Delta.com - Updated Special Meal descriptions

We offer a variety of meals, like vegetarian, diabetic, low-sodium and low-cholesterol meals to comply with special dietary requirements on flights that have scheduled meal service. Advanced notice is required. Not all special meals are available in all markets. At least 24 hours in advance, please request meals via MyTripsSpecial Service Requests or call 1-800-221-1212 to make arrangements for your special meal.

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:

  • Special meal requests must be added for every new reservation.  This information is not stored and is not automatically added to your reservation when you add your SkyMiles account.  
  • 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
  • Kosher meals are not available on flights from CTG, LIM, UIO and BOG

Vegetarian Meals

  • This is a non-strict vegetarian meal, typically prepared Indian style, with limited use of dairy products. This meal does not contain meat, seafood, or egg.
  • Typically cooked in Western style, this meal does not contain meat, seafood, eggs, or dairy products.
  • Prepared in Western style, this is a non‐strict vegetarian meal which can include eggs and dairy products but eliminates all meats and seafood.

Religious Meals

  • 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.

Dietary Meals

  • 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.
  •       Meals exclude gluten containing foods and ingredients sourced from wheat, barley and rye. 
          Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that these meals are 100% gluten free.

  • This meal is prepared with a reduced amount of fat, sugar, low fat dairy products, and lean meat.
  • 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.

Regional Meals

  • 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.
  • Jain meals are Asian vegetarian style meal that additionally don’t contain any root vegetables (onion, garlic, etc.). Please note that Jain meals are not currently not available to be reserved via an agency.

  • 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.