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IKEA’s Smörgåsbord to Celebrate Summer & Swedish Design

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Home & Design Editor
Updated: 23 May 2017
IKEA will hold its annual Smörgåsbord on Friday, June 16, 2017 to rein in midsummer and celebrate Swedish tradition. So you can not only get your fill of functional Swedish design and home goods, you can also get an unlimited fill of savory small dishes for cheap. Win for good, inexpensive design—win for good, inexpensive food.

Maybe you’re thinking of revamping your bedroom or hallway bookshelves during your downtime this summer? Chances are you’ll get a little hunger fatigue after all those DIY creative surges. Well, IKEA is covering both the hunger and design fronts in one little summery celebration this season.

Midsummer feast
Midsummer feast | © IKEA

IKEA’s annual midsummer feast will be held in participating stores nationwide: see here for the list. The menu includes hard-boiled eggs with shrimp, a variety of herring, fruit salad, prinskorv sausage, poached salmon, and, of course, the company’s signature Swedish meatballs (with lingonberries), among other items.

Tickets are only $16.99 per person for an all-you-can-eat Swedish experience served buffet-style. It’s probably the only time you’ll ever have the opportunity to eat your fill and completely redecorate your apartment for under $500 in a single sitting (or should we say setting?).

Who says you can’t dine on smoked salmon while getting inspiration for your new kitchen décor? You can find your local store here and get tickets to the summer event online at