Special meals

Enjoy dishes specially prepared for you - for free.

Every TAP passenger is unique and we provide special meals free of charge to meet their needs.

Please request a special meal when booking your flight and at least 24 hours before departure. This service can be requested online, from our Contact Centre, at a TAP office or from your travel agent.
TAP Miles&Go Customers can book at the TAP Miles&Go Service Centre.

Special meals available

Special meals available

Long Haul and Medium Haul Executive Class flights
Type of meal Code Information 
Vegan meal VGML  Does not contain meat, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, dairy products or derivatives.
Lacto-ovo vegetarian meal   VLML  Does not contain meat, fish or seafood. May contain dairy products such as milk, butter, cheese and eggs. 
Hindu vegetarian meal  AVML  Does not contain fish, shellfish, meat, poultry or eggs. Does not also contain onion, garlic, mushrooms, caffeine or very
processed foods. 
*Kosher meal KSML  Strictly kosher food prepared to comply with Jewish dietary laws. 
Muslim meal  MOML  Does not contain pork, by-products of pork or ingredients containing alcohol. All meat and poultry products used are certified
as slaughtered according to halal guidelines. 
Baby meal   BBML   It consists of simple and mashed foods, meat or fish puree and fruit puree.
Children's meal  CHML  This meal is available for children ages 2-11 (inclusive) and includes food offerings that appeal to children. 
**Diabetic meal  DBML  Does not contain sugars, syrups, jams, cakes and chocolate. Food with reduced carbohydrate content, less fat. 
** Gluten-free meal  GFML  In the case of gluten intolerance (gluten protein). The meal is prepared without ingredients containing gluten. 
Low-calorie meal  LCML  Calorie-reduced meal, rich in dietary fibre, low in fat and carbohydrates. 
Low-fat meal  LFML  A high-fibre meal with reduced fat. 
Low-salt meal  LSML  Does not contain salt and baking soda/powder. 
***Lactose-free meal NLML  The meal is prepared without ingredients containing lactose. 

On intercontinental flights all meals can be confirmed, except: 

* KSML meals must be requested 72 hours prior to departure on flights from Luanda.
** flights departing from Accra do not serve DBML or GFML meals.
*** no non-lactose meals (NLML) are served on outgoing flights from Abidjan.

Food allergies and intolerance

If you suffer from a serious food allergy, you can request an appropriate special meal when booking or at least 7 days before departure.

If you suffer a serious allergy from inhalation of or exposure to a particular food, TAP is not able to guarantee that the plane’s cabin is free of the allergen in question, as on board service cannot be altered and it is not possible to monitor foods or products brought on board by passengers.

We recommend that you see your doctor before travelling and carry appropriate medication in your hand luggage.

Onboard meals for babies and children

Because kids have special tastes, TAP provides meals prepared specially with babies and children in mind. 

  • Request a child meal when booking to ensure that we can meet your needs;
  • Baby meals are available on long-haul flights and in tap|executive and in tap|top executive on some medium-haul flights;
  • Children’s meals for those aged 2-11 (inclusive) are available on all European and Intercontinental flights, except:
    • on European flights that stop overnight at some airports and which are supplied with meals for the return journey.
    • flights departing from Sao Vicente and Boa Vista.
    • in Economy Class on domestic flights, European flights of less than four hours and flights to and from Morocco.

Find out more about flying with babies and children here.

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