Air India Express Cafe: Treat Your Tastebuds Onboard

Air India Express provides onboard F&B services through its Express Cafe. Passengers can taste the rich flavour of Indian cuisine at 35,000 feet by Pre-booking inflight meals at ExpressCafe or simply choosing from the Buy-on-Board Menu.

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Air India Express Cafe: Treat Your Tastebuds Onboard

The pandemic has forced every passenger travelling via air to face never-experienced situations. The airlines have suspended onboard food offerings as part of the preventive measures and directives. Now that travel is opening up, Airlines not only started offering onboard meals but also refreshing the inflight food menu with new selections.

Air India Express provides onboard F&B services to passengers through its Express Cafe. Generally, passengers have two options to enjoy Food and Beverage offerings onboard - either pre-book or order whatever is available onboard. In this story, let's look into the complete offerings of Air India Express Cafe before its transformation journey completes.

You can read about Air India and the transformation journey of TATA's group of airlines by clicking here.


Air India Express Cafe:

At the time of this writing, Air India Express, the low-cost airline, operates across 19 Indian cities and 14 International destinations. Let's see what the airline offers onboard so that passengers can treat their tastebuds to delicious delights.

Sl.NoPre-Booking MenuBUY ON BOARD Menu
Veg Breakfast
1Tomato Rawa UpmaPepper Vada, Tomato Upma, Sambhar served with Tomato Chutney & Cut Fruits
Non-Veg Breakfast
2English BreakfastVegetable Omelette with Chicken Sausage, Croissant , Butter & Fruit Cuts
Veg Lunch/Dinner
3Chinese VegCauliflower Manchurian with Vegetable Fried Rice, Tossed Green Salad, Chilly Vinegar & Chocolate Brownie
4North Indian VegPaneer Makhani, Aloo Gobi, Jeera Rice served with Tossed Salad & Paratha and Chocolate Brownie
Non Veg Lunch/Dinner
5Chinese Non-VegChilly Chicken served with Fried Rice, Tossed Salad, Chilly Vinegar & Chocolate Brownie
6Mutton SpecialLamb Biriyani served with Raita, Pickle and Chocolate Brownie
7North Indian Non VegMurgh Tikka Masala served with Laccha Paratha & Chocolate Brownie
8Chicken BiryaniChicken Biriyani finished with Egg & served with Raita, Pickle & Chocolate Brownie
All Time Favourites
9Rolled with LoveChicken Roll - Tandoori Chicken Tikka in white Long roll
10Pizza (Non-veg)Chicken, Olives, Onion, Bell pepper finished with cheese (13 cm)
11Pizza (Veg)Corn, Olives, Onion, Bell Pepper finished with Cheese (13 cm)
Special Meals
12Gluten Free MealShish Taouk (Chicken) with Grilled Vegetables, Biriyani Rice & Garlic Sauce
13Jain MealPenne Arrabiata with Bread Rolls and Chocolate Brownie
14Diabetic MealChicken Piccata finished in Mushroom Sauce with Buttered Vegetables and Cut Fruits.
15Kids MealChicken Nuggets with Potato Smileys.
16Tea Masala
17Tea Ginger
18Tea Cardamom
19Tea Low Sugar
20Green tea
22Salted Cashewnuts
23Roasted Almonds
Ready to Eat
25Maggi Veg
26Maggi Non Veg
27Sambar Rice
28Veg Biryani
29Rajma Rice
31Chicken Biryani
32Chicken Curry Rice
Juices/Iced Tea
33Orange Juice
34Mixed Fruit Juice
35Mango Juice
36Chocolate Milk
37Lemon Iced Tea
38Peach Iced Tea

Buy On Board:

Air India Express now offers buy-on-board for its passengers. Buy-on-board menu offers tea, coffee, light meals, snacks, munchies, ice tea, juices and more. Order as you fly!

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As the name suggests, pre-booked meals are only available on prior booking. Hot meals can be booked at the time of flight booking or even later up to 24 hours prior to flight departure through the Air India Express website, booking offices, call centre or travel agents. Pre-booked meals are available on almost all flights; if you are unable to book, it means pre-booked meal is not available on that sector.

Also Check:  Types of Meals Offered On Board Air India flights

Hot and Cold Beverages:

Hot and Cold beverages can be purchased through Buy onboard on select sectors.

Ready to Eat Instant Foods:

Ready to Eat Instant food items are served after mixing with hot water.

Things to Know:

Pre-booked meal can be cancelled up to 24 hours prior to departure with refund. If cancellation happens within 24 hours, there would be no refund as the pre-booked meal would have been uplifted on the flight. Other general terms and conditions apply for F&B offerings.

World Airline Awards - Skytrax

Air India Express Named Best Regional Airlines in India / South Asia 2022 at the World Airline awards presented by the international air transport rating organisation - Skytrax. After two years of virtual award ceremonies, the 2022 World Airline Awards event happened at the Langham Hotel in London, United Kingdom.


Air India Express passengers can pre-book from a range of pre-booking options or choose from special buy onboard menu and beat those mid-air food cravings!

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