Vegan meals soar by 40 percent on board Emirates

Veganuary sees 20,000 dishes requested

Vegan meals soar by 40 percent on board Emirates
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Veganism is flying high – literally – as Emirates has already dished out 20,000 plant-based meals this month.

With Veganuary in full flight, the airline reported a 40 percent increase in requests for vegan servings, according to Vegan News.

In fact, vegan dinners are now the third most popular requested meal in economy class according to the airline, which makes 225,000 meals every single day at its colossal catering factory next to Dubai International Airport.

The team there create meals using more than 170 vegan recipes in the kitchens including mushroom ravioli, vegetable tagine with couscous and sweet potato, lentil and spinach ragout with brown rice.

Chefs have also mastered the tricky task of perfecting puddings that usually contain dairy or eggs such as chocolate cake and key lime parfait.

It has even been serving vegan cheese since April last year – going through 18 tonnes of the nut-based product already.

The shift to catering for vegan travellers' requests earned Emirates a Best Airline for Vegan Meals nod in a poll by Vegan News.

The Dubai-based airline is just one of a long line of companies that are accommodating veganism.

Don’t forget to check out our guide on the city’s most vegan-friendly restaurants and cafés.

And you can read how Michellin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli has worked tirelessly to find a tasty, sustainable vegan cheese made in Ras Al Khaimah to put on top of his plant-based pizzas.

Onwards and upwards.

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