The Best Airline Meals You Can Purchase

5 Feb

Note to HC&E readers….I love Jayne McAllister’s healthy philosophy towards food, so I am sharing this excellent post with you…especially for those of you who travel by air!

Jayne McAllister

Last fall I learned that most airline meals – for coach class – are typically made anywhere from three to 18 months in advance.  That includes your breakfast omelet… Since then I’ve always ordered a special meal as I know that my Hindu vegan dishes will be made to order.  It’s not so bad if you’re in business or first as your meal may actually be made the same day, possibly the day before.  If you’re flying up front on Etihad, Austrian or Turkish Airlines, chances are you’ll have a chef on board too.

What if you’re stuck in steerage and you didn’t have chance to pick up anything at the airport?  Some airlines offer food for purchase on otherwise food-free flights, or even as an upgrade to regular offerings.  Here are your best bets:

Delta Air Lines has a new line of healthy menu items from Luvo in the…

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4 Responses to “The Best Airline Meals You Can Purchase”

  1. Ashley February 5, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    This is great. And it makes me want to fly on Korean Airlines.

  2. Mad Dog February 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    Wow – 30 years ago I packed airline food all night for two weeks (I couldn’t take the monotony for longer than that) at Gatwick – then it was prepared 12 hours in advance. I don’t doubt the 18 months now though, it’s what they do in supermarkets, including the “fresh” fruit and vegetables 😦

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