Vegetarian and Vegan Offerings at Disneyland ResortCategory: Travel
Eating at the Disneyland Resort has come a long way from hamburgers and pizza. Today guests at the theme parks can select healthier options and even vegetarian and vegan options. If you think you can’t get a decent veggie meal in Disneyland or Disney California Adventure, think again. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there are plenty of selections in the two parks. Below are some options.
Breakfast in the park is fun and even a necessity for guests who want to get an early start on their fun-filled day. A couple Vegan options are the hash browns and mini vegan Mickey waffles at the Disneyland Park Plaza Inn on Main Street USA.
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which is accessible from Downtown Disney and Disney California Adventure, also offers a vegan omelet with a layer of hash browns and mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and bell peppers.
Lunch and dinner offerings are vast. How about a vegan burger at the Carnation Café?
The Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square has a vegetarian gumbo, and the nearby French Market has N’awlins salad and a vegetable jambalaya. The Blue Bayou Restaurant (the one visible from The Pirates of the Caribbean ride) has a vegan Portobello mushroom and couscous maque choux. Also in New Orleans Square at the Café Orleans there is a Crescent City Salad and a N’awlins Vegetable Ragout.
In Tomorrowland a great vegan meal is the tomato-basil pasta without cheese, and the spaghetti with “Mars-inara” sauce without cheese at Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port.
Over in Disney California Adventure at the Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta on Paradise Pier, guests can order a boardwalk field of greens without pecans or blue cheese. And at the Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street there is a vegan pasta or vegan tower featuring seasonal produce all customized for each guest.
A short walk through Downtown Disney or a fun ride on the monorail will get guests to the Disneyland Hotel and the Steakhouse 55 restaurant where a vegan item is their baked potato with broccoli, spinach, and sautéed mushrooms.
Vegetarian breakfast options at the Carnation Café include apple-granola pancakes and huevos rancheros, which is a corn tortilla with poached eggs, jack cheese, and fire-roasted salsa.
At Disneyland Hotel’s Tangaroa Terrace there is a grilled cinnamon-spiced oatmeal cakes and an egg white vegetable and tofu bake. And the Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa offers a California omelet or banana-stuffed French toast.
Over at the Harbour Galley in Disneyland’s Critter Country, vegetarians can order the broccoli cheese soup in a sourdough bread bowl. The nearby Hungry Bear Restaurant has a fried green tomato sandwich and a watermelon salad for vegetarians.
New Orleans Square has several restaurants including the French Market where the corn chowder is also served in a sourdough bread bowl. The Café Orleans offers a three-cheese Monte Cristo and a N’awlins Vegetable Ragout.
In Fantasyland the Village Haus Restaurant features a garden burger and at Edelweiss Snacks guests can order a chile lime corn on the cob.
And the Tomorrowland Terrace has a grilled vegetable sandwich.
If you’re in Frontierland the Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue has a vegetable and tofu skewer and the Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante has soft flour tacos as well as a vegetable burrito and enchiladas.
Flo’s V-8 Café in Cars Land in Disney California Adventure offers a Veggie Tater Bake, and the Paradise Garden Grill on Paradise Pier has a vegetable and tofu skewer with select special flavorings. The Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta has a vegetarian pizza as well as pesto ravioli. Also at Paradise pier, the Cove Bar has vegetarian nachos and a spinach and artichoke dip. And Ariel’s Grotto serves fire-roasted corn cakes.
The Wine Country Trattoria offers a Tuscan salad that can be made vegetarian, roasted vegetable Panini, Quattro Pomodoro Pasta, Broccolini Aglio Olio, and roasted vegetable bruschetta.
On Buena Vista Street, vegetarian selections at the Carthay Circle Restaurant include a garden vegetable risotto and the Award Wieners retro trolley car in Hollywood Land has a Portobello mushroom Philly sandwich which consists of grilled Portobello mushrooms with onions and bell peppers sautéed in hefeweizen beer and topped with pepper jack.
These are only some of the vegan and vegetarian options in Disneyland Resort. The menus change periodically however there are always plenty of healthy choices.
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