What’s one of the things many travelers dread? Bad airplane food. Complaints have become so common over the years, that in some cases it’s probably a blessing when airlines decide not to serve food at all. There is hope though, as a new movement of culinary-conscious airlines has begun to emerge. These carriers offer five-star meals that can enchant even the pickiest of eaters, and may change your negative opinions about airline food for good. Some are striving to be like a fine restaurant only in the sky. Granted, most of the best airplane meals aren’t offered in coach, but not all of the following recommendations are the exclusive domain of first class. Getting hungry? Read on.
1. Get Elegantly Tipsy on Air New Zealand
Cinnamon roasted-pumpkin hummus and white beans and Moorish chicken with saffron-spiced tomato broth are just some of the delicious options on Air New Zealand. With menus created by acclaimed chef Peter Gordon, Business Class just got even better. On top of this, the airline has joined forces with Sonoma-based Linda Murphy and Beijing’s Fongyee Walker, to aid in lounge and in-flight wine selections. Makes sense as over one million bottles of wine are served annually on the carrier.