Welcome to Disneyland! Let’s eat some vegan food!
A few tips and notes before we begin:
If these guides are helpful to you and you would like to show your appreciation, you are welcome to buy me a Dole Whip 🙂
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 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 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. I pour a lot of time, effort, and money into maintaining this website, and I do all of this research for you for free, so I appreciate you not leaving negative, unhelpful comments about whether or not the food is 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
- Royal Street Veranda
- Tiki Juice Bar
- Tropical Hideaway
- Troubadour Tavern
- Vending carts with popcorn, pretzels, pickles, fruit etc.
Dining Packages, etc.:
- Hungry Bear: On-The-Go Fantasmic dining package
- River Belle Terrace: Table service Fantasmic dining package
- Blue Bayou: Table service Fantasmic dining package
- Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience
Blue Bayou has recently reopened following a refurbishment and has a new menu.
The photos below are by @meatlessmolly! Thank you so much for the photos, Molly!
I haven’t had the chance to go myself yet to try these, so I don’t have a thorough review for you yet, but I will go as soon as I can.
The new starter and new entree are both marked with the plant-based menu icon, meaning they are vegan without modifications.
Hearts of Palm Escabèche. Peppers, Tomatoes, Olives and Cauliflower with Paprika Dressing
Fava Bean & Pistachio Pesto Pasta. Asparagus, Arugula, Tomatoes, Basil and Squash Blossoms
It’s so nice to see them designing vegan dishes and marking them clearly. These look delicious, I can’t wait to try them myself!
Blue Bayou reopened only a few days ago, so they are not taking reservations at the moment, only walk-ups. They will start taking reservations soon.
Dining reservations can be made on the Disneyland app or website. They can be made up to 60 days in advance, so I suggest checking at 6am on the day that is 60 days before your desired reservation. Please see the top of this blog post for all of my tips on dining reservations.
To my knowledge, they have not started Fantasmic Dining Packages there yet, but they should be doing that any day now. You can of course do a Fantasmic Dining Package at Hungry Bear or River Belle Terrace as of now; please see the bottom of this blog post for all the details on that.
They also have an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, for example the 31 Royal Street Signature Julep: a refreshing blend of Watermelon and Citrus, with a bouquet of Mint and Basil. Super refreshing and tasty.
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!
The newest menu here now has a vegan appetizer and a vegan entree! They are labeled “plant-based,” meaning completely vegan without modifications.
House-made White Bean Hummus (plant-based): Olive Oil, Pistachios, and Pickled Vegetables with Charred Bread
Many thanks to @sarahfmunoz for the photo of it below and the review/description!
Sarah also had the Farro Risotto entree (more on that below) and described both dishes as follows: “Both excellent although bread was cold and rubbery. It was a very satisfying meal and super tasty. I will note that the pickled veggies will not appeal to those who dislike vinegar. I thought they elevated the dish. Also ask for plain bread on the side.”
Note that this hummus appetizer seems to have replaced the Ratatouille Crostini, which was previously the plant-based appetizer here.
Farro Risotto: Shiitake Mushrooms, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Wilted Greens
This is much better than any vegan entree they’ve had here in the past, in my opinion. It was wonderfully mushroomy, hearty, savory, just all around tasty. It was just the right portion size for me as well.
Very impressed and grateful that they added these new vegan options!!
For lunch and dinner, they still have their same housemade vegan burger that they have had for many years:
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. Note that, as the name “overnight oats” suggests, these are served cold.
The dish is labeled Plant-based, which they define as containing no animal-based meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.
They can also make some breakfast potatoes for you upon request, as seen below:
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.
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.
They also have soy or almond milk to put into the coffee drinks.
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.
The menu lists very general things that you would find on the buffet, like Mickey Waffles, variety of fruit, etc. The usual Mickey Waffles aren’t vegan, but they have a vegan (allergy friendly) batter available upon request.
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.
The chefs are usually prepared to make you vegan Mickey Waffles, breakfast potatoes, and tofu scramble upon request!
