Welcome to Disneyland! Let’s eat some vegan food!
The majority of the restaurants in Disneyland/DCA have reopened and have similar menus as they did in early 2020, but quite a few things have changed of course. Read the post below to get all up to date on what the vegan options are as of June 2021!
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, and some take both walk-ups and mobile order, and some are walk-up only. There isn’t a list of which is which because they seem to change depending on crowd levels.
It’s very 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:
- Alien Pizza Planet
- Bengal Barbecue
- Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
- Edelweiss Snacks
- French Market
- Galactic Grill
- Harbour Galley
- Hungry Bear
- Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
- Kat Saka’s Kettle
- Market House (Starbucks)
- Maurice’s Treats
- Milk Stand
- Mint Julep Bar
- Plaza Inn
- Rancho del Zocalo
- Red Rose Taverne
- Ronto Roasters
- Tiki Juice Bar
- Tropical Hideaway
- Vending carts with popcorn, pretzels, pickles, fruit etc.
Blue Bayou reopened with a new menu on May 27, 2021 and we went back on May 29, 2021. Our first time back completely changed how I feel about Blue Bayou!
Make sure to make a reservation if you would like to eat at the Blue Bayou. You can make them on the Disneyland app or website.
Their new vegan dish is exceptionally delicious, filling, creative, and impressive in my opinion. Here is the menu description:
Cauliflower Steak and Grits: Romanesco Sauce, Mushroom Chips, Cajun Cheddar, Wilted Greens, and Shishito Chimichurri ($29)
I went in thinking I would have to make modifications, at the very least omit the cheese, but to my delight, the cheese there actually refers to a vegan cheese (Chao), and the dish is designed to be entirely vegan without modifications. The server was very confident that the whole dish followed Disneyland’s definition of plant-based, i.e. contains no meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.
The flavors on this were spot on – comfort food, but with more complex things going on with the creaminess of the grits, the savory Romanesco sauce, and the zippy chimichurri sauce on top. The crispy greens and mushrooms on top gave more interesting textures. The cauliflower steaks were grilled to perfection, just soft enough on the inside, but still a bit firm. The portion size was great, really filling and satisfying.
I also got one of their non-alcoholic drinks, the 31 Royal Street Signature Julep: a refreshing blend of Watermelon and Citrus, with a bouquet of Mint and Basil. Super refreshing and tasty.
I would 10000% come back for this meal again. I finally feel like the Blue Bayou’s food measures up to its ambiance. Would be wonderful to celebrate a special occasion.
They now offer an array of wines, beers, and cocktails. The cocktail, Hurricane, appears to be vegan. You can look up any of the beers and wines on Barnivore if you are so inclined!
Café Orleans is, well… not good. As of now, it is the last place I would suggest you eat in Disneyland.
Below is what they offered @kara3kristine in June 2021. Thank you so much @kara3kristine for the info and photos!!
The salad, with no cheese and no nuts:
And then the jasmine rice and sides of veggies:
Until further notice, I would recommend to avoid Café Orleans unfortunately!
Oga’s Cantina is a bar in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It is very popular and reservations are highly coveted! You may get in as a walk up if you get lucky though!
They have a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. A few have dairy or honey, which is listed on the menu, but otherwise most of them are vegan. You may look up any of the beers or wines on Barnivore if you wish.
None of the food items are vegan. Oga’s Obsession includes a jello with gelatin, the Batuu bits contain crackers with egg, and the Happabore Sampler is a charcuterie board.
River Belle Terrace
Note that River Belle Terrace is table service, so a reservation is very much recommended, though you may have luck with the walk up list as well.
This menu is in flux right now, they are modifying the vegan dishes based on our feedback! When I ate there on opening day, there were some problems with the menu descriptions (see below), and we all wrote emails to encourage them to have unambiguously vegan options. So here is what the BBQ Tofu dish looks like at the moment (5/3/21), courtesy of @nevercoolinschool:
I am leaving the older information below (from 4/30/21) up just for reference at this point while the menu is still in flux, but as soon as they settle on what vegan dishes they are making and what they are calling them, then I’ll delete the older information below.
There are two dishes that incorporate their BBQ Tofu: the BBQ Tofu entree with 2 sides, and the River Belle’s Chopped Salad (choose tofu). See below for modifications.
There are two ways you can have this tofu prepared in either of these dishes: fried is the default, and baked is available as an alternative if you prefer to avoid shared friers. Please see my FAQ for my thoughts on shared kitchen spaces. You can see examples of each version below: the first two photos show the fried version, first as part of the BBQ Tofu entree and then as part of the salad, and the third photo shows the salad with the baked tofu instead.
