3 Things to Keep in Mind When Eating Airplane Food as a Vegan

Airplane food usually gets a bad rap, and there’s a chance you’ll enjoy it even less if you’re a vegan traveler. A plant-based diet and long-haul flights usually don’t mix so well together, but there are several tricks you can use to make the best of your next flight as a vegan.

Think Ahead

Don’t wait until you reach the plane and get comfy in your seat to ask a flight attendant for a vegan meal. There’s a chance they won’t always have one available, so it’s a good idea to pre-order it ahead of your flight whenever possible because many airlines these days offer this option.

Double Check

Once you order your vegan meal, it will automatically be assigned to your seat, but it’s still a good idea to double-check. Your meal should have a VGML label, but you can always ask your flight attendant to confirm it’s vegan—and the same goes for any snacks they’ll be serving along the way.

Pack Your Snacks

If you’re embarking on a short flight or don’t want to fully rely on your airline for your food choices, packing your own snacks is always an option. Have a meal that’s filling, but not too heavy before your flight so you wouldn’t be hungry, and pack some food and snacks that won’t go bad too quickly.

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