I believe that the vegan, allergy friendly, gluten free Mickey Waffles 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 seem to be getting better lately – I have heard reports of them coming out very well cooked, but once in a while, people still say they get undercooked ones. You might want to ask for them to be “well done” or something like that to be safe.
Below are pictures shared with me by @brynny_md from her visit to Plaza Inn in February 2022. Thank you so much Brynn for the recent photos!!
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 you can get in a modified 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 double check on the dressing (switch the ranch dressing for the vinaigrette or BBQ sauce), and double check on any other components of the salad, since it seems to change sometimes.
Many thanks to @i_love_hawaii_sandra for the photo below! On the top left is the BBQ Tofu entree again, and on the bottom right is the Salad with the Tofu:
Also, on the Kid’s Menu, there is a smaller version of the BBQ Tofu ($9.00).
Alien Pizza Planet
Upon request, there is a secret menu personal sized vegan pizza here. 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 labelled that the Hummus Trio as “Plant-Based” on the menu, which means that they have changed it to be 100% vegan!
Hummus Trio: trio of House-made Seasonal Hummus served with fresh Vegetables ($6.49)
The hummuses seemed to be cilantro, red pepper, and black bean flavored. The broccoli was ever so slightly steamed, which was actually really great. Still very firm and al dente, but with improved digestibility and taste, in my opinion. The rest of the vegetables were great, very fresh. This is a great option, I’m so glad they’re offering it now!
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 vegan kid’s meal: 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.
It has the plant-based menu icon, meaning that it doesn’t need any modifications (just don’t choose the milk beverage, of course).
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)
Here is the photo of it on the app:
And here is my photo from when I tried it recently:
I’d say it’s pretty okay. It’s served cold, which may or may not be to your liking. All of the ingredients seemed pretty well executed – I felt like mine had a lot of that tomato spread, so maybe a bit too wet, but I suppose that is better than too dry. Overall, it’s fine, and it’s something that I would be thrilled and grateful to see at a convenience store or a grab-n-go section of a grocery store, but compared to all of the other vegan dishes at Disneyland, it’s probably not going to be many people’s absolute favorite. If you are looking for something that is more vegetable-focused and doesn’t have any plant-based meats, this is one of those options, though I would say that even in that category, there are a few that are better than this.
This has gotten mixed reviews from people who have messaged me saying they’ve tried it – some people say it’s great, that they would totally get it again, and others were not so into it. Of course, there is no dish that is going to please absolutely everyone because we all have different tastebuds.
This is pretty par for the course at Galactic Grill – they have never really been known for having the best food in the park. But, before they had this current menu, all that they had for vegans was a secret menu old-school Gardenburger patty, and that wasn’t always in stock, so sometimes, there was absolutely nothing vegan. And even when that Gardenburger was there, it was never listed on the menu, so you had to know to ask for it. At the very least now, we have a dedicated vegan item visible on the menu.
They also have sides of fries ($3.99), dill pickles ($3.99), the strawberry fruit bar ($4.49), and various beverages.
Harbour Galley is now home to the Vegetable Gumbo in a Sourdough Bread Bowl, which was at Royal Street Veranda for many years. Now that Royal Street Veranda has a new vegan option (Hoppin’ John Royal Wrap), the gumbo has been moved over the Harbour Galley.
And now they are actually putting the plant-based menu icon next to it! It has been vegan for many years, but it wasn’t until now that they added the icon.
I asked a chef at Harbour Galley about the recipe, and they said that it was unchanged from before, so it should be the exact same gumbo that you already know from Royal Street Veranda.
Below is an older photo I have of it, pictured with a Mint Julep from the Mint Julep Bar.
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 the Outpost Mix refers to different flavors as they cycle through them. Coconut oil is used in the popping process, and then the glazes are added.
The glazes have always been vegan, every time they have introduced a new flavor. Currently, they have two of them going:
Chocolate Popcorn with Crait Red Salt:
And then the newest one, which is Strawberry and Banana glazes. They wouldn’t let me take a photo of the new strawberry glaze, but it is vegan (contains no dairy/eggs/honey/gelatin etc.):
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.
