DFB Video: Tips for Eating Gluten Free in Walt Disney World

Hope you’re having a great weekend so far! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re sharing some tips for eating gluten-free in Disney World!

Allergy-friendly Samoa Donut at Erin McKenna's bakery in Disney Springs

Allergy-friendly Samoa Donut at Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Disney Springs

Guests traveling with food allergies have some extra considerations when dining away from home. Do you (or does a member of your traveling party) have a gluten allergy? If so, we’ve put together some tips to help you prepare and feel more comfortable planning your vacation in Disney World!

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So check out the video and then let us know: Do you have any tips for visiting Disney World with a food allergy?


  1. George says

    Thanks for doing this post!! We were in Disney last week and 3 of us in our family are gluten free. We ate breakfast at both the Crystal Palace and Chef Mickey’s buffets. They both had GF Mickey waffles that were specially made and brought out to the table. At Chef Mickey’s they even added Mickey sprinkles to the waffles and syrup. They also had GF donuts and muffins that they brought out. They were good, but we could tell they were the same products we can buy in our local stores. The gluten free buns at the counter service locations were ok. They were not the best gluten free buns we’ve had and they had a tendency to fall apart like a lot of gf bread products do, but it was nice to have the option to get something gf. At California Grill I believe they used these same buns to replace the bread that comes to the table. I was hoping for something a little nicer than burger buns at a place like California Grill, but again, it was nice to have something. The main courses there were excellent! A nice treat we found was in Animal Kingdom at the Nomad Lounge where they have gf Churros. These were very good and came with vanilla and strawberry dipping sauces. Nomad lounge does not accept the dining plan, so they were not snack credit eligible. One thing I would say, which most gluten free people probably already know, it takes a lot longer to make the gf food, so plan on leaving extra time for these items to be prepared or go at slow times. I think it took us about 20 minutes to get 2 salads at the salad station in our hotel because the cast member preparing it had to check with the chef on every ingredient and then had to walk to an allergy refrigerator to get out a gf cookie for my son. Having a meal that is prepared safely it certainly worth the extra time.

  2. Lynda Young says

    Thank you for the awesomely well done video on eating gluten free at WDW. Your selections are spot on! I did find a couple of new things even after a dozen trips where I had to eat gluten free.Thanks

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