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

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.

Delta confirmed in a press release that Hot Meals will return in March 2022

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

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Old Jul 26, 22, 1:59 pm
  #1381  
 
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Originally Posted by Minnyappleus View Post
Good grief. Impossible products are not that bad and honestly give many more flyers an option over "pasta." There are many worse things to consume: high amounts of alcohol/soda/sugars. If the impossible option isn't your favorite, pre-order a salad or something else.
My issue with the impossible nonsense is that it's largely supplanting the only real meat option on the menu in many menus. Like you often seen fish, impossible, and pasta. Where before it might have been fish, meat, and pasta. I'm not convinced there's that many vegetarians flying that now we need to remove the meat option for everyone else.

And I'm sure this is entirely due to some really good deal Delta is getting from the company that produces this stuff. While I'm sure there are people that are asking delta for it, the amount that it's invaded the menu to me is disproportionate to what I'd expect the demand to be.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Minnyappleus View Post
Good grief. Impossible products are not that bad and honestly give many more flyers an option over "pasta." There are many worse things to consume: high amounts of alcohol/soda/sugars. If the impossible option isn't your favorite, pre-order a salad or something else.
I think the point was that they're not so good.

I think we all have a strong interest in real food over the manufactured kind, as much as possible. There is no shortage of soylent green.
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Old Jul 26, 22, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by jdrtravel View Post
I would not call an impossible burger "wholesome" or "interesting" even if you sprinkle feta cheese on it. It is a highly processed oil-filled patty that contains a generous 40% DV of saturated fat.

I for sure think they are trying too hard. I love eating healthy, organic, vegetable-forward, etc, but when it's done poorly it's so gross. If they are not actually going to invest in doing the food well, I really think they need to offer some simple dishes that are harder to mess up (like vegetarian pasta, for example).
Lets not forget that the impossible stuff is a salt bomb as well. I actually don't mind it but its hardly anything remotely close to healthy.
Originally Posted by Minnyappleus View Post
For context, the comment was made regarding the Asian inspired dish with shrimp, veggies, and watermelon....
No. The comment was made on the side salad that was clearly supposed to be some kind of Asia style salad that was watermelon and sesame seeds.
Originally Posted by Minnyappleus View Post
Good grief. Impossible products are not that bad and honestly give many more flyers an option over "pasta." There are many worse things to consume: high amounts of alcohol/soda/sugars. If the impossible option isn't your favorite, pre-order a salad or something else.

Honestly, the point of my original message was simple: Delta has stepped up their food game considerably when compared to pre-covid offerings in domestic FC... Desserts were pre-packaged dancing deer cookies, side salads were uninspiring, sometimes they gave you that hard, plastic wrapped bread stick thing... I'll take today's catering.
Look like 4 post above yours.
Packed cookie and some chickpeas. WOOOOOOO what a step up.
Originally Posted by cardsqc View Post
My issue with the impossible nonsense is that it's largely supplanting the only real meat option on the menu in many menus. Like you often seen fish, impossible, and pasta. Where before it might have been fish, meat, and pasta. I'm not convinced there's that many vegetarians flying that now we need to remove the meat option for everyone else.

And I'm sure this is entirely due to some really good deal Delta is getting from the company that produces this stuff. While I'm sure there are people that are asking delta for it, the amount that it's invaded the menu to me is disproportionate to what I'd expect the demand to be.
exactly. IMO it should be the one of the limited pre-order selections not forced on people for the sake of being woke (and cheap)

and again, I say that as someone who doesn't mind the impossible stuff (meatballs more so than the burger)
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Old Jul 27, 22, 8:12 am
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Quiche

Southwest Salad
Great meals recently.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 8:51 am
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Just got the e-mail to preselect breakfast on my PHX-ATL flight next week Choices are:
Three Cheese quiche with chicken andouille sausage, holy trinity and cheddar
CHARCUTERIE AND CHEESE with Brooklyn cured smoked beef salami and bresaola with Cowgirl Creamery wagon wheel cheese and Mid-Night Moon gouda with dried fruit and olive oil crackers
COCONUT CHIA PUDDING* with toasted coconut, almonds, fresh blueberries, and cardamom scented pineapple

*Vegetarian Selection
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Old Jul 27, 22, 9:07 am
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Detroit to Tampa Dinner

This is the house made ricotta cappellacci pasta with asparagus and mushroom sauce. If you like mushrooms, you'll like this. Great service and nice meal on this flight. This was on July 18.

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Old Jul 27, 22, 9:54 am
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Flew JFK-SFO and back in D1 recently. The food quality, and amount of differentiation from F, had been on a long downhill slide for years prior to COVID, but I hadn't realized until I got the poke bowl on the return, and recognized the exact same meal from a recent midcon F filght, that there is no longer any differentiation in meal quality between F and D1.

