The Grand Californian is currently open, the Paradise Pier Hotel will reopen on June 15, and Disneyland Hotel is set to reopen on July 2, including Trader Sam’s and Tangaroa Terrace.
Until recently, the Grand Californian dining locations were only accessible to those who were actually staying at the hotels, but now they are open to anyone, and if you make a reservation at Napa Rose or Storyteller’s, they even give you 3 hours of free valet parking.
Table of Contents:
Grand Californian Hotel:
Paradise Pier Hotel (will reopen June 15, 2021):
Disneyland Hotel (will reopen July 2, 2021):
Grand Californian Hotel:
Craftsman Bar & Grill
Many many thanks to Tiffanie, @plantbasedpixiedust, who stayed at the Grand Californian recently and provided us with all of this info, her photos, and reviews!!
For breakfast: This location used to have vegan Mickey waffles, but they no longer offer them now.
The only options for breakfast are the Chia Pudding and Fresh Fruit.
They list their Avocado Toast in both the breakfast and lunch/dinner menus, but with different toppings. The bread it comes on (sourdough) is vegan, and you can get it made vegan in either version, it’s just a matter of different modifications (e.g. the breakfast version comes with egg, while the lunch version does not).
So you can get the vegan version of this by omitting the egg on the breakfast version, or omitting the cheese on the lunch/dinner version. It will then have as its toppings Pomegranate Seeds, Olive Oil, Pomegranate Drizzle, Parsley and Celery Leaf Salad on Grilled Sourdough.
They also still have their Forest Mushroom Impossible Sausage Pizza on the menu. Omit the cheese and it still has Roasted Mushrooms, Plant-based Sausage, Mushroom Spread, and Caramelized Onions on it:
I’ve had this pizza several times and it’s super delicious, I don’t even miss the cheese. Very satisfying!!
They have a wide array of cocktails, beers, wines etc. Most are vegan, but you can look up anything you’re interested in on Barnivore if you like!
Also, on their Grab ‘n’ Go section of the menu, they are still listing their Roasted Curried Cauliflower Salad, which is a boxed salad that is vegan and labeled in the same way as the Chia Pudding above. I’m not sure how often it is actually sitting there in the case when you show up, but I saw it on the menu, so keep an eye out for it and please let me know if you spot it!
You might also spot some other vegan snacks such as Terra Chips, various granola bars, etc.
For breakfast, they have a prix fixe menu for $29 per adult and $20 per child, with a first and a second course. Previously they have accommodated vegans here very well with vegan Mickey waffles and a vegan potato omelette. It seems that they aren’t doing as well nowadays, unfortunately. Here is reader Kayley’s review from May 30, 2021:
“My family and I went to the Storytellers Cafe today and it was super disappointing. My husband and I paid $80 for our two adult meals, (our little one (19 months) had fruit and Bob’s muffins (which I brought for breakfast) , with 2 iced lattes (burnt shots =(, almond milk), and our meals…..were SO sad.. chef didn’t even come out to chat. Server gave us 3 baby Mickey waffles, fruit… that’s it. So until things return to normal standards, vegans save your money and go elsewhere!! I was fully expecting a chef to offer a tofu scramble, waffles, potatoes without butter etc but… that didn’t happen.”
Hopefully they will improve this soon!
For lunch and dinner, it is also a prix fixe menu of $39 per adult and $25 per child, which includes appetizer, entree, and dessert.
For the appetizer, the Blistered Shishito Peppers are vegan, and they can also do a modified version of the salad.
For the entree, they have an Impossible Burger: Toasted Bun, Artichoke Aïoli, Roasted Tomato, Lettuce, Grilled Onions, Cornichons and French Fries or fresh Fruit. Omit the aioli and mushrooms – mushrooms aren’t listed on the description, but I suppose they are still there and perhaps cooked in butter? Just make sure to ask your server to fully veganize the burger.
They can also make an off-menu vegan spaghetti with marinara upon request.
They also have the same Forest Mushroom Impossible Sausage Pizza that is on the Craftsman Bar & Grill menu. Omit the cheese and it still has Roasted Mushrooms, Plant-based Sausage, Mushroom Spread, and Caramelized Onions on it. See the photo above.
For dessert, they have recently started serving the raspberry sorbet again.
They also have an extensive list of cocktails, beers, and wines.
They currently have an off-menu vegan dish that they are totally prepared to make but don’t put on the menu for some reason. It doesn’t have a name, but it’s a vegetable medley dish that they describe as Middle Eastern inspired, with kale, cauliflower, chickpeas, zucchini, carrot, fresh mint, and lemon hummus. They charge $42 for it. @jwickett88 had it recently and said that it was “very good.” Thank you for the photo, @jwickett88!
Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar / Tangaroa Terrace
I will update this when the new menu is revealed! It is set to open on July 2, 2021.
Paradise Pier Hotel:
I will update this as soon as we get any info about which dining locations will be open when this hotel reopens on June 15, 2021!
That’s going to do it for now! I’ll update this post whenever I get more info. If you go to Disneyland, DCA, Downtown Disney, or the hotels 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 Disneyland, DCA, or Downtown Disney, please see my most recently updated Complete Guides for those!