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Vegan Food Options at Walt Disney World

Updated on October 29, 2014
Veggie wrap at Disney World.
Veggie wrap at Disney World. | Source

Eating vegan casually at Disney is tough but can be done.

While most table service restaurants will gladly make accommodations for your eating preferences and will sometimes have the chef come out and consult you about dining choices, when you are eating counter or quick service at the park, you have to plan more carefully.

Here are some ways to find vegan food at Walt Disney World resort.

In The Parks

Almost every counter service has vegetarian options. Sometimes these options can be made vegan or are already also vegan.

Every restaurant on Disney property has a book with the ingredients of everything that they serve. They will allow you to review the ingredients within any given entree' and see if there is a way to modify it.

For example, if a veggie wrap comes with feta on it, you can often ask for one to be made without the cheese.

You can also check out the sides. Sometimes there is fruit cup or a side salad or a baked potato that would qualify as a vegan option.

Ideas For In The Parks

Here is a list of possible places where there are vegan options or vegetarian options that may be able to be turned into a vegan dish.

You may want to plan ahead, go by early and ask to review the menu and ingredients. That way, if you go back later and it is busy, you still have an idea of what to order and how to make the meal vegan.

Where To Find Counter Service Vegan Options At Walt Disney World

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Harambe Fruit Market
Fresh fruit, fruit cups, fresh vegetables
Animal Kingdom
Royal Anandapur Tea Company
Specialty Teas and Coffee
Animal Kingdom
Tamu Tamu Refreshments
Large fruit salad, quinoa salad (will need to remove cheese)
Animal Kingdom
Anaheim Produce
Trail mix, dried fruit, whole fruit, vegetables
Hollywood Studios
Backlot Express
Fruit and veggie salad, veggie sandwich
Hollywood Studios
Rosie's All American Cafe
Veggie burger (ask for no cheese)
Hollywood Studios
Katsura Grill
Vegetable sushi, rice, salad
Epcot
La Cava del Tequila
Chips and quacamole
Epcot
Liberty Inn
Black bean burger (ask to have salsa and mayo removed)
Epcot
Lotus Blossom Cafe
Vegetable curry
Epcot
Sommerfest
Handmade pretzel
Epcot
Tangierine Cafe
Falafel, vegetarian platter
Epcot
Aloha Isle
Fresh pineapple, juice
Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest (lunch only)
Quinoa salad
Magic Kingdom
Cheshire Cafe
Juice, whole fruit
Magic Kingdom
Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe
Small cucumber salad, veggie burger, vegetable sandwich
Magic Kingdom
Gaston's Tavern
Fruit cup, vegetables, hummus
Magic Kingdom
Liberty Square Market
Baked potato, fruits, vegetables
Magic Kingdom
The Lunching Pad
Soy milk, pretzels
Magic Kingdom
Columbia Harbour House
Hummus and veggie sandwich (delicious!), large garden salad
Magic Kingdom
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn
Vegetable burger, corn on the cob
Magic Kingdom
Pinocchio Village Haus
Mediterranean salad, bread sticks, soup
Magic Kingdom
Tortuga Tavern
Vegetarian Burrito
Magic Kingdom
Fresh A-Peel
Chopped salad
Downtown Disney
BabycakesNYC
Vegan Bakery
Downtown Disney
Wetzel's Pretzels
Pretzels
Downtown Disney
Wolfgang Puck Express
Roasted Beets, Roasted Veggie Sandwich
Downtown Disney
Arctic Expedition
Strawberry fruit bar, roasted almonds
Blizzard Beach
Avalunch
Fruit cup
Blizzard Beach
Lottawatta Lodge
Mushroom burger, fruit, side salad
Blizzard Beach
Leaning Palms
Side salad, fruit cup
Typhoon Lagoon
Typhoon Tilly's
Roasted almonds/pecans, side salad, fruit cup
Typhoon Lagoon
Possible places for vegan food options at Walt Disney World. Remember that you may have to ask for a modified version of the vegetarian options.

The other option to consider is the fresh, whole fruit that is offered at each of the parks and water parks.

Within each park is at least one area with fresh oranges, apples and bananas. Having one of each can make a nice, filling and healthy meal.

Whole, fresh fruit is available within the parks.
Whole, fresh fruit is available within the parks. | Source

Organic

While this may change, for now, you will need to go off property in order to locate organic fruits and vegetables.

Some of the best local places that are close to the resort and that also have organic and vegan food options are:

  • Publix

8145 Vineland Ave

Orlando, FL

(407) 238-9924

  • Whole Foods

Shoooz At Phillips Crossing

8003 Turkey Lake Rd, Orlando, FL

32819 (407) 355-7100


Both of these stores offer a wide selection of organic fresh fruits and vegetables and are a relatively quick car or taxi ride away.

Most resort hotel rooms have refrigerator options as well or will rent one to you for your stay. Small coolers and bags are allowed in the park so you can pack your food with your for the day.

With the salsa and mayo removed, the black bean burger at Epcot could be vegan.
With the salsa and mayo removed, the black bean burger at Epcot could be vegan. | Source

Vegan Bakery

Disney may be making a nod to their vegan visitors.

Downtown Disney has its own vegan bakery where all options are vegan. Look for BabyCakesNYC in the Downtown Disney portion of the resort and try a vegan cupcake.

As with all Disney restaurants, you can ask to see ingredients for the creations.

Reviews for the bakery are overall favorable and may be a good option, especially if you are looking for a treat.

Other Vegan Options

Most of the resort hotels offer vegan options including veggie wraps and fresh fruit.

Check out the pool bars for some surprising vegan options.

Also, stop by the guest services at any hotel and ask for the vegan options within the hotel and bars.

Most of the vegetarian options at the hotel can be made vegan by removing cheese or mayonnaise.

Eating Vegan At Disney Can Be Done

As you can see from the list above, eating counter service vegan at Disney can be done.

I don't suggest that you purchase a dining package since you may have to put together sides to create a vegan meal for yourself from counter service options.

While it is well-known that the table service restaurants are happy to help find options for their vegan customers, Disney quick service is also friendly.

By using the table and planning, you should be able to enjoy a day at the park and still eat healthy, fresh and vegan.

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    • Joetta Ripley profile image

      Joetta Ripley 4 weeks ago from Brookfield,MA USA

      Thank you for this information it is very helpful