Welcome to DCA! Let’s eat some vegan food!
A few tips and notes before we begin:
Please note that I am just a guest, like you, and I have no control over any decision made at Disneyland. If you would like to express how you feel about the (lack of) vegan options, please send Disneyland an email or comment on one of their official social media accounts.
For quick service locations, you will need to have the Disneyland app to mobile order your food. Some locations require mobile order, some take both walk-ups and mobile order, and others are walk-up only. There isn’t a list of which is which because they seem to change depending on crowd levels.
On very busy days, it’s important that you plan it as much as possible in advance, since the time slots on the app get full very quickly for some locations. At the very least, check the app one hour before you would like to eat, but in some cases you need to order even earlier. I would suggest checking the app for available time slots perhaps 3 hours before you’d like to eat.
If you would like to eat at a Table Service restaurant, you will need to make a reservation on the Disneyland app or website, or you may possibly get lucky as a walk-up. You can make table service reservations up to 60 days in advance, and for some restaurants, they will get booked within minutes of becoming available. I suggest setting your alarm for 6am on your 60-days ahead day, and going on the website and trying to book. If there aren’t any times available, keep checking back in case there are cancellations, and in case they add more capacity. If all else fails, then try to do the walk-up list when you are in the park.
If you go to Disneyland, DCA, or Downtown Disney and have any photos of the food, please tag me on Instagram!
By the way, nothing below is meant to be health food; rather, it is theme park food. Whenever I have access to ingredients lists, I do post photos of them, but this is not so that you can pick them apart for not being healthy enough. The point of showing the ingredients is that I’m trying to be helpful and show how the item does not contain meat, dairy, eggs, or honey. I pour a lot of time, effort, and money into maintaining this website, and I do all of this research for you for free. Also, I have no control over what goes into the food, so I do not need to hear about it when you think something isn’t healthy enough. Any health policing comments will be deleted 🙂
Table of Contents:
- Magic Key Terrace (formerly known as Alfresco Tasting Terrace. For Magic Key holders only)
- Carthay Circle
- Lamplight Lounge
- Lamplight Lounge Brunch
- Wine Country Trattoria
- Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats
- Award Wieners
- Bayside Brews
- Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta
- Cappuccino Cart
- Cocina Cucamonga
- Cozy Cones in Cars Land
- Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café (Starbucks)
- Flo’s V8 Café
- Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop
- Jack Jack Cookie Num Nums
- Lucky Fortune Cookery
- Mendocino Terrace
- Pacific Wharf Café / Sourdough Bread Cart
- Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.
- Paradise Garden Grill
- Pym Test Kitchen featuring Impossible Foods
- Rita’s Baja Blenders
- Shawarma Palace
- Smokejumper’s Grill
- Sonoma Terrace
- Studio Catering Co Truck / Hollywood Lounge
- Vending carts with popcorn, pretzels, pickles, fruit etc.
Magic Key Terrace (formerly known as Alfresco Tasting Terrace. For Magic Key holders only)
This is a table service lounge area on the 2nd floor above the Wine Country Trattoria restaurant (which is currently closed). Two important things to know:
- It is open to Magic Key holders only.
- It is table service, so a reservation is highly recommended and often necessary. You can make a reservation on the Disneyland website or app. You may have luck with the walk-up list, so it is worth a shot, but don’t count on it.
The Screamin’ Cauliflower Ceviche is vegan without modifications and has the plant-based menu icon next to it.
It is a solid dish in my opinion! The main part of the dish isn’t really spicy, just quite acidic from all of the lime juice. You can ask for the salsa on the side, and that is quite spicy. You can see the salsa on the side there on the top right of the 2nd photo.
The salsa really added a lot of flavor in my opinion though, so if you like spice, then I’d suggest making good use of the salsa. It’s really quite delicious and fun, but it’s not something that I would tell someone to really go out of their way to get over some other things. DCA has so many great options, and this is great, but doesn’t rank in the absolute top tier for me. But, if you love ceviche, definitely worth getting! And if you’re in the mood for some OG California Adventure vibes and want to get some of those classic cocktails like the Fun Wheel, then the Magic Key Terrace is definitely the place for that.
