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.

How to apply

Make your request until the application deadline shown below.

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
Vegetarian Jain Meal *1
Kosher Meal *2
Bland Meal *3
Low Lactose Meal *3
Seafood Meal *4
Up to 24 hours ANA website*
By phone
Special meals aside from the above*5 Up to 24 hours ANA website*
By phone
  • *If you do not have a flight reservation, you can apply for special meals when making your reservation via ANA website.
  • *Please call ANA if you wish to request different types of in-flight meal for each of your flights.
  • *Please call ANA if you have a reservation for a single seat but wish to request both a special meal for a baby or child and another special meal.
  • *The services you have requested 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 call ANA to make the request. If you purchased your ticket at a travel agency, please make requests through the travel agency.


  • *1 Not available on flights departing from Brussels and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • *2 Not available on flights departing from Mumbai, Delhi, Shenyang, and Phnom Penh.
  • *3 Not available on flights departing from Mexico City.
  • *4 Not available on flights departing from Phnom Penh.
  • *5 May not be available from some departure locations. Please contact ANA for further details.

Allergen Free Meals

Special Meals – Free from Allergens

The ANA Group considers food safety a top priority, and has for a long time used companies that provide allergen-free food products for meal services on Group-operated flights*.

From March 1, 2018, a new 7 allergen-free child meal will be available, allowing passengers accompanied by children who are at an age where they are prone to allergic reactions to enjoy their journeys with peace of mind.

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.

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

Baby and Child Meals

Baby Meal (BBML)

For infants less than 2 years old. Pre-weaning and post-weaning baby meals such as pureed foods and soup are included.

Child Meal Image for departures from Tokyo

Child Meal image for departures from other airports

Child Meal (CHML)

For children ages 2 to 5. Meals include sandwiches and fruits, and are soft and easy to chew.

Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian Meal Lacto-ovo (VLML)

Vegetarian meal which contains eggs and/or dairy products.

Vegetarian Vegan Meal (VGML)

Strict vegetarian (vegan) meal. No meat, fish, eggs, honey, or dairy products are used under any circumstances.

Asian / Hindu Vegetarian (AVML)

Refers to an Asian-style vegetarian meal.Spicy vegetarian combinations which may include limited use of dairy products. Eat no meat or meat products of any type; No fish, eggs, fowl or products with lard or gelatin.

Vegetarian Raw Meal (RVML)

Meal prepared for passengers requiring a meal that exclusively consists of raw fruits and vegetables. Meal does not contain highly processed foods, additives or preservatives.
Prohibited : Cooked fruits and vegetables. Animal products. Animal by-products.

Vegetarian Oriental Meal (VOML)

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

Religious Meals

Hindu Meal (HNML)

For Hindus who do not eat beef.Neither beef nor pork is served. Fish (boiled), chicken, mutton, seafood, rice, and fruit are mainly used.Alcohol is not used at all.

Muslim Meal (MOML)

Refers to meals prepared in accordance with the regulations and customs of Islam.Pork products, Gelatin, Alcohol, Flavoring extracts from alcohol and Fish without scales and fins are not used.

Kosher Meal (KSML)

Meals prepared for Jews according to 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 type of meal is offered to members of the Jain community. It does not contain meat, fish, eggs, dairy, or other animal products. It also does not contain root vegetables. (Not available at some airports.)

Dietary Meals

Diabetic Meal (DBML)

For passengers with diabetes.Lean meat, fiber products, fresh vegetables, fruit, bread and cereal are used.

Low Salt Meal (LSML)

For passengers with high blood pressure, heart disease, or kidney problems whose sodium intake must be limited.The sodium content of each meal is reduced.Raw vegetables, crackers, pasta, lean meat, diet margarine, high-fiber breads with low sodium are mainly used, with fruit and salad.

Low Fat Meal (LFML)

Meal with limited fat and cholesterol.No egg yolk is used.Raw vegetables, lean meat or fish are used and cooked. Margarine, low fat dairy products and high-fiber bread or fruit are also provided.

Low Calorie Meal (LCML)

With less than 400 calories per meal, these meals are designed to fit into a daily diet of less than 1200 calories.

Bland Meal (BLML)

Meal prepared for passengers suffering from stomach or intestinal problems. Meal usually contains food that is easily digestible, mildly seasoned and tender.
Prohibited : Fried foods. Highly seasoned foods, black pepper, chili powder.

Gluten Friendly Meal (GFML)

Meal prepared for gluten intolerance passengers. Meal does not contain ingredients or food items with gluten.
Prohibited : Cereals containing gluten (wheat, rye, oats, barley, triticale, kamut and spelt). Products derived from cereals containing gluten (flour, starch, semolina).

* 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 sources, such as dairy products or dairy-free ingredients. This meal is not suitable for those allergic to cow's milk.

Fruit Platter Meal (FPML)

This meal is for passengers who would prefer a fruit-only meal option. The fruit used in this meal is completely free of additives or preservatives.

Seafood meal (SFML)

This meal is for passengers who would prefer a seafood-based (fish/shellfish) meal 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.