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Early Fall at Erin McKenna’s Bakery Disney Springs Gluten Free Vegan

Early Fall at Erin McKenna’s Bakery Disney Springs Gluten Free Vegan

 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…

Daily Poutine Disney Springs

Daily Poutine Disney Springs

Ok, so Canadian fries with meat and sauces on them? Hmmm…That just isn’t barking up the right tree for me, but my 17 year old was excited to try it! While I don’t eat dairy or gluten, the teen only avoids gluten, so this dish…

Piña Colada gluten and dairy free with Raspberry Sauce

Piña Colada gluten and dairy free with Raspberry Sauce

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!

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Gluten Free Dairy Free Dinner

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Gluten Free Dairy Free Dinner

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…

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC Disney Snack Dessert

Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC Disney Snack Dessert

This stop is always a must for me. Gluten free dairy free bakery! YES! However, I must warn you…I’m kind of picky about my gluten free baked goods. You see, I have been baking gluten free for over a decade and, not to toot my own…

The Plaza Dinner

The Plaza Dinner

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

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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.

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Crystal Palace Breakfast

We had another delightful morning meal at Crystal at Palace this spring. It is always a family favorite. This time around, my daughter said “Mom, I would really LOVE it if the chef could make me a crepe. Do you think they can do that…

The Writer’s Stop Dessert

The Writer’s Stop Dessert

I ducked in to grab my husband a coffee while he rode Star Tours for the 3rd time, with the kids. I asked if they had anything gluten free this time, and they did. They had a Mickey Mouse shaped macaroon in bright green or…

Main Street Bakery

Main Street Bakery

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.

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Crystal Palace Breakfast

You certainly wouldn’t ever guess it, but in my real life, I am a healthy eater. In Disney World, I consume crazy amounts of food, and what better place for that than the Crystal Palace. The chef came over and showed us what was safe…

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.…

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 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.

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.

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.

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Our family favorite is to dine at Crystal Palace for 8:05 seating, before the park opens. We so enjoy this that we make a point to do it each trip. As always, the food was amazing. I don’t know the secret, but they manage to…

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 drink soda often, so a root beer float is pretty fun for the kids).

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…

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…

Hollywood and Vine Dinner

Hollywood and Vine Dinner

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.

Coral Reef Dinner

Coral Reef Dinner

We had a reservation, but we still had to wait approximately 40 minutes. It was late, and that was a bit upsetting, but even with the delay, this was voted the favorite group restaurant of our trip. We had a wonderful table in front of…

Biergarten Dinner

Biergarten Dinner

This surprised me because I didn’t expect to like it. I only booked it because I knew my husband would LOVE it. Well, it was my favorite meal of the trip! I adored the salads! The red cabbage salad and the tomato onion salad were…

Pecos Bills

Pecos Bills

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.

Liberty Tree Tavern Dinner

Liberty Tree Tavern Dinner

The Liberty Tree Tavern is another character meal and we had a great time there. The food was delicious Thanksgiving style. They made some GF/CF mashed potatoes and gravy for us, as well as turkey, ham, roast beef. They cooked us separate beans in oil,…