Delta has launched a new plant-based menu for premium customers on selected flights.
The carrier has partnered with Impossible Foods and Black Sheep Foods to offer Delta One and first class passengers a range of plant-based dishes on selected routes over 900 miles in length.
- Green chili spice-rubbed Impossible Burger, topped with caramelized onion chutney and Manchego cheese
- A warm seasonal vegetable plate, including features fresh broccolini, roasted button mushrooms, grilled heirloom carrots, grilled red onions and roasted cherry tomatoes, served with herb-scented Israeli couscous and a lemon herb butter
- Black Sheep Foods plant-based lamb meatballs served with rice and feta (available for a limited time on selected flights departing San Francisco)
- Impossible Meatballs with orzo risotto, pesto cream, spinach and roasted tomatoes (available on selected flights departing New York’s JFK and LGA)
- Pan-fried cauliflower cakes made with riced cauliflower, rapini and parmesan are served with creamy pesto orzo, roasted tomatoes, and toasted hazelnuts (available on selected flights departing Seattle)
Commenting on the new dishes Kristen Manion Taylor, SVP – inflight service, said:
“Not only are plant-based meats like Impossible Burger delicious to eat, but they’re also often better for the environment, using far less land and water to produce. These new options are one part of Delta’s broader mission to promote a wellness-focused travel journey.”
The news follows the British Airways’ introduction of plant-based menus in its lounges, starting with Heathrow before rolling out to US facilities.