Special meals

Passengers who require special food for dietary, religious or nutritional reasons have a choice of 11 different meals on Lufthansa-operated flights.

Special meals can be ordered up to 24 hours before departure, provided that there is a confirmed booking in the required class. You have the option of ordering a special meal through your travel agency or online at My Bookings. There is no additional cost to you for this service.

Please note that special meals are usually offered in Economy Class on flights of more than 185 minutes’ duration and in Business Class on flights of more than 75 minutes’ duration.

Dietary meals

Name Explanation
Meal for gluten-intolerant passengers In the case of gluten intolerance (gluten protein): The meal will be prepared without ingredients containing gluten
Low-cholesterol diet Less than 100 mg cholesterol, no animal fats, no egg yolk
Low-sodium diet For cardiovascular and renal problems: salt-free, low fat, does not cause bloating, no alcohol
Meal for lactose-intolerant passengers The meal will be prepared without ingredients containing lactose

Vegetarian or wholefood meals

Name Explanation
Vegan meal No meat or fish products, no alcohol, no dairy products or eggs
Vegetarian meal
Meal without meat or fish (may contain eggs and dairy products, e.g. milk)
Vegetarian-Asian (Indian) meal Meal without meat, prepared and spiced in the Indian style
Jain meal (vegetarian) Prepared in accordance with the customs of Indian Jainism: No use of meat, egg products, onions, garlic, ginger, mushrooms or root vegetables

Meals for members of certain religions

Name Explanation
Kosher meal Strictly kosher food prepared under the supervision of a rabbinate
Muslim meal No use of pork or game and no alcohol. All meat and poultry products used are certified as slaughtered according to halal guidelines.
Hindu meal (non-vegetarian) Meal with fish, lamb, mutton, goat or poultry, can contain root vegetables

Children’s menus and baby food

Meals for babies and toddlers – such as jars of baby food, mini Vienna sausages and soups – are available on board Lufthansa flights as long as supplies last. They do not need to be ordered as extras when booking. Child-friendly meals, known as our ‘Children’s menus’ (for children aged two and over) can be ordered at the time of booking or no later than 24 hours before departure at no additional cost.