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Delta In-Flight Meal/Food Service: The Definitive Thread — 2022 Edition

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Link to International D1 Menus: https://deltaone.mydeltamenu.com/BOS-LHR/ (replace airport codes as appropriate)
Link to Domestic D1 Menus: https://pc2c.mydeltamenu.com/SEA-JFK/

Link to Delta Premium Select menus:
https://dps.mydeltamenu.com/SEA-ICN/
(replace airport codes as appropriate)

Current 2022 First Class meal service status -- [NOTE - all D1 flights, domestic and international, receive hot meal service]. FC meal service consists of plated meals (including hot options) between hubs and to/from most larger stations (exception stations listed below only receive cold meal box options) on flights over 900 miles which depart before 9PM (scheduled). Pre-selection is available on routes with plated meal offerings, while it is not available on cold meal box routes. In addition, flights over 2300 miles will receive meal service in FC for departures after 9PM. Snack boxes are generally offered on redeye flights under 2300 miles. Meal service is not provided on flights under 900 miles.

Current exception stations where only cold meal boxes (with no pre-selection) are offered in FC on 900+ mile flights (both to and from station):
ABQ, AUA, EGE, ELP, EYW, GEG, IAD, JAC, MCI, OAK, PLS, PSC, PUJ, SAT, TUS, YYZ, YUL, YVR

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Delta In-Flight Meal/Food Service: The Definitive Thread — 2022 Edition

Old Jul 21, 2022, 11:16 am
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Originally Posted by xliioper
There'll be snacks. Flights over 900 miles get to pick items from "premium" snack basket in C+. They used to have some fresh fruit options in basket pre-Covid, but now it's just pre-packaged stuff. It'll tide you over, but it won't be terribly substantial and you should probably plan on eating a meal before flight.
- Great Circle Mapper
https://www.delta.com/us/en/onboard/...a-comfort-plus
Thank you! The return is a 7 am departure so this is great to know.
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Old Jul 22, 2022, 8:04 am
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Westbound transatlantic steerage- choice of Thai chicken or tortellini. After the perfesser’s unpleasant experience with the chicken on the eastbound, we both went with the cheese tortellini, which was served with a tomato sauce that had peas in it. Roughly Stouffer’s level so worked okay. Salad was a caprese with a little bit of greens, sun dried tomato and pesto sauce. Vanilla-strawberry ice cream.

Mid-flight, they had warm chocolate chip cookies along with a drink service. Pre-arrival light lunch was a tomato-mozzarella panini/pizza twist thing with some sort of Germany-sourced caramel pudding.

It’s a good thing I like Italian cheeses and tomato sauce.
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Old Jul 22, 2022, 8:42 pm
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Gary Leff referenced this post today:


That looks… comically bad, even for Y
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Old Jul 23, 2022, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by beachmouse
Westbound transatlantic steerage- choice of Thai chicken or tortellini. After the perfesser’s unpleasant experience with the chicken on the eastbound, we both went with the cheese tortellini, which was served with a tomato sauce that had peas in it. Roughly Stouffer’s level so worked okay. Salad was a caprese with a little bit of greens, sun dried tomato and pesto sauce. Vanilla-strawberry ice cream.

Mid-flight, they had warm chocolate chip cookies along with a drink service. Pre-arrival light lunch was a tomato-mozzarella panini/pizza twist thing with some sort of Germany-sourced caramel pudding.

It’s a good thing I like Italian cheeses and tomato sauce.
I have found that in coach, pasta is almost always the safe option.

a lot of the "chicken or beef" looks like the post below yours.
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Old Jul 23, 2022, 7:23 am
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I wonder if the above picture was the ‘Thai chicken’ option
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Old Jul 23, 2022, 8:51 am
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Originally Posted by FlyinHawaiian
I flew MSP-JFK on Endeavor and there were two plated meal options; an arugula salad with grilled chicken and veggies, burrata, tomatoes, and artichoke heart with pesto (along with a side dish of garbanzos, cucumbers, and olives) and a "Southwestern Salad." Sure beats the meal box that I was expecting!
... and back to reality. I flew the 0700 MSP-EWR flight on SkyWest and the sole option was the deli cheese and cured meat meal box.

