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LoveRaw Secures First-Ever Airline Listing Offering Cre&m Wafer Bar on All Virgin Atlantic Flights

UK plant-based chocolate brand LoveRaw announces that it has secured its first-ever airline listing with Virgin Atlantic in collaboration with Gate Gourmet, a leading global provider of airline catering solutions. The brand’s Cre&m Wafer Bar caramelised biscuits have already debuted onboard and are available at the self-service Wander Wall in Upper and Premium Class on all Virgin Atlantic flights. Cre&m Wafer Bar features a biscuit cream with a caramel layer and crunchy biscuit crumb. Like all LoveRaw’s chocolates, the bar is free of palm oil, dairy products, or artificial ingredients.  Rimi Thapar, co-founder at LoveRaw, comments: “Virgin Atlantic is our first on-flight listing, so this is a key milestone for us. We have created a bespoke LoveRaw Cream Filled Wafer Bar in a single bar format.” The …


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Yorkshire’s Beck Hall to Become “England’s First” Fully Plant-Based Hotel

Luxury Yorkshire hotel Beck Hall is set to become fully plant-based from December 1. The hotel, which is located in the village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, claims to be the first in England to make the transition. On Facebook, owners Louise and Andy Macbeth explained that they had personally transitioned to a vegan diet for ethical reasons and wanted the business to reflect their values. The hotel’s menu is already around 50% plant-based, and the couple say they are “developing some of the most innovative, exciting and delicious vegan dishes we’ve ever tried” in preparation to become fully animal-free. The food is described as “for everyone”, not just for vegans and vegetarians. It will include Sunday roasts and afternoon teas as …


Dubai's first vegan-friendly hotel rooms

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Hotel Unveils “Dubai’s First” Vegan-Friendly Hotel Rooms

Dubai hotel NH Collection Dubai The Palm has launched what it claims are the city’s first vegan-friendly hotel rooms. The rooms feature sustainable, animal-free bedding and vegan snacks. They also contain environmentally friendly dry amenities — including compostable shower caps and sanitary bags — which all come in natural, plastic-free packaging. All wet amenities in the rooms are free of animal ingredients and have not been tested on animals. They also do not contain gluten, sulfates, or parabens. The hotel claims to offer a wide range of food and drink options that are suitable for vegan guests. Additionally, the building has introduced sustainable systems such as solar panels for water heating, the reuse of condensed water from the air conditioning system for irrigation, and an …


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Princess Cruises Rolls Out Vegan Menus to Cater to Plant-Based Passengers

In response to the growing demand for plant-based dining options, Princess Cruises is unveiling a range of vegan menus, enhancing the onboard dining experience for plant-based passengers across its fleet of 15 ships. The new vegan menus are now available in the main dining rooms, encompassing a diverse selection of starters, salads, soups, pastas, and main dishes, creatively crafted so that guests’ dietary preferences are not only met, but celebrated. Sami Kohen, vice president of food and beverage at Princess Cruises, stated: “Our dedication to delivering unforgettable culinary experiences continues to evolve with current trends, including the desire for more vegan offerings. Passengers can opt for vegan offerings by making their selection in advance through the Cruise Personalizer, via their travel agent, or upon boarding. …


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Oatly’s Soft Serve Launching at All Deutsche Bahn Lounges Across Germany

Oatly today announces a partnership with Deutsche Bahn (DB), one of the largest railway companies in Europe, to offer Oatly soft serve for the first time in all 16 DB lounges across Germany.  Oatly and Deutsche Bahn initially collaborated in 2022 by making Oatly Barista Edition the first-ever plant-based milk to be served on all Deutsche Bahn ICE and Intercity trains. Since then, the national rail company of Germany, which serves on average just under 2 billion passengers per year, has gone on to provide further plant-based options including a vegan currywurst option as well as a chilli sin carne with the LikeMeat product Like Hack. Oatly Soft Serve, which launched in the US in 2021, is available at New York City’s iconic ice cream …


