Was on it last week. The tuff ""steak"" & Manicotti are the same. The fish was salmon and the chicken was a (teaspoon) red pepper sauce. They are adding a free shot-glass of wine now. You'll notice the repeating boiling pot o'water frozen vegetable medley and the boiled "baked" potato. I remember the crunchy couscous...."oh sir, that's not couscous....it's uncooked rice" LOL LOL No matter how bad the AT continues to get...the niece ends it with: "We're not driving!" lol Lol LOL We picnic before boarding!the new Auto Train sleeping car menu has been posted)
My understanding is that they are adding a Cross-Country Cafe to the consist, and that coach passengers will be able to purchase food there.Heck, it looks a lot nicer than what we've got on the Meteor and Star!
I don't take the auto train, so please forgive me if I don't have this clear--but there is no food at all for coach passengers now and they have to hope there is a food truck somewhere at each end? Or is there a cafe car like on the other trains?
I was under the impression that the manicotti didn't contain meat. Still, the cheese would make it a no-go for vegans. They're certainly not making it easy with this menu.I notice that there is no vegetarian/vegan offering on it. Not everyone eats meat or fish or cheese.
Amtrak is now basic transportation. If you have such delicate "dietary restrictions"...I doubt South of the Border will fill them better! LOL You can fly it in 2 hours! For example: DCA-MCO on American non-stop 2/18 = $49! I take the AT every month because I take a lot of stuff I need on both ends.Selection is slightly worse. Pretty similar to before, just less choice, worse for anyone with dietary restrictions.
At this point "bring your own food" seems to be generally wise advice...
Don't rock the train! LOL LOL Grab those plastic cups by the coffee machine mid-car. I fill one will Kendall Jackson chardonnay, the niece a Bogle Pinot Noir. Everyone knows my AT drinking habits! Then after dinner I'd invite dinner-mates for an after-dinner coffee.Given the wine selection, I'd get a kick out of taking a bottle of our own to dinner and asking if they'd decant it for me... or if they charge a corkage fee, lol. Just the reaction would be priceless.
https://www.amtrak.com/onboard/meals-dining/special-menus-special-dietary-requirements.htmlI notice that there is no vegetarian/vegan offering on it. Not everyone eats meat or fish or cheese.