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Disney Resorts

Disney Resorts

Some of our favorite gluten free dairy free meals have been enjoyed at the resorts of Walt Disney World. Here is an assortment for you to peruse!

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.…

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 turned out to be very funny surprises, so I’ll just say it was a fun time, and very loud! We had a blast. The food was good, too. Chef junior made us gluten free dairy free pancakes and all the breakfast goodies featured. We had more than enough to eat! I wasn’t a huge fan of the dinner at Whispering Canyon, but I LOVE the breakfast! Also, they have rice and soy milk available for coffee, if you ask!

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,…

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 was the worst I have ever seen.  The inside was a bizarre texture that was nearly gelatinous!  Luckily, there was plenty of other food to eat.  The eggs at Sunshine Season were better, but this was a nice meal for the credits, and who doesn’t love visiting Animal Kingdom Lodge?

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…

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…

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…

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 – served with dairy free butter). He also topped Bean’s egg dish with a gluten free dairy free cheese. She loved it.

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.
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…

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…

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…

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 NOT what I expected from the
Kona at the Poly! I am hoping we just caught them on an off night (I had heard so many wonderful reviews, that I think this must be the case!)
. The chef we worked with was not anywhere near as creative or helpful as any other chef we talked to on Disney property. He basically brought
us the bare bones. I asked for rolls, and we get a basket of them with nothing to put on them. The salad is torn down to just lettuce, the chicken, while it looks delicious, was terribly dry and bland. The only good thing was the side salad with dinner (on the plate below) and the non dairy ice cream for dessert!

There was one other good thing, my daughter liked her rice noodles. She didn’t like her chicken, and she didn’t eat anything other than the noodles, but at least she liked them!

There is my dish. The side salad with almonds was very good. The chicken was just dry as a bone.
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…

Artist Point Wilderness Lodge Dinner

Artist Point Wilderness Lodge Dinner

Artist Point is a fine dining restaurant. We all loved our food. This is the buffalo with green veggies and sweet potato. We also had gluten free chicken and white potato. It was all very good (especially my daughter’s chicken)!

Boma Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner

Boma Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner

The Chef offered to make us gluten free pasta, but I declined because there were 6 other people in our group who would be eating buffet right away and I didn’t want to have two of us sitting and waiting. Next time I may think to call 10 minutes ahead for the gluten free pasta!
There were many choices for myself, but not so much that my daughter loved. Many of the foods were too spicy for her, although I enjoyed that. The coconut salmon, potatoes, and mango vinaigrettes were my favorites here. I have read wonderful reviews of what the chefs will do for allergy restrictions at Boma, so do take your time to find out!

The Dessert was a sorbet. She enjoyed it.

Mara Animal Kingdom Lodge Snacks

Mara Animal Kingdom Lodge Snacks

Some common found snacks were these yummy rice treats, brownies, and nuts. We were able to get these at Mara as well as at many of the shops

Mara Animal Kingdom Lodge Breakfast

Mara Animal Kingdom Lodge Breakfast

Chef Eddie, at Mara, was wonderful. He made our daughter some gluten free dairy free waffles each morning, and he made me dairy free eggs served with fruit. This was counter service so we purchased drinks and fruit separately. He was so nice, as were…

1900 Park Fare Dinner Grand Floridian Dinner

1900 Park Fare Dinner Grand Floridian Dinner

The Chef offered to make us a special dish or let us choose from gluten free dairy free choices on the buffet.
My daughter loved the fresh fruits and veggies. I adored two wonderful salads available and the chicken from the kids station!
There was one salad in particular that I adored. It was a mouth watering blend of greens, beans, tomatoes, olives, oils, and delight. I loved it!
The chicken was just perfect and only seasoned with salt and pepper. Yum yum yum.
And for dessert, Toffutti ice or Rice Dream cream was available (we don’t eat Toffuti at home, and someone emailed me to let me know there is controversy about if the Vanilla used in Toffuti is actually 100% gluten free, so do check on that before you consume!). The atmosphere was loud and busy, but it was worth it! Everyone had a great time, and full belly.