Qatar Airways has unveiled its first entirely vegan à la carte menu for business class passengers, much to the delight of travelling vegans and vegetarians everywhere.
The dishes reportedly only use fresh produce, sourced both locally and internationally, and have been designed with sustainability at front-of-mind, according to Qatar.
The new menu will reportedly be offered on all flights out of the airline’s hub at Hamad International Airport, as well as select flights into Doha.
Dishes aboard the new menu include: 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.
Speaking on the announcement, Qatar Airways Group chief executive 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.”
The announcement has been made in light of a recent increase in demand for more plant-based meal options, and joins a growing list of airlines embracing the trend, including Singapore Airlines.
Qatar noted that it also attempts to cater to a wide selection of different dietary requirements, and can meet passenger’s requests for special meals if made up to 24 hours prior to the flight.
These include young traveller meals, vegetarian or religious meals and medical or health care meals.