I also tried Heimlich’s Chew Chew Juice (non-alcoholic; Minute Maid Lemonade with Granny Smith Apple Syrup, with fresh Watermelon) the other day and it was very refreshing! Definitely feels like summer! I love all the nods to past lands and attractions at this place.
People have also told by the server that they have a secret-menu vegan version of the sliders. They use Impossible and have chimichurri sauce and red onion. The photo below is from @vegandisneyvillain – thank you Jenelle!!
And of course, they have lots of classic DCA cocktails here, as you can see on their menu.
I have been told that the Bloody Mary mix does contain fish, so it cannot be made vegan.
Note that there is a kid’s spaghetti dish that you might think is veganizable, but the marinara contains butter. So if you aren’t into the spicy of the ceviche or the burgers, just make sure to not count on the spaghetti.
This is a fancy table service restaurant that has a menu changes quite often, with each season.
In Spring 2022, the chefs are sometimes making the off-menu dishes below. Please note that this may change based on the day, the chef, and availability, so please don’t come for me if you can’t get exactly this! It’s just an example of the kind of food that they serve here.
Many thanks to @rorothatsme for the photos below!
Butternut squash ravioli on a bed of sweet potatoes and kale with a cherry reduction sauce:
Potato Gnocchi with sautéed potatoes, onion and spinach with pomegranate sauce topped with pomegranate seeds:
Many thanks to @mrs.ashley.stone for the photos below as well!!
Here is the food menu for lunch/dinner, and read to the next section below for info about brunch.
Despite the menu being divided into “Bites” and “Bigger Bites,” I find that all of the portions here are very generous. Even the “Bites,” which seem like the would be appetizers, are plenty large enough to be a meal and to be shared.
The new Pastrami-spiced Impossible Burger is labeled explicitly “plant-based,” which means it contains no meat, dairy, eggs, or honey; i.e. it is vegan. Whenever you see something labeled “plant-based” on a Disney menu, that is what it means – vegan with no modifications necessary.
The Pastrami-spiced Impossible Burger consists of a seasoned patty, American cheese, pastrami-spiced pineapple, house-made pickles, mustard aïoli, and toasted focaccia served with malted fries (plant-based; new) ($22.00)
Because the whole dish is labeled “plant-based,” that means we are dealing with a vegan cheese there when it says “American cheese,” and a vegan mayo when it says “mustard aïoli.”
It was, as I expected, super intense but super delicious! Man I just love pineapple on a burger. The whole thing reminded me of something Hawaiian, especially with the pastrami flavors being of course reminiscent of ham, along with the pineapple. The mustard aioli isn’t too overpowering; even my sister who hates mustard said it was actually good. It’s not as strong as a straight mustard because it’s mixed with mayo I suppose.
Also, ask for the vegan nachos, which are an off-menu version of the lobster nachos. You shouldn’t need to describe the modifications in detail to your server, since they do this pretty often and should know what you mean if you say “vegan nachos.”
As you can see, they are the house-made chips covered in vegan cheese, beans, sauteed onions, bell peppers, and jalapeños:
They have also been doing the secret menu Vegan Potato Skins lately! These are so so good, they are crispy on the outside and beautifully soft on the inside. Love them so much. The vegan version has vegan cheese on them, of course, and then capers, etc.:
Also, they have started making a vegan version of the Ratatouille again! They have a Chicken Ratatouille on the menu, so ask your server for a vegan version of that. It is with no meat, cheese, or aïoli, but even with those removed, it’s super delicious and satisfying. I love the smoky tomato sauce in particular.
This one below is quite new, the Brussels Caesar, which is roasted Brussels sprouts, house-made dressing, toasted pine nuts, garlic croutons, and roasted red pepper and tomato sauce.
I was told that it was vegan without modifications, despite not having the plant-based menu icon. You can see in the photo, it has a vegan cheese on it, and I am assuming it comes with the vegan cheese by default, but please double check with your server just in case, and request the vegan version.
Holy moly this thing is delicious! Everyone around our table tried a few bites and we couldn’t get enough of it; every agreed that it was the new star of the menu. Not to be missed!!
