Amtrak Just Rolled Out a New Vegan Meal Option but That’s Not All
If you’re new to vegan eating, finding things to eat when you’re on the road can sometimes be challenging. Fortunately, Amtrak, the largest passenger rail service in America, is making it a little easier. Starting June 1, Amtrak will offer a new vegan option—a vegan wrap—on two of the company’s popular routes: Capitol Limited (connecting Chicago to New York and Boston) and Lake Shore Limited (connecting Chicago to Washington, DC).
In a statement, Bob Dorsch, vice president of Amtrak’s long-distance service line, explains:
Our plan is to provide new and fresh food choices in a contemporary way for these overnight trains. Our continued success depends on increasing customer satisfaction while becoming more efficient.
While details are sparse, the new wrap will undoubtedly make it easier for passengers to enjoy an animal-free meal. But this is far from the only plant-based option available to vegans traveling by rail. The menu will vary depending on where you are traveling, but many of these delicious vegan options are available on most routes:
• Black Bean and Corn Veggie Burger
Served on a country roll with all the fixings—with a side of kettle chips!
• Sabra Hummus With Pretzel Crisps
The perfect snack—everyone loves hummus.
• Pad Thai
Made with rice noodles and a sweet, savory sauce. Yum!
• Black Bean and Vegetable Enchiladas
A healthy option low in saturated fat and sodium.
• Chinese Rice Noodles
Served with veggies and cashew sauce.
• Vegetable Lasagna
Times are changing! This spin on a classic comes with vegan mozzarella!
Fortunately, many of these menu options are clearly labeled. But be sure to double-check ingredients and ask your server to ensure no animal products are used. Click here for more vegan travel tips.