A little girl grabs one of three veggie hot dogs from the IKEA Bistro counter.

The veggie hot dog. A delicious plant-based alternative.

Every year 680 million people enjoy the IKEA Food offer. We see it as both an opportunity and a responsibility to offer food that’s good for people’s health and the planet. IKEA customers can now enjoy a growing range of delicious plant-based alternatives, including non-dairy soft ice and the highly popular veggie balls. And now the latest arrival – the veggie hot dog.

A bun with the IKEA veggie hot dog topped with mustard, pickled red cabbage and crispy onions.

Over 10 million sold

Since its 2018 launch, over 10 million IKEA veggie hot dogs have sold around the world – a great success for this more sustainable snack. In August 2020, the IKEA plant ball joined the veggie dog. It is also a tasty meat-free option for everyone. So far, every fifth HUVUDROLL sold (including meatballs, chicken, salmon and veggie balls) is a plant ball. That’s what we call a success!

Seven times less climate impact

Being plant-based, the veggie hot dog is a more sustainable option than its meat-based cousin. Its main raw ingredients are kale, lentils, quinoa, onions and wheat protein – all of which need less land and water than animal protein to grow. In fact, the overall climate impact of a veggie hot dog is approximately seven times less than that of a classic hot dog. Multiply that by 5 million and you start to see real impact.

The veggie hot dog has 7 x lower climate impact than the meat hot dog.

The plant ball has only 4% of the climate footprint of the iconic meat ball.

The veggie hot dog and plant ball are delicious choices for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and anyone else who likes good food.
Veggie hot dogs and a bowl with red onion.

Snacks everyone can enjoy

When we took on the challenge of making affordable plant-based hot dogs and plant balls, the objective was not to create a meat replacement, but rather to offer healthier, more sustainable snacks that everybody could enjoy. The veggie hot dog and plant ball are delicious choices for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians and anyone else who likes good food. And they taste great too. Because at the end of the day, no one will eat something that isn’t delicious, no matter how sustainable it is.

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