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The Very Best Plant-Based & Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort

by Mommy Frog on December 8, 2023 Los Angeles

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - pinterest

Oh hoppy day! The menus change seasonally at Disneyland, and we have discovered new plant-based options to try. Disneyland has been rolling out more plant-based food offerings, so we thought we’d take a fresh look at the vegetarian and plant-based foods in the parks. Whether you're a vegetarian or are simply trying to add more plant-based foods to your life, as we frogs always are, you’ll find many delicious options. Here is where to find the best vegetarian food at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

When you look at a Disneyland menu board or the digital menu when mobile ordering, look for a plant icon. It indicates the food is a completely plant-based item. That way you know the item is is made with no animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey just the way it is served. If the item has eggs or cheese, know that they are plant-based versions of those ingredients. For other items, you may need to make substitutions to go completely plant-based. You may find other menu items may have no meat but have dairy.

We always look forward to having any excuse to try new foods, and we like having healthier — but still tasty — choices to keep us healthy and feeling good in the parks. If you are looking for plant-based foods, you can find some when using Mobile Order service in the Disneyland app. As mentioned, the plant-based food category is marked with a green leaf icon. Other items may not be plant-based but are appropriate for certain vegetarians who eat, say, dairy or eggs. Keep your eye out for more changes to come across Disneyland Resort, and also keep in mind that it is possible for any of these vegetarian foods at Disneyland Resort to change ingredients due to availability. Always double check ingredients or that an item is still listed as plant-based if that is important to you.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Breakfast bowl at Red Rose TaverneSome of Disneyland tasty vegetarian foods are already plant-based, and some can be made plant-based with some modifications. We’ve noted some dishes you can easily modify with an asterisk. Ask at the restaurant about your options, as dishes may change. Things change so quickly at Disneyland! In fact, some of these items may be unavailable during the initial Disneyland reopening phase as menus are more limited. You can look at menus online or in the Disneyland app before you visit to scout out appropriate food items.

Also, you won’t find all vegetarian and plant-based options on the main menu or Mobile Order menu, unfortunately. We "uncover" a few in our secret menu item at Disneyland post, and we bring some to your attention here, too. Always ask for vegetarian items that may be off the menu or ask how the dish can be modified. Disneyland is usually very accommodating when it comes to modifying dishes due to allergies, dietary needs and lifestyle choices. You just need to speak up and ask.

Here’s a look at the very best vegetarian food at Disneyland Resort by park. Some are wholly plant-based, and some may contain dairy or eggs. Jump all the way down to find the best vegetarian snacks across both parks. (You’ll be hoppy to know that many favorite Disneyland snacks make the cut!)

The Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Park

The Very Best Plant-Based & Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Mushroom and farro stew

Soups, Gumbo and Chilis

The Very Best Vegetarian Foods at Disneyland Resort-broccoli cheddar

Do you love soup in a bread bowl as much as I do? Then you have several choices! You can order plant-based Mushroom, Vegetable and Farro Stew at Royal Street Veranda and Harbour Galley. The Cheddar Broccoli Soup is back at Harbour Galley. Royal Street Veranda also has Potato Leek Soup.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-7 Greens Gumbo

As of Sept. 7, 2023, The new Tiana's Palace in New Orleans Square serves a plant-based 7 Greens Gumbo with white beans, okra, yams, sweet potatoes and heirloom rice. Kids can order a vegetarian baked macaroni and cheese. If you mobile order, your food will come in to-go containers. If you wait and order in person it will come in a bowl.

Another favorite vegetarian soup meal is the Jolly Holiday Combo at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Café. It’s a toasted cheese sandwich and tomato basil soup. It's a Frog Family favorite for sure!

