It is a new year and that means it is Veganuary! This month hundreds of thousands of people will be trying out a plant-based diet for the month of January.
If you are visiting Disney World as a vegan, on a plant-based diet or looking for some meat-free meals then check out my top 31 vegan Disney dishes for the 31 days of Veganuary!
1) Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper's Canteen, Magic Kingdom
The best restaurant for vegans at Magic Kingdom is Jungle Navigation Co. Skipper’s Canteen. With theming from The Jungle Cruise choose from a range of plant-based dishes such as the Fall's Family Falafels, Perkins Thai Noodles, Curried Vegetable Crew Stew and Panna-Connie's Congo Lime Delight.
2) Rosie's All-American Cafe, Hollywood Studios
A totally unique dish appeared on the menu at Rosie's All-American Cafe in 2020. The Toasted 'Lobster' Roll is made from marinated hearts of palm, celery, apple and a creamy old bay dressing. This seafood alternative dish comes with house-made potato chips.
3) City Works Eatery and Pour House, Disney Springs
Fancy a frickle? City Works Eatery and Pour House has a Fried Pickle option that is vegan without the ranch dressing or try their Kung Pao Cauliflower.
4) Yak & Yeti Restaurant, Animal Kingdom
Yak & Yeti Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Animal Kingdom and serves delicious Asian cuisine. The vegan dishes here include the Roasted Vegetable Bowl and a Beyond Burger. You can also modify a range of dishes to make them vegan, just speak to the chef to request this. Dishes such as sweet and sour chicken and miso salmon can have the animal proteins swapped to tofu to make them plant-based on request.
5) Beaches and Cream Soda Shop, Beach Club Resort
Head to everyone's favourite spot for some non-dairy ice cream and it's famous milkshakes, vegan versions are available upon request. On the menu is a plant-based chili with tots and a totally unique dessert of cookie fries with a range of dips.
6) Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood Studios
Want to enjoy a character dining experience? Hollywood & Vine is one of only two locations inside Disney Parks currently offering character dining. This modified experience will allow you to meet Minnie and her friends in their seasonal costumes and take some physically distanced photos. Included is a three-course meal which comes with a Plant-Based Chopped Salad, followed by Pan-seared King Trumpet Mushrooms and a Plant-Based Cherry Lemon Pie for dessert.
7) Rose & Crown Dining Room, EPCOT
At the Rose & Crown Dining Room in the UK Pavilion enjoy a Savoury Impossible Hot Pot. Modify the following entrees to make them vegan; Bangers and Mash (swap to plant-based sausages), Fish and Chips (request vegan when ordering), Tofu Masala Curry (swap the chicken to tofu).
8) Liberty Tree Tavern, Magic Kingdom
If you are looking to try a traditional Thanksgiving type meal then head to Liberty Tree Tavern. This New England style restaurant serves a three course plant-based meal featuring the Declaration Salad, an Impossible Meatloaf with all the trimmings and Johnny Appleseed’s Warm Apple Cake. Best of all this meal is all-you-care-to-enjoy, so you can order more of your favourite dishes!
9) House of Blues Restaurant & Bar, Disney Springs
The Impossible Burger at House of Blues is frequently rated one of the best vegan burgers at Walt Disney World! This plant-based burger comes with vegan cheese and and can be supersized with two Impossible patties!
10) Kona Cafe, Polynesian Village Resort
Have breakfast at one of the most beautiful resorts at Disney World and try some Polynesian cuisine. There are two iconic dishes on the menu: the Plant-Based Loco Moco and Tonga Toast. Loco Moco is made with plant-based eggs, sausage, rice, coconut milk and pico de gallo. Tonga Toast, which is a banana stuffed bread which is battered and deep fried, can be made vegan on request. If you are visiting for lunch or dinner enjoy a Vegetable Bowl, made from a jasmine broth with glass noodles and pineapple tofu.
11) Tiffins Restaurant, Animal Kingdom
Serving beautiful African cuisine Tiffins Restaurant has a range of tasty vegan dishes. Start with a Tinga Taco, order the North African Spiced Tofu as your entrée and finish the meal off with the Passionfruit Tapioca Crème. Don't miss out of their Signature Bread Service which feature a range of breads and flavourful dips (specify for the bread service to be made vegan when ordering).
12) Whispering Canyon Cafe, Wilderness Lodge
Calling all fans of barbecue! Whispering Canyon Café is the restaurant for you! This restaurant is famous for its all-you-care-to-enjoy skillets and they have a plant-based version on the dinner menu! Come here to enjoy maple-chipotle barbecued jackfruit, spicy ‘sausage’, mustard glazed beefless tips, herb brushed chick’n, roasted potatoes and vegetable. Also available is a Pan-Fried Red Quinoa Cakes dish. If you stop by Whispering Canyon Cafe for breakfast be sure to order the Plant-Based Pepper Jack ‘Cheese’ Frittata. This hearty meal will certainly set you up right for the day!
13) Woody's Lunch Box, Hollywood Studios
The Modified Totchos at Woody's Lunchbox has become a fan favourite which sees potato barrels covered in vegan chili and vegan cheese. Also available is a Toasted ‘Cheddar’ Sandwich. This American classic comes with plant-based cheese.
14) The Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom
Previously this character dining location served a buffet meal. The Crystal Palace recently reopened and whilst Winnie the Pooh and his friends are currently taking a break from meeting Guests the restaurant now offers a brand new set menu. The plant-based dishes are a Marinated Watermelon and Tomato Salad, Southern Fried Cauliflower and an Italian Strawberry Shortcake.
15) Topolino's Terrace, Riviera Resort
If you are looking for a character dining experience then head to Topolino's Terrace. At breakfast meet Mickey and his pals in their artist costumes and enjoy a totally vegan
Wild Mushroom Scramble. In the evening this restaurant turns to a fine dining service. Order the Olives Marinees or Beet Barigoule to start, the Tarbais Bean Cassoulet as a main and the Fruits of the Forest dessert all whilst looking out over Disney World Resort as this restaurant is on the top floor of the Riviera Resort. A perfect location for a sunset dinner.
16) ABC Commissary, Hollywood Studios
This quick service location has two vegan options on offer: the new Curry Rice Bowl with crispy marinated pineapple tofu or the California Burger with sriracha mustard and grilled peppers.
17) Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC, Disney Springs
A must visit for anyone with a sweet tooth! Everything in this bakery is vegan and gluten-free! Indulge in a range of cakes, pastries, ice creams, cupcakes and milkshakes. Anything sweet you crave will be found here!