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Coronado Springs Pool Bar Pepper Market

Coronado Springs Pool Bar Pepper Market

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 […]

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

 Well, we braved the pre order option and used the filters to choose our Wheat Free Dairy free foods. We found out that if you do this, a chef will not be offered. They will just let you seat yourself and your food comes out. […]

Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

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!

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Gluten and dairy free food we have enjoyed at the Animal Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World.

Kona Breakfast Polynesian Resort

Kona Breakfast Polynesian Resort

We decided to give the Kona Cafe another try, but this time, for breakfast. We had a large group of 12, so finding a non character non buffet option took priority.  Our seating was great, and we had a fabulous time as well as wonderful […]

Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner

Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner

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.
Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner gluten free dairy free 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!

Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner gluten free dairy free

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!

Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner gluten free dairy free

Whispering Canyon Cafe Wilderness Lodge Breakfast

Whispering Canyon Cafe Wilderness Lodge Breakfast

We have never dined here for breakfast, and on our last day of the trip we ate a 10am breakfast. Chef Junior was quite the entertainer, as was our server. I forgot that the restaurant was themed and I don’t want to give away what […]

Erin McKenna’s Baby Cakes Bakery Disney

Erin McKenna’s Baby Cakes Bakery Disney

  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 […]

Erin McKenna’s Baby Cakes Bakery Disney

Erin McKenna’s Baby Cakes Bakery Disney

 

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.

 

First, good luck finding this place!  It isn’t on the map, and it does not seem to be a place people know about.  I asked cast members and they had no idea what I was talking about.  Hmm…We got our baby cakes, and lunch, at the Pollo Comparo restaurant.  What a treat!  We tried several cupcakes and we used up 6 snack credits to grab more to go.  The Mocha Brownies and Banana Chocolate bread were my favorites! I did get a bad stomach both evenings after I ate these, but I can’t say for sure it was from the cupcakes, as we ate out for every meal.  Still, it made me hesitant to eat them again.  They were lovely and it was such a treat.  We enjoyed ordering lunch at Pollo Comparo and getting the Baby Cakes desserts included in our counter service meal, here. You really should try them out if you are in Disney and eating a gluten free diet. (note I have eaten these again over the coming years and they have never bothered my stomach, so I suspect timing of that was unrelated or perhaps too much sugar in one setting).
Magic Kingdom

Magic Kingdom

Sharing our gluten and dairy free dining experiences at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review Dinner

Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review Dinner

We LOVED the Hoop Dee Doo Musical Review at Fort Wilderness.  The chef gave us most of the same food options as everyone else.  They had corn bread, and we did not (they did have gluten free corn bread, but not dairy free). They gave […]

Pepper Market Coronado Springs Breakfast

Pepper Market Coronado Springs Breakfast

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.

Mara Breakfast Animal Kingdom Lodge

Mara Breakfast Animal Kingdom Lodge

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 […]

Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

This was the kids favorite restaurant of the trip.  They loved it!  I had the gluten free dairy free version of the Salmon BLT with cucumbers and rice dream ice cream for dessert.  The result? Yum!  The chef doesn’t quite seem to understand the gluten […]

Katsura Japan Epcot Lunch

Katsura Japan Epcot Lunch

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! katsura japan epcot gluten free dairy free lunch

Biergarten Dinner Epcot

Biergarten Dinner Epcot

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 […]

Rose and Crown Epcot Dinner

Rose and Crown Epcot Dinner

We wanted to try something new, so we booked a dinner here.  They did a very good job catering to our allergen needs, however we were not excited about the food.  The new bread rolls are sweeter and softer than the old style. The Indian […]

Sunshine Seasons Epcot Breakfast

Sunshine Seasons Epcot Breakfast

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!