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Celebrity Cruises to Offer Seven-Course Plant-Based Menu Aboard New Ship

Premium cruise line Celebrity Cruises has announced that a seven-course plant-based tasting menu will be available on board its new ship, Celebrity Ascent. Served in the ship’s signature restaurant, the menu is said to give customers the opportunity to “experience global cuisine in its most pristine and untouched form”. The dishes will include minimally processed ingredients sourced from their original places of origin; example menu items are Golden Beet-Tomato Ceviche, Ajoblanco Panna Cotta, Roasted and Glazed Celeriac Steak, and Dry Rose Petals Masala Curry. The plant-based dishes will also be available a la carte, with the option to pair them with vegan and organic wines. “Delighting every guest” The news comes just a month after German cruise line AIDA opened primarily plant-based restaurants on board …


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Ecotricity Founder to Launch “World’s First” Electric Airline, Serving Only Plant-Based Meals

Dale Vince, the founder of British renewable energy firm Ecotricity, has announced plans to launch what he claims will be the world’s first electric airline. Called Ecojet, the airline will use conventional planes retrofitted with hydrogen-electric powertrains. On-board fuel cells will produce electricity by mixing hydrogen with oxygen from the air, producing only water as a byproduct. This will generate the same power output as conventional aircraft, but with a one-hundred percent reduction in CO2 emissions. There will also be other carbon-saving measures on board; all inflight meals will be plant-based, there will be no single-use plastic, and staff members will be issued with eco-friendly uniforms. Ecojet flights will begin next year between Edinburgh and Southampton, though conventional fuel will initially be used to help …


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United Airlines Now Offering a Vegan Breakfast Bagel Featuring JUST Egg

United Airlines has expanded its plant-based food options with a new Vegan Breakfast Bagel on US domestic flights. Featuring a JUST Egg patty, the bagel is available on flights exceeding 1,190 miles.  Warm meal option According to United Airlines, the Vegan Breakfast Bagel is made with JUST Egg, vegan cheese and a harissa spread served on a bagel. The item is featured in the airline’s “Bistro on Board” menu and according to JUST Egg parent company Eat Just, the bagel has already received very positive feedback from consumers. The item is the latest plant-based offering by United Airlines, which in 2022 announced plans to begin providing airline customers with more plant-based options.  Last year, the airline partnered with Impossible Foods to introduce Impossible Meatballs to …


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Michelin Chefs Unveil ‘Poe & Co. Folk Foods’: Gourmet Vegan Camping Cuisine

Husband and wife duo Jamie and Jayson Poe, both Michelin-trained chefs, have launched Poe & Co. Folk Foods, a line of gourmet, plant-based, just-add-water camping meals, an offshoot of Santa Barbara-based catering and meal delivery business Poe & Co which was established in 2018. Poe & Co has earned a reputation due to the pair’s fine-dining culinary talents and has amassed a celebrity clientele, owing to the founders’ high-end experience at establishments including Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, The Four Seasons Hotel, Restaurant Daniel, and Solbar Calistoga. Seemingly carving out a new niche in luxury vegan camping food, the founders have created a line of better-for-you dishes which can be consumed straight out of the pouch simply with the addition of water. Bringing Michelin quality …


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AIDA Cruises Launches Plant-Forward Restaurant Aboard Three Ships

German cruise line AIDA Cruises has announced it will be opening an onboard restaurant serving dishes made with primarily plant-based ingredients. Called Soulkitchen, the restaurant will launch on three of the company’s vessels — AIDAnova, AIDAperla, and AIDAprima — on June 24. It comes in response to increasing demand for plant-based food from the cruise line’s customers. Soulkitchen will serve three-course meals every evening, with menus changing daily. Example dishes include coconut lemongrass soup, almond barley risotto with sautéed herb apples, and crème brûlée. Earlier in the day, guests will be able to choose from options such as overnight oats, fresh fruit and vegetables, and homemade spreads, along with plant-based cheeses and cold cuts. Meals will be prepared at a show kitchen in the center …