The PB and J Roll on the Kid’s menu has been vegan in the past, but the bread tends to vary. Lately, the bread has had egg in it, so I wouldn’t count on it being vegan on any given day. Below is an older photo from when they were making it vegan. Please make to sure to always double check this, and everything else, when ordering, because ingredients can change from day to day.
They also have assorted wine, beer, hard cider, and specialty cocktails. See the menu below for that and if you are so inclined, you can look up any that interest you on Barnivore.
Here are some of the mocktails:
Falling with Style:
Mint to Be:
Lamplight Lounge Brunch
Lamplight Lounge Brunch is offered on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (9am-1pm), and you’ll need to make a reservation or get very lucky as a walk-up.
They offer a fully vegan meal: the Potato Flautas, which consist of Plant-based Chorizo, Dairy-free Piquillo Crema, Serrano-Tomatillo Salsa, Arugula Salad, and Escabèche.
These are very delicious in my opinion, and also very spicy. Be ready for some heat.
They can also make a veganized version of the Chilaquiles upon request! It’s not on the menu; it’s a secret menu item. This photo is a bit older, but they should look something like this:
They have a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, most of which are vegan. The last I checked, the bloody mary mix was vegan; it did not contain fish, but please double check. You may look up any of the beers or wines on Barnivore if you are so inclined.
Wine Country Trattoria
The last I checked, the Rustic Bruschetta was vegan without the cheese, and the Spaghetti Aglio Olio entree was vegan without modifications. As always, make sure to double check with your server.
They have a variety of cocktails, beers, wines, etc. that you may look up on Barnivore if you are so inclined.
Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats:
All flavors of Dole Whip are vegan. They are all fruit flavors. If you see a flavor like vanilla, it is not real Dole Whip; it is just soft serve by some other company. In Disneyland, all the flavors are real Dole Whip and all vegan.
This menu always has the Lemon Dole Whip, but it has been going back and forth lately between having the Mango Dole Whip (vegan) and the Vanilla soft serve (not vegan).
So here you can see, our vegan choices are the It’s Lemon! and the It’s Mango! which are both served in a vegan cone, the Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait which is the Lemon Dole Whip layered with Blue Raspberry slushie and topped with a cherry, and the two new specialty cocktails:
It’s Chile-Lime Mango Margarita: Mango Dole Whip with Tequila, Chamoy, Chile-Lime Seasoning (Tajín) and Diced Mango ($14.00)
Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait with Blue Curaçao: Lemon Dole Whip with Blue Raspberry Swirl and a splash of Blue Curaçao ($13.00)
I’m not a drinker so I haven’t tried these new cocktails, but if you have tried them, I’d be grateful for any photos or reviews that you could send my way! 🙂
It’s Lemon!: Nondairy Lemon Soft Serve in choice of Cup or Cone (the cones are vegan) ($4.99)
Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait: Nondairy Lemon Soft-serve with Blue Raspberry Swirl ($6.49)
It’s very exciting that Award Wieners has now returned to its normal menu instead of being the small corndog-only menu! Which means that the Plant-Based Philly Dog is back!
Plant-Based Philly Dog: A vegan hot dog (usually Field Roast) topped with mushrooms, grilled onions and peppers and dairy-free crema, served on a toasted bun with cuties mandarin oranges or Filmstrip Fries ($10.29)
I’m so glad it’s back!! One of my absolute favorite options. And those Filmstrip Fries!! Most satisfying shape of fry, next to waffle fries, in my opinion!
Here’s another photo of when I had it on Disneyland’s birthday in 2021. Just as delicious as I remembered!
They also have an assortment of beverages and beers.
This is a beer stand where you can also get Mickey Pretzels, which are vegan! Skip the cheese add-on and get some mustard instead.
Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta
This was the last restaurant to reopen, I believe, and it is open again now! The menu seems the same as before, nothing significant has changed.
I asked again, and they still have their secret allergy menu, which allows you to get a pizza with vegan cheese. Just ask the cast members, and they will have a chef prepare you one of their allergy-friendly pizzas, which means Daiya cheese on top of a vegan and gluten free crust. It is a personal-sized pizza, and they are instructed to not do modifications. Years ago, I could get them to put vegetables on top it, and you might want to ask, but usually nowadays they say that it has to be just cheese.