BBQ Tofu: crispy and seasoned with our Signature Rub tossed in BBQ Sauce with Signature Baked Beans and Seasonal Vegetables ($19.00)
The sides tend to change pretty often, so ask your server which of the sides are currently vegan. As of April 2021, the vegan sides are the seasonal veggies and the potato bites (the latter of which are in a shared fryer).
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 a side of BBQ Ranch Dressing and a choice of Chicken, Brisket, or BBQ Tofu ($19.00)
Choose the tofu, and then switch the ranch dressing for another dressing. They offered us an oil/lemon juice dressing this time. We also got extra sides of BBQ sauce and found that it made a great dressing for this salad as well!
There is also a version of the BBQ Tofu on the Kid’s menu:
Barbecued Tofu: served with choice of two (2) Selections and choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Water ($9.00)
Note that the sides as listed on the menu are a bit misleading. The BBQ Tofu dish is marked as “plant-based” with the plant-based menu icon, which means that the entire dish should be vegan without modifications. There is a caveat here though, since the sides are variable. The baked beans are not vegan; they contain bacon. So make sure to stick to the seasonal vegetables and the potato bites. The reason that the potato bites are not marked with a plant-based menu icon here is because they are prepared in the shared fryer; but their actual ingredients are vegan.
Alien Pizza Planet
I am looking at the new menu and not seeing the Terra Nova Vegetable Pasta from before, so I’m not sure what is happening there, but hopefully it will return, or they will have a new vegan item for us soon.
Some guests have been successful in getting the secret menu personal sized vegan pizzas recently. They are made to be allergy friendly, so they on a gluten-free crust and made with vegan cheese. Just ask a cast member and they’ll make some for you. I will warn you that they are not the most satisfying thing for most people compared to other options that are available nowadays. Years ago, it was quite impressive that they offered vegan cheese at all, but now they seem a bit old fashioned when we have so many other options.
And just as in early 2020, their garlic breadsticks are still vegan! The dough is vegan, and they have a certain shininess to them, that is an oil based spray instead of butter.
They still have the Outback Vegetable Skewer: skewered fresh Vegetables ($4.49). Note that it is made on a shared grill (like most of the food at Disneyland/DCA).
They also have pineapple spears ($3.49) and pickles ($3.99).
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
There is a great fully vegan meal here: the Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread, which is Impossible Meatballs, Herb Hummus, Tomato-Cucumber Relish, and Pita.
You may recognize it from Walt Disney World; it happens to be the same as over there. It’s one of my absolute favorite meals in the parks.
There is also a kid’s meal that was veganizable the last time I was able to ask – the Ithorian Garden Patty Bun Kid’s Meal: Bao Bun, Impossible™ Patty, Roasted Carrot, House Sauce and a Cuties® Mandarin served with choice of Small Lowfat Milk or Small DASANI® Water.
The last time I was able to check, the bao bun wasn’t vegan, so they substituted extra vegetables.
This a snack cart with nothing notable except for beverages (soft drinks, slushies, coffee). The hot chocolate mix contains milk. I’ve asked many times over the years about the corn on the cob, and I’ve always been told that they all come pre-buttered and can’t be served without.
I was able to confirm on 5/8/21 that they are still doing their secret-menu vegan version of the Jambalaya.
They keep back some of the Jambalaya before putting the meat in it. The cast member told me I could order it on the app with the “customize” button, but when I had trouble finding it, he told me that I could just use the regular walk-up line. The mobile order here isn’t mandatory, just optional, so I would recommend doing the walk-up and asking for the vegan jambalaya.
It’s nothing that special, it’s pretty old-school type Disneyland food – back before Disneyland was a foodie type experience, I feel like all the food was this basic! I wouldn’t recommend making this place your first choice, but if the rest of your party wants to go to French Market, this jambalaya can certainly hit the spot.
They recently updated this menu, and it now has an item that is marked fully plant-based, meaning that it is vegan without modification, even a vegan cheese. They usually use Follow Your Heart or Chao in Disneyland/DCA.
Veggie Wrap, served with fresh fruit or french fries ($9.79)
I haven’t had the chance to try it yet, but the reviews seem generally positive so far! There is a photo of it on the app:
They also have sides of fries ($3.99), dill pickles ($3.99), the strawberry fruit bar ($4.49), and various beverages.
Harbour Galley has had some vegan temporary items in the past, but as of now, it looks like it’s back to the old menu with nothing remotely veganizable. They have a side of fresh fruit and beverages of course. But I would suggest to avoid Harbour Galley for now.
