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One Airline Offers Seven Different Vegetarian In-Flight Meals

Where: Turkey
February 25, 2013 at 8:48 AM | by | ()

18. Eighteen. That's how many specialty meal types an international airline offers, on average.

21. Twenty-one. That's how many you'll find in the drop-down meal options when you book on Turkish Airlines. That's quite a feat, considering how complicated it already is for catering to stock an airplane with meals for several classes of service, then to throw special dietary requests into the mix.

We actually ordered a Moslem meal for our recent flight to Istanbul, but come to find out that all standard meals served on Turkish Airlines fall into this category, as the meat is halal and all ingredients are "in accord with Islamic religious beliefs." Next time we're definitely going for a vegetarian meal, because that's where things get crazy. Turkish Airlines has no fewer than seven different vegetarian meals! Check 'em out:

· Asian-Hindu Vegetarian Meal
· Fruit Platter Meal
· Vegetarian Raw Meal
· Vegetarian Vegan Meal
· Vegetarian Jain Meal
· Vegetarian Lacto-Ovo Meal
· Vegetarian Oriental Meal

Other special meal choices on Turkish:
· Baby Meal
· Bland Meal
· Child Meal
· Celebration Cake (Only served to Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles members)
· Diabetic Meal
· Gluten Intolerant Meal
· Non-vegetarian Hindu Meal Which Does Not Contain Beef
· Kosher Meal
· Low Calorie Meal
· Low Fat Meal
· Low Salt Meal
· Moslem Meal
· Low Lactose Meal
· Seafood Meal

Regardless of meal choice, every passenger is offered a small pack of dried apricots after the meal

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher/Jaunted]

Archived Comments:


Reason number, like... 1,642,001 why I need to start traveling abroad. I love that you do the hard work for me, scouting out all the best stuff. I know it's not easy, but I suppose someone has to do it... ;)

Veg Meals

Many of the Middle Eastern carriers like Emirates, Qatar etc offer many Vegetarian choices. But make sure to read the contents of their choices. In the east, sea food is not exactly a vegetarian meal! Also, Airline Hindu Meal is not a Vegetarian meal, it contains meat but NOT Beef.