There’s a new vegan option in the parks, and it’s quite a unique one. At Rosie’s All-American Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios they finally added a vegan option to their menu!
Rosie’s All-American Cafe is located at Sunset Ranch, next to the Tower of Terror. Pre-pandemic, when Fairfax Fare was open, you could find a vegan option in this area in the form of a Southwest Bowl. When the parks reopened, Fairfax Fare didn’t reopen and it left this side of the park with no vegan option.
Just like many other locations, Rosie’s is utilizing the mobile ordering option. This area can be very busy, so if you are with other people, be sure to find a table while waiting for your food to be prepared. I encountered a very busy dining area with little to no tables available at all. Since they’re only seating every other table due to social distancing, and Rosie’s being a popular spot for lunch, plan accordingly.
The brand new Toasted “Lobster” Roll features Hearts of Palm, Sweet Apples, Celery, and an Old Bay Creamy Dressing. This sandwich comes with house made chips as well.
The bread in this sandwich was delicious. It was toasted very well, and was overall a really nice bread. Mine was unfortunately cut all the way in half, which made it a very messy and hard to eat. Most of the “lobster” salad fell out while I was eating it. Our friends got the same sandwich later on and said theirs was cut to stuff but not in half.
The hearts of palm were strong in this, which I am cool with because I love hearts of palm. If you’ve never had hearts of palm before, it is slightly acidic and has a firmness to it, which is why it’s often used as faux seafood items. They’re similar to jarred artichoke hearts, but with a firmer texture. I didn’t notice any apples or celery while I was eating it, I kept looking for what would be them, and didn’t see it either.
The flavor of the dressing was very dill heavy, and a mild old bay flavoring. As a whole I really enjoyed this, but I don’t have the comparison of a traditional lobster roll to go off of. I would assume this is actually nothing like that, but as someone who doesn’t eat lobster, it works for me!
Most of my fillings fell out onto the house made chips, which actually worked in my favor. I turned them into a “lobster” salad nachos when I finished the bread, and it worked out well.
I’m pretty impressed with this sandwich. I think it’s a really unique option in the parks, and I really appreciate the addition of an option that doesn’t use faux meat. If you give this a try, bring some utensils and grab plenty of napkins!
Also to note, there are no vegan kids options at this location.
Review from October 2020.