Walt Disney World: Magical Eats that are Gluten, Dairy & Soy Free!

I’m just going to say it, I miss traveling! I am sure a lot of you are in the same boat. When I think about future travels, a few places come to mind, but one just fills my soul with pixie dust, and I can’t wait until I can visit any of the Disney Parks soon! Disney has always played a part in my life and I was even lucky enough to make magic for a while back in the day! Since a lot of my recent travel plans have been put on hold, I figured I would go back in time and talk about my trip to Walt Disney World back in 2017! 

Why am I talking about a trip that happened years ago? Walt Disney World was one of the first trips I took when I went gluten, dairy and soy free! I also get a ton of questions about what and where to eat at Walt Disney World. Especially after my blog, Disney California Adventure: Gluten, Dairy and Soy Free Food Review. Plus Disney brings magic, so just talking about it I am reminded of the fun I had during that trip. Now my first and most recent trip to Walt Disney World was back in 2017 so I don’t remember everything I ate, but I do remember where we ate (or at least the ones that left an impression). Let’s step into the magic and begin my review of Walt Disney World when it comes to food restrictions. 

Magic Kingdom
The first time I saw Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom I thought I was going to faint! My jaw dropped and I was just amazed at its beauty! 

  • Tony’s Town Square 
    • I love Lady & The Tramp; which is why I had to eat here! The Cast was extremely helpful in navigating the menu and they handled food restrictions so well. The food wasn’t super spectacular, but the experience was wonderful!

EPCOT
I’m just going to state it, EPCOT is my favorite park at Walt Disney World! I also went during Food & Wine, so maybe that’s what sealed the deal for me. Oh and the food selection here was by far the best out of all the parks in my personal opinion. Next time I want to do a character dining experience at the Garden Grill Restaurant. 

  • Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
    • I wasn’t sure if I would be able to participate in the Food part of Food & Wine, but boy was I surprised! I went to Guest Relations where they had booklets available that offered an allergy friendly guide to Food & Wine! 
  • Sunshine Seasons 
    • This place is amazing! I highly recommend this place for some fresh food. I will definitely be going back to this place on my next trip!   

Animal Kingdom
I was pleasantly surprised by the plethora of options at Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Plus when all else fails, I knew I could have a spiked Dole Whip so I was going to be okay. Also, I was truly impressed by the variety of food options that were available here that could accommodate my food restrictions. Next time I want to check out Yak & Yeti, I heard they have a great variety of allergy friendly products! 

  • Satu’li Canteen at Pandora
    • I wasn’t sure about how I was going to like the food, but I honestly enjoyed this quick service option! Lots of fresh ingredients and again the Cast was extremely helpful navigating the menu! 

Hollywood Studios
When I went to Hollywood Studios, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land were under construction. I have heard amazing things about the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater and 50s Prime Time Cafe

  • ABC Commissary 
    • If I am being honest, the food was okay. It wasn’t anything spectacular, but I thought the Cast Members were extremely helpful in navigating the menu.  

Disney Springs
If I am being honest, you can spend a whole day here! Disney Springs is so much fun, from shopping to eating and the fact you can walk around Disney Springs with drinks. It’s family fun for everyone! 

  • The Boathouse 
    • Literally the best restaurant at Disney Springs! I got to enjoy a Lobster Roll and the best gluten free fresh baked bread! 
  • Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC 
    • It wouldn’t be a proper Walt Disney World food allergy post unless I talked about this yummy bakery! They have a variety of great gluten free, vegan baked goods. It’s always a treat to be able to walk into a shop and order almost anything. 
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company 
    • Joffrey’s is all around the Walt Disney World Resort, but the location at Disney Springs is just worth checking out. I like Joffrey’s way more than Starbucks! 

Walt Disney World’s Hotels
There are more than 25 resorts on property! As much as I would love to have eaten at each one, there were a few stand outs and places I would definitely check out again! 

  • Disney’s All Star Sports Resort 
    • End Zone Food Court 
      • I was able to enjoy Mickey Waffles that were gluten, dairy and soy free! Please note that allergy food takes a little bit longer to prepare, so I recommend going to the food court a few minutes before or ordering your meal before your party so you can eat at the same time. 
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort 
    • Kona Cafe
      • This place handled my food restrictions so well, I felt totally comfortable eating here! The chef that night was so personable and helpful navigating the menu and making me something special. Highly recommend! 
    • Pineapple Lanai
      • Dole Whips, need I say more? Okay, I will because they do offer both traditional soft serve (aka dairy ice cream) and classic Dole Whips. Nevertheless, just inform the Cast about your allergies. To make it even more magical, order your Dole Whip and watch the fireworks from Magic Kingdom over in the sand at the Polynesian Village Resort. 

After all this fun talk I am getting even more excited for the day I get to visit Walt Disney World again! Another place that I want to check out, Hoop De Doo Musical Revue that was unfortunately closed due to Hurricane Irma in 2017.

Have you been to Walt Disney World? What was your favorite park? Have you visited a Disney Park with food allergies? What’s your go to restaurant or quick service when you are at the parks? Until we can all walk down Main Street USA again, I hope you and your family have a magic day!

Please note that menus, chefs, restaurant management, food handling practices could have changed since my visit in 2017. If you’re interested in any of these restaurants please note in your online dining reservation and always talk to the Cast Members when you arrive to ensure you are in good hands. Also, take a look at the most recent reviews on AllergyEats to see what others are saying regarding dining at The Walt Disney World Resort. 

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