Singapore Airlines Vegan Meal Options (Review + Photos)

Does Singapore Airlines provide vegan meals? Yes, they do!

In my opinion, Singapore Airlines provides one of the best vegan meals in terms of taste.

I do have very minor gripes however, but it’s so nice when you don’t have to pack vegan snacks and food with you for a flight.

Keep reading to see my reviews for Singapore Airlines vegan meal and an overview of their special meals.

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What Are the Vegan Meal Options on Singapore Airlines?

Singapore Airlines has three special vegan meal options.

To see which ones are available, go to their special meals page, click on the “Vegetarian” tab. They provide five special meals in this category, and indicate dietary restrictions under each description.

While none of these meals contain meat or seafood, some do contain animal products such as egg and dairy.

List of special meals under the Vegetarian Tab for Singapore Airlines

The Singapore Airlines vegan meal options are:

  • Vegetarian Jain Meal (VJML)
  • Vegetarian Oriental Meal (VOML)
  • Vegetarian Vegan Meal (VGML)

I usually stick with the Vegetarian Vegan Meal (VGML) meal.

You can also select the “Dietary” category and see that there’s a fruit-only platter. I’ve only had fruit-only platters on other airlines, and while it’s good to eat light while in the air, be prepared in case the fruit platter is not enough for you.

Singapore Airlines Vegan Meal Review

Singaporean food culture is generally very flavorful with lots of spices. The Singapore Airlines vegan meals I had didn’t taste like regular airplane food and tasted like restaurant quality.

San Francisco to Singapore (17 hours)

I selected the Vegetarian Vegan Meal (VGML) and here’s what I got:

The first Singapore Airlines vegan meal was vegetable fried rice, a bread roll, vegan butter, and a sweet sticky rice dessert:

Singapore Airlines VGML Vegan Meal option of fried rice, sweet sticky rice and bread roll

The second meal was a noodles and tofu stir fry, bread roll, vegan butter, and polenta cake:

Singapore Airlines VGML vegan meal option of noodles and fried tofu, bread roll, and polenta cake

Two things I didn’t like (this is just me!):

  1. The noodles were a bit too spicy for me. Singaporeans can take a lot of heat in food. I can take some heat, but this was at times hard to eat, no matter how good it tasted!
  2. I wished they served more fruit! When in the air, it’s good to get in as much water as you can either from fruits or water. Understandable, Singapore imports a lot of their produce.

Singapore Airlines Vegan Meals on Connecting and Short Flights

Beijing to Singapore (6 hours)

I selected the Vegetarian Vegan Meal (VGML) and here’s what I got:

Vegetables, potatoes and tofu topped with tomato sauce, side salad, bread roll with vegan butter, and vegan jello dessert. The main dish was simple but good! The vegan jello was not good at all. 😅

Singapore Airlines Vegan Meal: Vegetables, potatoes and tofu topped with tomato sauce, side salad, bread roll with vegan butter, and vegan jello dessert

Singapore to Manila, Philippines (3.5 hours, no photo)

On a flight from San Francisco to the Philippines, I had a layover in Singapore.

On my connecting flight from Singapore to the Philippines I was served an in-flight meal with their partner airline Scoot.

Not a full-blown meal, but it was a filling tray of rice and lentils and a water bottle.

With connecting flights, it’s difficult to tell if meals will remain vegan or if you’ll be given something vegetarian.

Sometimes the dish will have an ingredients label, but not always. Singapore Airlines partner Scoot is generally knowledgeable with veganism or sometimes locally known as strict or pure vegetarianism, as Singapore has a high percentage of Buddhist vegetarians that strictly do not consume dairy, eggs, onion, and garlic.

How to Request a Singapore Airlines Vegan Meal

You can request a special in-flight meal with Singapore Airlines on their website.

I suggest booking it right away when you buy your ticket so you don’t forget.

To book a special vegan meal on Singapore Airlines, look up your ticket reservation on their Manage Booking page and request your special vegan meal.

You can also try calling them to request. Be ready with your booking information.

Singapore Airlines special meal booking confirmation screenshot

They do indicate your meal selection on the ticket confirmation email, but it’s always good to make sure the request was processed.

Right after you bought your ticket and a week before your flight, go to your booking on the Singapore Airlines website and check that your vegan meal selection is there.

When Can You Request a Special Meal on Singapore Airlines?

You can request your vegan meal up to 24 hours before your flight.

So if it’s 3pm now and your flight is 10pm tomorrow, you have until 10pm tonight to book it. If you missed the deadline, you can try asking at the check-in counter at the airport, but in case they say no, it’s best to bring some vegan snacks or food with you.

They do have some exceptions. Taken from their website: At least 48 hours prior to flight departure – Istanbul At least 32 hours prior to flight departure – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bangkok, Brunei, Cebu, Colombo, Da Nang, Darwin, Denpasar, Dhaka, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kochi, Maldives, Myanmar, Phnom Penh, Phuket, Siem Reap, Surabaya.

When Do You Get Served Your Singapore Airlines Vegan Meal?

Generally for most airlines it’s an hour or two after take-off and then an hour or two before landing, with snacks in between.

Special meals generally get served first, and early. Sometimes you’ve finished your food before others are even served! (I personally wait until my row gets served before I start eating, just a cultural thing. Unless I’m really hungry.)

So I always breathe a sigh of relief when a flight attendant either comes up to me at the beginning of the flight confirming my seat and vegan meal, or when they come up to my row with my vegan meal early. Phew!

That being said, don’t change your seat since the special meal is assigned to your seat number. If there are lots of seats and you want to move, make sure to tell them first that you’re moving and if it’s possible to serve your vegan meal at your new seat.

Thumbs Up for Singapore Airlines Vegan Meals

While the flight from San Francisco on Singapore Airlines is the longest non-stop flight I’ve ever taken (nearly 17 hours!), I don’t have to worry about my vegan meals with them.

And I actually look forward to seeing what meals I’m served! Phew! Til’ next time, Singapore Airlines!

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