Emirates has added a vegan choice to its main meal options in business and first class, as part of the growing Veganuary movement.
A plant-based meal is available as a fourth main course option this month, on flights from Dubai to the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Addis Ababa.
Economy customers on flights to Addis Ababa will also be offered a vegan option, due to “popular demand”.
The limited-time initiative is in addition to the carrier’s pre-booked vegan meals, which can be requested in advance on all flights and in all classes.
Plant-based dishes which will be served this month include:
- Tofu Jalfrezi – a spiced tofu and vegetable stir fry served with steamed wild rice and tandoori broccolini;
- Shitake Ravioli served with coriander pesto and edamame
- Ancho three bean chilli – a spiced vegan stew of peppers and beans served with corn cakes, chimichurri and tofu aioli
- Shitake fried rice served with sautéed asparagus and oyster mushrooms and Marmite sauce
- Misir Wat – an Ethiopian style spicy red lentil stew, served with sauteed spinach and spiced potatoes and carrots
Emirates says that last year it served 345,000 plant-based meals inflight, including vegan cheese options, and vegan chocolates in premium classes.