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Turkish Airlines Catering Master Thread | Photos, Menus & Reviews ( 2019 onwards )

Turkish Airlines Catering Master Thread | Photos, Menus & Reviews ( 2019 onwards )

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Welcome to this thread where you could find detailed information about food onboard Turkish Airlines.
For information on the Turkish Airlines website please click here.

Meals are complimentary on all Turkish Airlines and AnadoluJet flights regardless of travel class and flight time.
Alcoholic beverages are complimentary as well, however, they are only loaded to selected flights.

Feel free to edit the WIKI if you want to add further information or if you think that it needs modification.

Meals are loaded on flights depending on the flight time and classified like this.

Domestic:

Business Class: Morning flights would get a hot light breakfast, a cheese & fruit plate in addition to butter and jam.
Flights later in the day would get a starter dish + a salad + a dessert
Economy Class: A cheese sandwich ( warm ) is served on all domestic flights
AnadoluJet flights: A cold sandwich or a pre-packaged cake is served on all flights


Short Haul up to 2 hours ( eg. Tel Aviv, Athens, Bucharest... )

Business Class: Morning flights would get a hot dish ( omelette, borek, gozleme ( Turkish style pastry ) ) alongside with a cheese & fruit plate, butter, jam, bread, and Danish pastries
Rest of the day flights would get a starter + a main dish ( chicken, lamb, köfte... ) + a salad + a dessert
Economy Class: A box containing a sandwich, a cake and a salad ( for morning flights: yoghurt ) would be served.

Medium Haul between 2 and 8 hours ( eg. Mumbai, Paris, Stockholm, London, Addis Ababa... )

Regardless of the flight time, these flights would get only one food service and no second meal or snack is served on Economy Class at all. On longer flights, drink runs are made by the cabin crew midway during the flight.

Business Class: Morning flights would get a hot dish ( 2 options would be present: generally one would be an egg dish and the other one a Turkish style breakfast dish ) alongside with a cheese & fruit plate, butter, jam, bread, and Danish pastries
Rest of the day flights would get a starter + a main dish ( 3 options would be present: generally a pasta dish, a meat dish, and a fish dish ) + a salad + a dessert.
Economy Class: A hot meal would be served with a salad and dessert. For morning flights instead of a salad and a dessert, yogurt and a cheese&olive plate would be present. Some flights may receive a brownie instead of yogurt.

LongHaul more than 8 hours ( List Below )

The destinations are: Atlanta, Bangkok, Boston, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Caracas, Chicago, Denpasar (Bali), Durban, Guangzhou, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Los Angeles Madagascar, Manila, Maputo, Mauritius, Miami, Montreal, Newark, New York, Panama, Phuket, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Singapore, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington DC, Xi'an.

Onboard both cabins, two main courses would be served on these flights according to the flight time. A snack basket would be available at the galley which would have sandwiches and cakes.

Flights departing between 04:00-10:30 would have a Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner
Flights departing between 10:30-04:00 would have Lunch/Dinner + Breakfast ( if arriving at morning ) / Lunch/Dinner ( if arriving later in the day )

Business Class: Depends on the route. You could find information about meals here. In addition, pre-ordering meals are also available for several flights, for more information please consider looking at the relevant thread by clicking here.
Economy Class: Depends on the route.

Below this line, you would be able to find example meals and photos of the offerings onboard.

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WIKI updated until post: 77

Domestic:

Breakfast - Business Class: 9
Rest of the Day - Business Class: 10
Economy: 4, 36
AnadoluJet:

Short Haul:

Breakfast - Business Class: 7, 17, 63
Rest of the Day - Business Class: 6, 16, 42, 60
Economy:

Medium Haul:

Breakfast - Business Class: 14, 29, 59
Rest of the Day - Business Class: 5, 15, 28, 44, 65
Breakfast - Economy: 2, 11, 53
Rest of the Day - Economy: 3, 8, 25, 52

Long Haul:

