Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant/Dining Help Thread

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  1. MelanieC

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    VEGAN SNACK IDEAS:


    We had the QSDP last July and are getting it again this year. I think we did 9 nights on the QSDP and 5 nights at the beginning without the dining plan. So I had about 18 credits.

    Here is what I remember getting w/ my . These are not in order, I'm just numbering so I can count and hopefully remember what I got. Almost every fast food place we went to had


    1. MK - Main Street Ice Cream Parlor - Root beer float w/ tofutti. They accidently made two of them, I guess because DD was in line with me they thought she wanted to...but I did only order 1. This was AWESOME!! And I got two to boot and share :)

    2. MK - Main Street Candy Shop - Candy apple. I know that DHS wouldn't let me get one in the candy shop there, but MK definately did.

    3. MK - Sunshine Tree Terrace-Adventureland -Orange Slush - Tastes like frozen orange juice. Hit the spot, but it was very citrusy.

    4. Epcot - Germany -German pretzel w/mustard. These are a little different than all the others throughout the parks. All are vegan and ok, but these were a little darker and doesn't seem like your standard. YUMMY!! Loved these.

    5. Epcot-Japan - Kaki Gori Food Cart - I got the 3 flavored rainbow. This was the first time I tried these and I let everyone taste it. They all marched over and got their own it was so good.

    6. MK - Cinnamon Glazed Almonds - You should be able to find at all parks, although I never seemed to.

    7. MK - Cinnamon Glazed Pecans - You should be able to find at all parks, although I never seemed to.

    8. DHS - The candy shop had slushies and one was pina colada. This was very yummy and I ate it while we watched Beauty and the beast.

    9. POP - Divvies Carmel Popcorn - This turned out to be stale. I'm thinking it might have been old.

    10. Epcot - Germany - Dark chocolate bar - ask what you can get. At first I was told I couldn't get larger bars, but then another person said I could (the manager)

    11. Epcot - Germany - Dark chocoate bar with marzipan on the inside

    12. MK - Popcorn - all Disney popcorn is vegan, they don't use butter or anything dairy to pop.

    13. DHS -Edy's frozen strawberry bar

    14. POP - Hummus

    15. POP - Wheat thins to dip into hummus

    16. AK -Nestle Frozen strawberry lemonaid cup - This was a bit tart, but awesome

    17. POP - Kettle Corn in bags. I almost forgot about this one. This was probably one of my favorite things I had!!! SO SO GOOD!!!

    18. POP - Kettle corn in bags - Got this at least twice

    (some other ideas - fries at various locations -ask how they are cooked many locations used dedicated fryers, DTD now has Baby cakes with vegan cupcakes and things like that, cracker jacks at Caseys corner in MK, chips, fruit, tofutti and rice dream ice cream, frozen lemonade, La Cantina De San ANgel in Epcot now has Paletas (traditional fruit popsicles) Cantaloupe, Mango with chili, Lemon, or Coconut **check the flavors I know one has dairy, but at least one doesn't**, Refreshment Port at Epcot-tostones (crispy fried green plantain) **I'm not sure what is in these so check, this is just an idea-I'm going to check it out when I go**


    At POP I found these:

    They had tofutti ice cream, but you have to ask a chef because the people at the ice cream counter didn't know what I was talking about.

    Hummus and artichoke dip was vegan, the olive tempanade was (they used anchovies)

    Divies chocolate chip cookies and caramel corn

    Nutter butter cookies, wheat thins, ritz crackers (go figure that these were vegan.

    bananas, apples, oranges, and grapes.


    Frozen Edy's strawberry bars and itzadoozies or something like that (large popcicles).
    When subsitituing something on the dining plan ask a chef and then possibly ask the chef to wait with you when you check out. At pop I got grief about having hummus once as my desert even thought the chef said that was fine.

    The chef can walk you around the entire food court, show you ingredients, give suggestions, etc. I had the most incredible mickey waffles made with the gluten free batter and they had a dedicated GF mickey waffle iron. I even got the real maple syrup they had in the back. Just incredible. Get the kids waffle sized mickey heads instead of the adults. The chef said they turn out better, probabaly because the are smaller. They just gave me an adult size portion - more than they get kids.


    Not on dining plan but totally worth checking out if your vegan or NOT:

    AK - Royal Andapur Tea Company - Frozen mango drink. This was totally fabulous and is not on the dining plan.
     
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  3. MelanieC

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    HI there - I thought the same thing when we did the QSDP last July. Every counter service we went (except Columbia Harbour House and they sent someone to Pecos Bill to get me some) had Life is good Chocolate chip cookies. Several also had Divvies, but I prefered the Life is good. It wasn't much, but it was a nice ending to the fast food meals. I'm not normally a Fast food counter service type of person, but we enjoyed the QSDP last year, so much so that we are doing it this year. The kids liked the snack credits, you get mugs with it and I actually had some great vegan meals. You should also be able to get fruit if they have it. I think the only time I got fruit was when I had it in place of fries once when we ate at Studio Catering Company. Backlot Express is better at DHS than Studio Catering. They have a dedicated fryer and they beepers so you can go sit until your food is ready. Backlot Express is really accomodating and we only ate at Studio Catering because Backlot Express was closed due to the stoves not working one day.
     
