We understand that not everyone gets to travel to Disney World with just vegans. Or you may be traveling with a vegan and have no idea where they can eat. There are tons of restaurants that both vegans and omnivores will enjoy. To make your decision and planning easier we compiled a list of some of the best places to get a delicious meal for vegans and non-vegans.
Quick Service If you’re looking for a quick meal in Magic Kingdom with your omnivore travel companions a great restaurant to stop in is Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn. Here a vegan can enjoy a Gardenburger® Malibu patty and a loaded toppings bar. The meat dishes here include taco salad, burgers and chicken.
Table Service Lunch If you’re interested in a sit down meal in Disney’s Magic Kingdom you should check out Liberty Tree Tavern. Here vegans can get a vegetable sandwich with vegan mayo and sweet potato fries. Your non-vegan travelers can order pot roast, burgers, pasta and fresh fish. This meal is only available to vegans during lunch, Liberty Tree Tavern serves family style dinners where you can still get the sandwich but will pay a dinner price.
Table Service Dinner Another good option for a table service in the Magic Kingdom is Tony’s Town Square. This is an Italian restaurant that easily caters to vegans. You can get a pasta dish with veggies or spaghetti with pasta sauce. Omnivores can order steak, calamari, shrimp scampi and other items.
Quick Service One of the best places to find a quick service meal in Disney World is Sunshine Seasons in Disney’s Epcot. This is a large cafeteria-like restaurant that offers tons of food options. Here vegans can pick up some Enjoy Life cookies, Tamrind Vegan Beef (Gardein Beefless Tips), pita with hummus, vegan soups (depending on the day) and a veggie sandwich. Meat options include fish tacos, sweet and sour chicken, pork chops and a ton more.
Table Service Lunch If you’re traveling with people who enjoy eating fish, Coral Reef is a fantastic option. Coral Reef has an on the menu vegan item that features a Gardein Chick’n Breast with vegetables, pine nuts and black rice. This is one of our favorite meals in Epcot. Your fish eating companions can enjoy lobster soup, trout, salmon, mahi mahi and lots more.
Table Service Dinner Epcot has a fantastic fireworks show called IllumiNations every evening along World Showcase. Dining in one of the pavilions before or during this event can really enhance the experience. A great place to dine before the show is La Hacienda de San Angel in the Mexico pavilion. La Hacienda has a vegetarian menu that can be easily veganized with enchiladas, tacos and a salad. Your traveling companions can order a variety of Mexican dishes including pork, short ribs, shrimp and chicken.
Quick Service If quick is your goal in Disney’s Hollywood Studios then Toy Story Pizza Planet is the place to be. Here you can get a vegan vegetable pizza with Follow Your Heart vegan cheese, just ask the Cast Member when ordering. The non-vegans in your group can order pepperoni, cheese or vegetable pizza, and meatball or chicken subs.
Table Service Lunch If you’re craving some comfort foods with your family then you should stop in 50’s Prime Time Cafe. Not only are you in ‘Mom’s’ kitchen from the 1950’s but you are also expected to behave so, so keep those elbows off the table! Vegans can get Sissy’s Vegetarian spaghetti which has vegan meatballs. Additionally vegans can get milkshakes here made with non-dairy milk and tofutti ice cream! Omnivores can enjoy fried chicken, meatloaf, pot pie and lasagna.
Table Service Dinner Another great experience to dine in is the Sci Fi Dine-in Theatre. Here you enjoy your meal in a vintage car at the drive in. Vegans can get a Gardenburger® Malibu patty on the veggie burger as well as a pasta dish. Vegan milkshakes are also available here, we recommend the Oreo shake. Meat eaters can enjoy a reuben, burgers, ribs and steak. This is a great experience for kids of all ages.
Quick Service Pizza is usually a great go-to quick meal in Disney World. Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a great pizza place called Pizzafari. Here vegans can get a veggie pizza with Daiya vegan cheese, you will need to speak with a cast member when ordering to ensure your pizza is vegan. Non-vegans can order pepperoni or cheese pizza, Italian-style sandwich and salads. This is a quick and cheap meal for your visit in Animal Kingdom.
Table Service Breakfast or Lunch If a table service is something you’re looking for in Animal Kingdom then Tusker House is the place for you. This is a character meal that features Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy. For breakfast you can get lots of fresh fruit, vegan Mickey waffles, potatoes and plantains. Meat eaters can enjoy bacon, eggs and the usual American breakfast items. If you want to go for lunch or dinner this is also a character meal and the buffet is full of vegan items. You can indulge in pita, hummus, tofu, potatoes, plantains, vegetables and dessert. Your meat eating travelers can enjoy all of that, plus, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese and carved meats.
Table Service Dinner If you’re looking for a table service that isn’t character centered then you should check out Yak and Yeti. Yak and Yeti features pan-Asian food which offers a Vegetable Lo Mein, just swap the noodles for rice to keep it vegan. Non-vegans can enjoy Mahi Mahi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Kobe beef and a ton more items. It’s easy to find somewhere to eat when you are traveling with non-vegans and those with special diets. Just because you’re the lone vegan doesn’t mean you should be stuck eating a salad or veggie burger everywhere. Make sure to suggest these restaurants to your traveling companions and hopefully you can enjoy a delicious meal too.
Corey & Melissa
EDIT: As of May 2015, 50’s Prime Time no longer offers vegan meatballs and spaghetti. They have replaced them on the Allergy Free menu with balls that contain egg.