Welcome to Disneyland! 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, 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!
Carnation Café has finally reopened as of 9/16/2021!
For lunch and dinner, they still have their same housemade vegan burger from before:
Chef’s Plant-based Burger:
House-made Bean Patty, Chipotle Mayo, Lettuce, Vine-ripened Tomatoes, and Pickled Onions on a Whole-Grain Bun served with your choice of fresh Fruit or Seasoned French Fries.
The dish is labeled Plant-based, which they define as containing no animal-based meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.
For breakfast, they already had oatmeal that was easy to make vegan, but now they are labeling it explicitly plant-based! So it won’t need any modifications or discussion with the server, which is always a win for me!
Plant-based Overnight Oats with Seasonal Fruit and Banana
The dish is labeled Plant-based, which they define as containing no animal-based meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.
Below is a photo from February 2020 – it will probably look a bit different now, but perhaps this gives you some idea of what to expect. First, without the toppings, and then after I added the toppings that they gave me (soy milk, brown sugar, dried cranberries):
They still have Mickey Waffles on the menu, and while the allergy (vegan + gluten free) version of the Mickey Waffles is not usually listed on the menu, they are available upon request. I haven’t been back yet, but I have heard reports that the vegan Mickey Waffles are back!
In the photo above from February 2020, you can see, they also can make vegan pancakes. I am not sure if they still can, post-reopening, but it would be worth asking! Please let me know if you get any.
In the past, they have had soy milk to go along with all of their espresso drinks. That is probably also still the case, but I will reconfirm when I get the chance to visit next!
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.
Plaza Inn Character Breakfast
At Plaza Inn, the breakfast is buffet/family style/table service, while the lunch and dinner are counter service. Please see below in this blog post in the quick service section for information about the lunch and dinner.
As with any table service restaurants in the park, especially character meals, make sure to make a reservation (on the Disneyland website or app).
The character breakfast is with Minnie & Friends, so you will have an opportunity to meet and take a photo with Minnie, and a rotation of other characters.
This has only started again recently, so I haven’t had the chance to go back since reopening and I can’t tell you with 100% certainty what they will be able to offer on any given day. The menu now lists very general things that you would find on the buffet, like Mickey Waffles, variety of fruit, etc.
When you arrive, tell your server that you are vegan, and you may have a chef come talk to you to tell you about their vegan offerings.
Below are some photos from 2019 to give you some general idea of what they do at Plaza Inn, but please note that this was before the closure and things may be different now. Since this is one of the pricier meals in the park and requires planning in advance with the reservation and everything, I can’t go check on it on a whim like I can with a quick service restaurant.
Usually, any location that serves Mickey Waffles will also serve allergy-friendly Mickey Waffles, which is a different version with a different batter that is vegan and gluten-free. So if you ask for the Vegan Mickey Waffles, that is what you will get. I believe they are made with rice flour so as to be gluten-free. They are quite hit-and-miss; I have had some undercooked ones before.
They should be able to offer some potato/hashbrown type things as well.
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.
Here they have a BBQ Tofu dish that is now fully vegan without modifications. It used to be a more complicated order, but now they’ve simplified it to be fully vegan. Here is the menu description:
BBQ Tofu: Baked and Seasoned with our Signature Rub, drizzled with BBQ Sauce, served with Black Beans, Garbanzo Beans and Seasonal Vegetables ($19.00)
There is also River Belle’s Chopped Salad, which I used to get in a vegan version with the tofu on it as well. Since the menu has changed a bit, I am not sure if this is still possible, but you can ask, if the salad version sounds better to you than the entree version described above. Make sure to switch the ranch dressing for the vinaigrette.
Also, on the Kid’s Menu, there is a smaller version of the BBQ Tofu ($9.00).
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 ($5.49). Note that it is made on a shared grill (like most of the food at Disneyland/DCA).
You can get the skewer individually like that, or as part of the Bengal Rice Plate: choice of two regular Skewers served on a bed of Jasmine Rice with a side of Citrus-Miso Slaw ($17.99). Choose the Vegetable Skewer as opposed any of the meat ones. Last I checked, the Citrus-Miso Slaw was vegan and good to go!
Also, there is an improvement from before – they have served a Hummus Trio plate for several years now, but it always had cheese in one of the hummuses and was pre-assembled and wasn’t able to be modified. But now it is labelling that Hummus Trio as “Plant-Based” on the menu, which means that they have changed it! I haven’t had the chance to try it yet but I will soon!
Hummus Trio: trio of House-made Seasonal Hummus served with fresh Vegetables ($6.49)
They also have pineapple spears ($3.49) and pickles ($3.99).
The Jungle Julep (below) is a seasonal drink that is sometimes available. It is super tasty!
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. It’s delicious, filling, balanced, and an all-around crowd pleaser. If you have a non-vegan with you and would like to impress them, I would suggest this one, and/or the Ronto-less Garden Wrap from Ronto Roasters just around the corner from Docking Bay 7.
