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Hedy 12-16-2007 06:11 PM

A vegetarian and Pescetarian do WDW dining-updated 2/15-1900 Park Fare
These food reviews are by me, Heather-I'm a 23 year old vegetarian who hates mushrooms and does not like eggs. Some meals I was joined by my mother, who is a pescetarian (eats fish). I was not on the DDP.

First day:

Dinner was at Columbia Harbor House at the Magic Kingdom. I had the Lighthouse Sandwich - hummus with tomato & broccoli slaw $6.49. It came with a bag of chips. It was very good, and fairly high-quality for theme park fare. The only downer was that finding a table was a pain-I wish more CS restaurants would have a bar like the Main Street Bakery-that's great for solos.

Leslieann1024 12-16-2007 08:51 PM

Off to a great start, can't wait to read more !:thumbsup2

< < < The only downer was that finding a table was a pain > > >

Did you look upstairs ? I can usually find a table up there, even when its packed downstairs !

katlynw02 12-16-2007 10:17 PM

I'm anxious to hear more as well, i'm a soon-to-be 24 yr. old vegetarian with a Disney trip coming up next month! I haven't been there in a few years and am hoping the options are improving.

I'm really looking forward to trying out the California Grill, but i'm having problems purchasing our dining plan (that's a whole other thread...) so we'll see if that will still be an option.

Can't wait to hear more! :)

Hedy 12-16-2007 10:24 PM


Originally Posted by Leslieann1024 (Post 22186452)
Off to a great start, can't wait to read more !:thumbsup2

< < < The only downer was that finding a table was a pain > > >

Did you look upstairs ? I can usually find a table up there, even when its packed downstairs !

Yepp. That even took a few circles around to get.

Minniespal 12-17-2007 03:19 AM


PrincessKitty1 12-17-2007 02:02 PM

I'm also a vegetarian who hates mushrooms, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews!

DH and I ate at the Main Street Bakery today and I had their tomato-mozzarella-pesto sandwich. It was good, but wasn't out in the display--there were only meat vegetables on display (i knew to ask for it though).

The Lighthouse sandwich at Columbia Harbor House is actually my favorite counter service meal in all the parks. I was craving a pecan pie torte, though, which is why we ate at Main Street Bakery instead. :cloud9:

DonaldTDuck 12-17-2007 06:03 PM

Did you look upstairs at CHH for a table? In September(free dining) downstairs was a zoo. We went upstairs and there were only 3 occupied tables.

Hedy 12-18-2007 08:10 PM

For dessert, I had a Dole Whip float. I'd had my first Dole Whip last year-mixed with vanilla in case I didn't like it. This year, I decided to try the float. It was very good, i recommend it highly.

Hedy 12-18-2007 08:11 PM

For breakfast I had Beignets at my resort, POFQ. They were very good-lighter than the ones I had at the Big E in September.

my3disneygirls 12-19-2007 02:38 PM

That lighthouse sandwich looks good. I love hummus.

Hedy 12-21-2007 06:28 PM

Lunch-Sunshine seasons (Epcot)
Lunch was the Vegetarian platter at Sunshine Seasons at Epcot. I'd heard about Sunshine Seasons on the Food Network (I have a Food Network's one of my charms...:rolleyes1) and figured it was worth a try. It was very good. There was a fried vegetable part (I picked the mushrooms out), a lo mein part (very good), a rice part and a broccoli part. They were all very good. I was most impressed, oddly enough, by the broccoli-I think because of their heating pods, the broccoli was fresh rather than limp. But it was all very good and I recommend it highly. :)

Hedy 12-22-2007 06:28 PM

Snack Kringa Bakery
For dessert I had the famous Schoolbread. I liked it, but I don't think I'll get it again (I'm not that much of a coconut fan). The schoolbread was kind of dry and too sweet. It was; however, better than the lefse last year.

Hedy 12-22-2007 06:35 PM

Snack the Second: France Wine Kiosk
My second snack of the day was a Grand Marnier Orange Slush in France. Yum! It was very good, but WDW does not skimp out on the booze.

Hedy 12-22-2007 09:27 PM

For dinner, I went to Beaches and Cream. I had heard their burgers and fries were good, and I a)figured I like fries and b)I wanted a No Way Jose. I had a Boca burger and a coke with chocolate syrup (and no ice). Both wereexcellent-the Boca burger was on their fresh baked roll, the fries were good, and the syrup made the coke better. The prices were very reasonable, I thought, for WDW table service. However, there was no way I was going to be able to finish a No Way Jose. So no No Way Jose this time. :(

Up next...Tusker House Buffet for lunch.....

Hedy 12-23-2007 07:54 PM

Chapter 5: Tusker House Buffet-and boing, boing
I got to Tusker House a little before my 11:55 ADR. There were some drummers playing while I was waiting. There was this little girl in those sparkly mouse ears who was just dancing her little heart out-it was adorable. When my buzzer went off, I went up to see a guy throwing a fit that he had to wait for his ADR.

Before I get to my play-by-play, review, I’d like to summarize my thoughts. I liked Tusker House for lunch, I liked it a lot, in fact. However, I don’t think I’ll ever eat there again. It’s too pricey for lunch, imo, especially when for $5 more you can have Boma in its entire splendor. But I did like it, a lot. It might be better than Boma for some crowds, as it has more "normal" food-like roast chicken and potatoes. It also has a make your own pbj bar, which might help keep your wee ones occupied while you eat. However, I’m thinking next time for lunch I may actually bus myself over to AKL and have a falafel sandwich and zebra domes.

Anyway, my waiter’s name was Chris, and he was excellent. I had a lousy server experience at CM’s last year, so I was wary about solo buffeting it up this time, nut Chris was great-my dirty plates were always gone by the time I returned, and he kept my cokewithnoiceplease filled and ice-free at all times.

Now, onto the chow:
Bread course: there’s “corn bread,” which was VERY good-it was like a peasant loaf studded with sweet corn. There was also chocolate mango bread, which was good, but I prefer a savory bread. The flatbread and hummus was also excellent.
Salad course: tomato cucumber salad, which was good, but I was slightly disappointed in the tomato-it wasn’t as fresh as I would have liked. There’s also an apple, blue cheese, and endive salad-I really liked it, and I’m generally not an endive person. The couscous salad was ok, but nothing spectacular. The golden raisin and rice salad was good, though.
Food itself. Chris said the samosas were a favorite among the staff. I thought they were good (I’m a big samosa fan) but nothing you couldn’t get at your local Indian restaurant, imo. The tandoori tofu was excellent-perfectly prepared and tasty. The couscous was good, better than the salad couscous, but the vegetables in it were slightly cold. The pearl couscous was ok, but slightly slimy.
More food. I had more samosas with chutney, and cornbread. I also had basmati rice (good), orzo with spinach, tomato and feta (ok), and root veggies with saffron (good).
Dessert! Chris had recommended the chocolate cake, which was good. I’d heard about the banana bread pudding from both Chris and Kevin on the podcast, and it lived up to its reputation. The chocolate lava cake was ok, as was the passion fruit tart.

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