Our first ever visit to the Plaza on Main Street started off with a bit of frustration. The staff who handled check in that day didn’t seem well trained as to what they were doing and there was an excessive amount of confusion. This was […]
I am not sure why I didn’t take photos of the main dinner meal, but I LOVED the Boma dinner. We haven’t had dinner here in years, and it was so much better than I remembered. There were many options on the buffet that were gluten free and dairy free, but for me, the highlights were the roasted turkey and the salad with lime cilantro dressing. The true delight, however, was this dessert with toffuti and enjoylife cookies. Individually, I don’t love either product, but put together with a little chocolate, it was like magic. So so good! I had to buy them when I got home and re-create the magic. I highly recommend Boma for dinner, if it fits into your schedule. Our server was great. He even tracked down my favorite tea with honey. What a nice dinner for our group of 10.
I’m sure you’re wondering how we could possibly eat more food, but while waiting for the parade, I ran and got root beer floats from the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor. We love these toffuti root beer floats and they are a bit of a tradition on our Magic Kingdom visits. It is probably the only time I actually eat a root beer float, so it was quite the treat.
As I mention below, we were happy to find that the restaurants at Coronado Springs Resort have improved, dramatically, from prior years when it comes to gluten free dairy free food options. We went to the Maya Grill for dinner, and we could easily look at the large menu in front of the restaurant to see what our gluten free choices were, as they were properly labeled. For some reason, they were not labeled on the restaurant menus, so it was helpful for us to look before going in. Removing dairy is not difficult, so I ordered the Airliner chicken with steamed broccoli and rice on the side. It was delicious! I don’t know how they made that chicken so yummy, but I just loved this meal. I intentionally ordered as safely as possible to avoid any stomach trouble and my tummy was just fine. I am so happy
we had gluten free dairy free options, AND even happier that they were so yummy!
My daughter ordered a steak, rice, corn, guacamole dish that did include cheese. This is a lot of dairy for her stomach, but she felt good to order it after a day of eating no dairy, otherwise. I would order without the cheese. They brought her corn shells and she loved
During our trip to the Coronado Springs Resort, we decided to give Pepper Market, Maya, and the other eateries of the resort a chance to redeem themselves from past trips. The results? A success! To start with, I noticed that some of the menus posted […]
We all love this place! When we came in, they gave us new allergen free menus. One was for gluten free options and the other was for dairy free options. Because I needed both, it was a bit odd and confusing, but the chef came out and apologized and helped us figure out what to order, safely. Also, I noticed some items on the dairy free menu that are gluten free, but they were not listed on the gluten free menu, and that is how we came about the dessert.
Starting with dessert, we asked if the chef could do a warmed gluten free dairy free donut topped with toffutti ice cream. My daughter loved it, and she ate every bite!
For her meal, she had the steak, veggies, and safe gluten free fries. She said the steak was delicious, as were the veggies. So, that was a hit!
I ordered the Salmon BLT again. This time, the gluten free pita was very good and not hard, as it was the last time I ordered it. The sauce was great, the cucumber salad was tasty. It was a very good meal and we all ate too much! The shell they used this time had a sweet type of flavor to it, which made me suspect it to be a Kinnikinnik product, but I didn’t ask.
For dessert, they only offer us plain ice cream (Rice Dream or Toffuti), but when we asked for the warmed donut, they happily obliged. For mine, I asked for a chocolate sauce, which is different than their fudge. Still, it was a treat. I couldn’t eat it all, however. Too much food!
Above is a salad sampler to share. We loved thew watermelon salad with fennel as well as the chick pea salad in the middle. The one on the far end was not gluten free, but they did have other gluten free and dairy free options. Our server, Chris, was a wonderful host and Chef Jake was so accommodating. We had the best dining experience here, as the animals on the savana came up to the glass that adjoined our table. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.
My entree consisted of dairy free gluten free options – chana masala, a roasted vegetable dish, and rice.
My daughter LOVES saag / palak paneer (not dairy free). This wasn’t on the menu, but the chef offered to make her a gluten free version. This was so nice of him!
They did offer a coconut rice pudding dessert as well as a mango sorbet, but I was hungry for some vanilla toffuti, and I ordered us a bowl to share. That was a nice finish to a wonderful meal full of great new foods, fantastic views, a very fun and helpful server and more. Plan to spend some time here and try some of the unique African wine flights.
A final recommendation would be to go early and ask for a table at a window. If you are prepared to wait for this, you’ll be rewarded with a magical view.
For sure, this is a new family favorite!
Back again in June 2013 for more goodies! I can’t rave the brownies enough. But my stomach does get a bit mad at me when I eat this two days in a row. Still, what a nice treat option! Attached to the BabyCakes bakery is the Pollo Campano quick service restaurant where you can order rice, salsas, and chicken.
Why does the Coronado Resort have to be my favorite, but the restaurants have to be so TERRIBLE for people with allergies? Well, I gave it another try. I will say the they have improved from a few years ago. The chef, in the morning, made us gluten free pancakes that my daughter did enjoy. We went at opening to minimize confusion and cross contamination. The food was very bland, but safe. We went back for an evening meal and that was awful. The process of finding a chef to help us was ridiculous and while there are many people working, they do not help other stations. It was really unpleasant, as a dining experience. The food was reported to be safe, though I did end up feeling quite ill that evening. I, still, cannot recommend the Pepper Market for a meal if you have allergies, with the exception of going at opening and ordering VERY safe and smart for quick breakfast.
We still had counter service credits to use, and since we were staying at Coronado Springs Resort, we decided to take our credits over to Animal Kingdom for breakfast. The choices were good, and the food safe. I will say that the gluten free waffle […]
I had my doubts about a gluten free safe meal at Katsura in Japan pavilion of Epcot, but we love sushi so we had to stop in and ask. The line was a little long and a little slow, but once we got to the counter, the people were very friendly, polite, and helpful. We were interested in the California rolls, which are premade. They were guaranteed to be free of gluten and free of dairy, so we were safe to eat them! Yay! They also brought out containers of gluten free soy sauce for us to use. For dessert option, there was not a gluten free dairy free choice, but the green tea ice cream is free of gluten. We were warned that there is a concern of cross contamination with the ice cream, but we took the risk and my daughter ate it. She enjoyed it and she did not get sick.
We really loved this as a counter service meal where we were able to use our dining plan quick service credits. Many of the items on the menu looked obviously unsafe, but if you are going in for sushi or maki rolls, you can find some fantastic options. We loved it!
This will look about the same as previous trips. Disney has replaced the French Meadow Bakery brownies and cookies with OMG brownies and cookies. This is a big disappointment to me, since the OMG products have dairy! Now the dessert selections on property seem to […]
We hit rope drop and Soarin’, then we stopped at Sunshine Seasons for breakfast. We used our counter service for the meal you see. The chef made safe eggs for us. There was not a bread item to replace the biscuit in the counter service meal, so the chef gave us some fruit to share. Can I say that these eggs were the best I’ve had in a couple of years? They have some secret dairy free buttery flavor that was such a treat! It worked out great for us. We rode Soarin’, with the fast passes we got before riding, after breakfast. Win win win!