Special meals and food allergies

Our pre-order special meals cater for a wide range of dietary and cultural needs including gluten intolerance, vegetarian, diabetic, and infants and children.

Ordering a special meal

Meals for infants and children


Peanut, nut and other food allergies


A range of special meals are available on our long haul international services. On Australian and Pacific Island flights we offer a non-dairy vegetarian, gluten intolerant, and children's meals when the fare purchased includes a meal. Business Premier™ customers are able to choose from our full cuisine offering.

Our special meals are available to anyone with an Air New Zealand international ticket, except Seat or Seat + Bag fares and on our NZ7000 series flights operated by Virgin Australia.

Ordering a special meal

To ensure availability of your preference, special meals must be ordered at least 24 hours before your flight is due to depart. If booking online, you can request a special meal at the same time you enter passenger details in the booking process. If you are already booked, please contact Air New Zealand on 0800 737 000 with your booking reference to arrange a special meal.

If you are on a connecting flight with another airline and you need a special meal, please contact that airline directly to organise your food on board.

View sample menus of the fresh, innovative cuisine we offer on board Air New Zealand flights as part of our regular inflight service.