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  • Joe Breitfeller

Delta Air Lines Launches New Plant-Based Onboard Menu Options Featuring Impossible Foods

Delta is introducing five new plant-based and vegetable dishes for Delta One and First Class guests on flights 900 miles or greater. The new onboard menu selections will feature the signature Impossible Burger and Black Sheep Foods’ plant-based lamb meatballs.


Delta Debuts New Delta One and First Class Plant-Based Menu Options Featuring Products from Impossible Foods (Impossible Burger Pictured) - Courtesy Impossible Foods

On Wednesday (March 9, 2022), Delta Air Lines announced the launch of new onboard menu options with five new plant-based and vegetable-packed dishes. Delta One and First Class guests traveling on flights 900 miles or greater will enjoy unique new dishes featuring products from Impossible Foods, Black Sheep Foods and more locally grown vegetables. The new menu choices will debut this month alongside the airlines reintroduction of hot meals for Delta One and First Class customers.


In today’s announcment, Delta Air Lines’ SVP – Inflight Service, Kristen Manion, 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.”


To start, Delta is putting their own spin on the revolutionary Impossible Burger with the creation of a chili spice-rubbed burger topped with caramelized onion chutney and Manchego cheese, served on a fresh brioche roll. The Impossible Burger will be served on select flights 900 miles and greater. Next, the carrier is rolling out a tasty dish with Black Sheep Foods’ lamb meatballs. The juicy plant-based lamb meatballs are inspired by the highest quality heritage breed lamb, and Delta will serve the Greek-inspired dish with spinach rice and feta cheese. The Black Sheep lamb meatballs will be available in partnership with Souvla for a limited time on select flights 900 miles or greater on departure from San Francisco.


The third new dish features Impossible meatballs made from plants with a mix of Impossible Burger and Impossible sausage, seasoned with a savory homestyle blend. The meatballs will be served in a pomodoro sauce with orzo risotto, pesto cream, spinach and roasted tomatoes. The Impossible meatball dish will be served in partnership with Union Square Events on select flights 900 miles or greater departing New York (JFK and LGA).


Veggie lovers will delight in several additional dishes including Cauliflower Cakes and the Warm Seasonal Vegetable Plate. The delicious cauliflower cakes are made with riced cauliflower, rapini and parmesan, and are accompanied by creamy pesto orzo, roasted tomatoes and toasted hazelnuts. Cauliflower cakes will be available on select Seattle departures for flight 900 miles or greater. Finally, customers can enjoy the warm seasonal vegetable plate featuring fresh broccolini, roasted button mushrooms, grilled heirloom carrots, grilled red onions and roasted cherry tomatoes, served with herb-scented Israeli couscous and lemon herb butter. The vegetable plate will be offered on select flights 900 miles or greater.


1) Delta's Impossible Burger; 2) Black Sheep Foods Lamb Meatballs; 3) Impossible Meatballs - (Photos 1 & 3 - Courtesy Impossible Foods. Photo 2 Credit: Isabel Baer/Black Sheep Foods)


Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is the global U.S. airline leader in safety, innovation, reliability and customer experience. For the last decade, the carrier has led the industry in operational excellence, while maintaining their reputation for award-winning customer service.



Source: Delta Air Lines