As plant-based fast food chains and restaurants continue to make waves, a number of popular (and beloved) quick-service dining spots are also rolling out revamped vegan menu items. This year and last, the Beyond Burger made it’s way into a variety of locations, while meat-heavy restaurants ditched their animal-based menus for plant-based ones.

Swedish home furnishing retailer, IKEA, has restaurants in all of its stores. Following the success of their vegan meatballs in 2015, IKEA intends to add a veggie hot dog to their European stores. Now, they finally have a date. It is to be released early next year, in August. They announced on Instagram that they were testing the vegan hot dog in Sweden, as part of an effort to increase plant-based food options.


ikea vegan hot dog

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IKEA has already replaced styrofoam with packaging grown from mushrooms as an effort to be more conscious. According to Press Herald and sales leader Peter Ho, Swedish customers gave the hot dog a 95% approval rating. He said, “We do anticipate that the veggie dog will be offered in the U.S.” He hopes to begin serving the vegan hot dog in U.S. stores no later than early 2019. The new vegan option will come prepared with red cabbage and fried onions on top.

Customers everywhere are demanding vegan meats; from sausage to Beyond Burgers and more. Add all those customers together and they represent the growing demographic of people pushing vendors to include plant-based meals.

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If you can’t wait, we totally understand. Until this veggie dog debuts, opt for our recipes from our Food Monster App! And feel free to Make Your Own Plant-Based Ikea Menu at Home!

Hot Dog With Apple Mustard Compote and Vanilla Pickled OnionHot Dog With Apple Mustard Compote and Vanilla Pickled Onion

This Hot Dog With Apple Mustard Compote and Vanilla Pickled Onion is a nutritious alternative. The stars of the show are these toppings. These are creative, zingy, tangy, and all the other descriptive words that you’d want on your hot dog.


Carrot Hot Dogscarrot hot dogs

These Carrot Hot Dogs add a unique flavor to any plant-based BBQ! They’re made by boiling carrots until soft and then marinating them in a savory sauce.

Homemade Seitan Hot DogsSEITAN HOT DOG

Seitan makes for a delicious meat alternative, especially in these Homemade Seitan Hot Dogs! These vegan hot dogs are super easy to make, are juicy and have that kind of eerily familiar mouthfeel.

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