If you are planning a Walt Disney World vacation, you are likely dreaming of fun attractions, heart-warming character meets, and jaw-dropping entertainment. All that and more is in store for your magical vacation. In fact, one of our favorite parts of a Disney vacation isn’t even the attractions, it’s the food! Disney dining is a big part of the magic for foodies. After all, Walt Disney World Resort doesn’t just serve up run-of-the-mill theme park food.
There are some truly unique, flavorful, and unforgettable options on quick-service and table service menus across the property. But how does Disney dining look different for Guests with allergies? We’re glad you asked!
There are many dining options to choose from that are clearly marked on restaurant menus, but Cast Members and Disney chefs are always ready to step in to answer questions, provide ingredient lists and help you make dining decisions. If you are like me, you enjoy researching meal options before hitting a new restaurant. So today, we are diving into some menu offerings at Disney eateries for Guests who are dairy free.
Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom
This Lady and the Tramp-inspired restaurant is one of the most charming Magic Kingdom dining spots. Situated near Town Hall in Main Street, U.S.A. square, you’ll find an Italian table service restaurant serving up that famous spaghetti and meatballs dish from the movie, among many other offerings. We recommend the dairy-free dinner start with a garden salad of mixed greens, with saved carrots, tomatoes, and olives, drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
For the main course, we recommend the Butcher Steak, which comes in at $36. This juicy marinated steak is served with roasted potatoes (alert your server of your dairy allergy, so you are not served Parmesan potatoes) arugula, lemon, and a mild Calabrian chili-pesto.
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café
Frontierland in Magic Kingdom
If you are searching out mouth-watering and dairy-free quick-service dining options, head over to Frontierland to dine with that goofy cowboy Pecos Bill. Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Café serves up southwestern eats like fajitas, nachos, and tacos that are customizable. All the bowls on this menu can be made dairy-free without major modifications.
We recommend the Fajitas Platter for $15.49, which is served with pork carnitas and seasoned chicken with fluffy yellow rice, beans, fajita vegetables, lettuce, tomato, yummy salsa, and flour tortillas. Just specify you have a dairy allergy and therefore do not want sour cream or cheese on your entrée. This is one delicious entrée and is such a great value. If you are not super hungry, you may want to consider sharing this entrée, as the portion size is large.
If a Pork Carnitas Rice Bowl sounds more your speed, snag one for only $12.29. This bowl consists of yellow rice topped with seasoned Pork, grilled peppers and onions, black beans, lettuce, tomato, and salsa. I’m hungry just thinking about it. The dining space in this restaurant is one of my favorites in Magic Kingdom, with plenty of room to spread out and great air conditioning.
The Land in EPCOT
A restaurant serving up farm-to-table dishes is hard to beat. After all, food harvested and served at the peak of freshness makes simple dishes the star of the dinner table. Sunshine Seasons in EPCOT’s The Land Pavilion is a quick-service dining location that serves produce and fish grown right in The Land Pavilion.
In addition to just being plain fun to dine at and delicious, Sunshine Seasons has some great dairy-free entrée options to choose from. The Stir-fried Chicken is a great value at only $11.99 and is a flavorful dairy-free entrée of stir-fried teriyaki chicken with onions, pineapple, peppers, and a delicious sweet-and-sour sauce. An alternate option is the Oak-grilled Rotisserie Chicken, coming in at $12.79. This hearty meal is served with black beans and yellow rice alongside a juicy half rotisserie chicken.
Rose & Crown Dining Room
United Kingdom Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase
Fish and chips is a classic dish you will want to try during your day at EPCOT. If you have time to explore a table service dining option in World Showcase, consider a trip to Rose & Crown Dining Room to try the dairy-free entrée that is loved by many. This dish is simple enough, consisting of flaky white fish in a beer-battered breading and crispy fries, but gosh is it delicious!
Pandora – The World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom
Satu’li Canteen has long been one of my favorite quick-service restaurants in Disney Parks. The fresh and simple food on this menu is so delicious. The staple entrée of Satu’li Canteen is a protein bowl where Guests choose a grain, protein, and sauce to build their own bowl. Each bowl is topped with a sprinkling of cool and crunchy slaw and some flavorful tropical boba balls. If this combo sounds random, I get it, but it makes for such a flavorful dish.
Choose from bowl options like Slow-Roasted Sliced Beef, Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken, or a Chili-Garlic Shrimp Bowl. My favorite option is the Combination Bowl of Grilled Beef & Chicken. The buildable nature of these bowls makes it easy to opt for a sauce or other portion of the dairy-free meal. Just ask the Cast Member taking your order to see an allergy menu, so you can double-check your choices.
Toy Story Land in Hollywood Studios
Sometimes a classic hits the spot. We’ve heard great things about the dairy and gluten-free Plant-based Toasted Cheddar Sandwich at Woody’s Lunchbox. This adorable quick-service restaurant is located in the heart of Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios and is full of fun and personality. Dine like a toy among huge thermoses below Christmas string lights in this whimsically designed outdoor space.
Dairy-free Guests can enjoy the Plant-based Toasted Cheddar Sandwich for $9.99. This is a delicious melty sandwich served with a side. Please note that this sandwich does contain coconut and egg.
This article just scratches the surface of the dairy-free meal options at Walt Disney World Resort. Options at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom, Nomad Lounge in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and numerous options at Disney Springs are ready for Guests to enjoy.
Food Allergy menus are available at quick service spots at Parks, Resorts, and across the property to detail ingredients in drinks and dishes served at Walt Disney World Resort eateries. Remember, always check ingredient lists with Cast Members when ordering. There really are some great options for dairy-free meals at Disney World.