As more and more of visitors have adopted a vegan lifestyle, Walt Disney World in Florida has responded by expanding the plant-based food options across the four theme parks, resorts, and the rest of the property.
Below, we’ve compiled a list of the best vegan eats so you can stick to your lifestyle and enjoy the delicious creations from the Disney kitchens.
Vegan Food at the Magic Kingdom
In addition to the restaurants below, you can find vegan options at many other eateries, including Cinderella’s Royal Table, Storybook Treats, and several more.
The Dole Whip is one of Walt Disney World’s most beloved treats, and thankfully, it’s naturally vegan. Aloha Isle is the original spot to find this delectable dessert, but you can get a Dole Whip at several places throughout the parks and resorts. It’s the perfect refresher on a hot Florida day.
Located in Tomorrowland, you can get an Impossible Burger and fries at this quick-service restaurant, but that’s not all. They also have a unique vegan Sloppy Joe, which plant-based visitors love.
One of the newest full-service restaurants in the Magic Kingdom, this restaurant has several vegan options, including Falls Family Falafel, Curried Vegetable Crew Stew, Congo Connie’s Coconut Curry Concoction, among others.
You can also order the Perkins Thai Noodles without chicken to make it vegan. Another bonus is that this is one of the few places in the park that serves alcohol. Try to make a reservation if you want to dine here.
This table-service restaurant is located in Liberty Square and offers all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving food every day. Still, they have delicious alternatives for vegans on their All-You-Care-To-Enjoy Plant-Based Tavern Keeper’s Feast. This option includes Impossible Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, salad, and warm apple cake.
If you’re craving southwestern or Mexican food, then this Frontierland quick-service restaurant is the place to be. They offer a veggie rice bowl and southwest salad, both of which are vegan, as well as a plant-based cheeseburger. Several sides are also vegan, including their delightful rice and beans.
Vegan Food at EPCOT
Perhaps more than any of the other parks, EPCOT is known for its restaurants and food. The park features the food, drink, and culture of 11 countries, and many of them have created vegan versions of signature dishes.
It might surprise you to learn that an old-fashioned German beer hall restaurant has vegan options, but they have quite a few. They offer fishless fillets and beefless tips for protein, and many of their salads and sides are also plant-based. Best of all, their signature pretzel rolls are also 100% vegan.
This table service restaurant located in The Land Pavilion is one of the original vegetarian and vegan-friendly spots in all of Walt Disney World. Chip’N’Dale’s Harvest Feast is vegan and offers a veggie loaf with tomato sauce, rice pilaf, vegetables, berry shortcake, and more. It has pioneered delicious animal-friendly food for the entire Disney property.
This newer restaurant located in the America Pavilion is another one where you wouldn’t expect to find vegan food, but they have a yummy BBQ jackfruit burger, and you can substitute that jackfruit on their power greens salad and several other dishes.
Located in the United Kingdom Pavilion, the Rose and Crown is a favorite EPCOT spot. They’re vegan friendly with dishes like Vegan Fish and Chips, Tofu Masala Curry, Vegan Bangers and Mash, and others. The chefs have done a great job converting classic British fare, which usually is meat-heavy.
Sunshine Seasons is located in The Land Pavilion and is a quick-service restaurant. They have vegan sushi, lots of vegan noodle dishes, including several with vegan proteins like beef and chicken, vegan sandwiches, and desserts. They’re known for healthier fare, so everyone in your family can find something to sustain them during a long day in the park.
One of the best parts of visiting EPCOT is touring the World Showcase and sampling the food and drink of each of the eleven countries. Luckily, many of them have vegan options, and one of our favorites is Tangierine Cafe. They have falafel, hummus, and more.
Via Napoli is EPCOT’s traditional Neopolitan pizza restaurant. They have a vegan Margherita pizza made with their incredible crust. In addition, their homemade spaghetti marinara is also vegan, so you have more than one option.
Vegan Food at Hollywood Studios
If you’re looking for a laugh, this is the perfect table service restaurant for you. The waiters and waitresses act like your mom or dad from a 1950s sitcom. They serve vegan meatballs and pasta, and vegan milkshakes for a delicious dessert.
There’s no need for vegans to leave Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to find some nosh since this quick-service restaurant has options for everyone. Try the Felucian Kefta and Hummus Garden Spread, a favorite among all guests. The signature blue and green milk beverages sold throughout the land are also entirely vegan.
One of the oldest and most beloved restaurants in Hollywood Studios and throughout the parks is this table service eatery, and it has gone vegan with several dishes. These include the Vegetarian Pho, Wild Mushroom Risotto, and enjoy the Chocolate Coconut Cake for dessert.
Italian restaurants can be excellent for finding vegan options, and this table service spot in Hollywood Studios is one of them. Their bread service is vegan, as is the Polenta Cake with Mushroom and Herb Cauliflower, Margherita Flatbread, Minestrone Soup, and Lemon Sorbet. That gives you options for several courses at this cozy spot.
This table service restaurant is ideal for the movie buffs, car enthusiasts, and sci-fi fans in your family. There are plenty of options for the vegans, including the Flying Saucer Impossible Burger, Spicy Szechuan Lettuce Wraps, and their yummy warm cookies.
Along with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land is one of the park’s most popular areas. Woody’s Lunch Box, the quick-service restaurant in this land, has several vegan dishes, including a grilled cheese sandwich called the Toasted Cheddar and plant-based “Totchos,” a take on nachos with tater tots instead of tortilla chips.
Vegan Food at the Animal Kingdom
Animal lovers won’t just love animal kingdom for all its notable residents but also its vegan-friendly dining options – even at a barbecue restaurant!
