Thursday, August 27, 2009

I-I-I-Ikea! Yeah - you can eat there too!

My baby sister is heading into her senior year of college and moved into an apartment this year. So what does that mean? I trip to Ikea of course!

After shopping - we got hungry and I'd always wanted to try the restaurant. Plus I had three girls to feed - might as well try and get a bargain for their dinner.

I was planning on eating again later - so I went to the kids menu. From the 99 cent menu, I chose macaroni & cheese and the swedish meatballs (their specialty). I forgot to take the pic - so my m&c was about half gone... They were both tasty. I'd like to try the meatballs with the pasta. The mac & cheese was very cheesy but as is often the case - the noodles were a little mushy.

My sister got the chicken caesar salad - it was pre-made. She was pretty happy with it. I honestly have no idea what the soup was or how it tasted so I can't weigh in on that.

Now I must address the chocolate overload cake - this is $2.99 of heaven. Look at that cake - click on the link and look at it. Looks heavy doesn't it? It's not! It's light and delicious. This was seriously the best piece of chocolate cake I have had in a long long time. So if you're at Ikea - get this cake! It does have mousse...that's why it's light. Highlight of the night for sure.

One of the girls got chicken & pasta alfredo, mac & cheese and a salad. She's a pasta fan - can you tell? She was pleased with all of her choices.

The salad bar is pretty decent too - there are quite a few vegetables - I was pleasantly surprised!

(Sorry that the pictures are vertical - it's uploading funky.)

Lastly - another chicken caesar salad and some sort of chocolate dessert. I have no recollection of what it was - but it was damn good!

All in all the total for the four of us was $31. I think that's a good deal for four people - well 3.5 since I only got a little bit.

If you're at Ikea and you're hungry - stop upstairs for some munchies. There's quite a bit of variety and something for anyone. It's definitely not the school cafeteria!

There's also a bistro on your way out - and let me tell you - they have a tray of 6 Cinnamon Rolls for $4. Don't leave the store without grabbing a tray! When you're in the checkout - send someone over to grab a tray. They are the best!

Happy Shopping!

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