Vegan Disneyland- Disneyland is known as the happiest place on earth, and on a recent family trip, I was determined to discover how happy it could be for vegans.  Although I've traveled to Disneyland as a vegetarian several times in the past, this would be my first time as a vegan.  In this blog I'll cover the vegan food options at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, and will mention a few select vegan food options at the Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney.  
Menu items and ingredients do change, so please notify servers of your dietary retractions when ordering.  It is also a good idea to verify that items are vegan with the chef, as I've come across multiple servers and employees who provided inaccurate information  saying something was vegan when it was not, or saying it wasn't vegan when it was.

Researching Vegan Food Options at the Disneyland Resort

  To be prepared, I did my research ahead of time.  I've also updated this blog since my original post based on comments and a follow up trip to Disneyland to double check anything that was challenged.
  • The Disneyland Dining official website allows you to filter by restaurants that offer vegetarian options, but not vegan.  There are sample menus for some, but not all, dining establishments, and the menus are not explicit on what is or isn't vegetarian.  There is a section on the website about Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs, that recommends notifying a Cast Member of your dietary needs when making reservations for full service restaurants.  I sent guest services an email asking if they had a list of vegan food options, and they replied saying that they don't.
  • I have not had a lot of success when requesting to see ingredient lists.  When ingredient lists are not available, which is the case most of the time, the cast member can check with the chef to see if vegetarian items contain egg or dairy.  
  • My original Vegan Disneyland post was based on what I felt was sufficient research and asking employees what items were vegan or could be made vegan.  In my follow up trip to Disneyland I asked a lot more questions based on the blog comments.  I ask employees if an item is vegan, or if it could be made vegan by leaving off certain items.  If they say yes, I ask them to verify with the chef that the item does not contain dairy or egg.  I've also had employees tell me that certain items were vegetarian, but not vegan, so I ask them to check with the chef.  What I've found is that employees are not experts in what is vegan or not, so it's best to double check with the chef.  I've updated my post with additional details around any items that had comments saying that they found that a particular item wasn't vegan. 
  • Multiple people have commented on having issues with getting vegan pancakes/waffles at the locations where I have indicated they are available, but others have had no problem.  This seems to be an issue with employees not having the correct information.  The vegan pancakes/waffles are made to order with Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix, and they are mixed with water, instead of the milk and eggs called for in the directions.
  • I was able to find unofficial restaurant menus for Disneyland, Disney California Adventure, the Disneyland Resort Hotels, and Downtown Disney at AllEars.net.  These were helpful in narrowing down what might be vegan or could possibly be made vegan.
  • I performed multiple Google searches and found a handful of blogs about vegan options at Disneyland, but there was conflicting information amongst blogs, and and some of the blog comments noted that the blogger had posted incorrect information.  Many vegan blogs report that the veggie burgers at the parks are vegan, which I have confirmed though Disney that the veggie patties contain egg white, and are not vegan.  The only confirmed vegan burger is the Chef's Vegan Burger at the Carnation Cafe in Disneyland Park.  Multiple blogs also reported that the Veggie Tater Bake at Flo's V-8 Cafe could be made made vegan by requesting no cheese, which is incorrect, the potatoes and soy crumbles contain dairy and are baked in, so this dish cannot be made vegan.  Several blogs also warned against the mexican rice and refried beans at the parks because these items are often made with chicken stock or lard.  I have confirmed that both the mexican rice and refried beans at the parks are vegan.  I did find some consistent information and did take note of those items.
  • A few blogs said that you could get a list of Vegan/Vegetarian Options at Disneyland City Hall, as well as Gluten Free and Kosher lists.  I personally went into Disneyland City Hall and they only have a Kosher food list. 
  • Some vegans avoid refined sugar, as sugar from sugar cane may be refined and filtered using bone char.  At home, I use organic sugar, which doesn't use bone char in processing, and purchase organic products whenever possible.  When traveling or eating out, I adhere to Peta's position of 99.9% vegan and don't stress about potential trace amounts of potential animal ingredients coming into contact with otherwise vegan food.
  • In addition to researching vegan food options, I did review The Unofficial Guide to Disneyland 2013 and Birnbaum's Disneyland 2013 guide books to plan itineraries for the trip.

Armed with as much information as I could gather ahead of time, I set off to discover and evaluate the Disneyland vegan options.
All of our meals during the trip were on the Disneyland Resort property, either in the Disneyland Park, at Disney California Adventure Park, at Downtown Disney, or at one of the 3 Disneyland Resort Hotels.

Disneyland Park

Disneyland Park is magical.  The park is divided into 8 lands, including Adventureland, Critter Country, Fantasyland, Frontierland, Main Street U.S.A., Mickey's Toontown, New Orleans Square, and Tomorrowland.

Adventureland

Adventureland Restaurants

Tiki Juice Bar: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Dole Whip Sorbet (the ingredients were recently reformulated and this is now vegan)
  • Dole Whip Float
  • Dole Pineapple Juice
  • Fresh Pineapple Spear
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Tiki Juice Bar
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Dole Whip Sorbet from the Tiki Juice Bar
Bengal Barbecue: Vegan Menu Items 
Counter Service
  • Outback Vegetable Skewer (Note: it's cooked on the same grill as meat items)
  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel
  • Fruit Cup
  • Bag of Chips

Adventureland Rides

  • Indiana Jones Adventure: Temple of the Forbidden Eye
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Tarzan's Treehouse
  • Enchanted Tiki Room

Critter Country

Critter Country Restaurants

Hungry Bear Restaurant: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Onion Rings
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Dreyer's Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar
  • The Veggie Burger is not vegan- the patty contains egg whites
  • The Fried Green Tomato Sandwich is not vegan cannot be made vegan by ordering without cheese or remoulade sauce because the batter is made with egg.  (I was told by employees multiple times that this could be made vegan- but someone kindly commented and I had an employee check with the chef on my most recent trip).
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Hungry Bear Restaurant
Harbor Galley: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Vegetarian Chili without cheese
  • Fresh Fruit Cup

Critter Country Rides

  • Splash Mountain
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes

Fantasyland

Fantasyland Restaurants

Edelweiss Snacks
Quick Snacks
  • No vegan menu items
Maurice's Treats: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Boysen Apple Freeze (this is topped with a non-dairy foam)
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Maurice's Treats
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Boysen Apple Freeze
Village Haus Restaurant: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • French Fries
  • Fresh Fruit
  • The Veggie Burger is not vegan- the patty contains egg whites

Fantasyland Attractions

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Casey Jr. Circus Train
  • Disney Princess Fantasy Faire
  • Dumbo the Flying Elephant
  • It's a Small World
  • King Arthur Carrousel
  • Mad Tea Party
  • Matterhorn Bobsleds
  • Merida and Friends
  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
  • Peter Pan's Flight
  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey
  • Pixie Hallow
  • Rapunzel and Flynn Rider
  • Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • Snow White Grotto
  • Snow White's Scary Adventure
  • Storybook Land Canal Boats
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It's a Small World
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Disney Princess Fantasy Faire

