The Essentials

Airlines with the Healthiest Food Options

So which airline offers the healthiest food?

A recent survey conducted by and the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center judged airline meals by ingredients, freshness and nutritional value.

The winner is Alaska Airlines. For example, you can order Mediterranean tapas with hummus, olives, almonds and dried fruits.

And coming in at second place is Delta Air Lines. The airline’s healthiest snacks include peanuts, multi-seed crackers, snapea crisps, dark chocolate, almonds, hummus and apricots.


Earning bronze is JetBlue, and the airline wins on calories. The average calories count for the airline’s meals and snacks is only 323.