Well, many of you may remember my Disneyworld post from last year. Never did I expect to be going to Disneyworld again less than a year later, but my husband's company had a business trip and it was FREE for us to go! How can you say no to that? Not only that, but we got to stay in the fanciest resort in all of Disneyworld. It was an offer we couldn't refuse. I realize a lot of the food listed below is from the Grand Floridian Resort, so it may not be helpful to you if you don't stay there, but you can always take the monorail or bus to it as well. The resorts are all fairly close to each other when using the monorail.
Our first trip last year was amazing, but also our first time there, so a lot we had to learn. There was amazing food but also some not so great food. However, THIS trip was fantastic! A lot of it had to do with the resort we stayed at though. The chefs really hooked us up and it was pure bliss. But keep this in mind, oil-free is not going to happen unless you eat nothing but fruit. Vegan in itself is challenging, but nearly everything is cooked in oil.
Please make sure to see my 1st post, as there is more food options other than what is listed below. I hope this helps show that there are definitely vegan options at Disneyworld! Some places will have very minimal to pick from, but some have a decent amount of options, just remember to always ASK for an allergy menu and to ask what can be made vegan. Many times the allergy menus have nothing vegan on them, but more vegetarian, so it's crucial to ask what they or the chef can do. Sometimes you will get a no, but just go to the next place and ask. Also, there is a Vegan Disneyworld Facebook group that can be very helpful as well.
1900 Park Fare Restaurant
Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare
Our first morning there, we ate at 1900 Park Fare restaurant, which is located at the Grand Floridian Resort. They have a buffet style breakfast setup and dining and characters that come to your table as well. We had the following: Micky waffles, tater tots, oatmeal, onion bagel and juice. These were the vegan options from their buffet, with the exception of the Mickey waffles, which were specially made for us. I was very thankful there were this many choices. Everything was enjoyable. The waffles were very light and fluffy, but did have a bitter aftertaste to them, not bad, but noticeable. Nothing that extra syrup didn't fix though, haha. The oatmeal with brown sugar and cinnamon was my favorite. They were very kind and friendly as well. I was still looking for that ultimate gourmet breakfast satisfaction and I got it the next day!
Seriously, how cute are these Vegan Mickey Waffles?
Grand Floridian Cafe (2nd day breakfast)
Breakfast at the Grand Floridian Cafe
Grand Floridian Resort. I can't say enough wonderful things about this place. Yes, it is pricey (we did pay for our meals), but being vegan and having to not worry about having delicious food was SUCH a relief. Last year we stayed at Boardwalk (which was beautiful) and I did a lot of cooking, which I really don't want to do on vacation, lol. So, if this resort is an option for you, you will love it. Just look how stunning. The customer service was simply incredible.
We ate there 4 times, haha. It was so good! We had breakfast 3 days in a row here; Wednesday through Friday and dinner on Thursday night. They are so unbelievably nice and accommodating. For breakfast, chef Kent came out to talk to us and basically said he would make us what we wanted and started throwing out ideas.
Tofu Scramble with Bell Peppers at Grand Floridian Cafe
He specially made us Vegan Tofu Scramble with bell peppers which was TO DIE FOR. This is coming from a person who never eats tofu. Well, this trip converted me. I did ask for low oil on this and they accommodated me.
Fluffy Vegan Pancakes at Grand Floridian Cafe
He also made us pancakes, which were light, fluffy and delicious. So many places I find cannot make good vegan pancakes and they are mushy or dense and have a weird taste. Not these. I am picky too since I make some dang good fluffy pancakes, ha! I was so pleased with these and my daughter absolutely devoured her food.
Mickey Vegan Pancakes at Grand Floridian Cafe
Also, he specially made my daughter Mickey pancakes with Mickey sprinkles. She was SO HAPPY.
We also had oatmeal. Such a classic breakfast that I love and restaurants always seem to make it so perfect. This was made with just water, but yet it was so creamy.
Also, hashbrowns. Yum and so fresh.
