11 Tips to Make the Happiest Place on Earth Even Happier (aka ‘Vegan-Friendly’)!
Note: There are many more vegan options at Disney besides the ones listed here. These are just some of our favorites!
1. Vegan gumbo: Need something hearty that just hits the spot? Stop by the New Orleans district at Disneyland and get yourself a giant warm bowl of vegan gumbo. Yes, you can eat the bowl itself!
2. Soft salted pretzel: Let’s be real here: The best part about going to Disney parks is walking through the hypnotizing smell of freshly baked pretzels. Well, guess what? They‘re vegan—AND shaped like Mickey Mouse. A win-win situation!
3. Vegan ice cream: The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street at Disney World (as well as a few other restaurants in the Magic Kingdom) has vegan Tofutti and Rice Dream ice cream.
4. At Epcot: Our faves? The vegetable roll at Katsura Grill, the guacamole con totopos at La Cantina de San Angel, and the Mediterranean falafel wrap at Tangierine Café (just be sure to skip the Taziki sauce) are the BEST.
5. Veggie burgers: Many fast-food joints at Disneyland AND Disney World have veggie burgers on their menus! The buns and patties are usually always vegan, but double-check just to be sure. Pile on your favorite toppings and get back in line because Space Mountain waits for no one.
6. Vegan chili: Some restaurants—such as Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom—at the parks and resorts have vegetarian chili on their menus. Just be sure to pass on the cheese, and you’re good to go!
7. Disney California Adventure Park: This park is seriously vegan-friendly. Some of our absolute favorite picks? Try the vegetable and tofu skewer from Paradise Garden Grill, the vegan pasta at Wine Country Trattoria, and the Asian rice tofu bowl with mandarin orange sauce from the Lucky Fortune Cookery.
8. Popcorn: Need a quick snack between lines? The regular “butter” popcorn at both Disneyland and Disney World is vegan!
9. Dying from the heat? Head on over to the Tiki Juice Bar and get yourself a Dole Whip—a most refreshing frozen pineapple treat!
10. A lot of people don’t know that Disney actually accommodates vegans on request! Have reservations at a Disney restaurant? Call ahead, let the staff know that you’re vegan (be polite!), and see what vegan options they have available or if there’s any way that they can whip something up for you.
11. Enjoy your favorite snacks AND save money by bringing your own goodies into the park! Check out our guide to yummy accidentally vegan foods.
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