Vegan at Disneyland
Many people know Disneyland as the happiest place on earth.
But, if you are vegan how can you be vegan at Disneyland without feeling as if you are going to starve because lack of food options?
Maybe you’ve been there prior to being vegan but have no idea how to be vegan at Disneyland since your diet has changed.
Luckily, a lot has changed in the past few years and there are now plenty of plant-based options at Disneyland. Chefs are now getting creative and have a wide array of dishes to offer which can make being vegan at Disneyland a breeze.
On the Disneyland Dining website you will find an option to filter your search by restaurants that offer vegetarian options, but unfortunately, there is no option to filter for vegan food. However, vegetarian meals can sometimes be made vegan with a few simple requests.
On their main website, there is a section called Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs. This section suggests notifying a cast member about your specific dietary needs in advance when you make a reservation for a restaurant. This makes the process easier.
Some examples of typical vegan food you can find at Disneyland are:
- Dole Whip
- Mickey Pretzels
- Cotton Candy
- Frozen Lemonade
- Main street pre-packaged kettle corn
- Minnie’s Bake Shop Chocolate and Vanilla Cookies with Creme filling
- Bagged apples
- Fruit cups
- Potato chips
- French fries
Photo of Dole Whip from Veggie’s Don’t Bite
Here is an in-depth list of all the vegan options at Disneyland along with where you can find them. This is the official list from the Disneyland website.
At Disneyland Park
Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A.
- Golden hash browns, vegan mini Mickey waffles
Carnation Cafe on Main Street, U.S.A.
- Chef’s Vegan Burger
Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square
- Vegetarian gumbo served in a sourdough bread boule
French Market in New Orleans Square
- “N’awlins” salad without pecans (lettuce, julienned yams, granny smith apples, lentils and tart cherries with a sweet citrus vinaigrette); vegetable jambalaya
Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square
- Portobello mushroom and couscous maque choux (marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette with roasted corn and bell pepper couscous and sautéed spinach)
Cafe Orléans in New Orleans Square
- N’awlins Vegetable Ragoût without cheese, Crescent City Salad without meat and cheese
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante in Frontierland
- All vegetarian items can be made vegan except enchiladas.
Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland
- Tomato-basil pasta without cheese, spaghetti with “Mars-inara” sauce without cheese
At Disney California Adventure Park
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta on Paradise Pier
- Boardwalk field greens without pecans or blue cheese (fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Craisins Dried Cranberries, golden raisins and basil vinaigrette)
Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street
- Vegan pasta or vegan tower featuring seasonal produce, customized for each guest
At Disneyland Hotel
- Baked potato, broccoli with roasted garlic, sautéed spinach, sautéed mushrooms with Madeira sauce
At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
- Vegan omelet (thick layer of hash browns with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and bell peppers)
Here are some other vegan options (specifically snacks) that you can find at Disneyland that were not on the above list:
At Tiki Juice Bar, you can get the following snacks:
- Dole Whip Sorbet
- Dole Whip Float
- Dole Pineapple Juice
- Fresh Pineapple Spear
At Maurice’s Treats, you can get Boysen Apple Freeze, which is topped with a non-dairy foam.
The Main Street Fruit Cart is great for a quick pick-me-up snack. Here are some of the options they have:
- Berry bowls
- Non-dairy chips
- Mango slices
- Pineapple spears
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe is a Starbucks. Many of the drinks can be made vegan by ordering with soy milk and no whip. Many of their sweeteners are naturally vegan. You can look up vegan Starbucks options and order those here.
- Soy Iced Coffee
- Iced tea
- Soy Frappuccino’s with no whip
- Smoothies without protein powder
- Iced Coffee
- Iced Soy Latte
- Soy Lattes
- Starbucks Refreshers
- Tazo tea
- Steel cut oatmeal with optional toppings such as fruits, nuts, and seeds
- Vegetarian gumbo served in a sourdough bread bowl, photo credit above from A Vegan in Progress
Those are only a handful of the delicious vegan food that you can find at Disneyland. For other similar blog posts, definitely check out Vegan Cowgirl’s post about her vegan experience at Disneyland, along with Veggie’s Don’t Bite’s blog post.
Have any of you ever been to Disneyland before as a vegan? Have you tried any of these vegan options? Do you have any more you would like to add? I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments!