There are so many dining options to choose from at Disney Springs; from vegan pizza at Blaze, double cheeseburgers at House of Blues, a shepherds pie at Raglan Road, and so many more. But the quick service options around here are mostly faux meat based, and I have been on the hunt for the options without that lately.
Yesake is one of the places that offers a vegan option without faux meat. The Yesake kiosk is located near Planet Hollywood at Disney Springs. It is just a small walk up location with minimal seating around it. Luckily many of the tables here do have umbrellas, but if you are here and the tables are full it may be hard to find somewhere to eat.
At Yesake you have two options, you can get a predesigned bowl or build your own. After I checked the ingredients on their options, they have a binder with all that information if you ask, I decided that for my first time trying Yesake I would go with the predesigned Tofu Power Bowl.
The Tofu Power Bowl features rice, spinach, carrots, cabbage, avocado, cucumber, tofu, tempura crunch, and a wasabi ponzu sauce. The tofu is just a basic packaged extra firm tofu that they throw in an air fryer (the kind of package that doesn’t have water). I was really excited about this bowl as it sounded like it would be a great refreshing lunch option.
The bowl as a whole was pretty good. The vegetables were fresh, the wasabi went straight through my sinuses, and mixed together it all had a nice flavor.
The vegetables with the wasabi ponzu helped to cut some of the wasabi intensity, but I would love if the vegetables had been marinated or pickled too for even more flavors. The big chunks of cucumber were kind of hard to eat when using just a fork. Otherwise the other vegetables were nice and shredded. The avocado was the perfect consistency which added a good creaminess to the bowl.
The tofu was pretty bland since they don’t do anything to it. It was firm, and had a nice texture, but I didn’t feel like it was “fried” like they said it was. But it didn’t take away from the bowl at all. I would definitely get tofu on a bowl here again anyway.
The tempura crunch was a wonderful addition and I was so happy that it was vegan. It added some great crunchy texture to the bowl. Plus they put a ton on it.
I could only eat about half of this bowl before I was completely full. I know I will be back to eat here, but next time I will either build my own or I will ask for another sauce to mix with it to really kick it up a notch.
Most of the sauces here are vegan, with the exception of the Roasted Sesame, Mayo (normal and spicy), and the Yum Yum Sauce. But otherwise you’re good to go with picking some sauces to add on there (I am looking at that Korean BBQ sauce for next time!).
I am so glad I finally tried Yesake, I will absolutely be eating lunch here again. If you want a vegetable heavy meal while spending time at Disney Springs, I recommend stopping here and building a bowl!
Review from April 2021.