Hej IKEA. The doors recently opened to San Francisco’s first location of the Swedish mega-furniture retailer IKEA at 945 Market Street, less than 1 mile from NEMA San Francisco. IKEA San Francisco welcomes shoppers into a world of inspiration with over 52,000 square feet of space across three levels of the building, including 27 fully furnished room settings to explore. These thoughtfully designed spaces will showcase “city living” solutions reflecting the unique everyday needs of San Franciscans.

“We are so excited to open the doors of our new IKEA store to our neighbors in the San Francisco area,” said Arda Akalin, IKEA San Francisco Market Manager. “We appreciate the excitement and support from the community and can’t wait for our customers to experience the new store full of affordable home furnishings and solutions that reflect who San Franciscans are and how they live.”

In-store, customers will be able to purchase and take home a range of 2,500 smaller home furnishing accessories and special collection items that will focus on affordability, sustainability, and small-space living. Larger furniture items, like couches and bookshelves, will be available to order for home delivery along with the entire range of IKEA products. For even more convenience, TaskRabbit has partnered with Lugg to deliver IKEA items the same or next day from IKEA San Francisco.

Ikea is already selling its own food inside and SF Eater gives us the scoop on the three food areas inside San Francisco’s new Ikea. Swedish Deli is the main restaurant located on the second floor of the store. Much like the Ikea Swedish Restaurant at other locations, this restaurant serves both hot and cold food, beverages, and desserts. This area features 68 seats for diners and is outfitted with Ikea tables and chairs, of course.

Swedish Food Market is, well, just what it sounds like — a market highlighting Swedish and American culinary goods. It’s situated on the second floor, adjacent to the Swedish Deli, amongst a few kitchen item aisles. There are freezers filled with salmon fillets and shredded potato pancakes, fridges with jars of marinated herring, displays of milk chocolate bars, and even Ikea-ized, designer-y bottles of ketchup and mustard all available for purchase.

Swedish Bite is the smallest of all three spaces, but the food consists for the most part of cold items from the Deli, conveniently pre-packaged for a quick grab-and-go option. There’s also a hot drink station serving coffees and specialty lattes. It’s located on Ikea’s street level, near the central staircase for the other floors, but an ordering kiosk will allow diners to check out with relative ease so diners can be back on the street in minutes. If you want to stay and eat, there is a handful of bar-height tables to stand and have a bite.

How do I order?

Much like Swedish Bite, the Swedish Deli on the second floor has a screen ordering system, with large interactive kiosks to peruse through and pick out your meal. Upon submitting and paying for food, diners are given a number to pick up orders at the kitchen in the center of the restaurant, with a television monitor indicating which counter to wait at. Items from the Swedish Food Market can be purchased at an Ikea register, much like any other item you’d find in the store.

Visit soon and discover furnishings and inspiration to create a better life in your NEMA San Francisco home.

Image Credit: IKEA USA on Instagram

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