• Sunday, September 23, 2018
Guide to Gluten Free Dining at Magic Kingdom

Guide to Gluten Free Dining at Magic Kingdom

If you’ve got a gluten intolerance or allergy, you’re well aware of how tricky it can be to find things to eat at theme parks without planning ahead. Luckily, there are dining locations with gluten free breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options all over Magic Kingdom. While it’s very important to discuss your specific allergies or dietary needs before you order, this land-by-land guide can help give you an idea of how to plan your meals while at Magic Kingdom!

Fantasyland 

In Fantasyland, the Be Our Guest restaurant offers the largest range of gluten free menu items. Starting with appetizers, you can choose from tapioca dinner rolls with a butter spread, Marseille-style mussels, french onion soup topped with gruyere cheese, lobster bisque with creme fraiche, or a garden salad with lemon vinaigrette. Gluten free entrees include grilled strip steak with truffle pomme frites and green bean jardiniere, roasted pork tenderloin, layered ratatouille, and  pan seared chicken breast or sustainable catch of the day, both served with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes. Kids dining at Be Our Guest can find some gluten free options as well: grilled steak, chicken brochette, or grilled catch of the day, all served with seasonal vegetables and a fruit cup. Finish off your dining experience with a lemon raspberry cream puff or raspberry sorbet!

At Cinderella’s Royal Table, you’re guaranteed a few gluten free dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! In the mornings, you can choose from the traditional breakfast option of scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon and potatoes of the beef tenderloin and egg meal, which comes with potatoes and cheese frittata with broccolini, boursin cheese sauce and chive oil. The traditional breakfast is available in a child’s portion as well, and there is also a cheese frittata meal option for kids. As far as lunch and dinner entrees, gluten free options are a little tougher to fine here. The top choice is the beef and shrimp dish made up of beef tenderloin, buttered shrimp, fingerling potatoes with bacon and blue cheese, and summer vegetables. For kids, all three of the restaurant’s Mickey Check Meals (turkey pot pie, seared fish of the day, and roasted chicken leg) are safe for people with gluten issues. Dessert options are The Clock Strikes Twelve, a dark chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis, and Jaq & Gus, a raspberry swirl cheesecake with warm apple compote, salted caramel and vanilla bean panna cotta.

For a quick service option in Fantasyland, Pinocchio’s Village Haus is your best bet. The flatbreads are made with a rice crust, so you have the choice between sausage and pepperoni, caprese, cheese or pepperoni flatbreads. Other gluten friendly options are chicken strips with fries and chicken caesar salad. Kids can order cheese or pepperoni rice crust pizza, rice noodle macaroni and cheese, or chicken strips all served with GoGo SqueeZ applesauce and a Dannon Danimals smoothie. Add a brownie or a chocolate chip cookie for dessert.

Main Street U.S.A.

The most varied gluten free menu in Main Street U.S.A. can be found at Tony’s Town Square Tavern. “Antipasti” options include a mixed greens salad tossed in house dressing, a caesar salad tossed in house made caesar, and Pasta Fagioli soup made with rice pasta. “Secondi Piatti” dishes range from Roman-style steak and grilled chicken parmigiana on rice pasta to grilled jumbo shrimp with risotto di parma and rice pasta spaghetti with turkey meatballs or sweet Italian sausage. All three Kids’ Mickey Check Meals are gluten friendly as well as the cheese or pepperoni pizza, made on rice crust. End your dining experience with chocolate or vanilla gelato, chocolate cake, or raspberry sorbet.

The Crystal Palace offers buffet-style dining, so it’s not as simple as just ordering a gluten free meal off of the menu. However, each buffet station does offer quite a few safe options. In the hot buffet line you can usually select side dishes like mashed potatoes, garlic broccoli, green beans with red onions, honey glazed carrots, collard greens with ham and steamed white rice. Main course options include roasted chicken, jambalaya, grilled flank steak, and roast turkey breast. At the salad bar most of the dishes are gluten friendly, offering caesar salad, tossed greens, Greek-style tomato salad, beet salad, and cucumber salad as well as fresh fruits and peeled shrimp. Unfortunately, there aren’t a ton of “kid friendly” options, so if you’re dining with gluten free youngsters The Crystal Palace might not be your ideal spot.

Main Street U.S.A.’s other table service location, The Plaza Restaurant, has some gluten free choices for every course from appetizers to desserts. Start with loaded french fries or chips (both gluten free!) or a wedge salad. Then choose from a grilled chicken salad, fried green tomato sandwich, or an angus chuck burger, just make sure to specify that you need a GF bun when ordering. In lieu of a sandwich, you can try the chicken strawberry salad. You can pair your entree with seasonal vegetables, homemade chips, or french fries. Kids can order a hamburger or grilled cheese on gluten free bread or a chicken tenders meal. For dessert The Plaza Restaurant sundae, the original banana split, or fresh fruit are all great choices!

Adventureland 

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen has lots of gluten free appetizer and entree options on the menu that don’t require any substitutions. Starters include a Shiriki noodle salad made with rice noodles, Falls Family Falafel, a Jungle Green Salad, and Smiley’s Croc of Soup. The most diverse range of entrees is offered a Jungle Navigation Co., from Hardy Har char siu pork and Dr. Falls signature grilled steak to Perkins Thai noodles and Sankuru Sadie’s seafood stew. For dessert try a dish of Quick Sand, which is jasmine rice pudding with mango sauce, lemon curd, hibiscus meringue and pineapple.

Liberty Square 

Although it doesn’t offer a ton of options, the Liberty Tree Tavern is your best bet for gluten free table service dining in Liberty Square. For an appetizer you can order crab and lobster dip, served with rice flour bread. Main course options include an angus chuck burger on a rice flour roll or a Colony salad made up of seared salmon, Washington apples, applewood-smoked cheddar, dried cranberries and field greens tossed in honey shallot vinaigrette. There are also a few kid friendly GF offerings like oven roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, rice pasta with marinara sauce, and rice pasta macaroni and cheese. The gluten free dessert on the menu is seasonal sorbet with berries.

At Columbia Harbor House, a quick service spot in Liberty Square, gluten free diners can choose from grilled salmon, chicken strips, or a baked chicken breast all served with french fries, green beans and carrots. The kids’ menu offers a chicken salad or rice noodle macaroni and cheese for younger guests on a gluten free diet. Kids’ meals come with GoGo squeeZ applesauce and a Dannon Danimals Smoothie.

For a quick snack, stop at the Liberty Square Market for a turkey leg, yogurt, fresh fruits and vegetables, or rice chips with pico de gallo.

Frontierland

Frontierland isn’t loaded with gluten free options, but you can find a few at Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn. Here you’ll find a southwest burger that can be served on a gluten friendly bun, a southwest chicken salad, or a rice bowl with a choice or beef, chicken or vegetables. The rice bowl can be ordered as a kid’s meal as well.

Tomorrowland

In Tomorrowland, the ideal spot for gluten free dining is Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. The quick service restaurant’s angus cheeseburger, grilled chicken sandwich, and hot dog meals can all be served with gluten free buns and after 4:00 PM, the cafe offers a 1/2 rotisserie chicken meal with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes as a dinner option. A turkey salad with GoGo squeeZ applesauce and carrot sticks is on the menu for a gluten free kids meal.

Keep in mind that some of these options are menu modifications or may not be listed on the regular menus. Always be sure to notify your server about your dietary restrictions prior to ordering your meal to guarantee a safe dining experience. Stay tuned for more gluten free guides to Disney parks and be sure to check out the Gluten Free Guide to Disney Springs!

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