Emirates celebrates serving 345,000 plant-based meals in 2019 with a new vegan option

Read Time:   |  8th January 2020

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Last year, Emirates airline served 345,000 plant-based meals to customers on board, and it's adding a new vegan option in celebration of Veganuary. 


Emirates is celebrating Veganuary on board with the launch of a brand new vegan option on its menus for the month of January.

While vegan meals can be pre-booked on all flights and classes, this is the first time Emirates is including a readily available vegan option on its menus for customers to choose from.

The plant-based meal is being offered as a fourth main course option in First and Business Class menus on flights from Dubai to USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Addis Ababa.

On all other routes and across all classes, customers can continue to request vegan meals 24 hours before departure.

However, due to popular demand, Emirates is also offering a vegan option in Economy on flights to Addis Ababa this month.


The airline boasts over 170 vegan recipes in its kitchen and for January will be serving some new dishes such as the Tofu Jalfrezi vegetable stir fry served with spiced tofu, steamed wild rice and tandoori broccolini.

Other plant-based options include a Shitake Ravioli served with coriander pesto and edamame and an Ancho three-bean chilli stew with peppers and beans served with corn cakes, chimichurri and tofu aioli.

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