Food allergy options at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Disneyland

Posted on : 30-05-2019 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : News

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At last, we have a menu with food allergy options at Disneyland! These menus are from Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo and they have many options. HOWEVER, be sure to speak to a chef if you have questions or may want to ask him or her to tweak something else you might like.

Disney hasn’t listed food allergy options for the following, but they may add options soon:

Kat Saka’s Kettle

Ronto Roasters

Milk Stand (while there are no food allergies mentioned here, the “milk” is “Plant-based blend of Coconut and Rice milks”)

Oga’s Cantina

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Breakfast food allergy options

Docking Bay 7 Food Cargo food allergy breakfast

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Lunch food allergy options

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Lunch food allergy options

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Dinner food allergy options

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Dinner food allergy options

Video: Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge food and beverages

Posted on : 28-05-2019 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Fun, News

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Still no details on the Batuu food allergy options at Galaxy’s Edge, other than we know the Blue Milk is dairy free and plant-based. But we don’t yet know which plants. We hope to find out more in the very near future. In the meantime, Disney released this video to tell everyone about the food and beverages at Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.

Food allergies at Galaxy’s Edge

Posted on : 02-03-2019 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Fun, News

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Galaxy's Edge Black Spire OutpostWhile we don’t yet have information about food allergies for the Galaxy Edge dining experiences, we are getting a sneak peek from our friends at Galactic Mouse about the types of food we’ll find in Black Spire Outpost. We expect, after the fantastic allergy-friendly options created for Pandora’s Satu’li Canteen, there will be similar options at the locations listed below.

From GalacticMouse.com:

Galaxy's Edge Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo Smoked Kaadu RibsDocking Bay 7 Food and Cargo: We all have to eat, right? Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs has traveled throughout the galaxy following his longtime gig as the chef at Maz Kanata’s castle on Takodana, surviving the attach of First Order. Now he brings exotic flavors and unusual dishes to his traveling diner “Tuggs’ Grub.”

Galaxy's Edge Docking Bay 7 food and cargo - vegetarian meatloafA sampling of what you will find at Tuggs’ Grub, include the Ithorian Garden Loaf, a plant-based “meatloaf” that comes served with roasted vegetable mash, seasonal vegetables, and mushroom sauce. Another delicious option is the Smoked Kaadu Ribs, similar to country sticky pork ribs. They are accompanied by a unique blueberry corn muffin and cabbage slaw.

Galaxy's Edge Ronto RoastersRonto Roasters – This one features a unique twist, as a recycled podracing engine fires up a spit of exotic meats, meticulously turned by a former smelter droid, 8D-J8. Can’t wait to try that one!

Kat Saka’s Kettle – This one is a street market stalls, where the grain vendor sells the ever-popular Outpost Mix, which is a blend of sweet, savory and spicy popcorn.

Milk Stand – Another street market stall to get your farm-fresh blue milk or green milk, direct from Bubo Wamba Family Farms. Mmm, sounds delish. (of course, those with dairy allergies will skip this one entirely, unless the offer some dairy-free choices)

As you can see, no food allergy information, yet. We’ll pass it along as soon as we get it, likely in June or July, when we visit Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge. Read the latest Disney Star Wars news at Galactic Mouse.

Satu’li Canteen with dairy, peanut and tree nut allergies

Posted on : 28-02-2019 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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Pandora at Animal KingdomThe Disney Culinary Imagineers did an amazing job putting together a menu with many delicious and unique allergen-free meals.  First, it’s a bit different from most other quick service locations, which is probably due to its Asian influences. First, you select your protein, like chicken, beef, tofu or shrimp. The chicken and beef are wood-grilled at a station visible upon entering the canteen. The tofu is chili-spiced and fried. Next, you select a base, such as rice or noodles, then you pick a sauce.  They also have a list of combinations to make ordering easy. See the menu for the full list.

