Vegan Dining At Disneyland Revisited

Vegan Dining At Disneyland Revisited

Visited Disneyland again this year and got to try different places to eat as there’s quite a few options nowadays.

At the Mexican place, Rancho de Zocalo over in Frontierland, I ordered the Soft Tacos Monterrey for $9.99 Рtwo tacos with saut̩ed vegetables on top of rice and beans in a flour tortilla (pictured above). Included is more rice and beans on the side along with a dollop of guacamole, salsa and shredded lettuce. Request no cheese and no sour cream.

The veggies in one taco had zucchini, squash and onions; the other had mostly onions and horror of horrors, bell peppers (I’m not fond of bell peppers). I’m not sure if it’s possible but if I ever eat this again, I’m going to try to request less of those bell peppers. Other than that, it’s not bad. The rice is nicely spiced and flavorful and everything seemed fresh.

It’s served cafeteria style and the service is fast moving once you get to the front of the line. I had to say “no sour cream” quickly as I saw the plater reaching automatically for the sour cream spoon. Everything is open so you can talk to the order-taker and the plater.

Vegan Dining At Disneyland Revisited

Tried the veggie burger with fries at the Village Haus in Fantasyland, $7.99 (pictured above). It was just ok. The patty tasted like a brand that I had before but I can’t quite put my finger on it. I didn’t confirmed that it was vegan. I thought I read somewhere that the veggie burgers are vegan but maybe I’m getting it confused with Walt Disney World (which apparently has better and more vegan food).

Vegan Dining At Disneyland Revisited

Over at Disney’s California Adventure, it was lunch at the Lucky Fortune Cookery in the Pacific Wharf area. They have fast food Asian Rice Bowls with tofu and one of four sauces over seared Asian vegetables and steamed rice for $9.49. I asked if any of the sauces were vegan and was told none of them were at first.

Then the super nice chef came out to talk to me and showed me the labels for the sauces. All of them except the Thai Coconut Curry is vegan. I went with the chef’s recommendation of the Teriyaki sauce (pictured above).

I thought it was good. I especially liked the soft tofu. The only thing is, it comes in a rather tall to-go container, making it hard to eat as the rice is all at the bottom and most of the sauce ends up there too.

Also had dinner at Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square again this year. Yes, they still have the Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Maque Choux, it’s still vegan and it’s still $27.99. I didn’t really think the price would go down but glad it didn’t go up. Although I only got a stack of two portobellos, last time I got three. Comes with a salad, but be sure to ask for it to be made vegan.

Didn’t get around to the veggie gumbo or veggie po’boy on this trip, but there’s always next time.

Related Post
Vegan Dining At Disneyland – write-up from last year (August 2009)

20 Comments so far

  1. Amy on August 19th, 2010

    The tacos look good. I’m soo glad they have more options now, there can never be too many. :-)

  2. Erin on August 19th, 2010

    It’s awesome that Disney Land is coming up with more veggie options! A few years ago I confirmed that the veggie burgers at The Hungry Bear were vegan, so I would hope the veggie burgers in the park still are.

  3. FatVegan on August 19th, 2010

    Oh man, I remember going to Disneyland a few years ago and paying $10 for a kids “Mickey Mouse” PB&J. Horrible.

    I also managed to get my girl friend and I reservations at that restaurant in Pirates of the Carribean, The Blue Bayou. SUPER pricey, but they made me a really great portabello couscous dish (and at the time I didn’t like portabellos or couscous).

    Anyway, I really wanted to comment on what you said about not asking if the veggi burger was vegan. I feel that way a lot… especially on vacation. I usually tell myself that I am going to make the best food decisions available. If the only option is a veggi burger, I’ll take it. I’m not sure what that makes me (a bad vegan, I guess), but when I became a vegan 10 years ago, I told myself that I wouldn’t let my diet choices restrict my life – I want to travel, I want to enjoy time with friends and family. Everybody just does the best they can.

  4. Noelle on August 19th, 2010

    I dislike green bell peppers on anything! At least you ate well. I went to an Irish Fest and had a baked potato with 1/4 cup steamed veggies. I was starvin!

  5. Tamara on August 19th, 2010

    Thanks for finding vegan friendly options in Disneyland. I’ll definitely keep these in mind when I go next time.

