There are new vegan options at all five of the Value Resorts at Walt Disney World. That’s right, All Star Music, All Star Movies, All Star Sports, Pop Century, and Art of Animation all have the same options for lunch and dinner for vegans. We already did the new (at the time) breakfast at All Star Sports, which now can be found at all five of those resorts, so we figured we’d go try the later meal options as well.
We went to Disney’s All Star Movies to give these options a try. We opted for mobile ordering here and had our food pretty quickly. There are four vegan entrees on the menu here, but we only went with three of them at this time.
First up, the one we were most excited to try, was the Plant-based Tuna Sandwich. This sandwich can be found in the grab and go section. We were curious if we mobile ordered if they would make it fresh or just go grab the one from the refrigerator; they grabbed the pre-made one. Lucky for us the sandwich was made a few hours before we got it, as they have the time stamp on the label.
The “tuna” is from the brand Worthington Foods and is a TVP based product that also contains wheat. The chef said they just mix it with vegan mayo and seasonings to replicate the texture/taste of a fish based tuna salad. The tuna salad sandwich comes on a multigrain bread with cucumbers, radish, arugula, and pickled onion.
The sandwich is oddly cut into thirds, which leaves the two outside pieces being mostly crust and little of the tuna salad. But the flavor and textures of this were really great. The crunch of the vegetables with the creaminess of the tuna salad were really great and offered a nice lighter meal option. We really enjoyed this option and would happily get it again, though next time I’ll add some mustard to mine. Just be warned that if you’re grabbing one in the evening that was made that morning your bread will likely be gross and soggy.
There are two vegan salad options here, the Greek Salad with Plant-based Tuna Salad and the Greek Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. Both salads are the same but one has scoops of the tuna salad on it while the other has the hummus.
Both salads have the same toppings; mixed greens, cucumber, onion, olives, chickpeas, banana peppers, and pita bread. The pita bread seemed to make more sense with the hummus one, but I won’t ever turn down an opportunity for some bread.
The salads were pre dressed with a vinaigrette dressing that seemed mostly heavy on balsamic. The flavor of the dressing with the tuna salad was a bit odd, but overall worked. The salad toppings were basically hidden at the bottom of the bowl, but there were lots hiding in there. The tuna salad on top was plentiful. It was over all a nice filling salad.
Out of the two we preferred the hummus one as the hummus was incredibly creamy and had a nice light red pepper flavor. The pita with this was much better as we could use it to scoop up some of the hummus. The bread itself was very soft and light.
This salad was nice too because we got to mix up the hummus to use as a dressing as well as the dressing that was already on there. The greens had a nice crispness to them, I appreciate that they make and dress it when you order it unlike some other salads we’ve encountered at the parks. If I was staying at these resorts I’d probably grab one of these each pool day!
There is one other vegan option here that we didn’t opt to get. It is the Impossible Burger, which ironically is the only item listed under the Plant-based section on the menu even though there are 3 others. This option is available at almost every moderate resort as well as all the values. You can read our review of this from Spyglass Grill here.
Lastly, the delicious Black and White Cupcake is also available here, so round out your meal with a tasty vegan cupcake! We skipped getting it this day, and I’m still mad at myself for doing that because this cupcake is delicious. You can read about it in our breakfast review at All Star Sports.
I love that they have opted for something more creative for the vegan options at these resorts and also have actual OPTIONS! Hopefully this means they will start to integrate more and more vegan options throughout the resorts so that guests staying here have more choices.
The tuna looks like a creative option that I’d be totally interested in trying, a cooling option for lunch in Florida
It was really great. I hope we get more light/refreshing options like this.