Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Emirates sees requests for vegan meals on board increase by over 40% in January

The Dubai based Emirates airlines says it sees requests for vegan meals in crease by more than 40% this January because of Veganuary

The airline says it has served over 20,000 plant-based meals across all classes in January, becasue of the trendy so called Veganuary that has swept the world this year.  The global campaign that tries to force its vegan ideals on everyone during the first month of the year. The encouragement to try Veganism has reached new heights it seems this year!

Emirates caters to all its customers and has a range of dedicated menus for medical or religious meal requirements which are designed with a team of nutritionists and chefs. Vegan meals rank as the third most commonly requested special meal in Economy Class. Last month, travellers voted Emirates as the Best Airline for Vegan Meals in a poll by Vegan News.

Emirates has over 170 plant-based recipes in its kitchen to cater to its vegan customers. Emirates’ team of nutritionists and chefs use the freshest vegetables and unique grains to create the special meals. Known for its regionally inspired cuisine on board, Emirates takes the same approach for its vegan meals with recipes inspired by its destinations. Some of the most popular dishes include Mushroom Ravioli, Vegetable Tagine served with couscous, and a Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Ragout served with steaming brown rice. The meals are served complete with a special selection of mouth-watering vegan desserts such as Key Lime Parfait with date and citrus compote, Moist Chocolate Cake, or a Chia Seed Pudding.

Vegan meals, along with other special meals, are available on all Emirates flights and across all classes and can be requested 24 hours before departure. All the menus on board are changed monthly.

Emirates serves an impressive cheese selection on board and to ensure no customer is turned away, the airline introduced vegan cheese on board in April last year. To date, Emirates has served 18,000 kgs of the nut based cheese.

For customers who are less inclined towards a plant-based diet, Emirates’ regular menus are also whipped up by award-winning chefs. The airline serves over 110 million meals on board each year, with the same attention to detail given to creating delightful dishes in Economy, Business or First Class. Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from over 140 cities across 6 continents, no one understands global culinary trends better than Emirates as it serves destination-inspired cuisine on board the world’s largest flying restaurant.

Meals pictured in order,
Emirates First Class Vegan meal - Stir-fried Tofu, Bamboo Shoots, and Mushroom with steamed rice and a Key Lime Parfait with Date and Citrus Compote for dessert

Emirates Business Class Vegan meal - Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach ragout with brown rice served with Moist Chocolate Cake and Raspberry Compote for dessert

Emirates Economy Class Vegan meal - Eggplant and tomato stew with lentil rice served with Chia seed pudding for dessert

(Images Emirates)