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This is the WORST Disney World Park for Table Service Vegan Food!
Updated: Jul 29, 2021
We've looked at the best Disney World Park for table service vegan food but which park is the worst?
Which Disney Park has table service restaurants that don't quite hit the mark when it comes to vegan options?
Where will you have less choice and struggle to find good plant-based table service food?
The winner (or loser!) is....
Hollywood Studios only has five table service restaurants to choose from. This leads to not many options of places to dine when visiting this park if you are looking to enjoy a sit down meal. Because of the lack of table service restaurants it can also mean dining reservations are hard to get in this park.
When it comes to the vegan food on offer the choices aren't that great either. Let's take a look at the five Hollywood Studios table service restaurants and see what vegan foods they have on offer.
Hollywood Studios Table Service Restaurants Vegan Food
Here are the 5 table service restaurants you will find in Hollywood Studios and the vegan food on the menus.
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
One of the best table service restaurants in Hollywood Studios for vegan food is Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Here you can enjoy three courses all whilst in the awesome setting of a drive in movie theater! The tables are designed to look like vintage cars which makes this a super fun experience!
On the menu are Island Cake as a starter, which is a plant-based version of a crab cake made with hearts of palm. For your main course is the Flying Saucer Impossible Burger. This burger is topped with grilled portobello mushroom, cashew mozzarella cheese, garlic-tomato aïoli, nut-free pesto, lettuce and tomato and is served with fries. This is a great vegan burger! For dessert is the Cookie Shake, an actual vegan milkshake!
For great theming and good food this is one of the best places to dine at in Hollywood Studios for vegans.
50's Prime Time Cafe
This kitsch 1950's themed restaurant is one of my favourite Disney World restaurants for the theming! The entire restaurant is designed to look like you are dining at in a home from the 50's. Not only is the theming incredible this is also an interactive dining experience. The servers act as your extended family so bring your table manners with you or be prepared for a telling off!
The theming is what brings you to 50's Prime Time Cafe. The vegan food on the menu here is fine but not the most exciting.
The appetizer is Cousin Amy's Iceberg Lettuce Wedge. This is a nice option and comes with a plant-based ranch dressing, rice paper bacon, chives, cherry tomatoes and sliced red onions.
The entree is Cousin Harold's Vegetable Garden, which doesn't give you many ideas of what the dish may be! This option can change seasonally but is currently a rather uninspiring vegetable pasta dish.
The dessert is the best option out of the three and is a classic Warm Apple Crisp.
Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano
If you are a fan of Italian cuisine then Mama Melrose's is a good option for you. Here you will find some classic Italian foods as well as a unique entree.
To start with you have the option of two Italian classics: a Minestrone Soup or a Margherita Flatbread. The flatbread needs to be modified to be made vegan. Just speak with your server and they will be able to make these changes for you.
Next up is one of the most unique entrees at Disney World: the Polenta Cake, Mushroom, and Herb Cauliflower. This dish is made with polenta that is layered with sautéed mushroom, spinach and red pepper and comes with a cashew-cheese sauce.
For dessert is a Lemon Sorbet.
I like that Mama Melrose has a really unique entree on offer. The sorbet dessert is a bit of a let down now that there are much better vegan desserts on property. The only vegan dessert option in Disney restaurants used to be sorbet but thankfully most have moved forward now!
The Hollywood Brown Derby
The only restaurant that is a signature dining experience in Hollywood Studios is The Hollywood Brown Derby.
Choose from the Local Greens and Strawberry Salad to start with, which comes with candied pistachios, black ash cashew cheese and a champagne vinaigrette. The main is a Wild Mushroom Risotto (on the website menu this isn't listed as plant-based but look out for the green leaf symbol on the actual menu). For dessert is a Chocolate-Coconut Cake that comes with chocolate sauce and hazelnut cream.
Hollywood & Vine
Hollywood & Vine is the character dining restaurant in Hollywood Studios. If you are looking for a meal and to be able to see some of your favourite Disney characters then this is a good restaurant to book a reservation for.
At breakfast time you can see Disney Junior characters. The vegan options available are a Plant-Based Four-Egg Scramble and a Plant-based Egg Frittata with fire-roasted vegetables and a plant-based sour cream. Both of these come with breakfast potatoes and tomato jam.
At lunch and dinner time see Minnie and her friends! Enjoy a three-course meal which includes a Plant-Based Chopped Salad with Ranch Dressing, Asparagus and Summer Truffle Risotto and Spiced Cherry Pie.
Hollywood Studios Quick Service Vegan Food
If you are feeling disappointed in how few table service restaurants there are to choose from, can't get a dining reservation or are uninspired by the vegan food on the menus the great news is that Hollywood Studios is the best Disney World Park for quick service options!
There are so many quick service restaurants at Hollywood Studios to choose from and because of this you can easily dine in this park without ever needing to visit a table service restaurant! Plus the vegan options are really, really good!
Check out my Which Disney World Park is the Best for Quick Service Vegan Food blog post to find out all about the quick service options in Hollywood Studios and all the best vegan foods you can order from them!
Good Vegan Food Near Hollywood Studios
If you are wanting to adventure out of the park to dine there are some great options very close by. Hollywood Studios has the benefit of being on the Skyliner route and also within walking distance, or a short boat ride, to Disney's BoardWalk. This gives you easy access to even more restaurants at the Disney World hotels.
Best Restaurants for Vegan Food on the Skyliner Route
From Hollywood Studios you can hop onto the Skyliner to easily visit two resorts which have great vegan food: the Rivieria Resort and Caribbean Beach Resort.