I did get to try the Kalua Pork option on HNL-MSP and must say that the version I made for myself at the Sky Club buffet was superior - Kalua Pork and Cabbage on white Calrose rice with a dash of Tobasco.






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Old Jul 23, 2022, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by beachmouse
I wonder if the above picture was the ‘Thai chicken’ option
According to the person who posted it on Twitter, it was actually the “pasta” option!
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Old Jul 23, 2022, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by dw
According to the person who posted it on Twitter, it was actually the “pasta” option!
That's scary!
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Old Jul 23, 2022, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Dawgfan6291
putting some sesame seeds on some watermelon is "nice, wholesome and interesting"?

uh. alright.
Google Asian Watermelon Salad. It’s clear this dish was more Asian inspired. Yes, the watermelon salad could’ve been more complete, but I’ve had much less convincing meals pre-Covid - so this is really a breath of fresh air.
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Old Jul 24, 2022, 12:09 am
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Need help with choosing meal - domestic F

Hi all,

I will be flying in DL F for the first time from SAN to DTW (AM flight so breakfast is offered) in a week and wanted to know the different options - a little background: I enjoy Hindu Meals on long-haul international flights but never tried anything on DL. Any help will be appreciated - these are the "regular" offerings that do not entice me




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Old Jul 24, 2022, 6:30 am
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Originally Posted by SuraBoy
Hi all,

I will be flying in DL F for the first time from SAN to DTW (AM flight so breakfast is offered) in a week and wanted to know the different options - a little background: I enjoy Hindu Meals on long-haul international flights but never tried anything on DL. Any help will be appreciated - these are the "regular" offerings that do not entice me




Thanks
So, normally I would go with the quiche, but I didn't realize they're serving Cowgirl Creamery cheese. The "wagon wheel" is their Mt. Tam - which is probably the best domestic triple-cream Brie that I've ever had (it's very smooth, mild, and pairs really well with their Imagery white wine in a can - yes, I'm serious). The other one is also a Cowgirl Creamery as well. Delicious!
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Old Jul 24, 2022, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by SuraBoy
Hi all,

I will be flying in DL F for the first time from SAN to DTW (AM flight so breakfast is offered) in a week and wanted to know the different options - a little background: I enjoy Hindu Meals on long-haul international flights but never tried anything on DL. Any help will be appreciated - these are the "regular" offerings that do not entice me




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Interesting that the DL F chia pudding appears to be the same exact meal that UA sells in Y as one of their food for purchase
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Old Jul 24, 2022, 6:52 am
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I wish it were possible to get (by preorder if necessary) some sort of a cheese plate on every DL flight offering a meal. Once upon a time (PMNW), there was a cold poached salmon choice that was great for a light breakfast/lunch or if you didn't like the dinner choices. Alternatively a substantial but somewhat basic salad such as chicken caesar (chicken could be served on the side for vegetarians) could be always available (at least for preorder), even if it comes in a box.
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Old Jul 24, 2022, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by SuraBoy
Hi all,

I will be flying in DL F for the first time from SAN to DTW (AM flight so breakfast is offered) in a week and wanted to know the different options - a little background: I enjoy Hindu Meals on long-haul international flights but never tried anything on DL. Any help will be appreciated - these are the "regular" offerings that do not entice me




Thanks
The quiche is quite decent, the (I think) oatmeal if you want a cold breakfast, and the charcuterie if you're a European who wants that sort of thing for breakfast

Honestly they're all fine offerings depending on what mood you're in.
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Old Jul 24, 2022, 12:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Minnyappleus
Google Asian Watermelon Salad. It’s clear this dish was more Asian inspired. Yes, the watermelon salad could’ve been more complete, but I’ve had much less convincing meals pre-Covid - so this is really a breath of fresh air.
I don't need to. I'm very well aware of what the idea was, that my entire point.
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