Qatar Airways has introduced its first range of fully vegan dishes to its à la carte menu for Business Class passengers, designed to cater to the increasing demand for plant-based food.
The airline says that the newly crafted vegan dishes use only fresh locally and internationally sourced ingredients and are available to all Business Class passengers flying from the airline’s hub, Hamad International Airport, and selected flights into Doha.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. 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.”
Among some of the vegan dishes on offer will be 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.
The airline also offers a wide selection of special meals, such as young traveller meals, vegetarian or religious meals, to cater to different dietary requirements. Passengers can request a special meal up to 24 hours before their flight.
All Business Class meals are served covered on a tray instead of a table set up, and a cutlery wrap is offered to passengers as an alternative to individual cutlery service, in an effort to minimise contact between crew and passengers.
Qatar Airways has also introduced single-use menu cards and sealed refreshing wipes. Economy Class meals and cutlery are served sealed as usual, and menu cards have been temporarily discontinued. All social areas onboard the aircraft have been closed adhering to the social distancing measures.