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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…

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 us salad, beans, ribs and baked potato.  They offered to make us grilled chicken, but we passed. There was plenty of food. I was disappointed with the dessert, once again. It was  raspberry sorbet.  I don’t really like raspberry sorbet, in the first place, but it was this, or fruit. Yay!

 They could add some chocolate and fresh berries and make it LOOK pleasant.  Oh well.  I was not impressed with the food flavors, but it was a great dinner show.  We enjoyed it immensely.  I just thought the beans and ribs were so so. Every other place I’ve had ribs have had a better sauce, but it was fine. I recommend going to see the show!
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,…

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…

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…

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 vegetables. The fish was prepared nicely, but the description of a soy lime sauce was misleading. Instead this tasted decidedly sweet and more like an orange maple. I am not a fan of sweet with fish, so I did not enjoy this as the sweet sauce over powered the entire dish. Also, it was incredibly difficult to eat as all components werestacked. The rice was buried and the wild greens on top in the way, to some extend. We enjoyed this beautiful restaurant and atmosphere, but I would not recommend it based on our food. We had better food at other locations around the Disney resorts and Epcot. My husband ate the surf and turf, and while he agreed it was good, it didn’t live up to the expectation we had going in.

Dessert consisted of brownies, tofutti ice cream, marshmallows and optional Hershey’s chocolate.

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 and staff did not seem to know where items were located and everything took a little extra time to track down. Still, they can handle allergy needs and they were very friendly. The ordering process can be confusing as they have multiple windows to order from and each window has a different menu. Payment is taken at a separate line.

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…

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.

Tusker House Lunch Animal Kingdom Park

Tusker House Lunch Animal Kingdom Park

Another buffet, but this one had different choices. The variety of roots and vegetables was much better then what we had found at other places. We really enjoyed this lunch. The only negative was the curry, which I was told was dairy free. It did…

Artist Point Wilderness Lodge Dinner

Artist Point Wilderness Lodge Dinner

We have dined here 3 or 4 times, and not really because it’s our favorite. We have always been taken out to eat here by family members, which is very kind of them. I must admit, though, that 3 of the 4 times I have…

La Ceillier Dinner Epcot

La Ceillier Dinner Epcot

I had heard again and again that we needed to try this dining establishment, so I joined those crowds who book 6 months in advance to give it a try. We started with EnerG rolls and an oil sauce for dipping (which I requested…the rolls are a little dull without it).
I loved my salad. It was the highlight of my meal!
Bean enjoyed steak and potatoes. She is a “grown up” on the disney dining plan for the first time this year, which means her dining choices are larger in both selection and portions.

 

 

Captain Grille Yacht Club Breakfast

Captain Grille Yacht Club Breakfast

We so enjoyed our late lunch the day prior that we came back the next morning for breakfast. I loved loved loved this dish! Chef Allen served an omelette for Bean, and this salmon and vegetable dish for myself with gluten free bread (toasted –…

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 when they were available. We got them to take with us on the cruise.

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…

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 get in. Luckily, we made reservations 6 months prior. The meal was a lot of fun. The chef brought Bean out this meal that was all gluten free and dairy free. We had a really nice time and I can see why people enjoy Ohana so much. Everyone is in a good mood here, and there is no rush at all. We spent nearly 2 hours at this meal and it was a great experience. The kids left with leis to wear and smiles on their faces.

Our dessert was transformed here, too. This is such a nice touch when every dining establishment serves the same brownie, ice cream and cookie (gluten free dairy free).

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…

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…

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 rolls, but I was informed they no longer have this.
I asked for gluten free/dairy free rolls, anyway, and some olive oil with balsamic vinegar to dip. This was still quite good. For my meal, I ordered a tilapia dish over greens and beans.
It was so good, but VERY salty! I almost thought they may have made a mistake with the salt, but as a salt lover, I managed to eat it without
trouble. This was Bean’s last year ordering from the children’s menu. She had grilled chicken, steamed broccoli and mashed potatoes. It was very bland looking, but she seemed to like it.
Since she was dining on the Disney dining plan, dessert was included with her meal. They brought her a dairy free ice cream with sprinkles. Another delicious meal at Coral Reef.

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.