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IKEA’s Vegetarian Hot Dog Arrives in Canadian Stores

October 3, 2018 9:02 AM | News

IKEA Canada Veggie Hot Dog

IKEA’s veggie hot dog is now available at all Bistro locations across Canada. (IKEA CANADA)

Move over Swedish meatballs, there’s a new, healthier item on IKEA’s menu.

The furniture giant has finally brought the veggie hot dog to Canada, which the company says is a product with a carbon footprint approximately seven times less than the classic hot dog.

The veggie frank rings in at a wallet-breaking 75 cents and comes served with mustard, red cabbage and roasted onion.

The plant-based veggie hot dog recipe includes kale, red lentils, carrots, ginger, quinoa, onion, potatoes, and various spices.

“The new veggie hot dog helps us cater to the needs of more of the many people at our Bistro locations – for vegetarians or those looking for a delicious plant-based alternative that’s convenient and truly affordable,” said Brendan Seale, head of sustainability at IKEA Canada.

“Our aim is to provide food options that are healthy, delicious, and good for our planet and so we are proud to introduce the veggie hot dog.”

If a traditional hot dog is more to your liking, don’t worry, IKEA doesn’t plan on eliminating those from their menu. In fact, IKEA is one of the biggest hot dog vendors in the world, selling more than 100 million hot dogs every year. Canadians accounted for 3.4 million of those hot dog sales in 2017.