There are amazing different dining options at Walt Disney World at the theme parks, Disney Springs, and the resorts. Disney has taken into consideration that there are many people with different dietary restrictions. One of those is gluten. Whether it’s an allergy or you are just trying to avoid it when possible it is easy to dine gluten free at Walt Disney World. If you are at any restaurant whether it is sit down or quick service you can talk to a cast member and find out what your options are. On the My Disney Experience App you can also find a lot of information. Many of the menus list what dishes are allergy friendly at the bottom, just look for gluten/wheat allergy friendly. Here are some of our favorite options that are gluten free. As you probably already know, don’t be afraid to ask questions about fryers and prep areas.
1. Onion Rings at Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
Onion rings can be hit or miss if you are gluten free. If you are at Disney Springs, Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant has Onion Rings that are delicious and fit right in with your dietary needs. They have other gluten free dishes such as Fish & Chips, but it’s the Onion Rings that will put a smile on your face.
2. Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
It can be difficult for someone with a gluten allergy to find delicious baked goods that they can actually eat. At Disney Springs there is an entire bakery that is gluten free, vegan, and kosher. Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC has many different options; cookies, cupcakes, coffee cake, pineapple upside down cake, donuts, and so much more. It is truly a dream come true for those with special dietary restrictions.
3. Churros at Nomad Lounge
Churros are a classic snack at Walt Disney World that you probably thought you couldn’t have if you don’t eat gluten. If you’re at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and are craving something sweet, Nomad Lounge has you covered. Their churros are gluten free! Who can resist that cinnamon and sugar sweetness? The other churros at Walt Disney World are not gluten free, so make sure you stop by Nomad Lounge.
4. Mickey Ice Cream Bar
On the hot summer days in Central Florida, something cold can be exactly what you’re wanting. You can find the classic Mickey Ice Cream Bars at snack stands all over the theme parks and resorts. Vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate shaped like Mickey is simple, but oh so delicious. The Mickey Ice Cream Sandwiches are not gluten free, but you probably already assumed that.
5. Pineapple Dole Whip
If you’re looking for another cold sweet treat you will definitely want Dole Whip. It’s a light and refreshing option and is completely gluten free. Pineapple Dole Whip itself is vegan as well, making it perfect for someone who can’t consume dairy or gluten. You can get classic Dole Whip by itself or with pineapple juice as a float. Disney will often release limited time flavors of Dole Whip, you might want to double check the ingredients to be on the safe side.
6. 50’s Prime Time Café
If you’re looking for a full meal and are at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, 50’s Primetime Cafe has many delicious options. You can choose from crab cakes, meatloaf, chicken Caesar salad, and more. They have amazing food and a really fun atmosphere. It’s a great option for the entire family.
Another option at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is ABC Commissary. There are gluten free buns available along with rice bowls and BBQ ribs platter. If you’re carving something a little bit lighter the Mediterranean Salad may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Pizza can be hard to find if you follow a gluten free diet. If you’re at the Magic Kingdom and craving pizza, Pinocchio Village Haus has you covered. They have personal sized pizzas that have gluten free crusts so you can have a delicious pizza without having to worry about your dietary restrictions.
If your day takes you to Epcot don’t worry, there are plenty of options there as well. If you’re looking for a nice sit down meal check out Coral Reef Restaurant. You can choose from Shrimp Cocktail and Smoked Wild Mushroom Cioppino, and that’s just the appetizer. Seared Mahi Mahi served along with jasmine rice is just one possible entrée. If you’re not a seafood fan that is no problem, there are also chicken and steak options available. You can even have dessert! Try The Chocolate Wave, which is a flourless chocolate cake served with raspberry gelato.
When you are at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and are craving barbecue you will want to stop by Flame Tree Barbecue. They have smoked ribs, chicken, and pulled pork. Nearly everything on this menu is gluten free, so this is a good option. Flame Tree Barbecue is quite popular, so grab a time on Mobile Ordering early.
11. Trattoria al Forno
If you are staying at Disney’s Boardwalk or want to leave EPCOT for a little while there are great gluten free options at Trattoria al Forno. For breakfast they have delicious gluten free pastries that will make you feel like you’re not missing anything. There are also muffins and scones which can be hard to find if you’re gluten free. You can also order eggs and other gluten free breakfast items. At dinner they have gluten free pasta and even gluten free breadcrumbs. Parmigiana di Pollo and Grilled Swordfish Salmoriglio are two of the possible entrees. There are so many different choices that you may have a hard time deciding.
This is just a small list of the different gluten free options that are available at Walt Disney World. The chefs take allergies and special diets seriously, and you will find many delicious choices. It might be hard to find delicious gluten free meals and snacks in some places, but not at Walt Disney World.