IKEA's New Sustainable Menu Might Gross You Out

Shannon Barbour

From Cosmopolitan

After coming to the realization that people only go to IKEA stores to eat, the Swedish home furnishing company created Space10, a food lab that creates sustainable dishes. Fast-forward two years and Space10 might have gone too far with its innovative recipes. Space10 created a menu of "future-proof classics" that are supposed to withstand the test of time and human’s environmental impact. That all sounds great except for when they mention a few of the meals contain a bunch of bugs.

Space10 concocted five recipes – half of which sound rather simple and actually tasty. There’s ice cream made of herbs and greens and a salad made of micro-greens that were grown in a basement. All fine choices! The next few, however, may raise some eyebrows.

There’s also a "Dogless Hotdog," which just sounds like a piece of bread so far. Instead of meat, it’s made with glazed baby carrots and is topped with beet and berry ketchup and mustard and turmeric cream. The bun is made out of nutritious spirulina, an algae that at first is reminiscent of pond water, but quickly becomes an acquired taste.