Surprising Vegan-Friendly Options on Five of Your Favorite Airlines

Surprising Vegan-Friendly Options on Five of Your Favorite Airlines

  • Hannah Bugga
  • Hannah Bugga

Finding plant-based options when you travel has never been more convenient! On longer flights where a meal is served, most—if not all—airlines will provide an animal-free dish. Just make sure to let the airline know ahead of time that you need a vegan meal. 

In fact, some airlines are actively looking to increase their plant-based offerings. United Airlines recently partnered with plant-based startup Impossible Foods to begin serving two Impossible Food menu items on select flights and in airport lounges. Aaron McMillan, United’s managing director of hospitality and planning, stated:

We want our food offerings to evolve and change along with people’s preferences—we’re proud to work with Impossible Foods and think our customers are really going to love these new options.

Wondering what to do when you feel peckish on a flight with no served meal? Fear not! These five popular airlines offer vegan-friendly snacks and food-for-purchase options.  

Alaska Airlines

Flights over 783 Miles

  • Mediterranean Tapas Picnic Pack (hummus, corn crackers, olives, almonds, fig bar, and dark chocolate)
  • Popcorn
  • Sea Salt Potato Chips

Flights over 1,100 Miles

Preorder the Soy Meets World Salad for a tasty blend of roasted broccoli, fresh cucumber slices, scallions, pickled carrots, fried tofu, and brown rice served over a bed of crisp romaine and baby lettuce greens and topped with roasted cashews and fried onions—all served with tamari chili lime dressing.

American Airlines

Free Snacks

  • Biscoff Cookies
  • Pretzels

Snacks for Sale

  • Pringles Original
  • Sea Salt Roasted Almonds

Jet Blue

Free Snacks

  • Vegan Butter Pretzel Braids
  • Popcorn Chips
  • Plantain Chips
  • Seed Bar 

Flights over Two Hours

If your flight is over two hours, the Mediterranean-inspired SavorUp box is vegan, gluten-free, and kosher, and it includes toasted corn crisps, hummus, and an organic chocolate cookie. 

Select Flights over 3.5 Hours

Vegan kale Caesar salads are available on select flights and boast kale, falafel croutons, wild rice, toasted shaved coconut, vegan Caesar dressing, and a fresh lemon wedge.

Air Canada

Snacks for Sale

  • Sabra Guacamole
  • Salted Cashews
  • Nomz Hazelnut Bites
  • Wild Rice Superfood Salad (wild and brown rice, edamame, sweet corn, red pepper, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds tossed with raspberry citrus vinaigrette)


Snacks for Sale

  • Sea Salt Chips
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Fruit and Pretzel Mix
  • Organic Nut Bar

Flights over 60 Minutes

  • Vegan Sweet Potato Sandwich (sweet potato, red cabbage, fried onions, and miso mayonnaise)
  • Vegan Harvest Salad (roasted potatoes, roasted broccoli, arugula, grapes, red cabbage, crunchy pepper, walnuts, and porcini mushrooms served with a pink balsamic dressing and chia seed roll)

With vegan eating becoming easier than ever, it’s never been a better time to add more plant-based meals to your life. Check out for recipes, plant-based news, and so much more!