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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Sanaa’s Gluten Free Vegan Naan

This review reflects our experience from October 2015.

If you’ve done any research on finding unique food that is special diet friendly, you’ve probably seen Sanaa pop up a few times. Sanaa is located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge in the Villas at Kidani Village and it has a floor level view of the Savannah. Sanaa features African-Indian inspired dishes that are completely unique to this restaurant. Previously, Sanaa offered a full vegan menu, but as of October 2015 they have removed the vegan menu. Sanaa still offers great vegan food without a designated menu.

Sanaa Allergy Menu
Sanaa Allergy Menu
Upon being seated we were given the allergy menu since we mentioned we were vegan. Generally this menu didn’t help with what our diets are, but it gave us a good idea of what is still vegan based on the previous menu. Unfortunately many of the options of the Potjie Inspired dish are not vegan anymore so we could only get the Chickpea Wat and the Seasonal Vegetables, which was just Vegetable Wat. We were so happy to see they had changed the Indian-Style Bread Service to have a gluten free vegan naan instead of falafel chips!  Continue reading

Breakfast at Boma – Flavors of Africa

This review reflects our experience from October of 2015.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but can be the biggest struggle for a vegan in Disney World. Eating a vegan breakfast can be a bit harder since almost all quick service and table service options include piles of meat and eggs. If you’re looking for a full meal outside of your own food in your hotel room, the best place to find a vegan breakfast is at a buffet. We recently had breakfast at Boma — Flavors of Africa, the buffet in Animal Kingdom Lodge.

Image from UndercoverTourist.com
Image from UndercoverTourist.com

Boma is open for breakfast and dinner and offers African-Inspired cuisine. We spoke with a chef when we arrived and were told she would make us some vegan Mickey waffles and that she would show us what was safe on the buffet. She also mentioned that typically they can do a tofu scramble but were unable to do currently as the part of the kitchen where they cook it is under renovation.  Continue reading

An Anniversary Dinner at Jiko – The Cooking Place

This review reflects our experience in May of 2015.

When seeking out a special dining opportunity in Disney World, Jiko – The Cooking Place may come up. Jiko is found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House and is a Signature Dining experience for those with the Disney Dining Plan. With this being a Signature Dining restaurant it also has a dress code, basically no shorts, swimsuits, tank tops or hats. This eloquent restaurant features African-inspired dishes and houses the largest South African Wine selection in the United States.

Jiko is a beautiful restaurant and is a great option for those wanting something a bit more romantic during their visit to Walt Disney World. We decided to go to Jiko for our anniversary in May.

Jiko Vegan Menu May 2015
Jiko Vegan Menu May 2015

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Sunset on the Savanna, Dining at Sanaa

This review reflects our experience in May of 2015.

Animal Kingdom Lodge boasts views of a Savannah and African inspired lodging. Animal Kingdom Lodge is split up into two main buildings, Jambo House and Kidani Village. Each building offers a unique view of the savannah as well as different dining experiences. Sanaa is an African inspired restaurant found in Kidani Village. This small restaurant makes you feel like you are dining under tree canopies while you sit level with the savannah.

Sanaa Vegan Menu May 2015
Sanaa Vegan Menu May 2015

Sanaa offers a full vegan menu, you just need to ask your host or server when you are seated. The menu features multiple appetizers, the bread service (although it is slightly modified), multiple entrees and desserts. This is a great option for vegans traveling with non-vegans or who are just looking to eat a whole lot of delicious food! Continue reading