Dad and Daughter at EPCOT with Mickey Ice Cream; Princess Aurora hat and jacket; Minnie Mouse shirt
  • On Jan 29, 2024
    Leila from Buenos Aires Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I'll be at Disney's All-Star Movies resort in July to celebrate my bday. I'd like to order a mini cake in advance and was wondering where can I find GLUTEN-FREE options. I'll visit D. Springs, Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Thanks!

    Hi Leila,

    Food has always been a highlight of vacation for me and since becoming gluten-free Disney World remains my favorite place to vacation partly because of how easy it is to eat there with food allergies!

    I personally love Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC located in Disney Springs. Their cakes are to die for and finding good gluten-free cake is not always easy as I am sure you have experienced. Keep in mind that if you want a custom-decorated cake instead of just a cupcake or piece of cake you would find in the bakery then you will need to call at least 48 hours in advance to order it. My favorite cake here is the Pineapple Upside Down Cake because it is moist and almost always available to pick up in the bakery. The beauty of this store is that everything is gluten-free so you can also grab some baked treats to keep for breakfast in your room. Grab-and-go gluten-free breakfast options still seem to be a struggle for me to find sometimes so when I see a bakery full of donuts, cinnamon rolls, and bagels that I can eat, I stock up! Some hotels will be able to accommodate you with a gluten-free cake but in my experience, Erin McKenna's is much better and it comes from a dedicated gluten-free kitchen so there is no risk for cross-contamination like most other bakeries at Disney World.

    If you are looking for a celebratory dinner, my favorite birthday location is Le Cellier in EPCOT. They have an amazing gluten-free menu that includes Le Cellier Signature Poutine (French fries with a red wine reduction and cheese curds), filet mignon, and Maple Creme Brûlée. It is one of the best meals at Disney World and I dream about that poutine! Make sure to let them know that you are gluten-free and they will also bring out warm rolls for you at most of the sit-down dining locations. 

    In Magic Kingdom, I am obsessed with Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen. It is one of those rare places where almost everything on the menu is gluten-free including fried chicken and Brazilian cheese bread. The Brazilian cheese bread is on the secret menu so make sure to ask for it because you will not regret that decision.

    I hope you have a wonderful time with so much delicious food to enjoy. Feel free to come back and ask me any questions you have about gluten-free dining at Disney World. I have been navigating it for a while and love to talk about food.

    Happy Planning
    Jenna

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Meet the Panelist: Jenna, Tennessee

Hi! I am Jenna. I am an entrepreneur, high school teacher, and mother to 2 teenagers so there is not a single question you could ask me that I would find weird. I love traveling, dancing, reading, and anything that could be considered bougie. Walt Disney World Resort is my second home, and I can't wait to share it with you.  Learn More About Jenna

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