Swedish-based furniture retail giant IKEA‘s full-service restaurants may soon offer sustainable fast food using ingredients like bugs, algae, and lab-grown meat products. IKEA’s Copenhagen-based lab Space10 has been devising new experimental food products like its vegan meatballs in 2015 made from root vegetables. Its new meatballs are made from mealworms, as is its Bug Burger, used as a replacement for beef and chicken patties.
They also have a Dogless Hot Dog made with glazed baby carrots, beet and berry ketchup, mustard and turmeric cream, roasted onions, cucumber salad, and a salad mix. The company told Business Insider there are no plans to put these dishes on the IKEA menu, but that their aim is to “come up with dishes that look good, taste good — and are good for people and planet.” In related news, Little Caesars has patented a pizza-making robot.