Sandwiches and Wraps

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Veggie and gluten-free Burger Hungry Bear

You can find vegetarian sandwiches such as the toasted cheese sandwich at The Jolly Holiday Bakery Café. Many restaurants offer a veggie patty in place of a hamburger patty, so just ask if you can substitute it. Hungry Bear makes a classic Impossible cheeseburger. The fries or Cuties are plant-based sides, but when you mobile order, the menu will tell you that onion rings are not. If you order off of the Fantasmic! dining package menu at Hungry Bear, you can choose plant-based Impossible Sloppy Joe.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Bean Patty Burger at Red Rose Taverne

Red Rose Taverne makes a plant-based Candelabra's Flaming Burger. It has a house-made black bean patty, spicy chipotle-lime aioli, arugula and plant-based pepper jack cheese. The bean patty is a good choice if you are not a fan of the Impossible or Beyond meats. It lives up to its name with a little spicy kick.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Wrap at Cafe Daisy

A new tasty plant-based item has popped up at the new Café Daisy in Mickey's Toontown. The Spring Garden Wrap is a fresh wrap with romaine and quinoa, creamy lemon dressing, edamame and toasted pumpkin seeds. There's also a Cheesy Pizza Flop-Over (has dairy). But we really like the wrap. It comes with house-made chips or mandarin orange.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Veggie Mushroom PhillyGalactic Grill has two meatless options for lunch and dinner. If you eat dairy, the Mushroom Philly Sandwich is so flavorful. We really love the taste and texture of this sandwich. We highly recommend it.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Veggie Wrap

The plant-based option at Galactic Grill is a Veggie Wrap with black beans, corn with mixed greens and sun-dried tomato spread. At breakfast there is a plant-based burrito.

If we had to choose between one of the two wraps, the Spring Garden Wrap at Café Daisy would be our top pic.

Finding Vegetables and Plant-Based Dishes

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Skewer

We can all use more veggies in our diet. Our Frog Family favorites include the Hummus Trio and Outback Vegetable Skewers at Bengal BBQ. The skewers are vegan but cooked on a shared grill. The hummus trio has crisp veggies and fresh hummus. You can also pick up the hummus trio at Tropical Imports, the produce stand next-door. Throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, the produce stands have fresh fruit, vegetables, Hippeas and many other snacks.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Hummus Trio

The Tropical Hideaway in Adventureland has some nice meatless snacks: the Spiced Vegetable Bao and the Sweet Lumpia with pineapple and cream cheese.

You can find more plant-based meals and treats in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. It seems as if the plant-based meals with the green leaf in the app landed in Batuu first before spreading across the resort. The plant-based meals contain no animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey. Here are the choices on the regular menus (you might see some seasonal plant-based items pop up as well):

  • Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread with meatless meatballs, herb hummus, tomato-cucumber relish and pita
  • Ithorian Garden Patty Bun* the bun has had dairy in the past, so order the Milk-Allergy version (scroll to the bottom when mobile ordering) if you want to be sure.
  • Ronto-less Garden Wrap
  • Blue and green milk (for the new Toydaria Swirl, order without the mango jelly if you're vegan — it has lactose in it.)
  • Kat Saka Kettle popcorns
  • Most drinks are vegan except for The Outer Rim and T-16 Skyhopper at Oga’s Cantina

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Ronto

Cool off with the plant-based Poola Blossum Slush at Kat Saka's Kettle. This Ube-flavored drink in Galaxy's Edge.

You can enjoy the plant-based Cauliflower Tacos at Rancho del Zocalo. They come with rice and beans. You can ask for a vegetarian tostada salad there, as well.

Salads

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Salad at Red Rose Taverne

A few new plant-based salads have recently appeared on menus. We really like the sweet and tangy citrus vinaigrette of the Kale-Chickpea Salad at Red Rose Taverne. (Although our salad seemed to be missing those chickpeas, so definitely ask about that, if that's your main source of protein.) It has dried cranberries and orange slices.

Jolly Holiday Bakery Café also has a plant-based salad. The Cranberry-Pecan Salad has mixed greens, pecans, feta, tomatoes, dried cranberries and a fresh breadstick.

The Cosmic Cran-Apple Burst salad does not list any meat or dairy, but it is not on the plant-based menu.

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks and Pizza or Pasta

For those of you who eat cheese, you can get mozzarella cheese sticks at the Golden Horseshoe. Yum!

Alien Pizza Planet sometimes has a plant-based Impossible Bolognese with seasonal vegetables over pasta. You can order a dairy-free cheese pizza or enjoy the Satellite Salad or Cosmic Cran-Apple Burt Salad.

