The future is vegan and many tourist destinations are stepping up to the plate to deliver for their vegan customers. Disneyland is no exception to this trend and the theme park is knocking it out of the park with a wide selection of vegan options. For a long time, the only Disneyland treat for vegans was the Dole Whip found in various counter-service restaurants around the park.
Now, vegan guests will have a hard time choosing between Impossible Burgers, BBQ tofu, and out-of-this-world selections at the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Read on to learn more about the 10 tastiest items at the Happiest Place on Earth.
10 Mickey Waffles & Pancakes At Carnation Cafe On Main St., USA, Disneyland
Since visiting Disneyland makes you feel like a kid again, you won’t mind ordering off the kids menu for these delicious breakfast treats. Just make sure you order the vegan version, as they are only available on request.
Guests following gluten-free diets will be happy to know they also do not contain gluten. >These waffles and pancakes can also be found at the Plaza Inn on Main Street, USA, as well as all on-site Disney hotels. As a tip, you don’t need to be a guest to eat at any of the on-site hotels!
9 Vegan Goodies, Various Food Carts, Disneyland
Don’t pass up the many food carts inside the park thinking you won’t find anything good to eat. While it’s true that many carts sell only ice cream and other non-vegan foods, at others you will find healthy plant-based items such as large dill pickles, hummus, grapes, mango slices, fresh pineapple, and refreshing watermelon.
Disneyland’s plain popcorn is also vegan; its buttery flavor comes from plant-based oil, so vegans can dig in! Don’t forget to look for the Olaf Strawberry Lemonade Bar found at several ice cream carts throughout the park, too.
8 Awesome Burgers & More, Ballast Point Brewing Company, Downtown Disney
Downtown Disney is a great place to go after a day in the parks or on a day when you’re not in the parks at all. While you’re there, don’t miss checking out the vegan eats at Ballast Point Brewing Company.
Ballast Point’s menu is on-point for the plant-based customer, with items like Lettuce Wraps made with Impossible Crumbles; Soyrizo and Cauliflower Tacos; or an Impossible Burger when they’re available, or a Beyond Burger when they’re not. Admission to Downtown Disney is free but lines for dinner can be long, so visit during the day or ask to be seated at the bar.
7 Mickey Pretzels, Various Locations
Mickey pretzels have always been vegan and have been a secret treat for vegans for years. The good news is that you won’t have to look too far for this Disneyland classic. These warm, soft pretzels in the familiar shape of Mickey Mouse’s head can be found at food carts all over the park.
FUN FACT: Did you know that the cinnamon pretzels (without cream cheese filling) are also vegan? That’s right. Now there’s no need to feel deprived when you pass that cinnamon-y sweet smelling churros cart. Keep walking until you find a cinnamon Mickey pretzel and you’ll be good to go.
6 BBQ Tofu at River Belle Terrace in New Orleans Square
Finding tofu on a menu is a rarity in most restaurants, and finding it in a theme park is unheard of. But thanks to River Belle Terrace, you can order crispy BBQ tofu, with a side of baked beans, and vegetables.
If you’re looking for lighter fare, try the River Belle’s Chopped Salad with tofu. Substitute the ranch dressing with the apple vinaigrette and load up on protein with black beans and garbanzo beans, among other toppings. If you want the best viewing for Fantasmic, look into River Belle’s dining package.
5 Jambalaya, French Market, New Orleans Square
You’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the Big Easy when you taste this vegan version of a New Orleans classic – jambalaya in a rich tomato sauce filled with mushrooms, peppers, and onions.
Don’t worry when you don’t find the vegan jambalaya served at this counter-service restaurant on the menu; it is available only upon request. TIP: You can make it a delicious and filling meal by asking for it to be served in a vegan sourdough bread bowl.
4 Classic Plant-Based Cheeseburger, Hungry Bear Restaurant, Critter Country
If you’re as hungry as a bear at the end of a long winter, you’ll want to head over to the Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country. At this counter-service eatery, you can indulge in a plant-based burger topped with Chao cheese and a homemade vegan sauce.
The patties served are usually Impossible Burgers but based on availability, they may be replaced with the Beyond Burger patty. Skip the French fries and try the coleslaw, which is also vegan!
3 The Totally Awesome Burger At The Surfside Lounge, Paradise Pier Hotel
You don’t need to be a guest of this hotel or any Disney hotel to visit the Surfside Lounge at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Their menu includes The Totally Awesome Burger (hold the cheese) made with two patties of Impossible Burgers, Awesome Sauce, and grilled onions.
In the mood for something a little different? Try the Build-Your-Poke-Bowl with choices like marinated tofu, pickled cucumber, avocado, and edamame, served over white or brown rice. Ask to have it topped with pickled ginger or sesame seeds for added flavor.
2 Blue & Green Milk, Milk Stand, Galaxy’s Edge
Batuu is abuzz with news of this plant-based milk that comes in two flavors. The blue milk has flavors of watermelon, dragonfruit, and pineapple while the green milk tastes more of citrus fruits.
Both are a frosty, delicious treat and both are made with a combination of rice and coconut milk, making them the perfect dairy-free alternative for vegans as well as guests with lactose intolerance. At $7.00 each, they’re not cheap, but they’re guaranteed to quench your thirst after a long day of dodging Stormtroopers.
1 Felucian Garden Spread At Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, Galaxy’s Edge
You’ll want to live in the fictional world of Batuu after you try the delicious vegan offerings at Docking Bay 7. For lunch, order the Feluction Garden Spread, which consists of three Impossible Meatballs, fresh vegetables, hummus, and pita bread.
With unique and tasty food like that, you’ll want to come back for dinner to try the Ithorian Garden Loaf made with Impossible meat and served with a side of mashed vegetables, fresh vegetables, and a mushroom sauce. You’ll also find Batuu’s refreshing version of kombucha tea served over ice at this counter-service restaurant.