Vegan Options at DLR

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  1. Malcon10t

    Malcon10t DIS Veteran

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    Disneyland only offers Pineapple Dole Whips.
     
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  3. disneychrista

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    Disneyland only has Pineapple so no issues with cross contamination
     
  4. clanmcculloch

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    EXCELLENT!! Thank you!
     
  5. cmwade77

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    It is Orville Reddenbaker from what I understand for the Popcorn, but people are reporting that they have switched back to one that is vegan, so as always, be sure to ask. One advantage that you will find at Disneyland over Disney World is that due to living in California and the attitude people have about Vegan food is that most of the CMs know what is or is not truly vegan.

    Disneyland only sells the Pineapple flavor of Dole Whip and the other items they sell there are pineapple juice and prepackaged goods. There are cherries there as well, for the Dole Whip Floats as I recall. So, I think cross contamination is not something to worry about there.

    Now, we have found a new vegan restaurant that is near Disneyland (if you have a car or are willing to take Public Transit) and is actually very affordable, called Healthy Junk.

    Here is a link to them on Yelp:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/healthy-junk-anaheim
    Note: They have some odd hours, so check Yelp to make sure they are open before going.

    If you prefer raw foods, there is 118 Degrees near by as well:
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/118-degrees-anaheim-2
    This is a lot more expensive though.

    Just a note in the interest of ful disclosure: I am not Vegan; however, DW and I sometimes do enjoy Vegan food for a change of pace and we do have friends that are Vegan, so we try to pay attention to what is or is not Vegan for them. My point here is to always check for yourself, especially with how quickly things change.
     
  6. clanmcculloch

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    I'm not actually vegan either. We have a bunch of food allergies but since milk and eggs are among our allergies sometimes looking at vegan options can be helpful.

    I am so thrilled to hear about the Dole Whips. My kids have never tried them but they love pineapple and like most kids they like ice cream so this will be such a huge treat.

    WDW uses the Orville Reddenbaker too. I'm really hoping it's the same stuff as WDW because my 12yo just loves that stuff. She actually has popcorn mouse ears because she wanted to show people how much she loves it. Silly kid.

    I've discovered that there are a few bakeries in LA that are gluten free and vegan so I'm definitely planning to research which can handle the rest of our allergies so we can buy stuff for our kids. LA's great!
     
  7. Misskitty3

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    It might be worth a stop at Whole Foods or Trader Joe's for groceries too. WF no doubt would offer more variety but TJ's usually has an excellent assortment of gluten free items and everything is labeled so very easy to find in the store.

    I am in the Seattle area but our local WF sells carries items from several of our local gluten free bakeries as well as more commercial GF products (like Pammela's) as well as the WF private label GF products.
     
  8. clanmcculloch

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    The WF and TJs brand stuff typically doesn't work for us because of other allergens; I've got both stores within 20 minutes of my house. One of my kids can't even eat Pamela's. The stores in my area do carry some more local items but they're typically only gluten free or only kosher parve or only vegan or only nut free and not all of the above. I'd rather find a place that I know has a variety of things we can eat and isn't too big and I can question the people about their practices. I'll find some places and call ahead so I'll know which ones will actually have stuff we can eat. I did see that Von's has some of the brands we use as options in their grocery delivery so I plan to make sure we've got stuff at the hotel and I'm booking a place with a full kitchen so I can prepare at least some meals in our resort. Heading out to a bakery is more of a novelty type thing because the only bakery we've ever found that can actually handle all of our allergies is Babycakes. I know there's one in LA too though the LA one isn't entirely gluten free like the on at WDW.
     
  9. cmwade77

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    If gluten free and vegan is the aim, try Sprouts. They have quite a bit and its clearly labeled as well. They also have better prices.
     
