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Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

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…

Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom

Gluten and dairy free food we have enjoyed at the Animal Kingdom Park in Walt Disney World.

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. 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.
Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner gluten free dairy free 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!

Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner gluten free dairy free

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!

Sanaa Animal Kingdom Lodge Dinner gluten free dairy free

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…

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 is the Pollo Campano quick service restaurant where you can order rice, salsas, and chicken.

 

First, good luck finding this place!  It isn’t on the map, and it does not seem to be a place people know about.  I asked cast members and they had no idea what I was talking about.  Hmm…We got our baby cakes, and lunch, at the Pollo Comparo restaurant.  What a treat!  We tried several cupcakes and we used up 6 snack credits to grab more to go.  The Mocha Brownies and Banana Chocolate bread were my favorites! I did get a bad stomach both evenings after I ate these, but I can’t say for sure it was from the cupcakes, as we ate out for every meal.  Still, it made me hesitant to eat them again.  They were lovely and it was such a treat.  We enjoyed ordering lunch at Pollo Comparo and getting the Baby Cakes desserts included in our counter service meal, here. You really should try them out if you are in Disney and eating a gluten free diet. (note I have eaten these again over the coming years and they have never bothered my stomach, so I suspect timing of that was unrelated or perhaps too much sugar in one setting).
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?

Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

Sci-Fi Diner Dinner

This was the kids favorite restaurant of the trip.  They loved it!  I had the gluten free dairy free version of the Salmon BLT with cucumbers and rice dream ice cream for dessert.  The result? Yum!  The chef doesn’t quite seem to understand the gluten…

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…

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 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!

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…

Sunshine Seasons Epcot Breakfast

Sunshine Seasons Epcot Breakfast

We hit rope drop and Soarin’, then we stopped at Sunshine Seasons for breakfast.  We used our counter service for the meal you see.  The chef made safe eggs for us. There was not a bread item to replace the biscuit in the counter service…

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…

ABC Commissary

ABC Commissary

We stopped here for a counter service lunch at noon. This is not an ideal time for an allergy request, but we wrapped up Indiana Jones Stunt show and went straight there. While the line was not long, it was a time consuming event to…

Liberty Inn Lunch Epcot

Liberty Inn Lunch Epcot

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.

liberty inn gluten free dairy free epcotMy 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.

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 bother my stomach, and my husband’s as well. Everything else was delightful. Dessert was a gluten free brownie.

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…

Backlot Express Lunch

Backlot Express Lunch

After watching the Jedi Training Academy, we found ourselves next door to the Backlot Express. I had not read about this place, but I decided to try it. Even at 12:30 on a Saturday, they were not very busy and we had no trouble finding…

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.