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Who said that airline food has to be bland and uninspired? Top airlines not only offer their passengers a wide selection of dishes, but they also do it with style, something rarely seen on low cost flights. But which ones serve the best, most unique and sophisticated dishes? A recent poll in the industry reveals what passengers think about the quality of menus served by different airlines. Here are the top five selections in terms of variety, creativeness and quality standards.

1) Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines ranks as the airline that offers the best of the best when it comes to food served on a plane. Passengers cannot seem to stop raving about the stuffed eggplant and walnut pear tart, as well as the delicious sides of green vegetables typical of Turkish cuisine. On Turkish Airlines flights, children also enjoy a special menu with choices that include Kosher, seafood, and vegetarian dishes.

Photo: Turkish Airlines

2) Singapore Airlines

Wine and dine in style on all Singapore Airlines flights. Singapore Airlines prides itself in offering incredibly luxurious gourmet creations for its First Class passengers. All dishes are put together by internationally acclaimed chefs using only the freshest seasonal ingredients. What´s more, if demanded at least 24 hours before departure, passengers can even make special requests  from a wide selection of options available.  What a treat!

Photo: Singapore Airlines


3) Etihad Airways

Fine dining with Etihad Airways. This airline has truly impressed its passengers with the boutique wines and creative dishes put together by their award-winning chefs. Apart from the wide range of delicacies served, the airline offers guests an ‘Anytime Kitchen’ menu, giving passengers the options of eating when they want. Vegetarian, Hindu and Kosher meals are also available for guests with special dietary requirements.

Photo: Etihad Airways

4) Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus has received high praise for their Business Class menu, which contains a wide variety of options to fit various dietary requirements – from diabetic and gluten intolerant meals, to low-fat, vegetarian and vegan options. Be it due to personal preference, special dietary needs or because of religious reasons, the airline has developed an extensive and varied menu to accommodate the wishes of every guest. And this has not gone unnoticed or unappreciated by its passengers who speak very highly of their on board dining experience with Aer Lingus.

Photo: Aer Lingus

5) Emirates

The menu that guests can enjoy on board Emirates flights is a real work of art. Passengers in First Class can savour exquisite hors d´oeuvres, as well as request on demand mouthwatering dishes that are simply too beautiful to eat! All dishes are prepared using the freshest ingredients and served on Royal Doulton fine bone china. And to complement this gourmet cuisine, guests can also enjoy a selection of carefully selected vintage wines…yum, what a delight!

Photo: Emirates via Pinterest
 Which airline serves the best on board dishes according to you? 

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