Vegan Kid’s Meals in Disneyland and California Adventure!

I am often asked about what the options for vegan kid’s meals are in the parks, and I’m finally getting a moment to do a write up of it! I hope it’s helpful!

The items below are not an exhaustive list; just the most obvious ones that I can think of. There are probably more than this that you could do with modifications/special requests, but this is just a short list to start you off. There are many things that are meant as snacks/light meals that I could see being kid’s meals, depending on the appetite and preferences of your kid. Please let me know (message me on Instagram) if you find any more, so that I can add them to the list!

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Disneyland Park

Disney California Adventure Park

Docking Bay 7 (Galaxy’s Edge)

Here they have the Ithorian Garden Patty Bun, which consists of an Impossible/quinoa patty (same as the Felucian Kefta Meatballs in the adult vegan meal here) in a nice fluffy bun, a house-made vegan thousand island type sauce, steamed carrots, a cutie orange, and a beverage.

It’s marked plant-based, i.e. vegan by default.

Rancho del Zocalo (Frontierland)

I don’t have a photo of this, but some people have messaged me saying that they are able to do a modified Kid’s Bean Burrito (sub rice & beans instead of cheese) here. Just ask for a vegan version of the kid’s burrito, with no dairy, and they should be able to hook you up.

Plaza Inn (Main Street, USA)

Here they can do a Kid’s Penne Pasta with Marinara. The photo below is an adult’s version of this upon request: a basic penne and marinara situation, so it’s just this, but smaller. Just make sure to specify vegan, i.e., no cheese.

Bengal Barbecue (Adventureland)

Here they have the Hummus Trio: this is kind of a snack/light meal, but it could totally also be a kid’s meal.

It’s marked plant-based, i.e. vegan by default.

River Belle Terrace (Frontierland)

Here, they have a Kids’ Create-Your-Own Entrées where you can choose the tofu, and then two sides. The vegan side options are the fruit and steamed veggies, so you might get grapes and steamed carrots, for example.

It is the same seasoned tofu that they have for the adult’s tofu dish at River Belle Terrace. Some people find it a tiny bit spicy, so keep that in mind, and ask for unseasoned if you like.

I don’t have any photos of the kid’s dish specifically, but this is the adult tofu dish, so you get an idea of what the seasoned tofu looks like:

Lucky Fortune Cookery (Pacific Wharf)

Here they have the Kid’s Impossible Banh Mi. It is like the adult version, but smaller, with no jalapeños, and it comes with steamed rice and veggies instead of the cucumber lemongrass salad. I don’t have a photo of the kids version, but here is a photo of the adult’s version to give you a general idea. Just imagine it about half the size, without the jalapeños, and with steamed veggies and rice.

It’s marked plant-based, i.e. vegan by default.

Pym Test Kitchen (Avengers Campus)

Here they have a mini version of one of the adult dishes, the Kid’s Mini Pasta and Impossible Meat-balls. It’s marked plant-based, i.e. vegan by default. Yes, that is a vegan parmesan cheese on top.

It is similar to the adult version (pictured below), but of course smaller, and it comes with some vegan almond yogurt and a cutie on the side as well.

Lamplight Lounge (Pixar Pier)

Here they have the PB&J Rolls, which have always been vegan every time I’ve asked the server. But since they don’t have the plant-based menu icon, please make sure to double check when you order.

It consists of wheat bread rolled up with peanut butter and drizzled with jelly, with fruit, hummus, and dipping vegetables on the side.

Kid-Friendly Snacks throughout the parks

The snacks below are typically available in Disneyland at Main Street Candy Palace and Pooh’s Corner, at Trolley Treats and Bing Bong’s in California Adventure, and sometimes at Marceline’s Confectionary in Downtown Disney. They are great to have ready to go for when you need something between meals, or if you only want something small for the kid while the adults eat a meal.

The ones in the few photos below are repackaged Enjoy Life products. Enjoy Life is a brand that makes allergy-friendly foods and most of the products are vegan; but a couple contain honey.

These Apple Cinnamon Fruit and Oat Ovals are vegan:

As are these Chocolate Chip Banana Fruit and Oat Ovals:

Cinnamon Swirl Mini Rice Crisps:

Also, keep an eye out for the Rice Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate Bars. These are my favorites, especially the rice milk ones!

There are lots of packaged snacks that are vegan, for example pretzels, many varieties of trail mix, nuts, etc. Just make sure to check the ingredients lists, since there are so many of them, and the availability change change quite often. Most of them are vegan, but some contain milk (e.g. trail mixes with chocolate in them).

There are bagged chocolates in different varieties that all have this packaging with Mickey on them. The only vegan one is the Cocoa Dusted Dark Chocolate Almonds; all others contain milk.

There are quite a few candies that are vegan; for example this rock candy below. There are also lollipops, some licorice, etc. Just check the ingredients and keep an eye out for gelatin and beeswax, which are in a few of them.

The regular Kettle Corn is vegan. Only this particular flavor is vegan; the others contain milk.

The regular, fresh popcorn from the carts throughout the park is also vegan! It’s popped with canola/coconut oil, not butter. I have the ingredients list for that on the main blog posts for Disneyland/DCA.

The snacks below are typically available at snack stands throughout both parks.

Below you see pickles, mango slices, pineapple spears, mandarin cutie oranges, hummus & cracker cups, grapes, etc. at a snack stand in Frontierland.

Pickles!

Whole Fruit (bananas, apples, oranges), chips:

Obviously only some of the chip varieties are vegan; make sure to check the ingredients lists on the back.

Below you see some pineapple spears, cuties, pickles, etc. at Fillmore’s in DCA:

Pineapple Spears at the Tropical Hideaway:

Hippeas at Tropical Hideaway (these are only sometimes there):

Olaf Strawberry Lemonade Bar available at Ice Cream carts throughout both parks:

Strawberry Frozen Fruit Bar:

And of course, Mickey Pretzels available at pretzel carts throughout both parks are vegan! Just don’t get the optional cheese add-on. Get some mustard packets instead!

I hope that was helpful! I would encourage you to peruse the Complete Guides to Vegan Options below to get even more ideas based on your specific kid’s appetite and tastes:

Thanks going to do it for today! Until next time, I’ll see ya real soon!

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