In an October 24 announcement, Emirates revealed exactly where the multi-million dollar investment went when it came to expanding the vegan choices they offered on board. To meet the growing global interest in plant-based diets and create a vegan menu that would rival well-known restaurants, the airline spent a year developing First and Business Class fare at Emirates Flight Catering, the largest flight catering service in the world. Home to international chefs, vegan and non-vegan, from 69 different nationalities, the menu features contributions from Chinese, Arab and Indian culinary and culinary experts. The result brings a wide range of textures and flavors through the use of alternative ingredients like artisanal vegan cheese, cream and butter made from coconut or vegetables, jackfruit, etc.
The announcement commemorated the availability of the new menu, which is now available for ordering and pre-ordering on board and at Emirates airport lounges. First and business class travelers can enjoy koftas made with Beyond meat and fresh greens from Bustanica, the world’s largest hydroponic vertical farm, in addition to the rotating seasonal menu. However, economy class vegan menus are also set to change monthly, with some current favorites being mushroom risotto, warm quinoa salad with roasted vegetables and pesto, and creamy spinach and avocado mousseline. with marinated tofu. Vegan dessert options include dark chocolate cake, lemon pie with coconut cream, and rich chocolate tofu cheesecake, all adorned with real edible gold leaves.