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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

I've been to Disneyland multiple times since going vegan, and Disney has improved their vegan friendly options over the years. When I originally wrote this several years ago in June 2013, the information available was very limited and inconsistent. I've also seen my work copied on multiple websites since that time. To be prepared, I did my research ahead of time.  I've also updated this blog since my original post based on comments and several follow up trips 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.

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 ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Dole Whip Sorbet (the ingredients were recently reformulated and this is now vegan)

  • Dole Whip Float

  • Dole Pineapple Juice

  • Fresh Pineapple Spear



Bengal Barbecue: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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

  • Sweet Potato Fries

  • Dreyer's Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar

  • The Veggie Burger is not vegan- the patty contains egg whites

Harbor Galley: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • Fresh Fruit Cup


Critter Country Rides

  • Splash Mountain

  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

  • Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes

Fantasyland


Fantasyland Restaurants


Edelweiss SnacksQuick Snacks

  • No vegan menu items

Maurice's Treats: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Boysen Apple Freeze (this is topped with a non-dairy foam)

  • Red Rose Lemonade Freeze




Red Rose Tavern: Vegan Menu Items

Counter Service

  • Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich - grilled cauliflower steak, spicy lime aioli, tempura-battered green beans, on a toasted roll. All entrees served with sliced apples or Pommes frites (order no aioli, no tempura green beans, and ask for regular fries versus the pomme frites or get the apple slices as the side)

Troubadour Tavern: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Jumbo Pretzel

  • Enchanted Cherry-Apple Lemonade - With all-natural frozen Odwalla lemonade, topped with a lemon-zest baked apple chip


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

  • Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

  • Peter Pan's Flight

  • Pinocchio's Daring Journey

  • Pixie Hallow

  • Sleeping Beauty Castle

  • Snow White Grotto

  • Snow White's Scary Adventure

  • Storybook Land Canal Boats


Frontierland


Frontierland Restaurants


Golden Horseshoe: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • No vegan menu items

Rancho del Zocalo: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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


Kid's Bean Burrito (No Cheese), rice, veggies, applesauce, and fruit punch

River Belle Terrace: Vegan Menu ItemsCasual Dining (Reservations Recommended) Lunch/Dinner

  • BBQ Tofu - Crispy and seasoned with our signature rub and tossed in BBQ sauce. Served with signature baked beans and choice of one additional side (Baked beans are not vegan, ask to substitute for tots, seasonal vegetables, or fruit)

  • River Belle's Chopped Salad - Romaine lettuce, black beans, garbanzo beans, pickles, roasted corn, red bell pepper, and tomatoes topped with fried onions and served with BBQ ranch dressing. Choice of chicken, grilled shrimp, brisket or BBQ tofu (Request vegan preparation)


BBQ Tofu

Stage Door Cafe: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • No vegan menu items

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 ItemsFull 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)

  • Steel-cut Oatmeal - with brown sugar and berries

  • Mickey-Shaped Waffle (need to request vegan, also ask to substitute the meat for something else, such as fruit)

  • 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


Chef's Vegan Burger

Coca-Cola Refreshment Corner: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • Mickey Mouse Pretzel

  • Bag of Chips

Corn Dog WagonQuick Snacks

  • No vegan menu items

Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Strawberry Fruit Bar

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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 

  • Tomato Basil Soup


Main Street Fruit Cart: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Berry Bowl

  • Craisins

  • Hummus

  • Bag of Chips

  • Mango Slices

  • Pickle

  • Pineapple Spear

  • Seedless Grapes

  • Watermelon

  • Whole Fruit




Market House: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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 caramel drizzle, the white chocolate sauce, pumpkin spice syrup, caramel 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, almond milk, or coconut 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

  • Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate

  • Non-Dairy Iced Coffee

  • Non-Dairy Latte

  • Non-Dairy Mocha

  • Non-Dairy Steamer

  • Starbucks Refreshers

  • Steel-Cut Oatmeal with optional toppings

  • Tazo Tea


Plaza Inn: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

Breakfast

  • 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)

Lunch/Dinner

  • House Salad - Mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, and choice of dressing.

