Starting this week, United Airlines is giving its customers more plant-based menu options, both onboard and in selected Polaris lounges in the US. The new options come from Impossible Foods, a Califonia, US-based company that makes meat, fish and dairy products from plants.
To provide more plant-based vegetarian and vegan options to its catering offerings, United Airlines announced on June 15 a new collaboration with Impossible Foods. United customers can exclusively sample the Impossible Meatball Bowl inflight and the Impossible Sausage in United’s Polaris lounges in Chicago, Los Angeles, Newark and San Francisco. The Impossible Meatball Bowl is available to first-class passengers on all domestic flights of more than 800 miles (1,290 km) in the continental US.
Impossible Meatball Bowls travel in First only
The Impossible Meatball Bowl with feature in United Airlines First cabins, including on the Boeing 757. Photo: Getty Images
As well as plant-based meatballs, United’s first-class passengers have access to priority boarding, free bags, a premium seat, DIRECTV, IFE and restaurant-quality dining. United First is available on its Boeing 757s, 737s and Airbus A319s and A320s.
United says it wants its food offerings to evolve and change along with people’s preferences. It cites a Nielsen report that more than half of US consumers are increasing their plant-based food consumption, and sales of plant-based meat continue…