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SPECIAL MEAL SERVICE

At Turkish Airlines, our unrivaled catering service is there to meet the requirements of passengers who request special meal services for health, religious, or ethical reasons, and for infants and children.

Special meal options
Food type Explanation
Asian vegetarian meal (AVML) Does not contain meat or meat derivatives including poultry, animal fat, eggs, or fish. Contains some or all of: dairy products, pulses, vegetables, dried fruit and nuts which are rich in iron and calcium
Hindu meal (HNML): Non-vegetarian meal that does not include beef*
Does not contain beef, veal, pork, or raw or smoked fish products. Contains some or all of: lamb, poultry, fish, dairy products, and curried and spiced foods
Raw vegetable meal (RVML) Does not contain caffeine products, processed food additives, or preservatives. Contains some or all of: raw fruit, raw vegetables, and fresh fruit juice
Baby meal (BBML) Does not contain meat with bones, spicy foods, wheat, gluten, fish, eggs, acidic fruit, pork, or beef. Contains some or all of: fruit, vegetables, meat puree, and dessert
Kosher meal (KSML) Prepared in accordance with Jewish dietary requirements and traditions
Seafood meal (SFML) Contains fish and seafood prepared using local recipes
Bland meal (BLML) Does not include spices, black or red pepper condiments, gas-producing vegetables like cauliflower and zucchini, caffeine products, or fried foods. Served with caffeine-free tea and coffee
Low calorie meal (LCML) Does not contain fried, fatty, or sugary food, or sauces and dressings. Contains some or all of: lean meat and dairy products, fresh fruit and vegetables, grains, and sweeteners
Strict vegan meal (VGML) Does not contain animal products (meat and meat derivatives such as honey, eggs, dairy products, fish, poultry, lard). Contains some or all of: high-protein foods like lentils, tofu, beans, vegetables, fresh fruit, dried fruit, and nuts which are rich in iron and calcium
Child meal (CHML) Does not contain fish or meat with bones, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, spicy foods, dressings, and sauces, or boiled sweets (hard candy). Contains some or all of: grated carrot, cheese, crackers, finger food, fresh fruit, and fruit juice
Low fat food (LFML) Does not contain fried or oily food, cream and cheese based sauces, egg yolk and offal, seafood, fish roe, caviar, processed foods, or additives. Contains some or all of: lean meat, skinned poultry, fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grain bread, and low fat dairy products, dressings, or sauces
Jain – Vegetarian Hindu meal (VJML) Does not contain poultry, meat, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy products, root vegetables, and vegetables from the onion family. Contains some or all of: fruit, vegetables, spices, tofu, pulses, rice, and grains
Diabetic meal (DBML) Does not include fried food. Contains some or all of: fat-free meat and dairy products, skinned poultry, fish and seafood products, vegetables, fruit, whole grain bread, and other grains
Low salt meal (LSML) Does not contain salted or smoked foods, anchovies, olives, processed cheese, baking products such as self-raising flour and baking powder, bouillon, and food prepared with dressings or sauces. Contains some or all of: salt-free margarine, low salt breakfast products, low salt cheese, garlic, onion, and celery
Lacto-ovo vegetarian meal (VLML) Does not contain meat and meat derivatives, fish, poultry, and lard. Contains some or all of: high protein dairy products, eggs, vegetarian cheese, and vegetables, fruit, and pulses which are rich in iron and calcium
Fruit meal (FPML) Does not contain preservatives or additives. Contains fresh fruit or sulfite-free dried fruit
Vegetarian oriental meal (VOML) Does not contain meat, poultry, fish, seafood, egg, and dairy products. Contains fruit, vegetables, and spices
Gluten-free meal (GFML) Does not contain wheat, wheat flour, caviar, oats, barley, pasta, bread, breadsticks, pastry, cakes, pastries, crisp breads containing gluten, cream, meat-flavored additives, dried fruit and nuts, malt products, and chocolate containing gluten. Contains some or all of: fresh fruit and vegetables, puffed rice, gluten-free crisp breads, soya milk, potatoes, soya and rice flour, dairy products, sago, and oil
Low-lactose meal (NLML) Does not contain milk, yoghurt, cheese, egg, ice cream, butter, biscuits, cakes, creamed or breaded vegetables and meat, omelets, crepes, instant soups, instant coffee, chocolate, and bread containing dairy products. Contains some or all of: meat, poultry, fresh vegetables, lactose-free fruit, milk-substitute soya drinks, and non-dairy coffee cream
All foods served on Turkish Airlines flights are Muslim meals and prepared according to Islamic custom.
Passengers making special meal requests must have these processed on their reservations at least 24 hours before their flight. Passengers with allergies must indicate these with a medical report.
Passengers who wish to request a special meal must notify us at least 24 hours before their flight. Passengers with food allergies must specify their meal requirements with a doctor’s note. Passengers who suffer from nut allergies can be assured that no nut products will be allowed on the aircraft.
There are some differences on the menus served to passengers in Economy and Business Class. Dining on board >>
All flights will have some variety of nuts such as hazelnuts or peanuts carried on board. Furthermore, these may be present in the food served on board. Other passengers may be carrying foods containing these ingredients. As such, these foodstuffs and particles may be transmitted to seats or other surfaces of the aircraft, and may be transmitted through the ventilation system during a flight. Since we cannot guarantee that nuts will not be present on any of our flights, we cannot take responsibility for any allergic reactions passengers may have. Passengers with allergies to nuts such as hazelnuts or peanuts must accompany their special meal request with a medical report.

Special Meals