Oh Mickey, you’re so fine…
Is seems vegans have been wishing on some shooting stars lately, because Disney Theme park has been dubbed Disneyland “America’s Most Vegan-Friendly Amusement Park” by the People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA). Whether it’s due to the highly vegan-friendly culture, or the fact that Donald Duck doesn’t want to end up on the menu, Disney Parks have been nothing short of Prince Charming-esque when it comes to vegan accommodations.
Rachelle Owen, PETA Director of Student Campaigns and Influence said of the organization’s decision “Disneyland has become the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ for young vegans.”
To help encourage their members to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, PETA released an A-Z of vegan options at Disneyland, so you can feel safe when enjoying their Mickey Mouse Pretzel, Outback Vegetable Skewer, and Chef’s Vegan Burger. According to the website: “With our handy A to Z guide to finding vegan options at both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park, you can enjoy the day (or week!) knowing that you have far more choices than just French fries.”
As if a list of vegan options wasn’t enough, PETA has also uploaded a video of Vegan Food at Disneyland With Aubrey Miller, in which an actress visits the park and samples the vegan options.
While the park still serves up plenty of Heihei and Pua’s relatives on the regular, it’s not folly to think the folks at Disney are on the Light Side. They’re also one of the best destinations for gluten-free travelers, environmentally-conscious, and who can forget the awesome vegan and animal liberation scenes from The Last Jedi? They’ve even got vegan actors working on their most top-shelf projects.
A vegan culture at Disney is a lot more powerful than it seems on the surface. Their reach is global, and their magical stories continue to touch children at their youngest, when they need positive messages the most. With ‘Dumbo‘ movie focused on animal rights on the way, Mickey Mouse continues to ensure the next generation will always associate good, positive values with their happiest childhood memories.
Amusement Park Food on Your Table!
If you love the fried crunch of amusement park food, but can’t make the trip to Disneyland at the moment, here are three delicious amusement park food recipes, courtesy of the Food Monster App.
Tofu Vegetable Kebabs with Peanut Sauce
Source: Tofu Vegetable Kebabs
Source: Buttery Pretzels
This is the perfect recipe to make with your friends, or in the kids birthday party! Namita Tiwari‘s Buttery Pretzels are fun and easy to make, as they contain few ingredients, and most of them you can get at any convenience store! Make these, and your home will be filled with a delicious smell of baked goods. They are perfectly paired with dairy-free cream and a soup if you want a full meal.
Chipotle Cauliflower Buffalo Bites and Raw Cashew Ranch Dip
Cheesy burger spreads, pizza crust, oven-roasted steaks, and now buffalo wings, it’s safe to say that with cauliflower, you can do it all. Cauliflower is a favorite ingredient to use because it is so versatile and has a power punch of nutrition. This recipe for Chipotle Cauliflower Buffalo Bites and Raw Cashew Ranch Dip by Jasmine Briones is a spicy and delicious snack perfect for any occasion.
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