Narcoossees Grand Floridian Dinner

Narcoossees Grand Floridian Dinner

  My daughter ordered filet mignon over white sweet potato mash. She did request a green vegetable, but it was left off her plate. EnerG rolls and olive oil were served. She enjoyed this dish very much. I ordered the whole fish with rice and […]

Raglan Road Disney Springs Lunch

Raglan Road Disney Springs Lunch

No reservation needed, we were able to stop in for lunch. While they did not have a gluten free menu, they did have gluten free fish and chips on their menu. We did not order this, and instead I ordered a safe meal of boiled […]

Shutters Caribbean Beach Resort Dinner

Shutters Caribbean Beach Resort Dinner

We enjoyed our dinner at Shutters. The chef was able to modify the menu safely. I ordered simple foods: rice, chicken, mango sauce, vegetable. Gluten free EnerG rolls were brought out as well. The meal and service were very good.

Caribbean Beach Lunch

Caribbean Beach Lunch

We stopped for a quick late lunch. The options were typical : gluten free bun, burger. The chef may have been able to prepare more foods. We did not inquire further. They did have gluten free brownies and dairy free ice cream, but the chef […]

Boma Breakfast Animal Kingdom Lodge

Boma Breakfast Animal Kingdom Lodge

We ate here twice during our trip. There were many options such as the standard eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, chef made pancakes. In addition there were nice choices such as grilled tomatoes, quinoa porridge, grilled asparagus and more. We enjoyed our meals. The atmosphere is […]

ABC Commissary

ABC Commissary

We stopped here for a counter service lunch at noon. This is not an ideal time for an allergy request, but we wrapped up Indiana Jones Stunt show and went straight there. While the line was not long, it was a time consuming event to order and it was stressful in that I held up two lines of hungry people in the process of waiting on the manager and cashier to complete the order. What we got: gluten free bun, burger, sides. Gluten free fries. Also, I ordered the rice from the curry and the grilled chicken from a sandwich and I had those put together in place of their chicken curry meal. Sorry, no photos from this trip. I did get the Enjoy Life Food Cookies, which I enjoyed with espresso found at the Writer’s Shop around the corner.
I can recommend this as a quick service option, but I still advise you to go early or late and avoid the crowd. Expect an additional 10 minute wait.

Liberty Inn Lunch Epcot

Liberty Inn Lunch Epcot

During the Food and Wine Fest, we stopped in here for a safe place to get a gluten free, dairy free meal. Once again, this is a very slow spot for ordering food. Wait in line to order, wait for a manager, and continue to […]

Sunshine Seasons Breakfast

Sunshine Seasons Breakfast

I stopped for a breakfast snack of potatoes. They were fine, though the serving was very small. They did have other options, such as eggs, fruits, breakfast meats.

Garden Grill Epcot

Garden Grill Epcot

There were ample choices at Garden Grill for our gluten free and dairy free dining needs. The food was delightful. The salad was wonderful, and the turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy were a treat. We all enjoyed our meal here and we recommend it.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

I did email Disney Special Diets 3 times before our trip to find out how they were handling allergies during the Christmas Party. I never got a solid answer, but when we got there, we found they were ready for us. We checked two different […]

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Crystal Palace Breakfast

I know, it is the same ol’ same ol’ from us, but we can’t help it.  We love the food at Crystal Palace and we love the experience of dining at Magic Kingdom before park opening! It was the same wonderful attention, help, and food […]

Casey’s Corner

Casey’s Corner

We entered Magic Kingdom for the Halloween Party right at 5pm. We decided to get a quick meal out of the way so we didn’t have to miss any of the party fun for a sit down dinner. This was our first time trying Casey’s. They had changed their hot dogs from all beef dogs to a new blend of meats, but after checking with the food service department, we found out that they are still gluten and dairy free.
Bean ordered a hot dog with a tapioca gluten free bun, grapes, and a brownie. Water to drink. She seemed to like this. There were condiments, although she opted not to eat them. So, it was quick and easy. I am not a fan of hot dogs, so I passed on this meal.