Vegan Options at Trader Sam’s and Tangaroa Terrace in the Disneyland Hotel

Trader Sam’s and Tangaroa Terrace are part of the Disneyland Hotel, and they recently reopened after a refurbishment with an all-new menu! Tangaroa Terrace has breakfast, specialty coffee drinks, dole whip with optional rum, and lunch and dinner. Trader Sam’s has everything the same as Tangaroa Terrace, with the exception of the breakfast menu.

This is the Acai Chia Breakfast Bowl from the breakfast menu. I spoke with a chef to make sure I wasn’t any other veganizable options, but he said that since it’s a quick service location, they aren’t able to do many modifications.


This acai chia bowl was super yummy! Sort of halfway between a chia pudding and a smoothie bowl. It was very refreshing, I would totally get it again!

On the lunch menu, the vegan option is the Lentil Garden Bowl. I asked a chef again if anything else could be modified, but he said that there wasn’t any way to veganize anything else. Luckily, this lentil bowl is vegan by default — I had the chef double check on the coconut curry sauce that comes in it, and he said that it was in fact vegan: no eggs, dairy, or honey.


The thing about this bowl is that the sauce is hiding in the middle layer, so at first it doesn’t look all that impressive, but once you start mixing it up, you see all the yummy sauce come out! I forgot to take a photo once we started mixing it up, so here is a screenshot of a video — I apologize for the poor quality, but I needed to show you how much sauce is hiding in there!


The Shipwreck Nachos can be modified to be vegan: omit the pork and the aioli. What is left is BBQ sauce, hoisin sauce, and pineapple salsa. The cast members told me that the two sauces are vegan.


They also serve Dole Whips here now! You can get a regular pineapple Dole Whip, a Dole Float, or a Dole Float with a splash of rum (choose from either Myer’s dark spiced rum, or Parrot Bay coconut rum):



They also do espresso drinks! They have both soy milk and almond milk that they can use to make a latte, cappuccino, etc. They also have a canister of soy milk sitting out on the counter that you can use to put into your regular coffee.


I asked about the Hot Chocolate listed above, and they can indeed make a vegan version of it with either soy or almond milk! This is the chocolate mix they use, see the ingredients below. It has a factory cross-contamination warning “may contain milk,” but there is no dairy in the actual ingredients list.



Inside Tangaroa Terrace, they have some new vegan snacks! These Bakeology snickerdoodle and chocolate chip cookies say vegan on the front of the package!


These Seattle Chocolate bars are also vegan, as it says on the back of the package!



They also have whole fruits, and on the bottom right of the photo below, you’ll see two chocolate bars from a company called chuao. Below you’ll see the ingredients lists, there is no dairy in them! Watch out for those Maui chips pictured below, they do actually contain milk.


Chuao mango chocolate bar:


Chuao Firecracker chocolate bar:


Also these Blue Sky sodas:


Juices and a tropical fruit plate:


Non-dairy Haagen-Dazs:


All of the cocktails at Trader Sam’s/Tangaroa Terrace are vegan! I checked on the coconut cream and various things like Angostura Bitters, Falernum, etc. You can read more about those in detail in my guide to eating vegan at the hotels.

There are two new cocktails: the Tangaroa Cooler and the Sea Monster’s Embrace. They both come optionally in a souvenir mug. Below is the Tangaroa Cooler. It is Hendrick’s Gin, Orgeat (Almond) Syrup, Falernum, Angostura Bitters, and juices of Grapefruit and Lemon:


I didn’t get the Sea Monster’s Embrace yet, but it consists of: The Real McCoy and Plantation Dark Rums, New Amsterdam Gin, Christian Brothers Brandy, Passion Fruit, Falernum, and Juices of Lime, Orange, and Pineapple. Recommended for two or more guests.



That’s all I have for this particular update! Please find me on Instagram for daily updates, and on Youtube for video versions of these guides.



Please tag me on Instagram in your vegan food photos! I love to see all the deliciousness that people find in the parks!



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