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Yachtsman Steakhouse Dinner

Yachtsman Steakhouse Dinner

  First, I am not a steak fan, and I had salmon already for 3 meals, so the menu left me very little to choose from. BUT I wasn’t very hungry, either. I asked the chef for dairy free pasta with olive oil and spinach.…

Hurricane Hannah Yacht Club Lunch

Hurricane Hannah Yacht Club Lunch

While enjoying the AMAZING pool at Yacht Club during our stay, we had quick lunches here. The low allergen choices were hot dogs or burgers with EnerG buns, safe fries, and cookie/brownie. Grapes and Carrots also available. Kid meals would come in buckets like these…

Cape May Cafe Breakfast

Cape May Cafe Breakfast

Our first impression of Cape May was…WOW it’s LOUD and chaotic in here! It seemed that it drew an even younger crowd, overall, then Crystal Palace. Maybe that is partially because it’s in a resort hotel? That aside, the food was delicious. I had potatoes and eggs with salsa and rice milk to drink. It was all very yum. Bean had eggs, meats, fruits and Mickey waffles as well as rice milk to drink. She loved her breakfast. The kids enjoyed the character interaction quite a bit, as well.

Our service left something to be desired, but it was okay. One thing to be aware of: if you are celebrating and you let your service staff know, they sometimes bring out a cupcake for celebration. The problem is that we have had multiple staff members hand our daughter regular wheat flour cupcakes. They know she has allergies, but they just don’t think of it when it comes to the end of the meal and they are delivering their treat. This has happened 3 times, and none of the places offered her a low allergen dessert. They just left the allergen dessert at the table. This waitress said “Oh, you can’t eat that, but Happy Anniversary, and you will have to write in your tip because it’s not included”. Yeah, really. But still, we enjoyed the meal very much and the chef was helpful and friendly. I can recommend it, and especially if your little ones want some face time with Minnie, Donald, or Goofy.

Pop Century Food Court Breakfast

Pop Century Food Court Breakfast

The chefs here have ample gluten free ingredients to pull to ensure you and/or your little ones don’t go without all those fun treats. They made gluten free, dairy free Mickey waffles on a dedicated waffle iron. They also brought out pure maple syrup. They…

Ohana Polynesian Dinner

Ohana Polynesian Dinner

Another restaurant we were told we just HAD to try, so on our 5th trip (or is it 6th?) we finally did it! This is another establishment that requires early reservations, which was evident by the LONG lines of hungry (and grumpy) people waiting to…

The Wave Contemporary Dinner

The Wave Contemporary Dinner

 


We decided to do a late lunch here after a Magic Kingdom morning. It was an easy ride over on the monorail and a nice opportunity to cool off and eat in a quiet place. Bean had a gluten free pizza, but it was not dairy free. It was an Amys pizza. Amy’s does make a good dairy free and gluten free pizza with the soy free Daiya cheese, but we just brought enzymes for Bean for this treat. She so rarely has pizza! I had a vegetable stew that was dairy free. It was very good with nice flavors, although I should have ordered something cooler for such a hot day. For dessert, Bean had a dairy free ice cream and I had the sorbet trio (dairy free/gluten free). I truly loved the pineapple flavor, although I didn’t care much for the other two. I was so full, it was more of a final tasting, which worked out fine. We enjoyed our meal. It wasn’t a favorite, but I would still recommend it for anyone on dining plan 1 table service credit. It’s easy to get in on short notice, and it was pretty quiet for a Disney restaurant.
Crystal Palace Lunch

Crystal Palace Lunch

 We ALWAYS love Crystal Palace! They do such a great job with the low allergen foods. I had some delicious salads. The rice noodle dish had gluten, but everything else on my plate was gluten free as well as dairy free. Bean’s potatoes had dairy,…

Main Street Bakery

Main Street Bakery

While the options are pretty limited, they do have dairy free ice cream and root beer, so we used our snack credits and cooled off with some Toffuti vanilla ice cream floats. They were wonderful on a hot day, and quite a treat (we don’t…