They still have their vegan burger here! It is under the Plant-based section of the menu, and has the plant-based menu icon, meaning that it does not contain meat, dairy, eggs, or honey, i.e. vegan without modifications.
Classic Impossible Cheeseburger: 1/4 lb Plant-based Patty with Dairy-free Cheese, Lettuce and House-made Sauce served with Cuties® Mandarin Oranges or French Fries
Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
It appears they are only serving breakfasts and espresso drinks at the moment, and there is nothing of note otherwise on the menu.
They appear to be making espresso drinks (cappuccinos, lattes etc.) and had soy and almond milk, and I am assuming that they still offer those now. Please let me know if you ask!
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Kat Saka’s Kettle is the popcorn vendor in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. They have had various types of popcorn mixes, and as of now they are serving the Batuu Wilds Banana Popped Grains. The Outpost Mix is listed on the menu board, but they weren’t actually serving it the last time I checked.
Below are the Batuu Wilds Banana Popped Grains with the ingredients lists of the glazes following. You will see that they contain no dairy, eggs, honey. Coconut oil is used in the popping process, and then the glazes are added.
For reference, below is information about other popcorn they have served here in the past and could bring back at any time: the Chocolate Popcorn with Crait Red Salt and the Outpost Popcorn Mix. The Chocolate Popcorn has continued to be available even while Kat Saka’s is closed, they sell it from a vending cart near the Droid Depot. See the ingredients list below. As of 2020, the Outpost Mix was also vegan.
Market House (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.
Nothing too notable here, just beverages, such as the Boysen Apple Freeze.
Blue Milk: Plant-based blend of Coconut and Rice Milk with alluring fruity characteristics ($7.99)
Green Milk: Plant-based blend of Coconut and Rice Milk with zippy citrus and tropical characteristics ($7.99)
If you want to mix them, then order one of each and ask for an extra cup in which to mix them.
They also brought back the Toydaria Swirl on May the 4th! It is vegan except for the Mango Jelly, which contains dairy. So omit the Mango Jelly – it doesn’t change the drink significantly; it’s just a small layer that would have been on the bottom. It has chamoy and tajin, so get ready for a spicy/salty kick added to the green milk.
Mint Julep Bar
Various beverages, including the virgin New Orleans Mint Julep of course! ($4.49)
This is a tiny menu – are only 2 entrees on the menu, the fried chicken and the Apple Salad.
Apple Salad: tossed Lettuce Blend with Green Apples, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Candied Pecans, and Cranberries, served with Sweet Apple Vinaigrette (13.49)
This salad could theoretically be veganized, but I doubt that it would be worth it. You would omit the cheese, possibly the pecans (depending on what they are candied with), and the dressing would probably be good to go, but you’d have to ask. It is hard to imagine how this would be satisfying for $13.49, but hopefully I’ll have enough time to check it out at some point.
Rancho del Zocalo
The return of these epic tacos makes me so happy! Rancho del Zocalo offers a fully plant-based meal, the Cauliflower Tacos topped with Cabbage Slaw and Tomatilla Sauce served with Mexican Rice and Refried Beans.
I’m also a big fan of their Crispy Chips con Limón and their Cinnamon Crisps! The latter are like churros, but in chip form, and of course vegan.
Red Rose Taverne
They have reintroduced the breakfast and upgraded the vegan offering! The Garden Vegetable Hash was already there in 2020, but you used to have to modify it quite extensively, to the point where I questioned whether it was worth it (remove egg, cheese, croissant, etc.). But now, they have designed it to be fully plant-based and labeled it as such!
Garden Vegetable Hash: Quinoa, Roasted Mushrooms and Cauliflower, Arugula, Tomato, Taverne Potatoes and Spicy Lime Aïoli ($9.99)
So instead of removing egg/cheese/croissant, they have added the quinoa and perhaps other veggies, and ues the Spicy Lime Aïoli, which is the same vegan sauce that they use on the sandwich below.
Here is a photo and review from @marincountyvegan:
For lunch/dinner, we have the same sandwich from before: the Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich, which consists of a Grilled Cauliflower Steak, Vegan Spicy Lime Aïoli, Lettuce, and Stewed Tomato on a Toasted Roll, served with French Fries or Cuties Mandarin Oranges ($11.79)
This sandwich has gone through several versions over the years, but the manager at Red Rose Taverne with whom I spoke today (5/8/21) assured me that it is entirely vegan now, the bread and everything.
It comes with fries, which are in a dedicated fryer.
