Hungry for a change? Alaska Airlines’ new seasonal menu goes fresh and local

Order the fruit-and-cheese platter every time? You’re not alone.

Starting today, we’re spicing things up with a new seasonal food menu. We spent more than a year hearing honest opinions, researching the most popular ingredients, and hosting tastings with guests, flight attendants and a Bay Area reporter. A few things became abundantly clear:

  • Fresh and local ingredients matter.
  • Change is good.
  • An extra cracker never hurt anyone.

The new menu pairs healthy, local ingredients with West Coast staples such as seasonal fruit, artisan breads and cage-free eggs. It will be available in the main cabin July 16-November 15. After that, you can expect new dishes to choose from – that’s right, we’re rotating menus to keep it fresh.

To ensure you get your first choice – even in the back row – we recommend pre-ordering food with the latest version of the Alaska Airlines app.

Without further ado, here’s a look at the new cuisine:

Croissant Sandwich

The croissant sandwich includes Applewood-smoked bacon, a cage-free hard-boiled egg, fresh greens and avocado mayo. It will be served between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on flights over 3 hours.

Fresh Start Protein Platter

The Fresh Start Protein Platter features Greek yogurt, almonds, seasonal fruit, Beecher’s Flagship Cheese, a cage-free hard-boiled egg, pita bread and non-GMO turkey. It will be served between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. on flights over 3 hours.

Turkey Artichoke Baguette

A fresh take on the classic turkey sandwich, this baguette is topped with artichoke spread and avocado mayo. It’s available between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on flights over 3 hours.

Charge Up Protein Platter

Protein lovers: look no further. This platter comes with hummus, pita bread, Beecher’s Flagship Cheese, all-natural grilled chicken, walnuts, a cage-free hard-boiled egg and seasonal fruit. It’s available between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on flights over 3 hours.

West Coast Cobb Salad

Offered on coast-to-coast and Hawaii flights, the West Coast Cobb Salad combines mixed greens, rotisserie chicken, grilled asparagus, Applewood-smoked bacon, crumbled Beecher’s Flagship cheese, fresh avocado, grape tomatoes and a bright lemon-basil vinaigrette.

Signature Fruit and Cheese Platter

The guest favorite is here to stay. We’ll soon be adding an extra cracker to optimize the cheese-to-cracker ratio – a top request from our frequent fliers. The platter will be served between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Boeing and Airbus flights over two hours, and Embraer flights over 3 hours.

Flying First Class?

The recently-announced summer menu features Portland-favorite Salt & Straw ice cream, a Brie and arugula omelet, Korean-style marinated chicken and more.

Craving nutritional details?

You can find them on the Alaska app when you pre-order your food. Nutritional information will be coming soon to and to the inflight entertainment portal.