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It’s summer time, which means a lot of people will be planning a trip to a Disney Park! To help out those of you who are vegan, we have a list of eateries where you can get vegan food! At any of the park locations (even those not mentioned below) you can say you have dietary preferences and a chef or manager will be called to your table for you to customize your meal. Good service, right?
If you are still weary of accidentally eating something that is not vegan, the parks allow you to take your own food inside. Or, call up the park you are visiting in advance and tell them about your dietary needs. Each park has its own area where they sell fresh fruit in case you want simple food. Plus, pretzels and the Mickey Waffles at all of the parks are vegan too!
1. Carnation Café (Disneyland, MainStreet USA)
Topping the list is the Chef’s Vegan Burger made with a bean and vegetable patty, tomato, lettuce, pickled red onions, and vegan chipotle mayonnaise on a multigrain roll. Why does it top the list? Because it is explicitly stated to be a vegan burger! Carnation Café also has golden hash browns and mini Mickey waffles.
2. Blue Bayou Restaurant (New Orleans Square)
While a little pricey, the Portobello mushroom and couscous maque choux marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette with roasted corn and bell pepper couscous and sautéed spinach is very much vegan.
3. Royal Street Veranda (New Orleans Square)
Although the name says “Vegetarian Gumbo,” this dish is very much vegan as well. Eat Drink Shrink says it is made Louisiana style with rice, onion, okra, tomatoes, and is served a sourdough bread bowl.
4. Bengal Barbecue (Adventureland)
To avoid the high prices Disney parks are infamous for, try the Outback Vegetable Skewer which is essentially grilled vegetables on a stick. Chips, Mickey Mouse Pretzel, or a fruit cup are other vegan options here.
5. Tiki Juice Bar (Adventureland)
Need to cool off in the heat? Try either the Dole Whip Sorbet, Dole Whip Float, Dole Pineapple Juice, or Fresh Pineapple Spear.
6. Carthay Circle Restaurant (California Adventure, Buena Vista Street)
A customizable dish here is the vegan pasta or vegan tower which features seasonal produce.
7. Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta (California Adventure, Paradise Pier)
Although originally a vegetarian option, the Boardwalk field greens can be ordered without pecans or blue cheese and, according to Alt Disney, contains fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Craisins Dried Cranberries, golden raisins, and basil vinaigrette.
8. Tortuga Tavern (Disneyworld, Magic Kingdom)
The taco salad with black beans, rice without cilantro sauce, and corn salsa are all vegan. The taco shells can be taken to the bar and stuffed with lettuce, salsa, and jalapenos!
9. Columbia Harbor House (Disneyworld, Magic Kingdom)
Mix and match the Vegetarian Chili and fries or the chili and salad. This place also carries fruit cups so order one for dessert.
10. Plaza Ice Cream Parlor (Disneyworld, MainStreet)
This little ice cream shop is tucked in to the end of Main Street USA, and they have two flavors of non-dairy ice cream – Tofutti (in chocolate or vanilla) and Rice Dream (in vanilla). Don’t order with the cone, it has honey in it.
11. Babycakes (Disneyworld)
This vegan, diabetic-friendly, gluten-free bakery was closed down for good on March 19, 2014. But fret not! Their desserts are still available at the following locations: The Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, The Boardwalk Bakery at Disney’s Boardwalk, Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, and Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
12. The Garden Grill (Epcot)
This grill has their own greenhouse from which they source their produce. The farmer’s salad, rice pilaf, and garden veggies are all vegan.
13. Restaurant Marrakesh, Morocco (Epcot)
The couscous with vegetables is a popular vegan option as is the Jasmina Salad and Assorted Mediterranean Salads for two in Restaurant Marrakesh.
14. Tangieriene Café, Morocco (Epcot)
If you want to quickly grab food and not dine in then order a salad, couscous, or any of the other North African dishes they have.
15. San Angel Inn, Mexico (Epcot)
Any of the dishes in the San Angel Inn can be veganified by holding any non-vegan ingredients like meat, cheese, and sour cream. Then just add more of the other toppings like salsa, beans, and vegetables.
16. La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico (Epcot)
In this restaurant, you can make your own tacos with chips, guacamole, salsa, and any other side dishes to use as filling.
17. The Hollywood Brown Derby (Hollywood Studios)
Although a little pricey, dining here will take you back to the golden age of Hollywood with classic American cuisine at a restaurant built similar to the original famous Brown Derby restaurant. The Noodle Bowl features wok-fried coconut tofu, soy beans, sugar snap peas, bok choy, and Shiitake Mushrooms in a redy curry broth.
18. Anaheim Produce (Hollywood Studios)
Perhaps the most vegan – friendly place in Hollywood Studios, the pretzels, frozen lemonade, fruit cups, whole fruits, pickles, carrots, celery, and granola are all vegan options here.
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