Frontierland

Frontierland Restaurants

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue: Vegan Menu Items
Full Service
  • Vegetable Skewer: Tofu, potato, squash, zucchini, and mushroom
  • Corn on the Cob without butter
  • The Baked Beans and Coleslaw are vegetarian, not sure if they are vegan, please comment if you know
Golden Horseshoe: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Apple Slices
  • French Fries
Rancho del Zocalo: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
All platters include mexican rice and beans, sautéed vegetables may be substituted for mexican rice or beans
  • Soft Tacos Monterrey- "Fajita Style" Vegetables served in a Flour Tortilla (order without cheese)
  • Burrito Sonora- "Fajita Style" Vegetables with Refried Beans, wrapped in a Flour Tortilla (order without cheese and without Guajillo Sauce)
  • Crispy Chips con Limon
  • Tostada Salad- "Fajita Style" Vegetables in a Crispy Tortilla Shell with Refried Beans and Lettuce (order without cheese)
  • Flour Tortilla- vegan, no lard
  • Refried Beans- vegan, no lard
  • Mexican Rice- vegan, no animal stock (order without cheese)
  • Guacamole- vegan, no dairy
  • Fresh Tropical Fruit
  • The Guajillo sauce and red sauce are not vegan
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Rancho del Zocalo
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Rancho del Zocalo Menu
River Belle Terrace: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
Breakfast
  • Becky Thatcher's Fresh Fruit Plate- Strawberries, melon, grapes, and kiwi
  • Mickey Mouse Pancakes- request vegan (Multiple people have commented on having issues with getting vegan pancakes/waffles at the locations where I have indicated they are available, but others have had no problem.  This seems to be an issue with employees not having the correct information.  The vegan pancakes/waffles are made to order with Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix, and they are mixed with water, instead of the milk and eggs called for in the directions)
Lunch
  • Aunt Polly's Harvest Medley- Field greens with red and yellow bell peppers, radishes, carrots (order without cheese)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Kid's Smucker's Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich- comes with sliced apples, carrots, and choice of small bottled water or juice box
  • Vegetable Po'Boy- Served on a soft baguette and comes with one cold side dish (select fruit as a side, bread is vegan)
Stage Door Cafe: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Apple Slices
  • French Fries

Frontierland Attractions

  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
  • Big Thunder Ranch
  • Fantasmic!
  • Frontierland Shooting Exposition
  • Golden Horseshoe Stage
  • Mark Twain Riverboat
  • Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer's Island
  • Raft's to Tom Sawyer's Island
  • Sailing Ship Columbia

Main Street U.S.A.

Main Street U.S.A. Restaurants

Carnation Cafe: Vegan Menu Items
Full Service
Breakfast
  • Apple-Granola Pancakes (need to request vegan- one comment noted that the chef said that the granola is not vegan, but that they were able to provide a decent substitute)
  • Seasonal Fruit
Lunch/Dinner
  • Chef's Vegan Burger- House-made bean and vegetable patty, tomato, lettuce, pickled red onions, and vegan chipotle-mayonnaise on a multigrain roll- served with fresh fruit or seasoned french fries
  • House Salad- special lettuce blend, cucumbers, and red and yellow tomatoes with your choice of dressing
  • Seasonal Fruit
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Carnation Cafe
Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel
  • Bag of Chips
Corn Dog Wagon: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Bag of Chips
  • Apple Slices
Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
Quick Snacks
  • No vegan menu items
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Grilled Vegetable & Whole Grain Salad- Seasonal vegetables, mixed greens, barley, spelt, with basil vinaigrette- served with a breadstick
  • Jolly Holiday Salad- Blend of lettuce, with spiced pecans, feta, red & yellow tomatoes, craisins dried cranberries, with raspberry vinaigrette (order without cheese)- severed with a breadstick 
  • Soy Lattes (this is the only place in the Disneyland park that has soy-milk for espresso drinks)
  • Tomato Basil Soup
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Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Main Street Cone Shop: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Dreyer's Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar
Main Street Fruit Cart: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Berry Bowl
  • Craisins
  • Hummus
  • Bag of Chips
  • Mango Slices
  • Pickle
  • Pineapple Spear
  • Seedless Grapes
  • Watermelon
  • Whole Fruit
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Main Street Fruit Cart
Plaza Inn: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Minnie and Friends Character Breakfast- (ask for chef to prepare vegan pancakes, the chef should also walk you through the buffet and will point out what is vegan)- vegan options include fresh fruit, breakfast potatoes, plain bagels, select dry cereal.  (Multiple people have commented on having issues with getting vegan pancakes/waffles at the locations where I have indicated they are available, but others have had no problem.  This seems to be an issue with employees not having the correct information.  The vegan pancakes/waffles are made to order with Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix, and they are mixed with water, instead of the milk and eggs called for in the directions)
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Plaza Inn
Various Locations in both Parks: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Popcorn Cart- fresh popped "butter" popcorn is actually vegan
  • Mickey Pretzel
  • Cotton Candy
  • Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade
  • Main Street Popcorn Pre-Packaged Kettle Corn
  • Minnie's Bake Shop Chocolate and Vanilla Cookies with Creme Filling 
  • Mickey Mouse Apple Fruit Crisps
  • Some packaged candy
  • The Churros are not vegan
  • The Corn on the Cob sold at the carts are not vegan
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Popcorn Cart- Fresh Popped "Butter" Popcorn is Vegan
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Mickey Pretzels are Vegan
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Cotton Candy is Vegan
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Main Street Popcorn Pre-Packaged Kettle Corn is Vegan
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Minnie's Bake Shop Chocolate and Vanilla Cookies with Creme Filling are Vegan
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Mickey Mouse Apple Fruit Crisps are Vegan

Main Street U.S.A. Attractions

  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Main Street Cinema
  • Main Street Vehicles
  • The Disney Gallery
  • The Disneyland Story presenting Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
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Disneyland Railroad
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Disneyland Fire Engine

Mickey's Toontown

Mickey's Toontown Restaurants

Clarabelle's: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Dreyer's Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar
Tune Up Treats: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Berry Bowl
  • Craisins
  • Hummus
  • Bag of Chips
  • Mango Slices
  • Pickle
  • Pineapple Spear
  • Seedless Grapes
  • Watermelon
  • Whole Fruit

Mickey's Toontown Attractions

  • Chip 'n Dale's Treehouse
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Donald's Boat
  • Gadget's Go Coaster
  • Goofy's Playhouse
  • Mickey's House and Meet Mickey
  • Minnie's House
  • Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin

New Orleans Square

New Orleans Square Restaurants

Blue Bayou: Vegan Menu Items
Full Service
  • Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Macque Choux- Marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette, then broiled and served with roasted corn and bell-pepper Israeli couscous, and sautéed spinach- served with a Blue Bayou House Salad (specify that you are a vegan, and request no cheese or candied nuts, they should also bring out oil and vinegar, as the regular dressing is not vegan)-Note: none of the bread is vegan
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Blue Bayou Exterior
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Blue Bayou Dining Room
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Blue Bayou House Salad- ordered without cheese, candied nuts, or house dressing
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Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Macque Choux
Cafe Orleans: Vegan Menu Items
Full Service
  • La Salad de Maison- Cafe Orleans signature house salad, featuring tossed baby greens in a rasberry vinaigrette, topped with cherry tomatoes, crumbled goat cheese and caramelized pecans (specify that you are a vegan, and request no cheese or candied nuts, they should also bring out oil and vinegar, as the regular dressing is not vegan)
  • N'awlins Vegetable Ragout- Vegetable Ragout with Eggplant, Red Onions, Bell Peppers, Squash, Zucchini, and fresh Garlic served with Corn Cakes topped with Grana Padano Cheese (Order without cheese or corn cakes)
  • Pommes Frites- Traditional French-fried potatoes tossed with Parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley, served with a Cajun spice remoulade (Order without cheese or remoulade)
French Market Restaurant: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Na Awlin's Salad- Lettuce Medley, Julienned Yams, Granny Smith Apples, caramelized Pecans, Lentils, and Tart Cherries with a sweet Citrus Vinaigrette (order without candied pecans)
Royal Street Veranda: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Vegetarian Gumbo- Gumbo of rice, onion, okra and tomatoes served in a sourdough bread bowl (it doesn't come with cheese, so don't worry about ordering it without)- A comment in one of the blog posts that I read claimed that the vegetarian gumbo is made with butter, which it is not.  I also received a comment saying that the Vegetarian Gumbo is not vegan, but on my most recent trip I had an employee check with the chef and the chef verified that it was vegan.
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Royal Street Veranda
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Vegetarian Gumbo

New Orleans Square Attractions

  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
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Haunted Mansion
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Pirates of the Caribbean

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland Restaurants

Redd Rockett's Pizza Port: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Spaghetti and Celestial tomato sauce (request vegan pasta and no cheese)
  • Starfield of Greens (order without cheese) 
  • Terra Nova Tomato Basil Pasta- Penne pasta and tomatoes tossed with virgin olive oil, garlic, basil, pesto and freshly grated Parmesan cheese (request vegan pasta and no cheese or pesto)
  • Venus Vegetarian Pizza- Celestial tomato sauce with bell pepper, mushroom, red onion, olive and tomato, topped with feta and mozzarella cheeses (you can ask the chef to prepare it without cheese)
Tomorrowland Terrace: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Portobello & Vegetable Sandwich- Filled with mushrooms, zucchini, peppers, and onions (order without cheese or sauce)- Served with fresh fruit or French fries

Tomorrowland Attractions

  • Astro Orbitor
  • Autopia
  • Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  • Captain EO Tribute
  • Disneyland Monorail
  • Disneyland Railroad
  • Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage
  • Innovations
  • Jedi Training Academy
  • Space Mountain
  • Starcade
  • Star Tours: The Adventure Continues
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Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters

Disney California Adventure

Disney California Adventure is directly across from Disneyland.  It has 8 lands which include A Bug's Land, Buena Vista Street, Cars Land, Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak, Hollywood Land, Pacific Wharf, and Paradise Pier.  Unlike Disneyland, Alcohol is served at Disney California Adventure.

