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Old 05-30-2011, 11:53 AM   #451
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Thanks for the link! The vegetable curry dish at Jiko looked so fresh and flavorful!
I'm still so confused about where I want to go. It's either Jiko, 1900 Park fare - but only I can figure out when Chef TJ is working (anyone know his current schedule)? or Boma. Decisions, decisions!
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:06 PM   #452
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I just booked Tusker House and Kouzzina for my first trip to Disney as a vegan.
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:06 PM   #453
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I think the best bet for those looking for Chef TJ is to call 1900 Park Fare and ask them directly. Since shifts change whatever information someone might have could be out of date. We have ADR's for September. Hoping he is working the night we are there, but I'll be happy just to be there.
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:21 AM   #454
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I'm sorry your experience at Biergarten wasn't as great as you had hoped for. But let me tell you that in general I've always had great experiences here. You can always ask your server to speak to a chef if you are worried about the dishes. I've gone to Biergarten once every trip since 1998 and have yet to be disappointed. I had a fantastic chef walk me through the buffet last year to point out what I could and could not eat. He also took it upon himself to make two dishes especially. One happened to be a stewed tomato dish that tasted just like something my mom would have made when I was a kid. We'll be heading back there in September. I just wanted to let you know that if you ask the chefs there are generally really helpful and are pretty creative.
I did get plenty to eat, and some of it I enjoyed very much! The food as a whole, though, was not my favorite of this trip. It's nice to know you had a good experience working with one of the chefs- I would definitely go to Biergarten again, so perhaps I'll go that route next time to see if there would be any other options for me. Enjoy in September!
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I started another thread about this on the main board, but figured I'd ask here too, since people here might be more informed on my options. But one night I'm just going to snack around World Showcase, and was wondering what snacks in WS are vegan?

The only thing I know for sure is the cous cous at Tangerine.
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I started another thread about this on the main board, but figured I'd ask here too, since people here might be more informed on my options. But one night I'm just going to snack around World Showcase, and was wondering what snacks in WS are vegan?

The only thing I know for sure is the cous cous at Tangerine.
I posted on that thread. I like the pretzels at Germany and the chocolate bars there too (dark chocolate). Kaki Gori in Germany is really good. I also know there were some frozen tea drinks not on the meal plan in China.

There are lots of non -sweet sides at Tangerine that are vegan, olive salad, couscous salad, hummus, tabouli.

Mexico has gaucamole and chips at the Mexico CS stand, although it's the same price as a meal from there (I think $9). Mexico also has some candies in the gift shop area that are vegan, as does a lot of the other gift shops. You just have to really read labels.
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Great thread, thanks for all the tips, can't wait to return. One thing to note a few people have mentioned Parmesan, don't forget that strictly speaking it can never be veggie as it contains non-vegetarian rennet. Shame it seems to end up in so much food over there!

Looking forward to visiting both Tusker House and Boma, both of which always have loads of veggie options.
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Great thread, thanks for all the tips, can't wait to return. One thing to note a few people have mentioned Parmesan, don't forget that strictly speaking it can never be veggie as it contains non-vegetarian rennet. Shame it seems to end up in so much food over there!

Looking forward to visiting both Tusker House and Boma, both of which always have loads of veggie options.
I'm glad you mentioned this, as I was wondering whether to or not! Is Disney Parmesan 'real' Parmesan or not - maybe they use a cheaper US produced alternative? In the UK, most cheese is now vegetarian but Parmesan is definately not.

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I'm glad you mentioned this, as I was wondering whether to or not! Is Disney Parmesan 'real' Parmesan or not - maybe they use a cheaper US produced alternative? In the UK, most cheese is now vegetarian but Parmesan is definately not.

http://www.vegsoc.org/page.aspx?pid=850
Can't be 100% sure what they use at Disney but I think there are issues if anyone calls it Parmesan and it doesn't contain animal rennet (stupid I know). That's why the veggie stuff in the UK is usually called something imaginative like "full fat hard cheese"!
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Wow - I was vegetarian for 6 months prior to becoming vegan, but I had no idea about the parmesean. Who would have thunk it and I definately ate parmesean when I was vegetarian.........sigh!!
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Also - Don't forget about All Ear's Vegan articles. This month's just came out today and isn't on the link so I'll include it.

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Who wants a snack? Silly question, right? Touring the parks can give everyone a hankering for a filling snack from time to time. The obvious choice for great vegan snacks within the parks comes from the various fruit carts located throughout. They typically carry apples, oranges, bananas (if you're lucky), or small packages of cut fruit. But let's face it -- if you've been walking around the Magic Kingdom all day and you still have a good four hours until your dinner reservation, that apple just isn't going to cut it! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the staple for vegan snacking throughout various stadiums and ballparks: The Soft Pretzel.

When done right, this snack item can be the perfect combination of warm, doughy, and salty. Is there anything better? Sure, there is! But in the theme park vegan snack department, soft pretzels are often all we have to curb the between-meal-hunger. The best thing is that these babies are widely available in all four theme parks, and they're great for sharing!

Now, you should keep in mind that some stands have gone and corrupted our beloved pretzel by stuffing the inside with cream cheese. These are definitely not vegan, and not very appealing (to me, at least). Just go for your trusty, run of the mill soft pretzel and your hunger will be tamed for more park touring and even more attractions!

Missed previous Vegan Tips from Emily? We're compiling them here:

http://allears.net/din/vegantips.htm
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Wow - I was vegetarian for 6 months prior to becoming vegan, but I had no idea about the parmesean. Who would have thunk it and I definately ate parmesean when I was vegetarian.........sigh!!
there are a lot of hidden things in "vegetarian" food...
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there are a lot of hidden things in "vegetarian" food...
I know, right?! *sigh*

I'm bummed because that blog that was posted a page or two ago said that he confirmed chicken stock in the beans at the Mexico restaurants. Don't they have a specific vegetarian menu?? That is really lame.
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I'm still so confused about where I want to go. It's either Jiko, 1900 Park fare - but only I can figure out when Chef TJ is working (anyone know his current schedule)? or Boma. Decisions, decisions!
We were three vegetarians who ate at all three restaurants you mentioned our last trip. It was the first time we ate at both Jiko and 1900 PF. We love Boma! Excellent soup and salad options and the night we were there they had a delicious tofu dish. Jiko was amazing. We were given the vegetarian menu and DH ordered one entree while I ordered the other. It was an incredible dinner! We were sorely disappointed with 1900 Park Fare. the chef did not offer to bring us anything and just took us around the buffet. He showed us what our options were: Broccoli, one of the salads, and the tomato soup. Oh. And white rice. It was the most disappointing meal I have *ever had at WDW thus far. The character interaction was fun, but definitely not worth it to eat rice and broccoli ( I didn't enjoy the salad or soup). Both dh and I left hungry and when we got back to our resort (AKL) ordered food from Mara...while we had to smell Boma and kick ourselves!
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I know, right?! *sigh*

I'm bummed because that blog that was posted a page or two ago said that he confirmed chicken stock in the beans at the Mexico restaurants. Don't they have a specific vegetarian menu?? That is really lame.
Yeah, I noticed that too, although it only mentions the counter service. Last time I went to San Angel Inn they did have a seperate veggie menu, but not as many options as it had 5 years ago or so.
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