Special Meals

To meet specific dietary requirements for health or religious reasons, ANA provides a wide selection of special meals to our passengers.
We also provide meals and services for children and babies. Please feel free to make requests upon reservation.

Application Deadline

If you would like to request a special meal, please do so via the relevant channel by the applicable application deadline.

Where to Apply for Special Meals
Meal Type Application Deadline
Prior to departure of ANA-operated flight
How to Apply
Allergen-free Meal
  • Up to 24 hours (Flights from Japan)
  • Up to 48 hours (Flights to Japan)
By phone
(Not available through the ANA website)
Special meals aside from the above Up to 24 hours
ANA website
By phone
  • Requested special meals may be cancelled upon changing your flight reservation. After completing your reservation change, please confirm the services for which you are registered.
  • Only special meal requests for ANA-operated flights can be made through the ANA website. If the reservation includes flights that are operated by other airlines, please contact ANA by phone to make the request.
    If you purchased your ticket at a travel agency, please make requests through the travel agency.
  • Some meal options will not be available depending on the departure airport.
    • Vegetarian Jain Meal: Departures from Brussels, Ho Chi Minh City and Shenzhen
    • Kosher Meal: Departures from Vladivostok, India, Phnom Penh, Shenyang, Qingdao, Xiamen and Shenzhen
    • Muslim Meal: Departures from Vladivostok
    • Seafood Meal: Departures from Phnom Penh 
  • Requested special meals may be cancelled upon changing your flight reservation. After completing your reservation change, please confirm the services for which you are registered.
  • Only special meal requests for ANA-operated flights can be made through the ANA website. If the reservation includes flights that are operated by other airlines, please contact ANA by phone to make the request.
    If you purchased your ticket at a travel agency, please make requests through the travel agency.
  • Some meal options will not be available depending on the departure airport.
    • Vegetarian Jain Meal: Departures from Brussels and Ho Chi Minh City
    • Kosher Meal: Departures from India, Shenyang, and Phnom Penh
    • Seafood Meal: Departures from Phnom Penh 

Allergen Free Meals

Special Meals – Free from Allergens

The ANA Group also views in-flight meal safety as a top priority. We therefore use products from long-established allergen-free food service providers on ANA Group-operated flights*1.

Passengers can choose the 7 Allergen Free Meal, which does not contain any of the 7 major allergens (wheat, buckwheat, dairy products, eggs, peanuts, shrimp and crab), or the 27 Allergen Free Meal, which in addition to the 7 above does not contain a further 20 allergens (abalone, squid, salmon roe, orange, kiwifruit, beef, walnut, salmon, mackerel, soybean, poultry, banana, pork, matsutake mushroom, peach, yam, apple, gelatin, sesame and cashew nuts).

The 7 and 27 allergens are ingredients specified by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and as such we are unable to handle requests for foods free of other allergens.

There is the possibility, however, of ingesting small amounts of allergens through floating matter in the aircraft, and therefore passengers with allergies or other intolerance are advised to carry any medicine or shots (EpiPen, etc.) prescribed by their doctor on board, so as to be prepared to take care of themselves in case they experience an allergic reaction.
Furthermore, passengers with serious medical conditions are asked to consult their doctor prior to the flight, and to also consider preparing their own meals to carry on to the flight.

  • *1.Excludes codeshare flights. Please consult the operating airline for codeshare flights, as their policy may differ.

Baby and Child Meals

Baby Meal (BBML)

This meal is for infants aged under 2 years old. Pre-weaning and post-weaning baby meals such as pureed foods and soup are included.

Child Meal (CHML)

Child Meal Image for departures from Tokyo

This meal is for children (ages 2-5). Meals include sandwiches and fruits, and are soft and easy to chew.

  • Available to children occupying their own seat.

Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian Meal Lacto-ovo (VLML)

This is a Vegetarian meal that does not use any meat products and fish. Please note that it contains eggs and/or dairy products.

Vegetarian Vegan Meal Stricted vegetarian (vegan) meal (VGML)

Any meat products, fish, eggs, honey, or dairy products will not be used under any circumstances.

Hindu Vegetarian Meal (AVML)

This meal contains spicy vegetarian combinations which may include limited use of dairy products.Any meat products will not be used. In addition, fish, eggs, fowl or products with lard or gelatin will not be contained.

Vegetarian Raw Meal (RVML)

This vegetarian option is prepared for passengers who only require raw fruits and vegetables. This meal does not contain highly processed foods, additives or preservatives. Please note that cooked fruits and vegetables, animal products, and animal by-products will not be used.

Vegetarian Oriental Meal (VOML)

This meal is for passengers who prefer oriental vegetarian option. It does not contain any animal products, animal-derived ingredients, eggs, or dairy products.

Religious Meals

Hindu Meal (HNML)

Beef and pork will not be served. Mainly, boiled fish, chicken, mutton, seafood, rice, and fruits will be used. Ingredients will not contain alcohol.

Muslim Meal (MOML)

These are meals which have been prepared in accordance with the regulations and customs of Islam. They do not contain pork products, gelatin, alcohol, flavoring extracts made from alcohol, or seafood from species without scales or fins.

Kosher Meal (KSML)

This meal will be prepared conforming to the Jewish dietary laws.(Not available at some airports.)
Meals will be served in a sealed package.
ANA does not provide Passover meal (which are made of unleavened products).

Vegetarian Jain Meal (VJML)

This meal option is offered to the members of the Jain community. It does not contain meat, fish, eggs, dairy, or other animal products. In addition, it also does not contain root vegetables. (Not available at some airports.)

Dietary Meals

Diabetic Meal (DBML)

For passengers with diabetes. Lean meats, fiber products, fresh vegetables, fruits, bread and cereal will be used.

Low Salt Meal (LSML)

This meal is offered for passengers with high blood pressure, heart disease, or kidney problems. The use of sodium will be limited. The sodium has been reduced for each meal. Mainly, raw vegetables, crackers, pasta, lean meat, diet margarine, high- fiber breads with low sodium will be used including fruits and salad.

Low Fat Meal (LFML)

This meal contains limited fat and cholesterol. Egg yolk will not be used. Raw vegetables, lean meats or fish will be all cooked. Margarine, low fat dairy products and high-fiber bread or fruits will be offered.

Low Calorie Meal (LCML)

This meal will be offered with less than 400 calories per meal which is designed to fit into a daily diet of less than 1200 calories.

Bland Meal (BLML)

This meal is prepared for passengers who suffer from stomach or intestinal problems. It usually contains food that can be is easily digested which is mildly seasoned and tender. Please note that fried products, highly seasoned foods, black pepper, chili powder will not be contained.

Gluten Free Meal (GFML)

This meal will be prepared for passengers with gluten intolerance. It only contains gluten free ingredients. Prohibited : Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, oats, barley, triticale, kamut and spelt). Products derived from cereals containing gluten (flour, starch, semolina). Please note that this meal option is not suitable for those who are allergic to wheat flour. 

  • Please note that we cannot completely prevent risks of cross contamination during the production process.

Low Lactose meal (NLML)

This meal is for those who require a lactose-restricted meal option. It does not contain any lactose ingredients , which include dairy products and dairy-free. Please note that this meal option is not suitable for those who are allergic to milk products.

Fruit Platter Meal (FPML)

This meal is for passengers who prefer a fruit-only meal option. The fruits used is complete additive/preservatives-free.

Seafood meal (SFML)

This meal is for passengers who prefer a seafood- based (fish/shellfish) option. It does not contain any meat products.

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  • Please accept our apologies in the event that your meal selection is not available.

Requests for special meals are to be made separately after booking your flight tickets. For more details please see How to apply.