- Chidozie Uzoezie
Emirates Brings More Vegan Menu Options Onboard
With the rising popularity of vegan meals among its customers, Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board by adding more plant-based options on menus for the month of January.
While vegan meals can be pre-booked on all flights and classes, this is the first time Emirates is including a readily available vegan option on its menus.
This January, Emirates will be serving some new dishes such as Tofu Jalfrezi, Shitake Ravioli served with coriander pesto and edamame, Ancho three bean chilli, Shitake fried rice served with sautéed asparagus and oyster mushrooms and Marmite sauce, and Misir Wat.
The plant-based meal is available as a fourth main course option in First and Business Class menus on flights from Dubai to USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Addis Ababa.
Due to popular demand, Emirates is also offering a vegan option in Economy on flights to Addis Ababa this month. Veganuary is a worldwide movement, to encourage veganism especially in January.
On all other routes and across all classes, customers can continue to request vegan meals, along with other special meals, 24 hours before departure.
A special vegan cheese was also introduced in Economy Class and the airline has a vegan option as part of its gourmet chocolate programme in premium classes.
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. Last year, Emirates served 345,000 special plant-based meals. The airline has over 170 vegan recipes in its kitchen.