• On Jan 28, 2020
    Andrew from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Trying to figure the best breakfasts that are affordable. We like to eat a big breakfast then snack the rest of the day. Also, we heard the Ohana is good but we don't eat meat so do they bring us something to replace the meat?

    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks for your excellent question! I'm not usually a breakfast person, but at Walt Disney World, I love a great breakfast buffet, a giant plate of Mickey waffles or a hefty omelet to fuel me up for a full day in the parks. So I have several recommendations for you. 

    Boma at Animal Kingdom Lodge and Trail's End at Fort Wilderness, two of my favorite restaurants for an all-you-care-to-eat dinner, also have scrumptious breakfast buffets that are moderately priced and will have lots of options for your meat-less family. At Boma especially, the vegetarian choices are abundant at breakfast and dinner.

    Near Magic Kingdom, for a la carte table service breakfasts, I'd suggest the Wave at the Contemporary (which also has a buffet option), the Grand Floridian Cafe at the Grand Floridian (yummy brioche French toast) or Kona Cafe at the Polynesian Village Resort (famous for its Tonga Toast).

    Many of the breakfast buffets, including 'Ohana, feature dining with Disney characters and so tend to be more expensive than the ones without characters. I enjoy the 'Ohana breakfast, which is served family style. The last time I was there, the fare included scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, Mickey waffles, breakfast bread that is reminiscent of the restaurant's amazing bread pudding, fruit and pork sausage. My friend was able to get turkey sausage substituted for the pork. I see on the Disney website that there is now a plant-based breakfast skillet available at 'Ohana, but I haven't experienced it.

    Since your family doesn't eat meat, Andrew, I think you will find this guide to plant-based cuisine at Walt Disney World extremely helpful. Last fall, Walt Disney World greatly expanded its offerings of vegetarian and plant-based dishes, including at most quick service locations. My family members eat meat, but like many people, we have cut back on our consumption for health and environmental reasons. We've tried several of the new plant-based dishes and have found everything we've tried to be really tasty. We didn't even realize the 'chorizo' in the stuffed mushrooms at Three Bridges Bar & Grill was plant-based until after our meal.

    I hope my recommendations and the guide I've linked here will give you some good ideas as you plan your family's morning dining and daily snacking. If you need more details, want additional suggestions or have other questions, please don't hesitate to check back. My Disney Parks Moms Panel friends and I are happy to help.

    Happy dining!

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We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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