IKEA food courts have different menus across the world. Take a look at 11 cuisines you can get outside the US.

XYFL12/Trip AdvisorThis IKEA in Germany features a buffet of breakfast options.
  • IKEA has stores in 38 countries across the world.
  • The retailer’s food courts are usually stocked with various elements of Swedish cuisine. But internationally, the menus diverge.
  • From poutine in Canada to shawarma in Saudi Arabia, IKEA’s international food courts offer customers a blend of international and Swedish cuisine.

IKEA is the world’s largest furniture retailer, according to Forbes.

It’s also one of the largest international restaurant chains.

Most IKEA food courts are famous for offering customers meatballs, a nod to the retailer’s Scandinavian country of origin, Sweden. But with 313 stores in 38 countries and territories, IKEA’s international menu varies from country to country. From Germany to India, IKEA stores across the world offer divergent dining experiences that are influenced by their location.

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Of course, most IKEA food courts still offer customers the option for their fix of signature Swedish meatballs.

Here are some dishes you can only find in IKEA food courts outside of the US:

Though IKEA opened its first store in Paris last May, the retailer has other locations throughout France.

Joooooyyyyy/YelpA sitting area in a French IKEA with the invitation to bon appétit.

Source: Reuters

In addition to meatballs and green beans, this French IKEA offers macarons for dessert.

Source: Trip Advisor

At first glance, IKEA food courts in Canada appear similar to those in America.

Pearly2012/Trip AdvisorAn IKEA food court in Ontario.

Source: Trip Advisor

But this Canadian IKEA in Winnipeg puts a regional twist on its menu by offering poutine, a Canadian potato dish.

ledbytheunknown/Trip AdvisorIKEA serves this Canadian specialty alongside the signature Swedish meatballs.

Source: Trip Advisor

Japan has opened at least eight IKEA stores since 2006.

Source: IKEA

This IKEA in Funabashi sells seafood and rice.

Source: Trip Advisor

India’s first IKEA opened in 2018 in Hyderabad.

Source: Associated Press

You can pick up some curry and biryani at this location.

Source: Trip Advisor

This Italian IKEA in Genoa offers Gelato for its customers …

Source: Trip Advisor

… as well as lasagna, an Italian specialty.

ILRecensoree/Trip AdvisorItalian IKEA shoppers can order meatballs, lasagna, or both.

Source: Trip Advisor

Australian shoppers have the option to order sandwiches. This is slow-cooked pork on a bun.

Source: Trip Advisor

An IKEA in Germany offers a vast selection of desserts, including pastries, muffins, and different cakes.

Source: Trip Advisor

Saudi Arabia’s IKEA menu in Jeddah features a bunch of different Middle Eastern dining options. From chicken tikka masala …

Source: Trip Advisor

… to chicken shawarma.

Source: Trip Advisor

You can get an authentic Greek salad in Sparta’s IKEA food court.

Source: Trip Advisor

And beef with rice in China’s IKEA in Beijing.

Source: Trip Advisor

Finally, an IKEA food court in Sweden — the retailer’s home country — welcomes guests to enjoy the brand’s classic dish in its country of origin.

Tiziana B/Trip AdvisorSwedish meatballs and mashed potatoes.

Source: IKEA

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