I have asked cast members about the dressing that they use on the Tostada Salad many times. At least 10 times in the past year, I have asked whether it contains dairy, eggs, or honey, using my standard questions that I ask for every food item. I have always been told that it contains none of those, that it is vegan.
@meatlessmolly was told that it contains honey. They wouldn’t show her an ingredients list, but they said they were certain that it contains honey, but not dairy, or eggs.
Perhaps it has changed recently, or perhaps the cast members have been misinforming me this whole time.
People have been told on some occasions that it has dairy before, but I have been told so many times that it does not, and it is sometimes impossible to know when there are cast members giving out conflicting information on a daily basis. As always, please please do not rely on just me, please double check everything with cast members, servers, and chefs when you order.
In any case, you can request to leave the dressing off, and substitute with the green sauce / salsa that they use on the Cauliflower Tacos.
You can also get a burrito made in the same build-your-own manner.
You can veganize the kid’s bean/cheese burrito by subbing rice instead of cheese. The plate comes with rice, raw veggies (for example, carrots and celery), an applesauce, and a drink.
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!
By the way, I have asked about their Horchata many times; they have always told me that it contains cow’s milk in addition to rice milk.
Red Rose Taverne
At Red Rose Taverne, they have 3 menus throughout the day: breakfast (until about 10:30/11am), lunch/dinner (until 8:30pm), and late night (8:30-11pm).
For breakfast, the vegan option is the Vegetable Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Quinoa, Roasted Mushrooms and Cauliflower, Arugula, Tomato, Potato Bites and Spicy Lime Aioli. I have a Youtube video that gives a more thorough review of it!
For lunch/dinner, there is 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
It has the plant-based menu icon, which means it comes entirely vegan without modifications.
For the late night menu, there is now the Bonsoir Chili Cheese Poutine: Hearty Plant-based Chili, Shredded Dairy-free Cheese and Seasoned Waffle Fries
It is marked plant-based on the menu and has the plant-based menu icon, so it is designed vegan without modifications.
So exciting to see a vegan dish showing up on a late night menu! At Galactic Grill, which also has a late night menu, you can get their Veggie Wrap that they serve all day, also late night. But here at Red Rose Taverne with this new Bonsoir Poutine is the first time that we’ve had a late night specific vegan menu item!
If you miss the Impossible Chili Cheese Fries that they used to have a Smokejumper’s Grill in California Adventure, then this new dish at Red Rose Taverne will be up your alley! It’s very similar!
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.
Royal Street Veranda
After many years of serving only gumbo, the Royal Street Veranda has finally switched it up! How unexpected!
But don’t worry, the Vegetable Gumbo is still available, even though it’s not on this menu! It has been relocated to the Harbour Galley, which is just a few steps away from Royal Street Veranda. Keep going towards Haunted Mansion and you will see Harbour Galley across from Haunted Mansion on the right, and there you can get your vegan gumbo.
But now at Royal Street Veranda they have a completely new vegan option! It is the Hoppin’ John Impossible Royal Wrap, which consists of seasoned plant-based meat with rice, black-eyed peas, dairy-free cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and Cajun dressing, in a spinach tortilla.
It has the plant-based menu icon, which means “contains no animal-based meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.”
This was super tasty in my opinion! The seasoning and dressing were great, with just a tiny spicy (peppery) kick. It is served room temperature/cold, great for summer.
This is much better than the wrap that they have at Galactic Grill in my opinion. It’s hard to describe why, it’s just tastier – perhaps it’s the Cajun dressing that makes a big difference.
Of course, it cannot measure up to the Ronto-less Garden Wrap – nothing can! But overall, I’m so happy that we are now plus one vegan option, since we have retained the gumbo and also gained this new wrap!
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). Ther eare typically 3 flavors, and they rotate, sometimes changing daily. As of this writing, there are pineapple, mango, and watermelon. You can get any of those flavors on its own, or as a swirl of 2 of them.
- DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft Serve
- DOLE Whip® Float: DOLE® Pineapple Juice topped with DOLE Whip® Pineapple Soft Serve
- DOLE Whip® Swirl: swirl any two flavors
- DOLE® Pineapple Juice
They also have Speciality Whips, and currently there is the Chile-Mango Whip.
Chile-Mango Whip with Pineapple and Mango Swirl DOLE Whip®, Chamoy, Mango, Chile-Lime seasoning ($7.99)
ou can make any combination of the Dole Whip flavors currently available 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!
This is the snack stand in front of the Fantasyland Theater, where the Tale of the Lion King plays. It is the same theater where Mickey and the Magical Map used to play.
To go along with the new show (Tale of the Lion King – I highly recommend it!! It’s amazing!!) – there is a new menu, very different from the baked potatoes that they had here before. There is a curry baked sweet potato, but it comes batch-cooked with chicken and can’t be modified in any feasible way.
There are a couple of snacks that are vegan though:
Berbere-spiced Popcorn: Popcorn tossed with a warming blend of Spices
The cast member didn’t have an ingredients list on the site, but she said that it is just the regular popcorn (popped in oil, not butter – see below for the ingredients list of that) with spices like cardamon, cinnamon, etc. added. There is no glaze, etc. that would add another layer. I asked specifically about dairy, eggs, and honey, and she said that she was certain it was vegan.
I really enjoyed it! I love cardamom on anything, it was just a bit sweet and spicy, really quite satisfying and the perfect snack for watching the Lion King show.
They also have these Salted Plantain Chips, the same ones that you often see at the Tropical Hideaway.
There is also this drink, Pride Rock Punch: Gold Peak Tea, Pineapple, Mango, Tamarind and Orange Juice over Ice.
It was actually very good, better than expected! Not too sweet, more iced tea than juice. It’s one of the few drinks in Disneyland that isn’t overpoweringly sweet in my opinion and that I would get again.
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)
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. 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 and and some accidentally vegan packaged candy (for example, Red Vines).
By the way, I am often asked if the churros at Disneyland/DCA are vegan, since many churros out there in the world are accidentally vegan. Unfortunately the churros at Disneyland/DCA are not vegan; they contain both milk and egg. Hopefully one day, they will change vendors and this will not be the case anymore – please write a polite email requesting this if you have a moment! But until then, here is the current ingredients list for your reference:
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.
Fantasmic Dining Packages
Hungry Bear On-The-Go Fantasmic Dining Package
First, some tips on how Fantasmic works in 2022: There is no virtual queue or fastpass-like system for Fantasmic now (unlike World of Color, which uses a virtual queue). Instead, Fantasmic has regular standby walk-up areas, and dining package areas. On the first day of the show (May 28, 2022), we just did the normal standby walk-up area by going up to the viewing area at about 7:10pm (for the 9pm show) and asking cast members where we should be. We got a pretty good spot! My friend Fargo sat in the spot while I went to get us some hot chocolate and snacks. It was surreal and I’m so grateful that we have our Fantasmic back!!
So the dining packages described below are totally optional. They give you the best view (the center section), but you can also just go to one of the standby sections nice and early and get a view that is slightly on the side, but still a perfectly good view.
The dining packages are with either Hungry Bear, River Belle Terrace, or Blue Bayou. Blue Bayou is still closed for refurbishment for a while, so it isn’t actually an option at the moment, but will be when it reopens.
For River Belle Terrace and Hungry Bear, go to the Fantasmic Dining Package page on the Disneyland website to make a table service reservation at River Belle, or schedule a pickup time for the on-the-go meal at Hungry Bear.
We tried to get a Hungry Bear package as a walk up around noon on the first day, but they had already sold out via the website. So plan as much in advance as possible if you would like to get one!!
But @the_year_of_disney and @loveisagryffindor were successful in planning theirs for Hungry Bear yesterday! So the first 2 food photos are from Jenelle and the menu photo is from Jeffrey! Thank you two so much!!
So exciting that they have a fully vegan option and kid’s option now!! The Impossible Sloppy “Bear-Wich” has a mixture of vegetables and seasonings, dairy-free cheese and shredded romaine on toasted sourdough, served with seasonal vegetables, fresh fruit and a plant-based brownie. The kid’s version looks similar, but a smaller slider version.