You’ll notice the enticing aroma of smoked meat before you even see Flame Tree Barbecue, and now, vegans don’t have to pass by empty-handed. This quick-service restaurant has a vegan sausage served with coleslaw, fried onions strings, and barbecue sauce. You can have french fries or oranges on the side.
Satu’li Canteen is located in Pandora. It offers fully customizable bowls so that you can pick and choose your own vegan options. For the base, you can do potato hash, rice and beans, and they offer tofu for protein and a few vegan dressing options. Alternatively, you can also build a vegan salad.
Located near the entrance to Pandora, Tiffins is a sit-down restaurant, and Nomad Lounge, which is attached, offers small plates and signature craft cocktails. They go beyond usual vegan options to some creative dishes like North African Spiced Tofu and vegan tacos and passionfruit tapioca for dessert.
Located in the Asia section of the park close to Expedition Everest, Yak and Yeti serves fresh Asian-inspired dishes. For vegans, they offer an Asian Beyond burger and a roasted vegetable bowl. In addition, you can substitute tofu or other vegan proteins in many of their dishes for more options.
Vegan Food at Disney Springs
Now, you can shop until you drop at Disney Springs and still refuel on delectable vegan Disney dishes. From appetizers to desserts, you’ll find many options throughout the areas of Disney Springs. In addition to the restaurants on this list, many others offer Impossible Burgers or other vegan staples.
Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza offers vegan cheese, which means you can do vegan special orders of many of their pies. Their menu is build-your-own pie, and all of their bases are naturally vegan, as are both of their red sauces (spicy and regular). They have tons of vegetable topping options as well as vegan plant-based chorizo.
The delightful baked creations from Erin McKenna’s Bakery are sold throughout Walt Disney World. Everything that comes out of their kitchen is entirely vegan and gluten-free, but they’re so good you’ll hardly realize it. They offer soft-serve ice cream, cookies, doughnuts, cakes, and many other favorite baked desserts.
This fresh Mexican restaurant has several vegan options. For a unique appetizer, try the Pumpkin Seed Hummus. For an entree, vegans can enjoy Garlicky Mushroom and Eggplant Tacos (hold the cheese). Frontera Cocina has a beautiful atmosphere.
One of the famed Iron Chefs, Morimoto’s restaurant is one of the most popular in Disney Springs. They have several options for vegans, including Kung Pao Cauliflower, Wok Sauteed Chinese Vegetables, and Stir-Fried Tofu Medley for entrees. There are also several appetizers. Be sure to ask for gluten-free soy sauce, as the regular may not be vegan.
You can enjoy the playfully named This Shepherd Went Vegan, as well as mushroom risotto, a nut burger, and onion rings. Their menu and kitchen are highly customizable as well, so if there’s something else you want, they may be able to modify it to meet your dietary needs.
In addition to Irish, Asian, and Mexican food, you can also enjoy vegan Italian food in Disney Springs. They offer vegan-friendly pasta dishes, and you can get the pizza or the grilled vegetable sandwich without pesto or cheese.
Vegan Food at the Resorts
No matter which resort you’re at, you’ll always have vegan options. You can find vegan nosh at every hotel in at least one of the restaurants or eateries. These listed below are some of our favorites.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop–Yacht and Beach Club
This is one of Walt Disney World’s most beloved dessert shops, and now you can get a whole bunch of vegan options there. There are many vegan ice cream flavors and desserts, but there are vegan entrees as well, such as vegan chili (by itself or served over tater tots) and a plant-based burger with unbelievable homemade onion jam.
The California Grill has an entire dedicated vegetarian and vegan menu. That means that it’s more than just an afterthought or addition to the menu. The chef at California Grill has worked diligently to create delectable options for everyone, with dishes like tofu steak, vegan pho, vegan sushi, and more.
We’ve neglected breakfast a bit on this list (have no fear though, Mickey waffles are vegan!), but Kona Cafe serves up vegan dishes for all three meals of the day. In the morning, enjoy Loco Moco or signature Tonga Toast, just be sure to order it vegan. There are other dishes on the lunch and dinner menus, including the vegetable bowl.
Grand Floridian Cafe–Grand Floridian
The Grand Floridian is the flagship hotel in Walt Disney World, and it has a number of award-winning restaurants. Citricos and Narcoosee’s have vegan options, as does Grand Floridian Cafe at all three meals. Enjoy avocado toast for breakfast, an Impossible Burger for lunch or dinner, and apple crisp with coconut milk ice cream for dessert.
Sanaa–Animal Kingdom Lodge
Sanaa is a hidden gem at Kidani Village at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, and it’s a wonderful option for vegan eats. Since it’s Indian and African-inspired cuisine, many dishes are naturally vegan. Their famous bread service is even offered with a vegan version.
The Riviera Resort is the newest at Walt Disney World, and Topolino’s Terrace is located at the top of the hotel. The bread service is naturally vegan, and there are vegan options on all parts of the menu, including appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts.
Tips for Vegans at Disney World
There’s even more to explore as a vegan visiting Walt Disney World.
Even if there don’t appear to be vegan options on a menu, our biggest tip is always to ask. Several restaurants and quick-service counters have vegan options that aren’t on the menu. In some cases, they can also easily substitute a vegan protein if there’s a dish that sounds good to you or customize a dish by leaving off an animal-based component.
You can find certain favorites across the property that are always vegan. One of them is Mickey pretzels, sold at kiosks everywhere. Another is popcorn. Perhaps surprisingly, the butter on Disney’s popcorn is completely nondairy, so munch away. And that classic breakfast item, Mickey waffles, are also always vegan (avoid whipped cream and non-vegan toppings).
Walt Disney World has gone above and beyond in ensuring that they offer many tasty options for vegans. It’s one of the best places in the United States to vacation as a vegan because of all the food and drink options.