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United Vegetarian Meals: Great Experience!
Hi everyone! Sorry for my absence in the community recently, but I have just returned from an incredible visit to Seoul, South Korea where my older sister and her family live. I have always been a fan of bringing my own food for flights, but I am pleased to say that I didn't have to crack open any of my snack bags on either leg of my journey thanks to United's Asian Vegetarian meal option. **There is a Strictly Vegan option - my Asian Vegetarian meal did come with a side of yogurt and one meal came with paneer (Indian cheese)** Apologies for the lack of pictures, both flights were dark since ideally passengers should be sleeping the entire way (10-12 hours is a long time to be sitting in one place, so sleeping is my favorite way to pass the time) Here are the meals I was treated to on my San Francisco --> Seoul and Seoul --> San Francisco flights! 1st meal: Basmati rice with chick peas and tomatoes with a side salad, almond cookie, and cup of fruit (slice of watermelon, half an orange) 2nd meal: Na'an, rice, and sauteed spinach with a roll and vegan spread. Side salad and fruit again! 1st meal: Basmati rice with lentils and na'an (yogurt was also provided on the side for our vegetarian travelers!) Snack: Apple sauce and tomato, cucumber, and lettuce on a roll 2nd meal: Pasta with a simple tomato sauce, side salad, roll, and vegan spread! (Brownie that was provided was not vegan) Again, this was the Asian VEGETARIAN option so not everything was vegan - be sure to get the Strictly Vegan option :) All in all, I had a wonderful experience with United from the food to the crew to the music selection and will definitely be flying them again! Also be sure to request more than 24 hours in advance so that the airline can be sure to have your meal ready for you on your flight and always bring back up food just in case!
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I love requesting vegetarian meals because you get your meal before anyone else ;)
I loved my vegetarian in flight meals when I flew united (it was the same routes)
Glad to hear that they seem to put more effort into the special meals than the regular ones :)
I'll be making that same flight as well and I always request the Asian Veg! I feel a little bad that my area smells slightly of curry during meal time though haha