A Bug's Land

A Bug's Land Restaurants

There are no restaurants in A Bug's Land, but there is a cart that sells frozen treats- vegan options include Dreyer's Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar and Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade

A Bug's Land Attractions

  • Flik's Flyers
  • Francis' Ladybug Boogie
  • Heimlich's Chew Chew Train
  • It's Tough to be a Bug!
  • Princess Dot Puddle Park
  • Tuck and Roll's Drive'Em Buggies
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Heimlich
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Tuck and Roll's Drive'Em Buggies

Buena Vista Street

Buena Vista Street Restaurants

Carthay Circle Restaurant: Vegan Menu Items
Full Service
  • There are no vegan items on the menu, but I've seen several posts that have reported that the chef will make you a customized vegan meal upon request, such as a pasta and salad.
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Carthay Circle
Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
Counter Service
  • No vegan menu items
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
This is a Starbucks, most drinks can be ordered vegan by ordering with soy milk and no whipped cream.  The flavored clear sweetener syrups and the chocolate syrups are vegan.  The carmel drizzle, the white chocolate sauce, pumpkin spice syrup, carmel brûlée syrup, chai syrup, java chips, cinnamon topping, whipped cream, protein powder, and light Frappuccinos are not vegan.  If you avoid the non-vegan items listed above, the items below can be made vegan by ordering with soy milk and no whipped cream:
  • Drip Coffee
  • Espresso
  • Iced Coffee
  • Lemonade
  • Regular Soy Frappuccino Blended Beverages
  • Shaken Iced Tea
  • Shaken Iced Tea Lemonade
  • Smoothies without protein powder
  • Soy Hot Chocolate
  • Soy Iced Coffee
  • Soy Latte
  • Soy Mocha 
  • Soy Steamer
  • Starbucks Refreshers
  • Steel-Cut Oatmeal with optional toppings
  • Tazo Tea
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Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe
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Soy Mocha Frappuccino- no whip

Buena Vista Street Attractions

  • Red Car Trolley
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Red Car Trolley

Car's Land

Car's Land Restaurants

Cozy Cone Motel: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
Cozy Cone #3
  • Vegetarian Chili Cone Queso- vegetarian chili, cheddar cheese and corn chips in a bread cone (order without cheese)
  • Vodka & Natural Pomegranate Limeade (this is topped with a non-dairy foam)
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Cozy Cone Motel
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Vodka & All Natural Pomegranate Limeade
Fillmore's Taste-in: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Berry Bowl
  • Craisins
  • Hummus
  • Bag of Chips
  • Mango Slices
  • Pickle
  • Pineapple Spear
  • Seedless Grapes
  • Watermelon
  • Whole Fruit
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Fillmore's Taste-in
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Mango Slices, Berry Bowl & Hummus
Flo's V8 Cafe
Counter Service
  • No vegan menu items
  • The Veggie Tater Bake is not vegan.  Several blogs have reported that the Veggie Tater Bake is vegan or can be made vegan by leaving off the cheese- this dish is vegetarian, but not vegan, as the potatoes and soy crumbles contain dairy.  
  • The corn and the peas and carrots are not vegan- they are cooked with butter.
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Flo's V8 Cafe

Car's Land Attractions

  • Luigi's Flying Tires
  • Mater's Junkyard Jamboree
  • Radiator Springs Racers
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Lightning McQueen and Mater
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Radiator Springs Racers
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Radiator Springs Racers
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Luigi's Casa Della Tires
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Luigi's Flying Tires
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Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

Condor Flats

Condor Flats Restaurants

Taste Pilots' Grill: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • French Fries
  • Onion Rings
  • Apple Sauce
  • The Veggie Burger is not vegan- the patty contains egg whites
  • I read on a blog that you could request a vegan patty, if you confirm that you are able to, please leave a comment

Condor Flats Attractions

  • Minnie's Fly Girls
  • Soarin' Over California

Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak Restaurants

There are no restaurants in Grizzly Peak, but there is a cart that sells frozen treats- vegan options include Dreyer's Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar and Minute Maid Frozen Lemonade

Grizzly Peak Attractions

  • Grizzly River Run
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail
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Grizzly River Run
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Grizzly River Run
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Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land Restaurants

Award Wieners: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Vegetarian Portobello-Mushroom Philly- Grilled Portobello, onions & bell peppers sautéed in hefeweizen, topped with pepper jack cheese (order without cheese)- served with sliced apples or chips
  • Bag of Chips
  • Apple Slices
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Award Wieners
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#4 Portobello-Mushroom Philly
Schmoozies: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
Smoothies are made to order and you can omit any of the ingredients
  • Mango Madness- Mangoes, peaches, banana and low-fat yogurt blended with orange, pineapple, guava and passion fruit juices (order without yogurt)
  • The Dynamic Duo- Strawberries, pineapple and low-fat yogurt blended with strawberry-pineapple juice (order without yogurt)
  • Strawberry Banana Sensation- Strawberries, banana and low-fat yogurt blended with strawberry-pineapple juice (order without yogurt)
  • Orange, Pineapple, Guava-Passion Juice
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Schmoozies
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Schmoozies Smoothies Menu

Hollywood Land Attractions

  • Animation Academy
  • Disney's Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular
  • Disney Junior: Live on Stage
  • Mad T Party
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue!
  • Pixar Play Parade
  • Red Car Trolley
  • Sorcerer's Workshop
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Turtle Talk with Crush
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Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue

