Emirates broke records this Veganuary

Veganurary might be over but the trend towards plant-based eating shows no sign of slowing. Emirates has released a few interesting figures that will put flexitarians or ‘holiday-vegans’ to shame.

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The airline reportedly served over 20,000 plant-based meals in January alone. Requests for vegan meals jumped up 40% last month, proving that travellers are clearly sticking to their lifestyle choices even when they head overseas.

Emirates’ team of nutritionists and chefs have developed a substantial vegan menu with more than 170 plant-based recipes. Each dish served onboard is inspired by the destination. Flying to Italy? You might be lucky enough to score the Mushroom Ravioli. En route to Morocco, I was delighted to find a vegetable tagging sitting on my tray.

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They don’t stinge on the desserts either. Passengers onboard Emirates flights will be treated to the likes of a Key Lime Parfait, Moist Chocolate Cake or Chia Seed Pudding.

For all you cheese lovers, you’ll be pleased to know that Emirates serves 18,000kgs of nut-based cheese. *drools*

In a poll conducted by Vegan News, Emirates was voted the Best Airline for Vegan Meals. Having flown with them  few times, I’d have to agree. Garuda is a close second, however, they don’t allow for special meal requests on domestic flights within Indonesia. Boo.

Emirates take meal requests up to 24 hours before departure so make sure you lock it in before you get to the airport so you don’t go hungry.