  10. disfan07

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    I don't remember your entire list of allergies. Mine is peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, shellfish, wheat, oats, coconut, soy, dairy, sesame, sunflower seeds, honey, broccoli, ginger, raw fruits, raw vegetables. So I'm not sure of this would work for you but it is safe for me so it might work for you.

    If you want an amazing bakery that *should* be safe for you guys try Sensitive Sweets in fountain valley. It MUCH closer than babycakesnyc in larchmont (and IMO, better). The owner of the bakery is so sweet. She opened this bakery a few years ago because of her own childrens allergies.

    Everything is GF, dairy free, soy free, and nut free. 99% of the stuff is egg free. She does make lemon bars which have eggs but they are not made everyday and since she is an allergy mom and her son is anaphylactic to eggs, I trust her cross contamination precautions. Otherwise, there is not gluten, dairy, soy or nuts used in the bakery at all.

    She makes AMAZING white bread, cinnamon bread, rolls, pizza dough, brownies, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, cookie dough truffles, etc. she also has these wonderful things called easy cakes which are her cupcakes in push pop fashion. They are amazing to take to the parks. We stock up before going to WDW since I basically can't eat any treats there at all.

    On her website, there are ingredients listed for the selections they have everyday (bread, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, muffins) but you can definitely found out about additional ingredients if you go.

    Now, it's not cheap but so worth it. The bread is about $11/loaf but t it is fresh made and SO good.

    I usually spend about $30-$40/week there. It's a god send for allergies.
     
  11. clanmcculloch

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    I just checked out Sensitive Sweets online and OMG they look good. Unfortunately the breads and pizza crust don't work for DD15 (stupid yeast allergy) but a whole bunch of other stuff looks safe and yummy. I see what you mean about the push pops being good for the parks. I can see spending a lot in there.
     
  12. kimiquin

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    Thank you so much everyone! We are heading DLR in July with our just 1 yr old. He does not eat eggs and dairy due to an intolerance. We were thinking we were going to have to bring all of his food into the parks each day. It is nice to know there are so many options (loving the fact Dole Whips are vegan)
     
  13. disfan07

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    She might be able to do Yeast free but I'm not sure. I know that if you need something specially made (different ingredients, other allergies, etc) she might be able to do it with advanced notice.


    But this was sometime last year so I don't know if she still does but if you are interested in calling to ask about something, the owners name is Melanie and she is very nice.

    Also, I just PMd you with some more info. Hope that helps!
     
  14. spellhex

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    This isn't Disney, but Veggie Grill is a vegan restaurant chain found all over LA that's really, really good - and I say this as someone who is not a vegetarian or vegan. On their website, they promise "no meat, dairy, eggs, cholesterol, animal fat or trans fat" in any of their food.
     
  15. disneychrista

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    I know there is one in the Irvine Spectrum, not too far from Disneyland.
     
  16. disfan07

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    There is also one in UTC (university town center) right across from UC Irvine. The sweet potato fries are amazing! I miss being able to eat there...
     
  17. jennameowse

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    I didn't see it posted here but Ghirardelli now has a couple of vegan options. I believe they're called Lemon Sorbet Sundae and Lemon Fizz. They sound perfect for summer.
     
  18. dreeger

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    My brother is vegan and loved the lemon sorbet with pineapple sundae at Ghiradelis (sp?). He was also able to request no cheese and no dairy on vegetarian menu options and was accommodated. .
     
  19. DSNY4ever

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    No way!?! Aww man. I won't even tell my husband. He is the vegetarian in our house and we always get this. I didn't even think to ask, we usually only ask when we suspect that it might have an animal product in it. I'll have to break it to him before our next trip :(
     
  20. ArchOwl

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    I am pretty sure Disney released a blurb on their blog that said the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich was vegetarian now. They took out the anchovies. Not sure of its vegan status, but I am pretty sure it is vegetarian now. You can always ask to be sure.
     
  21. bumbershoot

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    Yep, I read that quite awhile ago. Or rather I read that others had read it. :)
     

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