 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Being Vegan I would prefer to buy products that don’t have a reference to meat, I’m vegan because of the way animals are treated and to be reminded of this while buying Vegan food seems wrong.

  • Chowringhee commented on May 18, 2015 at 7:01 am

    This recipe looks amazing. very easy ! simple.

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