Gourmet on the go Thanks to Virgin Trains’ ar­ti­san sup­pli­ers and on­board chefs, rail travel has never been more en­joy­able

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If you like to scour the length and breadth of Bri­tain for culi­nary de­lights, re­mem­ber it’s not just about the fi­nal des­ti­na­tion – the jour­ney is im­por­tant too. So travel with Virgin Trains and let your taste buds be tan­ta­lised from the very first whis­tle.

Whether you’re look­ing for a banger of a break­fast cooked up by chefs in First Class, a Stan­dard Class ba­con panini that’s any­thing but, or just a quick snack to keep you go­ing, it’s all here. If all you need is some light re­fresh­ment, sit back, take in the scenery and treat your­self to a creamy cap­puc­cino or calm­ing cuppa – like the bril­liant blends from the Brew Tea Co., based near Wi­gan.

On board a Virgin train you’ll be pleas­antly sur­prised at the fresh and con­tem­po­rary choices on offer. Take the lat­est ve­gan of­fer­ings on the menu, for ex­am­ple – a de­li­cious break­fast pot and a hearty chilli with rice.

It’s also good to know that Virgin Trains sup­ports lo­cal busi­nesses by sourc­ing lots of in­gre­di­ents from small sup­pli­ers up and down its routes. En­joy a sand­wich with Ru­bies in the Rub­ble chut­ney, a but­tery bis­cuit from The Pud­ding Com­part­ment in North Wales, or a bot­tle of Wen­lock Spring Wa­ter from Shrop­shire. When it comes to find­ing good food and drink at great prices, it’s def­i­nitely more about train miles than air miles.

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