In general, pretty lousy state of domestic premium cabin meals these days ... and is it just me or does everything seem to come with a little container of some sort of dressing/sauce where it's frequently unclear what it is supposed to go on?

JFK-SFO dinner, Delta One, pre-order only meal option of a Warm Turkey Melt (with a little card saying it was from Union Square Hospitality, and speaking of Delta food options that have gone downhill, when that partnership started there were some truly excellent meals, but nowadays ... if I was a brand manager at USQ I would be trying to get out of that contract ASAP...)


SFO-JFK lunch, Delta One, poke bowl
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Old Jul 27, 22, 10:06 am
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Originally Posted by bgriff View Post
Flew JFK-SFO and back in D1 recently. The food quality, and amount of differentiation from F, had been on a long downhill slide for years prior to COVID, but I hadn't realized until I got the poke bowl on the return, and recognized the exact same meal from a recent midcon F filght, that there is no longer any differentiation in meal quality between F and D1.

In general, pretty lousy state of domestic premium cabin meals these days ... and is it just me or does everything seem to come with a little container of some sort of dressing/sauce where it's frequently unclear what it is supposed to go on?

JFK-SFO dinner, Delta One, pre-order only meal option of a Warm Turkey Melt (with a little card saying it was from Union Square Hospitality, and speaking of Delta food options that have gone downhill, when that partnership started there were some truly excellent meals, but nowadays ... if I was a brand manager at USQ I would be trying to get out of that contract ASAP...)


SFO-JFK lunch, Delta One, poke bowl
I’ve been saying this for a while- “better” domestic F means “worse” D1.

for now, domestic D1 only gets Skyclub (if it’s not full…ha!); cheap, itchy bedding, and an occasional amenity kit as a differentiator. But sure, enjoy your $1000+ premium.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 10:09 am
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Originally Posted by cardsqc View Post

And I'm sure this is entirely due to some really good deal Delta is getting from the company that produces this stuff. While I'm sure there are people that are asking delta for it, the amount that it's invaded the menu to me is disproportionate to what I'd expect the demand to be.

Makes me start quoting the South Park episode about the Goo Man. Looks like he has gotten to Delta.
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Old Jul 27, 22, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Pianoman109876 View Post
for now, domestic D1 only gets Skyclub (if it’s not full…ha!); cheap, itchy bedding, and an occasional amenity kit as a differentiator. But sure, enjoy your $1000+ premium.
Plus the flat bed seat, of course.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 9:35 am
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D1 ATL-AMS August 2022--Any pics of Charred Lamb Chops or Poached GA Coastal Shrimp?

Just realized first time since late 2019 traveling intercontinental with the kids next week that kids meals are gone (our girls were probably only D1 passengers who enjoyed the chicken nuggets anyway!). I've had the first 3, but haven't seen reviews/pics of the Charred Lamb Chops (several reviews of the lamb shank; but didn't see any of "charred lamb chops") or Poached Georgia Coastal Shrimp---anyone had these last two or have a pic they could share?

D1 ATL-AMS Aug 2022
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Old Jul 28, 22, 10:21 am
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DTW>AMS Preselection. Flying next Wednesday and got email yesterday and was able to select no issue.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 10:22 am
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I have had the Charred Lamb Chops and they were good, a little overcooked for my liking but it is an aircraft, so I can deal with that.

With that said the taste was good and the portion was filling, my wife had the Poached Shrimp and liked them, she said she was not sure she could detect a difference between Georgia Costal Shrimp and the Shrimp we get at Costco in TX. (except for the size the Costco Shrimp at larger), but she enjoyed the dish.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 2:15 pm
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Originally Posted by kmersh View Post
I have had the Charred Lamb Chops and they were good, a little overcooked for my liking but it is an aircraft, so I can deal with that.

With that said the taste was good and the portion was filling, my wife had the Poached Shrimp and liked them, she said she was not sure she could detect a difference between Georgia Costal Shrimp and the Shrimp we get at Costco in TX. (except for the size the Costco Shrimp at larger), but she enjoyed the dish.
A little OT but as someone in Georgia that mostly eats Georgia shrimp......I can't really tell a taste difference than say going to Texas or Florida or insert state here. The reason i lean toward Georgia shrimp is that I can normally get them fresh, vs frozen from other states.

back on topic, I'd be worried about shrimp on a plane. They turn into rubber bands really really really quickly.
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Old Jul 28, 22, 3:13 pm
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Originally Posted by kmersh View Post
I have had the Charred Lamb Chops and they were good, a little overcooked for my liking

So, charred?

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