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 the only train company to have recently launched vegan options — German national train line Deutsche Bahn recently introduced a new Veganuary menu in collaboration with alt meat brand LikeMeat. A year ago, the rail firm also began offering Oatly, marking the first time plant-based milk had been available on its trains.
“We pride ourselves in offering our customers the best possible experience and we’re delighted to be introducing our new year menu,” said Richard Judge, Head of Customer Experience Proposition at LNER. “The communities we serve really matter to us and we are also proud to support local suppliers along our route. By working together, we’re proud to be able to offer such a wide range of delicious and flavoursome food and drink onboard our trains, further enhancing our customer experience.”