Jiko Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner

Jiko Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner

Jiko would be a 2 TS restaurant on the Disney dining plan. The food was really lovely. We ordered salads, and my salad was so delicious! The girls loved the flowers on top.
Bean had a steak with fruit and 2 vegetable sides. This was a wonderful meal for her, and she enjoyed it very much. She said we should ask for the recipe for their steak preparation, because it was so good.
My husband and I both had beef short ribs with Yukon potatoes. I am not certain if this dish was gluten free, but I know it was dairy free (I did ask for clarification on that).
The chef recommended this, so I thought I would try it. It was also very good. My husband reports that for those wanting this tender beef short rib dish that almost the exact same dinner is served at Coral
Reef for 1 table service credit instead of 2. I was beyond full when it came time for dessert, so I passed on this. Bean was able to choose between a rice dream or raspberry sorbet. She chose a small amount of each, and she liked that.
This was very good. I would be inclined to come back, order salads, drinks, and split a dinner with my husband, as the meat servings were so huge!

Maya Coronado Springs Resort Disney Breakfast

Maya Coronado Springs Resort Disney Breakfast

If you have read my dining reviews, you’ll know I love the CSResort, but I am beyond disappointed with their counter service dining choice. This trip, we decided to try the Maya sit down version. It did prove to be much easier to order, although…

Crystal Palace Lunch

Crystal Palace Lunch

On our last day, I booked our breakfast and a late lunch at Crystal Palace to save myself the hassle of standing in line at counter service. I didn’t have a backup adult with me for the lunch meal, so this worked out great. The…

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Again, for those of you who ready my reviews, you know how much I love Crystal Palace! I do believe it is my favorite Disney restaurant. I just love the food, and the options for our allergies! The location is wonderful, too. And the characters are icing on the gluten free cake!
We started here for breakfast before park opening. We had the regular; eggs, potatoes, berries, melon, salmon, bacon, the list goes on…  They are one of the few restaurants that serve rice milk, so I enjoyed a glass of that with my coffee. Bean enjoyed a glass, too. It was just so yummy and we enjoyed ourselves, as always. Our servers have been consistently helpful here, and the chefs are always charming and attentive.
Bean ordered her usual gluten free pancakes, which she devoured. She looked up at me with guilty eyes as she confessed that their pancakes are better than mine at home and we need to get the recipe! LOL
That is okay. They probably use sugar and white starches, where as for day to day eating, I use a blend of gluten free whole grains to add some fiber and nutrients to the meal! For vacation, though, we splurge.

Coral Reef Lunch

Coral Reef Lunch

Lunch started with the wonderful atmosphere and beautiful sightings of aquatic life in the larger than life aquarium. We all love the experience of dining at Coral Reef! The last time we dined here, we had a wonderful garlic infused balsamic dip for our tapioca…

Rosie’s Cafe Lunch

Rosie’s Cafe Lunch

We ate a quick lunch here, hitting the stand at 11:15am to avoid the rush. They had a gluten free bun option, but it would have taken longer (wasn’t at location) so we opted to skip it. This was not very good, but it was…

Brown Derby Dessert

Brown Derby Dessert

We were able to stop in without a reservation for dessert. Perhaps my favorite dessert of Walt Disney World for our allergy requirements is found here. It’s the Mango Sorbet with berries. It’s delightful! I asked for a specialty coffee drink, but they did not have any rice milk or soy milk. This surprised me! Eventually they discovered they had rice dream and they used a bit of that to make a nice drink. It was a good snack.

Artist Point Wilderness Lodge Dinner

Artist Point Wilderness Lodge Dinner

While the burger with gluten free bun and fries made in a dedicated frier may not seem very exciting, it is a rare treat for my daughter (something we do not make at home) so she was pleased. I had a fabulous dish that was…

Whispering Canyon Cafe Wilderness Lodge Dinner

Whispering Canyon Cafe Wilderness Lodge Dinner

Again, loud and crowded, but the food was very good. The chicken was tender and delicious. Dessert was nothing too special (Itzakadoozie pop). But did I mention how good the chicken was (second chicken pictured below…I didn’t actually taste the kids grilled chicken)?

