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Old 06-16-2014, 02:06 PM   #1
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Best DF breakfast experience

Planning a trip with DBF who has a pretty severe dairy allergy. We currently have a breakfast ADR at Crystal Palace, but I am wondering if this is the best choice. Anyone have any amazing experiences with DF breakfast options anywhere? We are staying at BC, so maybe Cape May would be a good option?

Also, aside from 1900 Park Fair (and Chef TJ!), any notable places with awesome DF desserts?

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Old 06-16-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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My DS has more allergies than that, but the last few years his only really good variety at breakfast has been at Cape May or Tusker House.

His only cool dessert was at Crystal Palace and it was only brownies- but that was one of three trips where they were available.
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:44 PM   #3
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I have more allergies than just dairy, but dairy is one of them.

I had a nice QS breakfast (modified bounty platter) in September at Roaring Forks at WL.

A note: according to the ingredient book, there is no dairy in the potatoes or scrambled eggs. However, I found out when actually ordering that butter is added to both when cooking to add moisture !! If I had just gone with the ingredient book (which was checked with the manager the night before) and not mentioned my allergies in the morning when actually ordering, I would have had allergy-containing food and an anaphylaxis adventure...

ALWAYS explain ALL food allergies WHEN ORDERING, EVERY SINGLE TIME.

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Old 06-17-2014, 02:41 PM   #4
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We are on the same quest for DF meals and, for the first time, breakfasts. I got much information from a DFGF at WDW blogger - not sure how to link and not sure it's allowed so google GFDFwdw but spell out the uppercase initials' words and you'll find it.
Based on the bloggers info and my own research, I can tell you what we are doing. DD and I are both DF per allergy and DH and DS are both cheese loving non-allergics. We are staying at BCV and want late breakfasts after a few hours in parks with am EMH. So per all the above, we plan to make ADRs at Captain's Grill and Kona Cafe plus one of either: Boma, The Wave or Grand Floridian Cafe. We are not on a dining plan, so usually feel that we get our money's worth better from menu ordering than a buffet. The primary reason that we decided to leave MK for Kona Cafe rather than go to CP, however, was because CP only has the frozen Van's waffles and we want DF mickey waffles or Tonga Toast. I thought I read somewhere that Kona could do DF Tonga Toast but I know I just read that they can make DF waffles and that this is confirmed by the DF allergy information emailed to be from specialdiets.
Hope this helps some. And from allergy wives and girlfriends of non-allergy husbands, sons, and boyfriends everywhere; thank you for your thoughtfulness toward your DBF.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input everyone!

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We are on the same quest for DF meals and, for the first time, breakfasts. I got much information from a DFGF at WDW blogger - not sure how to link and not sure it's allowed so google GFDFwdw but spell out the uppercase initials' words and you'll find it.
Based on the bloggers info and my own research, I can tell you what we are doing. DD and I are both DF per allergy and DH and DS are both cheese loving non-allergics. We are staying at BCV and want late breakfasts after a few hours in parks with am EMH. So per all the above, we plan to make ADRs at Captain's Grill and Kona Cafe plus one of either: Boma, The Wave or Grand Floridian Cafe. We are not on a dining plan, so usually feel that we get our money's worth better from menu ordering than a buffet. The primary reason that we decided to leave MK for Kona Cafe rather than go to CP, however, was because CP only has the frozen Van's waffles and we want DF mickey waffles or Tonga Toast. I thought I read somewhere that Kona could do DF Tonga Toast but I know I just read that they can make DF waffles and that this is confirmed by the DF allergy information emailed to be from specialdiets.
Hope this helps some. And from allergy wives and girlfriends of non-allergy husbands, sons, and boyfriends everywhere; thank you for your thoughtfulness toward your DBF.
Thank you! I was reading some of their reviews, actually. The problem I was having is that information seems variable depending on the date of the review. And we also have no problem with gluten, so I think that sometimes excludes things that would be safe (DF but not GF). Last time we visited together we were only there for a short time, but DBF fell in love with babycakes and has wanted to go back ever since. And now babycakes is closed so I feel bad and am just trying to find places where I know he will be able to have amazing food I think we might go with Tusker House or Kouzzina for breakfast (from what I understand, I think both have the allergy Mickey waffles). We ate at Kona last time and LOVED it.. and have a dinner scheduled for 'Ohana this trip as well.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:09 PM   #6
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Kouzzina and Tusker House do both have the allergy mickey waffles.