The list for long haul flights would be made by the departure time and flight number.
Flights departing from IST and outstations are separated for your convenience.
Eg: 13:05 TK 9 Istanbul to Los Angeles - Business Class

Business Class:
Westbound flights departing from IST
13:05 TK79 IST-SFO, Business, #18, 30
15:40 TK31 IST-ATL, Business, #71

Eastbound/Southbound flights departing from IST
1:30 TK66 IST-DPS, Business, #35, 72 ( breakfast only )
2:00 TK70 IST-HKG, Business #74 ( main course only )

Westbound/Northbound flights departing an outstation
21:00 TK67 DPS-IST, Business, #48
21:45 TK65 BKK-IST, Business, #38
21:55 TK25 TPE-IST, Business, #23

Eastbound flights departing an outstation
18:30 TK10 LAX-IST, Business, #19, 22, 32, 70
18:10 TK80 SFO-IST, Business, #27
23:05 TK36 YUL-IST, Business, #31, #75

Economy Class:
Westbound flights departing from IST

Eastbound/Southbound flights departing from IST

Westbound/Northbound flights departing an outstation

Eastbound flights departing an outstation

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After COVID-19 ( Reduced meal plan )


To minimize crew and passenger contact;

- No tea/coffee would be served
- No alcohol would be served in Economy Class
- No welcome drink and hot towels would be served on Business Class
- No glassware would be used in Business Class, drinks would be served in bottles, cans
- No menu cards would be provided
- For soft drinks, individual canned and bottled drinks would be served.
- Long-haul movie bar ( snack bar ) service would be discontinued.

Domestic Flights:

- Only a bottle of water would be provided in both Economy and Business Class.

Short Haul up to 2 hours ( eg. Tel Aviv, Athens, Bucharest... )

- Only a bottle of water would be provided in both Economy and Business Class.




Medium Haul between 2 and 8 hours ( eg. Mumbai, Paris, Stockholm, London, Addis Ababa... )

Business Class: A box containing a sandwich, a mezze ( cold starter ), a salad, a dessert, water would be served. Drinks would be served. Additionally, crackers would be served on flights longer than 5 hours.



Economy Class: A picnic box with a sandwich, a pre-packed cake, a juice and water would be served. In longer flights a second picnic box would be served, however, the sandwich and the cake would have different flavor.




Long Haul more than 8 hours ( List Below )

Business Class:

First Service: A box would be given including a sandwich/wrap, a salad, 2 mezzes ( cold starters ), 1 dessert, chips, pide ( soft bread ), water. Drinks would be served.

Second Service: A box containing a sandwich, a mezze ( cold starter ), a salad, a dessert, water would be served. Drinks would be served.





Economy Class:

First Service: A box with a sandwich, a salad, a dessert, a juice and water would be served.

Second Service: A picnic box with a sandwich, a pre-packed cake, a juice and water would be served.





It's unknown until when this type of reduced service would continue.
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WIKI updated until post:

Domestic and Short Haul:

Business Class:
Economy Class:
AnadoluJet:

Medium Haul:

Business Class:
Economy Class:
AnadoluJet:

Long Haul:

The list for long haul flights would be made by the departure time and flight number.
Flights departing from IST and outstations are separated for your convenience.
Eg: 13:05 TK 9 Istanbul to Los Angeles - Business Class

Business Class:
Westbound flights departing from IST

Eastbound/Southbound flights departing from IST

Westbound/Northbound flights departing an outstation

Eastbound flights departing an outstation


Economy Class:
Westbound flights departing from IST

Eastbound/Southbound flights departing from IST

Westbound/Northbound flights departing an outstation

Eastbound flights departing an outstation
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Old Aug 8, 19, 2:53 pm
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New SQ lounge at BKK has the best food. Eva lounge is great to hang out, food is just ok. TK lounge at BKK is terrible, and they know it.

