More choices at 30,000 feet! Alaska Airlines adds bigger variety of food & beverage options May 10, 2023 Alaska Airlines 6 min read Share Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Photos by Ingrid Barrentine Along with new meal selections in First Class and the main cabin, we’re introducing our take on a classic sandwich for all ages that’s infused with West Coast flavors If variety is the spice of life, it’s also a great thing to have when selecting something to eat on your next flight on Alaska Airlines. Our guests told us they enjoy our fresh food options but were eager for more to choose from. That’s why, beginning today, we’ve increased the variety of our food offerings, from doubling the number of pre-order options in the main cabin to giving our First Class guests up to five different entrees to pick up on their flights. We’ve also added a new, family-friendly sandwich to our onboard menu in the main cabin – great for young travelers and even those who are young at heart. Named by one of our employees, Jetsetter’s Jam is our take on the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich – that’s peanut free. It’s made instead with toasted cashew and oat butter and a homemade strawberry compote on a sweet croissant bread, paired with fresh fruit and a slice of Tillamook cheese. We’re always looking to spark joy with great food and drink on board our flights, delivering a delicious meal or craft beverage with care as part of our award-winning service,” said Todd Traynor-Corey, managing director of guest products at Alaska Airlines. “What our guests have to say is important, and they told us that more food and beverage variety would be great, so we set out to make that happen. We’ve worked hard to give our guests of all ages a wider selection of food, from classic comfort food to more healthful options all while representing the vibrant flavors of the West Coast. Alaska continues to offer freshly-prepared meals in First Class on our flights as short as 550 miles. Other U.S. airlines don’t offer fresh food items on flights unless they’re longer than 900 miles. Our guests in First Class also have more vegan and gluten-free options available to reserve before their flight by using our industry-leading pre-order feature on our mobile app or website. Fresh food in the main cabin is available only by pre-ordering it, so making a selection before you fly is the way to go. A sampling of what’s new in First Class Guests have a choice of up to five different entrees on coast-to-coast and Hawaii flights, and four options on most other flights Breakfast features menu options like our Beecher’s Mushroom Omelet, Chicken Sausage Breakfast Bowl and Lemon Blueberry Pancakes Lunch options include a Wedge Salad with Applewood Bacon, Korean Barbeque Chicken Sandwich and Caramelized Onion Angus Burger We have new dinner options on long-haul flights including Chimichurri Flat Iron Steak, Herb Roasted Chicken, Lemon Fennel Manicotti and Ginger Beef Stir-Fry Noodles We’ve added Beecher’s Flagship Mac and Cheese as a comfort classic on certain flights For a little spice, Alicia’s Pork Carnitas Tamale – handcrafted with organic ingredients in the Bay Area – is now available on select flights departing the Bay Area Vegan options are available for pre-order on all meal service flights including items such as a Harissa and Chorizo Frittata made with plant-based JUST Egg, a Spicy Tofu Wrap and a White Bean Chili with Grilled Polenta As we continue to elevate our guest experience, glassware is returning on our regional E175 flights and printed menus return on our coast-to-coast and Hawaii flights What’s new in the main cabin We’ve more than doubled the number of pre-order options that our guests can purchase in the Main Cabin, with a wider variety of selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner by offering different choices for outbound and inbound trips. Breakfast options will include a Turkey, Bacon & Tomato Bagel Sandwich and Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich Turkey, Bacon & Tomato Bagel Sandwich Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich Lunch and dinner options include two new salad choices designed in partnership with Evergreens Salad: Stand Banh Mi and Strawberry Fields for Chevre Strawberry Fields for Chevre Salad Stand Banh Mi Salad There are also two new wraps to enjoy: Mediterranean Chicken Shawarma and Chicken Mango On flights to and from Hawaii, we’re bringing back hot food with the return of our famous Tillamook cheeseburger with more hot food choices planned for the future Our famous Signature Fruit and Cheese Platter and Fresh Start Protein Platters remain available in addition to more variety of sandwiches and salads Mediterranean Chicken Shawarma Warp Chicken Mango Wrap The new Jetsetter’s Jam sandwich is available for purchase by pre-order in the main cabin on flights over 775 miles. We made the decision years ago to be a peanut-free airline. The development of this new sandwich was created with safety in mind for guests with nut allergies. To prevent any reactions to food items we serve, allergens are listed on all guest-facing pre-order platforms as well as on the meals themselves. We’re also offering the Kid’s Choice Picnic Pack which is completely nut free and available on all flights over 670 miles. For beverages, First Class guests can enjoy wines from Ste. Chapelle – the oldest winery in Idaho led by a female winemaker – and we now serve Fat Tire Amber Ale from New Belgium, which is the first-ever completely carbon-neutral beer. In July, Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing Hazy IPA will join the mix along with a Schilling Hard Cider. We know convenience matters. That’s why we emphasize our pre-order program for meal selections. It’s easy for our guests to order their favorites up to two weeks before their flight and up to 20 hours prior to departure in all cabins. Picnic Packs do not require pre-ordering and they’re available on board most flights longer than two hours. See our full food and drink menu on alaskaair.com. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window) Related Comments This is great news that you are adding vegan options for first class passengers! Thank you! I’m so happy that you finally added more food choices! I was getting tired of the same thing. Pre ordering is very important to me! Many times if I didn’t pre order items weren’t available! Thank you Alaska Airlines!! It’s so great to hear there are more plant-based (Vegan) options in our friendly skies! Just another added reason why I love the company I work for 😀 Go Alaska! These are the reasons we love to fly Alaska Airlines exclusively, if possible! They are constantly trying to make flying better and easier for their guests. Wow, this is so exciting to see. More options make it easier not to worry about what I can eat/snack on for my coast-to-coast excursions. Comments are closed.