IKEA are working on vegetarian versions of their famous Swedish meatballs that ...

IKEA are working on vegetarian versions of their famous Swedish meatballs that taste just like meat Flat pack furniture store already sell veggie balls made from chickpeas and kale New offering will instead attempt to replicate look and texture of meat version  Scandi retailer decided to create new option due to demand for sustainable food

By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline

Published: 16:33 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 16:33 BST, 3 May 2019

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IKEA are working on a vegetarian version of their famous Swedish meatballs that look and taste just like the classic dish.

The popular flat pack furniture company already launched veggie balls made from chickpeas, carrots, peas, peppers, sweetcorn and kale back in 2015.

But now the Scandi retailer is eyeing up the growing meat alternative market and plans to serve up meals that are nearly identical to the original - just without any animal products. 

Michael La Cour, the managing director at IKEA food services, said: 'It is a really exciting industry! 

'Looking at the quality of the products that we have been tasting I am looking forward to serve a delicious plant based meatball made

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