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Thursday, September 24, 2015

7 IKEA Foods Made Safe for St. Louis Tastebuds

Posted By on Thu, Sep 24, 2015 at 11:26 AM

  • Photo by Johnny Fugitt

What would you get if you combined Black Friday at WalMart and Tiger Woods' Swedish model ex-wife? An IKEA store opening.

Things are certain to get crazy when IKEA opens its doors in Midtown on Wednesday, September 30 at 9 a.m. In anticipation of the furniture store's arrival in the St. Louis market, shoppers will be camped out for hours, likely days, to win door prizes and be the first to turn locally purchased IKEA Allen wrenches on stylish, compressed wood.

But enough about the furniture. What about the food? IKEA sells that too, which made us wonder. Is St. Louis really ready for lingonberries and smoked fish – much less something called Kycklingkottbullar? (To the uninitiated, those are chicken meatballs. But doesn't “Kycklingkottbullar” have a certain ring to it?)

In order to help St. Louis shoppers get a handle on Swedish cuisine, we've come up with dishes that adapt IKEA delicacies to local tastebuds. Here are our seven favorites.

  • Photo by Johnny Fugitt

7. Swedish-Meatball-Stuffed Toasted Ravioli
Some believe IKEA to be an ancient Swedish word for meatball. These spheres of sustenance have been crying out for decades to be incorporated into deep-fried pasta. St. Louis, this is our time to shine.

  • Photo by Johnny Fugitt

6. Chokladkrokant Bredbar Frozen Custard
Chocolate spread with bits of caramel candy in a cup of Ted Drewes' finest? Yes, please!

  • Photo by Johnny Fugitt

5. Knackebrod Flerkorn Pizza
Add a little pizza sauce and Provel to a multi-grain crispbread and you have a tiny St. Louis pizza.

Turn the page for more IKEA-by-way-of-St.-Louis delicacies.

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