Vegetarian Food At Disney World

Disney continues to improve their vegan (plant-based) and vegetarian food options. To explore the vegetarian food at Disney, we ate solely vegetarian items for a 4-day Disney World trip. Overall, we were pleasantly surprised by the vegetarian options. While it took a bit more planning to find plant-based and vegetarian meals, most of the items we got were really delicious. This post provides some of our recommendations as well as things to be aware of if you plan on eating a vegetarian or plant-based diet while at Disney World.

Are We Vegetarians?

No. Eating vegetarian food for 4 full days at Disney World gave us the opportunity to explore new food options at Disney World. While everything we ate was vegetarian, only some of the dishes were plant-based. Disney’s new plant-based menu items are vegetarian (no meat), but they are also vegan. This means the plant-based items have no meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.

Our Favorite Dishes

Over the course of 4 days, we ate a lot of different dishes. If we were to write about each vegetarian food item, this post would be really long. So instead, we cover some of our favorite vegetarian and vegan dishes. We also provide things to be aware of.

If you want to see all of the food items that we tried, check out our YouTube videos below. The videos details all of the dishes we ate during the 4 day trip.

 

Nomad Lounge

One of our favorite spots in Disney World is Nomad Lounge. Not only does it have great drinks, it has some awesome vegetarian options. Our go-to item at Nomad Lounge is the vegetarian sliders. Two sliders and fries costs $15. Specifically, the dish includes two small impossible burgers with chipotle aioli and yucca fries.

We also love the churros with vanilla crema and chili-strawberry dipping sauces. Four mini churros and the sauces costs $9. We think Nomad Lounge is the best theme park bar in Disney World and it is a great option for vegetarian food.

burgers nomad lounge

Quick Service

One of the biggest surprises from our trip was the plant-based southwest bowl from Hollywood Studios. This bowl can be found at Fairfax Fare, which is located near Tower of Terror and Rockin Rollercoaster. The southwest bowl costs $11.29. It comes with rice, spicy chili, fire-roasted corn medley, pico de gallo, plant-based cheddar, and cilantro ranch topped with tortilla strips. The bowl was delicious and I would have never known it was vegan. We are definitely getting this dish again sometime soon.

raspberry tart hollywood

All The Snacks

Most Disney snacks and desserts are vegetarian. As for vegetarian snacks, we have found you either love or hate Mickey pretzels with cheese. We love them and they can be found at snack carts located throughout the various Disney theme parks. Another vegetarian snack that we love is the Esquites from Choza de Margarita in Epcot. This snack consists of spicy corn topped with chipotle mayo, queso fresco and Tajín chile-lime powder. It is a little spicy and delicious! Also, while a drink, both blue milk and green milk from Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood studios are vegan. They are a unique and delicious vegan option. Note, we have also found blue and green milk is a love or hate depending on taste preference.

Blue Milk GE

Desserts

This trip, we got the raspberry lunchbox tart from Woody’s Lunchbox. This snack is a great option in Hollywood Studios. Some of our other favorite Disney dessert items are  dole whips and ice cream. We often get Dole Whip at Aloha Isle in the Magic Kingdom.  The pineapple Dole Whip is vegan.

There are several good locations for ice cream, but our favorite is Ample Hills. This ice cream shop is located at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Ample Hills is a short walk from Epcot’s International Gateway. This trip we also got the pumpkin ice cream macaron from L’Artisan de Glaces (macron flavors change seasonally). L’Artisan de Glaces is located in the France pavilion in Epcot and has some delicious ice cream options.

Cone from Ample Hills

Use The My Disney Experience App

When eating vegetarian food, we used the My Disney Experience App even more than normal. The main reason is that Disney has the App set up so that users can easily find plant-based items. This was especially helpful if we wanted a quick service item and we weren’t sure of the vegetarian options. Note, the plant-based search includes only vegan items, so there may be other vegetarian items listed on the menu.

Use Mobile Ordering

We searched for most of our quick service food items using the My Disney Experience App. Mobile Ordering is an easy way to save time during your Disney vacation. Anytime we are able to order with mobile ordering, we do. For this trip, the mobile ordering saved us a lot of time when we got the vegan hotdog at Casey’s Corner.

Things to Be Aware Of

While there are more vegetarian options than we originally anticipated, there were time where we had to search for a place that had options for us. One thing we noticed is that most locations only have one vegetarian food option. For example, we had lunch at the Rose and Crown. Here there is only one vegetarian entree, so there wasn’t really a choice. Luckily the dish was delicious. But this made us get into the habit of checking the menu and making sure we were interested in the vegetarian dish before heading to a specific restaurant.

pumpkin macaron paris

Sit-Down Restaurants

When booking a dining reservation, we recommend checking the menu to make sure there is something that you are interested in. This is even more important if you are eating vegetarian. While Disney will do their best to accommodate dietary restrictions or food allergies, it helps to check the menu ahead of time.

Sanaa is one of our favorite Disney World restaurants. In fact, it is our top recommendation for lunch at Disney World. While we didn’t go to Sanaa on this trip, this post wouldn’t be complete if it wasn’t included. Sanaa is not only delicious, but it has some of our favorite vegetarian food options. The bread service is to die for and there are several vegetarian entrees. While many sit-down restaurants only have one vegetarian options, Sanaa has several. We highly recommend Sanaa for any Disney guest, but especially for vegetarians.

Our Overall Recommendation

Overall, we found it to be pretty easy to eat only vegetarian dishes while at Disney World. Originally Jeff didn’t think he would eat all meals vegetarian, but he ended up doing it for the whole trip. The My Disney Experience App made it easy to search for vegetarian items at quick service locations. We were very impressed with the flavor and quality of the vegetarian items that we ate. If you have any questions or if you have any experience eating vegetarian or vegan in Disney, please leave us a comment below!

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2 Comments

  1. Beth

    Hi! I love your blog and Instagram. My husband and I don’t have kids but love Disney.

    Did someone tell you that the rice crispy bars were vegetarian? Normally they are made with marshmallow which is not vegetarian. As a vegetarian I have always avoided this Disney snack, so I’m curious if that can change now.

    Yak and Yeti have great vegetarian and plant based meals too.

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    • admin

      Hi Beth – thank you so much for the comment and for reading our blog! We didn’t think about the gelatin, so that was 100% our mistake. Thank you so much for pointing it out – we updated the post to correct for it.

      Also thanks for the Yak and Yeti recommendation! We have had the Vegetable Lo Mein from Yak and Yeti, but would love to go back and try more of their vegetarian/plant based options. Thanks again for the comment and for following along with our blog and Instagram!

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