When you’re vegan, finding things to eat while on vacation can be tricky. Fortunately, this isn’t the case at the Most Magical Place on Earth. In fact, we’ve found that Walt Disney World Resort is actually quite accommodating when it comes to dietary restrictions, and this includes the vegan diet.
Go into any Disney World restaurant and let them know you need a vegan meal, and they will be able to give you at least one option. If you’re at a table service restaurant, you may even get a list of options. This is wonderful, as nobody likes to stress over food choices while trying to relax.
Of course, sometimes you aren’t in the mood for a whole meal. Sometimes you just want a quick snack—something to tide you over until the next mealtime. Fortunately, you have options there as well. In fact, Disney World does an excellent job of creating delicious vegan snacks. Many of these are options that people adore and have no idea are vegan!
Here are some of our favorite vegan Disney World snacks.
Aloha Isle and Other Locations
A favorite of Disney fanatics everywhere, Dole Whip is an absolutely incredible cold and creamy treat on a hot Florida day. Unfortunately, many people skip this frozen dessert, thinking it is made with cow’s milk. The good news? It most definitely is not. In fact, Dole Whip is a 100% vegan option!
This pineapple soft-serve offers the perfect blend of sweet and tart. It can be served on its own or over pineapple juice. Not a fan of pineapple? Keep an eye out for other fruit flavors (like orange) at various locations throughout the parks and Disney resort locations.
Kiosks in All Parks and Disney Springs
Another fan favorite that many don’t realize is vegan is the delicious popcorn served from carts across all parks and Disney Springs. Despite the fact that the popcorn in most of these locations is butter flavored, it isn’t made with real butter, so those with milk allergies and those who choose to follow a vegan diet can indulge. The maple popcorn found in the Canada Pavilion in Epcot is also vegan.
We should also note that popcorn can be a relatively affordable vegan snack, making it a double win. How? Well, if you plan to eat a lot of popcorn, you can invest in a $12 popcorn bucket at the beginning of your trip and refill it for only $2 each time throughout your stay.
Kiosks in All Parks and Disney Springs
Yet another classic Disney snack that vegan individuals can enjoy is the super fun and iconic Mickey pretzel. These are giant soft pretzels that are topped with exactly the right amount of sea salt. You can add on a container of cheese dipping sauce and are the ideal savory snack when you need something to tide you over until the next meal.
One of our favorite things about the Mickey Pretzel is the fact that it can be found relatively easily in all of the parks. This is nice when you need a snack quickly but need to stick to a vegan diet.
Vegan Baked Goods
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC in Disney Springs
Vegans who prefer baked goods over the classic Disney snacks mentioned so far will love Erin McKenna’s Bakery in Disney Springs. This amazing bakery focuses on creating vegan and gluten-free treats. The end result is a gorgeous display of absolutely delicious desserts that you won’t be able to resist.
Not sure what to get? We highly recommend the coffee cake. Other favorites include the cookie sandwiches, cinnamon toastie cupcake, and the soft-serve. No matter what you order, you’re sure to love it, and we bet you even go back for more.
Locations in Epcot and Disney Springs
Sorbet is an excellent dessert option no matter who you are. If you happen to be dairy free, it also tends to be a safe option that allows you to stick to your dietary restrictions while still enjoying a frozen dessert.
Vegan sorbet can be found in multiple locations all across Walt Disney World Resort. These include L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot and Gelateria Toscana in Epcot. We especially love the lemon sorbet option, so be sure to grab some if you see it.
Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew in Disney Springs
Finally, there is the Ube Donut at Everglazed Donuts and Cold Brew in Disney Springs. This amazingly photogenic donut is 100% purple. This is because the treat is flavored with Ube, a sort of sweet potato that gives things a lightly sweet flavor that we adore.
The donut itself is a vegan food, as is the glaze used on top. The whole thing is then covered in purple sugar to give it an especially magical shimmer. We recommend ordering this one alongside a cold brew with oat milk, as it pairs perfectly with coffee.
As you can see, there are plenty of vegan snack options in Disney World. Each of these is a wonderful choice. That said, these are only a handful of the dozens of vegan options found on property.
So yes, we recommend trying some of these picks, but you’ll also want to keep your eyes peeled for different vegan treats to try on your Disney vacation. After all, the menus are always changing, meaning there’s almost always something new to be discovered!