A Guide to Alaska Airlines’ Food and Beverage Offerings: From Economy to First Class, Menus, and Pre-Order Options

Discover the delicious food and drink offerings on Alaska Airlines flights, including vegetarian options and complimentary drinks in most cabins.

Alaska Airlines is known for its generous food and beverage offerings, especially in the first class cabin. The airline serves food in its first class cabins on flights as short as 550 miles, which is more generous than other legacy airlines that only serve complimentary meals in first class on flights longer than 900 miles[1]. In this article, we will explore the various food and beverage options available on Alaska Airlines flights, including the main cabin, premium class, and first class.

Main Cabin and Premium Class Food and Drinks

Alaska Airlines offers a variety of meals and snacks inspired by the West Coast food scene for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including vegetarian options[1]. Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and small snacks are served on most flights[2]. You can also purchase items from the airline’s inflight menu, which includes options like the Mediterranean Tapas Picnic Pack, Chipotle Turkey Wrap, and Croissant Breakfast Sandwich[3].

Breakfast Options

  • Turkey, bacon, and tomato bagel sandwich
  • Smoked salmon bagel sandwich[4]

Lunch and Dinner Options

  • Stand Banh Mi salad
  • Strawberry Fields for Chevre salad
  • Two new wraps[4]

Snacks

  • Pineapple, sesame sticks, and macadamia nuts mix[5]

Alaska Airlines First Class Meals

Alaska Airlines serves freshly prepared meals and snacks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in First Class, always including a vegetarian option[6].

Breakfast Options

  • Beecher’s mushroom omelette
  • Chicken sausage breakfast bowl
  • Lemon blueberry pancakes[7]

Lunch and Dinner Options

  • Chimichurri flat iron steak
  • Herb-roasted chicken
  • Lemon fennel manicotti
  • Ginger beef stir-fry noodles[4]

On select flights, Alaska Airlines also offers Beecher’s Flagship Mac and Cheese and Alicia’s Pork Carnitas Tamale[8].

Alaska Airlines Drink Menu

Alaska Airlines offers a variety of beverages, including hot beverages like Starbucks Pike Place Roast coffee, Starbucks Decaf Via, Teavana Royal English Breakfast tea, and Teavana Mint Majesty Herbal tea[1]. Alcoholic beverages are available for free in Premium Class and for purchase in the Main Cabin, with options like Straightaway Margarita, Straightaway Oregon Old Fashioned, and New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Ale[1].

Pre-ordering Meals

Alaska Airlines provides a pre-order option for meals, available through the Alaska mobile app or alaskaair.com from 2 weeks to 20 hours before your flight[1]. Pre-ordering is recommended for Main Cabin meals on trips over 670 miles[9]. First Class passengers can choose from five different entrees for in-flight meals[10].

Alaska Airlines Food Policy

Alaska Airlines does not cater to special meal requests in the Main Cabin. However, you can purchase the Mediterranean Tapas Picnic Pack for $6, which is Vegan/Kosher/Gluten-free certified[2]. Special food requests are supported by Alaska Airlines in First Class[3].

Please note that if you change your flights, your meal choices won’t transfer to your new flight, and you’ll need to pre-order meals under your new reservation[11]. Due to FAA regulations, alcohol brought through security or purchased at the airport cannot be consumed onboard the aircraft at any time[6].

Alcohol Policy

Alaska Airlines serves alcohol on its flights, offering an extensive selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in all cabins[9]. On flights over 1,100 miles, the airline provides multiple cart services[9]. In January 2023, Alaska Airlines partnered with Straightaway Cocktails to offer high-quality cocktails on flights over 350 miles, available to main cabin passengers for $12 and free of charge in first class[10].

Citations:
[1] https://cage-preview.w2.ecomm-prod-aks.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/flight-experience/main-cabin/food-and-drink
[2] https://www.inflightfeed.com/alaska-airlines/
[3] https://travelseason.com/airlines/food-wine-alaska-airlines/
[4] https://thepointsguy.com/news/alaska-airlines-new-menu-items/
[5] https://www.businessinsider.com/airlines-ranked-by-their-free-snacks-2017-3
[6] https://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/flight-experience/first-class/food-and-drink
[7] https://upgradedpoints.com/news/alaska-airlines-new-menu/
[8] https://simpleflying.com/alaksa-airlines-doubles-first-class-food-options/
[9] https://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/flight-experience/main-cabin/%20%20food-and-drink
[10] https://www.travelpulse.com/News/Airlines-Airports/Alaska-Airlines-Widens-Menu-Variety-Adding-Fresh-In-Flight-Food-Options
[11] https://www.alaskaair.com/content/travel-info/flight-experience/main-cabin/food-and-drink

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