Yes, Airline Food is For Sale and You Can Get it Delivered to Your Doorstep

Published on May 27, 2020

Listen up frequent travelers, travelers for work, or those who enjoy exploring the world. So, I guess that means everyone. The travel enthusiast who also misses the thought of being on a plane – things just got a whole lot better for you.

Are you missing the plane atmosphere and those delicious snacks that they serve you on the plane? Well, you’re just in luck because one online food company has got your back. Yes, you heard that right, you can have airline food delivered right to your front doorstep.

The pandemic has put a hold on everything right now, and that includes using those beautiful big beauties to get you to and from another state or country. Some are missing that feeling of boarding a plane trying to find your seat and dealing with those crying children. Yes, let’s also not forget the gourmet meals they serve you as well. That’s if you count cheese and crackers a high-class meal.

Imperfect Foods

The discount grocery subscription, Imperfect Foods has taken the opportunity to eliminate food waste. Sadly, that’s happening a lot around the world right now. So, the company decided to put some airline food on their site. Give or take it’s only some cheese and crackers, but hey, some people must be missing the thought of airline food if people are ordering online.

Some took to Twitter to show their amazement and the “you’re joking, right?” status updates when they saw a cheese and crackers package that JetBlue sells on its flights on the Imperfect Foods website.

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Others are just as shocked and amazed to see this on the website. Imperfect Foods makes sure to let the world know that airlines are just as much a part of saving food, as other industries such as farming.

Battling Food Waste

Now that we aren’t traveling, many airline foods are now going to waste. Yes, those pretzels and peanuts are going to waste. While they may not mean much to most of us, there are others who don’t know when they will have their next meal. So, those pretzels, crackers, and peanuts could mean the world to someone else.

Not only have they brought food from airlines but also other places like hotels, movie theaters, and some restaurants. Also, “there are other stories, from pineapples [meant for a hotel] all the way to seafood that we have been able to recover from stalled supply chains,” CEO Philip Ben told CNBC Make It. They are preventing food waste at places that are closed right now due to the pandemic.

Anyone can go onto Imperfect Foods and buy food from the supplier. Subscription boxes start at around $16 for conventional options and $24 for organic alternatives. According to CNBC, Imperfect Foods purchased 40,000 cheese plates that the customers could add to their subscription boxes and sold 16,000 cheese plates. I guess people do miss their airline food.

Jori Ayers is a Staff Writer at Grit Daily based in Tampa, Florida. She was formerly with the editorial team at Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine.

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