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Airplane food’s horrible reputation is coming to an end as more airlines are offering fresh and delicious meals for their customers. Now, Delta Air Lines has just announced a new onboard menu update that will make travelers want to fly with this carrier as soon as possible.

Delta Air Lines plane on a runway in Los Angeles

Delta has shared the news: food and beverages will be refreshed. Those traveling on Delta One—the carrier’s most premium cabin fare— will get to enjoy exclusive products and the dessert cart the carrier is bringing back on international flights. Building your own ice cream sundae or eating an opera cake with chocolate ganache are just a few of the options available on this exclusive dessert cart. 

The new menu update includes seasonally-inspired menu items, premium rosé wine, plant-based cheesesteaks, espresso martinis, and more. The carrier will include more vegetarian options and established partnerships with three James Beard Award-winning chefs and winemaker Jamie Benziger.

Airplane crew offering travelers something to drink

The carrier wants travelers to experience onboard meals as they would at restaurants. “Your onboard meal or beverage should be no different than your go-to restaurant at home, and that’s why we’re constantly reinventing our onboard service at Delta,” said Kristen Manion Taylor, S.V.P. of In-Flight Service at Delta.

Food onboard is changing and adapting to travelers’ needs. Just a few months ago, both airlines, United and Delta Air Lines, updated their menus to include plant-based meals, in partnership with Impossible Foods, for their customers. 

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More About The Menu Updates

Delta is bringing new culinary experiences that all travelers can enjoy, and the most exciting menus are for business class and Delta One passengers. From tea and tapas to rosé wine and smoked salmon with an aioli potato salad, here’s what travelers can expect from the newly updated menu:

Fancy meal served on airplane

 Delta One Dessert Cart

This anticipated and delicious perk will only be available for Delta One travelers on international flights and will depend on the city of departure. Passengers can select their preferred dessert from the trolley, and the options mentioned by Delta are:

  • Fruit and cheese: including Cowgirl Creamery wagon wheel, Midnight Moon gouda, and grapes.
  • Ice cream sundae—travelers can build their own sundae by choosing different toppings like chocolate chips, cookie crumbles, or whipped cream.
  • Opera cake with chocolate ganache.
Delta airplane boarding passengers at the airport

New Drinks 

Delta introduced a new premium rosé label from St. Tropez, La Fête du Rosé, and will offer delicious wines on selected flights to Delta One customers. The other drink featured is the Tip Top Proper Cocktails’ Espresso Martini, created in partnership with Counter Culture Coffee.

The delicious cocktail, with notes of roasted coffee and vanilla bean, will be available on selected domestic and international flights in March, along with other traditional cocktails such as the Old Fashioned, ​​Bee’s Knees, Negroni, and more.  

Woman holding a drink on an airplane next to the window

Seasonal Menus

First Class and Delta One passengers on flights over 900 miles will be able to enjoy fresh and flavorful meals with seasonal and local products on selected flights (Delta’s new destinations could be included). These are the main options mentioned by Delta: 

  • Departing from New York City-JFK: travelers can choose from a new plant-based option of cheesesteak—Questlove’s Cheesesteak made with Impossible and pickle relish— or Gramercy Tavern’s signature kielbasa with crushed fingerling potatoes. 
  • Departing from Los Angeles: customers can opt for a chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce and Calabrian Caesar salad served by Chefs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo.
  • Departing from selected markets: From other cities, guests will also get the chance to taste a special roasted sweet potato tagine with chermoula sauce from Chef Mashama Bailey.
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Dessert options include chocolate chip cookies and blueberry lemon cheesecake.

Other International Options

The carrier has also informed that Delta One travelers flying from Ireland, the United Kingdom, or Spain will be able to taste regionally inspired menus. From Madrid or Barcelona, travelers can taste delicious tapas, beef empanadas, Ibérico ham, Spanish tortilla, smoked salmon, and aioli potato salad. From London and Dublin, special teas with fruit scones, tea sandwiches, and mini pastries.

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