Pacific Wharf

Pacific Wharf Restaurants

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
All plates include Mexican Rice and Refried Beans, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Sour Cream.  Sautéed Vegetables may be substituted for Rice or Beans.
  • Soft Tacos Monterrey- Roasted Vegetables with seared peppers and onions, topped with cheese served in warm flour tortillas (order without cheese and without  sour cream)
  • Burrito Sonora- Roasted Vegetables with Refried Beans, seared peppers and onions, and shredded cheese topped with traditional Guajillo Sauce and wrapped in a flour tortilla (order without cheese, without sour cream, and without Guajillo Sauce)
  • Fajitas Ensalada- Roasted Vegetables on top of chopped lettuce, refried beans, seared peppers and onions, shredded cheese, pico de gallo, sour cream, guacamole, and crisp tortilla strips (order without cheese, without sour cream, and without crisp tortilla strips)
  • Flour Tortilla- vegan, no lard
  • Refried Beans- vegan, no lard
  • Mexican Rice- vegan, no animal stock (order without cheese)
  • Guacamole- vegan, no dairy
  • Crispitos- Cinnamon sugar crisps
  • The Guajillo sauce and red sauce are not vegan
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Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill
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Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill Menu
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Refried Beans & Mexican Rice
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Crispitos
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop
Counter Service
  • No vegan menu items
Karl Strauss Biergarten: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel
According to Barnivore (vegan beer, wine, and liquor guide) the following beers are vegan friendly: 
  • Karl Strauss Amber Lager
  • Karl Strauss Endless Summer Light
  • Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale
  • Karl Strauss  Windansea Wheat Hefeweizen
  • The following beers are also available, but aren't mentioned on Barnivore as vegan friendly, but also are not on the not vegan friendly list: Karl Strauss Tower 10 IPA and Karl Strauss Pintail Pale Ale
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Karl Strauss Biergarten
Lucky Fortune Cookery: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Asian Rice Bowl with Tofu- Choice of protein over steamed rice and seared Asian vegetables with choice of sauce (Mandarin Orange, Spicy Korean, and Teriyaki Sauces are vegan, the Thai Coconut Curry Sauce is not vegan)
  • Edamame- slightly salted and served chilled
  • Fresh Mango Slices
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Lucky Fortune Cookery
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Lucky Fortune Cookery Menu
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Asian Rice Bowl with Tofu and Teriyaki Sauce
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Edamame & Fresh Mango Slices
Pacific Wharf Cafe: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Tomato Bisque- A blend of tomatoes and rich vegetable stock- served in a sourdough bread bowl 
  • Not on the menu, but was the soup of the day: Vegetarian Chili- served in a sourdough bread bowl (Order without cheese)
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Pacific Wharf Cafe
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Vegetarian Chili served in a sourdough bread bowl
Rita's Baja Blenders: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Rita's Margarita- Lemon-Lime or Strawberry
  • Rita's Grand Margarita- Rita's Margarita with a splash of liqueur
  • The Tropicool (non-alcoholic)- Lemon-Lime, Strawberry, or Featured Flavor
  • Bag of Chips
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Rita's Baja Blenders
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Rita's Baja Blenders Menu
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Rita's Margarita- Strawberry
Wine Country Trattoria: Vegan Menu Items
Full Service
  • Broccolini Aglio Olio- Lightly tossed with Spinach, Arugula, Tomatoes
    Garlic, Chili Flakes, and Olive Oil (specify that you would like vegan pasta)

Pacific Wharf Attractions

  • Walt Disney Imagineering Blue Sky Cellar
  • The Bakery Tour

Paradise Pier

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Paradise Pier
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Paradise Pier, with California Screamin' and Mickey's Fun Wheel

Paradise Pier Restaurants

Ariel's Grotto: Vegan Menu Items
Full Service
Breakfast
  • Princess Character Breakfast- (ask for chef to prepare vegan pancakes)- vegan options include fresh fruit, breakfast potatoes, and plain bagels
Lunch & Dinner
  • Disney Princess Celebration- There are no vegan entree items on the menu, but I've seen several posts that have reported that the chef will make you a customized vegan meal upon request, such as rice pasta with marinara sauce, rice pasta with portobello mushroom, cilantro, onion, and tomato in a mushroom broth, or rice noodles with bok-choy, sun-dried tomatoes, and portobello mushroom in a slightly spicy sesame seed sauce
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Vegetable Antipasti
  • Salad 
  • Sorbet
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Ariel's Grotto
Bayside Brews: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel
According to Barnivore (vegan beer, wine, and liquor guide) the following beers are vegan friendly: 
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  • Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA
  • Blue Moon Belgian White
  • Pacifico Cerveza
  • Bud Light Pale Lager
  • The following beer is also available, but isn't mentioned on Barnivore as vegan friendly, but also is not on the not vegan friendly list: Karl Strauss Seasonal
  • According to Barnivore (vegan beer, wine, and liquor guide) none of the following wines are listed as vegan friendly: 
  • Sterling Cabernet Sauvignon is not vegan friendly
  • Bogle Chardonnay is not vegan friendly
  • Casa Grande Pinot Grigio was not listed at all 
  • Vin Ruspo Rosato Di Carmignano was not listed at all
  • Ca Di Sante Spumante was not listed at all
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Bayside Brews Menu
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Bayside Brews Wine List
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Mickey Mouse Pretzels
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Blue Moon Belgian White
Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Rice Noodles- The regular pasta contains eggs, so request vegan pasta, be prepared to wait an extra 10 minutes.  You can have them add marinara.  I had mine tossed in olive oil and added crushed red pepper from the condiment counter. 
  • Boardwalk Field Greens- Fresh greens, topped with tomatoes, blue cheese, cucumbers, craisins dried cranberries, caramelized pecans, golden raisins with basil vinaigrette (ask for a salad to be freshly prepared without cheese or caramelized pecans- Thanks Daisy D for verifying that the dressing is vegan)
  • Side Salad
  • Apple Slices
  • Apple Sauce
  • Carrot Sticks
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Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta
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Special vegan rice noodles tossed in olive oil, sprinkled with crushed red pepper from the condiment counter
Corn Dog Castle: Vegan Menu Items
Quick Snacks
  • Bag of Chips
  • Apple Slices
Cove Bar
Counter Service
  • No vegan menu items
Paradise Garden Grill: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Mediterranean Skewers with Vegetables and Tofu, and either the Moroccan Chili or Chimichurri Sauce (the Tandoori-Spiced Yogurt Sauce and the Tzatziki Sauce are not vegan)- includes rice pilaf, cucumber salad, and pita bread
  • Kids Peanut Butter Pita Wrap- includes sliced apples, carrots and choice of juice or small bottle of Dasani water
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Paradise Garden Grill
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Paradise Garden Grill Menu
Paradise Pier Ice Cream Co
Quick Snacks
  • No vegan menu items

Paradise Pier Attractions

  • California Screamin'
  • Games of the Boardwalk (costs extra)
  • Golden Zephyr
  • Goofy's Sky School
  • Jumpin' Jelly Fish
  • King Triton's Carousel of the Sea
  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
  • Mickey's Fun Wheel
  • Silly Symphony Swings
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • World of Color
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The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
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Paradise Pier at Night
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Mickey's Fun Wheel
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Games of the Boardwalk: Goofy About Fishin'

Disneyland Resort Hotels & Downtown Disney

I will note, that my focus was on researching and finding vegan food options at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, so the vegan food options that I happened to find at the Disneyland Resort Hotels and Downtown Disney is by no means a comprehensive list.  

Disneyland Hotel

Tangaroa Terrace: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Crispy Tofu Salad - Ginger-Soy Marinated Tofu fried crispy in a Coconut Panko Breading, served atop a blend of Fresh Lettuces, Cabbage, Carrots, Red & Gold Bell Peppers and Grape Tomatoes lightly tossed in a Citrus Vinaigrette. *Ingredients are vegan, but the tofu is cooked in the same oil as non-vegan items.
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Tangaroa Terrace
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Crispy Tofu Salad

Disney Paradise Pier Hotel

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Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
PCH Grill Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends: Vegan Menu Items
Character Buffet
  • Character Breakfast- (ask for chef to prepare vegan pancakes, the chef should also walk you through the buffet and will point out what is vegan)- vegan options include fresh fruit, breakfast potatoes, steamed rice, plain bagels, peanut butter, select dry cereal
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PCH Grill Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends
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Stich stops by to say Aloha!
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Vegan items immediately available at the buffet, clockwise from top: fresh fruit, plain bagel, breakfast potatoes, and steamed rice
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Requested peanut butter for my bagel- which the waitress brought from the kitchen
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Special order vegan pancakes- these are made with Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake Mix and water (be prepared to wait a few minutes)
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All the kids are invited to dance with the characters

Downtown Disney

Earl of Sandwich: Vegan Menu Items
Counter Service
  • Oatmeal - Your choice of toppings: Brown Sugar, Dried Fruit & Nuts (the oatmeal is made with hot water)
  • Fresh Fruit Cup
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Earl of Sandwich
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Oatmeal with Toppings

Disneyland Accomidations

I purposefully booked the trip during a low crowd time (April 28th to May 3rd), and found the best flight and hotel deals on Orbitz.com.  Disney had a spring promotion running for 20% off a stay of 2 nights or more, and Orbitz was offering an additional 15% off.  After I booked my flight with Orbitz, I was pleasantly surprised to get a special 20% off hotel discount (instead of the 15% off) if I booked a hotel within the next 24 hours.  Needless to say, I was able to book the Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel at an unbelievable discount.  The Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel has a beach theme, and the rooms have been recently updated.   

