dlr dining 09; boys meeting goofy during breakfast; character dining experience
  • On Dec 3, 2023
    Hsin yu from Taipei Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My boyfriend and I will be visiting both Disneyland Park and Adventure Park in mid-December. However, he is a vegetarian and allergic to onions and garlic. Could you recommend some vegetarian options for him? Thanks so much!

    Welcome to planDisney, Hsin Yu! Your Disneyland Resort visit is just around the river bend, so let's look at ways you and your boyfriend can enjoy some delectable cuisine in the theme parks.

    My family is vegetarian, and we've been pleased with the parks' options. Most buffet meals, like Goofy's Kitchen at Disneyland Hotel, offer vegetarian and plant-based dishes, and here's my number one tip: Ask your server! I've found that the staff is happy to make suggestions, and many dishes and sides can be customized. Don't be surprised if the restaurant's chef comes to your table to discuss any allergies and preferences. You'll feel like a VIP!

    Another tip is to check your Disneyland mobile app to view restaurant menus. Look for the green plant icon which specifies that an item is plant-based. That's a quick way to know if a meal has meat, but you'd still need to mention the other allergies to the staff. I've also found that leaving off a sauce makes a dish less garlicky. Opt for ketchup on a veggie burger or lemon juice on your salad!

    I assume your boyfriend eats dairy, so some of my vegetarian suggestions for Disneyland Park include the Battered & Fried Triple Cheese Monte Cristo Sandwich at Cafe Orleans. Some of my favorite vegetarian snacks include the classic Mickey Pretzel and churros found at many food carts. There are also a variety of salads offered at most restaurants, and nothing beats an order of hot french fries from Hungry Bear Restaurant when I need a pick-me-up. 

    At Disney California Adventure Park, you must try the Impossible Breakfast Sha-warm-Up at Shawarma Palace on the Avengers Campus. Be sure to mention those allergies when you place your order. And in the new San Fransokyo Square, I can't wait to try the Creamy Mac & Cheese bread bowl at Aunt Cass Cafe. 

    I know your visit is coming soon, but you might also contact the Special Dietary Requests team at Special.Diets@Disneyland.com for suggestions and advice. The online information and tips they share are excellent, and remember, you are welcome to bring in your own food. There's a fantastic picnic area on the esplanade between the parks.

    Hsin Yu, I hope your visit is full of adventure and yummy food! Please stop by planDisney anytime!

    Magic awaits,
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Bright Suns! I'm Elaine, a retired teacher dividing my time between my home state of Kentucky and the Sunshine State. I married my college sweetheart, and now that our only son is grown, we are exploring the empty-nest life. My family has been visiting Walt Disney World Resort for over 25 years, so if you have questions about adult-only visits, plant-based meals, thrill attractions, and Florida-resident perks, I'm here for you in full Force. Like Yoda would say, "Trips, we will plan!" Learn More About Elaine

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