Julie’s Trip Report From October 2016

This week we have a guest post from Julie. She tells us about her recent trip, October 2016, to Disney World full of new foods for her!

A little while ago, I had the privilege of writing a guest post about my trip to Walt Disney World in July that was sadly cut quite short due to a family emergency. Before we even left the resort, however, my mom and I were already talking about reprising our trip as soon as we possibly could. We’d always wanted to go during October for the Food & Wine Festival and Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, and so we made the reservations immediately. This was, by far, one of my most wonderful trips to the magical place on earth!
The first thing we did upon arriving on day 1 was get some lunch at Columbia Harbour House in Magic Kingdom. I ordered the chili with the oyster crackers on the side for my non-vegan mom as the crackers are not vegan. The chili is good (and oddly enough has olives in it), but if you’re not much of a snacker and wish to stay full, I would get two. They’re a little small for someone like me with a high metabolism who doesn’t snack much.

Chili from Columbia Harbour House
Chili from Columbia Harbour House
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Vegan Disney World’s Favorite Dishes of 2016

2016 has come to an end, we want to thank you all for following along with us for another year! As this year comes to an end, it means it’s time for Vegan Disney World’s favorite dishes of 2016. So let’s take a quick trip into our favorite things we ate this year.

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Erin McKenna’s Soft Serve

This review reflects our experience from October 2015.

One of the best treats in Walt Disney World can be found at The Landing in Disney Springs. Here you’ll find Erin McKenna’s Bakery, formally Babycakes, which features top allergen friendly bakery items. Erin McKenna’s is completely vegan and gluten free!

Erin McKenna's Menu Board
Erin McKenna’s Menu Board

Erin McKenna’s features tons of treats that you would find in any other bakery. The cases are full of cupcakes, donuts, breads, cookies and more!  Continue reading

Vegan Beignets from Port Orleans French Quarter

This review reflects our experience from September of 2015.

One of the foods that you associate with New Orlean’s is typically beignets. As you may expect, Port Orleans French Quarter in Walt Disney World offers beignets all day at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. Many people don’t know, but if you ask a chef, they can make you vegan beignets! When we found that out we knew we’d have to give them a try.

Vegan Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
Vegan Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

We recently stayed at Port Orleans French Quarter and made sure we got to try these doughy treats. We stopped by Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory during an off time to ensure that we could speak with a chef about these vegan snacks. A chef came out and he told us he could make them vegan for us and that it would be about a 5 minute wait. He handed us our ticket, he even noted vegan, and we paid and waited for our treats. While we were waiting, another woman was waiting for her gluten free beignets, beignets for everyone!  Continue reading

Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

This review reflects our experience in September 2015.

Some evenings in Disney World you may just need to take a break after a long day. One of the best ways to do so is to head to a resort lounge for some live music, snacks and maybe even some drinks. One of our favorite places to hangout is Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace. This part of Trader Sam’s is located outside at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Many people use this as a waiting area for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, which is much smaller and has more unique theming. Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace is very easy to find, it sits just around the corner from Captain Cook’s and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

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While at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace you can enjoy live music, watch Wishes and enjoy a few drinks that aren’t offered inside at the Grog Grotto. This outdoor lounge is much more laid back and is a great place to hangout after a long day with a beautiful view. Continue reading