Did you notice any of your friends going vegan this month? Veganuary, the concept of going vegan for the month of January, has taken off around the world, with Emirates noticing the trend.

The carrier said it served over 20,000 plant-based meals across all classes in January, marking a 40% increase in onboard requests for vegan meals this month.

So, how did Emirates handle the challenge?

With total ease apparently. The carrier said it has 170 plant-based recipes in its kitchen to cater to its vegan customers.

“Emirates’ team of nutritionists and chefs use the freshest vegetables and unique grains to create the special meals,” the carrier reported.

Some of the most popular vegan dishes include Mushroom Ravioli, Vegetable Tagine served with couscous, and a Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Ragout served with steaming brown rice.

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The meals are served complete with a special selection of mouth-watering vegan desserts such as Key Lime Parfait with date and citrus compote, Moist Chocolate Cake, or a Chia Seed Pudding.

Vegan meals, along with other special meals, are available on all Emirates flights and across all classes and can be requested 24 hours before departure. All the menus on board are changed monthly.

The airline even introduced vegan cheese on board in April last year and has served 18,000 kgs of the nut-based cheese to date.

Have you noticed more clients requesting vegan meals on their flights?