With more people making the move to Vegan or plant-based food, airlines are in a prime position to offer a product tailored to that need. Qatar Airways is therefore adding a Vegan option to its Business Class, served a la carte (as opposed to pre-ordering them).
The airline will offer its first range of fully vegan dishes to its à la carte menu for Business Class passengers on all flights out of Doha, as well as some flights returning to the hub.
The newly crafted vegan dishes use locally and internationally sourced ingredients.
Qatar Airways’ range of flavourful vegan dishes includes smoked moutabel, spiral courgettes and arrabbiata sauce, tofu and spinach tortellini, asian barbecue tofu, noodles, scallions and shiitake, fried tofu with vegetable tajine, cauliflower couscous and kalamata bruschetta, and chickpea flour omelette.
The airline also offers a wide selection of special meals to cater to different dietary requirements. Passengers can request a special meal up to 24 hours before their flight. These include young traveller meals, vegetarian or religious meals and medical or health care meals.
If you’re in Economy Class, Vegan meals are available but must be ordered in advance
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr Akbar Al Baker, said:
“We always strive to provide our customers with authentic and indulgent experiences in the skies. We are delighted to incorporate a vegan main course choice to our on-board menu, offering our passengers yet another lifestyle choice that redefines the expectations from a five-star airline.”
During my travels, Qatar Airways food always tends to please – from presentation to taste. Whilst I’m not the target market of this, it’s a great option for those who have chosen to go plant-based for their food.
The next step would be to offer this to economy passengers, as well as other airlines following along, by making meals like this available on request, rather than
With the growing trend of plant-based food offerings, it could be something to consider.
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