Epcot has long been my favorite park for food at Walt Disney World, largely because of the many delicious options available throughout the World Showcase. (I also love The Land pavilion - that post coming soon.)
After a fun morning enjoying a mostly empty Hollywood Studios, we took water transportation to the rear of Epcot in the World Showcase to enjoy lunch at Tangierine Cafe, located in the Morocco pavilion.
We used a quick service meal credit from our dining plan - I drank a Coke with my lunch, and no vegan-friendly desserts were available here.
The vegetarian platter served up all of my favorites - falafel, fattoush, hummus, lentil salad, etc. Check to be sure the pita bread is vegan, as the suppliers change. I believe the falafel is cooked in a shared fryer.
We enjoyed eating outdoors in the quiet courtyard, watching park visitors stroll by. This was easily one of my favorite meals of this vacation, and a dining location I can highly recommend.
Review: 5/5 - A large plate of food, great ambiance, and quality make this an Epcot standout.
After a long day at the parks, I found myself craving a sandwich and fries, so we stopped at the Everything Pop food court to see what the chef would be able to do for me.
He offered up a roasted veggie sandwich, and served me this monstrous delight, which I slathered up with honey mustard, and then enjoyed while we watched the Cleveland Indians dash our dreams for a World Series victory.
Because I used a quick service credit from our Disney Dining meal plan, I also received a side of fruit and a container of vegan ice cream (which I used to make a root beer float).
At first glace, the offerings at the Everything Pop food court are relatively disappointing for vegans...several of the stations offer vegetarian options, but a few language barriers prevented me from conveying what I was looking for and how I might be able to adapt existing menu items.
Don't fear! Ask to speak with the head chef on duty, and your needs will be met! The veggie burgers on the menu are not vegan-friendly. but the chef will prepare a vegan-friendly patty in the kitchen just for you...you just need to ask. Allow ample time, as this is a special order - I waited about 25 minutes for my food order but really enjoyed a "guilty pleasure" sort of meal...especially with brownies and a soda!
I used a quick-service dining credit for the following meal:
vegan burger with all the trimmings
Erin McKenna's brownie bites
Overall, I had a very pleasant experience and the chef on duty was very friendly in assisting me. This meal was exactly what I was in the mood for: a "junk-food" sort of meal...burger, fries, soda, brownies. It really hit the spot, even though I had about to wait for the specially prepared food. (Plan ahead.)
Upon entering the Magic Kingdom, we made our way down Main Street U.S.A. and through Liberty Square to Frontierland for our first meal at Walt Disney World - a quick-service lunch at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe. After a 4:00am alarm clock and a day of travel, we were ready to eat!
While the menu does not feature vegan or vegetarian items, options are available upon request, so ask the cast member what is currently available. The cast member taking our order provided me with a couple of menu items that would suit my needs, and I easily decided upon the roasted vegetable bowl. The meal consisted of brown rice, perfectly seasoned zucchini, and a serving of black beans. At the toppings bar, I loaded up the entree with lettuce, corn salsa, tomato salsa, and guacamole. Because we were using the Disney Dining plan, I also received Enjoy Life brand cookies for my dessert and indulged in a Coke, something I rarely drink at home.
Review: 5 stars/5 stars
The bowl was deliciously seasoned and very filling. I enjoyed selecting my toppings from the bar to personalize the meal. We enjoyed our food here so much, we almost returned, but I felt we needed to try some other quick service options around the resort so I could better assist clients.