Starting today, IKEA Bistro locations nationwide will begin serving vegan hot dogs, topped with pickled red cabbage, spicy mustard, and roasted onions. “We believe that our new veggie hot dog is the tastiest IKEA news this season, and we are thrilled to hear that many of you love it as much as we do,” the brand announced on Instagram. Earlier this year, IKEA tested the plant-based hot dog—made from kale, red lentils, quinoa, onion, carrots, and and spices such as ginger and turmeric—at one location in Sweden, before debuting it in the states at the music festival Boston Calling in May. According to Forbes, the furniture giant already added the vegan menu item to its European stores, where it has already sold 1 million hot dogs in one month. IKEA warns that while the hot dog is vegan, bun formulations vary depending on locations and customers should check with their local stores to confirm that its buns are free from animal products. The plant-based offerings at IKEA’s bistros will continue to expand with vegan soft-serve set to launch in summer 2019. “Goodbye, Democratic Design Days 2018,” IKEA posted to Instagram after a recent awards event where its hot dog took top honors. “We’re heading back to the IKEA Food Lab in Malmö to continue our work on some tasty plant-based alternatives.”
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