Vegan friendly Disney
Visiting the Disney World Resorts just got a lot more vegan friendly. Following the launch of their plant-based dining guide back in 2019, which helped those seeking healthier, animal- and eco-friendly plant-based options find them at Disney’s themeparks, they’ve now added hundreds more plant-based options. They highlight these items on menus with a specialty plant-based icon: a green leaf. This same icon is also on food carts and kiosks to help guests find plant-based snacks and treats, such as fan-favorite, the vegan version of a Mickey-shaped pretzel.
At one of the Magic Kingdom’s newer eateries, you can find a whole host of fun and unique foods. For instance, one dish which is plant-based is the Perkins Thai Noodles, a plant-based combination of tofu, vegetables, and rice noodles with a spicy soy-chili-garlic sauce. The Vegetable “Wellington”, found at another of Disney’s eateries, is made from chopped-up mushrooms and artichokes wrapped in pastry, and is served with Brussels sprouts and romesco, a sauce made of charred tomatoes and roasted red peppers.
The manager of health and wellness for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Cheryl Dolven says, “We didn’t just want it to offer a few basic things — we really wanted those plant-based options to be plentiful and an integrated part of our guest experience.” Visitors can now also more easily find veganized versions of classic dishes like spaghetti and meatballs which uses Impossible meatballs, from Impossible Foods.
All plant-based options at Disney are made without animal meat, dairy, eggs or honey. Instead they’re made with ingredients from plants: vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and seeds.