One of the biggest joys of a Disney vacation is trying the amazing food on offer. You might be worried that as a vegan, Disney World may not have food for you to enjoy. Well, fear not! Vegan food at Disney World is becoming easier and easier to find and is very tasty to boot.
Here’s our guide to 5 awesome places to find vegan food at Disney World, Orlando. If you’re out around the parks and in doubt at all about whether a food item is vegan, look out for the green leaf logo on the menu, or make sure you ask a cast member as they will be more than happy to help you.
Where to get the best vegan food at Disney World
The Ale & Compass Restaurant – Disney’s Yacht Club
Best for: Fans of a great breakfast
The Ale and Compass restaurant is a firm favorite with vegan diners looking for a filling and fulfilling breakfast. A menu highlight is the Breakfast Protein Bowl, which is a plant-based medley of tofu, vegan sausage, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and more. It’s the perfect meal to set you up for a busy day exploring the parks.
Impossible Foods – various places throughout the parks
Best for: Plant-based burgers on the go
Impossible Foods a top choice for some of the best vegan food at Disney World. These delightful plant-based patties give you all the convenience of a speedy snack, with options for adding salad, vegan cheese and other tasty toppings. The burgers are sold at stalls and restaurants all over the park, and the list of places you can find them is always expanding. A fantastic place to go for one of the best Impossible Foods burgers is the D-Luxe Burger at Disney Springs, where you can try out their plant-based Pacific Island Burger.
Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza – Disney Springs
Best for: Fast, fresh pizza
If you’re talking about vegan Disney World, you can’t leave out Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza. Load up on cauliflower crust bases with vegan cheese, veggies, and all manner of delicious toppings. Staff in the restaurant are extremely conscientious and make sure to change gloves between handling vegan and non-vegan products, to give you ultimate peace-of-mind when ordering. This is a favorite place for families who want a great choice of vegan and non-vegan pizza.
California Grill – Disney Contemporary Resort
Best for: Spectacular views of Magic Kingdom
One of Disney World’s premier dining locations, guests come to California Grill for the dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu and stay for the incredible views of the Magic Kingdom. The set menu offered throughout the parks 50th anniversary celebrations offers a vegan Heirloom apple salad with roasted honeynut squash, handcrafted wild mushroom ravioli with chanterelle mushroom, and lavender sugar doughnuts, just to name a few!
Tusker House Restaurant – Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Best for: Dining with kids
If you’re dining with the kids and looking for lots of options for non-vegan and vegan food at Disney World, you can’t go wrong with Tusker House Restaurant. It’s a buffet set-up, and if you’re overwhelmed by the choice, a member of staff will be happy to walk you through the vegan options on offer. Kids will love the experience of dining here. It is a full-on character experience, with costumed characters wandering around the restaurant.
The best vegan snacks at Disney World
If you aren’t ready for a full meal and just want a small snack to satiate your hunger while you plough on with your day at Disney World, then have a look at the best 5 places to grab a vegan snack.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery
Located at Disney Springs, this bakery offers a huge range of items that are both vegan and gluten free. It truly is the place to go if you are in the area and after something small and delicious, with plenty of choice to satisfy even the fussiest eaters.
Head to Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom for a Dole Whip – a popular snack easiest to find here, although you can also find them at Tamu Tamu refreshments in Animal Kingdom and Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Be sure to steer clear from the Vanilla flavour Dole Whip, however, as this one does contain dairy and is not vegan.
Mickey and Simba Pretzels
This popular snack is located all over the Disney parks at most snack counters you can find. This delicious pretzel can be asked for without cheese, which makes it the perfect vegan snack to enjoy for a mid-afternoon break with a lovely hot drink.
Available in a variety of flavours across all the Disney parks, there are plenty of vegan options when it comes to this light and delicious snack which is sure to keep your belly happy if it isn’t yet time for your dinner.
For a snack that is a little more filling and sure to see you through between meals, head to Ronto Roasters in Hollywood Studios, and give the plant-based wraps a try. Available as part of the restaurant’s lunch and dinner menu, you can try either the Zuchii wrap with grilled zucchini, or the more adventurous Andoan fruit with Muja sauce wrap.
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