Emirates see a 40 per cent rise in vegan meal requests on January flights
Have you also been doing Veganuary?
On December 31, many people contemplate changing something for the new year ahead, whether giving up a bad habit or learning a new skill.
However this year, around 250,000 of us chose to give ‘Veganuary’ a go – changing to a completely vegan diet for the month of January. Across the same month, Emirates airline have seen a 40 per cent increase in inflight vegan meal requests on their flights.
This influx of orders meant the Dubai based airline served over 20,000 inflight vegan meals to passengers this month as part of their 180,000 meals served a day.
Emirates have put a heavy focus on their vegan offering in the last year, and now have over 170 plant based onboard meals on rotation to offer their passengers. Last month, the Dubai-based airline was also revealed the top airline for vegan meals in a poll taken by 154 readers of Vegan News last month.
Some of the dishes they serve onboard include mushroom ravioli, vegetable tagine and stir-fried tofu. The vegan menu also includes desserts, and Emirates offers vegan alternatives to chocolate cake, key lime parfait and others to enjoy.
In April last year, Emirates starts serving vegan cheese to its flyers and as of today, have gone through more than 20 tons of it.
The Emirates Catering facility serves around 180,000 meals a day across it’s 150 routes, employing over 600 chefs and thousands of staff help keep the operation moving. See how they do as we head inside the huge Emirates Catering facility.
Words: Ben Welham