Special Dietary Requirements

Special menu selections, including kosher meals and vegan meals, are available on select trains.

Ordering Special Meals

Kosher meals on overnight trains and Acela First Class are prepared under rabbinical supervision and sealed until delivered to the passenger. Passover kosher meals will be served in lieu of regular kosher meals throughout the Passover period.

Advance notice prior to the train’s origin station departure is required for kosher meals:

  • Overnight trains: 72 hours notice required
  • Acela First class: 24 hours notice required

To reserve your kosher meal, call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). TTY service is available at 1-800-523-6590.

Customers traveling in Coach class on the Auto Train who request a kosher meal will be charged a $40 fee.

Vegan meals are available in limited quantities on trains with Café and flexible dining services. No advance notice is required. Vegan meals are also available on Acela First class dining service and long distance trains with traditional dining. Advance notice is required 24 hours prior to origin station departure for Acela and 72 hours prior to origin station departure for long distance. To reserve vegan meals on Acela First class and on long distance trains with traditional dining, call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245). TTY service is available at 1-800-523-6590.

Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Low Sodium, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Peanut Free Meals

Amtrak does not offer meals specifically designated as low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, gluten free, wheat free or peanut free. Most dinner entrees are not prepared on the dining car. The fat, cholesterol, sodium, gluten, wheat and peanut content may vary, and cannot be controlled or modified by the chef. Certain menu items are inherently low in fat, cholesterol and/or sodium and may be ordered from the regular menu. The waiter or lead service attendant can provide guidance.


Amtrak is unable to guarantee a peanut-free or allergen-free trip, and therefore, we strongly encourage that passengers with life-threatening or severe allergies take all necessary medical precautions to prepare for the possibility of exposure. Passengers must travel with all necessary medications for food allergies and be capable of self-administering these medications.

Plan for Contingencies

Due to events beyond our control, trains are sometimes delayed and supplies may become limited. If you have diabetes or special dietary requirements, please make sure that you carry sufficient nourishment with you to meet your dietary needs.

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