Vegans everywhere rejoice! Disney has released 400 new vegan menu items throughout the Disney World parks and resorts, with the full list also coming to Disneyland in Spring 2020. Yes, some of the parks and resorts already had a few vegan options on their menus but Disney has gone to new heights with their new list of plant-based options for health conscious or dietary restricted guests visiting the resort.
This newly expanded vegan menu is a smart move for Disney as 25 percent of 24-35 year olds in the US now consider themselves to be vegetarian or vegan. Additionally, plant-based burgers like the Impossible and Beyond burgers have become mainstream seemingly overnight. For the past several years Disney guests had embraced the few vegan options available at the parks and Disney has taken that feedback and countered with over 400 new innovative snacks, entrees and desserts. Here is all you need you to know about the new vegan food options at Disney.
What Is Vegan or Plant-Based Food?
Before we get started on Disney’s take on vegan food, let’s clarify what “vegan” or “plant-based” means. Vegan and plant-based foods are those that are made completely from plant-based products like vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes. These foods also are free from any animal products like animal meat, dairy, eggs or even honey. In true Disney fashion, they’re culinary team has come up with a list of vegan offerings that are well-thought out and packed full of flavor and intrigue.
Here are a few of the new vegan menu options available at the resort:
- Steamed Asian Dumplings, Le Cellier at Epcot
Plant-based meat dumplings, served with bok choy, Chinese long beans, red peppers and radish in a delicious and fragrant Asian broth.
- Shiriki Noodle Salad, Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom
A filling noodle salad packed with edamame, mushrooms, green mango and cucumber, tossed with a sweet chili sauce.
- Felucian Garden Spread, Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (and coming soon to Disneyland)
A Mediterranean “kefta” dish with herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish and pita.
A crispy tofu bowl, seasoned with chili-spice and topped with a crunchy vegetable slaw, boba balls and your choice of base and sauce.
- Plant-Based Cashew Cheesecake, California Grill
Once of the many plant-based desserts available at the Walt Disney World Resort.
Click the following link for a full guide to plant-based dining at the Disney Resort.
New Plant-Based Icon
For those strictly following a vegan diet, be sure to look out for the plant-based menu icon (pictured above) that Disney has rolled out. Menu items displaying the new icon are completely plant-based and are suitable for those following a plant-based or vegan diet.
Whether you’re a foodie, health-nut or have dietary restrictions, Disney’s new vegan menu items are ready and waiting to fill you up while visiting the parks and resorts. Be sure to look for the new plant-based icon and try some of the new delicious menu items on your next trip to the resort.
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