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Going To Ikea Just For The Meatballs  
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Does anyone go IKEA to just for their Swedish meatballs? I hardly buy any furniture there.

Anyone else go to a store not to shop, but just to eat at their cafe?  

Just wonderin'.

[Edited 2006-04-01 05:14:44]

26 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 999 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2689 times:

Well...whenever my grandparents take me to the IKEA in Seattle, I spend almost the whole time in the restraunt  biggrin 

If that counts...

Also, in upstate New York, there was a Harley-Davidson dealer w/ a BBQ restraunt upstairs (never went there to buy a Harley, unfortunately  Silly). They had chunky gals on unicycles as waitresses...



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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2688 times:

Unicycles! Man, that must be something.

There's a Galpin dealership somewhere in L.A. that has a Galpin Restaurant which offers good old-fashioned diner fare. That's pretty quaint, I think. Galpin is a huge car dealership.

I might just have to "buy a car" as an excuse to go eat at their cafe.  

[Edited 2006-04-01 05:17:02]

User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5488 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2675 times:

I remember going to IKEA a few years ago and they had some kick ass Sweadish cookies with names I can't remember and probably can't pronounce.


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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2668 times:

I got to IKEA in Elizabeth, NJ to catch the view of EWR.

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2661 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Thread starter):
Does anyone go IKEA to just for their Swedish meatballs?

Are they really that good? I guess I should grab a bag of them like I keep saying I'm going to do every time I go there. I like the Ligonberry coke in the restuarant.



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User currently offlineSenorcarnival From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

I don't go solely for the meatball the few times I go since the nearest one is 200 miles in Houston, but I look forward to buying a couple of bars of Marabou. They'll be opening a store in Austin in a few months so I can get my fix more frequently.

User currently offlineMax999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 4):
I got to IKEA in Elizabeth, NJ to catch the view of EWR.

I take the free IKEA bus in from NYC to the one in Elizabeth, NJ. I always stop off to get something to eat from the cafe and watch the flights at EWR.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

No IKEA's in Alaska so I haven't been in one.

I'll have to settle for the Hot Dogs at Costco.



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User currently offlineTuffGong From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 472 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

Quoting L-188 (Reply 8):

I'll have to settle for the Hot Dogs at Costco.

 bigthumbsup  nothing beats having a filling lunch by going from sample stand to sample stand at Costco filling up on freebies



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29805 posts, RR: 58
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting TuffGong (Reply 9):
nothing beats having a filling lunch by going from sample stand to sample stand at Costco filling up on freebies

I call them Appetizers.  yummy 



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13148 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2638 times:

There are 2 IKEA stores near me in New Jersey; Elizabeth, mainly to see some flights at EWR when the cops aren't nosy and Paramus, a newer store. Every time I go there I get something besides food. Often though, I go to them during lunch time. The meatball platters are a good value, like many of their goods. Both of my local units also have snack bars that offer hot dogs for only $.50! I also like the cinnimon buns for $1. A few months ago, I took my mom to the Paramus store, and we only had lunch (yes, we both had the meatball platter). I do have a number of items from IKEA, like the computer table I use (as does my mom's), glasses, a coat rack, knives, cooking tools and pans, a couple of bookcases, some lamps, my coffee table and a number of other other items.

User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

On my twice a year trips to/from MA/FL, I stop at one or more IKEA's to buy food and/or eat....they have some cookies (IKEA brand) that I can't get anywhere else...the vanilla dreams and the oatmeal thins...both closely resemble the ones my late Mom used to make...and the prices on some other brands of cookies are cheaper than same brand in Sweden!

Getting to the Newark store was a PITA, so now I go to the New Haven CT one...very easy to get to from I-95 (IF you take the correct exit!)...



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User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

IKEA Swedish meatballs and lingon berries rocks...but then, so do the cinnamon buns!

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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

They are great. Spent about £200 there once with my mum, sortin the house out, and had a filling meal of meatballs to finish the day off. They are yummy  stirthepot   bouncy 

User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2557 times:

For me, a trip to IKEA is like a one-hour trip to Sweden -- without having to board a plane.

 

Quote:
Are they really that good? I guess I should grab a bag of them like I keep saying I'm going to do every time I go there. I like the Ligonberry coke in the restuarant.

Yup, they're delish, at least in my opinion. I sometimes order them to go, too.

[Edited 2006-04-01 11:30:08]

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13664 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2545 times:
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Very clever, those Swedes - if you don't come back just because the cheap-ass furniture breaks after six months, you'll at least come back for the food.  Wink


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User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2541 times:

Yeah. It's those meatballs. They're addictive. Whatever it is that makes them that way, let's hope it remains in good hands.

 Wink


User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3771 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2526 times:

Quoting EA CO AS (Reply 16):
Very clever, those Swedes - if you don't come back just because the cheap-ass furniture breaks after six months, you'll at least come back for the food.

Well, if the stuff breaks, you obviously aren't very handy at assembling them to begin with. IKEA RULES!  box 



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 2):

There's a Galpin dealership somewhere in L.A. that has a Galpin Restaurant which offers good old-fashioned diner fare. That's pretty quaint, I think. Galpin is a huge car dealership.

The Ford dealership down the street from me has a similar type thing as well.


Even though the IKEA here in Atlanta has been open for almost a year, I've yet to trek down there mainly because the one time I was in the area, the traffic was backed up because of folks going to IKEA.


User currently offlineLentigomaligna From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2477 times:

They sell furniture at IKEA?  silly 

User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 19):
Even though the IKEA here in Atlanta has been open for almost a year, I've yet to trek down there mainly because the one time I was in the area, the traffic was backed up because of folks going to IKEA.

Our standard lack of traffic planning. I can hear the planning meeting now..."Let's slap a huge store here with limited parking and small two lanes road. Yeah, that'll be a good idea."

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 15):
Yup, they're delish, at least in my opinion. I sometimes order them to go, too.

I may have to make a run down there today to get some for the Final Four games tonight.



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User currently offlineMax999 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 1074 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

Quoting Airwave (Reply 13):
IKEA Swedish meatballs and lingon berries rocks...but then, so do the cinnamon buns!

Those buns are great! Sometimes I get lunch at the restaurant first, then after checkout, I go to the cafe to get the cinnamon buns for dessert.



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User currently offlineJ_Hallgren From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1507 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

When they opened the store in MA last year, they screwed up the traffic for 5 miles around that area, as I understood it, for the first two weeks at least...


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User currently offlinePlanespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3529 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Quoting Doona (Reply 18):
Well, if the stuff breaks, you obviously aren't very handy at assembling them to begin with. IKEA RULES!

I always start off all man like and assume I can do it without reading the directions, and then shortly after that I realize that I should probably follow directions. This process usually works fine until the end, when inevitably one of directions I didn't follow comes back to haunt me when I go to attach the whole piece.

As I make this post, I am typing on a computer which is sitting on a desk with two drawers that unfortunately have no bottoms because I didn't put them in correctly in the beginning...damn dirty swedes  Smile



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25 Daleaholic : OK, only see one UK reply. Haven't been to IKEA for ages, do they have pretty much everything the Americans have?
26 Post contains images Lamedianaranja : I used to go to IKEA so the kids could get rid of their excessive energy in the playroom, and shop in the meantime. They have great, cheap kids furnit
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