A Vegetarians’ Guide: Walt Disney World Resort

Dating a vegetarian has opened my eyes to the daily difficulty that comes with trying to find somewhere to eat. Having dietary restrictions makes this even harder when traveling and trying to please multiple appetites. You would think that with all of the people that visit the Walt Disney World Resort, “Mickey” would make sure that there were plenty of options, besides salad, for his friends with special diets, but that is simply not the case. Below I have listed out the best restaurants, both quick service and sit down, around the Disney property that offer vegetarian dishes or that I have experienced can facilitate special requests. Keep in mind that most of these restaurants only offer one, maybe two, entrees that are vegetarian, so if you have a picky eater, check out the menus available on the Disney Dining site for full descriptions! Also, most of the quick service options only offer Quinoa burgers, which I have experienced to come out VERY greasy to the point that my boyfriend could not eat it without getting sick and some offer just Portobello Sandwiches (a no-no for mushroom allergies).

Downtown Disney
T-REX: MY FAVORITE! If you have special dietary restrictions, the chef will come out to the table to fully understand your needs and, in our experience, has created fully custom dishes to satisfy our needs and taste buds!
Crossroads at House of Blues
Wolfgang Puck Grand Cafe
Bongos Cuban Cafe
Rainforest Cafe
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restuarant
Portobello Country Italian Trattoria
Planet Hollywood
Fulton’s Crab House
Earl of Sandwich

Magic Kingdom
Tony’s Town Square
Crystal Palace
Cinderella’s Royal Table
The Plaza Restaurant
Be Our Guest
Liberty Tree Tavern* (lunch only)
Columbia Harbour House (Lighthouse Sandwich and Vegetarian Chili are a must!)
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe
The Diamond Horseshoe
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe
Pinocchio Village Haus
Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant (two pasta dishes you must request without meat and Alfredo sauce may be made with chicken stock so ask to be sure)
Tortuga Tavern (Vegetarian Burrito!)

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Coral Reef Restaurant
Electric Umbrella
Katsura Grill
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe
La Cantina de San Angel
Le Cellier Steakhouse
Liberty Inn
Lotus Blossom Cafe
Nine Dragons Restaurant
Restaurant Marrakesh
Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
Sunshine Seasons
Teppan Edo
Tutto Italia Ristorante
Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria

Disney’s Hollywood Studios
50’s Prime Time Cafe
ABC Commissary
Backlot Express
The Hollywood Brown Derby
Hollywood & Vine
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
Pizza Planet Arcade
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
Starring Rolls Cafe

Animal Kingdom
Rainforest Cafe
Tusker House Restaurant
Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Best piece of advice I can give all of you: Plan ahead! Pick where you will eat before you get to the park. It will avoid wasted time walking all throughout the park to find something everyone can eat and it will remove the headache and possible upset situations hungry people could have when deciding when and where to eat by having a plan!
For detailed menus and to make online reservations, go to :disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/

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