When people with dietary restrictions go on vacation, they often worry about whether their needs will be accommodated. They have to do a lot of research before leaving to find restaurants that can meet their needs.
Whether you are vegan or vegetarian because of a personal choice or because of allergies, Disney World can satisfy.
Here are the best restaurants for vegan and vegetarian diners.
“Ohana means family,” and that’s exactly what this all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurant embodies. Everyone is welcome here- even those with special diets. Many people think this restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is very meat-heavy, and it is, but they also have many vegan options.
The lettuce wraps can be made vegetarian, but vegan eaters can also choose from stir fried noodles, vegetables, tofu, pita chips and hummus, and even vegan ice cream!
4. Trail’s End
Trail’s End in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is tops for American comfort food. Like ‘Ohana, guests may wonder how this restaurant could possibly accommodate vegans and vegetarians, but as always they do a great job. Multi-course vegan meals include spring rolls, spicy buns, soup, and tofu.
3. Coral Reef
The Coral Reef restaurant in Epcot‘s The Seas Pavilion was one of the first to offer a Gardein product on their menu. These meat-free foods have won several awards including PETA’s product of the year. Coral Reef uses the Chick’n to create a delicious marinated grilled vegetable and Chick’n dish, which is vegan with no changes! The entree also includes grilled veggies and black rice with pine nuts. If you’re not vegan or you just don’t want the Chick’n, the rice is very good on its own.
2. Animal Kingdom Lodge
Let’s just go ahead and say all of the restaurants at Animal Kingdom Lodge are vegan and vegetarian friendly and quite delicious.
Sanaa doesn’t have a separate menu anymore, but there are several vegan and vegetarian appetizers and entrees on the menu including the vegan tomato soup. It’s seasonal, so they don’t have it all the time, but you should definitely get it when they do! Be sure to try the bhelpuri, which is an Indian dish made of puffed rice, vegetables, and tamarind sauce. Your taste buds will thank you!
Jiko also has tasty options including vegetable and tofu sambusas with saffron cashew rice. Their flatbread can be made vegan with some changes, too!
Boma is a buffet, so its selections change often, but it always has vegan and vegetarian options on the menu. If peanut rice is one of the options, you must try it!
1. Grand Floridian
Citricos is the first of several Grand Floridian restaurants on our list. Like the rest of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, it feels fancy and special. Since the resort is situated just across the Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom, this is a great place to watch Wishes Nighttime Spectacular. The entertainment isn’t the only thing you’ll enjoy here though! The olive bread is delicious dipped in olive oil and sea salt, and the seared tofu ratatouille is delicious with its roasted vegetables. Citricos even has vegan mashed potatoes!
Another Grand Floridian Restaurant, Narcoossee’s also has amazing views of Wishes. It is perhaps even better than California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and even Main Street USA. Although there are no obviously vegan options on the menu, there is a separate vegetarian menu, and some items can be made vegan when tofu is substituted for the protein in the dish.
Our top vegan/vegetarian restaurant is also the most expensive restaurant on Disney property: Victoria and Albert’s. It is very fancy and exceeds every expectation possible. The vegan options are incredible and include selections like Heirloom Tomatoes and Lentils, Vegetable Ratatouille, Cold-Smoked Cauliflower, and Soy Sake Tofu.
Have you been to Disney with vegan or vegetarian eaters? Did it go well?