When it comes to a Disneyland Resort vacation, things seem to always be go-go-go, and before you know it, the day is over. Long days of standing in lines under the hot sun can be draining, and sometimes it feels good to just sit down and enjoy a meal at a nice restaurant. It can be just what you need to recharge your batteries and get you through the rest of your trip.
Disney always wants everyone to find something that they will love in the thousands of food choices they offer, regardless of any dietary restrictions. Not only does Disneyland offer a number of great vegan snacks and quick-service options, but they also offer a number of delicious vegan options at their sit-down restaurants.
Let’s take a look at where you can sit down and dine on scrumptious vegan meals in the Downtown Disney District.
Ballast Point Brewery
Ballast Point is one of the newer sit-down dining options in Downtown Disney, having just opened in 2019. Ballast Point brews their own signature beers, which pair perfectly with the restaurant’s Southern California – inspired menu. In addition to a number of vegan dishes, all the restaurant’s beers are also vegan, except for the Victory at Sea, which does contain lactose.
There are some great vegan options for Guests dining at Ballast Point, including the Soyrizo and Roasted Cauliflower tacos. The Soyrizo tacos are made with hand-pressed corn tortillas, avocado, chipotle tofu aïoli, pickled vegetables, cilantro, served with chips and salsa.
Also, on the menu are the Impossible Lettuce Cups, which are filled with Impossible protein, peppers, peppers, hoisin, sriracha, garlic, lime, pickled Fresno chilies, and hydroponic lettuce.
Tortilla Jo’s offers a variety of delicious options for vegans (and non-vegans) including guacamole that is prepared table side. The guacamole is made with Haas avocados, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, Serrano chilies, and lime juice. Since it is prepared table side, the guacamole can be made to your liking, meaning that if you like it spicier, simply ask them to add more chilies.
Another vegetarian option on the Tortilla Jo’s menu is the vegetarian burrito, which is made with quinoa “meatballs”, black beans, roasted tomatoes, Poblano peppers and red onion, topped with salsa ranchera and served with cilantro green rice.
Splitsville Luxury Lanes
Splitsville is not your ordinary bowling alley. In addition to the many bowling lanes, they also have a ton of delicious food and drinks. The menu is also incredibly extensive – ranging from pizza to sushi, salads, and pasta.
There are several great vegan dishes that you can get at Splitsville, including the Impossible Burger, which is made with a plant-based patty and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. The burger does come with American cheese and Awesome sauce, but all you need to do is ask for it without those two things.
If you are looking for something a little lighter, then try the Spicy Veggie Bowl. The bowl comes with broccoli, kale, and crisp mixed vegetables that are stir-fried in spicy Tataki sauce and is topped with avocado and green onions. All of that deliciousness is then served over warm sushi rice.
While it may sound strange, there is even a vegan option on the sushi menu. The Veggie Roll comes with cucumber, avocado, carrots, asparagus, spring Mix, pickled radish, grape tomatoes, and yellow peppers rolled in harvest blend rice and drizzled with ponzu sauce and sesame seeds.
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen is an incredibly popular dining location that offers classic Southern dishes with a creole twist. While most of the menu items contain beef or chicken, Ralph Brennan’s does offer an Impossible Burger that comes with Roma tomatoes, red onion, pickles, and a creole-mustard aioli. The Impossible Burger is also served with a side of French fries.
As you can see, there are a number of sit-down restaurants in Downtown Disney that offer great vegan options. So feel free to take a seat, take a break and enjoy the ambiance of Downtown Disney while you eat a great meal and recharge.