@loveisagryffindor said that the plant-based brownie was the highlight for him! We so seldom get legit vegan dessert options in the park, so this is quite exciting!
River Belle Terrace Table Service Fantasmic Dining Package
See the section above on Hungry Bear for a general outline of how Fantasmic viewing works in 2022.
For the River Belle Terrace dining package, go to the Fantasmic Dining Package page on the Disneyland website to make a table service reservation.
There are two choices: Standard Package and Premium Package, which have slightly different setups. You can read about them on the Fantasmic Dining Package page on the Disneyland website and decide which one sounds better to you.
The main difference between the two packages is the viewing location: a separate location for the Standard Package (right up front, next to the Rivers of America), and on the actual patio of River Belle Terrace for the Premium Package. In the before times, I did the patio viewing option once, and while it was nice, I would prefer the separate viewing location up front.
The Fantasmic menu is different from their regular menu, but you are allowed to choose from either the regular menu (see the section above about River Belle Terrace in general), or for the special Fantasmic menu. On the Fantasmic menu, they are offering a Strawberry-Pistachio Salad as a starter, and the Plant-based Chili and Cornbread as an entree. The latter was a special for Earth Day earlier this year.
Both of these are marked with the plant-based menu icon, meaning they contain no animal-based meat, dairy, eggs, or honey.
Many thanks to @sarahfmunoz for the photos of the new menu and salad!!
Strawberry Pistachio Salad:
Plant-based Chili and Cornbread Skillet. It is marked fully vegan with the plant-based menu icon, so that is vegan cheese, vegan sour cream, and plant-based sausage. It tasted like Field Roast to me, but I can’t be certain, so please check with your server/chef if you have any allergies. The cheese might be Follow Your Heart, Daiya, or Chao. They don’t say these things on the menu because sometimes they need to change it if the brand can’t supply as much as they need, so they need to be able to switch it from day to day – so make sure to ask if it makes a difference to you as far as allergies go.
Many thanks to @vcmary82 for the photos below!
And another one of the salad:
Also, they should have an off-menu sorbet to offer you for dessert! @vcmary82 was offered a passionfruit sorbet.
Blue Bayou Table Service Fantasmic Dining Package
Blue Bayou has very recently reopened after a refurbishment, and as such has not started its Fantasmic dining packages yet. Please check the Fantasmic Dining Package page on the Disneyland website for updates. As soon as they start it again, I’ll do my best to check it out for you as soon as I can.
Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge Experience
This is a semi-secret balcony in Tomorrowland with a separate menu from other restaurants. You can read all of the details on Disneyland’s website, but the gist is that it is a dinner package and you can watch the fireworks from there on days that the fireworks happen. Please see the Disneyland website for pricing, to make a reservation, etc. You might also like this Disney Food Blog article that goes over the details of the experience and their assessment of whether it’s worth it. I haven’t done it myself yet, but I would like to at some point! It gets pricy for me to cover all of the dining packages (I’m just one person maintaining this project, and I make minimum wage), so I can’t do them all at once. If you would like to see more reviews of these, it is helpful if you can buy me a Dole Whip 🙂
The Tomorrowland Skyline Lounge’s menu has a clearly marked plant-based item:
Supernova Pasta Bake: Blend of Broccolini, Artichokes, Mushrooms, Olive’s Tomatoes, and Chef’s Choice of Pasta tossed in Zesty Marinara Sauce topped with Dairy-free Cheese.
The photos and info below are from @thespookyveggiemd, who shared them with me on Instagram. Thank you so much, Sarah!
Below is the Supernova Pasta Bake, which also came with breadsticks. They didn’t have any specifically vegan desserts, but they gave Sarah the Outshine Strawberry frozen fruit bar that you also find at the ice cream carts throughout the park. They told Sarah that they are working on getting a better dessert selection.
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!
If these guides are helpful to you and you would like to show your appreciation, you are welcome to buy me a Dole Whip 🙂
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!