Emirates Celebrates 'Veganuary' With Additional Plant-Based Menu Options Throughout January
Emirates announced Monday that they are expanding their vegan menu options throughout the month of January. While the airline already offers pre-booked vegan options in all classes, this is the first time a vegan option will be readily available.
This month, vegan guests aboard Emirates’ flights will enjoy expanded menu options in celebration of ‘Veganuary.” The award-winning airline announced Monday that they have added an additional plant-based option on its menus throughout January. While guests already had the option to pre-order a vegan option, this is the first time a plant-based option will be readily available to passengers. In First and Business Class, the new vegan option will be offered as a fourth main course option on flights from Dubai to the US, Europe, Australia, South Africa and Addis Ababa. The vegan option will also be available to Economy Class passengers from Abu Dhabi to the Ethiopian capital.
With the popularity of veganism increasing, ‘Veganuary’ is a growing movement to encourage the lifestyle during the month of January. Emirates’ award-winning kitchens have over 170 vegan recipes, and last year the airline served nearly 350K plant-based meals. Some of the newly introduced vegan menu items include Tofu Jalfrezi, Shitake Ravioli, Ancho Three Bean Chili, Shitake Fried Rice and Misir Wat. Details on the new offerings are highlighted in the slideshow below.
As always, guests in all classes traveling on other routes can still request a vegan or any other special meal 24 hours prior to departure. The new vegan offerings have been created by Emirates’ team of chefs and include vegan desserts. The airline has also introduced vegan cheese for Economy Class vegan menus and offers a vegan gourmet chocolate option for premium passengers.
Naturally, passengers who prefer a more traditional menu won’t be disappointed as Emirates’ chefs will continue to provide delightful options across all cabins. As the ‘World’s Largest Flying Restaurant,’ Emirates caters to over 55M dine-in guests annually, serving more than 110M bespoke meals. The carrier serves over 140 destinations on six continents.