Picky eater friendly restaurants for kids?

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  1. Cassiejmom

    Cassiejmom Earning My Ears

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    One of my 3 kids is a horrible eater and will just not eat if there isn't anything she likes...which is why she isn't very big! Anyway, the normal kid fare of hamburgers, chicken fingers, and fries won't do it for her. She won't eat any of it. Where are the best bets to find a Grilled Cheese or a plain cheese pizza. What buffet has the most options....pasta, mac and cheese, etc
     
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  3. Cassiejmom

    Cassiejmom Earning My Ears

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    oh and meant to add - DH has dietary restrictions for a chronic illness so actually suggestions of a resturant where an adult can get simple stuff is good too
     
  4. PictureJumpr

    PictureJumpr At Least 'til it Rains

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    You can get kids' cheese pizzas in all four parks:
    Pinocchio's Village Haus at MK
    Pizza Planet at DHS
    Pizzafari at AK
    (I know there's one in Epcot but the name escapes me right now)


    As for mac and cheese, pretty much every single buffet on property has it in the kids' section (sometimes in the adult section). 100% guarantee if it's a character buffet.

    Many of the other TS have mac and cheese or some other form of pasta. It would probably be harder to find a place that didn't have something along those lines.

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are somewhat less common, but if cheese pizza and/or some form of pasta will work then she'll be fine.
     
  5. goofyintoronto

    goofyintoronto I really wanted to like it, but I didnt.

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    oh boy. lol. Id suggest you stick with buffets. That way you can all pick something you like.

    when you make your reservation make sure you make a note of your DHs dietary restrictions.

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  6. heidijanesmith

    heidijanesmith DIS Veteran

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    Agree with buffets, they have large selections of food for adults and kids. Our favorite was Cape May. Lots of options for kids (mac and cheese was there) with seafood and non-seafood for adults.
     
  7. Ro Z

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    Buffets usually have macncheese. Like others have said and usually cheese pizza. I really don't see a problem at any TS asking for a grill cheese. Really it is bread and cheese. They should be able to handle that! CS might be differant but what restaurant doesn't have bread and cheese! :confused3 Hope you have a great time!! :)
     
  8. lovesdumbo

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    I have a picky eater too. She pretty much lives on chicken fingers and pizza at Disney. Won't eat the Mac & cheese at most places as it is too cheesy. She likes the Mac & cheese at California Grill and she will eat plain pasta at other places.

    Her favorite is Via Napoli.
     
  9. Ro Z

    Ro Z DIS Veteran

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    Just about anyplace can serve the food plain. I am very picky so I know! :goodvibes I wouldn't try sigs. Or the Wave. They just didn't have plain food available. You could change up your dish but they didn't have fries or mash potato on the menu so your selections are limited. Trails end is a good choice for us picky eaters.
     
  10. erinmarissa

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    We have the same problems, except 3 different picky eaters, 3 different likes. We are heading back next summer and would love to know some great buffets. Thanks
     
  11. katie111

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    According to WDWINFO here are the restaurants that serve grilled cheese:

    Earl of Sandwich

    ESPN Grill

    ESPN Zone

    Ohana

    Pinocchio Village Haus Restaurant

    Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

    Tony's Town Square Restaurant

    And here are the ones that serve pizza:

    1900 PArk Fare
    ABC Commisiary
    Cape May
    Bluezoo
    Boardwalk Pizza
    Catalina Eddies
    Chef Mickey's
    CRT
    Contempo Cafe
    Crysatl Pala
    Earl of Sandwich
    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Mara
    Old Port Royale
    Pinnochios Village House
    Pizzafari
    PLaet Hollywood
    Portobelllo
    Akershus
    Rose & Crown
    Shutters
    TRex
    Tonys Town Square
    Toy Story
    Via Napoli
    Trails end
    Wolfgang Puck express

    They have a great feature on this website where you can put in any food & they will tell you where you can get it. I have 3 very picky kids (1 whose issues are so bad he has a feeding tube) so I found this tool very useful in picking where we eat. I have also started to carry around a couple peanut butter sandwiches for my youngest in case there is still nothing he likes. My kids are all picky in different ways & the kids menus are often very limited so its hard to find a place where all 3 find something they like. Sometimes just having a sandwich on hand is easier.

    Also, we ate at CP last year & my youngest (the one with the tube) didn't like anything on the buffet. The waitress noticed & had the chef come out. We told him he would eat a hot dog & he had someone go next door to Casey's & got him 2 huge hot dogs & fries. Exceptionally nice! One other thing that may or may not be relevant- my kids only like Kraft mac & cheese, what they serve at the parks is nothing like that. Its very thick & creamy. Also, a lot of the restaurants serve "meaty macaroni" as their pasta. We thought it looked & tasted pretty gross. Good luck in your search!
     
  12. baler31

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    I posted this on another thread when someone needed grilled cheese options.

    The Plaza has an adult grilled cheese that is not on the menu, good but a typical grilled cheese just made larger with 3 slices of bread like the club. They also have a kids grilled cheese as does Captain Cook's along with the adult grilled cheese. Beaches and Cream has a grilled cheese.

    Whispering CC has a grilled cheese on the new lunch menu. The Wave at The Contemporary has a grilled cheese on the kids menu. The Brown Derby has a grilled cheese on the kids menu. All I can think of for now.
     
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  14. Emteach

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    My sister had the adult grilled cheese at The Plaza and it was her favourite meal of the trip. She is a very selective eater and we generally found the buffets a better option (except 1900 PF) we didnt have too much luck there.
     

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