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Old 09-02-2011, 07:30 PM   #616
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Hey-quick question.

Just seeing if any of you have ordered a side of veggies (spinach, etc.) with a meal at a TS, and if so, what's the cost? Fingers crossed () that next year I won't, but now I have severe anemia, but am working on it. Either way, I need to get my iron and don't feel like taking supplements with breakfast (it doesn't help either that I drink o.j. for breakfast and Vit. C depletes iron absorption)

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Old 09-02-2011, 07:59 PM   #617
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I'm so glad this thread exists. I'm traveling with an omni for my next visit, so I'm sort of fending for myself!

What are the best resorts for vegans, re: food court? I know Pop is good, but we'd like to stay in a moderate place-- are some food courts better than others? I'm strictly vegan, tend to stay away from things like hydrogenated oils etc., and I'm not too keen on just munching on burgers and fries... I'll be there two weeks, so I'm kind of into both variety and being able to at least keep up somewhat on my healthy diet. It's vacation so I don't have high expectations, but I'm going to try!
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Old 09-02-2011, 10:59 PM   #618
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I'm so glad this thread exists. I'm traveling with an omni for my next visit, so I'm sort of fending for myself!

What are the best resorts for vegans, re: food court? I know Pop is good, but we'd like to stay in a moderate place-- are some food courts better than others? I'm strictly vegan, tend to stay away from things like hydrogenated oils etc., and I'm not too keen on just munching on burgers and fries... I'll be there two weeks, so I'm kind of into both variety and being able to at least keep up somewhat on my healthy diet. It's vacation so I don't have high expectations, but I'm going to try!
I hate to say it, but the food courts and quick service options range from limited to blah. Yes, you can get *something*, but if you're super strict you're going to be waiting awhile for special orders and eating mostly veggie burgers and/or veggie sandwiches, fries, or salads. There are options outside of table service, but they're not terribly exciting IMHO.

Table service has much better options made custom, and I usually spent under $25 per meal on my last trip (with some chef's custom creations costing only me $15). Lots of variety too -- and all table service places also have vegan desert options like Tofutti or Rice Dream..

Plus it's fun to visit other resorts and try all the restaurants. I think we only ate at the resort we were staying twice our whole trip last time.
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Old 09-02-2011, 11:47 PM   #619
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I hate to say it, but the food courts and quick service options range from limited to blah. Yes, you can get *something*, but if you're super strict you're going to be waiting awhile for special orders and eating mostly veggie burgers and/or veggie sandwiches, fries, or salads. There are options outside of table service, but they're not terribly exciting IMHO.

Table service has much better options made custom, and I usually spent under $25 per meal on my last trip (with some chef's custom creations costing only me $15). Lots of variety too -- and all table service places also have vegan desert options like Tofutti or Rice Dream..

Plus it's fun to visit other resorts and try all the restaurants. I think we only ate at the resort we were staying twice our whole trip last time.
Oh, I should have clarified. We're doing the deluxe dining plan, but we have a couple out of park days because we're going for two full weeks-- so I have a feeling we're probably going to end up doing food court counter service on those days or when we decided to occasionally cut out early, plus on our travel days. And I so don't want to just eat fries on those days or something, haha.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:10 AM   #620
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anyway, turns out sci fi has a really nice vegetarian pasta dish....
not greasy as is the case at some of the restaurants..
this one is yummy..
What's in the veg pasta dish? Is it the mango-glazed tofu dish, or something different?

I have a question about Chef TJ for those who are familiar with him. I know he's legendarily awesome with the vegan/veg stuff, is he equally awesome with allergies? I need to nail down a few more ADRs for our trip at the end of the month and that would make me a lot more at ease, doing a buffet with my multiple-food-allergic friends.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:43 AM   #621
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What's in the veg pasta dish? Is it the mango-glazed tofu dish, or something different?

I have a question about Chef TJ for those who are familiar with him. I know he's legendarily awesome with the vegan/veg stuff, is he equally awesome with allergies? I need to nail down a few more ADRs for our trip at the end of the month and that would make me a lot more at ease, doing a buffet with my multiple-food-allergic friends.
no not the tofu...if you look at the sci fi menu, you'll see a shrimp pasta dish..
the veggie pasta is the shrimp pasta without the shrimp...
it had pasta, really tasty asparagus. and i don't know what else....i didn't eat it, but DD ordered it each time....she has a very sensitive stomach....becomes ill from anything greasy/oily/cheesy...

she had the veggie pasta 3 times and absolutely raved.....i only stole a few asparagus stalks so i can only tell you that the asparagus was yummy...
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:58 AM   #622
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LOL!!! I think I made that dish up. Awesome that they're serving it to others! Did they add tofu?