Noodles

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Sesame Noodles

Alien Pizza Planet has a newer plant-based item. The Sesame-Ginger vegetable Noodles dish has stir-fried vegetables in a sesame-ginger sauce. It comes topped with scallions and cilantro. There is a similar dish with chicken, so be careful when ordering and picking up.

Vegetarian Breakfast Options at Disneyland

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Mickey waffles

We have a whole post on finding breakfast at Disneyland. Here are a few vegetarian favorites. Enjoy the Little Town Harvest Bowl at Red Rose Taverne. We love this tasty plant-based breakfast bowl with quinoa, cauliflower and more in it. It's really filling and keeps you satisfied for a while. Speaking of bowls, Galactic Grill also has a plant-based Impossible Breakfast Bowl. It has potato bites topped with plant-based sausage, grilled peppers & onions, egg, and cheddar. It's nice and portable.

Pick up a meat-free breakfast chimichanga at the Ship to Shore Marketplace across from Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. As mentioned, you can enjoy the Ronto-less Garden Wrap, which is also available in the morning at Ronto Roasters. Along those same lines, you can order the breakfast burrito or loaded breakfast sandwich at Galactic Grill with no meat or go for the French toast sticks instead. There is a new Impossible breakfast bowl at Galactic Grill. It's filling and great for eating on the go in its small cup.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Breakfast Bowl Galactic Grill

A new Soy Chorizo Country Breakfast Burrito joined the breakfast menu at Galactic Grill. This plant-based burrito is filled with soy chorizo, spiced potatoes, grilled peppers, onions, egg, cheddar, pico de gallo and chipotle sauce. It's wrapped in a spinach tortilla.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Breakfast burrito- Plant-based

If you are vegan, you can request vegan Mickey waffles and a tofu scramble at Plaza Inn. When you check in, tell the cast member of your dietary needs (such as vegan or gluten-free waffles) before you sit. Mickey waffles are also a gluten-free Disneyland favorite for people who do not eat gluten. You can also get a vegan Mickey waffle at Carnation Café or oatmeal. For egg eaters, there are other options but you may have to substitute bacon or sausage for other sides.

Table-Service Options

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Pasta at Blue Bayou

When sitting down to eat, you can dine on a few meat-free dishes. At Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square, you can get a plant-based Sunchoke and Pistachio Pesto Pasta dish or Esabeche salad. The crème brûlée at both Blue Bayou and Café Orleans is plant-based and so, so good!

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Creme Brulee

At Café Orleans, you can find plant-based hummus on the small bites menu and a farro risotto on the main menu. Menus do change seasonally.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Hummus at Cafe Orleans

The vegetarian triple cheese Monte Cristo (has dairy) comes with Pommes Frites (also with dairy — parmesan).

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Three-Cheese Monte-Cristo and Pommes Frites

At Carnation Café, try the house-made hearty Veggie Burger, but keep in mind that as a plant-based item, you are also getting a drier plant-based bun than the brioche bun that comes with the regular burger. The Carnation Garden Salad is also plant-based. For dessert, there is a plant-based Brownie à la Mode at Carnation Café.

At breakfast, try the oatmeal or plant-based Mickey Waffles (you may have to ask for them). There are a few items you can modify to meet you needs. The Veggie Skillet has eggs and dairy but is otherwise meat free.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Plant-based dish at River Belle

River Belle Terrace completely changed its menus. Now the restaurant serves brunch and dinner. The brunch and dinner menus offer plant-based Roasted Summer Squash. The dinner menu also has plant-based Deviled Meatballs & Grits (it is so yummy!) and a dessert. Ask your servers for more options at these restaurants as menus are always changing.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Deviled Meatballs and Grits

Vegetarian-Friendly Beverages

Many drinks are vegetarian and plant-based, but we are hoppin' excited that these iconic Disneyland drinks fall in those categories, too:

  • Jungle Julep
  • Mint Julep
  • Blue and green milk
  • Hot chocolate at Starbucks/Market House

The Best Vegetarian Food at Disney California Adventure

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - impossible meat

Disney California Adventure also has a variety of vegetarian foods. We are toadally excited about the new plant-based options in Avengers Campus and San Fransokyo Square. Hop along as we explore some options in that park.

