Tangierine Cafe – Vegetable Platter

This review reflects our experience from February 2018.

Traveling the world has been made easy thanks to Epcot’s World Showcase. One of the most immersive pavilions is Morocco, which leads you into a Moroccan city with a realistic Minaret and a bazaar. This is also the only pavilion to have the countries government help in the design. With all this incredible design comes delicious Moroccan food! There are three restaurants in the pavilion; two table service, Spice Road Table and Restaurant Marakkesh, and one quick service, Tangierine Cafe. Tangierine Cafe offers both indoor and outdoor seating, but is not heavily air conditioned inside.

Tangierine Cafe outdoor seating

Ordering vegan here is incredibly easy. The Vegetable Platter on the menu is vegan as is, which means if you want a light snack you can choose any of the sides to munch on.The Vegetable Platter comes with Falafel, Hummus, Pita, Salad, Olives, Tabbouleh, Couscous and Lentil Salad. Additionally there is a Falafel Wrap which can be made vegan by omitting tzatziki. When we come here we always ask about the pita bread since they often change suppliers, luckily they always have bags of them behind the register so they can check the ingredients. The falafel here is in a shared fryer, so if this is something you avoid you can double up on any of the sides to make up for it.

On this recent trip we ordered our food and moved down the line to wait for our plate. The meals here are prepared very quickly because nothing needs to be made “special” like other restaurants. We took our plate and found a table inside as it was incredibly hot that day.

Vegetable Platter

The pita was super soft and was great with the hummus. The lentil salad is always one of my favorites as it packs loads of flavor, this side wasn’t vegan before so we’re glad they changed it a few years ago. We always enjoy the tabbouleh, it’s nice and tangy. I could probably eat a whole plate of just the couscous salad, there are chickpeas in it and there is a citrus flavor to it and is super fluffy. The falafel was a bit dry this time, but we’ve had it where it was incredibly moist. The olives deserve an honorable mention because olives are the best.

Couscous and Olives

This is always a go to for us and one of our most recommended dishes on property. It is incredibly filling, so if you’re a light eater its a great dish to share. If you just want to try some of it you can get away with just ordering any of the sides. As we said above, the falafel is cooked in a shared fryer, so just double up on a side of your choice and you can still enjoy this killer meal.


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Author: Melissa Kramer

Back in 2014 I created Vegan Disney World after going to Walt Disney World several times and finding no resource for vegan options. Corey and I began this blog from our trips and have now moved closer to the mouse to eat around the parks on a weekly basis. Since the blog started we have cruised on Disney Cruise Line, gone to Tokyo Disneyland and to Disneyland in California!

5 thoughts

  1. Note that the falafels at Tangerine Café are not cooked in a dedicated fryer. We asked specifically and that’s what they said as of March 2019. We went across the way to another restaurant and they were able to cook a vegan meal.

    1. We have that noted in the review, I often skip the falafel (because of the dryness and not the fryer issue) and just load up on the lentil salad.

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