While babycakes is closed, if you walk down to the BC marketplace they stock some of their items there. You lucked out with that one, they're only at a select few places on property. The store front is closed but they are not gone completely.
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We found BabyCakes donuts available at the allergy cart in Animal Kingdom park. AKL only had the brownie cupcake bites but AK had the donuts too. We would buy them and take them to our resort - lasted well in the fridge.
If you email special diets (I found the email on the official disney website by searching on food allergies, I think) they will send you the most current list of which dining locations have dairy free special items. Due to allergy concerns, most of the DF stuff is also GF and they seem reluctant (cross contamination concerns?) to let you have something not from the official allergy safe list. Just to let you know our "DF only" experience. The special items list includes which restaurants (at time of publication) generally carry DF donuts, cake mixes (though we were not offered cakes at those locations), muffins, bagels, breads... So if pastries are important or you just want to know who has more BabyCakes options, you'll want the list. I can scan my list but it's from January and I think you'll want a more up-to-date list.
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I have a dairy allergy and we had a great breakfast at Cape May because they had the babycakes donuts and cupcakes available.

However, last trip we ate breakfast at O'hana and I think that has been my favorite breakfast ever!! DH (who is not allergic to anything) said that next time we eat there, he's going to tell them he has an allergy just so he can have the food, too! LOL Everything was just really fresh and IDK it's probably the same waffles and everything everywhere but for some reason it was just really good!

My cousin's BF also has an dairy allergy and it was his first time at Disney. He LOVED it because there was always something new for him to eat without worrying!

They have dairy free waffles at almost every quick service place at the resorts and some places have even offered DF pancakes. I did have the DF Tonga Toast at the Poly and it was so, so good! They also make DF beignets at French Quarter. Last time I was there the Dole Whip was DF so you could check that out, too.

I can't think of any special desserts I've had. We usually go to babycakes to get cupcakes and such so I'm sad they are closed now. Some places have Rice Dream / Tofutti / fruit sorbet. It's not very amazing (but was amazing to a person who can't ever go anywhere and get ice cream) but at Beaches & Cream I was able to get Rice Dream Vanilla with chocolate Hershey's syrup, peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles! IT WAS SO GOOD! So definitely check that out while you're there, I'm sure they can make him something good!

Oh and the allergy friendly chicken tenders that they have throughout the parks are also fab. DH loves them too!
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:16 PM   #9
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I have a dairy allergy and we had a great breakfast at Cape May because they had the babycakes donuts and cupcakes available.

However, last trip we ate breakfast at O'hana and I think that has been my favorite breakfast ever!! DH (who is not allergic to anything) said that next time we eat there, he's going to tell them he has an allergy just so he can have the food, too! LOL Everything was just really fresh and IDK it's probably the same waffles and everything everywhere but for some reason it was just really good!

My cousin's BF also has an dairy allergy and it was his first time at Disney. He LOVED it because there was always something new for him to eat without worrying!

They have dairy free waffles at almost every quick service place at the resorts and some places have even offered DF pancakes. I did have the DF Tonga Toast at the Poly and it was so, so good! They also make DF beignets at French Quarter. Last time I was there the Dole Whip was DF so you could check that out, too.

I can't think of any special desserts I've had. We usually go to babycakes to get cupcakes and such so I'm sad they are closed now. Some places have Rice Dream / Tofutti / fruit sorbet. It's not very amazing (but was amazing to a person who can't ever go anywhere and get ice cream) but at Beaches & Cream I was able to get Rice Dream Vanilla with chocolate Hershey's syrup, peanut butter and chocolate sprinkles! IT WAS SO GOOD! So definitely check that out while you're there, I'm sure they can make him something good!

Oh and the allergy friendly chicken tenders that they have throughout the parks are also fab. DH loves them too!
This is awesome information. Thank you so much!!
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:47 PM   #10
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If there are any little princesses in the family, we've had great experiences having breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table. For my DS (severely allergic to dairy, peanuts, & shellfish) - they'll bring him some pastries (Kinnikinnick, Udi's) before the meal and then whatever he wants for the main event. He's typically done waffles, sausage, bacon, and fruit. Safe maple syrup as well.

We stay off site and eat breakfast at the house most mornings, so I can't recommend a "daily breakfast" place, but if you're looking to splurge one day, this is a good one.
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Old 06-25-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
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He will be spoiled with options! They brought out dairy free whipped cream at Crystal Palace (which confused me! LOL) and they always have some rice dream or other dairy free drink for my coffee, which I love. It's my favorite breakfast place.
Tusker House and Sunshine Seasons both have fantastic dairy free eggs. They have some magical substitute butter that is delightful!
All of the TS breakfast places make us any substitute we ask for. The chefs are great. You can see some photos here and it's all dairy free. Have a great time!
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