You can find some of the best vegan theme park options at Universal Orlando, from sweet crêpes and croissants to hearty pub food and dairy-free Butterbeer. It’s a good thing, too, since there’s so much to do and see that you’ll need a lot of fuel to keep you going all day. This guide covers some of the most exciting animal-friendly options you’ll want to try at these Universal Orlando parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Please note that theme parks make changes to menu offerings frequently and add new items all the time, so we highly recommend asking about the availability of vegan options at each establishment.
Universal Studios Florida
At the snack stand across from the TODAY Cafe, you can grab a warm Everything bagel–spiced pretzel, served with a spicy vegan curry aioli for dipping. Mmm!
I Heart Vegan Sandwich at the TODAY Cafe
This toasted sandwich features roasted portobello mushrooms, peppers, zucchini, and carrots with vegan jalapeño cheese and sun-dried tomato pesto on cranberry artisan bread.
Overnight Oats at the TODAY Cafe
Start your day off on the right foot with breakfast at the TODAY Cafe. The tasty Overnight Oats are made with old-fashioned oats, almond milk, chia seeds, and agave and topped with seasonal berries, toasted coconut, and toasted almonds.
Park Avenue Avocado Toast at the TODAY Cafe
This avocado toast is another breakfast option available at the TODAY Cafe, made with smashed avocado, toasted cashews, shaved fennel, roasted tomato purée, lemon vinaigrette, arugula, and radicchio on toasted French bread, served with a side of fresh fruit.
Vegan Berry Crêpe at Central Park Crêpes
Don’t miss out on this sweet crêpe option, which features an egg-free batter topped with fresh blueberries, coconut whipped cream, vegan cream cheese, toasted almonds, and a raspberry sauce.
Vegan Shepherd’s Pie at Finnegan’s Bar & Grill
We love vegan pub food, and Finnegan’s delivers with a hearty Vegan Shepherd’s Pie, filled with seasoned Beyond Meat, mushrooms, peas, and carrots and topped with vegan mashed potatoes.
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Herbivore Burger Platter at The Burger Digs
Mushroom burgers are a vegan staple, and this one from The Burger Digs is doing it right. It’s a balsamic-marinated roasted portobello mushroom with smoky tempeh bacon, vegan Swiss cheese, vegan secret sauce, crunchy lettuce, and sliced tomatoes on a toasted kaiser roll.
Mushroom Pie Platter at Three Broomsticks
Looking for something hearty that’s also kind to animals? Three Broomsticks’ Mushroom Pie Platter is made with stewed jackfruit and mushrooms with a flaky crust, so no animals are killed for this savory option.
At Three Broomsticks and Leaky Cauldron, you can enjoy a vegan Butterbeer complete with a dairy-free topping, thanks to a push by PETA and a campaign by The Protego Foundation. It’s available iced or frozen for a refreshingly sweet treat.
Shepherd’s Pasty Pie at Leaky Cauldron
Immerse yourself in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Leaky Cauldron, where you can enjoy the Shepherd’s Pasty Pie, made with beefless crumbles and vegetables, served with an apple beet salad and wedge fries. The Irish Stew here is also vegan, and choosing these options will help spare cows’ lives.
Vegan Brownie at Croissant Moon Bakery
A rich and gooey chocolate brownie is the way to end your day of fun at Universal. This one is egg- and dairy-free, so no chickens or cows suffered because of it.
Vegan Eggplant Parmesan at Cafe 4
If you’re on Marvel Super Hero Island, try the Vegan Eggplant Parmesan, which is smothered in golden brown vegan cheese. The Spaghetti Bolognese, made with Gardein Italian sausage crumbles, is also vegan.
Vegan Elderberry Croissant at Croissant Moon Bakery
For a quick option, try the flaky, buttery Vegan Elderberry Croissant from the Croissant Moon Bakery. There’s also a regular vegan croissant option if you prefer something less sweet.
Vegan Pizza Tots at Green Eggs and Ham Cafe
Pizza and tater tots are a match made in heaven, so it makes sense that the Vegan Pizza Tots at Green Eggs and Ham Cafe are a hit. These crispy tots come with marinara sauce, dairy-free cheese, vegan sausage, and Worthington’s meat-free pepperoni slices. You can also find similar Vegan Pizza Fries at KidZone Pizza Company.
This guide isn’t comprehensive, and you’ll be able to find delicious vegan options at many of the other eateries in the parks. Universal’s surrounding resorts also have many options to choose from, and you can even try some great things without a park ticket at Universal CityWalk. And check out our Universal Studios Hollywood guide if you’re visiting the California park.
Simply by choosing vegan options, you can help spare the lives of many cows, pigs, chickens, fish, and other animals who are used for food. Learn more about how to go vegan by ordering a vegan starter kit today: