Here's the Weird Reason Chrissy Teigen Says She Loves Airplane Food

Here's the Weird Reason Chrissy Teigen Says She Loves Airplane Food

Plus, she names the airline with the "crazy delicious" dish she's most down for.

By Alesandra Dubin

Chrissy Teigen is well known — and well loved — for her quirks and eccentricities, and for her willingness to share them with the world.

And now we can add one more way Chrissy colors outside society's lines... and embraces it: She loves airplane food. She loves it not in spite of its weird formatting — but precisely because of it.

“I love airplane food. I’ve always been a fan of compartmentalized food. I love things where they are in their own little area,” she told Travel + Leisure.

And no, she's not just talking about first-class finery: “I’ve always loved everything about it whether it’s coach, first class, business — it doesn't matter. If things were wrapped in plastic bag I loved it. I’ve always been intrigued by it.”

Chrissy takes this love of airplane food very seriously. Just how seriously? Well, she considers airplane food critic her alternate career calling. “One of my biggest dreams is to rate airplane food," she told T+L. "I can tell you every meal on every flight.”

Proving that's not just lip service from that famous pout, Chrissy shared some of her specific favorites with T+L, by airline.

“Virgin has the most innovative coolest menu, but sometimes they’re too cool for their own good,” she said — while nevertheless praising its offerings. “Virgin America does a chilaquile that is crazy delicious. Lunch kind of always sucks, so I try to always get dinner or breakfast on the flight. For breakfast I always get the omelet. [They do] one with red bell peppers, potatoes, and herb goat cheese spread.”

A runner up? A short rib and polenta dish on Delta "that is really amazing."

So if you're keeping score at home, that's one in the column of celeb airplane food lovers, thanks to Chrissy. And one in the column of outspoken haters, thanks to Gordon Ramsay... who's said "there's no f***ing way" he'll eat it.

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