- IKEA is now serving poutine at its Montreal location, according to an announcement on its website.
- The Montreal store joins Boucherville and Quebec City with the addition of this menu item.
I always thought IKEA had everything until I realized its famous restaurant menu was missing poutine. IKEA is a wonderful place. Not only can you buy cool and affordable furniture and trendy house wear but you can also pig inside the mega warehouse. From its famous Swedish meatballs to the mouthwatering ice-cream, I am fairly certain that I am not the only person who has gone to IKEA hungry on purpose.
To add to its already solid menu, IKEA has just added Swedish poutine to its list of food items in Montreal. This means date nights at IKEA may have gotten even better!
IKEA is a furniture store that has always been known for its awesome post-shopping snacks (including surprisingly good hot dogs). The addition of poutine to the menu is sure to please its Montreal customers.
This gravy covered, crispy Québécois novelty is currently available at the Montreal, Boucherville, and Quebec City stores. At first look, the dish, which is currently listed at $4.99 on the IKEA website may not be up to our high poutine standards.
As Montrealers, we take poutine very seriously and if I am judging by the photos, I am not completely sold. However, I know from experience that it is all about the taste, so I won't judge it completely just yet.
The Swedish poutine used to only be available at the Quebec City and Winnipeg IKEA locations. But a recent tweet from IKEA Canada confirms that the dish has been permanently removed from the Winnipeg menu.
Though an IKEA employee confirmed to MTL Blog that poutine is currently available, as of now, there is no telling if it will be a permanent menu item at the Montreal location or if the stores will remove it after a few months. My guess is that they are waiting to see if the product does well before adding it to the menu for good.
We reached out to an IKEA media representative for clarification and will update this article when we get a response!
However, the evidence I gathered from social media shows that poutine has been available at some locations in Canada for at least four years, which has me wondering why I haven’t tried it sooner.
Another thing I noticed while stalking social media, is that some eaters have decided to add the classic Swedish meatball to their poutine, which could potentially be delicious.
If you have tried poutine at IKEA, let us know if it is up to MTL standards. Something tells me that it is not going to compare to the classic goodness of poutine from Orange Julep but I am willing to try it, for the love of cheese, gravy and french fries!
Where: Select IKEAs across Canada
Why: This will give you an excuse to go to IKEA, not that anyone ever needs an excuse to go there!