Our recent Disney World trip was full of amazing memories, and the food was certainly one of the highlights. In case you didn’t know, I’m a vegetarian and have been since the age of 16. Last time we went to Disney it was fun to document some of my favorite veggie meals, and I thought it would be helpful to do a follow-up post for the year 2017.
Let’s take a look at some of my favorite vegetarian meals from Disney World this year!
Beach Club Resort Meals
This year was the first time we stayed at the Beach Club, which is one of the deluxe Disney World hotels. It was beautiful there, and we hope to return next year to explore it more.
On our first day of arrival, our room wasn’t ready so we decided to find an on-property restaurant to have lunch, and we stumbled onto a place called Martha’s Vineyard. I was quite excited to see one of my favorite lunches of all time on the menu: a tomato mozzarella sandwich! This one was served with a side of delicious orzo salad which was the perfect compliment to the dish. It was perfectly filling and very tasty.
There were quite a few other restaurants at the Beach Club that we didn’t get to (there are only so many meals in a day!), but we did take advantage of their quick service breakfast. The breakfasts all come with either sausage or bacon, which I obviously opted out of. The servers seemed very confused and concerned when I said I didn’t want any meat, so they gave me two waffles instead of one. But, I still got to enjoy the classic Disney Mickey waffle breakfast with eggs and hash browns!
Mama Melrose at Hollywood Studios
One of the meal options we love to take advantage of is the Fantasmic dinner package. Fantasmic is the nighttime show at Hollywood Studios, and when you book the package, you get lunch as well as early seating for the show. It’s a three course meal and if you’re using the dining plan, it still only uses one table service credit. I went with a flatbread as my appetizer, then the star of the show, the vegetable lasagna for lunch:
There’s also a penne vodka dish on the menu that I’ve eaten and loved before. It comes with prosciutto, but you can request for it to be made without.
For round three, they bring out three mini desserts presented as beautifully as they are delicious.
Tony’s Town Square Restaurant at Magic Kingdom
Our tradition for the past few trips is to visit Magic Kingdom on our first day and have dinner at Tony’s Town Square inside the park that night. Each time we’ve gone, they end up having something different than the time before, and on this visit I was very pleased with my vegetarian selection. I got the goat cheese-filled ravioli with seasonal vegetables and sun-dried tomato-pesto cream. It was just as delicious as it sounded.
Tokyo Dining at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot
Last but certainly not least is our trip to the Japan Pavilion and Tokyo Dining. They seem especially concerned about special dietary requirements here and even sent out the manager to discuss what would be okay for me to eat. This is the first time I’ve seen a vegetarian noodle dish on their menu, so I decided to try it.
My selection this time was a vegetable udon soup. I love Japanese noodle soups (ramen, udon, soba, etc.) and I was happy they had a veggie option. I highly recommend eating at Tokyo Dining if you’re in Epcot. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, even more so than the other restaurants in the parks.
There were quite a few meals we didn’t get to have this year, due to having to leave early. Next year, we’re hoping to try Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs. We will also visit some new-to-us places at the Canada pavilion and Animal Kingdom.
If you’re a vegetarian, don’t be afraid of the selection at Disney World. They are always accommodating and the meals are memorable!
What’s your favorite food to eat while on vacation?