Cross-sectionally divided photo with two examples of special TAP meals. The upper section shows half a white plate against a red background, containing rice, eggs, and tomatoes; outside the plate there are cherry tomatoes, a pomegranate, and strawberries. The lower section shows the other half of the plate, containing rice and vegetables covered in sauce; outside the plate there is a pumpkin, a pineapple, and a carrot.
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Special meals

Enjoy dishes specially prepared for you.

Our new special meals will make your trips even tastier


Thinking of you, we have improved and diversified our special meals offering with new, healthier and tastier recipes: vegan, gluten-free, low-calorie, and other options for all tastes.

You can order a special meal, at no extra cost, provided that you have a flight booking and request it up to 24 hours before departure. You can request this service online – Manage Booking, via our Contact Center, at a TAP counter, or through your Travel Agency. TAP Miles&Go Customers can book at the TAP Miles&Go Service Centre.


Special meals are available:

  • Economy Class – on flights of more than 5 hours’ duration; 
  • Executive Class – on most flights of more than 90 minutes’ duration (with meal service except for overnight flights).
Place your order
Place your order
Order your special meal
Place your order 24 hours before your flight's departure time, at no additional cost.
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 meal1 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 meal2 DBML Does not contain sugars, syrups, jams, cakes and chocolate. Food with reduced carbohydrate content, less fat.
Gluten-free meal2 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.

1KSML meals must be requested 72 hours prior to departure on flights from Luanda.
2Flights departing from Accra do not serve DBML or GFML meals.

On certain flights, especially those that include stopovers and overnight flights, we do not have any special meals available, except for kosher meals, which can always be requested.

These services are available only on flights operated by TAP or operated on its behalf and TAP Express.

Some of the meals available

Photo with various ingredients representing a diabetic diet against an orange background: mushrooms, rice, broccoli, carrots, kiwi, cereals, white meat, and other ingredients suitable for this type of diet.
Meal for diabetics
For sugar-free diets with less fat content and based on ingredients with fewer carbohydrates.
Photo with various ingredients representing a low-sodium diet against a yellow background: asparagus, cereals, kiwi, vegetables, carrots, and other ingredients suitable for this type of diet.
Low-salt meal
For diets with no added salt or baking soda.
Photo with various ingredients representing a gluten-free diet against a red background: mushrooms, tomatoes, broccoli, strawberries, kiwi, eggs, cucumber, and other ingredients suitable for this type of diet.
Gluten-free meal
For diets with no ingredients containing gluten.
Photo with various ingredients representing a vegetarian diet against a green background: pasta, kiwi, asparagus, peas, carrots, mushrooms, green beans, and other ingredients suitable for this type of diet.
Vegetarian meal
For diets with no animal-origin ingredients, comprising 3 options: vegan, lacto-ovo, and Hindu.
Photo with various halal ingredients representing a Muslim meal against a green background: tomatoes, strawberries, asparagus, kiwi, and other ingredients suitable for this type of diet.
Muslim meal
For a diet based on ingredients approved by Muslims and the Islamic jurisprudence.
Photo with various ingredients against a purple background: strawberries, peas, blueberries, chocolate, pasta, cherry tomatoes, breaded fish fillets, and a slice of toast with a clown face made of cucumber and tomato.
Children's meal
Delicious, nutritious dishes for children aged 2 to 11.
Photo of a white plate with hummus and vegetable sticks against an orange background.
Hummus with vegetable sticks
A tasty starter loved by everyone.
Photo of a white plate with a blueberry mousse topped with a mint leaf and some blueberries on the side, against a purple background.
Blueberry mousse
A healthy, delicious dessert.
Photo of a white bowl with a mango mousse topped with a mint leaf, against an orange background.
Mango mousse
A creamy dessert with real fruit flavor.

Food allergies and intolerance

In case you have a serious food allergy, you can request a special meal provided that you have a flight booking. To book your meal, simply call our Contact Center up to 7 days before your flight's departure date.

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.

Celebrate with Cake and Portuguese Sparkling Wine!

Photo of the inside of an airplane showing, to the right, a slice of cake and a glass of Portuguese sparkling wine standing on a flat surface. In the background there are two airplane windows.

Enjoy a Birthday or Wedding cake (1kg, approximately €45) and Sparkling Wine (75cl, €25) on board our aircraft. To order, just call our Contact Center up to 7 days before your flight departure date.

These requests are subject to confirmation and availability and are not served on flights between destinations in Mainland Portugal.

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