The Disney Grand Californian Hotel and the Disneyland Hotel are the other two Disneyland Resort Hotels.  Opening its doors in 2001, the Disney Grand Californian is the newest of the hotels.  It has a luxurious craftsman theme, and is the highest priced of the three hotels.  The Disneyland Hotel opened in 1955, and is the oldest hotel.  The hotel went through a major renovation, which was completed in 2012.  The rooms are beautiful with Sleeping Beauty Castle headboards that light up and play music.  It is priced between the Disney Grand Californian Hotel and the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel.  

One of the biggest advantages of staying at a Disneyland Resort Hotel is that hotel guests get early entry into the parks one hour before opening to the general public everyday of their stay with a valid park ticket (Early Entry to Disneyland Park on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and Early Entry into Disney California Adventure on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays).   Disneyland Resort Hotel guest also get to use the exclusive private Disney California Adventure entrance through the Disney Grand Californian Hotel.  We have stayed at the Disneyland Hotel, the Disney Paradise Pier Hotel, and the Hilton Anaheim which is a "Good Neighbor Hotel."  I really prefer to stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel because you are immersed in the Disney experience for your entire vacation.  I like that the Disneyland Resort Hotels are all an easy walk to the parks, while most other area hotels are not a quick walk, so you need to ride Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART), especially if you are traveling with young children. 
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Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
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Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel
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Surfer Goofy in the Lobby
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2 Queen Beds with a Beach Ball Pillow
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Mickey Lamp
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Sofa Converts to a Twin Size Daybed
 


Comments

Amanda
06/25/2013 10:00am

Love, love, love this list that you made. Heading to Disneyland in September and since I'm the only one in the family who is vegan I want to know where to eat so we don't have to wander from place to place looking for food. I was curious about the Dole Whip though as I didn't think it was vegan so I googled it and found the list of ingredients


Water, High Fructose Corn Sugar, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Maltodextrin, Stabilizers (Cellulose, Locust Bean, Guar, Xanthan, Karaya Gum, Pectin), Citric Acid, Sodium Caseinate (A Milk Derivative), Mono & Diglycerides, Sodium Citrate, Salt, Dipotassium Phosphate, Artificial Flavor, Extractives of Annatto & Turmeric.

Much to my dismay (and heartbreak since I love these), there is a milk derivative in it. This list of ingredients came from the company that supplies the mix. This was from a few years back so they may have altered their recipe since so maybe I will have to ask when I am there and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks again for the awesome run down of restaurants.

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Vegan Cowgirl
06/25/2013 9:07pm

Hi Amanda,
Thanks for your comment- the Pineapple Dole Whip ingredients were recently reformulated and it no longer contains Sodium Caseinate, so it is vegan. I've listed the current ingredients below as well as a link to the ingredients on the manufacture's website. Enjoy your trip to Disneyland!

http://www.precisionfoods.com/foodservice/product_detail.cfm?wpCatId=52568&skuId=795055

Sugar, Dextrose, Coconut Oil, Stabilizers (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Karaya Gum, Pectin), Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Natural & Artificial Flavor (contains Pineapple Juice), Modified Food Starch, Malic Acid, Beta Carotene (Color), Mono & Diglycerides, Less Than 2% Silicon Dioxide (Anticaking).

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Amanda
06/25/2013 9:58pm

You are officially my new favorite person! So glad I can still enjoy this as it is one of my favorite things there. Can't wait for our trip.

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Quincy
01/15/2014 1:02pm

Hi VCg,

Thank you for this blog. I'm headed to Disney right now and I greatly appreciate you making this list. One question about the Dole Whip ingredients: isn't dextrose animal fat?

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Quincy
01/15/2014 1:18pm

Update: I just googled my query and found that dextrose is a sugar that comes from both plants and animals, and so it's vegan factor really is debatable!

Quincy
01/15/2014 1:18pm

Update: I just googled my query and found that dextrose is a sugar that comes from both plants and animals, and so it's vegan factor really is debatable! Yay!!

Shannon
07/05/2013 8:39pm

I'm spending a day or two in the disney parks next month and I just started my vegan disney research today. I tried going through the menu on Disneyland's official site on my own but it's not very intuitive and there's no dietary information provided (why would they make you work so hard to get that?). I'm so glad to have found your post! Especially the accompanying pdf. Without the kind of assurance you've given me here I would have been stuck eating fresh fruit and salads only and been skeptical of everything else (not bad, but not as exciting as what I'd hope for at Disneyland). I'm relieved to know I'll have choices—and delighted to hear about the reformulation of the Dole Whip! It looks amazing!

Your vegan pancakes look a little lackluster though... would you recommend them? Do they have much to offer in the way of toppings? I guess they don't have any Earth Balance on hand...

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Vegan Cowgirl
07/05/2013 9:43pm

Hi Shannon,
Thanks for your comment. It is surprising how difficult it is to get information on vegan options at Disneyland. The made to order vegan pancakes at the Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey & Friends were not very impressive, but weren't bad either, and I'm thankful that they are available for vegans. As far as toppings go, Earth Balance was not available, but there was syrup and berries available at the buffet. Buffets in general aren't a great value for vegans, and this one is $29.99 per adult. My favorite breakfast was actually the Oatmeal with brown sugar, dried fruit & nuts at the Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disney, and it is only $2.49. I'm glad that the PDF will come in handy for you. Enjoy your trip to Disneyland!

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Jen
07/08/2013 6:48am

I never would have thought that the Dole Whip is Vegan, this is an awesome blog, thank you! PS that vegetarian gumbo is to die for.

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Vegan Cowgirl
07/08/2013 8:32pm

Thanks for the comment Jen! It's always exciting to discover new vegan treats!

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07/09/2013 3:16pm

You are amazing! This post is so incredibly helpful. Thank you!!!

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Nikki
07/09/2013 6:42pm

You are my new favorite person for all of this detailed and well researched information. It's very difficult to determine what is and is not vegan and your list helps enormously!

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Vegan Cowgirl
07/09/2013 6:56pm

Thanks for the comment Nikki- I'm glad that you found the Vegan Disneyland information useful

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Vegan Cowgirl
07/09/2013 8:38pm

Hi Kim,
I'm glad you have found the post helpful :)

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Claudia's Mom
07/16/2013 11:07am

Wow! I am speechless...this is truly amazing. My daughter and I are vegan and are visiting Disneyland next week. Your list will be my vegan bible! A million thank yous!

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Vegan Cowgirl
07/16/2013 1:23pm

Thanks so much for your comment! Have fun with your daughter at Disneyland!

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Trisha
07/25/2013 4:54pm

Im so grateful for this blog- it was what I have been looking for for years! We go to D-land every year & I always starve or remain skeptical! Ive had luck at La Brea getting roasted veg sandwich w avo instead of their spread. Naples has vegan pizza dough so a cheeseless veggie pizza is another option. Thank you for your hard work! Wish Disney would denote on menu to take the guesswork away!!

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Vegan Cowgirl
07/25/2013 8:55pm

Hi Trisha,
Thanks for the comment and the tips about Naples & La Brea!

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08/11/2013 1:26pm

Thanks for putting this list together! My family is vegan and we have been season pass holders for a decade. So happy we can finally try the dole soft serve! Recently had the vegan burger at Carnation cafe and it is truly amazing! Another great option is Tortilla Joes in downtown Disney. The offer vegan beans and rice, fajitas, burrito, and we make our own quacamole salad when we are there :) plus free chips and salsa!

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Vegan Cowgirl
08/11/2013 2:29pm

Hi Summer,
Thanks for the comment. I'll have to check out Tortilla Joe's next time I go to Disneyland- it sounds tasty.

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jalaine sievers
08/11/2013 6:20pm

I'm not strictly vegan, but I eat plant-based, whole, unprocessed foods, low-fat, with very little meat and dairy. We're taking our son and granddaughter to Disneyland in Sept. and I've been researching dining with an eye on the healthiest options so I continue to feel great and have the energy I need to keep up with a 5-year-old. This is such a wonderful, well-researched list - thank you! Still not the healthiest stuff around given all the additives, sugar, and fats but I'm confident I can make great choices now that will benefit all of us.

