Vegan options are aboard US planes. In early March, American Delta Airlines announced that it will be offering new vegetarian and vegan products in its menus, including vegan alternatives to meat. A first for the company.
Nationwide, Delta One (Business Class), and First Class passengers on flights of 900 miles (approximately 1,500 km) or more have access to two exclusive dishes: a veggie burger made with an alternative to Impossible Foods branded steak, chili, and Manchego cheese and a hot dish of seasonal vegetables accompanied by couscous semolina.
For passengers departing from New York (at JFK and LaGuardia airports), Delta Airlines also offers a vegetarian dish consisting of Impossible Foods vegetable balls. They are served in a commodore sauce and accompanied by orzo risotto, pesto cream, spinach and roasted tomatoes. For people departing from Seattle, they can order vegetarian fried cauliflower patties (they contain Parmesan). These are also served with orzo with pesto and roasted tomatoes.
Finally, flights from San Francisco offer a unique vegetarian option: vegan “lamb meatballs” from the Black Sheep Foods brand, in partnership with local chain Souvla. This Greek-inspired dish is served with spinach rice and feta cheese.