Emirates adds plant-based options to its menu this Veganuary. Picture: VERKO, supplied by Emirates.
Emirates adds plant-based options to its menu this Veganuary. Picture: VERKO, supplied by Emirates.

Here's what Emirates is serving this veganuary

By Staff reporter Time of article published Jan 8, 2020

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Emirates has revealed that it has added plant-based options to its menu to commemorate veganuary for January.

Veganuary is a worldwide movement, to encourage veganism. 

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. 

The plant-based meal is available 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. Due to popular demand, Emirates is also offering a vegan option in Economy on flights to Addis Ababa this month. 

Last year, Emirates served 345 000 special plant-based meals to customers on board. The airline has over 170 vegan recipes in its kitchen. 

Emirates’ vegan meals are created by its team of chefs and nutritionists and come complete with vegan desserts. A special vegan cheese was also introduced in Economy Class, and the airline has a vegan option as part of its gourmet chocolate programme in premium classes.

The airline serves over 110 million meals on board each year, with the same attention to detail given to creating dishes in Economy, Business or First Class. 

Some of the dishes the airline will serve includes:  

  • Tofu Jalfrezi – a spiced tofu and vegetable stir fry served with steamed wild rice and tandoori broccolini;
  • Shitake Ravioli served with coriander pesto and edamame
  • Ancho three bean chilli – a spiced vegan stew of peppers and beans served with corn cakes, chimichurri and tofu aioli
  • Shitake fried rice served with sautéed asparagus and oyster mushrooms and Marmite sauce
  • Misir Wat – an Ethiopian style spicy red lentil stew, served with sauteed spinach and spiced potatoes and carrots
  • On all other routes and across all classes, customers can continue to request vegan meals, along with other special meals, 24 hours before departure.

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