We all love this place! When we came in, they gave us new allergen free menus. One was for gluten free options and the other was for dairy free options. Because I needed both, it was a bit odd and confusing, but the chef came…
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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. Our server, Chris, was a wonderful host and Chef Jake was so accommodating. We had the best dining experience here, as the animals on the savana came up to the glass that adjoined our table. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.
My entree consisted of dairy free gluten free options – chana masala, a roasted vegetable dish, and rice.
My daughter LOVES saag / palak paneer (not dairy free). This wasn’t on the menu, but the chef offered to make her a gluten free version. This was so nice of him!
They did offer a coconut rice pudding dessert as well as a mango sorbet, but I was hungry for some vanilla toffuti, and I ordered us a bowl to share. That was a nice finish to a wonderful meal full of great new foods, fantastic views, a very fun and helpful server and more. Plan to spend some time here and try some of the unique African wine flights.
A final recommendation would be to go early and ask for a table at a window. If you are prepared to wait for this, you’ll be rewarded with a magical view.
For sure, this is a new family favorite!
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 is the Pollo Campano quick service restaurant where you can order rice, salsas, and chicken.
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?
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 have been cut in half for the gluten free dairy free crowd. At Biergarten, they brought us chocolate rice candy bars from Rice Dream, instead. My daughter can handle some dairy, so she has brownies. The chef gave us more than we needed for this one meal, which was very nice of him. We enjoyed our dinner, as always. Love those pickled veggies!
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.
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.
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…
During the Food and Wine Fest, we stopped in here for a safe place to get a gluten free, dairy free meal. Once again, this is a very slow spot for ordering food. Wait in line to order, wait for a manager, and continue to stand and wait while your order is prepared. The upside is that they can prepare the food safely, so it is worth the wait.
My daughter had a gluten free (not dairy free) mac and cheese with grapes, and a chocolate chip cookie from French Meadow Bakery.
I opted for a grilled chicken (see below), which comes on a flat bread. Instead, I asked for it to be served on a gluten free bun. They left off the aioli, though I believe it is gluten free and dairy free from reading the ingredients. The chef was uncertain, so she omitted it. We have had the bagged grapes in the past, and they had an odd plastic flavor. This year, they tasted very fresh and good. We enjoyed our grapes and we saved the cookies and brownies for later. Liberty Tavern used to have a help yourself bar for tomatoes and pickles, but this has been removed.
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 bother my stomach, and my husband’s as well. Everything else was delightful. Dessert was a gluten free brownie.
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.
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.