If you haven’t already visited the IKEA on Market Street in downtown San Francisco, you are seriously missing out. The city-center store is the first of its kind in the U.S., and it’s also the newest IKEA location in the Bay Area in 20 years!
IKEA Market Street joins IKEA Emeryville and IKEA Palo Alto as the third San Francisco location. And with a BART station just a block over and a MUNI stop directly across the street, IKEA Market Street is easily accessible via public transportation. Market Street’s IKEA also has three floors of items and customer benefits focused on small-space living specially designed for life in the city.
Keep reading for our top five reasons we love having an IKEA in the center of downtown San Francisco!
1. It has tons of small-space living solutions to explore
It wouldn’t be IKEA without furnishings and accessories inspired by life in the city. Whether you’re maximizing storage space in your tiny studio apartment or looking for a functional storage bed, you’ll find everything you need at IKEA Market Street.
In fact, IKEA’s Market Street location features 27 fully furnished room settings showcasing various “city living” solutions. These thoughtfully designed room settings reflect the unique needs of those in the Bay Area and offer fantastic visual inspo for those looking to revamp their home. Be sure to check these out during your visit.
2. There’s Swedish Deli food on demand
If you’re craving those iconic meatballs but don’t have time to leave the city center during your lunch break, just stop by IKEA Market Street for a delicious lunch at the Swedish Deli. There, you’ll find IKEA food favorites from meatballs to salmon filets, cinnamon buns, and more. Plus, if you’re vegetarian or plant-based, you can now try a savory plant-based or veggie version.
3. You can get a free hot drink with IKEA Family benefits
Start your day with a free coffee or tea by signing up for IKEA Family! Visit the Market Street location Monday through Friday on your way to work or for that mid-afternoon kick, and you’ll be treated to the complimentary hot beverage of your choice.
Drinks aren’t the only perk of being an IKEA Family member. You’ll also receive special discounts on select products, Just-in-Case protection if something breaks during transportation or assembly (terms & conditions apply), and can participate in the IKEA Buy Back & Resell service. For a full list of IKEA Family benefits, click here.
4. Skip lines with Shop & Go on the IKEA app
If you’re in a hurry or between errands, IKEA really thought about convenience. Given its location, you can easily pop in and out of the Market Street store. Especially if you opt to use Shop & Go, the express checkout in the IKEA app.
5. There’s Taskrabbit delivery and assembly for any purchase
IKEA has teamed up with Taskrabbit to provide same- or next-day delivery on all items, so no need to stress over lugging your new purchases back on public transit.
Not the handiest with DIY? Another amazing feature to use is Taskrabbit Assembly. During check-out, you can get an estimate for each purchase that you want assembled, and you’ll receive an email with the quote and a link to book at your convenience.
Now that we’ve shared our five favorite things about having an IKEA in the heart of San Francisco, make your way over to Market Street and enjoy everything from city living solutions to meatballs. Happy shopping!