Alaska Airlines extends its vegan menu in response to growing customer demand as fliers ask for more plant-based options

Author: Maria Chiorando

Read Time:   |  30th July 2022

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The airline says it added a new gourmet salad option to its vegan menu after 'listening to its guests' who want animal-free dishes while travelling

Alaska Airlines has extended its vegan menu in response to requests from customers who said they want to be able to enjoy more vegan meals while travelling.

Its new Summer option is a salad developed in partnership with gourmet brand Evergreens.

Called the ‘Soy Meets World’, the salad boasts a mix of roasted broccoli, cucumber slices, scallions, pickled carrots, fried tofu and brown rice served over a bed of romaine and baby lettuce greens.

It is served with roasted cashews, fried onions, and a Tamari Chili-Lime dressing.

Vegan menu

In a statement, Todd Traynor-Corey, managing director of guest product for Alaska Airlines, said: “We’re thrilled to offer our guests more healthy and nutritious choices when they fly with us.

“We built our menu thoughtfully to offer more plant-based, vegan and gluten-free options, which include a range of fresh, bright flavours inspired by the West Coast and ingredients that are authentically healthy by nature such as roasted broccoli, crisp romaine and baby lettuce greens, quinoa, fresh fruit and more.”

The new dish joins the airline’s popular plant-based Mediterranean Tapas Pack, which is perfect for those following both a vegan and gluten-free diet.

Alaska Airline's new menu includes the vegan dish Soy Meets World

Alaska Airline's new menu includes the vegan dish Soy Meets World

Vegan airline food

An increasing number of airlines have been serving dedicated vegan dishes in recent years, as demand for animal-free options has increased.

Those planning to fly can find out the best-rated options on FlyVe, a site created in 2019 by The Vegan Society in collaboration with Humane Society International.

Speaking about FlyVe when it was launched, the Society said: “Adding vegan options to every standard in-flight menu would mean that all passengers can opt for a more environmentally-friendly meal.

“It would be fantastic to see airlines really embrace the variety and creativity that is possible with vegan recipes, and to create options which are suitable for vegans but appeal to everyone.

“We have launched FlyVe to allow us to see which airlines are flying ahead of the curve, and which could do with some extra support when it comes to embracing plant-based options. We encourage any airline to get in touch for advice and training.”

Hitting the road and looking for delicious packed food ideas? Check out our 31 easy vegan lunch ideas.

Written by

Maria Chiorando

Maria is an editor and journalist. Her work has been published by the Huffington Post, the Guardian, TechnoBuffalo, Plant Based News, and Kent on Sunday among other national and regional titles.

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