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Few people associate airplanes with healthy food options. But, Delta Air Lines is leaning toward healthier and more sustainable options for flyers as it announces new plant-based options on some routes.
Here’s what you need to know about these new meals.
New Plant-Based Options Coming to Delta
Atlanta-based Delta is debuting 5 new plant-based options for Delta One and first class customers on select routes. The new dishes include:
- An Impossible Burger served on select flights 900 miles and greater
- Plant-based lamb meatballs from Black Sheep Foods served for a limited time on select flights 900 miles and greater departing from San Francisco (SFO)
- Impossible Meatballs served on select flights 900 miles and greater departing New York (JFK) and (LGA)
- Cauliflower cakes served on select flights 900 miles and greater departing Seattle (SEA)
- Warm seasonal vegetable plate served on select flights 900 miles and greater
“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,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, Senior Vice President for In-Flight Service, said. “These new options are one part of Delta’s broader mission to promote a wellness-focused travel journey.”
“We’ve taken a careful approach to ensuring each customer feels taken care of during their journey on Delta because connecting the world also means caring for those in it — and helping them feel their best no matter where they are,” said Dr. Henry Ting, Delta’s Chief Health Officer, in a statement.
Delta says the new meal options will be available on board select flights this month.
The airline has been making changes to its food options in recent weeks — a sign that we are inching back to a pre-pandemic “normal,” at least in some aspects.
Last month, the Atlanta-based airline announced that it was bringing back hot meals for first class passengers on domestic flights. Hot food recently returned to first-class flights over 900 miles and on flights to and from Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.
These flights feature new entrees including French bread pizza and wild mushroom ravioli. The airline also announced a few unique dessert options, such as ricotta cheesecake.
Travelers on flights under 900 miles can expect a full drink service and snacks, including the much-loved Biscoff cookies.
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New food options are always exciting, and it’s clear that Delta is showing a commitment to healthier living by announcing these new plant-based options. For travelers who prefer these types of meals — or are just curious to try them — their next flight may come as a pleasant surprise.
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