Small, diverse brands lead Delta’s food and beverage refresh
Delta customers can sip on new farmer-direct teas, cold-brew coffee, sparkling wine and beer, and snack on an updated selection of treats the next time they travel to the United States. The lineup of new products, which also includes welcome beverages and refreshed seasonal meals, highlights small businesses, suppliers from across the globe, and woman- and LGBTQ+-led brands, building on Delta’s recent efforts to create a people-first and values-led onboard experience.
Committed to supplier diversity
In recent months, Delta has announced partnerships with the U.S.’s first Black-owned distillery, Du Nord Social Spirits; elevated its onboard wine offerings with Imagery Estate Winery, led by award-winning female winemaker Jamie Benziger; and introduced premium Delta One amenity kits made by Mexican artisans in partnership with Someone Somewhere.
Here’s a flavor of what to expect on your next international flight:
SIP ON SOMETHING NEW
Customers will now sip best-in-class tea sourced from around the globe in partnership with purpose-driven and Certified B corporation Thrive Farmers. Customers in all cabins will enjoy bright English Breakfast tea, while Delta One customers may also opt to sample soothing Guizhou Green, floral Egyptian Chamomile, calming Pacific Peppermint and malty Earl Grey.
The production of teas for Delta benefits thousands of Thrive Farmers’ independent growers in Rwanda, India, China, Egypt and the United States.
COCKTAILS ON MORE FLIGHTS
Cocktail lovers rejoice: Delta is expanding its offering of onboard cocktails to trans-oceanic routes. More customers will be able to enjoy a premium canned old-fashioned or margarita from Atlanta-based Tip Top Proper Cocktails onboard. Tip Top cocktails are already available on domestic routes and are currently rolling out to trans-oceanic flights.
SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH
Delta is partnering with Atlanta-based High Road Craft to serve gourmet ice cream onboard. Delta One customers can enjoy High Road’s Vanilla Fleur De Sel ice cream with a build-your-own sundae featuring toppings like morello cherry compote, chocolate sauce and Speculoos cookie crumbles.
Later this summer, the airline will debut the Delta-inspired and chef-curated Delta Sundae in all other cabins, which perfectly combines malt ice cream, Speculoos cookies, jammy cherries and fudge caramel.
High Road’s ice cream is served on long-haul international flights; the Delta Sundae will launch later this summer.
SNACK ON SNACKS
Delta will mix up its complimentary onboard snacks with the addition of SunChips® Minis Harvest Cheddar® Flavored Whole Grain Snacks. The flavor of real cheddar cheese is layered onto a delicious 100% whole grain chip to create this tasty combination.
SunChips Minis are currently rolling out to all flights.
KATE’S REAL FOOD LEMON COCONUT BARS
Starting in August, customers in all cabins will enjoy lemon coconut bars from Kate’s Real Food; Delta currently offers their dark chocolate cherry and almond bar. Kate’s Real Food is a woman-founded company that makes delicious, whole-food, USDA-certified organic bars that are perfect for travelers on the go.
Kate’s Real Food bars are served on all flights.
PREMIUM CABIN SNACKS
Delta continues to offer delicious, full-sized snacks to customers seated in premium cabins. The latest refresh of snacks offers tasty options like Vego Bears, Miss Vickie’s Sea Salt Kettle Chips, pistachios (roasted & salted), Michel et Augustin dark chocolate cookie squares and more.
Premium cabin snack basket options are available on nearly all flights.
There are also new drinks to discover when connecting to domestic flights within the U.S.:
EXPLORER COLD BREW
For the first time, Delta customers will enjoy premium cold brew coffee at 35,000 feet thanks to LGBTQ+-owned Explorer Cold Brew Company. The single-origin washed coffee from Ethiopia is fair trade and ethically sourced; Explorer’s partnership with several coalitions of farmers is equitable, provides fair wages and helps support sustainable development in their communities.
Additionally, Explorer donates a portion of the proceeds to Charity: Water, a leading provider of clean water access for communities around the world.
Explorer Cold Brew is available on coast-to-coast and long-haul Honolulu flights.
UNE FEMME SPARKLING WINE
Just in time for summer, Une Femme is launching an exclusive sparkling wine for Delta – “The Betty.” The canned wine is a classic, light and versatile Blanc de Blancs with notes of honeysuckle, orange blossom and Meyer lemon peel. The Betty was made by the Une Femme Wines team specifically for Delta and will be available to all Une Femme customers in coming months.
Une Femme Wines are made by women, in celebration of women, and a portion of all proceeds are donated to charitable organizations that make women’s lives better.
Une Femme’s sparkling wine will be available on domestic flights starting mid-July.
BIG WAVE GOLDEN ALE
Delta customers can now paddle into easy-drinking and island refreshment with Big Wave Golden Ale from Kona Brewing Co. The refreshing and slightly sweet beer offers subtle hints of citrus and honey. The Hawaiian beer is inspired by the legendary waves on Oahu’s Makaha Beach.
Big Wave Golden Ale is available on domestic flights.