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