Eating GLUTEN FREE at Disneyland Part 2
Guess what? The Happiest Place On Earth got even happier because, after my Gluten Free Disney Blog Part 1, I knew I needed to do a Part 2! I hope you love this second list of even more GLUTEN FREE FINDS at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure!
My husband and I LOVE all things Disney! We have thoroughly enjoyed eating our way through both Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure to find tasty Gluten Free options. I hope this blog and Part 1 help you on your next trip to Disney!
Most Disney chefs, restaurants and quick-service locations can accommodate the following common food allergies:
Gluten or wheat
Milk or lactose
Peanuts and tree nuts
Before you GO:
Disney, "For questions/requests related to food allergies, intolerances and other special dietary needs, contact us at Special.Diets@disneyland.com"
Before you ORDER:
Make sure your server knows about your allergens.
Always ask to speak to the chef before ordering - especially if you have questions about the menu. There is always a possibility that menus and ingredients can change.
Some places serve gluten free French fries that are cooked in a dedicated gluten free frier. Some restaurants have fries cooked in a cross contaminated frier. Ask your server.
Double check signs that say “gluten friendly” vs "gluten free” — some places might have gluten free options, but do have the possibility of cross contamination (example: GF Cookies at Jack Jacks are listed at “gluten friendly” and there is a possibility of cross contamination).
Don't be afraid to ask questions, check and recheck that items are gluten free.
Ask if there's a possibility of cross contamination.
There really is so much to eat at Disneyland whether you are gluten free, dairy free, nut free, or free of other common food allergens. The chefs really want to do what they can to safely serve you. I hope this list helps your next trip to the happiest gluten free place on earth!
If you are unsure about finding snacks that suit your needs, wants and magical desires — you can bring your own. Bring safe snacks for the whole family in a backpack, purse or even get a locker on Main Street or in California Adventure to store your goodies. Just don’t bring any glass or alcohol.
DISNEY’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE
Lamplight Lounge (Pixar Pier)
I have heard of these nachos for a long, long time but had never had them until recently. This restaurant used to be Ariel’s Grotto and was recently remodeled to fit Pixar’s theme. This dish is really what Lamplight Lounge (and the previous lounge) is known for. We asked for the spicy stuff on the side.
This is from the kid’s menu. I love that it is served with fruit, veggies and hummus.
This grilled salmon with crispy pancetta, romaine lettuce and roasted plum tomato was very tasty. The salmon was cooked to perfection and we would definitely order this one again!
Flo’s V8 Cafe (Cars Land)
Fin-Tastic Tuna Sandwich
This was a great sandwich. It was a bit pickle-y for me, but I did enjoy it, and I think these were the best steak fries!
Carthay Circle Lounge (Buena Vista Street)
This appetizer was so good. It was also nice to find some green veggies at the park!
Artisan Selected Cheese Board
We loved this cheese board with 3 cheeses, a fruit spread, thyme, some rose petal honey and their delicious gluten free bread which is toasted with herbs and olive oil.
Smokejumpers Grill (Grizzly Peak)
Share Your Ears Cheeseburger
Okay, this is funny! If you look up what this meal is supposed to look like, it’s Mickey Mouse, but because of the size of the gluten free buns, it didn’t quite translate — HOWEVER, we did get more food, in a sense. It’s 3 cheeseburgers!
Galactic Grill (Tomorrowland)
This is a basic, but really good, cheeseburger. It was way better than I thought it would be, and it’s quick service so you can get back to all the fun rides.
Royal St. Veranda - (New Orleans Square)
Want some hearty soup that will warm your belly and fill you up? Try the steak gumbo!
The Tropical Hideaway (Adventureland)
This beautiful hidden spot just opened, and it’s the perfect spot for a Dole whip! It’s also not as crowded as the original Dole whip spot, which is around the corner. If you're looking to get away for a few, stop here for a sweet treat.
Refreshment Corner (Main Street U.S.A.)
OMG It’s Gluten Free - Blueberry Muffin
Whether it’s for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert, pop in to get this tasty gluten free blueberry muffin!
Red Rose Tavern (Fantasyland)
This is a great gluten free pizza! My only tip would be to ask them to cook the pizza twice without burning it. It was a little cold in the middle. Just let them know if it isn’t as hot as you would like it to be. They will make sure it’s the perfect temperature.
Carved Turkey Sandwich
This might have been one of my favorite finds this trip. It was so refreshing with the cold turkey and it was just a great quality sandwich. Loved it!
Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)
This is one of my favorite things to order here. It is an appetizer, but I like to order the entree version of it.
Most of their meats/proteins are gluten free — just ask in case the menu changes or to clarify. This meat was really good!
This is my hubby’s go-to meal here. It’s not listed as gluten free because of some breadcrumbs they sprinkle on top. Just omit those and boom it’s gluten free! It’s really yummy!
Side Green Beans
The green beans are one of the many delicious side dishes that are served family style. We always ask for extra garlic, no mushrooms and no fried shallots.
Throughout the parks, you can also find vending carts that sell gluten free snacks. Because items can change, always ask the vendor or server to make sure items are, in fact, gluten free.
Mickey face ice cream bars on a stick