It’s a very basic option, it’s not going to be the most impressive thing in the park, but it’s nice that they have vegan cheese at all!
Also, if you would like some pasta, what they can do is give you the Spaghetti and Marinara (omit meatballs, of course), and then ask to top it with some Daiya vegan cheese.
The Cappuccino Cart between Little Mermaid and Pixar Pier is open, and I asked about their plant milks – they have both soy and almond milks to make all of their coffee drinks with!
A few commonly asked questions about Clarabelle’s before I get to the options:
- Both the milk and dark chocolate (used for the dips) contain dairy here. Many years ago, the dark chocolate happened to be vegan, but they changed it a while back and it still contains dairy.
- The mixed berry sorbet is vegan, so you could get that, but there is no vegan chocolate dip, so it wouldn’t justify the price to get it alone without any dip or toppings in my opinion.
- They have frozen bananas that they dip in that chocolate, and those will of course contain dairy. However, there are chocolate and peanut covered frozen bananas that are made by an entirely different company that you can get all throughout Disneyland and DCA at the various ice cream carts. See below, at the end of this blog post, for more information on those. The short version is that Clarabelle’s chocolate bananas contain dairy, but the chocolate bananas at the carts everywhere else are vegan.
As a special for the summer, they have the Sandianada from previous years. They have changed the sorbet supplier from previous years and it is vegan now! See the ingredients list below. So this is one is vegan with no modifications; the toppings are all good to go.
They also have these cocktail specials for summer:
I asked what brand of cider they use, and they said it was Ace Apple Cider. According to Barnivore, Ace is vegan, except for the one flavor that is explicitly labeled as the Apple Honey Cider. So these ones will be good to go.
The Mango Sorbet in the Tropical Hard Float is also from that same brand of sorbet, Florentino, and it is likewise dairy-free and egg-free, like the watermelon.
Cocina Cucamonga now has a fully plant-based option that is super fun and satisfying in my opinion!
Tacos Dorados de Papa: crispy Potato Tacos topped with Cabbage Slaw, Dairy-free Crema and Tomatillo Salsa ($9.49)
They are labeled as “plant-based” with the plant-based menu icon, which means that they are vegan without modifications.
These are two thin tacos that are deep fried and have potatoes in them, and then they are loaded high with all of those toppings. You can then pick up the taco and eat it like a giant chip as if it were nachos.
They were super crunchy and delicious. On my Youtube channel you can see me doing a taste test with these, and the crunch is very satisfying!
On the app when I ordered these, it gave me the option at add the lime-cilantro rice, which I didn’t do here, but if you wanted it to be a larger meal, then I would suggest that. Depending on your appetite, you could either get just the tacos for a small/medium meal, or add the rice for a larger meal.
They also have assorted beers and margaritas here at Cocina Cucamonga. Last I checked, the Micheladas contained fish.
Cars Land Cozy Cones
There is not much here – the Popcone cone has recently reopened and the plain butter flavor is vegan, but last I checked, the other flavors had dairy. There are a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at each cone.
Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Café (Starbucks)
Here you can get basically all of the same vegan options you would expect at a regular Starbucks! Quite an extensive list, so I won’t go over them all here, but most drinks can be veganized by choosing soy, almond, oat, or coconut milk. There is usually very little in the way of vegan food, but sometimes a few packaged snacks.
Flo’s V8 Cafe
As of April 2021 they now have the burger below, which is labeled “Plant-Based,” i.e. needs no modifications:
Impossible Burger: Impossible Patty, Dairy-free American Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Lettuce and Tomato on Sesame Seed Bun with Cuties Mandarin Oranges or Steak Fries
I got one of these for the first time on 5/8/21 and it was decent! Nothing spectacular, nothing to try to impress anyone with, but quite tasty, and the views of Cars Land from the patio can’t be beat!
Ghirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop:
Under the ice cream flavors, you will see the Raspberry Sorbet, which is vegan and has been there for a while, but what is exciting and new is that they now have a Vanilla Coconut – Non-Dairy ice cream flavor! It is the vegan ice cream brand Coconut Bliss.
Below is a sundae that we created from scratch. It has the vegan vanilla ice cream, raspberry sorbet, chocolate sauce, strawberry topping, diced almonds. I bought a bag of the 72% dark chocolate squares (this is the only vegan variety; all others have milk) and topped it with one of those:
You could do lots of variations of this, with several scoops of the vanilla, or with different toppings.
The one below has the raspberry sorbet, strawberry puree, pineapple puree, and a 72% dark chocolate square:
Note that the hot fudge topping contains dairy, but the chocolate sauce is vegan; that is the one you will want to get on your sundae.
You can also get a shake with the vegan vanilla ice cream and the almond milk that they keep on hand for coffee drinks, and she said that was totally possible. I got a shake by ordering it with almond milk, vegan vanillla coconut ice cream, and chocolate sauce, and it came out delicious!!
Also, you could get a root beer float or a coke float with the vegan vanilla ice cream. I can’t wait to start trying out all of these possibilities!!
Jenelle, @the_year_of_disney / @vegandisneyvillain had the brilliant idea of creating an Affogato by asking for the vegan vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso on top! Thanks so much Jenelle for the photo below!!
There is one variety of their chocolate squares that is vegan – the 72% dark chocolate is the only vegan one; all of the others have milk.
Jack Jack Cookie Num Nums
There are no vegan cookies here – yet! Let’s keep writing emails asking for them!
They do have both almond and soy milk in cartons, however:
Lucky Fortune Cookery
There is a slight difference from early 2020 here. We still have a vegan Banh Mi, but now it features Impossible, when it was another brand of vegan meat before. So here is how it looks on the menu now:
Impossible Banh Mi: with Lemongrass-Cucumber Salad ($13.99)
I think that the new version even more delicious than before! It seems to be more balanced and less salty than before.
This is a wine bar adjacent to the Wine Country Trattoria restaurant. They have a Bavarian Pretzel, which is vegan, but nothing spectacular. You may look up any of their wines and beers on Barnivore if you are so inclined.
Pacific Wharf Café / Sourdough Bread Cart
This is the breadbowl/soup/salad restaurant near Cocina Cucamonga and Lucky Fortune Cookery.
They have recently added a vegan option after not having one at all for many years! So exciting!!
It is the Asian Tofu Salad: Red and Green Cabbage tossed in Miso Dressing, Mandarin Oranges, Edamame, Broccoli, and Cucumbers served with Tofu and Sliced Sourdough.
It is marked as “plant-based” with the plant-based menu icon, meaning it is vegan without modifications.
Many thanks to @conflictions on Instagram for the photo below!
Also, in front of the restaurant, there is the vending cart with the fresh loaves of sourdough bread made right here in the Boudin factory! These are of course vegan, and so good! And everything tastes better when it’s Mickey-shaped. You can get a Mickey loaf, or a plain round one, or sometimes they make Lightening McQueen shapes, or seasonal shapes like Christmas Trees and Snowmen.
Pacific Wharf Distribution Co.
This is a beer stand near Cocina Cucamonga that has Karl Strauss assorted hand-crafted beers. They also have Mickey Pretzels, which are vegan! See below in the section about vending carts for more information on those.
Paradise Garden Grill
Paradise Garden Grill in California Adventure changes its menu seasonally: Food and Wine Festival in the Spring, Halloween Time in the Fall, and Festival of Holidays in the Winter.
Currently for summer, right after the 2022 Food and Wine festival, they have introduced a new vegan option: the BBQ Impossible Burger. It has a BBQ-spiced plant-based patty, vinegar coleslaw, crispy onions and jalapeños, pickles, onions, and a side of plant-based potato salad.
