This review reflects our experience in May of 2015.
Some days in Disney World are a bit more relaxed and spent at your resort. We typically don’t eat at the resort when visiting Disney, but during this last trip we decided to give it a try. Riverside Mill Food Court is located near the lobby and Boatwright’s Dining Hall in Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. This quick service option features multiple food stations with different types of cuisine like pasta, burgers, pizza and desserts. Riverside Mill Food Court is open all day and features breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Both lunch and dinner are pretty much the same food items so we went in for a late lunch. The food court wasn’t too busy but the typical lines, burgers and pizza, were pretty long. We decided to wait in the shortest line, and what seemed to be the most promising, Salads and Sandwiches. We spoke to a cast member and requested to speak with a chef. We waited entirely too long for a chef to come out considering how not very busy they were, but when he did he was very helpful about what we could eat. He informed us that the Vegetable Burger from the burger station is made in house and is vegan and they even use a vegan bun. The Vegetable Wrap from the sandwich station is vegan as is. He left to double check the bread ingredients for the sandwich and came back and told us it was vegan. There is also a create your own pasta station that we did not ask about it, but it should be vegan if you ask. There was sun-dried tomatoes, olives, zucchini and a bunch of other fresh vegetables to put in your pasta.
We decided to go with the Vegetable Wrap with chips as our side. The chef informed us the chips are cooked in a shared fryer, you can substitute for bag carrots or apple slices. The Vegetable Wrap was on a soft pita-like bread and filled with zucchini, yellow squash, onions, mushrooms and arugula.
The bread was pretty good, it had a lightness to it but was thick enough to hold all the fillings without falling apart. The vegetables in the wrap were very watery. They lacked flavor and really just created a soggy mess. It seemed like they had been cooked way earlier and sat waiting.
The sandwich had a ton of arugula on it and a small amount of balsamic. Had there been more balsamic and the vegetables were less watery it would have been much better. The chips were really bland and ended up very soggy from our dripping sandwich. As a whole this was an okay option if you’re crunched for time or just want to eat at the resort. It was nice to have something with a bunch of vegetables and not just have a veggie burger option. You can also find Sabra hummus with pretzel crackers and Silk chocolate soy milk in the coolers if you’re in a hurry.
Would we go again?
Probably not. I would be willing to try the pasta for dinner, but it was pretty expensive for the amount of food you’re given. If anything I would go for breakfast in hopes of some vegan Mickey waffles.
Corey & Melissa