If you are visiting Walt Disney World with a vegetarian in your group, or if you’d simply like to enjoy “Meatless Mondays” Disney-style during your vacation, you can easily enjoy LOTS of flavorful cuisine around the Resort!
As a general rule, if you don’t see an option that sounds palatable to you on a restaurant’s menu, 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 and/or help you customize your meal appropriately.
In some cases, table service restaurants will have a separate menu with vegetarian dishes.
And as of October 2019, table service restaurants at Walt Disney World started to use the plant-based leaf logo to identify plant-based dishes.
We’ve also compiled several links and personal stories (below) to help inform your vegetarian dining experience at Walt Disney World.
Favorite Restaurants for Vegetarians
Teppan Edo — EPCOT
Boma — Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Sanaa — Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Satu’li Canteen — Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Yak and Yeti Local Foods Cafe — Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo — Disney’s Hollywood Studios
La Hacienda de San Angel — EPCOT
California Grill — Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Tangierine Cafe — EPCOT
Via Napoli — EPCOT
Columbia Harbour House — Magic Kingdom
Jungle Navigation Co., Ltd. Skipper Canteen — Magic Kingdom
EPCOT Food and Wine Festival
Personal Reader 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
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!
Polynesian, Kona Cafe — wonderful coffees and muffins and scones, also very delicious kid friendly hot chocolate with real whipped cream
Visit our Special Diets Resources Page for information about dining with allergies or preferences in Walt Disney World.
For more Disney dining information, including details on dining discounts, restaurants, dining plans, menus, and more, visit our Disney Dining Reference Page.
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