Emirates Airline served over 20,000 plant-based meals onboard its flights in January, marking the worldwide movement of Veganuary.
The movement, which encourages Veganism throughout the month of January, has seen onboard requests for vegan meals increase by over 40 per cent this month.
The airline 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 Airline as the Best Airline for Vegan Meals in a poll by Vegan News.
Emirates Airline has over 170 plant-based recipes in its kitchen to cater to its vegan customers. The carrier’s 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 Airline 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 across all classes, and can be requested 24 hours before departure. All the menus on board are changed monthly.