Disneyland is the land of dreams, joy, and magic. It’s said to be the happiest place on earth. But, we couldn’t say the same for their vegan food for the longest period. Vegan options at Disneyland used to be very limited, and the food lacked magic – and flavor, too.
Things are known to have changed for the better over the past few years, though. How much? Let’s find out!
What is Vegan at Disneyland?
In 2019, Disneyland took the vegan world by surprise by announcing the addition of more than 400 plant-based dishes across all its restaurant menus. Naturally, it won’t be possible to review (or even list) all those items.
But, I will try to cover as many as possible, or at least the best ones, so you’re aware of vegan options at Disneyland restaurants and know what to order at which Disneyland restaurant the next time you’re in the land of magic.
Vegan Food at Disneyland – A Quick Guide
Here are your vegan food choices at Disneyland restaurants:
- Cauliflower Steak and Grits – Grilled cauliflower steak with creamy vegan grits, crispy mushroom chips, wilted greens, Romanesco sauce, shishito chimichurri, and Cajun cheddar vegan cheese. Sounds like a powerful combination of flavors and textures.
- Portobello Mushroom Stack – Marinated mushrooms with couscous maque choux served with sautéed spinach.
Ordered without modifications, plant-based foods at Café Orleans in Disneyland include:
- Housemade White Bean Hummus– White bean hummus served with pickled vegetables, herbed bread, crushed pistachios, and olive oil drizzled on top.
- Farro Risotto – Classic farro risotto with wilted greens, charred cherry tomatoes, and shiitake mushrooms. Served with a lemon wedge on the side.
- N’awlins Vegetable Ragout – Skip the cheese and corn cakes.
- La Salade de Maison – Order it without cheese and candied nuts and replace the house dressing with the oil & vinegar dressing.
- Pommes Frites – Ask for it without remoulade and cheese.
- Vegetable Bolognese
- Mickey Waffles –Disneyland’s famous Mickey Waffles do not come standard as vegan but can be made without eggs and dairy upon request.
- Apple Granola Pancakes – Can be made vegan upon request.
- Plant-Based Overnight Oats – Overnight-soaked oats served with banana and other seasonal fruits.
- Chef’s Plant-Based Burger – A housemade vegan burger with a bean patty, lettuce, pickled onions, vine-ripened tomatoes, and vegan chipotle mayo on a whole-grain bun. For the side, you can choose between seasoned French fries or fresh fruit.
- House Salad
You can also get breakfast potatoes made vegan upon request.
Carnation Café also offers almond and soy milk options for coffee.
Vegan Breakfast Options
- Vegan Mickey Waffles – Available upon request
- Tofu Scramble
- Breakfast Potatoes
Vegan Lunch and Dinner Options
- Penne Pasta with Marinara Sauce – Ask them to hold the cheese.
River Belle Terrace
- BBQ Tofu–Baked tofu seasoned with the restaurant’s Signature Rub. It comes with seasonal vegetables, black beans, garbanzo beans, and BBQ sauce drizzle.
- Chopped Salad – Can be made vegan upon request by replacing chicken with tofu. Make sure to check other salad ingredients as well as they tend to change over time, and also be careful about the dressing that comes with it. You can request a vegan dressing.
Alien Pizza Planet
- Garlic Breadsticks
- Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
- Vegan Cheese Pizza – Can be made upon request
- Terra Nova Tomato Basil Pasta – Skip the pesto and swap dairy cheese with its non-dairy alternative.
- Starfield of Green Salad – Order with vegan cheese.
- Outback Vegetable Skewer–Grilled vegetables on a skewer.
- Bengal Rice Plate – Jasmine rice served with your choice of two skewers and citrus-miso slaw.
- Hummus Trio–Three varieties of house-made hummus, including black bean, cilantro, and red pepper hummus, served with fresh vegetables.
You can also order pickles and pineapple spears as sides for your vegan meal at Disneyland’s Bengal Barbecue restaurant.
Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
- Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread–A complete vegan meal with Impossible Meatballs, housemade herb hummus, refreshing cucumber, tomato relish, and pita bread.
- Ithorian Garden Patty Bun Kids Meal without the Bun–It’s made with Impossible Patty, but the bao bun it’s served in is non-vegan. You may order it without the bun.
Along with the meatless patty, you will get roasted carrots and a house sauce that seems vegan-friendly, but it’s best to confirm. You also get a mandarin and water (when you choose the vegan option; the other choice is low-fat milk) as part of the meal.
