The Twin Cities is serving up some of the finest, most cutting-edge Scandinavian cuisine, but Minnesotans still love a classic—and a good deal. IKEA sold nearly 150,000 Swedish meatball combo plates last year at its Bloomington superstore, and it consistently sells more frozen meatball bags in Minnesota than virtually any other U.S. market. It’s tough to say if that speaks more to our heritage or our frugality: The combo plate includes 15 meatballs along with mashed potatoes and lingonberries for $3.99!
Cost Plus World Market, which just opened in Bloomington and Roseville, has a major (and unique to our market) display of authentic Swedish foodstuff.
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