Delta’s SVP – In-Flight Service, Kristen Manion Taylor, says the carrier is elevating the standard for vegetarian and plant-based meals onboard with unique new dishes featuring products from Impossible Foods, Black Sheep Foods and more locally grown vegetables.
The additional menu options will launch this month, she says, alongside the reintroduction of hot meals for Delta One and First Class customers on select flights 900 miles and greater.
“Not only are plant-based meats like Impossible Burger delicious to eat, but they’re also often better for the environment, using far less land and water to produce,” Manion Taylor says. “These new options are one part of Delta’s broader mission to promote a wellness-focused travel journey.”
She says Delta is bringing its well-being commitment to life across the customer journey.
“From plant-based food options with Impossible Foods to a first-of-its-kind loyalty offer with Instacart, to mindful in-flight entertainment with Peloton and Spotify, Delta is introducing more personalized and health-conscious moments at every step to ensure customers travel well,” Manion Taylor says.
From the signature Impossible Burger to Black Sheep Foods’ plant-based lamb meatballs, here three new plant-based and vegetable-packed dishes you can expect soon on Delta flights.
Delta is putting its own spin on the groundbreaking Impossible Burger with a green chili spice-rubbed burger topped with caramelized onion chutney and Manchego cheese served on a brioche roll. Served on select flights 900 miles and greater.
Black Sheep Foods‘ juicy, plant-based lamb meatballs are inspired by the highest-quality heritage breed lamb; the Greek-inspired dish is served with spinach rice and feta. Served for a limited time on select flights 900 miles and greater departing San Francisco in partnership with Souvla.
Impossible Meatballs are made by Impossible Foods with a mix of Impossible Burger and Impossible™ Sausage and seasoned with a savory homestyle blend. The meatballs are served in a pomodoro sauce with orzo risotto, pesto cream, spinach and roasted tomatoes. Served on select flights 900 miles and greater departing New York-JFK and LGA in partnership with Union Square Events.
Also on offer are pan-fried Cauliflower Cakes made with riced cauliflower, rapini and parmesan are served with creamy pesto orzo, roasted tomatoes, and toasted hazelnuts, and a Warm Seasonal Vegetable Plate that features fresh broccolini, roasted button mushrooms, grilled heirloom carrots, grilled red onions and roasted cherry tomatoes, served with herb-scented Israeli couscous and a lemon herb butter.