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Alaska Airlines Expands Vegan Meal Options with JUST Egg Frittata, Chili and More

Alaska Airlines, America’s fifth-largest air carrier, announces it is adding a larger variety of plant-based meal options to its First Class menus, including a JUST Egg Frittata, Tofu Wrap, and White Bean Chili, along with a new salad.  Available through pre-order, the new menu selections are available on all First Class meal service flights and include:  A Harissa and Chorizo Frittata made with JUST Egg Spicy Tofu Wrap White Bean Chili with Grilled Polenta Stand Bahn Mi Salad w/ Tofu In addition to the latest offerings, Alaska also introduced several other fully plant-based options last year: The “Soy Meets World” Salad and Healthy Resolutions Vegan Salad, both developed in partnership with Evergreen.  Beyond salad Across the world, more airlines are increasingly expanding vegan meal options …


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Oatly’s First Global Airline Partnership Brings Vegan Caffè Lattes to SWISS Passengers

Oat drink company Oatly has teamed up with Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) to offer a vegan coffee drink, Oatly Caffè Latte, onboard all flights.  The partnership marks the first global airline collaboration for Oatly and expands SWISS’ beverage range to include plant-based products.  Belonging to the on-the-go category, Oatly Caffè Latte is soy and nut-free, made with Oatly’s organic oat milk and 100% Fair Trade certified Arabica bean coffee extract. Major milestone  Helge Weitz, GM at Oatly DACH and Poland, said: “Today’s collaboration with SWISS is a major milestone for Oatly and our mission to put our products everywhere to make people’s switch to plant-based as easy as possible – even at 10,000 meters in the air.” Oatly, which claims to be the world’s …


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Choc Pots by The Coconut Collaborative Launch on All Virgin Atlantic Flights

Plant-based chocolate desserts made by UK brand The Coconut Collaborative are now available on all Virgin Atlantic flights. Described as “little pots of rich chocolate ganache”, the coconut-based desserts contain 100 calories per pot and are free of gluten and palm oil. The products received a Great Taste award in 2017 and are said to be made with ethically-sourced ingredients. Previously, the choc pots have launched at the major supermarket chains Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco, and Waitrose. They are also available in salted caramel flavor. Yogurts and desserts The Coconut Collaborative offers a range of plant-based yogurts and desserts, including a whippable cream alternative that was served at last year’s Wimbledon tennis championships. In 2020, the company raised $7 million in a Series A round …


Korean Air Launches Vegan Inflight Meals Inspired by Traditional Temple Cuisine

Korean Air introduces a new range of vegan inflight meals across all international routes departing from Korea. Now travelers can enjoy a variety of vegan inflight meals inspired by traditional temple cuisine made with fresh vegetables and seasonal ingredients.  The launch of the Korean-Style vegan options responds to the growing vegan population and environmental concerns around carbon emissions, said the carrier. Korean cuisine dishes Different Korean vegan dishes will be served depending on the route and season. For passengers in all classes, Korean Air chefs created dishes such as steamed barley rice with burdock, roasted shiitake mushrooms, mung bean jelly salad, and roasted tofu with plum salsa sauce. Prestige and first class passengers can additionally enjoy other creations, namely ginkgo nut porridge and roasted yam with soybean paste. Many …


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UAE: Five-Star Hotel Emirates Palace Launches Vegan Rooms at No Extra Cost

Luxury Abu Dhabi hotel Emirates Palace is now catering to vegan guests with six rooms free of animal products and materials. Whilst in the process of developing new food options for those following special diets, the hotel’s management realised that they did not have any guest rooms suitable for those following a vegan lifestyle. They decided to rectify this by offering rooms with leather-free furniture, wooden floors instead of wool carpets, cruelty-free bathroom amenities, and sustainable bedding. Guests can also enjoy a vegan minibar and in-room dining menu, along with a selection of fruit. The laundry detergent used to wash the sheets is cruelty-free, and key cards are wooden instead of plastic for increased sustainability. Flowers are used to keep the rooms smelling fresh, rather …


