Scandinavian Airlines Tests Vegan Option on 4,000 Flights

Scandinavian Airlines Tests Vegan Option on 4,000 Flights

A hearty mushroom dish dressed up with local Nordic ingredients will be on the airline’s menu for two weeks.


On Friday, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) added a limited-time vegan option to its in-flight menu. The new dish focuses on local Nordic ingredients and features thyme-roasted, organic mushrooms hand-foraged from Hällestad, Sweden over a lentil, beet, and wheat salad tossed with black beans from Öland, Sweden. The dish is served with sides of sliced golden beets, hummus made from yellow peas, and vinegar-roasted buckwheat. The option is available during a two-week trial period to SAS Plus passengers on 4,000 flights (that last for a duration of 80 minutes or more) between Europe and Scandinavia. Should SAS decide to add the vegan option to its permanent menu, the airline will join its air-travel competitors, which have recently modernized their in-flight menus, including Air New Zealand, which added the Impossible Burger to the in-flight menu of two of its routes.

Love the plant-based lifestyle as much as we do?
Get the BEST vegan recipes, travel, celebrity interviews, product picks, and so much more inside every issue of VegNews Magazine. Find out why VegNews is the world’s #1 plant-based magazine by subscribing today!