Welcome to Halloween Time at Disneyland and California Adventure!
Here I am highlighting the vegan options from the seasonal Halloween Time offerings. There aren’t that many because most of the Halloween-themed items are cakes, cookies, etc, which are easy to make vegan usually, but Disneyland hasn’t gotten that far yet. If you have a moment, please write them a quick email to request more vegan seasonal items and baked goods!
Please note that I am just a guest, like you, and I have no control over any menu decisions that are made. Complaining to me does not help; it merely exhausts me and makes me less inclined to put in all of the time and effort to maintain this website. If you have feedback about anything here, please use the link above to write an email to Disneyland, rather than complaining to me about it 🙂
You can see the Disney Parks Blog Foodie Guide for Halloween Time here.
Note that the items here are available for everyone with a normal park ticket, all day long. On selected nights, the separately ticketed event Oogie Boogie Bash is happening in California Adventure, and that will have all of these offerings of course, but a few more as well (notably, the candy from the Trick or Treat Trails, and a dining package at Wine Country Trattoria that is connected to the Frightfully Fun Parade).
I will make another blog post to address what is offered at Oogie Boogie Bash, particularly which vegan candies they have this year, after I have the chance to go. I will be there on opening night, September 9.
I did the Frightfully Fun Parade Dining Package at Wine Country Trattoria in 2019, and while it was pretty good, I am not very inclined to go this year. I have my blog post from 2019 about it that you can read; it should be basically the same offerings, so what you read there will give you a good idea of what to expect this year.
Paradise Garden Grill (California Adventure)
Paradise Garden Grill in California Adventure changes its menu seasonally, and currently it has the menu for Halloween Time as the entire area is now the Coco-themed Plaza de la Familia.
The Tortitas de Papa are fully vegan without modifications according to a chef who came out to speak with me. She said that they don’t put the plant-based menu icon on it because of shared kitchen space; but all of the ingredients are vegan (e.g. vegan cheese, no chicken stock in the rice).
Tortitas de Papa: Plant-based crispy Potato Cakes with Sautéed Spinach, Ranchero Sauce, Golden Rice, and Pickled Onion Salsa ($10.49)
Below is an updated photo, they look and taste the same to me this year, 2021, as they did in 2019.
They also have the Ensaladas de Frutas, which is various fruits topped with Chamoy and Tajín. Super tasty!
Also, the Agua de Jamaica, which I had in 2019, very tasty. Very sweet, like most of these types of drinks in Disneyland, so you might find it too sweet, depending on your tastes.
I asked about the Mexican Hot Chocolate; it has dairy in the mix and can’t be veganized unfortunately.
Vending Cart near Paradise Garden Grill (California Adventure)
Here they are serving empanadas, just like in 2019, and the Sweet Apple Empanada is accidentally/secretly vegan just like it was back then! I think it is the same vendor. I asked for the ingredients list again and it looks the same.
Note that it comes with a caramel dipping sauce in a cup on the side. The cast member didn’t have an ingredients list of that to show me, so I can’t say whether it has dairy or not, but it is common for caramel to have dairy, so I would say to just omit that to be safe. It really doesn’t need it anyway.
Galactic Grill (Disneyland)
Blood Orange Slush – Blood orange slush with a swirl of raspberry sauce and a glow cube
Pacific Wharf Café / Boudin Bakery Bread Cart (California Adventure)
Here you can get a Vampire Mickey-shaped Sourdough!
Mortimer’s Market (California Adventure)
This is another location where you can get a Vampire Mickey-shaped Sourdough pictured above!
Smokejumpers Grill (California Adventure)
Here they have a Halloween-themed drink that is vegan: Green Apple Lemonade with sour green apple syrup, cherry pearls, and raspberry sauce. The cherry pearls are the same brand that they use throughout DCA, for example at Lamplight Lounge.
Hollywood Lounge (California Adventure)
Here they have a variety of Halloween-themed drinks. The ones with gummy worms probably involve gelatin, but I haven’t asked so I can’t say for sure. I need a cocktail taster to come with me to the park to get some coverage on these!
- Fanta Spooky Spirit – Fanta Piña Colada with white rum and melon liqueur
- Worms, Dice & Everything Nice – Midori, peach schnapps, crème de menthe, orange juice, and pineapple juice topped with gummy worms and Oogie Boogie dice glow cubes (I believe that crème de menthe is vegan, does not contain dairy. So the only variable here would be the gummy worms)
- Howl-o-Ween Concoction – Pineapple michelada with white tequila and pineapple chamoy topped with spicy candy (I have not verified whether there is fish involved in the michelada, but I think it is pretty likely that there is – the last I checked, the micheladas at Cocina Cucamonga had fish in them)
- My Bugs! My Bugs! – Limeade with grenadine float and gummy worms
Studio Catering Truck (California Adventure)
This truck now has a purple skin and octopus theme, which is an Ursula reference, with a Flotsam & Jetsam photo op nearby, and it also has a Fanta sponsorship. The food menu has changed a bit – the vegan tacos are temporarily gone, but the vegan nachos remain:
Plant-based Backlot Nachos – Soy chorizo with house-made tortilla chips, dairy-free cheese, and crema topped with green onions
These nachos are not necessarily Halloween themed, they are a regular on this menu, but I just wanted to note that they are still there, despite the retheming of the truck.
Also, they added some drinks, and they look vegan to me:
- Frozen Fanta Strawberry Lemonade
- Pineapple Jamaica Agua Fresca with Pineapple Chamoy
Jamba (Downtown Disney)
Here they have the Pumpkin Smash, which is a smoothie/milkshake that I just tried for the first time, and it was delicious! Just order the plant-based version and it will come with oat milk and So Delicious ice cream, along with the pumpkin spice blend. This was way tastier than I anticipated!
Uva Bar & Cafe (Downtown Disney)
Trick or Treat – A spooky cocktail with bourbon, pumpkin spice syrup, lemon juice, and soda water
Disneyland Hotel Coffee House
This Coffee House in the Disneyland Hotel is only open from 6-11am. In the past, they have been able to make a vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte made with almond/soy milk and Monin pumpkin syrup. I haven’t been able to verify whether they can do that gain, but it is possible! Please let me know if you are there early enough and can talk to them.
That’s going to do it for now! I hope you found it helpful. I’ll make a separate post for things related to Oogie Boogie Bash, which is a separately ticketed event in DCA.
If you’re looking for guides to Vegan Options at all of the dining locations in Disneyland, DCA, Downtown Disney, and the Hotels – all of the regular menus, not jus the Halloween-specific items I highlighted here – then please see my posts below!
Complete Guide to Vegan Options in Disneyland
Complete Guide to Vegan Options in California Adventure
Complete Guide to Vegan Options in Downtown Disney
Complete Guide to Vegan Options in the Disneyland Resort Hotels