Are you looking for vegan food options in Disneyland? Living only an hour away from Disneyland is pretty great for a total Disney geek like me. I’ve been going to different Disney parks since I was a baby. When I became vegan I was very concerned about being able to find food that I could eat while I was at the Happiest Place On Earth!
Over the years the options have grown and more information has been released. Now you can easily find vegan foods in Disneyland if you have the right information. Here are my tips and tricks for being vegan in Disneyland:
- Don’t wait until you are starving to look for where to eat. You don’t want to have your trip ruined looking for ages for you and your family to be able eat! Plan ahead where you will have your meals and if you can, plan the rides you will go on before you eat to make it easier.
- Tell your server about your diet restrictions. Disneyland Cast Members are known for amazing service so they will be happy to help and make sure you have something to eat. They will often bring out the manager who will have a folder that lists the ingredients on the menu.
- There is a Starbucks on Main Street, U.S.A (as well as in Downtown Disney) on the right side as you walk into the park. Here you can get your caffeine fix. To read about what is vegan at Starbucks click here.
- Bring your own snacks. You are allowed to take food into Disney Parks. My favorite things to bring in are individual bags of trail mix, energy bars, and dried fruit.
- Buy snacks. As well as bringing your own snacks you can find quite a few vegan snacks around the park. They have about half a dozen stands with options like: pineapple, watermelon, mango, bananas, dill pickle (personal favorite!), juices, water, and Sabra Hummus & Pretzel Cups. Look on your park map at the start of your day so you can have an idea of where to get them.
- Don’t eat at peak eating times. Peak times like 11:30-1:30 and 5-7:30 are harder to get into full service and find a seat in quick service. Also harder to get the attention of a cast member to ask questions about the menu. If you can eat a little earlier or later then usual will make your dining experience a whole lot easier and more enjoyable.
What To Eat in the Parks
At Various Locations In the Park:
- “Buttered” Popcorn
- Mickey Pretzel*
- Mickey Mouse Apple Fruit Crisps
- Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade*
- Cotten Candy
- Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate and Vanilla Cookies with Creme Filling
- Main Street Popcorn Pre-Packaged Kettle Corn
- Bag of Chips
- Dreyer’s Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar
Dole Whip is a delicious soft serve pineapple dessert. It has been a Disney favorite for years. Dole reformulated the recipe to become vegan. You can find it near The Enchanted Tiki Room in AdventureLand. You will more then likely have to wait in a pretty substantial line for this, but it really is worth it! If you want to learn more about vegan Dole Whip click here.
MAIN STREET U.S.A.
Plaza Inn: Full Service Buffet
- Hash Browns
- Mickey Waffles (ask your server)
Carnation Cafe: Full Service
- Chef’s Vegan Burger*
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: Counter Service
- Grilled Vegetable & Whole Grain Salad (without bread stick)
- Jolly Holiday Salad (without cheese & breadstick)
- Tomato Basil Soup (without breadstick)
- Soy Lattes
Bengal Barbecue: Counter Service
- Outback Vegetable Skewer (note that it’s cooked on the same grill as meat items)
NEW ORLEANS SQUARE
Royal Street Veranda: Counter Service
- Vegetarian Gumbo-Served in a Sourdough Bread Bowl*
French Market: Counter Service
- N’awlins Salad (ask for no pecans)
- Vegetable Jambalaya Blue Bayou Restaurant
Blue Bayou Restaurant: Full Service
- Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Maque Choux
Cafe Orleans: Full Service
- N’awlins Ragoût (without cheese)
- Crescent City Salad (without meat and cheese)
- Pommes Frites (without cheese and remoulade)
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante: Counter Service
- All vegetarian items can be make vegan (except enchiladas)
Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue: Full Service
- Vegetable Skewer
- Corn on the Cobb (without butter)
River Belle Terrace: Counter Service
- Aunt Polly’s Harvest Medley (without cheese)
- Kid’s Smucker’s Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
- Vegetable Po’Boy
Maurice’s Treats: Quick Snacks
- Boysen Apple Freeze (yes the foam is vegan)
Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port: Counter Service
- Tomato-Basil Pasta (without cheese)
- Spaghetti with “Mars-inara” Sauce (without cheese)
So you can easily be vegan in Disneyland with just a little research and information. Now enjoy all that the Happiest Place On Earth has to offer you!
* Personal favorite vegan items to eat at Disneyland!