Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, even though I generally don’t eat breakfast until midday (intermittent fasting). I make an exception when I fly, though, and quite enjoyed a hearty Denver scramble on a recent first class flight in United Airlines.
Denver Scramble – United Airlines First Class Breakfast
Flying is dangerous for me because my strict diet on the ground tends to go out the window of a plane. Maybe one day I just won’t care about airline meals any more, but I’ve now been flying regularly for 17 years and I cannot imagine changing now (though I’m learning to say no to bread, at least…).
A Denver-style scramble includes scrambled eggs with ham, onions, peppers, and cheese. A simple enough dish and it hit the spot. The portion was large and it was served with a side of fruit (blueberries, watermelon, honeydew, pineapple, orange) and choice of beverage. United does breakfast well.
Thanks to United’s meal pre-order system, I had reserved this dish in advance, which always go fast in the cabin.
In case you were wondering, the other choice was a Belgium waffle with bourbon banana fosters sauce and berries. That’s a delicious dish, but like eating dessert so I generally stay away from it and no longer ask if there are any “leftovers” after finishing my eggs.
Bottom line – this is a dependable choice, will fill you up, and even get you some protein. It’s not healthy, but it is airplane food after all.
And here we go again, now they’ve pulled the yogurt out of the tray!! Man i swear, never a break from these clowns. “The BEST and BIGGEST…” pff, yeah right.
Flight was under 1,500 miles so no yogurt.
I know you don’t design UNITED First Class catering, but how can anyone with a straight face say no yogurt under 1,500 miles, that is just absudly cheap.
Again, not blaming you and I have no doubt UNITED is that cheap, I am just amazed.
I don’t disagree. These flights also used to have hot cinnamon rolls or croissants before the pandemic.
That was my first thought. They’re still cheaping out without the cinnamon rolls.
Agree. Imagine other airlines doing this. ‘Could I have an orange juice please?’ “Sorry, this flight is under 2000 miles so we can’t”.
I don’t know what yogurt you usually got post-pandemic, but the “Greek yogurt parfait” isn’t even yogurt, it’s legit cream cheese with a touch of Greek yogurt. It tasted like cheesecake. I avoided it, I have no idea why they would serve that instead of the cups of Chobani, was it really that much more cost effective considering they definitely are using Chobani in the United Clubs still.
Horrible like the whole United.
Matthew, if I sneak into the Polaris lounge, would anything bad happen?
How do you plan to do that?
Buy a refundable J ticket, go into the Polaris lounge, then cancel it.
I have seen people sneak into the Denver club before. The elevator in the club goes down to the main concourse. You need a key card to get up to the club level, however, if someone inside the club presses the button the elevator will go up. I’ve seen people bring people in this way. They should do something about this, the Denver club is already way overcrowded.
When I read “First Class Denver Scramble,” I thought this piece must be about some first class passengers in Denver fighting over which of them is the most VIP-ish and gets to board first. 🙂
lol I did the same thing! So much mayhem in the system now, and DEN a hub …
Glad you enjoyed the taste, because it doesn’t look all that appetizing. Granted. it’s a Denver scramble, but even by those standards, it’s not visually appealing…
“though I’m learning to say no to bread, at least”
Would you have accepted the croissant or cinnamon roll if offered?
Had it out of Seattle last week to IAH. Contrary to you, Matthew, I found it more than disgusting. I ate two bites and gave up, opting for a protein bar. Honestly, on kayaking trips I have had better bagged freeze dried egg dishes heated on a jet boil.
I was sure this was a critical article. That looks awful. I think there is a lean cuisine that resembles this. Ugh.
@Matthew , Are you aware of the amount of calories you find in fruits (especially due to Fructose).
If you want an efficient and fast diet, you need to cut sugar to zero
You are right. I do limit calories and have mostly eliminated bad carbs, but I still do eat fruit – I love it too much and am unlikely to budge on this especially since my issue was not losing weight because I was too heavy, but doing so more for the physical challenge.
I had the same dish on IAD-SFO in March. It was delicious.
More food and alcohol is generally unhealthy and then you have the bathroom problem to take into account while in an airplane.