Emirates sees increased demand for vegan meals in January

Emirates sees increased demand for vegan meals in January

The airline has served up to 10% more vegan meals on flights during ‘Veganuary’

According to Emirates, Veganuary, a global movement to encourage a vegan diet that runs each January, is proving popular in the air.

Vegan meals are one of the most commonly requested special meals onboard Emirates flights. During January 2022, the airline has witnessed an increase in demand for plant-based meals.

In 2021, Emirates served more than 113,000 vegan meals

Vegan meals served on Emirates flights include grilled vegetable crêpes with spinach and tomato concassé, Mediterranean vegetable ravioli and vegetable tagine with couscous.

Plant-based meals are complemented by vegan desserts such as caramel baked rice served with coconut cream and pineapple with pomelo and ginger syrup.

Emirates also offers vegan breakfasts, such as coconut oat and chia pudding served with mango and passion fruit compote. 


Customers can request vegan meals on all Emirates flights and across all classes of travel up to 24 hours before departure. On high-demand routes, plant-based meals are provided on the main menu. 

Emirates’ premium customers can also dine on plant-based menus in Emirates’ lounges at Dubai International Airport

In the first class lounge in Dubai, customers are treated to vegan dishes from Vietnamese-style rice paper rolls to the green burger prepared with a vegan patty, served with a rocket side salad. In the business class lounge, dishes include quinoa tabbouleh, and vegetable and white bean soup. Emirates’ airport lounges across Europe, Africa, the US and Asia also offer plant-based dishes for customers before their flights. 

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