IKEA Japan’s New Vegan Menu With Katsu Curry Just Won a PETA Award

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IKEA Japan has just added delicious new vegan options to its restaurant menus, such as katsu curry—complete with a crispy soy cutlet, vegan sauce, and plenty of veggies—stuffed cabbage rolls, lasagna, chocolate mousse, and more, with meat-free Swedish meatballs slated to debut on October 1. In addition, at the IKEA bistro, diners can now pick up a veggie dog—plus vegan strawberry soft serve for dessert.

For meeting the skyrocketing demand for food that’s as delicious as it is kind to animals and the planet, PETA and Tokyo Vegan are sending the company a Compassionate Business Award.


IKEA Japan’s new vegan menu items are part of its push for greater sustainability. The United Nations has concluded that a global shift toward plant-based eating is necessary to combat the worst effects of climate change.

In addition, vegan eating reduces the risk of suffering from cancer, heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and obesity. Each person who goes vegan also spares nearly 200 animals a year daily suffering and a terrifying death and helps prevent future pandemics: Bird flu, swine flu, SARS, and COVID-19 have all been linked to confining and killing animals for food.

More than ever before, companies like IKEA Japan are waking up to the reality that the future of food is vegan.

Have you been thinking about eating more compassionately?

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