Also, vegan rolls with vegan butter and jam. The rolls were not the best, but not bad either. I was so happy they had vegan butter that I thoroughly enjoyed the treat. It was my daughter's first time trying vegan butter like this and she liked it, but loved the jam more.
Yes, we ate like kings for breakfast, haha. When you find out you can have so many vegan options, you kind of go crazy ordering.
Pinocchio Village Haus, in Fantasyland, at Magic Kingdom.
Vegan pizza at Pinocchio Village Haus
Ask for the allergy menu here, they have options. We ate here last year and loved the pizza, so it was a no-brainer to have it again. They specially make it for you, so it's very fresh and delicious. They went a little overboard on the cheese, but it was still delicious. I love that they drizzle balsamic vinegar on top. My daughter didn't like the vinegar though. They also have fries and a sandwich and a couple of other things I believe.
We ate Mickey pretzels and fries a lot on our trip since they are easy to find.
Harambe Fruit Market located in Animal Kingdom
Lots of fresh veggies and fruits here to snack on.
Cinnamon almonds. These were delicious and are located at various stands inside the parks.
Gasparilla Island Grill at Grand Floridian Resort
Vegan Tomato Basil Cheese Pizza at Gasparilla Island Grill
Ask for the vegan menu. They have several choices and were delicious. They offer a vegan cheese pizza and a tomato basil but we asked them to combine the two and they were very nice and accommodating. It was delicious but rather oily though so I would ask for less oil because it seemed to be soaked underneath the pizza.
Vegan Black Bean Burger and fries at Gasparilla Island Grill
They offer 2 vegan burgers, a black bean and a tofu I believe. Make sure to specify you want the vegan black bean burger, as I believe they said they also have a black bean burger with eggs. It was very tasty.
Grand Floridian Cafe
Miso-Glazed Tofu with Basmati Rice and Green Beans
This was SO delicious. For somebody who never eats tofu, I sure ate a ton of this trip, lol! It was so darn delicious. Yet, another recipe I will remake for the blog in some fashion. Chef Ben made this for us. It is also listed on their allergy menu. He did also make other suggestions for pasta dishes and veggie burgers and even Gardein "chicken" burgers, so you will have lots of options. We were so grateful.
Pasta and Spaghetti Sauce at Grand Floridian Cafe
He specially made this Spaghetti pasta for my daughter. This sauce was delicious.
San Angel Inn Restaurant in Epcot
The whole trip we were happy and satisfied and the food was great. The only meal we didn't like was this hilarious excuse for a meal. I had read that there was a vegan dinner option at the San Angel Inn, so we decided to eat there. They only have ONE option we were told and it is vegetarian, not vegan. The beans have dairy and the rice has butter, so we were left with corn tortillas and these thinly sliced veggies on top of it. The veggies didn't even taste cooked and they were sopping wet and overpowered with onion flavor and they also made the tortillas underneath extremely soggy. It was so gross, neither my daughter or I ate any of it. Instead, we asked for extra corn tortillas and just ate those with chips and salsa, lol. The restaurant was beautiful but the food was not a good choice for vegans. We will not be eating there again. Thankfully though, that was the only bad food the whole trip!
Grand Floridian Cafe
Raspberry Sorbet at the Grand Floridian Cafe
We ate dinner and dessert here on Thursday evening. It was so nice to have such amazing customer service. We had Chef Ben and he made wonderful suggestions. This raspberry sorbet was so delicious, so creamy and perfectly sweet and tart.
My daughter loved it so much. Look at that smile. You will be seeing my own creation of this dessert on the blog!
Vegan Brownie Sundae at Grand Floridian Cafe
He also made us a brownie sundae dessert. It was coconut ice cream with chocolate syrup and Enjoy Life Cookies. The ice cream had bits of coconut throughout, which I didn't care for, but it was still tasty and it's great for strong coconut lovers.
Well, that's a wrap! I hope this post helped you out some. I've received a ton of messages eagerly awaiting this post after I posted my vegan breakfast from Disneyworld last week, so I wanted to get it up for you as soon as I returned. Have fun at Disneyworld on your future trips and remember, even if something is not on a menu, always ask and you might be surprised what they can do for you!