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Vegan Cowgirl
08/11/2013 7:41pm

Hi Jalaine,
Congrats on making healthier food choices. The market carts in both parks have fresh fruit and steamed veggies can be found at some restaurants. We also found fruit crisps, which are freeze dried apples, and my toddler really enjoyed them as a healthy snack.

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jennifer de la rosa
08/20/2013 2:49pm

Thank you so much for this! U are so awesome ! I can now print this out and take it with me ! I a. An annual pass holder and I need this to maintain my vegan diet ! Thank u again :)

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Vegan Cowgirl
08/24/2013 7:15pm

Thanks for the comment Jennifer!

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Richard
08/24/2013 10:33pm

Love all of the info. About all of the bread items. Do you know weather or not they have animal based enzymes in them?

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Vegan Cowgirl
10/13/2013 4:13pm

Sorry Richard- I don't know if any of the bread items have animal based enzymes in them- as noted early in this blog post, when traveling or eating out, I adhere to Peta's position of 99.9% vegan and don't stress about potential trace amounts of potential animal ingredients coming into contact with otherwise vegan food.http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/tiny-amount-of-animal-products-in-food.aspx

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Sara Shorten
08/25/2013 8:59pm

Thank you SO much for all the effort you put into this extensively researched list! I now feel much more confident that I can make healthy choices on my upcoming trip to Disneyland. I was so worried I would feel anxious about a rumble in my tummy, and be thinking "Oh no, what will I eat?" Yay! : )

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Steph
08/26/2013 9:19am

Thank you so much for posting this! I will be at Disneyland this weekend for the Dumbo Double Dare race and boy will I be hungry! I am a passholder, so I go all the time. I am so excited to try the Chili con queso (without queso of course :-) and get one of the drinks with the foam! I am super excited to be able to have a Dole Whip again!! Thanks again!

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Toni Marie
08/30/2013 12:44pm

Thank you so much, from the bottom of my vegan heart, for making this list!!! I'm going to Disneyland tomorrow and I randomly decided to do a search for "Vegan Disneyland" and your wonderfully helpful blog post popped up. It's such a hassle to take food in to Disneyland and carry it around everywhere. Thanks to your list, I can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner tomorrow with no worries!

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Daisy D
09/05/2013 1:30am

Thanks for the list, it looks great

So from what I know (I've asked numerous employees) the popcorn is not vegan. Also, last time I went to the lucky fortune cookery I had them double check the vegan status of the sauces and they said that they had changed their recipes so none of the sauces were actually vegan anymore :( those are just two instances we might want to keep double and triple checking with employees regarding their vegan status.

However, that vinaigrette/dressing on the boardwalk field greens salad in California was vegan last I checked. The employees were nice enough to actually bring me the containers where they pour it from so that I could read all the ingredients myself :) I always say i'm not really a "salad-eating vegan" but that salad is really good!

but once again thank you so much for this updated list of vegan options, definitely appreciated!!

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Adriana
10/05/2013 10:45pm

Can anyone else confirm/deny?

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Dani
09/05/2013 6:30pm

I was just at Disneyland this past weekend for the Half Marathon and this guide came in handy! Thank you so much! I also called the Disney Dining line to double check a few things. Here was my experience:

On the first day I went to the Carnation Café for breakfast for the Apple Cinnamon Granola pancakes. I let the waitress know my special request and explained I had called ahead to be sure the pancakes could be made vegan. She was very helpful and understanding explaining she was once vegan and her best friend is gluten free, so she knew all about dietary restrictions. She brought out my pancakes and I was very sad to see 3 plain white pancakes on a plate.... and that was it. No apple, no cinnamon, no granola. I asked what happened and said that the granola has animal products in it. But she could bring me some strawberry topping as that IS vegan. I said that would be fine, but she could tell how disappointed I was. However, when she came back she brought a bowl of the Cinnamon Apple topping and said they were able to get some before it was mixed with the granola! I was so HAPPY! It was so yummy! Then not 2 minutes later she came back and says "You're going to love this! I made a fuss about how hard it is to be vegan and the chief WENT ACCROSS THE STREET to get YOU vegan granola!" I was soooo thrilled! They were the best pancakes I have EVER HAD! I made sure to thank her profusely! I don't know that the chief will continue to carry the vegan granola or if it was a one time thing, but it shows Disney wants to please!

However, the next day I went to River Belle Terrace for the Mickey Mouse pancakes made vegan. I asked for just that and they informed me that the batter is pre-made and they do not carry any ingredients at that location to even make pancake batter let alone vegan ones. I was confused as this was on your list AND I called to confirm.
I ended up going back to Carnation and got the strawberry topping just to change it up from the day before, still amazing. So while I was waiting to be seated I called Disney Dining AGAIN to explain the situation and that this is WHY I called ahead, so I wouldn't be going back and forth and waiting 45 min to be seated at a restaurant. This time the lady was much more informative and explained that the last cast member was wrong about River Belle Terrace (DUH!).
She apologized for the inconvenience and gave me some good tips for next time. She said that if you call and make a reservation at a restaurant about a week before your visit, you can let them know your dietary restrictions then. If you do this, she says, the chief can be sure to have any substitutions he may need and can even make up an entire dinner just for you!
This is a nice bonus, but it can be hard to make reservations while at an amusement park. You never really know what time or even what kind of food you'll want that far ahead of time.

The only complaint I have as a Disney Vegan is the lack of sweet treat.... and by lack I mean complete absence. NOT ONE fresh baked good or candy is vegan. All I want is a pastry with my soy latte from Jolly Holiday!!!!! Lets make this happen Disneyland!

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Vegan Cowgirl
10/13/2013 4:22pm

Thanks for your detailed comments Dani- It seems like the vegan experience at Disneyland is hit or miss, either you have a bad experience with an employee not being educated about the vegan options or you have amazing employees who go out of their way to create an amazing vegan experience.

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Christine
06/02/2014 3:05pm

Hey. I just want to inform people that Riverbelle Terrace DOES NOT AND HAVES NOT do vegan pancakes. I knew this because I have work there for 10 years and we don't have a grill to cook them on

Dani
09/05/2013 6:51pm

I FORGOT! On day one My husband really wanted to go to the Taste Pilots' Grill. I wasn't that hungry so I didn't try to ask to have a vegan patty made. HOWEVER!...

While waiting in line I noticed that they keep all the toppings for the burgers in a salad bar type cart by the side door. The toppings were dark leafy green lettuce (NOT that iceberg crap), bright red sliced tomato, thinly sliced purple onion, pickles, jalapenos, sliced peppers, pico de gallo, and green peppers. They also had lemons, salt, pepper, and ranch (not vegan of course but could be helpful to others in your party.)

So I asked for an extra plate and made myself a SALAD! I put all the toppings on my plate, squeezed some lemon, sprinkled some pepper, took my fork and knife and cut it all up and tossed it... YUM!! FREE VEGAN SALAD!! ( I used to the ranch for my husbands salad!)

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09/05/2013 10:15pm

thanks so much for making this post! we went to disneyland last week and this list was a life saver! and i was SO HAPPY that dole whip is vegan! I woudln't have even asked if I hadn't seen this list because I would have assumed it was dairy ice cream! Thanks for such an exhaustive list! It was much more informative than the employees! (i'm noticing now that my burrito from Rancho del Zocalo had the red sauce, even though I told the girl behind the counter I was vegan. Dang it!)

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Vegan Cowgirl
10/13/2013 4:10pm

Thanks for the comment Rae- I'm glad the information was helpful- I've had the same issue with employees not really understanding what vegan is and I end up eating something not quite vegan- I try not to stress too much when stuff like that happens- I like Peta's position of 99.9% vegan when eating out or traveling- http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/tiny-amount-of-animal-products-in-food.aspx

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Rita
09/19/2013 2:48pm

Is the Gumbo in the bread bowl vegan or not?