  4. bumbershoot

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    This was at the Pop food court? Good to know!

    My family can't have anything based on corn syrup (and sadly many of the things in the vegan list have it...SO disappointed in the tofutti and divvies companies), so I'm compiling a list of places that have real maple syrup. :)

    We found it at Kona and Hollywood&Vine. Not Boma, which was shocking!
     
  5. MelanieC

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    Yep - Definately ask, because he was super excited about giving it to me when he got back with my dish. I was super excited too because I only buy maple syrup at home.......I hate the fake stuff.
     
  6. MelanieC

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    I found some pictures from my trip last summer:


    ALL VEGAN

    I'll start uploading some of these.

    Snack Credit
    Nestle Frozen strawberry lemonade - very good and very tart!

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    Chocolate from Germany gift shop

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    Kettle Corn from POP Century Food Court

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    Candy Apple from MK Main street candy shop

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    Rootbeer Float w/ Tofutti Ice Cream

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    Pina Colada frozen slushi - DHS @ Villians in Vogue Candy Shop

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    Edy's Strawberry Frozen Popcicle -
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  7. veggiemama

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    Melanie, what a fabulous list! I am copying this list for things for myself, I was concerned about finding snacks but this is so great! I will be able to get my treats along with my family. Thank you! :thumbsup2
     
  8. packofjedis

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    A couple of EPCOT questions -

    Anyone know about the vegetarian option at Garden Grill? I've heard pumpkin risotto and a brussel sprout dish.

    I saw that Le Cellier's menu changes seasonally now. The menu I've found posted now offers quiche as the vegetarian option. I'm not a big quiche eater. Do you think they'd let me get an appetizer as a meal instead on the DP?

    Thanks so much!
     
  9. MelanieC

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    Hi there, I don't know any of it first hand. I do know I've seen some vegetarian dining reviews where this is discussed (both places), although the menu does change and it's probably not the same anymore. I'd call ahead and have the chef made aware that your vegetarian. I'd ask to speak to a chef and see what they can do for you. Tell them you don't like quiche and see what else they can offer you. Who knows, it might not even be quiche by that time. Definately call ahead, and maybe even see if you can e-mail the restaurant or have someone from the restaurant call you.

    recently I think I saw a phone number for somone in Dining at Epcot. If I find it, I'll post it here.
     
  10. hthrbells

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    Is there an option for soy or rice milk for coffee at the resorts where you can refill your refillable mug? I am not a huge fan of black coffee.
    Thanks :thumbsup2
     
  11. MamaPotts

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    Heather, unfortunately there isn't. I always purchase some 8 oz tetrapaks of soy milk specifically for my coffee is we're not staying at a DVC villa. I put some in my refillable mug before we head down to the food court and the rest goes in the room fridge. At places like the Main Street Bakery you have to buy your own soy milk or drink black coffee (Starbucks it isn't :sad1: ).
     
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    I typically invest in this stuff for vacations:

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    Note that it is not explicitly vegan, but it is vegetarian.
     
  13. MelanieC

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    Most of the food courts have soy milk to purchase. I know POP does, and I remember that AKL did (so I imagine most have it). Unfortunately that could get costly if you bought one every day depending on how long your there. They are the small individual ones (8oz) and possibly if you kept it on ice (covered in ice in the ice bucket) or in a cooler w/ ice or a fridge it would be enough for coffee for several days since you usually don't put tons in coffee. It would definately be cheaper to buy your own. I think they make those little ones in packages that don't need to be refrigerated until you open them (but I could be wrong).
     
  14. MelanieC

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    Garden Grill:

    http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2512058

    I'll keep looking for more. I know I saw one that had pictures of the meal they ate.
     
  15. MelanieC

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    Unfortunately those are definately not dairy free because they do contain sodium caseinate which is a milk derivitive, so definately not vegan - but like you said vegetarian :)

    I have heard of powdered soy milk though. I've personally never seen it so I can't comment on what it's like.
     
  16. packofjedis

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    Thanks Melanie. That was helpful. You'd think Garden Grill with access to the Land would be awesome. I haven't been since I became a vegetarian so it makes me a bit nervous not knowing what they might bring out. I prefer menus. :rolleyes1
     
  17. veggiemama

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    I have seen powdered soy milk. I can find it in health food store and in some well stocked bulk stores.

    I have never used it but I have checked the ingredients and it is vegan.
     
  18. VeganCupcake

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    Hey everyone! Does anyone have any experience at the Coronado Springs, either Pepper Market or Maya Grill? Thanks!
     
  19. hthrbells

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    I had no idea they made powdered soy milk. I will have to try and track some down and let you all know :) Thanks!!
     
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