United airlines meals offerings are included on flights between the US and Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Africa, Europe, India, Israel, Middle East,  Australia, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Intra Pacific and Micronesia.

All economy class passengers will enjoy complimentary soft drinks, juices, water, tea and coffee on most US domestic services and all international services.

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Passengers travelling in United Economy on domestic services before 0945 will receive a morning stroopwafel which is a Dutch, caramel-filled waffle and on flights departing after 9:45 a.m. you will be offered packaged savoury snacks, such as an Asian-style snack mix of rice crackers, sesame sticks and wasabi peas. You will still be able to make additional meal purchases inflight from the choice or bistro on board menus below.


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The Choice Menu offers Snack Shop and Bistro on Board menu items for United Economy customers to purchase throughout North America and select Latin America markets. The Snack Shop is available all day on most flights scheduled over two hours and offers Tapas, Savory, and Classic snack boxes along with other snacks, including Pringles, fruit and nut bars and trail mix. Credit or debit card transactions only.


Bistro on Board offers fresh food for sale on most United mainline flights scheduled for more than three-and-a-half hours within North America and to select Latin America markets. The Bistro on Board menu items changes seasonally throughout the year. Spring options include ham and Swiss baguette on breakfast flights, and a Buffalo chicken wrap and chicken and Swiss focaccia on lunch or dinner flights. Warm meals are available on most flights between Hawaii and Chicago, Houston, Newark and Washington, D.C. as well as on most flights between New York JFK and Los Angeles or San Francisco. Current warm meal options include scrambled eggs on breakfast flights, as well as chicken asparagus and risotto on lunch or dinner flights. Credit or debit card transactions only. For further info check here.


These must be ordered at least 24 hours before departure. Special meals are available for trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific and intra-Pacific flights when United serves breakfast, lunch or dinner. Customers may also special pre-order meals for South America flights to/from Argentina, Brazil and Peru. In the U.S., these meals are available in premium cabins on flights between the continental U.S. and Hawaii and on flights between New York JFK and San Francisco or Los Angeles. Special meal availability may vary by market or cabin, and includes, Asian vegetarian, Hindu (Indian) vegetarian, vegan (strict) vegetarian, child, gluten-intolerant, Jain, Japanese, Kosher and Muslim.

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