1900 Park Fare Dinner

1900 Park Fare Dinner

We had been here before and we had a great time. This time, we had a bad experience with our service, but good food and good time all in all.
The chef came out promptly, as per usual, but for some reason, there was nearly an hour delay in getting food out to my daughter.
Meanwhile, the rest of our group had finished eating and my daughter was sadly looking at her plate wondering why her rice pasta, veggies and meats were still no where to be seen. When her food finally arrived, she did enjoy it, and the rest of the interactions here were very fun. The manager did not charge us for her meal, due to the extreme delay.

Grand Floridian Cafe Disney Dinner

Grand Floridian Cafe Disney Dinner

This is a lovely resort. We had a very nice meal. My daughter enjoyed filet mignon with fresh steamed greens and gluten free potatoes. I had the above pictured chicken with potatoes, onions, greens, and tomatoes. All was dairy and gluten free. The service was…

Pepper Market Coronado Springs Resort

Pepper Market Coronado Springs Resort

Hands down the WORST experience of our two trip. We ate there 3-4 times and each time was awful. The manager, hosts, and wait staff just refused to help us with our dietary restrictions, and the chefs were just too busy and uneducated to provide…

Old Key West Dinner Olivia’s

Old Key West Dinner Olivia’s

We decided to try this dining establishment for something new. It was a lovely place to visit. We enjoyed the family diner feel and the atmosphere of the resort. The food was typical – salmon, burger, gluten free rolls, salads. Nothing was very good. Everything was just fine. There seemed to be some creativity lacking in the kitchen.
Still, we did enjoy ourselves and our meal.

Hollywood and Vine Dinner

Hollywood and Vine Dinner

This was a buffet diner. Because of the condition of the buffet, I opted to ask for our food to be prepared in the back (there was way too much obvious cross contamination here, globs of food dropped in the wrong places throughout). The chef…

Cantina Mexico Epcot

Cantina Mexico Epcot

We were disappointed to find the chips were not gluten free here, as we hoped for a chips, salsa, and avocado snack. Instead we shared a salad. It was fine, but nothing to come back for.

Biergarten Dinner

Biergarten Dinner

We were well taken care of here, yet again. Same foods as last year (scroll down for picture). Above, you can see we had EnerG rolls with olive oil and garlic, gluten free dairy free brownies, and a berry gel dish for dessert. We enjoyed the food and the music.

Brown Derby Dinner

Brown Derby Dinner

The chef here was just great. He brought my daughter veggies, which she loved, as a perfect starter. He brought us the EngerG rolls, warmed, and served with fennel infused olive oil to dip our bread in! YUM!!! What a great idea, by the way!…

Liberty Inn Lunch Epcot

Liberty Inn Lunch Epcot

The Food and Wine Festival was in full swing, and I would have loved to partake, but there was nothing to display allergens (hopefully this is something they will add down the road). So we went to the America quick service restaurant where the food…

Akerhaus Breakfast Epcot

Akerhaus Breakfast Epcot

We had a fabulous time seeing the princesses at this character meal. A photo shoot was even included with princess Belle. As you can see, we had plenty of food to choose from.
The two people with the same gluten and dairy allergies shared the two plates you see, while the rest of the group ate the regular menu off of a shared platter, family style. We all enjoyed ourselves and we had plenty of choices.
In addition to what is seen, we had a fresh fruit bar, with melons and berries to choose from. It was a fun treat.akerhaus gluten free dairy free dining, walt disney world

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Delicious! We loved the food choices here. Yummy fruits, fun atmosphere, delicious potatoes! The eggs are dairy free. Great! The Chef Brought out gluten free dairy free pancakes, which my daughter loved.

Kona Cafe Polynesian Dinner

Kona Cafe Polynesian Dinner

Here we had the worst service of our trip. We checked in at 5pm and then they forgot us. At 5:30 we went back and they said “whoops, sorry!”. That was just the beginning…All through dinner, the service was awful. Slow, rude, unprofessional. This was…

Artist Point Dinner

Artist Point Dinner

I had the Market Salad and Salmon. It was delicious. They were very attentive to my restrictions. I did, however, get sick this night.
I can’t say for certain if it was from the meal or something else. They seemed to be doing a very good job of keeping the allergens out!
There were only packaged gluten free brownies for dessert. But the atmosphere was my favorite of the trip. Much quieter, beautiful paintings, fun and knowledgeable wait staff!