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.
I am not sure if this is possible at the moment, but they used to offer a version of this jambalaya served in a sourdough bread bowl upon request. Royal Street Veranda, where they would usually have the vegan gumbo in a bread bowl, is still closed, so I doubt that they would then have the bread bowls at French Market. But it is worth asking!
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
This menu has changed slightly since early 2020 and unfortunately the Veggie & Grain salad that used to be vegan is no longer there. There is nothing vegan to eat there at the moment that I know of.
They appear to be making espresso drinks (cappuccinos, lattes etc.) and they had soy and almond milk last I checked.
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, which is a popcorn with a banana glaze, and the Outpost Mix, which is a mix of the banana and chocolate glazes. Coconut oil is used in the popping process, and then the glazes are added.
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)
They have seasonal versions of the Mint Julep on rotation. Right now it is the Strawberry Mint Julep: a refreshing blend of Strawberry, Mint and hint of Lime flavor ($5.49)
They also offer coffee, fountain drinks, and Cuties Mandarin Oranges that you can get as a snack.
Plaza Inn has returned to its old menu after spending much of 2021 with its tiny downsized menu. For lunch and dinner, it is counter service (quick service), while it is character dining (buffet/family style/table service) for breakfast. For information about the breakfast, please see the table service section at the beginning of this blog post.
This menu is quite old-fashioned and hasn’t been updated to 21st century standards of vegan food. Basically what they offer is a Penne Pasta with Marinara, hold the cheese. I would only suggest going here if the rest of your party wants to go here, but otherwise there are many locations in Disneyland with much much better vegan options.
There is also a version of this on the Kid’s menu, the Kid’s Penne Pasta with Marinara with Applesauce and Carrots.
They have a variety of fountain drinks, coffee, iced tea, etc.
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 Tomatillo 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.
Another great option for an entree at Rancho del Zocalo is the Tostada Salad, build-your-own style with the marinated cauliflower, and then all the veggies, rice, and beans, and specify no dairy/cheese/sour cream. The crunchy shells that they make for these are just so heavenly!! Definitely need to get one of those again next time!
This one below is an older picture from before they had the Cauliflower, but now you can get one like this, but with the marinated cauliflower as well:
I haven’t tried it recently, but you could probably also get a burrito made in the same build-your-own manner. Let me know if you try it!
Another great thing about Rancho del Zocalo is that they have a filtered water station in the seating area, so it’s a great place to fill up your water bottle!
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 assured me that it is entirely vegan now, the bread and everything.
It comes with fries, which are in a dedicated fryer.
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 have two Speciality Whips: the Chile-Mango Whip and the Raspberry-Lemon Float.
Chile-Mango Whip with Pineapple and Mango Swirl DOLE Whip®, Chamoy, Mango, Chile-Lime seasoning ($7.99)
DOLE Whip® Raspberry-Lemon Float with Raspberry and Lemon Swirl DOLE Whip®, Passionfruit-Orange-Guava Juice ($8.79)
Note that this was missing from the menu for a few weeks recently, but it has returned! Hopefully it stays on the menu for good this time!
You can make any combination of the Dole Whip flavors (pineapple, mango, raspberry, lemon) as a swirl of two flavors in a cup or as a float in pineapple juice. See below for a few examples.
Below is a Dole float with pineapple and raspberry swirl:
Here is a float with just pineapple:
Here is a lemon/raspberry swirl:
Below is a float of mango (bottom) and raspberry (top) Dole Whip in pineapple juice:
The Dole Whip below has tajín on it! Packs of tajín are available upon request if you like to spice up your Dole Whip.
They have also recently added back some of the grab-and-go snacks like Hippeas!
At the various vending carts throughout Disney, 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:
- At Town Square (near City Hall)
- At the hub (in front of the castle)
- Near Fantasyland Theater (Back of Fantasyland, between Storybook Land Canal Boats and the Matterhorn)
- In Toon Town (near Gadget’s Go Coaster)
- In New Orleans Square (near Haunted Mansion)
- Near Small World
- In Frontierland (near the Mark Twain dock)
- In Tomorrowland (near the Star Trader)
Mickey Pretzels are vegan as long as you hold the cheese, which is an add-on anyway. Find your Mickey Pretzels at the following locations in Disneyland:
- In Frontierland (near Big Thunder)
- Near Small World
- In Tomorrowland (near Star Tours)
- On Main Street (at Refreshment Corner)
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:
- On Main Street USA, on Center Street (next to Starbucks)
- In Adventureland across from the Jungle Cruise
- In Frontierland (near the Mark Twain dock)
- In Fantasyland (near Dumbo)
- In Tomorrowland (near the Star Trader)
At various carts throughout the park, you will also find cotton candy, frozen fruit bars like the Olaf one below, and some accidentally vegan packaged candy (for example, Red Vines).
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!