It has been a while since we dined at Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom. They have always been one of those odd spots that surprisingly had vegan dish, but then they dropped the ball a few years ago. In the past they had a vegan house-made burger, then a delicious vegetable sandwich, then they moved to a generic pasta. So when we found out they would be offering a new vegan dish instead of the pasta we were super excited to go check it out.
Liberty Tree Tavern is a table service restaurant in Liberty Square at Magic Kingdom. During lunch they offer a menu with lots to choose from, but at dinner they are a family style restaurant with only one option. We obviously dined during lunch for this reason, and we’ll go more into detail about dinner later in this post.
After being seated we let our server know of our vegan needs and the allergies at the table. She informed us that the new vegan meatloaf, the Revolutionary Meatloaf, is vegan as is! She didn’t specify that the sides were, but they have the allergy friendly sides here which are vegan. So be sure to mention you’re vegan incase they don’t do the vegan sides normally. I asked about the kids options as the only kids item was the kids version of the vegan meatloaf, but with two sides to choose and most are vegan off the allergy menu. We ordered our Revolutionary Meatloafs and a kids version with mashed potatoes and apple slices.
Our food took a while, I was dining with my friend Kim and her food didn’t come out with the rest of ours. After a few minutes a manager came out to apologize about it and offered us dessert for the wait. While he was there I asked him if the meatloaf was house-made, which he proudly said yes. It looked like it was made with an Impossible burger so I asked him that next and he said it was.
Once Kim got her food we dug in. The meatloaf comes with a mushroom gravy on it and the sides are mashed potatoes and root vegetables. We both joked about how we probably wouldn’t love the root vegetables but they were great. They were cooked well, not too mushy, and had a great flavor. I would have been happy with a huge bowl of that.
The mashed potatoes were delicious, they had a very buttery flavor to them too. I’m always excited when I can get mashed potatoes anywhere, and it’s obviously a plus that it was actually good!
Now to the meatloaf, but first a disclaimer, I don’t know if I ever ate a non-vegan meatloaf to compare so bear with me. To me it tasted like an Impossible burger with mushroom gravy. That being said, I thought it was very good. It was crunchy on the edges and the mushroom gravy was very flavorful. I would eat it again, but I would prefer it as a dinner meal rather than a heavy lunch. This was the first time I had had an Impossible burger not in a burger application, and it was done very well.
Finn’s kids one was a huge portion. They came out with the wrong sides, we assumed they had swapped the kids sides only to find out that Kim’s daughters side was the correct one she ordered. Instead of mashed potatoes he was given broccoli. When the manager stopped by earlier on I had mentioned the incorrect side, they quickly brought out a giant bowl of mashed potatoes, first the non-vegan one but the manager caught it.
He only ate his mashed potatoes which meant Corey got to enjoy the leftovers later. He has eaten meatloaf in his pre-vegan life and said it very much reminded him of meatloaf and was still good the next day. He noted the bread crumby-ness that meatloaf usually has, which is not something I noticed.
When the manager offered us dessert he wasn’t sure what vegan dessert they could do. He mentioned their other desserts which sounded great but that we doubted could be vegan. To no ones surprise, we were given a raspberry sorbet. I don’t love sorbet, it was just okay. It was pretty seedy from the fresh raspberries.
In regards to dinner, this dish has been available for 2 weeks now. After we posted it on our Instagram page a handful of people went to get it. Some people were told they were out of it (I don’t think they realized how many of us hungry vegans want to eat some vegan meatloaf), someone was given a stuffed pepper, and some were offered pasta. Since their dinner option is an all you care to enjoy meat filled dish, we hope that they start offering this at dinner because it is a much better meal for that with how heavy it is. So if you have a reservation for dinner coming up to try this, know you may not get it. Also, if you are gluten free I’m not sure what you will be offered since the Impossible burger is not gluten free.
With all that said, I would absolutely eat a late lunch here for this. It was very good and was a large portion of food. I’m excited to see more of these kinds of options popping up for vegans.
Review from November 2018.