IKEA To Open in Miami: Five Reasons For Foodies To Rejoice

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Ikea's coming to Miami.
IKEA announced last evening that the Swedish furniture chain plans to open a second South Florida store in Sweetwater. Pending approvals, construction of IKEA Miami could start in Spring 2013, with a store opening in Fall 2014. The 417,000 square-foot airplane terminal-sized store will be located adjacent to the Dolphin Mall. IKEA already has locations in Sunrise, Orlando, and Tampa.

IKEA, by the way, is a one-stop haven for foodies. In its giant walls lie everything you need for your kitchen and dining room -- including the actual kitchen and dining room. Here's a little preview of what to expect, just to get you salivating.

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Swedish meatballs
The IKEA Restaurant
More like a cafeteria, there's no candlelight, no waiter service, and not a lot of ambiance (unless you think the local mall food court is the best place to bring a date). But IKEA's restaurant has its own fan base thanks to their cheap Swedish meatball platters ($3.99) and gravlax ($4.99). The restaurant also offers kiddie portions for about half the price and weekly specials. Get there early for their 99 cent breakfast, consisting of scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes or grab a cinnamon roll for a buck. Insane prices by a completely smart company -- go for the meatballs, buy a sofa.

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Laine Doss
Herring and lots of it!
IKEA Food Shop
If you've been searching for cheap caviar, salted licorice, or lingonberry jam, you've come to the right place. Did you know that each IKEA contains an entire Swedish supermarket? From frozen salmon ($9.99 for four portioned filets) to a jar of seaweed ($2.29), to many kinds of herring (four jars for $6), it's like someone took the entire cast of the Little Mermaid and jarred them for your convenience.

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Laine Doss
We're especially fond of the Abba seafood pate ($3.49) and the Kaviar ($2.99) - both in a convenient tube.

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Frank Castle
Frank Castle

i heard about this last nite on the news, finally one in miami, the one in broward was alittle too far

_Shany
_Shany

@_jcardenas85 FINALLY!

Rob Arcelo
Rob Arcelo

Its on Swedish meatballs!... No homo.

Rob Arcelo
Rob Arcelo

Its on Swedish meatballs!... No homo.

jessdcs
jessdcs

@GIMMEaPEACH lol I woke up to Alex telling me this. He was very excited

Anyelina Pérez
Anyelina Pérez

Great! so people that live in miami go to that location and only broward residents go to sawgrass location! it gets really crowded and it's annoying!

Anyelina Pérez
Anyelina Pérez

Great! so people that live in miami go to that location and only broward residents go to sawgrass location! it gets really crowded and it's annoying!

Terry St Angelo
Terry St Angelo

Wow that's great !! The store in Broward too far from South Beach

Josi Denise
Josi Denise

Yay! But dolphin mall? Definitely not going near that area on sat/sun anymore. Wow.

frodnesor
frodnesor

Not an auspicious start for the new regime. RT @Short_Order IKEA To Open in Miami: Five Reasons For Foodies To Rejoice http://t.co/ZKYcMwTj

GIMMEaPEACH
GIMMEaPEACH

@jessdcs LOL! We must go for the grand opening! Weeeeeeeee

SLissMia
SLissMia

@frodnesor hah. But seriously, their salmon paste in a tube is killer. Great for a picnic.

wolfeswines
wolfeswines

@frodnesor just another reason why the word foodie needs to be retired...#IKEA

jessdcs
jessdcs

@GIMMEaPEACH lol okay that sounds like fun ☺

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