I love sharing tales of airplane meal glory and sorrow with you all. The stories always get a huge response and I think it taps into an experience with which most vegans can relate… being stuck somewhere with nothing to eat.
The latest instalment of Food In The Air comes courtesy of my partner, Josh, who just enjoyed this meal service between London and Istanbul.
Check out Josh’s meal below and then keep scrolling to find out what he has to say about it.
The first thing I noticed was a white slip of paper confirming I had a vegan meal and an explanation of what British Airways considers to be a vegan diet. Nice! In addition, the paper slip did something which I haven’t seen before. It described the actual dish I was being served. This is handy as in the past I’ve sometimes had to guess at what was under the foil wrap, whereas on this occasion I knew that I was eating a ‘Vegetable Tagine with Cous Cous’. Very nice it was, too. Peppers, aubergines, courgettes and green beans stewed to perfection in a tomatoey-herby sauce served with a tasty spiced cous cous with flaked almonds.The bread roll had the ingredients printed on the plastic sleeve confirming its vegan status and was paired perfectly with the Vegan Society certified margarine. The side salad and fruit salad were fairly unexceptional but perfectly acceptable.But I was beaming from ear-to-ear when I saw that they had given me an individual serving of soya milk! I fly fairly regularly and this is the first time I’ve ever been given my own serving of plant-based milk with an airline meal. Vegans of the world rejoice. No more black tea or coffee!Well done British Airways and Plane Catering.