05-06-2011, 10:13 AM
My wife and I are taking my sister and her boyfriend on a trip to Disneyland Resort next week. Her boyfriend is vegan and while I'm sure many places throughout the resort will happily accommodate him, does anyone have any specific recommendations?
05-06-2011, 02:17 PM
Is this a day trip, and how many meals?
I think I saw a list of vegan options once someone got form Disney. You may want to email the resort and ask if they have a list, since the menus change often.
If you are making dining reservations through Disney, just tell them ahead there is a vegan in your party and they will give you options when you are seated. I know Big Thunder BBQ has a veggie/tofu skewer option, but I seriously doubt the sides are vegan. My guess is probably even the corn on the cob is prepared with butter.
Other options off the top of my head:
Redd Rocket's Pizza Port: They used to make salads for dietary restrictions but refused to do it when we asked a few years ago. I'm sure if you said it was for a vegan they would do it.
Bengal Barbecue: The veggie skewer
New Orleans Square: Supposedly the sourdough bowls are vegan (I'd call and ask about this one), meaning the vegetarian gumbo is probably vegan. (Again, I'm a skeptic, I would call.)
Lucky Fortune Cookery: Tofu rice bowls (not all of the sauces are vegan, but the teriyaki used to be)
Lays chips: They're everywhere!
Now hopefully someone will come along with a more definitive answer :D
05-06-2011, 03:20 PM
Here (http://mousepad.mouseplanet.com/showthread.php?143886-Dieting-in-Disneyland&highlight=dieting%20disneyland) is an older thread that focuses more on healthy eating but it will get you started.
At Blue Bayou (Disneyland's nicer restaurant), the vegan option is Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Maque Choux. Personally I think it's not that great but if you are set on going to that restaurant, it's the only option.
Cafe Orleans has the Creole Ratatouille and a delicious plate of Pommes Frites, big enough to share with several people. This is my favorite restaurant in the park.
At the Celebration Roundup Barbecue you can do a vegetarian option and I want to say everything in it is vegan (barbecue tofu, corn at dinner, coleslaw, beans, and cornbread—I would double check on the cornbread to make sure it has no milk or egg as I'm not sure on that piece. They would likely substitute a roll). I haven't been but reviews are generally quite good. It also comes with dessert and a drink.
Bengal Barbecue has a veggie skewer and Tiger Tails (a kind of roll on a stick) but the veggies are cooked on the same grill as the meat skewers so not every vegan will eat them. Most people love this place.
Harbor Galley has vegetarian chili; it's supposed to be pretty good.
Hungry Bear has a new fried green tomato sandwich; you'd have to ask for it without the slice of cheese. They also have a chicken salad with fruit and nuts that they will make vegan upon request. The tomato sandwich is a new item and has received some glowing reviews here.
At the Plaza Inn you can get pasta marinara; ask for it without parmesan. It's pasta...
At Rancho de Zocalo you can get burritos or tacos with vegetables instead of meat; ask for it to be made without cheese. If you are from California, you'll find it to be kind of "eh" Mexican food but the ambiance is nice.
Pizza Port has a pasta and several salads that you should be able to ask for without cheese. I don't care for the food here but the air conditioning is always on and it's next to Space Mountain. Location, location, location.
Riverbelle Terrace has a vegetable Po'Boy (sounds gross to me, sorry). It comes with Plantation Beans (?) Not sure if those are vegan. They also have a vegan salad.
Royal Street Veranda has vegetarian chili in a bread bowl.
Tomorrowland Terrace has a cold mushroom and vegetable sandwich but you'd have to see if you can get it with no cheese. (I am not a fan of Tomorrowland Terrace and never eat here so I don't know how good it is.)
Village Haus Restaurant has an Apple and Cheddar salad that is new and supposed to be pretty good. You could ask for it no cheese.
Disney's California Adventure has fewer options in general.
The Trattoria (their nicer restaurant) has a couple of vegan appetizers and two salads that look like they could be made vegan pretty easily. At dinner they have the added option of pasta, several of which are vegan.
The Cocina Cucamonga has Mexican food and again, several options that can be made with vegetables. Just ask for no cheese.
The Lucky Fortune Cookery sells a tofu bowl but most people rate their food poorly. They do sell edamame and mango as snacks, though.
The Pacific Wharf Cafe has vegetarian black bean chili in a bread bowl (sound familiar?). You can also get oatmeal there for breakfast. (A couple other places in Disneyland sell pancakes and fruit—not sure if those pancakes contain eggs.)
Taste Pilot's Grill doesn't formally offer anything but you can get their burgers made with a veggie patty (you can get this several locations, actually).
You will not find soy yogurt, milk, or cheese that I know of and some of their meals are light on protein for a vegan so I recommend including a protein bar or something in your bag.
Churros are vegan! Popcorn is vegan! Plain pretzels are vegan! Edelweiss Snacks sells chili-lime corn on the cob! Dole Whip is vegan! Dreyer's Whole Fruit bars are available at many locations. Mutliple kiosk type places sell fruit, veggies, or trail/snack mix.
He won't starve.
For vegetarian or vegan friendly options, we often visit Storyteller's Cafe, located in the California Grand Hotel which can be accessed from within DCA or Downtown Disney. They have a set menu and a buffet and are pretty accommodating. Costs a little more than other places in the park but it's a nice break.
ETA I would get the food list from City Hall or double check on anything that sounds like it might have hidden ingredients if he is a severe vegan.