The Disney food and beverage team strives to accommodate guests with special diets. With a few easy steps, you can dine in Walt Disney World or Disneyland Resort knowing that all reasonable efforts will be made to address your concerns.
Processes are a bit different between Table Service (sit-down) and Counter Service restaurants. First and foremost, however, know that — with any special diet concern — it is always best to speak directly with a trained special diets Cast Member or Chef at each dining location you visit, no matter the service style.
Dining in Walt Disney World with Special Diets
Table Service Restaurants
Table Service restaurants are locations where guests may often make Advance Dining Reservations prior to dining, and the process of dining with a special diet can begin as soon as you make your reservation.
1. Make your Advance Dining Reservations and note your special diet on each reservation.*
2. Email the Special Diets department — [email protected]; or call them at (407) 824-5967
3. Talk to the Chef or Restaurant Manager when you arrive the restaurant.
*As mentioned above, it’s best to notify Disney of any special dietary concerns upon making your Advance Dining Reservations for Table Service restaurants. If you call (407) WDW-DINE to make your reservations, the cast member you speak with can make a note on your reservation. Be vocal that you want your special diet noted on your reservation and request a consultation with a chef, if needed.
If you are making your reservation online via the Walt Disney World website, you will be presented with the option to note a Food Allergy or Special Request as part of the reservation process. When you see the option below, click “Add.”
Here you will be able to select your applicable allergy (“Other” is also an option). Once again, you are reminded to indicate your requirement upon arrival at the restaurant as well.
Counter Service Restaurants
Counter Service restaurants — also called Quick Service — do not accept Advance Dining Reservations. Upon arrival at your chosen location, you can — and should — request to speak with a cast member who can guide you accordingly. You may receive a physical menu noting your options. But, rest assured, you may always request to speak to a chef, as well.
Additionally, Mobile Order — a feature available to guests with the My Disney Experience app (for Disney World) or Disneyland app — is accepted at several major Counter Service locations in both the theme parks and hotels. A terrific feature is available which allows guests to navigate the choices with allergy concerns in mind, by choosing the “Allergy-Friendly” icon.
From here, you can navigate further, as needed.
Various Special Diets
In addition to allergies, many guests travel with diet requirements, preferences, and other concerns. You may visit any of the links below to learn more about dining with various special diets at Disney destinations.
Allergies and Intolerances
The following food allergies and intolerances can usually be accommodated at restaurants in the parks and Resort hotels: gluten, wheat, shellfish, soy, lactose, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish or eggs. Visit our Eating with Allergies and Intolerances in Disney World page to learn more.
And a reminder: as with any special diet concern — it is always best to speak directly with a trained special diets Cast Member or Chef at each dining location you visit, no matter the service style.
There are allergy-friendly Walt Disney World menus at about 120 dining locations, including both quick service and table service restaurants. The menus specify the allergen content of each item to help you make choices in line with your family’s needs. Many Counter Service restaurants which accept Mobile Order also provide an “Allergy-Friendly” icon to help guests learn their options.
AllergyEats offers further information on allergy friendly restaurants at Walt Disney World.
Gluten Free and Dairy Free
Dining with diabetes at Walt Disney World requires bringing a carb guide with you. Sugar-free desserts are available.
Kosher Meals can be accommodated at most WDW Table Service restaurants. Disney requests that guests call (407) 824-1391 at least 24 hours in advance. Upon arrival at the table service restaurant, guests are also asked to indicate their dietary needs in person.
For more information, including a list of Counter Service restaurants which can easily provide kosher meals, visit our Kosher Meals in Disney World page.
Keto and Low Carb Eating
Visit our resource page for eating low carb in Disney World!
For diets with sugar restrictions, we share how to find sugar-free treats in WDW.
Vegan and Plant-Based
Yes, vegans and plant-based guests can eat well in Walt Disney World, too… especially these days! In October 2019, Disney announced that every major table and counter service restaurant in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort would offer plant-based options! You can learn more by visiting our Vegan Dining in Disney World page.
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. Both vegans and vegetarians can also enjoy the Plant-Based options around the Disney World parks.
Celebrating a special event at Walt Disney World? Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at Disney Springs delivers gluten-free and vegan cakes to most table-service spots on property! Call ahead to place your order by phone; they ask that orders be placed at least one week prior to your reservation.
Contact Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC at 855-GOBABYCAKES (462-2292) to order a specialty cake. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
When you’re visiting Disney Springs, you can stop by Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC for vegan and gluten-free cupcakes, donuts, bagels, cookies and other treats. The menu also includes coffee, tea, and lemonade, along with iced coffee.
You can also find pre-packaged versions of their gluten-free, vegan and kosher desserts at several locations around Walt Disney World, including:
The Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
The Boardwalk Bakery at Disney’s Boardwalk
Terra Treats at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party is the place to trick-or-treat! The parties have a new option to guests with dietary restrictions! After the fun of trick-or-treating around the Magic Kingdom, exchange your sweets for healthier options at City Hall. Sugar-free candy, treats without nuts and/or other healthy options will be available.
Start out by reading the appropriate sections below, and checking out Disney’s official special diets website area.
For additional information
Walt Disney World’s Special Diets team provides Guests with personalized service as they plan dining experiences at any of the Theme Parks and Resort Hotels. If you need assistance, you can contact the team by email or phone at the following:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (407) 824-5967
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Dietary Requests
Disney Special Diets Information Letter, including lists of restaurants where special diets can be accommodated most easily
Food Allergy Dietary Reference Sheet (Updated 10-29-09)
Guest Allergy-Dietary Request Form (Updated 6-04-2009)
Disneyland Special Diets
To request help planning for Disneyland meals if you have special diets in your party, contact Disneyland Dining at (714) 781-DINE (3463). Please request special meals at least 24 hours in advance.
For more Disney dining information, including details on dining discounts, restaurants, dining plans, menus, and more, visit our Disney Dining Reference Page.