I couldn't eat the tofu dish (allergic to mango,) so I asked our server if he could see if I could get the shrimp pasta, but substitute tofu for the shrimp. He said in his 16 years at Sci-Fi, he'd never had anyone make that request. The kitchen was able to do it, no problem, and it was AWESOME. (I am a pasta kinda girl.) Definitely my favorite meal on that trip (in May,) possibly my favorite meal of both trips. We have an ADR at Sci-Fi at the end of the month and I am so excited to eat it again!
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Old 09-03-2011, 08:12 AM   #623
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Does anyone know what the vegetarian meal is at Whispering Canyon?

Also, does anyone know if you can get something else other than
Uncle Dana's Artichoke and Ricotta Agnolotti - Pearl Pasta with Roasted Zucchini and Crookneck Squash with spicy Tomato Broth $16.99 (thanks Allears.com)?

I hate spicy stuff but we would like to try eating here.

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Old 09-03-2011, 08:21 AM   #624
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Does anyone know what the vegetarian meal is at Whispering Canyon?

Also, does anyone know if you can get something else other than
Uncle Dana's Artichoke and Ricotta Agnolotti - Pearl Pasta with Roasted Zucchini and Crookneck Squash with spicy Tomato Broth $16.99 (thanks Allears.com)?

I hate spicy stuff but we would like to try eating here.

Thanks guys.
The vegetarian meal at WCC is quinoa cakes. It's vegan. I haven't had it myself, but if you go to the site the Post Punk Kitchen forums, and go through the food porn forum in the kitchen section, there's a whole thread from someone's recent Disney trip, with the quinoa cakes, which are apparently awesome.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:11 AM   #625
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Actually, the menu here on the Dis says it is updated 8/11 and the Cassoulet is not on there. In it's place is "Cheese Tortellini with Julienne vegetables, fresh Romano, garlic & garlic marinara sauce." Which is definitely *not* vegan. Very disappointing, I hope it isn't true.
That's odd, because that is the meal they were offering before the cassoulet.. When we talked to the Poly's conceirge CM she said it was still the cassoulet as of last week. Wonder what the real dish is?
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Hey-quick question.

Just seeing if any of you have ordered a side of veggies (spinach, etc.) with a meal at a TS, and if so, what's the cost? Fingers crossed () that next year I won't, but now I have severe anemia, but am working on it. Either way, I need to get my iron and don't feel like taking supplements with breakfast (it doesn't help either that I drink o.j. for breakfast and Vit. C depletes iron absorption)

Thanks!
Actually, I've heard the opposite from several sources, including my DS's pediatrician. She suggested liquid iron supplement for him, 1 ml in a glass of OJ daily. It's worked for him and me both!

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That's odd, because that is the meal they were offering before the cassoulet.. When we talked to the Poly's conceirge CM she said it was still the cassoulet as of last week. Wonder what the real dish is?
Let's just hope the Dis info is incorrect!
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Old 09-03-2011, 11:28 AM   #627
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FYI -- have your chef double-check the broth on that Uncle Dana's. (I, too, wish they offered an alternate veg dish, but this is what I went with when we were there in July.) The chef I had thought the broth was not vegetarian, so he used watered-down marinara on mine.

The quinoa cakes at WCC were okay, I have a feeling most here would think they were awesome! I did find it to be a fairly small plate, though.
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LOL!!! I think I made that dish up. Awesome that they're serving it to others! Did they add tofu?

I couldn't eat the tofu dish (allergic to mango,) so I asked our server if he could see if I could get the shrimp pasta, but substitute tofu for the shrimp. He said in his 16 years at Sci-Fi, he'd never had anyone make that request. The kitchen was able to do it, no problem, and it was AWESOME. (I am a pasta kinda girl.) Definitely my favorite meal on that trip (in May,) possibly my favorite meal of both trips. We have an ADR at Sci-Fi at the end of the month and I am so excited to eat it again!
i should point out that the veggie pasta isn't on the menu - you have to request it....you just call it 'veggie pasta' and they make it for you..

i'm not a pasta person but DD is and it's her favorite dish in all WDW!!
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The vegetarian meal at WCC is quinoa cakes. It's vegan. I haven't had it myself, but if you go to the site the Post Punk Kitchen forums, and go through the food porn forum in the kitchen section, there's a whole thread from someone's recent Disney trip, with the quinoa cakes, which are apparently awesome.
Here's a link to that thread. Some good looking meals there--and I didn't know that the Pizza Planet vegan pizza had soy cheese of some kind.

http://forum.theppk.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13786
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Actually, I've heard the opposite from several sources, including my DS's pediatrician. She suggested liquid iron supplement for him, 1 ml in a glass of OJ daily. It's worked for him and me both!
Right. Calcium and caffeine inhibit iron absorption, and vitamin C helps it.
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