Given what slim pickings it is in Disneyland right now, this is one of the best options in the park in my opinion.
Perhaps the most beloved food at Disneyland, apart from the Dole Whip of course, is the Ronto-less Garden Wrap at Ronto Roasters.
Ronto-less Garden Wrap: Plant-based Sausage, spicy Kimchi Slaw, sweet Pickled Cucumber, Plant-based Gochujang Spread, wrapped in Pita ($12.99)
Below is a photo of 4 of these beauties:
Here is one of the more recent ones I have had. I have them almost every time I’m in the park!
Also, the specialty beverages like the Tatooine Sunset and the Meiloorun Juice are delicious.
Tiki Juice Bar
The Tiki Juice bar is the OG place to get your Dole Whips, before the Tropical Hideaway opened, and it has your basic Dole Whip needs covered: classic pineapple Dole Whip, either in a cup or in pineapple juice as a float. You can also get the pineapple juice alone, or a pineapple spear.
All flavors of Dole Whip are vegan. You can read the ingredients of each flavor on their website. Note that vanilla does not exist; the possible flavors that Dole sells are orange, strawberry, raspberry, mango, pineapple, lemon, lime, cherry, and watermelon. If you see vanilla or some other flavor, for example at Walt Disney World, that is a soft-serve from another brand and probably contains dairy.
Of course you can get Dole Whips, either just the whip or the float (with pineapple juice), but there are 3 flavors listed: pineapple, lemon, and raspberry. You can get any of those flavors on its own, or as a swirl of 2 of them.
- DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft Serve ($5.99)
- DOLE Whip® Float: DOLE® Pineapple Juice topped with DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft Serve ($6.49)
- DOLE Whip® Swirl: swirl any two flavors: Pineapple, Raspberry, or Lemon ($5.99)
- DOLE® Pineapple Juice ($3.29)
They also started to reintroduce the Speciality Whips. Both of the below are vegan without modifications as well:
- Chile-Mango Whip with Pineapple and Mango Swirl DOLE Whip®, Chamoy, Mango, Chile-Lime seasoning ($7.99)
- The Raspberry-Lemon Float in POG juice topped with mango, strawberry, and kiwi ($8.79)
Below is that last one, the Raspberry-Lemon Float / Specialty Whip. As you can see, it is a delicious masterpiece, and it is vegan without modifications:
Below is a Dole float with pineapple and raspberry swirl:
Here is a float with just pineapple:
Here is a lemon/raspberry swirl:
The Dole Whip below has tajín on it! Packs of tajín are available upon request if you like to spice up your Dole Whip.
Here is the Chile-Mango Whip, which is a Specialty Whip that is also vegan without modifications:
They have also recently added back some of the grab-and-go snacks like Hippeas!
At the various vending carts throughout Disneyland, you can get popcorn (the fresh popcorn from the carts is vegan; it is made with canola/coconut oil, and not butter). There aren’t as many of them as usual, but popcorn seems to be the easiest thing to find. Here are the popcorn carts at the hub and next to Haunted Mansion, but there should be a few more throughout the park as well:
Normally there are many vending carts throughout Disneyland with the other snacks listed below, but at the moment there aren’t as many open as was once the case. The one at the waterfront near the Mark Twain dock is a solid bet, but it tends to have quite a long line.
Recently, the pretzel carts near Small World and in Tomorrowland have been open.
Also, the snack stand in Fantasyland has reopened. Here is a look at what was there on 7/17/21:
Some snacks that you may find throughout the parks are Mickey Pretzels (hold the cheese, which is an add-on anyway), pickles (sometimes in various flavors like spicy, dill, etc.), whole fruit (apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, mango, pineapple, etc.), cotton candy, frozen fruit bars, and some accidentally vegan packaged candy (for example, Red Vines).
Below are some photos of what the vending stand next to the Mark Twain sometimes contains.
Main Street Candy Palace
It has never happened yet that anything in the bakery case is vegan, though maybe one day it will happen!
The plain kettle corn is vegan, but the other varieties have milk (e.g. caramel, cheddar, etc.). Back in the day there was a Sriracha flavor that was vegan too, but I haven’t seen it in a while. For now, just look for the regular kettle corn:
Sometimes they have the plain candied apples, the ones with just the red candy glaze and nothing else, and those are vegan.
You will also find these lollipops and other various candies that are at several locations around Disneyland, DCA, and Downtown Disney:
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.
Pooh’s Corner is a shop near the Winnie the Pooh attraction in Critter Country. It typically stocks similar items as the Main Street Candy Palace as described above.
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!