Special meals

Any requirement catered for

We can provide a special menu for passengers with extraordinary requirements; this menu must be ordered in advance. The service is available in any flight class on long haul flights, and in SWISS Business on European flights.

Order in time

Special menus will only be on board if they are ordered in good time. Please let us know at least 24 hours before departure if you require one of our 18 special menus. Contact our Service Center, add the information to your online Profile or order the menu when you book at swiss.com.

Nut allergy

As an allergy-minded airline, we show consideration to passengers with food allergies, and have a policy of not serving peanuts on board. However, for technical reasons we are unable to provide meals without any trace of peanuts. The meals and snacks served on board may contain nuts or ingredients that are based on peanuts.

We advise passengers with serious allergies to consider the possible reactions and carry their own emergency medicine with them. Under certain circumstances, they may prefer to bring their own food that does not require chilling or heating on board. If you have a food allergy, please contact the SWISS Service Center or your cabin crew team. Out of consideration for their fellow passengers, we request all our passengers not to bring peanuts on board with them.

Available special meals

Food allergies
Gluten intolerance
Special menu available without cereals (wheat, rye, barley, oats) and starch.

Lactose intoleranc
Special menu available without dairy products.
For babies and children
Babies and children up to 2 years of age
One vegetable and one fruit puree per route.

Children up to 11 years of age
A popular and balanced children's menu such as pasta or chicken nuggets.
For vegans and vegetarians
Hindu menu
Indian style, without meat, fish, poultry, eggs or gelatin.

Oriental menu
Chinese style, without meat.

Jain menu
Prepared in accordance with the customs of Indian Jainism.

Lacto ovo menu
Western meal without meat or fish, but with eggs and dairy products.

Vegan menu
Western meal without meat, fish, eggs or dairy products.
Special diets
Diabetic
Sugar-free menu.

Plain meal
Light menu with lean meat or fish, low fat and lightly spiced.

Low calorie
Light menu with low-calorie products; no pasta, cream or sweet baked goods.

Low salt
Lightly salted menu, low sodium and mildly spiced.

Low fat
Light menu with low fat products, low cholesterol.
Religious background
These menus are prepared in strict accordance with the respective customs and rites.

Kosher
Always prepared, packed and sealed by a rabbi.

Hindu
Does not contain beef or dairy products; may contain lamb, poultry or fish.

Halal
Does not contain pork.
Medical background
If you have to follow a special diet after surgery or illness, due to an allergy or for any other medical reasons, we will be pleased to provide it for you. In this instance, please contact our Service Center at least 8 days before departure.
Japanese menu
This menu is available in Business Class from and to Tokyo (LX 160 and LX 161); must be booked in advance.

Starter: Soba noodles.
Main course: Japanese style with rice, miso soup and marinated vegetables.