As the pandemic swung into full effect in early 2020, airlines across the globe cut back significantly on in-flight dining options, with meal service in premium cabins suffering the most. In response, Turkish Airlines swapped out glassware and hot meals for plastics and pre-packaged cold items, as part of its COVID-19 related safety guidelines.
The airline which has been known for its wide selection of great on-board meals, took quite a hit over the past few years as many flyers have been vocal about their sub-par experience.
The good news is that with the global vaccine roll out, airlines are slowly bringing back pre-pandemic service, and Turkish Airlines is going right back to the meal service we know and love. Flights 2 hours and 15 minutes or longer will benefit from full premium cabin (hot) meal service (inclusive of their full drinks selection) with the following breakfast and dinner options:
Honeycomb from Erzincan, “kaymak” clotted cream from Afyon, Anatolian style spicy pepper and tomato spread
“Gözleme” Grilled Flat Pastry, stuffed with cheese and spinach
Cheese and Tomato Omelette with sautéed mushrooms
A selection of regional cheeses: aged cheese (Kars), “Ezine” (Çanakkale), with marinated Turkish olives, dried figs and apricots
Grilled Turkish Style Meatball, with sautéed zucchini and roasted red pepper bulgur pilaf
Grilled Swordfish Brochette, with celeriac potato purée, Tuscan-style vegetables
Traditional “Dolma” Varieties, minced beef stuffed vine leaves and zucchini and “Karniyarik,” eggplant with minced beef, tomato sauce and yogurt
“Manti” Homemade Turkish Ravioli with minced beef, tomato sauce, yogurt
Grilled Lamb Chopswith polenta crespelle and ratatouille
Sea Bass en Papilotte and julienne vegetables
“Karniyarik,” traditional stuffed eggplant with minced beef, buttered rice
Grilled Chicken Brochette with grilled tomato and pepper bulgur pilaf