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Vegan Cowgirl
10/13/2013 3:52pm

Hi Rita,
I'm on vacation at Disneyland at the moment and double checked with the chef at Royal Street Veranda that the Vegetarian Gumbo is really vegan- it is vegetarian and also does not contain dairy or egg.

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10/05/2013 10:06pm

Thank you SO much for compiling such a detailed and informative list. I've been researching Disneyland vegan options since 2007 and have always settled on pasta with marinara, french fries and the gumbo. We discovered the buffet style vegan options at Woody's Round Up our last two visits and am so glad to have stumbled across your blog. We'll be heading to DL later this month and will definitely be armed with your DL vegan "bible." You're awesome!

PS. I had to do a double take on the Dole Whip when I read it. Glad it's vegan (yay!), not glad about the artificial ingredients but whatever. I'm getting a Dole Whip!

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10/09/2013 7:29pm

I loved this post! Very helpful!
Please remove the vegan Mickey Mouse pancakes. I asked them and they were very rude. Said they had never heard of anyone doing anything like that. I was SO SAD. Ruined my whole day at the park.

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Vegan Cowgirl
10/13/2013 3:55pm

Hi Jenni,
I'm so sorry that they were rude about the pancakes. Multiple people have commented on having issues with getting vegan pancakes/waffles at the locations where I have indicated they are available, but others have had no problem. This seems to be an issue with some employees not having the correct information. The vegan pancakes/waffles are made to order with Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free Pancake and Waffle Mix, and they are mixed with water, instead of the milk and eggs called for in the directions.

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Daisy
10/12/2013 10:15pm

10/12- At Disneyland now and was told the Hungry Bear fried green tomato sandwich was NOT vegan as the batter has milk product in it. :(. Very disappointed.

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Vegan Cowgirl
10/13/2013 3:42pm

Hi Daisy,
Thanks for the comment. I'm actually at Disneyland at the moment too- I'ts my first time back since my original blog post. I went to Hungry Bear and again asked if the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich could be made vegan if ordered without cheese or remoulade and they said yes (which is the answer I got on my last trip)- but because of your comment I asked them to double check with the chef and it turns out that the batter has egg and is not vegan- I've updated my post- thanks again for the comment

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Sherrie
10/17/2013 4:52am

Wondering if anyone knows if the House of Blues has a vegan menu??

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Lion
10/18/2013 12:51pm

Hi VeganCowgirl!

Must have messed up with my first attempt to post this:

Last visit to Disneyland I stopped in to Earl of Sandwich, as their sandwiches looked so good, and asked the manager if they had any that were truly vegan. He was pretty excited, stepped away for a minute, brought back a nutrition sheet for "Vegan Sandwich."
Ingredients as follows:
Earl's Loaf,
Olive Oil,
Lettuce Leaf,
Tomato, Sliced,
Avocado,
Cucumber,
Roasted Red Pepper Strips,
Black Beans,
Seasoning Salt,
Zesty Italian Dressing.

He assured me the bread was flour, water, salt, starter, nothing else, that the black beans were truly vegan, and that the italian dressing was as well.

Looks pretty tasty, and their sandwiches are so pretty!

Hope this is useful.

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wendi
10/22/2013 7:58am

Thank you so much for this blog.. on our way to disneyland armed with great info

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Michelle
10/25/2013 1:02pm

The coleslaw at Big Thunder is vegan (and delicious):
http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2011/06/just-in-time-for-your-july-4th-picnic-big-thunder-ranch-barbecue-cole-slaw/
I am told the beans are, too.

Harbor Galley had the vegan chili bread bowl last time I was there. Tortilla Jos is excellent.

Also, Rancho del Zocalo has cinnamon tortilla crisps that are vegan, and a good remedy for churro-envy.

Plaza Inn has a pasta marinara that is vegan when ordered without cheese at dinner time. And it is a great place to watch the fireworks from if you shoot for a late dinner.

And OMG Dole Whip!?! I am SO happy!

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10/26/2013 3:49am

good post

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Michelle McNeill
10/26/2013 12:11pm

Also, to clarify about the burgers and why so many sites are wrong about them - they USED to be vegan. They were changed out for the new ones, which are non-vegan, in September 2012. (September 12th, to be exact - I was there. :/)

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Quincy
02/04/2014 12:16pm

Hi Michelle, there's one restaurant that still sells vegan veggie burgers. Ask for the Chefs classic veggie burger at The Carnation Cafe which is located by the firehouse on Main Street. It's so hearty and vegan you can see it's awesome veggies in the Patty!

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Veggie Girl
11/19/2013 9:31am

I am sooooo happy I found this! You just made my life so much easier. I will be taking my kids to Disneyland and was wondering what we could eat while we were there. With this list we should have no problems! I'm sure all this research took a lot of time and effort. Thank you so much for putting it together!

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Veggie Girl
11/19/2013 9:42am

I noticed some people referred to a PDF file for this post. How can I access that?

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Christlna
11/19/2013 3:48pm

Awesome blog! I wish I read it 4 hours ago as I had the salad at Cafe Orleans and told them I was vegan, so they left off the goat cheese, but left the dressing in the salad. Here are some more notes. . Downtown Disney: rainforest Cafe has a vegan burger, but they don't put it on the menu. (Odd..) Catal will redo the butternut squash pasta dish and toss it in marinara to make it vegan. The Disneyland hotel steakhouse 55 had the chef come out and talk to me and ended up making a spicy pasta and vegetable dish that was amazing ! Also they have 3 flavors of vegan sorbet for dessert. Last time we were here we ate at tortilla joes, Napa Rose, Wine trattoria and Blue bayou. At that time all the food was great, but they pretty much wanted to center all the dishes around portobello mushrooms. The running joke was my husband pondering how my portabellos would be prepared at THIS meal.

BTW, both at DISNEYLAND and at WDW resort, the tastiest vegan meals I've had are at restaurants known for their steaks. Don't be afraid to order vegan in the land of meat! Steakhouse 55, Yachtsman steakhouse and the absolute best. .. LeCellier.

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Deborah
12/07/2013 10:09pm

Thanks so much for all this great info! And I wanted to tell you I just called to ask if the burgers in the quick-service restaurant are still not vegan, and a chef called back to say that they now ARE vegan! Apparently their previous vegan supplier had trouble meeting the demand so they had to switch to a non-vegan burger for awhile, but now apparently they're back to vegan!

The guy who left the message was a supervisor in Tomorrowland and sounded knowledgable, but if anyone else wants to call and confirm, feel free.

He also said they can make a gluten-free pizza WITH DAIYA CHEESE at Redd Rocket's Pizza Port! Now if they just get some vegan ice cream in the park, I'll be in heaven...

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Briana
12/29/2013 3:21pm

Great post!!!
I have previously eaten at the Lucky Fortune Cookery in C.A. and was told the sauces mentioned above were vegan. Last week (12/19/2013) we went there and when I asked, just to make sure, I was told NONE of the sauces were vegan as they contain honey. I was then told the only one that was vegan was the yuzu citrus sauce - a VERY tart, watery, lemon juice-like liquid. So I ordered the tofu/vegetable bowl and used the yuzu sauce with some soy sauce packets that are available where you pick up utensils and napkins. It wasn't horrible, but then again I was starving. I'm never 100% thrilled with the food at Disney, knowing that nothing is likely organic, and it's all loaded with GMOs and who knows what else. I am grateful for options though, and there seems to be more and more all of the time.
Thank you for the research you did, I was very surprised to hear the "butter" popcorn is vegan! And so happy I can finally have Dole Whip! Glad to see the ingredient list too, a lot of improvement from before. :)

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01/06/2014 7:35am

You don't know how helpful this was - especially to a 16 year old going on a band trip to California who wanted to still enjoy herself :') thank you so much!!!!

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DisneyChrista
01/14/2014 10:43pm

Just visited Disneyland (1/5 - 1/8) they do not have gluten free/vegan pancakes at River Belle Terrace, When I asked for the Vegan pancakes they looked at me like I had two heads, I explained that it was the GF made with water, they said they do not have GF pancakes either.

