Flying While Vegan

I haven’t flown (apart from business to Glasgow) for four years so I was interested to see if the vegan offering provided by airlines had improved in the interim.

We started at Heathrow Airport Wagamama (we were flying to Japan after all!) and had their vegan breakfast. I don’t think many other Wagamamas do breakfast so I hadn’t seen it on the menu before.

The seitan bacon was the best part of the breakfast. The tofu scramble was acceptable although a little wet and not overly hot, the spring onions were a nice addition. The mushrooms could have been better too and the sausage which contained beetroot was a bit odd. But I think I would give it a go again.

We travelled with British Airways and I had a gander at Fly Vegan a website where you can add reviews and photos of the vegan food you have had sorted by airline.

Our first meal was dinner. We had teriyaki tofu with vegetables and rice. It came with a side salad, a roll and a chocolate cake. All very nice. We even had vegan spread and soya milk which many reviewers said had been missing or they had been given dairy versions.

For breakfast we were given chickpea curry. I think these were re-used from the Indian veggie meal and a bit odd when everyone else was tucking into their omlettes.

Overall I was happy on the way out. The way back was a bit more disappointing. I assume because the catering is picked up from the country you are leaving you are dependent on what vegan options they have available.

For our first meal we had vegetable pasta which was nice as I had only had pasta once over the three weeks we had away. We had a quinoa salad with capers which was very nice but I was disappointed that we had some fruit rather than a cake that the other passengers received. We also received no spread or soya milk and instead were given jam to go with our rolls.

For our light meal before we landed at about 17.00 UK time was mixed beans in sauce rice and vegetables with another salad. I think the others got another cake at this point but we didn’t have anything.

Overall the food was acceptable and a few more vegan cakes and I would have been very happy.

What are your experiences of traveling whilst vegan? Let me know in the comments below.

Plumes x

Flying While Vegan

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