Our favorite is the chicken, rice and bean sauce, which is more of a mildly spicy vinaigrette sauce. It’s delicious and we always ask for extra. This option is straight off the menu and is free of dairy, peanut and tree nut. However, we still specify our allergies when ordering.  They do have an allergy menu, of course. However, after discovering this fantastic combination, we only consult it to make sure nothing has changed. You may notice on the allergy-friendly menu, most of the options are the same across allergen categories, except for fish/shellfish and soy.

As a Disney World Passholder, we have the luxury of entering a park just for a meal. On this last trip to Disney World, we made the trip on the fabulous Disney Transportation System bus all the way to Animal Kingdom just for lunch at Satu’li Canteen. It is that good. Of course, we also stopped at Tamu Tamu for a Dole Whip.

See the full menu here on the Disney website.

Hollywood Brown Derby dining free of wheat, dairy, nuts and shellfish

Posted on : 10-04-2018 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Hollywood Brown Derby with multiple food allergies

This quick review was provided by a reader, whose daughter is allergic to wheat, dairy, all nuts and shellfish.

We have eaten here a few times and they do a great job! My daughter is allergic to wheat, dairy, all nuts and shellfish. They prepared a safe meal for her, and even had warm rolls for her to start! We will certainly be there again on our next trip to Disney World!

Recommend Hollywood Brown Derby for those allergic to wheat, dairy, nuts and shellfish?: Yes

If you would like to review Hollywood Brown Derby or any Disney restaurant, submit a food allergy dining Quick Review.

Grand Floridian Cafe dinner dairy, peanut and tree nut free

Posted on : 31-12-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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Grand Floridian Chef Ben food allergy chefWe chose to make the Grand Floridian Cafe our first stop for dinner on this trip. We always have a great experience here and this time was one of the best. It was dinner time, and we usually visit the Grand Floridian Cafe for lunch. Since it was dinner, there were a lot of great looking choices, but our daughter knew exactly what she wanted, which was not on either menu, the standard menu or the food allergy menu. She wanted a grilled chicken sandwich, with bacon and guacamole, and a side of fries. The chef this evening was Chef Ben, the same chef who prepared this very same meal the last time we were at the Grand Floridian Cafe. In fact, after reviewing all the choices, Lizzie asked Chef Ben if he could make her a BLT, and he agreed.

He delivered both meals, while our server, Nicolas, delivered my choice, the Cafe Sandwich. Our daughter’s chicken sandwich was perfect, of course, free of dairy, peanuts and tree nuts. She loved it. But, the night wasn’t over. Chef Ben prepared a special melted Enjoy Life Chocolate fondue, with roasted marshmallows, sliced bananas, and strawberries and Enjoy Life Cookies. And, to top it off, he prepared it for the three of us to share. It, too, was fantastic.

Aulani ‘Ama’Ama food allergy review

Posted on : 12-12-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Aulani 'Ama'Ama breakfast Mickey waffles

This is a more formal table service restaurant, with a dress code.  We ate here several times throughout our trip and experienced excellent allergy service from the chefs.  My allergies were noted on every reservation, they put a bright red ‘ALLERGY’ stamp on our reservation ticket when we arrived, and the chefs took my orders on their little yellow special diets notepads and pink allergy tickets.

This quick review was provided by Jennifer, who is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, and sorghum, is dairy intolerant and has a vegan preference.

My meals usually had allergy flags in it when it came out and the server would then recite what the dish was and my allergy list (or most of it) before placing the food in front of me.  One server even had a son with multiple food allergies, including potato, and we chatted for a bit about food allergies.  Everyone was very quick to check ingredients if I had any questions (like the thinly shaved radish that looked like cheese on my salad one day.)