  • Penne Pasta - topped with Parmesan cheese, served with a breadstick (order with marinara and no Parmesan)

  • Whole Fruit


Various Locations in both Parks: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • 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

Popcorn Cart- Fresh Popped "Butter" Popcorn is Vegan

Mickey Pretzels are Vegan

Cotton Candy is Vegan

Main Street Popcorn Pre-Packaged Kettle Corn is Vegan

Minnie's Bake Shop Chocolate and Vanilla Cookies with Creme Filling are Vegan

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


Mickey's Toontown

Mickey's Toontown Restaurants


Clarabelle's: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Strawberry Whole Fruit Bar

  • Olaf Frozen Lemonade Strawberry Bar



Daisy's DinerQuick Snacks

  • No vegan menu items

Pluto's Dog HouseQuick Snacks

  • No vegan menu items

Tune Up Treats: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick 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 ItemsFull Service

  • 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

  • There was a Portobello mushroom dish on the menu, but it is no longer offered.

  • You can ask the chef to prepare a vegan dish for you.



Cafe Orleans: Vegan Menu ItemsFull 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)

  • 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 ItemsCounter Service

  • Pasta with marinara (order without cheese)

Mint Julep Bar: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • New Orleans Mint Julep - a refreshing mint drink with a hint of lime flavor

Royal Street Veranda: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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 and made with butter, but on my most recent trip I had an employee check with the chef and the chef verified that it was vegan. I've heard several conflicting reports, so proceed with caution.




New Orleans Square Attractions

  • Disneyland Railroad

  • Haunted Mansion

  • Pirates of the Caribbean


Tomorrowland




Tomorrowland Restaurants


Alien Pizza Planet: Vegan Menu Items

Counter Service

  • Spaghetti and Celestial tomato sauce (request vegan pasta and no cheese)

  • Starfield of Greens (order without cheese) 

  • Daiya Cheese Pizza- You can special order a whole pizza made with Daiya vegan 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 or use Daiya vegan cheese)


Special order Daiya Cheese Pizza

Galactic Grill: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • Veggie Wrap - sun-dried tomato spread, black beans, mixed greens, cucumber, corn tomato relish, and feta cheese with pesto aioli served with greek yogurt and fries (order without feta, aioli, and yogurt)

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



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


Buena Vista Street



Buena Vista Street Restaurants


Carthay Circle Restaurant: Vegan Menu ItemsFull 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.



Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice CreamCounter Service

  • No vegan menu items

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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, almond milk, or coconut 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

  • Non-Dairy Hot Chocolate

  • Non-Dairy Iced Coffee

  • Non-Dairy Latte

  • Non-Dairy Mocha 

  • Non-Dairy Steamer

  • Starbucks Refreshers

  • Steel-Cut Oatmeal with optional toppings

  • Tazo Tea




Buena Vista Street Attractions

  • Red Car Trolley


Car's Land




Car's Land Restaurants


Cozy Cone Motel: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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)




Fillmore's Taste-in: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Berry Bowl

  • Craisins

  • Hummus

  • Bag of Chips

  • Mango Slices

  • Pickle

  • Pineapple Spear

  • Seedless Grapes

  • Watermelon

  • Whole Fruit




Flo's V8 CafeCounter 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.


Car's Land Attractions

  • Luigi's Flying Tires

  • Mater's Junkyard Jamboree

  • Radiator Springs Racers





Grizzly Peak

Grizzly Peak Restaurants


Smokejumpers Grill: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • French Fries

  • Apple Sauce

  • BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich- with Bear Paw Slaw, House-made Sweet Pickles and Crispy Onions on Toasted Ciabatta served with choice of Waffle-cut Fries or Onion Rings (Order without slaw)

  • The Veggie Burger is not vegan- the patty contains egg whites.  While not on the menu, you can ask for a vegan burger, which is a Morningstar Malibu patty.  There are tons of veggie toppings at the do it yourself toppings bar.


BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich- plain, no slaw

Grizzly Peak Attractions

  • Minnie's Fly Girls

  • Soarin' Over California

  • Grizzly River Run

  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail


Hollywood Land

Hollywood Land Restaurants


Award Wieners: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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




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


Hollywood Land Attractions

  • Animation Academy

  • Disney Junior: Live on Stage

  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT!

  • Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue!

  • Pixar Play Parade

  • Red Car Trolley

  • Sorcerer's Workshop

  • Turtle Talk with Crush


Pacific Wharf


Pacific Wharf Restaurants


Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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

  • The Guajillo sauce and red sauce are not vegan



Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate ShopCounter Service

  • No vegan menu items

Karl Strauss Biergarten: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick 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

Lucky Fortune Cookery: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • Asian Rice Bowl with Tofu- Choice of protein over steamed rice and seared Asian vegetables with choice of sauce (note- none of the sauces are currently vegan, although you can get a lemon-lime sauce that's not on the menu)

  • Edamame- slightly salted and served chilled

  • Fresh Mango Slices




Pacific Wharf Cafe: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter Service

  • Not on the menu, but was the soup of the day: Vegetarian Chili- served in a sourdough bread bowl (Order without cheese)


Vegetarian Chili

Rita's Baja Blenders: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick 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



Wine Country Trattoria: Vegan Menu ItemsFull 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

Pixar Paradise Pier


Paradise Pier Restaurants


Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick Snacks

  • Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait - Non-dairy lemon soft serve with blue raspberry swirl


Angry DogsQuick Snacks

  • No vegan menu items



Bayside Brews: Vegan Menu ItemsQuick 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

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta: Vegan Menu ItemsCounter 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)

  • Daiya Cheese Pizza- You can special order a whole pizza made with Daiya vegan cheese

  • Side Salad

  • Apple Slices

  • Apple Sauce

  • Carrot Sticks



Jack-Jack's Cookie Num Nums Snack MenuQuick Snacks

  • No vegan menu items

Lamplight Lounge: Vegan Menu Items Full Service

  • Ratatouille - Roasted eggplant and bell pepper ragout with zucchini noodles, warm Burrata cheese, smoked tomato sauce, and basil aioli (order without cheese and aioli)

  • PB and J Roll- creamy Peanut Butter and Whole Wheat "Roll" with Strawberry Jelly served with a flower pot of Veggies with Hummus and fresh Fruit


Paradise Garden Grill: Vegan Menu Items Counter Service

  • Ensalada de Frutas - Jicama, watermelon, cucumber, pineapple and mango with chile-lime salt and chamoy.

  • Tortitas de Papa con Queso - Crispy potato cakes with Oaxaca cheese, ranchero salsa, golden rice and pickled onion salad (verify that this is vegan before ordering, as I haven't been able to try this yet, order without cheese)

  • 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

  • Smucker's® Uncrustables® Sandwich- served with GoGo squeeZ® Applesauce, Carrots and Small Dasani® Bottled Water.


Pixar Paradise Pier Attractions

  • Games of the Boardwalk (costs extra)

  • Golden Zephyr

  • Goofy's Sky School

  • Incredicoaster

  • Jumpin' Jelly Fish

  • King Triton's Carousel of the Sea

  • The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure

  • Pixar Pal-A-Round

  • Silly Symphony Swings

  • Toy Story Midway Mania!

  • World of Color



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

  • Rongo Salad - Blend of shredded green papaya, fresh lettuce, marinated tofu, cucumber, goose berries, rice noodles, and carrots, lightly tossed in sesame-ginger vinaigrette



Disney 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





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




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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