Rancho del Zocalo
- Tostada Salad – Made with your choice of vegetables with rice, beans, and marinated cauliflower. Ask for no dairy (cheese and sour cream).
- Cauliflower Tacos – Fried cauliflower florets with fresh cabbage slaw and delicious tomatillo sauce on wheat tortillas. These Disneyland vegan tacos are served with refried beans (vegan-friendly) and Mexican rice.
- Build-Your-Own Burrito – Custom vegan burrito with your rice, beans, your choice of veggies, and vegan sauces inside a tortilla wrap.
- Bean and Cheese Burrito – Swap cheese with rice.
- Crispy Chips con Limon – Lemon-flavored tortilla chips
- Cinnamon Crisps – Tortilla chips flavored with cinnamon. These taste a little like churros. But these are vegan.
- Mexican Rice – Order without the cheese.
Their guacamole is also vegan, so you can add it to all your foods and make them more flavorful and delicious.
- Vegan Jambalaya – It’s a secret menu item, so you won’t see it listed on the standard restaurant menu. But they can make it for you.
French Market isn’t the best place for vegan food at Disneyland. So, it’s better to avoid going here if you have other options. If not (that is, everyone else in your group wants to go here), you can get yourself vegan jambalaya.
- Veggie Wrap – Mixed greens, black bean, and fire-roasted corn mix, sun-dried tomato spread, and vegan cheese inside a wheat tortilla. Served with French fries or fresh fruit on the side (as per your choice).
You may also request them to add dill pickles to your wrap (at additional cost).
- Vegetable Gumbo in Sourdough Bread Bowl – Thick, rich, flavorful vegetable stew served in a vegan-friendly bread bowl. Makes a great option when you’re looking for some comfort food, especially when it’s rainy or cold outside.
- Impossible Cheeseburger – Classic cheeseburger made with plant-based patty, lettuce, house sauce, and dairy-free cheese. Served with French fries or mandarin oranges.
Red Rose Taverne
- Enchanted Cauli-Flower Sandwich – Made with a grilled cauliflower steak, lettuce, stewed tomato, and vegan spicy lime aioli on a vegan toasted roll. It comes with your choice of sides, from fries or mandarin oranges.
- Ronto-less Garden Wrap – One of the most popular foods at Disneyland, this is a meatless pita wrap made with plant-based sausage, vegan gochujang spread, sweet pickled cucumber, and spicy kimchi slaw.
Royal Street Veranda
- Hoppin’ John Impossible Royal Wrap – Spinach tortilla stuffed with seasoned plant-based meat, black-eyed peas, rice, lettuce, tomatoes, Cajun dressing, and vegan cheddar.
- Green Milk – A blend of rice and coconut milk with a fresh citrusy and tropical flavor.
- Blue Milk – A blue-colored drink made with rice and coconut milk and some secret ingredients that give it a fruity taste.
- Toydaria Swirl – A sweet, salty, and spicy green milk drink that can be made vegan by omitting the mango jelly. That contains dairy.
Tiki Juice Bar
It’s the best place to get Dole Whip, which is inarguably the most popular food at Disneyland. Fortunately, all its flavors are also vegan. Your Dole Whip flavor choices include mango, pineapple, orange, lemon, lime, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon, and cherry.
Vegan Food at Disneyland – FAQs
- Is there vegan ice cream at Disneyland?
There are a few vegan ice cream options available at carts across Disneyland. These include:
- Outshine Fruit Bar
- Olaf Frozen Lemon Strawberry Bar
- Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana
- Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Banana with Peanuts
- Are the pretzels at Disneyland vegan?
Disneyland’s famous Mickey Pretzels do not come standard as vegan-friendly. But, they can easily be made vegan by skipping the cheese, which comes as an add-on. Here’s where you can get your vegan Mickey Pretzels at Disneyland:
- Refreshment Corner
- Near Small World
Sadly, not. Churros at Disneyland are not vegan. They contain milk and eggs.
- Are beignets vegan at Disneyland?
Unlike Disney World, beignets are not vegan at Disneyland.
Vegan food options at Disneyland have certainly increased multifold to what they were previously. This is, by no means, an exhaustive list. You can also likely find a variety of vegan snacks and beverage options at every eatery.
However, it’s important to note that plant-based foods are likely cooked in shared equipment in most places. If this is a big concern for you, your options will be significantly restricted. If not, you will have plenty of vegan choices at Disneyland.
Did you find this article helpful? You may also want to check out my article Best Vegan Restaurants in Orlando for when you might visit Disney World and want to explore eateries outside Disney, too.