This burger was great, if you’re in the mood for a burger, it does its job. I think all the ingredients go well together in a sort of even way, without any one component overpowering the others. It’s not the most momentous vegan option the park, but still a solid option in my opinion. What really makes it great is the potato salad!! It was spectacular, I can’t wait to get it again. You can also just get the potato salad as a side if you like, just make sure to be careful when ordering, because there is also a non-vegan potato salad on the menu that has bacon. So make sure to be clear about specifying the vegan potato salad when you order. Of course, when you order the BBQ Impossible Burger, it comes automatically with the plant-based potato salad. The entire dish is marked with the plant-based menu icon.
I also have a video on my Youtube channel where we give a more detailed review of this dish.
Pym Test Kitchen featuring Impossible Foods:
Now that I’ve been to opening day of Avengers Campus, I’m updating this section! The dishes that I list below are labeled explicitly plant-based, which means that they “contain no animal meat, dairy, eggs, or honey,” i.e. that they are vegan without modifications.
Impossible Quantum Garden Breakfast – Plant-based folded omelet with Impossible breakfast sausage, crispy potato bites, and focaccia toast
Lunch/Dinner (Blue Particle Specials):
Impossible Spoonful – Rigatoni and ditalini pastas, plant-based meat-balls, tomato sauce, dairy-free Parmesan, and micro basil
Mini Pasta & Impossible Meat-balls – Rigatoni and ditalini pastas, plant-based meat-balls, tomato sauce and dairy-free Parmesan served with coconut milk yogurt and small DASANI water
Here is a video of us in Avengers Campus on opening day getting all this food at Pym Test Kitchen and the Shawarma Palace – these have my taste tests/reviews in them!
Rita’s Baja Blenders:
- Rita’s Lemon-Lime Margarita
- Rita’s Strawberry Margarita
- Red Sangria
- The Tropicool (Lemon-Lime or Strawberry)
This Mangonada Smoothie used to be able to be made vegan, but I have learned that it comes pre-mixed with yogurt.
I believe that the two smoothies below can still be made vegan if you ask to omit the yogurt. It may be the case as above that they can’t be omitted though; I will update this as soon as I can.
Mango Madness: Mangos, Peaches, Banana, and Lowfat Yogurt blended with Pineapple, Guava and Passion Fruit Juices (omit yogurt) ($5.99)
Strawberry Banana Sensation: Strawberries, Banana, and Lowfat Yogurt blended with Strawberry-Pineapple Juice (omit yogurt) ($5.99)
They have seasonal Lemonades; currently it is a Lavender Lemonade.
Shawarma Palace is a cart that has two locations: one in the middle of Avengers Campus, and one at the end of it near the Hyperion Theater. It has both breakfast and lunch versions of its wraps.
The dishes that I list below are labeled explicitly plant-based, which means that they “contain no animal meat, dairy, eggs, or honey,” i.e. that they are vegan without modifications.
Impossible™ Breakfast Sha-warm-up
Plant-based Breakfast Sausage and Egg Omelet Wrap with Dairy-free American Cheese and crispy Potato Bites, served with Spiced Maple Syrup
It is with Impossible breakfast sausage that has that sort of apple/save flavor going on, and then vegan cheese and Just Egg, tater tots, and a vegan mayo-type sauce.
I finally had this for the first time on 8/21/21 and it was just as delicious as everyone has been saying!! It is easily my favorite thing to eat in Avengers Campus. That Spiced Maple Syrup is no joke!! They serve it to you in a little cup, so you can dip it in, or pour it over (I had poured over just a bit of it in this photo), but test it out first, because it packs some serious heat. So so good!!
Impossible Victory Falafel – Plant-based-falafel and cauliflower wrap, garlic spread, hummus and coconut yogurt-tahini sauce with pickled vegetables.
This one is also quite good, but not as good as the breakfast one in my opinion. It gets mixed reviews, and I feel like I need to get it again (I only had it on opening day of Avengers Campus) to really form an opinion on it.
Currently there is this item that is labeled fully plant-based on the menu:
- Impossible Burger: Impossible Patty with Lettuce and Tomato on a Toasted Bun, served with Waffle-cut Fries ($12.99)
Until recently, they had Impossible Chili Waffle Fries, but they appear to be gone, at least for the moment. Hopefully they come back one day!
Here’s the photo of the current version of their Impossible Burger from the Disneyland app:
They also have various beers and cocktails.
