Fresh flavors, smooth sips: See what Delta is dishing up this spring
Spring means a fresh start and a new selection of in-flight food and beverage offerings for Delta customers to enjoy. As part of Delta's continued investment in the onboard customer experience, the airline has committed to seasonal refreshes for its onboard menus – ensuring that even the most frequent travelers has something new to look forward to each season, in addition to familiar favorites customers have come to know and love.
Welcome spring with seasonal menus and wine in Delta One
In the latest seasonal menu refresh, Delta One customers can look forward to reinvigorating flavors that help usher in springtime – from sweet, first-of-season Vidalia onions fresh from Georgia's G&R farms to bright herbs and crisp spring greens.
As part of the airline's popular pre-select meal program, customers confirmed in the Delta One cabin will receive an email from Delta three days prior to their flight, asking them to pick their first-choice meal. Starting March 1, selections will include spring-inspired dishes like Seared Beef Tenderloin with wild garlic mashed potatoes and mixed spring vegetables or Vegetable Lasagna full of earthy mushrooms and delicate squash with pesto cream sauce.
Depending on the route, menus will feature talents of the airline's in-house and partner chefs – like James Beard honoree Linton Hopkins out of Atlanta, Danny Meyer's Union Square Events out of New York, and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo out of L.A. Customers traveling between the U.S. and Asia can look forward to regionally sourced menus curated by Chinese chef Jereme Leung, Japanese chef Norio Ueno and Korean chef Kwon Woo-Joong.
Delta's new spring meals will be complemented by a selection of wines curated by Delta's Master Sommelier, Andrea Robinson. Andrea's spring lineup includes regionally sourced wines chosen to perfectly pair with the latest menus, like Kleine Zalze Chenin Blanc from South Africa and Chateau Sainte Michelle Indian Wells Cabernet Sauvignon hailing from Washington's Columbia Valley.
Customer favorites join free snack lineup
To keep selections fresh, Delta will introduce two new snack options this spring – bringing back fan favorite Squirrel Brand almonds and introducing Cheez-It crackers to the complimentary snack lineup. These options will be served in addition to the airline's beloved signature Biscoff cookies and gluten-free KIND Dark Chocolate Chunk Bars.
Steep and sip at 30,000 feet
Starting this month, Delta will begin boarding new premium tea selections from Pure Leaf for Delta One customers to sip and savor in-fight. Flavors will include English Breakfast, Green Tea with Jasmine, Peppermint Herbal Tea and Earl Grey.
Pure Leaf teas will also be available on the ground in Delta Sky Clubs starting May 1, where customers can find even more flavors to love – like Chamomile, Chai Tea, Ginger with Orange Blossom and Black Tea with Berries, as well as the four in-flight flavors.
In addition to providing elevated flavor for customers, Pure Leaf teas align with Delta's industry-leading sustainability strategy. Every Pure Leaf product uses tea from Rainforest Alliance Certified tea estates around the world.
These culinary enchantments are part of Delta's multi-billion dollar investment in the overall customer experience. In the past several years, the airline has made significant enhancements to the Main Cabin experience including free Main Cabin meals on select coast-to-coast routes, free mobile messaging, free in-flight entertainment, upgraded Main Cabin snacks, the addition of sparkling wine, access to Wi-Fi on nearly all flights and refreshed Flight Fuel food-for-purchase options. Recent upgrades to the Delta One in-flight experience include new chef-designed Delta One menus, refreshed TUMI amenity kits with Kiehl's products, and an Alessi-designed collection of serviceware.