Sebastian's Bistro at Caribbean Beach Resort
Sebastian's Bistro recently reopened with a new menu. This restaurant now serves family-style Caribbean food and the menu is delicious!
Come to this meal hungry as there is lots of amazing vegan food to enjoy! You will be served House-baked Rolls with Plant-Based Guava Butter and Caramelized Onion Jam and The Spice Necklace Salad to start with, which is made with mixed greens and kale, toasted pumpkin seeds, grilled pineapple, orange, spiced candied walnuts, radish with a key lime dressing.
The main is The Taste of the Caribbean, a selection of our favorite dishes inspired by the flavors of the Caribbean. You will get to try an Impossible kabob, fried jerk tofu and an Impossible sausage served with cilantro rice and red beans, vegetable curry and grilled broccolini. Yum!
For dessert is the famous Coconut-Pineapple Bread Pudding. I am so excited they have made a vegan version of this dessert! This dish is served with plant-based caramel sauce and vanilla rice milk frozen dessert.
This is the first Disney World restaurant where the plant-based meal is an exact replica of the main option so everyone can enjoy the same meal, no matter what their diet is!
Topolino's Terrace at the Riviera Resort
One of the best character dining meals at Disney World can be found at Topolino's Terrace. Come here for breakfast with Mickey and his pals! The vegan breakfast option is a Wild Mushroom Scramble that comes with a plant-based sausage and potatoes. On the kid's menu are Mickey Waffle Pops! This iconic Disney breakfast item can be made plant-based on request.
At dinner time this restaurant offers fine dining service and gourmet foods. You can enjoy stunning views over Walt Disney World Resort as this restaurant sits on the top floor of the Riviera Resort.
There are some great vegan foods on the menu. To start with try the Olives Marinée. The appetizer is Beets Barigoule, made with white beans, watercress, garden radish and lemon meringue.
The vegan entree is Tarbais Bean Cassoulet which is served with king trumpet mushrooms, root vegetables and plant-based sausage.
The dessert is Fruits of the Forest, a refreshing dessert made with black currant mousse, blueberry sorbet, marinated berries and hibiscus cake.
These two resorts also have two great quick service restaurants with tasty vegan options.
Centertown Market at Caribbean Beach Resort
Stop by Centertown Market at breakfast time where you can choose from three vegan breakfast options. The Island Bounty Platter comes with a plant-based Mickey waffle, Just Egg, home fries and plant-based sausage. The Avocado Toast comes with a unique twist as it is topped with tomatoes, oranges, pickled onions, and Sriracha mayonnaise. There is also a Steel-cut Oatmeal option which is topped with dried fruits and nuts.
If you are taking a break during the day and stop by for lunch, or visit after your visit to Hollywood Studios, you can order the Plant-based Fried Yucca Bowl, which is topped with black beans, pico de gallo, plant-based cheese, and plant-based sausage or an Impossible Market Burger with fries.
Primo Piatto at the Riviera Resort
Head to the beautiful Riviera Resort before your day at Hollywood Studios to eat the Plant-Based Egg Platter. This breakfast dish is made from plant-based eggs, grilled vegetables and plant-based Italian sausage.
For lunch and dinner the vegan option is the tasty Grilled Vegetable Skewer. A grilled pita bread is topped with a quinoa salad and has a kick from the harissa-marinated vegetables and also comes with plant-based cucumber yogurt and a lemon-tomato vinaigrette.
Best Restaurants for Vegan Food at Disney's BoardWalk
Hollywood Studios is also within walking distance of the BoardWalk area and has a complimentary boat service that travels to EPCOT via Disney's BoardWalk. There are two great table service restaurants with good vegan options here.
Cape May Cafe at Disney's Beach Club Resort
Cape May Cafe recently reopened with a new family-style dining menu. You can visit for both breakfast and dinner and have an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal!
For breakfast you will be served fresh fruit with dairy-free yogurt, vegan bread and butter, plant-based Mickey waffles and a skillet that comes with Just Egg, potato barrels, Beyond sausage and Sweet Earth 'bacon'. A Plant-Based Omelet with vegetables is also available.
At dinner time dine on a Seasonal Harvest Salad, Portobello Mushroom Steak, Marinated Tofu with vegetables and rice and Tiramisu!
Trattoria al Forno at Disney's BoardWalk
Stop by here for dinner to enjoy some Italian fare. On the menu is a Roma Tomato Bruschetta appitizer, a vegan Rigatoni Bolognese entree and an Affogato al Caffe dessert. Kid's can also get a Mickey shaped pizza that can be made vegan on request!
Trattoria al Forno is also open for breakfast where there is a plant-based Avocado Toast on the menu.
Although Hollywood Studios doesn't have the best table service options you won't go hungry from the range of amazing quick service vegan food you can enjoy or by stopping by a nearby Disney hotel!
Be sure to also read Which is the Best Disney Work Park for Table Service Vegan Options, The Best Park For Quick Service Options and Which Park has the Worst Quick Service Vegan Options!
Check out my Vegan WDW page for links to all my blogs about being vegan Disney World and vegan Disney Food, plus links to all my hand vegan guides to Disney World! You can also find these in the Most Magical Shop!
Plus you can find out all the best vegan foods in Hollywood Studios too!
For a full list of every vegan food available at Hollywood Studios, including snacks, quick service restaurants and table service restaurants check out my Guide To Vegan Options at Hollywood Studios.
To know every single vegan option currently available in the Disney World Parks, Disney World Resorts and Disney Springs buy my Guide to Vegan Options at Walt Disney World today!