Definitely better places around here if you're looking for just a restaurant. The upstairs restaurant has chicken meatballs and veggie balls that are gluten free. Fries are cooked in a separate fryer with separate oil but cross-contamination is still possible. Some items that seem like they would be gluten free (i.e. brown rice blend) are not, make sure to check
If you need to eat while at IKEA they have an allergen notebook so you can look up ingredients. Not gourmet and certainly cross contamination would be an issue but at least it's something.
Items containing wheat are marked on the menu. Several choices including salmon and veggie balls. Also had a gf cake option! Menu will say does not contain wheat but that also applies to gluten.
— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu
My family and I went to IKEA for breakfast. I asked if a specific item (the sausage) contained wheat. The worker looked up the ingredients (which I appreciate!) and confirmed that it did. I then asked if they could substitute the sausage with bacon in their breakfast meal. They would not. I then asked the manager... She would not accommodate my food allergy either. I left without getting anything to eat. This is the ONLY place I've run into this kind of ridiculous unwillingness to accommodate a gluten issue.
I couldn't believe that I could eat here without just getting salmon, but I could! The vegetarian meatballs are gluten free themselves, and if you talk to the servers they'll make sure you avoid anything problematic. Nice to know the next time I need to go pick up some random unassembled furniture that I won't need to bring a snack with me.
It was a nice surprise to be able to eat with my family at the Ikea cafe. I had some decent vegetarian meatballs and a really nice dessert torte. I will be sure to stop in on our next shopping trip!