Plant-Based Items in Avengers Campus

Just read the sign inside Pym Test Kitchen to see that this location is looking to make a great impact with small solutions. It says, "Pym Test Kitchen is significantly shrinking our environmental footprint and water consumption by offering plant-based meat form our partners at Impossible Foods. Small actions on the plate mean big impacts for a healthy planet."

The big plant-based item here is the Impossible Spoonful. It's Rigatoni and ditalini pastas with plant-based meatballs, tomato sauce, dairy-free parmesan cheese and basil. There is a tadpole version as well.

At breakfast, the Impossible Quantum Garden Breakfast consists of a plant-based omelet with Impossible breakfast sausage, potato bites and focaccia toast.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - breakfast shaw warm up

The Shawarma Palace has plant-based options all day. At breakfast, kick-start your day with the Impossible Breakfast Sha-warm-up. It's a pita with plant-based breakfast sausage, egg, dairy-free American cheese and potato bites. It comes with a spiced syrup.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - victory shwarma

For lunch and dinner, the Impossible Victory Falafel is a pita filled with plant-based falafel and  cauliflower, with garlic spread, hummus and coconut yogurt-tahini sauce with pickled vegetables. That plant-based yogurt sauce is everything. Yum!

Plant-Based Foods in San Fransokyo Square

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Yaki Udon Bowl at Lucky Fortune

The Yaki Udon Bowl at Lucky Fortune Cookery is chock-full of yummy veggies. This plant-based dish comes in both an adult and child portion. It has mushrooms, sugar snap peas, roasted red peppers and bok choy with dark soy and Hoisin sauces.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Soba noodle salad

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort-Baymax SourdoughThe new Aunt Cass Café in San Fransokyo Square sells mac and cheese in a bread bowl, plant-based sourdough and plant-based Soba Noodle Salad in a bread bowl. The salad has tofu, cabbage, edamame, carrots, roasted corn, scallions and cilantro topped with crispy shallots and sesame ginger dressing. Just be careful when ordering, because the salad also comes in a version that has shrimp.

Even the Baymax sourdough is plant-based!

Soups, Chilis, Cones and Bread Bowls

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Cone

Some of our favorite foods at Disney California Adventure come in cones or sourdough bread bowls, so it makes us hoppy that there are meatless subs for these iconic foods. You do not have to miss out on those fun Cozy Cone Motel cones in Cars Land (although if you are vegan, you’ll need to skip the cheese and the bread cone). They used to have a vegetarian Chili Cone Queso, but we have not seen it lately, and you can order the bacon mac and cheese cone without the bacon.

Vegetarian Versions of “Dogs”

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Philly Dog

If you are looking for a meat-free version of a hot dog or corn dog, you have options! Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggety dog! Try the Plant-Based Philly Dog at Award Wieners. It’s on a toasted bun and topped with mushrooms, grilled onions and peppers with vegan crema. Our only complaint is that if those toppings aren't your fave and you wanted a different wiener instead, you cannot substitute the plant-based wiener for an all-beef wiener in another dish. (At least not when we asked.) The filmstrip fries do not contain meat.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Corn Dog

Corn dogs seem to go well with boardwalks and theme parks, at least in my mind. You can get your cheddar cheese, breaded and deep-fried golden brown down near the water at Corn Dog Castle. During some holidays and festivals, you might even find some more cheese options (for example, there was a Spicy Pepper Jack Cheese Stick during Halloween).

Speaking of cheese, you can get vegan cheese pizza at nearby Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta (and at Alien Pizza Planet at Disneyland). You’ll have to request it, and it may take a little longer to cook. You can also get pasta or salads and can modify them to meet your dietary needs (at both locations).

Tacos, Skewers, Sandwiches, Burgers and More

Paradise Garden Grill has a seasonal rotating menu that varies for holidays and festivals. The seasonal menus usually have vegetarian and plant-based dishes on them, so look out for those.

During festivals, such as Food & Wine Festival in the spring, the event guide usually makes it easy to locate vegetarian and vegan options at Paradise Garden Grill and throughout the marketplace kiosks. In 2023, every item at Paradise Garden Grill was plant-based during Food and Wine.

