Sloppy Joe from Cosmic Ray’s

Usually when we hear there’s a new vegan option at Disney World we’re eager to try it. But the Plant-based Sloppy Joe from Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe didn’t sound good to us from the start. Honestly, we’ve been avoiding it after hearing from our readers and Instagram followers about their experience with the meal. Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe is located in Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom and is a quick service restaurant with Mobile Order available. Recently I was at the Magic Kingdom with my brother and it was the closest restaurant for lunch, so I took one for the team and tried it.

The Plant-based Sloppy Joe is vegan as is and is easily seen on the menu so ordering it was no issue. The sandwich comes in a silver wrapper, so youre unaware of what might be hiding in there for you. After opening the wrapper I was immediately disappointed. All that I could see was a bun.

Plant-based Sloppy Joe

After biting into it I was even more disappointed. It was a very small amount of vegan crumbles with some hard bits of something in it. It was topped with slaw, which filled more of the sandwich than the sloppy joe. The sandwich was easily 80% bun. The texture was just all very mushy.

Plant-based Sloppy Joe

I will not be going back to get this sloppy joe any time soon. At least the fries were warm and crispy. Hopefully they come up with something new for Sonny Eclipse soon. We love the atmosphere in there but have been disappointed in the vegan food here for years.

Price $
Review from June 2019.

12 thoughts

  1. Just had for the first time was not impressed. Crumbles were hard not sure how they are cooking these but not impressed.

  2. I doused mine in numerous packets of BBQ sauce to make it taste yummy. The hard bits were a definite turn-off…

  3. I had this about a year ago and could only eat two bites. Was very disappointed. Disney offers some amazing vegan dishes, so would highly pass on this.

  4. I must be in the minority b/c when I had it, I thought it was pretty good! No hard bits and a fair amount of filling (and good filling to slaw ratio). It was a bit on the bland side, I’ll admit…but that was easily fixed by pouring a packet of Heinz BBQ sauce over the slaw and crumbles (found at the condiments station) which appeared – by the ingredients list – to be vegan. 🙂

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I personally don’t want to have to add flavor to make my food good (obviously adding a condiment to a condiment-less burger is different), but I’m glad they had the bbq sauce to help it!

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