Breakfast: They have a dedicated Mickey waffle maker here, just like at Makahiki, with the same waffle mix.  Since that’s my favourite breakfast at Disney, why try anything else?  (Nothing else looked safe or interesting, anyway.)  After the chef brought out photos of the waffle mix ingredients for me to check, and confirmed everything, I had a large plate of waffles, warmed maple syrup, and a side plate of fruit for breakfast.Food allergy friend lunch at Disney Aulani  Yum!  The chef at Makahiki had a better presentation for breakfast, but that is likely due to that particular chef being more creative than the one I had at ‘AMA’AMA that morning.
Lunch: We had two lunches here.  They have both an allergy menu and a vegetarian menu you can have on request.  Upon speaking with the chef, we were able to make options on the vegetarian menu safe for my allergies.  Both days I opted for a salad and a pan-fried tofu dish, though different variations each day.  They don’t have beans in either kitchen… so tofu it was.  No safe desserts except fruit, which we skipped in favour if shave ice later in the afternoon.

Aulani 'Ama'Ama pan fried tofu lunch

Dinner: We actually canceled another lunch reservation to eat a second dinner here.  This is a beautiful location to watch the sunset over the beach whilst you dine.  The dress code and atmosphere are a little more refined at dinner time, which we appreciated.  After all, we never eat out at home (due to allergies) and don’t get to dress up often outside of vacation.  They have both a vegetarian and allergy menu at dinner as well.  The chefs again were able to make something from the vegetarian menu safe for me.  One night it was a stir-fried vegetable dish and the other was a quinoa salad.  I loved their salads and papaya seed vinaigrette – which was good on salad, vegetables, and tofu.  The only safe dessert option was fruit, and we usually skipped it for a treat in our room instead.Disney Aulani 'Ama'Ama quinoa salad

Disney Aulani food allergy friendly dinner options

Aulani Makahiki food allergy review

Posted on : 12-12-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Mickey waffles at Aulani Makahiki

This is the buffet-style restaurant, often used for character meals. We dined here for one character breakfast and one character dinner. We enjoyed the story and theming of dinner, even without kids. Uncle told the story of the Menehune, mythical creatures that build things at night and also create mischief. The breakfast seemed really random and loud for us, but Aunty was engaging the younger kids often, so it may have been more fun for kids than adults alone. Each meal had one character greeting at the entrance and three or four characters wandering around to meet guests.
This quick review was provided by Jennifer, who is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, and sorghum, is dairy intolerant and has a vegan preference.
Our two most memorable meals were at this restaurant, actually. Whether that was because the kitchen had more resources or we just lucked out with exceptional chefs, I don’t know; likely a little of both.
Per usual, we spoke with the chefs on arrival.  Never was I told to look at the buffet, though one chef mentioned they didn’t use any peanuts or tree nuts at the breakfast buffet.  (I didn’t ask about traces since it didn’t apply to me.  And I would never recommend anyone with food allergies eat from a buffet, regardless.)  My allergies were noted on every reservation, they put a bright red ‘ALLERGY’ stamp on our reservation ticket when we arrived, and the chefs took my orders on their little yellow special diets notepads and pink allergy tickets.  My meals usually came out with allergy toothpicks in it.

Great chefs at Aulani - food allergy knowledgeable

Character Breakfast: The chef asked me what I wanted to eat for breakfast, and what I normally eat at home.  Originally, I said I eat oatmeal for breakfast at home, and the chef said he could make me some… but then I mentioned how most traditional oatmeal isn’t safe due to traces of wheat.  I was initially uncomfortable with this chef as a result of that confusion, which I partially caused, but the situation quickly turned around when I mentioned Mickey waffles and fruit and he came back with photos of all the ingredients and told me how they are made in a dedicated waffle maker, in a dedicated area of the kitchen to prevent cross-contact.  Even the fruit for my meal was prepared separately and fresh to ensure it was safe.  The waffles came with powdered sugar, small sealed jars of pure maple syrup, and a heaping plate of tropical fruits.  The chef cleared all ingredients with me before placing the order.  The waffles were the best I’ve ever had and the fruit was fresh and flavourful.
At the end of breakfast, when I could barely eat another bite, the chef came out with a beautiful anniversary ‘cake’ made from fruit.  He said that because I couldn’t have the normal anniversary cake that he wanted to do something special, and fruit was the only guaranteed safe option.  The ‘cake’ was like a piece of art… I didn’t want to eat it… but I did.  Well, part of it; I was too full to eat it all.  My husband got the regular anniversary chocolate mousse/lava cake.

