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Old 08-10-2008, 12:33 AM   #1
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vegetarian options at Animal Kingdom

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As a vegetarian, I'm pretty amazed by the lack of good veggie options at Animal Kingdom. The rest of the parks seem to do a much better job, and it seems like a park about animal conservation woudn't be so lacking. It would be great if they could incoroprate the idea of conservation into the menus, or even consider making the next restaurant mostly vegetarian.

Is there someone in charge of restaurant/menu selections for each of the park? Any ideas how I can find out?

That aside, do you know of any good veggie options at Animal Kingdom (other than the fruit plate at Flame Tree, which is delicious but.... a fruit plate)?
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Old 08-10-2008, 12:38 AM   #2
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Um. Onion Rings? Thinking. Thinking. Oh, the mango pie at Y&Y CS is really yummy.

I 100% agree that AK needs better veggie options.

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Old 08-10-2008, 01:59 AM   #3
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The Tusker House menu sounds incredible to me, personally.
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Old 08-10-2008, 02:43 AM   #4
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Tusker House does sound really good and appears to have a lot of vegetarian options, but CS choices are very lacking. It's basically the fruit plate at Flame tree, pizza at pizzafari or veggie burger at restaurantsaurus. My veggie DH would reccommend the pizza out of those 3 (there's no way he'd consider a fruit plate lunch).
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:29 AM   #5
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Before Tusker House switched to a buffet, it had a killer veggie sandwich that I LOVED. I was very sad to hear about the change over mostly because this was the most veggie friendly place in the entire park.

I agree 100% though, AK is seriously lacking on vegetarian/vegan meals. A fruit plate is not a meal, no matter how many times my meat eating boyfriend tries to tell me it should do

I haven't been to Yak and Yeti yet, maybe they have something?
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Old 08-10-2008, 08:39 AM   #6
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There's a fruit plate at Flame Tree BBQ and a veggieburger in Dino Land...My husband is a vegetarian and I made up this list to take with us for our trip (we leave today). We have DDP and I didn't want to feed the kids a 3rd dessert for snack so this has "healthier/refreshing" snacks. I've put a note next to the CS places about what veg option is available....Of course there are meat things noted too (for kids & me)

MAGIC KINGDOM SNACKS
Main Street Bakery: Yogurt Parfait, Bag of grapes, Fruit Salad, apples with caramel dip, celery/carrots with ranch dressing, Smoothies
Main Street Confectionery, Chocolate covered strawberries, Caramel apples
Enchanted Cove/Fantasyland: Lemon & Rasp Slushies, Iced Cappuccino
Scuttles Landing: Pretzel, Frozen pop
Sunshine Tree Terrace: Slush, Chips, Coffees
Casey’s: Side of chili, Side of fries
Auntie Gravity's: Soft Serve, Floats, Smoothies, cappuccino
Lunching Pad: Frozen Coke, Carrot/Celery Sticks Liberty Square Market: Grapes, Mixed Fruits, Carrot/Celery Sticks, Baked Potato w/cheese
Sleepy Hollow: Coffees
Pinocchio Village Haus, Figaro Fries

EPCOT SNACKS:
England: Chips (Fries)
France/Boulangerie Patisserie: Ham and Cheese Croissant, Coffees
France/Crepes…: Crepes, coffees
Germany/Sommerfest: Soft Pretzel
Japan/Kaki Gori: Shaved ice
Liberty Inn: Frozen cokes
Norway/Kringla: Jarlsberg and Leek cheese soup
Promenade Refreshments (near Canada): Popcorn, Pretzel, smoothie, slushie
Sunshine Seasons: salads, Fruits
USA/Fife & Drum: Frozen Lemonade

AK SNACKS:
Anandupur Local Food Cafes, Pork Egg Rolls, Chicken Fried Rice
Flame Tree: Corn Muffin, French Fries, Onion Rings
Harambe Fruit Market: Fruit Cup, Watermelon, Grapes, Pineapple, Pretzel
Safari 12: Frozen Orange juice bars
Pizzasafari: Breadsticks

DISNEY STUDIOS SNACKS:
Starring Rolls: Coffees
Min & Bill's Dockside: Pretzel, Shake, Frozen Drink
KRNR, Frozen Lemonade, Smoothies
Writer's Stop: Coffees, Fruit Coolers
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
Riverside Mill Food Court - American


MAGIC KINGDOM LUNCHES
Columbia Harbour House – sandwiches (veg too)
Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe – veg wrap, burger
El Pirata y el Perico Restaurante – veggie taco
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe - Has veggie burger, salad is cheesy
Pinocchio Village Haus - individual pizza and salad
Tomorrowland Terrace Noodle Station – veg noodle

EPCOT LUNCHES
Cantina de San Angel – (will make bean burro)
Electric Umbrella – burgers, veg wrap
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe - norwegian - yummy combo with sandwich and leek soup (prolly not veg)
Liberty Inn - burgers (has veggie)
Sommerfest - Fast German
Sunshine Seasons – Asian, veg.
Tangierine Cafe - middle eastern, veg platter
Yorkshire County Fish Shop - fish & chips

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS LUNCHES
ABC Commissary – Asian Salad
Backlot Express – grilled veg. sand
Catalina Eddie’s – Pizza
Rosie’s All-American Cafe – veg burger
Starring Rolls Cafe – Grilled veg. pita
Toy Story Pizza Planet – Pizza

ANIMAL KINGDOM LUNCHES
Flame Tree Barbeque – Fruit Plate
Pizzafari - Pizza
Restaurantosaurus – Veg burger

TYPHOON LAGOON LUNCHES
Leaning Palms - cheese pizza
Typhoon Tilly’s –

DOWNTOWN DISNEY LUNCHES
Cookes of Dublin - no
Earl of Sandwich -
FoodQuest - Cheesecake Factory
Wolfgang Puck® Express - several veggie things
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:45 PM   #7
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I just checked out the Tusker House menu and it looks really good! I'll have to try that next time.

Yak and Yetti seems to be all pork all the time, but maybe once they've been open for a while the menu will be a bit better.

It never occured to me to try the veggie burger at Restaurantosaurus - I had a "real" burger there a few years ago, and it was the single nastiest thing I've ever tried to eat. It may actually be the reason I became a vegetarian in the first place. Even if the veggie burger is decent, I wouldn't subject the rest of my party to that foulness.

Fruit plate plus onion rings is always good, but not something I want to have for lunch more than one day (and we typically go to AK at least twice on each trip).

Thanks for the suggestions, all.
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