12 Tips to Eat Vegan at Disneyland and Disney World
Note: There are many more vegan options at Disney besides the ones listed here. These are just some of our faves!
Need a quick snack between lines? The regular “butter” popcorn at both Disneyland and Disney World is vegan!
2. Soft salted pretzel
Let’s be real here: The best part about going to Disney parks is walking through the hypnotizing smell of freshly baked pretzels. Seriously, it’s worth the ticket itself! Well, guess what? They’re vegan—AND shaped like Mickey Mouse. A win-win situation all around!
3. Vegan ice cream (at Disney World)
The Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street at Disney World (as well as a few other restaurants at the Magic Kingdom) has vegan Tofutti and Rice Dream ice cream. Yep, yep! I feel the magic!
Need a quick pick-me-up before you try to conquer all the rides before the park closes? Head on over to the Starbucks in Downtown Disney and use our supercalifragilisticexpialidocious vegan Starbucks guide!
Believe it or not, a lot of other countries’ cuisines are vegan-friendly. Taste the vegan world all in one day by heading over to Epcot!
Our faves? The vegetable roll at Katsura Grill, the guacamole con totopos at La Cantina de San Angel, and the Mediterranean falafel wrap at Tangierine Café (just be sure to skip the Taziki sauce) are the BEST.
6. Veggie burgers
Many fast-food joints at Disneyland AND Disney World have veggie burgers on the menu! The buns and patties are usually always vegan, but double-check just to be sure. Pile on your favorite toppings and get back in line because “OMG, The Little Mermaid show is about to start!”
7. Vegetarian chili
Some restaurants—like Columbia Harbour House at the Magic Kingdom—at the parks and resorts have vegetarian chili on their menus. Just be sure to pass on the cheese, and you’re good to go!
8. California picks
Oh, Cali? How we love you and your vegan-friendliness. It’s no surprise that Disney California Adventure Park is a seriously vegan-friendly park.
Some of our absolute fave picks? Try the vegetable and tofu skewer from Paradise Garden Grill, the vegan pasta at Wine Country Trattoria, and the Asian rice tofu bowl with mandarin orange sauce from the Lucky Fortune Cookery.
9. Vegan gumbo
Need something hearty that just hits the spot? Stop by the New Orleans district at Disneyland and get yourself a giant warm bowl of vegan gumbo. Yes, you can eat the bowl itself! *MIND BLOWN*
10. Pineapple Dole Whip
Probably the most talked-about dessert in Disneyland is the Dole Whip … and it’s vegan! Dying from the heat? Head on over to the Tiki Juice Bar and get yourself one of these refreshing frozen pineapple treats!
11. Other options
A lot of people don’t know that Disney actually accommodates vegans on request! Have reservations at a Disney restaurant? Call ahead and let the staff know you’re vegan (be polite!) and see what vegan options they have available or if there’s any way that they can whip something up for you.
12. Bring your own food!
Enjoy your favorite snacks AND save money by bringing your own goodies into the park! Check out our guide to yummy accidentally vegan foods.