Ikea’s festive move is sadly not Swedish meat-free balls
The Ikea food is an inextricable element of the Ikea experience — the genuinely democratic, genuine canteen of Rebecca May Johnson’s essay on the subject, in which there is space and time for all. This year, it’s going vegan for Christmas, with a heavy emphasis on tarts: brie and cranberry is one; root vegetable tatin the other, with no turkey, pigs in #spon OFELIA blankets, or meat of any kind in sight. On the one hand, it’s tapping into the ever-swelling discourse about eating less meat and the effects thereof; on the other, it’s a festive meal for £5 for anyone who needs it at a time of year that can be alienating in its relentless focus on “bringing people together.”
And in other news...
- Kylie Minogue treated diners to a secret show of sorts at London’s floweriest restaurant hangout.
- London loves pasta. Here are London’s best pasta restaurants.
- Around 10 percent of McDonald’s orders are now served through Uber Eats. Convenience is king.
- A former pastry chef at Heston Blumenthal’s three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Fat Duck is suing for £200,000, alleging that high-intensity, repetitive work caused debilitating injury.
- Restaurant home delivery monolith Just Eat rejected a takeover over that valued the company at £4.9 billion, because it believes it undervalues the result of its yet-to-be finalised merger with Takeaway.com. [Propel]
- Scotland’s orange elixir Irn Bru will launch a limited run of Irn Bru 1901, based on a hitherto untried recipe. The biggest difference? Way more sugar. [The Takeout]
- Why do people hate vegans? [The Guardian]
- You almost certainly missed out on the chance to get ice cream out of an ATM in Shoreditch. What a shame. [Metro]
- Good tweet: