Exploring Vegetarian and Vegan Food Options at Disneyland


Disneyland’s excellent dining options are part of what helps set it apart from other theme parks in the area. You can’t find that Blue Bayou experience anywhere else, and the hotels and new restaurants inside DCA are setting new bars for delicious cusine in the whole SoCal region. Disneyland knows a lot of its guests are on a vegetarian or vegan diet and have come up with a creative selection of dishes designed to please their palates as well.

Vegetarians can expect to find a lot more than leafy greens when dining at the Disneyland resort. From corn with a cayenne kick to veggie gumbo in a bread bowl, these breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings range from light to hearty. Here are some of the highlights across the resort:

At Disneyland Park

Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Vegan: golden hash browns, vegan mini Mickey waffles

Carnation Cafe on Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Vegetarian: apple-granola pancakes; huevos rancheros (corn tortilla, poached eggs, jack cheese and fire-roasted salsa with avocado-black bean pico del gallo)
  • Vegan: Chef’s Vegan Burger

Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square

  • Vegan: vegetarian gumbo served in a sourdough bread boule

Harbour Galley in Critter Country

  • Vegetarian: broccoli cheese soup in a sourdough bread boule

French Market in New Orleans Square

  • Vegetarian: corn chowder with roasted corn and black-eyed pea maque choux in a sourdough bread boule
  • Vegan: “N’awlins” salad without pecans (lettuce, julienned yams, granny smith apples, lentils and tart cherries with a sweet citrus vinaigrette); vegetable jambalaya

Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square

  • Vegan: Portobello mushroom and couscous maque choux (marinated in a balsamic vinaigrette with roasted corn and bell pepper couscous and sautéed spinach)

Cafe Orléans in New Orleans Square

  • Vegetarian: three-cheese Monte Cristo, N’awlins Vegetable Ragoût
  • Vegan: N’awlins Vegetable Ragoût without cheese, Crescent City Salad without meat and cheese

Village Haus Restaurant in Fantasyland

  • Vegetarian: garden vegetable burger

Edelweiss Snacks in Fantasyland

  • Vegetarian: chile lime corn on the cob

Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue in Frontierland

  • Vegetarian: vegetable and tofu skewer

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante in Frontierland

  • Vegetarian: soft flour tacos filled with onion, red and green bell pepper, yellow squash, zucchini, carrots and cheese; vegetable burrito; enchiladas filled with cheddar cheese, cilantro and red onions
  • Vegan: All vegetarian items can be made vegan except enchiladas.

Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country

  • Vegetarian: fried green tomato sandwich (cornmeal-crusted fried green tomatoes with fresh heirloom tomatoes, Havarti cheese, remoulade and jicama-mango slaw on a multi-grain roll); watermelon salad

Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland

  • Vegetarian: cheese pizza, vegetable pizza
  • Vegan: tomato-basil pasta without cheese, spaghetti with “Mars-inara” sauce without cheese

At Disney California Adventure Park

Flo’s V-8 Cafe in Cars Land

  • Vegetarian: Veggie Tater Bake (roasted vegetables, bulgur wheat, soy crumbles and smashed red potatoes with cheddar cheese)

Paradise Garden Grill on Paradise Pier

  • Vegetarian: vegetable and tofu skewer with Moroccan chili sauce, chimichurri or tzatziki

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta on Paradise Pier

  • Vegetarian: pesto ravioli, vegetarian pizza
  • Vegan: Boardwalk field greens without pecans or blue cheese (fresh greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, Craisins Dried Cranberries, golden raisins and basil vinaigrette)

Cove Bar on Paradise Pier

  • Vegetarian: nachos with black beans, pico de gallo, serrano peppers, cilantro, chipotle cream and jack and cheddar cheeses; spinach and artichoke dip

Ariel’s Grotto on Paradise Pier

  • Vegetarian: fire-roasted corn cakes with sautéed spinach, onions and shiitake mushrooms

Wine Country Trattoria near Pacific Wharf

  • Vegetarian: Tuscan salad without shrimp or chicken (romaine and radicchio, red and yellow grape tomatoes, celery, green beans, cannellini beans and roasted peppers tossed in creamy Italian dressing); roasted vegetable Panini (zucchini, eggplant, red peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes and lemon-goat cheese spread on multigrain bread); Quattro Pomodoro Pasta; Broccolini Aglio Olio; vegetarian panini; roasted vegetable bruschetta

Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street

  • Vegetarian: garden vegetable risotto
  • Vegan: vegan pasta or vegan tower featuring seasonal produce, customized for each guest

Award Wieners in Hollywood Land

  • Vegetarian: Portobello mushroom Philly (grilled Portobello mushrooms, onion and bell peppers sautéed in hefeweizen beer and topped with pepper jack)


At Disneyland Hotel

Steakhouse 55

  • Vegetarian: wedge salad with vine-ripened tomato and gorgonzola dressing
  • Vegan: baked potato, broccoli with roasted garlic, sautéed spinach, sautéed mushrooms with Madeira sauce

Tangaroa Terrace

  • Vegetarian: grilled cinnamon-spiced oatmeal cakes; egg white, vegetable and tofu bake with spinach, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and cheese topped with a mushroom-tomato vinaigrette

At Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Storytellers Cafe

  • Vegetarian: California omelet (egg whites with diced plum tomatoes, fresh basil and baby spinach); banana-stuffed french toast
  • Vegan: vegan omelet (thick layer of hash browns with mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach and bell peppers)

At Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel

Disney’s PCH Grill

  • Vegetarian: Santa Monica Flatbread; roasted red pepper hummus; Muir Woods Roasted Pepper and Mushroom Pasta

Disney chefs are always happen to talk with you about specific dishes and other options. We’ve found that often individual chef’s will go out of their way to design a great meal as it gives adds some variety into their routines.

If you’re a vegetarian or vegan diner, what is your favorite place to dine at the Disneyland Resort?

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4 thoughts on “Exploring Vegetarian and Vegan Food Options at Disneyland

  1. Joanne

    Why do they think pecans are not vegan? (In the vegan salad options, they keep saying, “without pecans.”)

  2. Stephanie

    Royal Street Veranda’s vegan gumbo is fantastic! It’s makes me a very happy vegan.

  3. Disney Mike

    I’m not vegetarian, but I do love vegetables and often order a vegetarian meal once or twice a trip. The vegetarian tacos at Rancho del Zocalo are fantastic!

    The vegetarian tater bake at Flo’s V-8 looks amazing, too, but I’ve never been able to bring myself to order anything but the BBQ items, because they’re so freakin’ awesome there. Maybe one of these days…

    Having traveled with a vegetarian several times in the past, I must say that Disney does an excellent job in providing at least one vegetarian option at almost every dining location. I’ve also been with a vegan who was able to “create” a vegan meal, even at dining locations that didn’t have vegan menu options — she would just order a plate of vegetable side dishes that were all vegan. The chefs at every table-service location seemed perfectly happy to do that for her.

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