It’s that time of year, AKA the end of year, which means it’s time for our list of favorite food items we ate during 2018! We were able to eat a lot more this year since we are local to Disney World now, but we’ll still stick to our 10 favorites, in no particular order. Let’s get started!
Trails End with Chef TJ (Fort Wilderness Campground)
This always make the list because, well duh. Chef TJ is currently transitioning to a new restaurant, but you can still find him select days at Trails End for now. His multi-course vegan feast is a can’t miss! Some of our favorites of the meal include the Nachos and the main dish Crispy Tofu. Read our full review here.
Eclair from Erin McKenna’s Bakery (Disney Springs)
Our favorite sweet we ate this year was the Eclair from Erin McKenna’s Bakery. This thing was huge, sweet, and had great flavors between the chocolate and vanilla icing. They say this item is only seasonal, but I hope they change that and keep it year round! Erin McKenna’s Bakery is completely vegan and gluten free.
Impossible Burger from House of Blues (Disney Springs)
The Impossible Burger at the House of Blues is a new addition this year. It comes with one (or two) Impossible patties, Follow Your Heart vegan cheese, and a secret vegan mayo based sauce. The whole thing is vegan as is and is our favorite Impossible burger we have had anywhere. Read our full review here.
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (Hollywood Studios)
Mama Melrose’s has a vegan option on their menu which is incredibly delicious. The Polenta Cake with Cauliflower and Cashew Cheese is a awesome option and is great, but so is the vegan mushroom flatbread pizza that they offer with vegan cheese. Read our full review here.
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room (Epcot)
Rose & Crown in Epcot really went above and beyond this year. Not only did we absolutely LOVE the Tofu Masala Curry we got in the spring, but we also really enjoyed the vegan Fish and Chips they started doing. Since our review of the fish and chips they have added an extra piece of gardein fish and even have a vegan tartar sauce. We haven’t tried their newest vegan option yet, but plan to try the Vegan Bangers and Mash soon! Tofu Masala Curry Review. Fish and Chips Review.
Plant-Based Slaw Dog from Casey’s Corner (Magic Kingdom)
New this year has been the introduction of the Beyond Sausage in the parks. Our favorite option with the Beyond Sausage is the Plant-Based Slaw Dog from the iconic Casey’s Corner in Magic Kingdom. This is vegan as is off the menu and includes coleslaw and BBQ aioli. Read our full review here.
Biergarten Buffet (Epcot)
We have always loved this buffet in Epcot, but really loved it last time when Chef Diego hooked us up with a giant plate of vegan fish! He said they often have other vegan meats in the back which are a great compliment to all the vegan side options on the buffet. They even have a vegan soup (labeled as such!) on the buffet. Read our full review here.
Vegan Skillet from Whispering Canyon Cafe (Wilderness Lodge)
Another new item this year was added to Whispering Canyon Cafe with a full vegan version of their iconic All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Skillet! This thing comes loaded with BBQ Jackfruit, Spicy Italian Beyond Sausage, gardein Chick’n and Beefless Tips. With all the faux meats you also get a vegan cornbread, salad, green beans, potatoes, and corn. If you go for dinner you get that whole thing, lunch offers a similar version without the salad or beefless tips. Read our full review here.
Breakfast at Trails End (Fort Wilderness Campground)
We all know we love Trails End for dinner, but we decided to check out breakfast and we were not disappointed. Chef Robert made us the best tofu scramble we have had in Disney World and we were able to eat several plates worth of incredibly crispy tater tots. The wafflers were nothing special, but the tofu and tots were worth the trip. Read our full review here.
Peter Pan Float/Maleficent Cone/Tink’s Pixie Dusted Cone from Storybook Treats (Magic Kingdom)
This has three names because really we just love the Dole Lime Soft Serve. I am sorry Pineapple Dole Whip, you have been replaced in my life. This tart treat is found in various varieties in Fantasyland and is made vegan by removing whatever chocolate ornament they have on it (wings, horns, feathers, etc.). Read about the Peter Pan Float here.
What YOU loved!
We asked our followers on Instagram what some of their favorite things were this year. While lots of you agreed with the choices above, we want to note other options that were brought up. Many of you mentioned items from this years International Food and Wine Festival in Epcot. Hopefully some of these options return for 2019. Read about 2018 here.
Another one mentioned several times was the Vegetable Platter from Tangierine Cafe in Epcot. Read about the platter here.
A few of you brought up the Crispy Tofu Bowls from Satu’li Canteen in Animal Kingdom as well, which is always a great option! Read about them here.
Several mentions of the ‘Totchos’ from Woody’s Lunch Box in Hollywood Studios which are easily veganized both via Mobile Order or when ordering with a cast member. Read about Woody’s Lunch Box here.
Lastly, several of you mentioned the Vegan Unplugged from California Grill. They recently updated their menu, but you can find our review from May here.
Thank you all for another year of support! We look forward to the great things Walt Disney World has planned for vegans in 2019! If you would like to help support us, please share our page or purchase something from our TeePublic shop. Happy New Year!