Ikea Is Getting Into the Plant-Based Meat Game

New meatball will be available in European stores later this year

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Ikea will launch a new, plant-based meatball in Europe this August, the retailer announced in its annual sustainability report released today.

The Swedish furniture giant released initial plans to create a plant-based alternative to its traditional meatball last summer, with the goal of improving the overall sustainability of the menu at Ikea’s in-store restaurants. The new meatball, according to Ikea, has only 4% the climate footprint of its traditional Swedish meatball.

Similar to other plant-based meat alternatives made by Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods—which just became the preferred



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