At Cocina Cucmonga at Pacific Wharf, check out the Tacos Dorados de Papa. They come topped with dairy-free crema, cabbage slaw and tomatillo salsa. Smokejumper's Grill at Grizzly Peak and Flo's V8 Café each have an Impossible Burger.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - Tacos Dorados de Papa

Studio Catering Co. offers a new plant-based dish — Sopes de Chorizo con Papas. It has refred beans, lettuce and pico de gallo with nopales, cilantro, creme and pickled red onion. Paradise Garden Grill added a Plant-Based Chorizo Quesadilla. It has poblano, onions and mozzarella. It's topped with cilantro crema and has salsa roja and escabeche.

Table-Service Options at Disney California Adventure

When dining at Carthay Circle, ask your server about any off-menu items including a veggie tower, a veggie burger at lunch, vegan pasta and sorbet for dessert. The lounge menu has some meatless items.

At Wine Country Trattoria, look for the Spaghetti Aglio Olio. The tomato salad is on the plant-based menu. For dessert, try the Crème Brûlée.

At Lamplight Lounge, we can shed some light on some of the plant-based menu items — such as the Pastrami-spiced Impossible Burger and Brussels Caesar — as well as secret menu items. Ask your server about them. Modify the nachos to make them vegetarian or vegan. You can order a plant-based brownie with ice cream at Lamplight Lounge.

At the Lamplight Lounge Boardwalk Dining you can order a plant-based curried cauliflower dish. The Boardwalk Dining (upstairs) has a slightly different menu than the downstairs dining room.

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - tasting terraceThe Lamplight Lounge brunch menu has Potato Flautas Lamplight Chilaquiles on the brunch menu. Other dishes, such as the Egg White Frittata Bake and New York Avocado Toast, could easily be modified to be vegetarian.

If you are a Magic Key, you and you guests can enjoy food and drink at Magic Key Terrace. The menus change all the time, but always have some plant-based offerings. Ask about plant-based versions of the sliders or the flatbread. The nonalcoholic A Bug's Drink is refreshing and a fun throwback to Heimlich's Chew Chew Train. I can hear his voice saying, "Ooh, watermelon!"

Refreshing Drinks

You can partake in some frozen goodness. Try the Mangonada Smoothie at Schmoozies! There are now boozy drinks at Adorable Snowman's Frosted Treats!

Vegetarian and Plant-Based Breakfast at Disney California Adventure

Besides the items in Avengers Campus and brunch at Lamplight Lounge, you can now get breakfast at Smokejumpers Grill! There is a plant-based Chorizo Burrito. While not plant-based, the smoothies at Schmoozies! are vegetarian.

The Best Vegetarian Snacks at Disneyland Resort

The Very Best Vegetarian Food at Disneyland Resort - dole whip

Now, onto a favorite subject of ours — the best Disneyland snacks across the parks! Vegetarian eaters will be hoppy to know that many of our favorite Disneyland snacks are OK to eat. Ribbit, ribbit! Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Dole Whip (yes, it’s vegan, including the floats and some specialty whips!)
  • Churros
  • Cotton candy
  • Mickey pretzel
  • Pickles
  • Popcorn
  • Fruit and veggies (and bags of Hippeas) at the produce stands
  • Sourdough bread
  • Caramel apples
  • Ice cream (Ghirardelli has vegan ice cream options, as does Clarabelle's in Disney California Adventure)
  • Sorbet and strawberry ice pop (also vegan)
  • Salt & Straw in Downtown Disney has delicious vegan ice cream flavors. We love the freckled Mint TCHO-colate Chip! Black Tap also has dairy-free ice cream.
  • Frozen bananas from the ice cream carts (it's a dairy-free chocolate)

This is not meant to be a complete list of the best vegetarian food at the Disneyland Resort, but it will certainly give you an idea of where to begin. You can find foods that meet your dietary needs, and hopefully help you to discover other options. Keep in mind that menus and items are always changing. We try to keep up with it, but we have literally hopped into a Disneyland restaurant one day and found the menus to change the very next day! So always ask questions before you order so you know what it is in your food.

If you have any favorite vegetarian foods at Disneyland that we haven't mentioned, please share them in the comments below. And be on the lookout for new items to come!

Related: Uncovering Disneyland Secret Menu Items

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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