Be prepared to experience a 5-star experience with the range of All Nippon Airways meals available on all routes. ANA is dedicated to providing a great variety of inflight meals no matter which cabin class you choose to fly in. For those lucky enough to experience first class the airline works with 3 star Michelin chef Pierre Gagnaire who is known as the Picasso of the Kitchen.


Since 2013 ANA has held its yearly voting contest on airline food options. They invite passengers to vote on Facebook for one of eight menu items; the two most popular menu items will end up being served inflight. The meals in ANA economy class are of an exceptional standard and include their ANA original bread that is also served in Business Class on departures from Tokyo (Haneda and Narita).

There are some self-service snacks available on North America (except Honolulu), Europe, Sydney, and Indian routes. Expect traditional Arare rice crackers,  fruit and Aromatic Kabosu which is made from sun-drenched kabosu a green citrus fruit drink that is sour and sweet. Self-service snack bars onboard also offer fruits, Arare rice crackers, and other Japanese style snacks.


Orders can be made with ANA direct through their reservations department, online or through your travel agent. If you booked with a travel agent, you must order your meal with your travel agent.

Free from Allergies- Order at least 24 hours before departure from Japan, or 48 hours for flights to Japan.
Other meals- Order at least 24 hours before departure.

Note that special meals are not always available on all flight routes, and some can only be ordered on the phone.


Allergen Free, Vegetarian Jain Meal, Kosher Meal, Bland Meal, Low Lactose Meal, Seafood Meal, Baby, Child, Vegetarian Lacto Ovo, Vegan, Asian Vegetarian, Vegetarian Raw, Vegetarian Oriental, Hindu, Muslim, Kosher, Vegetarian Jain, Diabetic, Low Salt, Low Fat, Low Calorie, Gluten Free, Bland, Low Lactose, Fruit and Seafood.

For further information check here. To book your special meal go here below just a sample of the meals available.

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Customers traveling in premium economy can also look forward to additional drinks and and snacks such as Sparkling wines, access to business class red and white wines, Soups, Soba or ramen noodles and access to business class desserts.


ANA has recently introduced new inflight meals from restaurants and hotels for passengers flying to Japan from Los Angeles, Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, and Taipei.

Passengers can enjoy creative dishes created by chef and founder, Joachim Splichal of The Patina Restaurant Group.

Passengers can enjoy creative dishes created by chef Amit Chowdhury from the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel.

Passengers can enjoy dishes from the famed Italian restaurant Basilico. Meals have been created by Executive Chef Angelo Ciccone, who is originally from Locorotondo in southern Italy.

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