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Vegetarian Dining in Disney World

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Vegetarians find eating in WDW to be easy and plentiful. If you don’t see an option on the menu, just ask your server or the counter-service cast member for assistance. Often, they’ll readily give you a list of items that aren’t noted on the menu.

For example, here’s a Vegetarian menu from La Hacienda de San Angel:

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Vegetarian Pasta Dish at Hoop Dee Doo Revue at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground

Vegetarian Meal Reviews

Pecos Bill’s Vegetarian Burger – Magic Kingdom
Vegetarian Burger at Intermission Food Court – All-Star Music

Favorite restaurants for vegetarians

Teppan Edo (veggies and noodles), Yak and Yeti counter service (ask for sweet and sour vegetables), ‘Ohana (vegetarian plate), Chef Mickey’s (buffet), Crystal Palace (buffet), La Hacienda de San Angel (Cheese Empanadas, Veggie Enchiladas, Veggie Tacos, Spinach Salad), Hoop-Dee-Doo (grilled vegetable platter or pasta dish), Flying Fish (vegetarian Bento Box), California Grill (roasted beet and goat cheese salad), Liberty Square Market (baked potato).

A Vegetarian in Disney – Tips from an Expert
Best Disney World Restaurants for Vegetarians
Vegan Dining in Disney World

Personal Experiences

Reader Erin P.: Just ate at Boma in the animal kingdom hotel. Amazing choices for vegetarians and a few great vegan choices too (lots of the veggie dishes had egg and butter but very little dairy). Our server was vegetarian, too!

We went to Liberty Tree Tavern for dinner but upon arrival realized the menu would not suit our needs. It’s very meat based since it’s a mock-thanksgiving dinner, and the veggie sides are limiting. We realized this at check-in and the hostess was happy to let us out of our dinner reservation at no charge. She sent us instead to the counter-service Columbia Harbour House. We were able to use our table service meal plan there and had a great meal. The adults had hummus and broccoli slaw sandwiches and the kids had vegetarian chili and french fries. We all shared sides of broccoli. We paid a little under $5 for an extra veggie chili. It was great! My only complaint is that it’s hard to plan in advance here. When you ask about veggie options they give you the company line, “There is always a vegetarian option at every restaurant.” That’s true, but it would be great if Disney made it easier to weed out the occasional veggie options from the restaurants that do vegetarian cooking right. There’s a big difference from a vast buffet at Boma and a few sides at Liberty Tree Tavern.

Reader Jean: Yak and Yeti in Asia has Vegetable Lo Mein on menu to which you can add Tofu. However, they will substitute Tofu for any meat dish on menu. I’ve had Bourbon Tofu, Sweet ‘n Sour Tofu, Honey Tofu and Miso glazed Tofu (instead of the Salmon) which was fantastic! Also the Maple Tamarind chicken made with Tofu instead is really good. For an appy, the wok-fried green beans are vegan. You can get some of these at their quick service next door because they share same kitchen.

Reader Gay B.: Best Meal of our trip was in Epcot’s Mexico pavilion at La Hacienda de San Angel. The restaurant has a separate vegetarian menu and the food was delicious; we both ate Enchalades de Vegetales.

France, Boulangerie Patisserie — great grab and go sandwiches, quiche and goodies, also like the cheese tray with a baguette

Morocco, Tangierine Cafe — good option for counter service usually, but was just okay this trip

Italy, Via Napoli pizza window — “pizza was cardboard”

Future World, Sunshine Seasons — not as good of a selection of vegetarian options as in previous visits

Second best meal: Sci-Fi Dine-In at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — great veggie burger, unusual and very tasty, unexpectedly good

Animal Kingdom, Pizzafari — okay pizza and pretty good salad

Magic Kingdom, Cosmic Ray’s — usual veggie burgers and toppings bar, but was so crowded our food was cold by the time we found someplace to eat it

Main Street Bakery — Starbucks coffee and pastries, happy adults!

Old Key West, Olivia’s — was out of veggie burgers and only option was pasta. Food was okay but not as good as previous visits

Polynesian, Kona Cafe — wonderful coffees and muffins and scones, also very delicious kid friendly hot chocolate with real whipped cream

For more information, visit our Special Diets Resources Page.

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