Akasa reinvents Cafe Akasa to add (even) more options

When it comes to inflight meals on a no-frills carrier, Akasa has been running a differentiated strategy compared to the other Indian airlines, offering a large menu of regional options for pre-booking, usually not available on Indian no-frill carriers. Now, the airline has made its options even better.

Cafe Akasa’s offering has grown to 45+ meals.

Akasa Air has announced an enhanced inflight food and beverage menu for Cafe Akasa, its onboard meal service. The new menu has been curated to include a variety of gourmet meals, snacks, and refreshing beverages to ensure catering to a wide range of dietary and culinary preferences. The outcome is a fusion of global flavours and regional delights with industry-first options.

The refreshed menu at Café Akasa includes industry-first options like Chaat-buster Box, Kosha Chicken Malabari Wrapper and Khow Suey Chicken. The new menu also includes desserts such as Chocolate Pistachio Verrine.

a tray of food on a table

Akasa’s new Chaat-buster Box onboard meal (Image Courtesy Akasa)

For kids, the menu features a Triple Treat Nutella Sandwich as a delightful option for Café Akasa’s kid’s meal.

For health-aware customers, inclusions include a Fruit and Feta Fiesta Salad, a Chicken Shawarma salad, and a Lean Bean Protein Salad to ensure that Akasa’s guests can keep up with their healthy lifestyle while travelling.

a plate of food and a drink on a table

Akasa’s new onboard meals (Kaari Pan Tastic Chicken Pocket) and Chocolate Pistachio Verrine Dessert (Image Courtesy Akasa)

In terms of beverages, in addition to Akasa’s industry-first offering of Mango Kombucha, from July onwards, customers can cool down their travels with a refreshing and healthy Basil Shikanji. For customers who like a hot beverage, fragrant blends of Masala tea, hot chocolate, green tea and coffee options are also available.

a purple beverage can on a cardboard box

Akasa’s Kombucha on board (Image: Ajay Awtaney)

In terms of ready-to-eat selection, an assortment of ready-to-eat meals such as Tomato Cheese Pasta and Veg Fried Rice are already available as selections to buy on board. From July onwards, these selections will be augmented with Khow Suey, Hyderabadi Veg Biryani and Chicken Curry Rice.

Special festive meals throughout the year

Since the launch of operations in August 2022, Akasa Air has been introducing specially curated monthly meal options that are inspired by regional specialities associated with celebrations during popular festivals and special occasions like Makar Sankranti, Valentine’s Day, Holi, Eid, Mother’s Day, International Yoga Day, Monsoon season, Parsi New Year, Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi, Dussehra, Diwali and Christmas, among others. I’ve tried some of those meals, and they are usually amazing. For instance, here is the Holi special meal served on Akasa in March 2024.

a box of food with a couple of cups of soup and some sauce

Akasa’s Holi Festive meal (Image: Ajay Awtaney)

Elaborating on the menu refresh, Belson Coutinho, Co-Founder and Chief Marketing & Experience Officer at Akasa Air, said,

India’s rich food heritage and cultural diversity have been at the heart of our Café Akasa offering since inception. We constantly upgrade our menu in line with our promise to share the diverse essence of India and provide a memorable experience to our valued customers. With a commitment to inclusivity and culinary creativity, the new menu features over 45 meal options, including fusion meals, appetisers with a regional twist, and decadent desserts – all of which present a unique fusion of Indian flavours and international favourites. Each dish has been meticulously crafted and is served with Akasa’s signature warm service to deliver an unforgettable gastronomic journey.

Here is a full look at the Cafe Akasa menu.


Akasa has upped its meal game even further by bringing more than 45 options on board their flights. These include a tonne of regional and Indian favourites, which can be pre-ordered by Akasa passengers before their flight (usually at a charge but included for corporate fares).

Have you tried meals on board your Akasa flight? What has been your experience?

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