#SELOVES: The IKEA Pop-up Experience in Downtown Toronto

I love a good pop-up – they’re usually fun and it’s the perfect motivation to start shopping (as if we need the extra encouragement). The only thing better than a regular pop-up, is one that includes food. Last week, IKEA introduced us to their food-focused Pop-up Experience in the heart of downtown Toronto, the best of both worlds.
IKEA_PopUp_TorontoIKEA_PopUp_SpoonsLocated at 363 King St. West (at King St. W. and Blue Jays Way), the IKEA Pop-up Experience showcases ways to break any conventional food, decor and organizational rules (they also offer tips on how to grow your own herb garden). Attendees are invited to get interactive with the displays and the second you step foot into the space, you know the experience will be a fun one. You’re welcome shop while you wander – complete with an easy (maybe too easy) tap to select and buy option – and leave with your purchase at the end of your session, no lag or delivery time required. Or you can just soak in the inspiration from interesting place settings to healthy recipe ideas.

As you walk from room to room, you can shop, learn and eat. There are daily food samplings at the IKEA Pop-up from 12:00pm-2:00pm and 4:00pm-6:00pm (and learning sessions offered each Saturday from 1:00pm-5:00pm), where you can taste IKEA’s extensive culinary options, which are both healthy and sustainable, some of the which are vegan-friendly and they even have a selection of Pick & Mix candy that is both GMO and trans-fat free.
IKEA_PopUp_Dessert IKEA_PopUp_Dessert Ideas IKEA_PopUp_KitchenIKEA_PopUp_CulinaryIKEA_PopUp_ShopIKEA_PopUp_Place SettingsIKEA_PopUp_Herb GardenThe IKEA Pop-up is designed to take you through a culinary journey and to challenge how you look at food, from throwing an impromptu dinner party or just baking with the kids. The Pop-up Experience is open to the public from May 13 to May 26 and over 50 IKEA products will be available for purchase in the space, including household accessories and IKEA food products.

IKEA is also encouraging those on social media to accept the challenge to #StartFooding? With endless possibilities, IKEA aims to break the traditional culinary conventions. Are you up to the task? We love breaking rules and starting with dessert (because really, who doesn’t). Check out the IKEA Pop-up Experience at 363 King St. West and join in the fun, because we already did.

– Chenessa Lam

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