Whether you are a regular Disney World goer or it’s your very first time, enjoy this list of 6 of the best vegan snacks available at Disney World Orlando, FL.
How is it September already? Summer is coming to a close, college is starting again, and University application deadlines are drawing nearer…let’s not think about that last one.
Regardless of how quickly summer went, which is always far too quickly, I had the most amazing time on holiday in Orlando, FL. This was my first time in the States, and the main thing I noticed is that everything really is bigger across the pond. The roads, the portion sizes and the cars, but also the extent to which random people will strike up a conversation with you.
Of course, no trip to Orlando is complete without a visit to Disney World, and as this was our first and only visit (for a while, at least) we decided to visit all four Disney World theme parks. Within seconds of stepping into the first park, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, I got pooped on by a bird.
Yep, that’s right, a bird pooped on my head.
I seem to remember thinking just days before the incident that I had never in my life been pooped on, so clearly the Universe responded accordingly. After a grumpy Shivani cleaned the poop off her hair, we ventured further into the park and found Cinderella’s Castle. The castle had such grandeur that I subsequently forgot the whole pooping situation and enjoyed the rest of the day.
As you can see in this image, there were masses of people in the parks. That includes Hollywood Studios, which I would honestly give a miss this year as there are not many rides, mostly eateries and a lot of construction work going on. Regardless, everyone was there to have a good time and of course eat some delicious food.
Now, food in the theme parks is expensive, and you will find that vegan and vegetarian choices, whilst present, are limited. That is why our family decided to bring sandwiches, snacks, and water with us so we could keep fuelled. Occasionally, we bought some of the fresh delights dotted around the park for snacks, and as it turns out, a lot of these snacks are vegan. Whilst I did not try them all, I did smell them all, and if my sense of smell is anything to go by, you are going to like these a lot.
If you are looking for full lists of all available vegan snack options at Disney World, check out the amazing Vegan Disney World site, which is a must-view for any vegans going soon!
6 VEGAN SNACKS AT DISNEY WORLD FLORIDA:
- Mickey Pretzels. If you don’t come to Disney World and buy one of these, did you even really go to Disney World? Just a little bit of pretzel philosophy for you. Make sure to ask for it without cheese sauce. And take a snap for the ‘gram – these are just too cute. Where can you get them from? Pretty much anywhere across all parks – just look out for the carts selling them.
- Jumbo Pretzels. Yes, that’s right, not all pretzels in Disney World are shaped like Mickey Mouse – shocker. The jumbo pretzels cost $4 more than the Mickey ones, but they truly live up to the United States ethos that bigger is better. And I actually found the jumbo pretzel to be fluffier and less dry than the Mickey one. We found them at a place in Fantasyland Magic Kingdom, but I’m not too sure where. The staff kindly pulled out an allergen folder and we confirmed they are vegan.
- Popcorn. Something I didn’t try, but I smelt it at every corner. And yes, the buttery flavouring they use is vegan! I saw a lot of people who had purchased souvenir popcorn buckets – how they will manage to pack them in their suitcase to take home I have no idea. Especially if their bags are full of unique oreo flavours like mine was.
- Pineapple Dole Whip. This fruity soft-serve is a famous Disney World treat which is perfect for a hot day, and is 100% vegan. I did find it a little sweet, like most desserts in the US, but the pineapple flavour was refreshing and the soft serve was perfectly smooth. We bought it from Tamu Tamu Refreshments in Animal Kingdom and I believe you can also purchase the treat from Magic Kingdom too.
- Ice Cream. Again, something I didn’t try, but I hear they have both sorbets and non-dairy ice cream flavours across the parks in the ice cream shops. I did purchase some Sea Salt Caramel vegan ice cream from Walmart though which was très delish.
- Chips. They sell chips (or as the Americans call them, fries) pretty much everywhere across the World, but I just wanted to remind you they exist as a snack option. I’d also like to remind you that chips in Disney World cost about 4 times more than fast food chains, but they are mighty delicious. We bought them from The ABC Commissary in Hollywood Studios. They also offered a vegan burger which we didn’t try as we had brought our own sandwiches already.
What’s your favourite Disney World Snack? Have I missed any from the list? If so, leave a comment down below and I’ll add them in so our list can continue to grow like my love for vegan food.
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