Ready for a tour of Erin McKenna’s last summer early fall options? We stopped in mid September on a hot day, and both chocolate and vanilla soft serve options were available, which was a treat. In addition, they already had pumpkin spice cupcakes available, which…
While at our Saratoga Springs Resort, we had a time period where we had to wait for a leak in our room to be fixed up. While waiting, we sat by the pool and ordered some non alchoholic drinks. The bartender told us that the Piña colada was always a great dairy free choice (also gluten free). I am not sure if that is the case that it will ALWAYS be dairy free, but I was glad this one was because it was delicious! The raspberry swirl really made this drink and we used our snack credits to enjoy them. While I doubt I’ll go back to SSR, I would certainly grab one of these if I did wind up back there!
To begin our first meal at Mama Melrose, the server brought us a low allergen meal. This is the new trend to avoid bringing the chef to the table each time, and for this meal it worked out smoothly. There were options we could enjoy…
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 unlike what we were used to experiencing at Disney, so we were hesitant, going in. Once chef Ken came out to talk to us, however, all was right with the world. Chef Ken was a charming and helpful cast member who chatted with everyone at the table and discussed how he could make us safe and delicious foods at The Plaza. He even shared some tips he has developed for making gluten free breads taste like normal bread. He was really great. I can’t say enough good things about him.
For our lunch, I opted for the vegetarian sandwich, but because of my dairy allergy, I couldn’t eat all of the main ingredients, so he added some avocado and roasted the veggies, lightly. This was made very well and it’s a nice vegetarian gluten free dairy free option, though not my favorite flavor combination. The fries are made in a dedicated fryer and this restaurant can do a variety of dairy free ice cream options and brownie options. My daughter had a burger with fries and house made chips. She said it was pretty good, but not her favorite burger ever. Chef Ken mastered the gluten free bread, and that was so delicious! If you go to the plaza, I hope you get a chance to meet the chef. He was the real highlight of The Plaza.
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.
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 service. The gluten free dairy free waffle was in place of the biscuit that would have come with this meal. I would guess the waffle was made with Bob Red Mill’s gluten free pancake mix because it had that cornmeal taste to it. The chef did a fantastic job with it, however. Unlike our experience at Mara, this waffle was cooked perfectly. The rest of the dish was good, though nothing amazing to report. We received rice milk and earth balance butter along side. The Kona coffee was a treat, as well.
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.
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 drink soda often, so a root beer float is pretty fun for the kids).
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…
Hollywood and Vine at MGM was fantastic. They had so many great veggie choices and the chef grilled salmon and steak for us too!
We enjoyed homemade gluten free brownies (made that day). They were so wonderful. This was another character meal with singing and dancing for
the kids. The food surprised us. It was wonderful! They also had gluten free rolls, which they brought out promptly.
Foolishly, we went at noon. You really MUST go early if you have special requests! The wait was SO LONG that it took almost an hour to get our food, but it was almost worth it for our daughter to have a gluten free dairy free bun with her burger! She loved that!
Follow up later that trip: We learned our lesson and went early. Everyone was happy! No wait at 11am. We had burgers and we opted for no gluten free bun this time (although they did offer us a gluten free bun). We had carrots and grapes. The grapes tasted weird to me (again, synthetic flavor). We also had applesauce, which was good.