If you are vegan meals airlines can be a hit or miss experience.
From gourmet meals prepared with some of the most well-known plant-based brands to boiled apples (a real meal served to one of our Euronews Travel team members on a recent flight), the menu can range widely.
However, most of the time, you no longer need to bring your own snacks on board.
So, what can you eat in the middle of the flight, and which airlines offer the most inventive vegan options?
In November, All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest airline, made several vegan meals available on flights departing from Japan. The airline claims that passengers have requested changes as a result of increased demand for vegan meals on international flights.
According to Chef Takayama, ANA’s in-flight menu is “unlike any other,” despite the difficulties associated with avoiding dairy, eggs, fish, and meat.
To ensure that these specialized meals are available, customers must either call or request them at least 24 hours prior to their flight’s scheduled departure time.
Gourmet vegan dishes are now available in Business Class on Qatar Airways’ a la carte menu.
Tortellini with tofu and spinach, barbecue tofu with noodles, and an omelet made with chickpea flour have all been options in the past. The menu is available on all flights departing from Hamad International Airport, the airline’s hub, and on some flights entering Doha.
However, Economy Class passengers can still order a vegan or vegetarian meal in advance if they do not have the money to upgrade.
The vegan food on Singapore Airlines consistently receives high marks.
The airline has made significant improvements to its vegan options in recent years and operates some of the longest flights in the world.
Western-style cooking is used to prepare its vegan meals, which may include marinated spaghetti.
Additionally, they enjoy a favorable reputation among vegan tourists due to their excellent dining experience.
In order to meet religious requirements, Emirates began serving vegan meals on certain flights in the 1990s. Today, Emirates continues to be the leader in vegan dining. It has seen the interest in vegan dishes skyrocket as the popularity of plant-based diets has grown, and there are now over 170 different options.
Between 2021 and 2022, the airline claims that the number of vegan meals served increased by 154%. Over 280,000 plant-based meals were consumed on board in the previous year.
One of the best airlines for vegan food, Emirates recently created a more refined menu for its First and Business Class passengers. This includes chef-prepared meals like a gold leaf-topped chocolate truffle cake with hazelnuts and pistachios.
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