Here they have the same Bavarian Pretzel that they had before. It’s nothing too exciting, but it’s still there. Also:
- Assorted wine, beer, hard cider, and cocktails
- Assorted Coca-Cola beverages
Studio Catering Co. Truck / Hollywood Lounge
The Studio Catering Truck has changed its menu a few times recently, and now they have this Plant-based Al Pastor Loaded Potato!
It is a baked potato topped with plant-based al pastor, vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, vegan guacamole, and pickled red onions.
If you’re a fan of loaded baked potatoes, you will probably enjoy this! The al pastor is a good amount of spicy, and a bit sweet, with pineapple mixed in.
I hope to get a better lit daytime photo of it soon! I just had it at night time on the first day it came out.
Here is the menu board:
Here is a better photo by @vegandisneyvillain! Thank you Jenelle!
The Hollywood Lounge, just across the way from the Studio Catering Co. Truck, has an assortment of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. You can also order the Studio Catering Truck’s food from the registers at the Hollywood Lounge, and then go over to the truck to pick it up. Otherwise, the truck is only mobile order.
Vending Carts throughout DCA:
At the various vending carts throughout DCA, you can get popcorn (the fresh popcorn from the carts is vegan; it is made with canola/coconut oil, and not butter).
Here are the current popcorn cart locations:
- Buena Vista Street (here, they also have caramel popcorn, which was surprisingly vegan last time I checked, but it has been a while, so I need to check again)
- Popcone Cone (Cozy Cone Motel) in Cars Land
- Grizzly Peak Airfield (near Soarin’)
- Pixar Pier (near Toy Story Midway Mania)
At the ice cream carts throughout Disneyland and DCA, you will find a few options: the Olaf Frozen Lemon Strawberry Bar, the Outshine Fruit Bar, and the Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana!
The newest and most exciting one is the Chocolate dipped frozen banana with peanuts! Many years ago, when I was a kid, they had these frozen bananas, but I think they weren’t vegan back then. Then they disappeared for many years, and now they have finally reappeared, with a new vendor, and the chocolate is dairy-free!! I tried one of these for the first time since my childhood and it did not disappoint! Highly recommend, especially since vegan sweet treats are few and far between in Disneyland/DCA, and this one is great for when you have a sweet tooth but want something other than Dole Whip!
Mickey Pretzels are vegan as long as you hold the cheese, which is an add-on anyway. Grab some mustard packets!!
Find your Mickey Pretzels at the following locations in DCA:
- Bayside Brews (near Silly Symphony Swings)
- Pacific Wharf Distribution Co (near Cocina Cucamonga)
The larger snack stands where you will find the bigger assortments (pickles, fresh fruit like apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, pineapple, mango, lots of beverages, some vegan varieties of chips [check ingredients lists], etc.) are:
- Mortimer’s Market on Buena Vista Street
- Fairfax Market on Hollywood Blvd
- Fillmore’s Taste-in in Cars Land
I am a big fan of the Spicy Pickles in particular.
At various carts throughout the park, you will also find cotton candy and some accidentally vegan packaged candy (for example, Red Vines).
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff:
They don’t have the Memory Refreshers in their full assortment, but they have a few slushie flavors. There wasn’t a huge amount of candy in the store; it was mostly merch, but here are a few vegan candies that I saw:
It has never happened yet that anything in the bakery case is vegan, though maybe one day it will happen!
Sometimes they have the plain candied apples, the ones with just the red candy glaze and nothing else, and those are vegan.
Most of the time, they have the Snacks with Character, many of which are repackaged Enjoy Life allergy-friendly products. Most of them are vegan, for example the ones below:
Note that most of the Chip & Dales snacks are vegan (the green, purple, and red packages below are vegan), but some are not (for example, the blue one below contains dairy). See the ingredients lists that follow.
That’s going to do it for now! I’ll update this post whenever I get more info. If you go to Disneyland, DCA, or Downtown Disney and have any photos of the food, please tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see and hear your reviews!
I hope to see you in the park real soon!
If you’re looking for vegan options in other parts of the Disneyland Resort, please see my most recently updated Complete Guides for those!