  6. crystal on August 20th, 2010

    WOW, Vegan Food @ Disney, that is great. Good Info and thank for sharing.

  7. jodye @ 'scend food on August 22nd, 2010

    I just visited Universal and there weren’t nearly as many vegan options to indulge in.. the best I could get in most areas was a fruit cup! Thanks for the info though, as I’d love to plan a trip to Disney soon!

  8. Andy on August 24th, 2010

    I often go with my vegan friend (I’m vegetarian), but there are a number of options at Disneyland.

    Rest assured, the burgers at Village Haus are vegan – the cashier brought out the box they came in for us.

    We like the vegetarian chili that they have at the Harbor Galley near the exit of Haunted Mansion. Another vegan option is the tomato basil pasta at Redd Rocket’s in Tomorrowland, minus the parmesan. My vegan friend liked that choice a lot actually.

  9. Becky on August 25th, 2010

    Thanks for all this info!!!!

  10. chow on August 27th, 2010

    Amy – There’s plenty to choose from nowadays.

    Erin – Thanks, that’s good to know the veggie burger is probably still vegan.

    FatVegan – Yup, you can only do your best when eating out especially with a group whether it’s friends/family/work.

    Noelle – For me, it’s all bell peppers, doesn’t matter the color. :-) Bummer the Irish Fest didn’t have much for you to eat.

    Tamara – You’re welcome.

    crystal – Yeah, you can eat and meet Mickey. :-)

    jodye @ ‘scend food – Hopefully Universal will start to offer more options soon.

    Andy – Thanks for confirming the veggie burger is vegan and for the other vegan options.

    Becky – Hope it’s helpful.

  11. Socalmom on August 29th, 2010

    It’s so great to be able to go to so many places and be able to eat food “off the rack” or close to it! :) Thank you for all the tips!!

    You probably did, but did you inquire about the refried beans not having lard?

  12. Lesley on August 30th, 2010

    Thanks so much for this write up and your one from last year. I’m planning a trip for the family to either Disneyland or WDW, and I was so worried about the food situation (we are all vegan). I think as long as we don’t mind having some of the same things over again, there are a few decent options that won’t break the bank!

  13. chow on September 2nd, 2010

    Socalmom – I didn’t asked about the beans or rices since I read a recent post over on the veggywood.com blog that they were. Here’s the link http://veggywood.com/2010/05/20/vegan-disneyland/

    Lesley – You can also bring in snacks too, at least at Disneyland.

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  15. J on October 7th, 2010

    Soooooo glad I stumbled upon this because we are going on Sunday and I was worried that D-land wouldn’t have any good vegan options and I’d end up eating fries all day.

  16. Helen on February 5th, 2011

    I went to Disney yesterday and I was a little worried about whether or not I’d be able to find any decent vegan food to eat because I’d never been to the park before. This blog was very helpful, as was the 2009 entry.

    I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised and had two fantastic vegan meals at Disney. I had the suggested ratatouille with no cheese for lunch In New Orleans, the server told me that that biscuit under the ratatouille also has cheese in it so make sure that you specify that you can’t eat it. For dinner I had a veggie burrito without cheese or sour cream in Downtown Disney at a Mexican restaurant and it was also fantastic.

    Overall very pleased with the vegan options at Disney

  17. Pam on May 14th, 2011

    I tried to eat at the Lucky Fortune Cookery today, but they told me that the rice was cooked with butter and that they were unable to prepare any for me without butter. Also keep in mind that tomatoes, bell peppers and apples that you buy in the grocery store have shellac(animal product) or bees wax on them, and there is no way to know if the ones used at Disneyland do or do not. I did not have a chance to inquire about the pommes frittes. If they do tell you they will make them without cheese, it might be a good idea to check and make sure that they are not frying meat in the same oil as the potatoes. Also check and see if they are using just potatoes, or do they come in a box. If they are in a box, they may have other ingredients such as beef fat. Also check and make sure that the pasta, tortillas or any other bread item do not contain vitamins as they might be derived from an animal. Their rice noodles have vitamins in them as well. I wish they had more reliable vegan options.

  18. chow on May 15th, 2011

    Pam – Thanks for the update. That’s a real bummer on the rice. Was it a head chef that told you the rice had butter? When I asked the people taking orders, they kept telling me nothing was vegan. They finally had the chef come over to talk to me.

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