Here’s what passengers actually ate on the Titanic

No hiding the wealth gap here.

Here’s what passengers actually ate on the Titanic

One hundred and four years after its sinking, the Titanic continues to fascinate people all over the world, and it's not just because of the tremendous scope of its tragedy. The story of the Titanic is the story of Old World heroism and nobility, but it's also the story of Old World class differences. Case in point: the dining menus for first, second, and third class passengers.

As one might expect, the first class luncheon menu is filled with delicacies such as roast beef, grilled mutton chops, and Chicken a la Maryland. Even the paper looks fancy.

Here’s what passengers actually ate on the Titanic

The second class menus are definitely a downgrade, but they're still filled with tasty treats like baked haddock in sharp sauce, spring lamb in mint sauce, and roast turkey in cranberry sauce. And there's plum pudding! And something called wine jelly, which sounds awesome.

Here’s what passengers actually ate on the Titanic
Here’s what passengers actually ate on the Titanic

The third class menu, on the other hand, basically serves slop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Anyone up for some rice soup and boiled potatoes? If you look at the bottom left, you'll see gruel listed. Actual gruel.

Here’s what passengers actually ate on the Titanic
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Alicia Renee
Alicia Renee
Apr 21
wow I'll take 3rd class pleas
Siegfried Koenig
Siegfried Koenig
Apr 21
@Alicia Renee
Yes me too
Siegfried Koenig
Siegfried Koenig
Apr 21
@Alicia Renee
@Siegfried Koenig
LaTonya Moore
LaTonya Moore
Apr 22
@Alicia Renee
yes!
Karen Miller
Karen Miller
Apr 21
I'll take 3rd class also!
Connie Wilder
Connie Wilder
Apr 21
1st and 2nd class food sounds nasty!
Ora Sanchez-Felix
Ora Sanchez-Felix
Apr 21
3class please.
Adrian Hancock
Adrian Hancock
Apr 21
ill tke 2nd 3rd
Kathryn Ellison
Kathryn Ellison
Apr 21
I will take 1st class and eat 2-3rd class.
Rebecca Scott
Rebecca Scott
Apr 21
being retired, 3rd.class is a five star!!!!!
Trina Williams
Trina Williams
Apr 21
3rd class ate good too
Tamer Tegegne
Tamer Tegegne
Apr 22
3rd class is z best BY FAR
Shelby Heise
Shelby Heise
Apr 23
2nd class just because the stuff in 3rd class would've upset my stomach (sensitive stomach)
Neal Morgavi
Neal Morgavi
Apr 23
3rd looks nom nom
Kevin B. Saunders
Kevin B. Saunders
Apr 24
Jack! Come back!
Nicole Spencer
Nicole Spencer
Apr 28
1st class only thing sounds good is roast beef & I don't eat that stuff...3rd class wasn't bad at all