A few of my favorite plant-based snacks at Disney

Over the last seven months, I’ve been on several unexpected journeys.

I have (almost!) put in 200 hours to become a registered yoga teacher, we brought home a puppy and I went from eating everything and priding myself on not being a picky eater to eating a mostly vegan diet. While none of those were things I planned on, the last is absolutely the biggest surprise.

Eating vegan is easier than it’s every been, but it’s still hard. Especially in the South. Luckily, the happiest place on earth is also one of the most accommodating places on earth. I’m going to share some of my favorite park snacks from this past trip in February and some of the things I’m most looking forward to munching on later this year. Full disclosure, a few of them aren’t vegan but they are vegetarian, and I’m OK with that at least for now. Scroll past Magic Kingdom if you’re looking for strictly vegan recommendations. (If you’re interested in my vegan journey or philosophy, let me know and we’ll talk off line.)

Magic Kingdom (vegetarian/NOT vegan):

Fresh Fruit Waffle Sandwich (aka Nutella waffle) from Sleepy Hollow: You’ve seen it on Instagram. You’ve probably eaten it yourself, and it speaks for itself. So. Freaking. Good. My sister and I shared this snack with some coffee on our February trip when the temperature outside just wasn’t conducive to Dole Whips. It was a perfect afternoon pick me up, and I’m still dreaming about it. I’ll probably eat it again next trip even though I KNOW it’s not vegan.
Tacos Three Ways (all Spicy Breaded Cauliflower) from Pecos Bill: Y’all, I don’t think I’m being hyperbolic when I say this was one of my favorite meals at Disney. I ordered them without the yogurt dressing and added a few toppings from the bar, and they were perfection. We ate our lunch on the sidewalk while waiting for Festival of Fantasy to start, a pro tip my sister shared. (Unfortunately, the batter does have some dairy in it. I’m not sure if that means eggs or milk.)

Epcot and nearby resorts (ALL vegan):

An 11 o’clock margarita is now always a part of my Epcot plans thanks to Choza de Margarita, and Curt Stone from the Geekin’ on WDW podcast. The cucumber lime margarita was light, refreshing and decently strong. It was the perfect companion to these wonderful vegan Chicharrones topped with a large portion of guacamole, pumpkin seeds, salsa valentina and lime. Since my travel companions were chowing down on some tacos with meat, I got this beauty all to myself. It’s a new staple in our travel plans for sure, and I can’t wait for 11 a.m. in Epcot.
There’s only one place on property that can beat a Mickey shaped pretzel, and that’s Sommerfest. This pretzel is huge, completely vegan and perfect for sharing. Grab one of these and a beer, then pick a place to chill for a few minutes. You can thank me later.
Even though we were pretty full from dinner at Trattoria Al Forno, we managed to enjoy some dessert from Beaches and Cream. My mom and I split a No Way Jose Sundae with chocolate Tofutti ice cream. The melted peanut butter made this dessert. It was so decadent and delicious. In retrospect, those chips may not be vegan, so double check with your server.

A few other locations

Sanaa was our last meal of the February trip, and it was incredible. We started with the Indian Bread Service. (Make sure you order vegan Naan if you’re strict.) All but one of the dips are vegan, and they’re all delicious. The spicy jalapeno lime pickle, garlic pickle and coriander chutney were my favorites. I didn’t take photos, but I also had the Cilantro-Coconut vegetables and Chickpea Wat for my entrée. I liked the cilantro-coconut more, but both were delicious. Keep an eye out for animals while you eat. They were especially active while we were there.
Tonga Toast from Kona Café is another one of my new favorites. I’ve already made plans to snag this entrée along with a Liliko’i (aka passionfruit) Mimosa on our June and September trips. You can order this entrée vegan and ask for a side of the fantastic breakfast potatoes. I’m not quite sure why deep fried banana cinnamon toast can be so good, but it is. Trust me on this one and get you some Tonga Toast. If you don’t want to make a reservation, they also serve it at Capt. Cooke’s, but I don’t think they serve mimosas there.
Vegan flatbread sandwich from Sunshine Seasons. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t even hungry but I HAD to try this vegan entrée. We split it amongst our group, and I would definitely order it again. I love the generous portion, tasty roasted vegetables and yummy tofu “cheese.” Even my non-vegan travel mates enjoyed this sandwich and the accompanying vegan potato salad. Looking forward to trying this again on another trip soon.

What I can’t wait to enjoy:

  • Satu’li Canteen: This place is getting rave reviews, and I know I’ll enjoy the Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl
  • Vegan unplugged at California Grill
  • Ale and Compass
  • Boma
  • Vegan Pizza: Looking forward to trying Blaze as well as other options in the parks

4 thoughts on “A few of my favorite plant-based snacks at Disney

  1. This Post has made me so hungrey


  2. I really regret opening this post on an empty stomach! I want it all!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Right?!? I had to work on it while eating dinner, but nothing is as good as a Disney snack.


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