We’ve come a long way from the days of tasteless in-flight food…
Now, not only are airlines creating dedicated menus with the best chefs in the world, they’re providing tons of menu options for the average traveler.
But what’s more exciting is that these airlines are also opening up the options available to customers who follow more specific diets, like veganism.
Unless you fly regularly, it’s hard to keep tabs on the airlines that serve quality vegan food.
In this post, we’re going to cover 5 airlines that are hit with vegan travelers.
Hopefully planning your future trip with these airlines will prevent you from limiting your mealtime to having just fruit platters or bread.
Let’s get to our list!
A couple of years ago, Jetstar received a Proggy Award for being the Most Vegan-Friendly Airline in Australia and, if you’re flying internationally with them, this may be your best bet for finding authentic vegan food onboard.
Their menu has an elaborate selection of dishes as well as snacks that are made using vegan ingredients.
Catriona Larritt, Jetstar’s chief commercial officer, spoke to PETA about their revamped menu and said:
“The feedback we were getting is that it can sometimes be hard to find vegan-friendly options while traveling.”
Emirates was voted as a top airline for vegan food in a recent poll conducted by Vegan World News. The airline has a clear focus on vegan food and claims to have served over 20,000 plant-based meals onboard during ‘Veganuary’.
Pick up from an array of mushroom ravioli, vegetable tagine served with couscous, and sweet potato, lentil, and spinach ragout served with steamed brown rice.
According to Netflix’s documentary series Mega Foods, Singapore Airlines creates over 50,000 meals a day. The A380 flight provides over 50 meal options—and the food is always made from scratch is never frozen.
Having traveled a lot by Singapore Airlines in the past, we can personally vouch for the quality of the vegan meals that they serve, in particular.
The staff is amazing and so is the line of vegan options, which varies from one flight sector to another.
Check out this amazing vegan Indian meal served onboard.
Qatar Airlines offers vegan meals as a “special meal”, meaning travelers need to let the airline know ahead of time if they would like such a dish.
Bryony Claire shares her experience of a vegan meal onboard Qatar Airways, where she enjoyed mixed quinoa salad and a Moroccan tagine with mango cake for dessert, along with other meals on a long haul flight. Check out her food experience in the video here:
You know you’re flying an airline that “really” caters to vegan travelers when it offers the trendiest vegan meal options on its onboard menu.
Air NewZealand teamed up with Impossible Burgers and now serves them on their twice-daily Air New Zealand flights from LA to Auckland.
The burger comes with two plant-based patties, caramelized onions and a smear of tomatillo cream, and it’s served with a side of beetroot relish and pickles.
Check out this fun video that the airline created last year announcing its launch:
Wrapping It Up!
That’s it folks—5 airlines that are a hit when it comes to vegan food. What’s been your experience with vegan food on airlines? Share your experiences in the comments section below.
Need a pick-up-up after a long flight? Start your day with the right breakfast! One of these 4 Fast and Easy Smoothie Recipes will do the trick:
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