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Vegan Plane Snacks – Best Plant-Based Airplane Food in 2024

Vegan friendly snacks on a plane

Last updated on January 10th, 2024

Short flight, long flight, medium flight it doesn’t really matter, I love to settle down in my seat, watch the clouds pass by and enjoy some tasty snacks. However, as I’m vegan it means I need to think outside the box a little. So after coming up with some great ideas for vegan plane snacks I’ve decided to share some of my favourites with you guys.

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The Best Vegan Plane Snacks to Get you Ready for your Next Adventure:

1. Vegan Trail Mix: A Nutty Delight

No matter where you’re flying to, a pack of vegan trail mix, premade or homemade, is a perfect snack to keep you energized. It’s a healthy and filling blend of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits that provides flavour and nutrients. I find flights can leave me feeling a bit run down so I do like to eat something that might help my body out a bit. Plus, it’s easy to carry and doesn’t need to be kept in the fridge.

Trail mix, airplane snack - Vegan plane snacks

Here’s one I really like and you can order it on Amazon, a train mix from Wholefood Earth. It’s vegan and comes in fully recyclable packaging

Order Wholefood Earth’s Trail Mix here.

2. Hummus and Veggie Sticks or Crackers

Hummus can be a vegan traveller’s best friend if it’s packed well. Put a small pack of hummus with carrot, celery, and cucumber sticks in a resealable container. This means if there’s no vegan plane food you have a filling vegan plane snack that does the job.

3. Fruit Salad: Nature’s Sweet Treat

I think I always forget how much I love a tasty fruit salad until I’m eating it. Fruit salad is a sweet and nutritious option for vegan travellers like us. Pre-cut and pack some fresh fruits like apples, berries, watermelon, pineapple and grapes in a spill-proof container. It’s a refreshing way to satisfy your sweet tooth during the flight.

4. Vegan Protein Bars: Portable Powerhouses

Vegan protein bars are a super easy way to fuel up during your flight or any time during the journey. They come in various flavours such as chocolate chip, peanut butter and salted caramel and are packed with plant-based protein. These bars are perfect for staving off hunger and keeping you full and feeling lively until your next meal.

These peanut butter Trek protein bars are usually a go-to vegan snack for me when I’m flying. Take a look at Trek’s Amazon store here

5. Rice Cakes with Almond Butter: Crunchy and Creamy

I have to admit, I do love rice cakes, both sweet and savoury ones. Sometimes I buy the ones coated in dark chocolate other times I have the salt and vinegar ones to dip in hummus.

Rice cakes vegan airplane snack

Another nice option is rice cakes with almond butter. Spread some creamy almond butter on a rice cake and add a touch of sweetness with a drizzle of agave syrup, then put another on top to make a rice cake sandwich. It’s a simple yet delicious snack that won’t make too much of a mess.

6. Veggie Wraps: A Wholesome Option

Vegan wrap on airplane

Wraps and sandwiches are a great option for vegans to eat on a plane. And making your own means you’re not at the mercy of the one soggy vegan option that’s left in the airport shop. Make up your sandwich or wrap using your favourite vegetables and a vegan spread, you could even treat yourself with a slice of vegan cheese. 

7. Dark Chocolate: The Bitter Sweet Vegan Plane Snack

If you’re craving something sweet, a bar of dark chocolate could be the answer. Dark chocolate is often vegan, and it’s an excellent treat to enjoy while on the go, it’s tasty, gives you energy and it even has some health benefits. Just make sure to check the label because not all dark chocolate is vegan.

Vegan dark Chocolate snack

I’m a fan of this Ombar – Vegan Chocolate Bar, you can take a look on Amazon. 

Common Questions About Vegan Plane Snacks:

Q1: Can I bring my own vegan snacks on a plane?

Yes, you can bring your own vegan snacks on a plane. Just make sure they comply with the airline’s regulations regarding liquids and gels. Solid snacks like the ones mentioned above are typically allowed. As each airline is different, if there’s something you’re not sure about check their website for their regulations.

Q2: Are vegan snacks available on flights?

Some airlines offer vegan snack options, but the variety and availability can vary. Unless you are familiar with the airline, it’s a good idea to bring your own, so you have vegan plane snacks you enjoy.

Q3: Can I request vegan meals on a flight?

Yes, usually you can. Most airlines offer a vegan meal option but you often have to request them in advance. If you’re on a long-haul flight It’s a great way to enjoy a hot, vegan meal while flying.

Travelling as a vegan doesn’t have to be a struggle. If you make sure to prepare a little in advance you can enjoy delicious vegan snacks during your flight. With a little planning and these fantastic vegan plane snack ideas, you can indulge in tasty plant-based snacks while setting off on your next adventure. Have fun and enjoy the world!

Check out some of the places I’ve visited and the vegan food I’ve found along the way on my Vegan Food on Tour page.

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Author Bio - Sinead OCarroll - The Wondering Wandering Vegan

Meet Sinead O’Carroll: Vegan explorer, sustainability advocate and the founder of The Wondering Wandering Vegan. Embracing veganism since 2018 and vegetarianism since 2005, Sinead is armed with a Vegan Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle qualification, and is on a mission to share her passion for cruelty-free living. 

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