Vegan Food at Disney California Adventure Park: Plant-Based Philly Dog, "It's Lemon" Cone

PETA’s Guide to Vegan Food at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney California Adventure Park is so vegan-friendly, you can dine like a prince or princess all day (or week) long. And the park makes it easy to find animal-free fare—just look for the green leaf at any eatery. This menu icon indicates that the item is plant-based, which means it’s made without any animal-derived ingredients, including meat, eggs, milk, and honey.

Note: Menu items at Disney California Adventure Park change frequently, so during your visit, be sure to check for the most up-to-date information by asking a cast member—they’re very well-informed and happy to look up ingredients for you. Any item with the “plant-based” icon is vegan, but some menu items are “accidentally vegan,” so if you’re curious about anything, just ask.

The following are some of the animal-friendly options that you can enjoy at Disney California Adventure Park:

Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats (Pixar Pier)

  • It’s Chile-Lime Mango Margarita!
  • It’s Lemon! Nondairy Soft-Serve
  • It’s Lemon and Mango Swirl! Nondairy Soft-Serve
  • It’s Mango! Nondairy Soft-Serve
  • Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait
  • Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait with Blue Curaçao

Aunt Cass Café (San Fransokyo Square)

  • Baymax Bread
  • Soba Noodle Salad
  • Sourdough Bread

Award Wieners (Hollywood Land)

  • Filmstrip Fries
  • Plant-Based Philly Dog
  • Sweet Potato Fries

Bayside Brews (Paradise Gardens Park)

  • Alcoholic Beverages (Various options are available for those ages 21 and over. Be sure to check out PETA’s guide to vegan beer.)
  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel (Order it with mustard instead of cheese sauce.)

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta (Paradise Gardens Park)

  • Allergy-Friendly Pizza with Vegan Cheese (This is an off-menu item, so ask the chef to prepare a personal-size vegan cheese pizza for you.)
  • Creamy Marinara Primavera

Cappuccino Cart (San Fransokyo Square)

Various espresso drinks can be made with cow-friendly almond, oat, or soy milk.

Carthay Circle Lounge (Buena Vista Street)

  • Malai Kofta Potato

Carthay Circle Restaurant (Buena Vista Street)

While there’s nothing on the menu explicitly labeled “plant-based,” several items can be ordered vegan and there may be various off-menu options, too. Just ask your server to guide you to animal-free selections. Examples of vegan items the eatery has served in the past include Braised Mushroom Ravioli, Celebration of the Farmers Market Spring Vegetables, and Spring Vegetable Risotto. For dessert, order the Seasonal Sorbet.

Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (Buena Vista Street)

  • Nondairy Strawberry Ice Cream
  • Nondairy Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Plant-Based Banana Split

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill (San Fransokyo Square)

  • Lime-Cilantro Rice
  • Tacos Dorados de Papa

Flo’s V8 Cafe (Cars Land)

  • Plant-Based Burger

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop (San Fransokyo Square)

  • Non-Dairy Hot Fudge Sundae

Lamplight Lounge (Pixar Pier)

  • Brownie
  • Brussels Caesar
  • Curried Cauliflower (available on the Boardwalk Dining menu)
  • Plant-Based Burger
  • Potato Flautas
  • Vegan Nachos (This off-menu version of the Lobster Nachos is made without lobster and covered in vegan cheese. If you order “Vegan Nachos,” your server will know what you mean.)
  • Vegan Potato Skins (This delicious off-menu creation features vegan cheese and can be served with the vegan House Spread, which is also on the Plant-Based Burger.)

Lucky Fortune Cookery (San Fransokyo Square)

  • Yaki Udon

Magic Key Terrace—Magic Key Holder Dining (Performance Corridor)

This dining lounge is only for Magic Key Holders. Menu items change often but include the following:

  • Anger Roasted Harissa Cauliflower
  • Caesar Salad
  • Jolly Tomato-Basil Soup

Paradise Garden Grill (Paradise Gardens Park)

Menu items at this eatery change seasonally, so check Disney’s website for current offerings. Some options include the following:

  • Huarache
  • Street-Style Watermelon

Pym Test Kitchen (Avengers Campus)

  • Plant-Based Quantum Garden Breakfast
  • Plant-Based Spoonful

Schmoozies (Hollywood Land)

  • Mango Madness (Order it without yogurt.)
  • Seasonal Lemonade
  • Strawberry Banana Sensation (Order it without yogurt.)

Shawarma Palace (Avengers Campus)

  • Plant-Based Breakfast Sha-warm-up
  • Plant-Based Victory Falafel

Smokejumpers Grill (Grizzly Peak)

  • Double Plant-Based Cheeseburger
  • Vegan Chorizo Burrito

Wine Country Trattoria (Performance Corridor)

  • Raspberry Crème Brûlée Tart
  • Spaghetti Aglio Olio
  • Tomato Salad

Seasonal Marketplaces

The park hosts several food festivals, including the Food & Wine Festival, a Lunar New Year celebration, and Pixar Fest. The menus at these events change seasonally, so check Disney’s website for current food options and festival dates.

Tip:Disney California Adventure Park serves alcoholic beverages at locations throughout the park for those ages 21 and over. You can use Barnivore to search for alcohol that’s vegan, and be sure to look out for animal-derived ingredients that are in some drinks, including eggs, dairy-based liqueurs, gummy candies made with gelatin, or honey.

By choosing vegan menu items, you can save the lives of nearly 200 animals who are exploited for animal agriculture each year. They aren’t here for us to use and deserve to live in peace. Going vegan is a simple but highly impactful way to help them.

For even more options, check out Disney’s new online vegan dining guide! You can also check out PETA’s guide to vegan food at Disneyland:

Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge:

And Disney World:

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