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Katie
02/03/2014 12:44pm

Would it be too forward of me to say that I LOVE YOU?! I'm going to Disneyland in a few days, and I have been stressing about what to eat. I was starting to think I would have to pack breakfast, lunch and dinner for myself. This has completely made my day. Thanks for being awesome and sharing this information! I'll report back if I find any additions....

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Quincy
02/04/2014 12:07pm

I was just at the resort a few days ago. An awesome thing about Disneyland and California Adventure it's that in almost every land they have a prominently seen bountiful fruits and veggies snack cart available in the middle of most walkways. Couldn't miss seeing them if anyone tried to miss them!

Btw, the Tiki Juice bar in adventure land is temporarily closed due to expansion. From what I heard its reopening on February 15th. If anyone learns before I do of any changes to the Dole Whip's recipe or any other menu alterations at the Tiki Juice bar please mention that here. Thanks!

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Lacey
02/07/2014 8:18pm

This is amazing. Thank you so much for creating this! I'm going on my first solo (ish, no parents) trip to Disneyland with my musical theatre class and I am so glad that this is here!! Yay!!

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02/10/2014 9:14pm

Thank you so much for this! I am a co-host on a Disneyland podcast and your information helped so much with our food show. Thank you and let me know if you would ever would be available or willing to be interviewed on this topic.

Cheers!

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Cristine Schmidt
02/21/2014 7:21pm

Thanks again for this site. A few updates for you:

The tomato bisque at the harbor galley at CA adventure is cream based and not vegan, the chef confirmed this with me.

The "cone" bread used for the chili cone queso has egg in it and is not vegan according to three separate employees. To order it vegan you have to leave the bread and the cheese off, and it's not particularly exciting at that point ;)

At pizza port you have to speak to the chef to special order the gluten free pizza which also happens to be vegan. Expect this process to take 15-20 minutes for your order to be ready.

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Teri
02/22/2014 2:12pm

Oooh, awesome updates - thanks for the info!

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Teri
02/22/2014 2:07pm

Hi there!

First off, I just wanted to say THANK YOU so much for taking the time to organize all of this - it was SO helpful for my husband and myself.

As well as being vegan, I also have a soy allergy, so every restaurant we went to required that I speak with the chef - which was WONDERFUL!

Just a heads up - for any of you with any vegan or soy concerns - here's what we ate the other day: Also - I have a couple updates on items - woot woot!

Anywhere in the park:

Mickey Pretzels - yummy!!! :)



At the Blue Bayou:

Portobello Mushroom and Couscous.

Paired with the side salad. **NOTE - the chef confirmed that the salad dressing is a sherry vinaigrette - totally vegan (and soy free) - so if you want, you can use the normal dressing with it - just specify to them that you're vegan, so that they can take off all the non-vegan goodies.

Gluten free bread: **NOTE - they do have a bread that you can request on the side. It's gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and egg free bread that they give to people with gluten allergies - but they don't tend to think about it for vegans (we just got super lucky with the chef and waitress paying us special attention). You're correct, that all of their normal breads aren't vegan (one has cheddar, and the other has an egg wash) - but there is an additional option off the menu.

Dessert - they gave us a sorbet with fresh fruit on top (strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries) - yummy!

Side note - my husband ordered a special salad for lunch (very rarely he'll eat seafood - but maintains a vegan diet normally). He didn't want to eat another side salad with his meal (salad and salad - boring - haha) - so the waitress offered to bring him fresh fruit as a starter instead of salad, gumbo (not vegan), or shrimp cocktail (not vegan). So they're very willing to shift stuff around - just ask. :)


Royal Street Veranda:

Vegetarian Gumbo:
I CAN CONFIRM - IT IS VEGAN!!!!

We got a little peckish later in the evening (since we ate at the blue bayou around 3:30), so we stopped by for some Vegetarian Gumbo. The staff there told us that the gumbo wasn't vegan, and thank goodness for your blog, because I made them double check. The chef came out and said it wasn't vegan, and I still asked to see the ingredients. Unless you don't eat yeast (which I don't know why you wouldn't - it isn't an animal based product, and it's classified as a fungus - so "living organism" aside, I go crazy), it is IN FACT VEGAN!!!! :) So PLEASE - it's always good to double check - but don't let the staff there tell you it's not vegan - because it is. I would have been so bummed if I had listened to the workers and the chef off the bat - soooo happy I asked to see the ingredients! :D

Bread Bowl - The chef wasn't sure about the bread - but that was more of a concern with the soy issue - and it being manufactured in a plant that produces soy products, so we just ordered it in a plastic bowl to be safe. He did say the bread was vegan though (but contains yeast - I'm not sure why he was so specific about yeast - but heck, I'd rather he be safer than sorry). I think I might get the bread next time, and see if I have any problems with it from a soy stance.



That's it so far! We purchased our season passes this Wednesday, so we'll be going back! I'll be sure to post if there are any soy issues with stuff (for any of you vegans out there who are also soy-free), and if I find any updates.

THANK YOU AGAIN!!!! This post is my new best friend - yaaay!

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Lee Kulas
03/11/2014 11:21pm

This is AWESOME, thank you so much! Just wish I would have read the comments before we all helped my daughter polish off her Tomato Bisque...I even commented to my husbsnd that I couldn't understand how it could be vegan because it was so CREAMY!!

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03/23/2014 10:08pm

This is very nice information.

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Nafissa
03/25/2014 2:53pm

Thanks so much for this, and especially for the people who added info about soy-free and gluten-free options. I'm a soy-free, GF vegan, and wasn't sure I could eat anything. This has given me hope!

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Daisy
06/01/2014 7:44pm

Just had the black bean patties at the River Belle. The cast member confirmed that it was vegan and gluten free. It was pretty good. Go Disney!

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03/28/2014 11:51pm

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Danielle
04/03/2014 10:43am

For Earls of Sandwich in Downtown Disney, the Vegetarian hot sandwich w/o cheese.

The sandwich contains romain lettuce, tomato, cabbage, and pesto hummus.

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monte
04/06/2014 3:13pm

Sorry to bring this bad news. I just called Disney dining and they told me that the refried beans contain pork.

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Michelle
04/06/2014 5:37pm

There are whole beans available that do not have any animal ingredients in them.

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04/15/2014 3:35am

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Steffany
05/14/2014 6:50am

Just curious what makes the buttered popcorn vegan. What do they use?

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Shannon
05/14/2014 9:38am

Most "buttered" popcorn that you get at a movie theater, for example, is vegan. They just use food coloring, salt, and oil.

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Steffany
05/14/2014 12:36pm

That's great news! Thanks!

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05/18/2014 4:39pm

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05/22/2014 5:45am

There are different styles of learning and different approaches to learning. Brain Research suggest us that students learn not only logically but also kinesthetically, spatially, rhythmically, linguistically, intrapersonally, and interpersonally.
We provide a highly congenital environment coupled with a harmonious atmosphere that stimulates the learners desire to learn and equip oneself.

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05/22/2014 5:46am

There are different styles of learning and different approaches to learning. Brain Research suggest us that students learn not only logically but also kinesthetically, spatially, rhythmically, linguistically, intrapersonally, and interpersonally.
We provide a highly congenital environment coupled with a harmonious atmosphere that stimulates the learners desire to learn and equip oneself.

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Peter
05/23/2014 3:12pm

At Disneyland right now. River Belle no longer has veg po boy on menu. They now have vegan (confirmed with chef) black bean cakes as an entree. Haven't tried em yet...

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Kay
06/17/2014 5:03am

Here is a good link to the vegan food options...
http://disneylandnews.com/2014/03/11/vegetarian-and-vegan-food-options-at-disneyland-resort-fact-sheet/

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06/29/2014 10:50pm

Thank you so much for posting this list! I didn't see the referenced PDF, which I assume was removed due to updates. I copied your list in its entirely into Notepad, which stripped out the photos, then pasted that content into Word. When I went back and added a little formatting, I noticed you alphabetized the lists - nice! I'm bringing an extra copy to share in case we run into another vegan family. Thank you!

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07/17/2014 2:25am

What a magnificent destination. I wish could go there. Disney land is my favourite place in this world :)

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