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TAP Air Expects its New Vegan Inflight Meals to Be Most Popular Request in 2023

TAP Air Portugal is introducing special meals on board. New vegan inflight meals, as well as vegetarian, dietary, halal, kosher, gluten-free, and lactose-free options, are now available on the airline’s cabin food offer in response to the growing demand for alternatives.  It is estimated that more than 90,000 special meals will be served on board TAP Air Portugal aircraft during 2023, and based on 2022 figures, vegan and vegetarian meals are expected to be the most popular options. Using the slogan, “trips for all tastes,” the company promises taste, freshness, and quality in its new range created to address passengers’ needs related to allergies, intolerances, food restrictions, and cultural and religious specificities.  Meatballs, soups, and Indian recipes The vegan offer includes dishes such as meatballs, …


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Heura and Iberojet Collaborate to Bring Tutti Foods Vegan Lasagne to Onboard Menu

Heura and Iberojet, the Spanish / Portuguese charter airline, recently collaborated to add a 100% plant-based lasagne dish to its onboard menus. The vegan Bolognese lasagne, made with Heura‘s vegetable protein meat, fresh egg-free pasta sheets, cauliflower-based béchamel sauce and grated vegan cheese, has been available since January 9 on 40% of flights departing from Spain and Portugal. “Iberojet makes available to all passengers a 100% vegetable dish suitable for vegans, turning into a commodity an option which is usually offered as a premium category or special offer,” says Director of Customer Experience Juan José Salgueiro of Iberojet. This initiative has been possible thanks to the alliance between Tutti Food Group, a company specialized in the production of frozen ready meals, and Heura, the leading …


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Deutsche Bahn Launches Vegan Currywurst as Part of Increasingly Plant-Forward Approach

Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national train line, has introduced a new plant-based option — vegan currywurst. Currywurst is a popular German fast food dish consisting of steamed, fried sausage that is sliced and served with curried tomato sauce. The new option is available on most Deutsche Bahn trains, and has been introduced in response to growing consumer demand for healthier and more sustainable options. It will be available on a permanent basis. Plant-forward options Deutsche Bahn has become increasingly plant-forward in recent years, launching Oatly as its first ever plant-based milk option at the beginning of 2022. This year, the rail operator celebrated Veganuary by offering vegan versions of classic meals in collaboration with alt meat brand LikeMeat. One of the dishes was chilli sin carne, …



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Eurowings Discover Becomes First German Airline to Serve Beyond Meatballs

Holiday airline Eurowings Discover is the first German airline to integrate Beyond Meatballs into its in-flight menu. Since the beginning of the year, customers travelling business class have been able to opt for the vegan meatballs on both short-haul and long-haul flights. Over in the US, United Airlines has been serving Impossible’s meatballs since June of last year, for first class travellers only, while Delta serves Black Sheep Foods’ plant-based lamb meatballs. Patrick Door, responsible for the in-flight product at Eurowings Discover, comments: “As a young holiday airline, we always focus on innovative food concepts in our in-flight service alongside well-known classics. With the new dishes, we want to appeal to both vegetarians and meat lovers. Beyond Meatballs are a real novelty for us on …


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UK Train Company LNER Launches Plant-Based Dining Options for Veganuary

Train company LNER — which operates in the east of England and Scotland — has announced a new onboard menu, complete with a range of plant-based options for Veganuary. The vegan dishes on offer include a Bang Bang salad bowl, falafel, a roasted pepper and houmous sandwich, sweet potato curry, flapjack, and a vegan sausage roll. Numerous sandwiches, snacks, and sweets are available on a complimentary basis for first-class passengers, while standard-class passengers can try a variety of dishes via the Let’s Eat at Your Seat service. First-class customers can also enjoy the Full Veggie LNER, a cooked breakfast featuring Meatless Farm sausages, wilted spinach, roasted tomato, hash browns, and baked beans. The meal is vegan if ordered without eggs. “Enhancing customer experience” LNER isn’t …