Disney finally released menus for Food and Wine 2018, and I couldn’t be more excited about the fact that the Vegan Greek nachos will be returning. The copycat recipe on Vegan Disney World is pretty incredible, but I can’t wait to stroll around Epcot and eat my nachos too.
All this food hype has me reminiscing about my favorite snacks from our June trip. To my knowledge, all my picks are vegan. There will definitely be some repeats coming in September, so take a look at my favorites and make sure to share yours in the comment section below.
Good: Adult Dole Whip from Tamu Tamu Refreshments at Animal Kingdom
Last October, a Disney food tragedy took place during our visit. The Dole Whip machine was down at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Fortunately, all was working well during our June trip and we got to try the much-anticipated adult Dole Whip. We ducked into the courtyard by Tamu Tamu and took a break while enjoying these boozy treats. Hal and I got regular rum. My sister got coconut. I think we all liked them, but my recommendation to Disney is to up the alcohol quality just one shelf. I was a little put off by the harshness of the rum, which surprised me since I’ve been known to drink whiskey from time to time. I think next time I’ll go for the coconut option next time.
Better: Cookie Sandwich from Erin McKenna’s Bakery at Disney Springs
I went to Erin McKenna’s specifically to try the vegan soft serve, but it was the chocolate chip cookie sandwich that made a bigger impression. Imagine two evenly baked, flavorful cookies held together with magical vegan icing that wasn’t oily or too dense. You can get it at Erin McKenna’s along with a whole plethora of other vegan and gluten free baked goods. Even though we made this stop just for me, my travel mates couldn’t resist. We all tried the soft serve, my sister got a cookie and Hal got the famous Bakery Sink – a cup full of various products – which he pulled out of the park bag and nibbled on all day.
Best: Vegetarian Sushi from Tokyo Dining at Epcot
It’s Hal’s goal to eat at all of the Epcot Pavilions before our Annual Pass expires, so we decided to try Tokyo Dining in June. We’ve made vegetarian sushi at home and I’ve ordered it locally, but nothing compares to what I got at Tokyo Dining. These rolls are filled with cucumber, kanpyo, asparagus, pickled Ginger and carrot. Then the chefs top them off with avocado and sesame seeds. This sushi was fresh, flavorful and light – perfect for the Orlando heat. Maybe with more practice, I’ll hone my homemade sushi skills. You may have noticed that I included sushi here as a snack. That’s because it was amazing, but it wasn’t really a full meal on its own. If you’re eating or drinking your way around the world, it’s definitely worth trying.
Most honorable mention: Guacamole from Choza de Margarita at Epcot
If I could only ever eat one snack at Disney, it would without a doubt be the guacamole from Choza. I’ve mentioned it on the blog before, so I won’t go into detail here, but I did want to make sure I gave credit where credit is due.