Delta.com - Updated Special Meal descriptions
Delta offers special meals for customers with specific dietary, religious or medical needs.
Customers with special meal requirements can place an order for a special meal up to 24 hours prior to departure by selecting Special Service Request (SSR) on delta.com, or through Delta Reservations or an independent travel agent.
Upon arrival at the departure gate, customers should advise the gate agent they have
pre-ordered a special meal and also confirm with a flight attendant once onboard.
When requesting special meals please note the following exceptions apply:
- A special meal request for a Delta flight made with another carrier will not be applied to the Delta segment of a reservation. To better ensure that the special meal request is applied to a Delta segment, please call Delta Sales Support or Delta Reservations to request a special meal
- When requesting a special meal on a Delta flight, please be sure to select a meal from Delta’s special meal listing as Delta does not fulfill meals that are not part of the special meal menu options
- Special meals are not available on flights originating from ELP, ABQ, or TUS. Special meal offerings may vary depending upon regional catering availabilities
This is a non‐strict vegetarian meal typically prepared Asian style. This meal does not contain meat, seafood, egg or dairy products.
Asian Vegetarian Meal – Transatlantic
This is a non‐strict vegetarian meal typically prepared Indian style. This meal does not contain meat, seafood, egg or dairy products.
Vegetarian (Vegan) Meal
Typically cooked in Western style, this meal does not contain meat, seafood, eggs, or dairy products.
Vegetarian (Lacto-Ovo) Meal
Prepared in Western style, this is a non‐strict vegetarian meal which can include eggs and dairy products but eliminates all meats and seafood.
This vegetarian meal typically prepared Indian style with limited use of dairy products. This is a meat free meal. Preparation and cooking style may vary.
All Muslim meals are Halal certified and do not contain pork, by‐products of pork or alcohol. Preparation and cooking style may vary.
Kosher meals are prepared by kosher caterers under rabbinical supervision and may also incorporate fresh fruit or sealed items, such as individually packaged bagels that meet kosher laws. Special Kosher for Passover meals are supplied during Passover.
Menu items that could potentially cause gastric irritation will not be used in the preparation of these meals. Examples of foods excluded hot mustard, hot spices, pickles, garlic, fried and fatty foods.
Meals suitable or those who need to manage blood sugar levels. Foods excluded are high in sugars for example: syrups, jams, cakes and chocolate, unless specifically designed for diabetics.
Gluten Free Meal
Meals exclude wheat or wheat flour, barley, oats and rye, bread, cakes (unless wheat free), pastry, sausages or any flour based products. (Allergy related)
Low Fat/Low Cholesterol/Low Calorie Meal
This meal is prepared with a reduced amount of fat, sugar, low fat dairy products, and lean meat.
Low Sodium Meal
Use of salt, processed foods (MSG and baking soda/powder) are either eliminated or restricted in preparation of these meals. Herbs and spices are used to flavor the meal.
Baby, Toddler and Child Meals
Suitable for infants less than one year old. Baby food is usually provisioned in jars. (Food may contain strained fruit, vegetables, meats, desserts, milk & juices.)
Suitable for children from 2 to 12 years of age, and includes food offerings appealing to children. The meals planned follow Recommended Dietary Allowances for children.
Components include soup, salad and entrée and feature regional flavors on flights departing China. Available only to Delta One customers flying between the USA and China.
Traditional Multi Course Kaiseki Style Japanese Meal accompanied by steamed rice, miso soup, Japanese pickles and green tea. Available only to Delta One customers flying on direct flights to/from the U.S. and Japan.
Korean style Bibimbap with steamed rice, gochujang sauce and sesame oil accompanied by with soup, salad and banchan. Available only to Delta One customers flying between the USA and Korea.