Also, BKK-IST flight was extremely hot, and it's not just me - several passengers were fanning themselves with their menus throughout the evening. Mid-flight I went up to FAs and asked, and they acted all surprised, but lowered temp. a bit (still too hot to be comfortable, though, so could not sleep well and woke up exhausted - it's like sleeping in a tropical non-airconditioned hotel). IST-TLV on 777 was fine. (Pardon the offtopic).
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Old Aug 9, 19, 2:38 am
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Originally Posted by tartempion View Post
...I have 4h for breakfast at IST lounge...
That's about the amount of time you need to do it justice. I think they start replacing breakfast with lunch 10.30-11am. Good if you can experience both in 1 visit
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Old Aug 10, 19, 11:44 pm
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TK 67 DPS-IST ( Business Class )
Departure Time: 21:00
Long-Haul Dinner



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Old Aug 11, 19, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by SFOTraveler1984 View Post
TK 67 DPS-IST ( Business Class )
Departure Time: 21:00
Long-Haul Dinner
The grilled prawn and pomelo coconut salad sounds amazing. How is the dreamliner and new seat?
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Old Aug 11, 19, 3:25 am
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Originally Posted by ankomonkey View Post
The grilled prawn and pomelo coconut salad sounds amazing. How is the dreamliner and new seat?
I didn't have that particular salad - but I am sure it was good like the rest of the food
I posted a detailed review of the 787 and new business class here.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by SFOTraveler1984 View Post
I didn't have that particular salad - but I am sure it was good like the rest of the food
I posted a detailed review of the 787 and new business class here.
Thanks! I will read that thread now. I should have known better than to ask about it, thinking you hadn't reported on it
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Old Aug 26, 19, 5:15 pm
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TK 350 Istanbul to Almaty ( Economy Class )
Departure Time: 20:35
Medium-Haul Rest of Day Meal


The other option was pasta. I went for the köfte ( beef ) option



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Old Aug 26, 19, 5:18 pm
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TK 351 Almaty to Istanbul ( Economy Class )
Departure Time: 06:45
Medium-Haul Breakfast




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Old Aug 27, 19, 3:09 am
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Originally Posted by ISTFlyer View Post
...I went for the köfte ( beef ) option...
Good choice! I find TK pasta dishes unremarkable, while the kofte is always good!
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Old Aug 28, 19, 12:31 am
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While I don’t have the photos, the J catering was excellent today. TK 11, IST-JFK. Main options were Islim kebab, swordfish, and a pasta dish. We all opted for the swordfish and it was quite good! Juicy meat, cooked well. The chef made a remark that he is a “fish-chef,” although I’m not sure if that makes a difference.
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Old Sep 5, 19, 2:41 am
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going to have a flight on TK next month and reading up about it

forgive the obvious question, but from the menus posted TK does not provide hot snack options ? ie; Porrdige on PR, instant noodles on MH/SQ/BR ?
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Old Sep 5, 19, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by wantan View Post
going to have a flight on TK next month and reading up about it

forgive the obvious question, but from the menus posted TK does not provide hot snack options ? ie; Porrdige on PR, instant noodles on MH/SQ/BR ?
Depends on the flight length. I am not sure about the exact cut off, but generally for flights over 13 hours there are hot snack options.
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Old Sep 6, 19, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by songsc View Post


Depends on the flight length. I am not sure about the exact cut off, but generally for flights over 13 hours there are hot snack options.
Thanks, found a review on the flight I'll be taking which states snack as

“pide” with white cheese and chicken breast
Demel’s petits desserts
Any idea if all wide body flights have the same alcohol selection ? Will be connecting KUL - IST - IAH and return
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Old Sep 16, 19, 2:07 pm
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TK1982 LGW - IST (Business)
Departure time 10:30
Medium haul Breakfast




I love cheese but if you don’t it wouldn’t have been a good menu


A very tasty breakfast

Last edited by CoweyB; Sep 20, 19 at 3:25 am
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Old Sep 16, 19, 2:13 pm
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TK 1849 IST - ATH (Business)
Departure Time 13:10
Short Haul Lunch


A tasty lunch but you had to eat quickly as they announced descent shortly after service was completed!





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