Food allergy-free dessert at Aulani Makahiki

Character Dinner: Again, the chef came out to ask what I wanted to eat.  I had spoken with this chef before and he already knew my preferences, but he wanted to make something different.  He asked if coconut was safe for me, which it is (in most cases), and made a light and flavourful tofu and vegetable dish with a coconut-lime-ginger dressing.  I should have asked for the coconut sauce recipe – it was that good.  I also had salad and a tropical fruit bowl for dessert.  Again, the chef mentioned how my meal would be made by him in fresh pans with fresh utensils to make sure it was safe and free from cross contact.  That reassurance and attention to detail is much appreciated.

Aulani review with multiple food allergies

Posted on : 21-11-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Quick Review, Review

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Jennifer and Kyle at Aulani with food allergies

Special diets: allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, and sorghum; dairy intolerance; vegan preference

This quick review was provided by Jennifer, who is allergic to tree nuts, peanuts, potato, wheat, and sorghum, is dairy intolerent and has a vegan preference.

AULANI, in general: The food at Aulani is simple, based mostly on Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine.  There are only two small table service restaurants.  As such, options here can be somewhat limited, depending on your allergies.  For picky eaters and people with long allergy and special diet lists like mine, there aren’t many options, but the chefs are fantastic at coming up with creative menus and new ideas to provide safe and pleasing meals.  The chefs provide the same high-end allergy service you expect from Disney, though they have fewer ingredients to work with.  We were very satisfied with the food service, overall.

The chefs circulate between both restaurants, so you will begin to see familiar faces in both places if you go back often. We had one particular (and very good) chef three times: once at Makahiki and twice at ‘AMA’AMA.

The main gift shop sells a small selection of ‘Snacks with Character’, which are allergy-friendly treats, but not all top-10-free.  Some were Enjoy Life treats.  Be sure to check the labels on every item, every time!

The chef we spoke with before our visit told us that the only safe places for me to eat would be Makahiki, ‘AMA’AMA, and the shave ice stand.  The quick service locations and luau wouldn’t be able to accommodate my allergy list.

Studio rooms have a kitchenette that is great for preparing simple meals.  You can also request a rice cooker to use in your room.  For the two of us, this combination of microwave, fridge, and rice cooker, with a heavy dose of creativity, kept us well fed outside of our dining reservations. Villas have a full kitchen with range.  Grocery stores are within a five minute drive to Kapolei: Costco, Walmart, Target, and Down to Earth natural food store (with plenty of allergy-friendly brands) are all there – plus more, I’m sure.

Dole Whip! Dairy-free and available in many places

Posted on : 12-03-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Fun, News

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Dole Whip - Not dairy-free One of the most popular treats at Disney World is the Dole Whip soft serve. A few years ago, we posted about the change in formula, making it dairy-free, but with a cross-contamination risk. However, a couple of years ago, Disney World made the pineapple soft serve the exclusive offering at Aloha Isle, then made the Dole Whip available in several other locations. So, we thought it was time for an update, since our previous posts are still top pages on our website.

While the Dole Whip is now free of most of the top 8 food allergens, it does contain coconut oil and carries a warning for tree nuts. Check ingredients at the Precision Foods website and also, verify with the Cast Member and ask to see the ingredients in their Food Allergy Book.

Where to find Dole Whip at Disney World

Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom

UPDATE 3/1/2019: New Dole Whip flavors at the Magic Kingdom.

In Magic Kingdom at Aloha Isle. However, Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace swapped places, due to the demand of the Dole Whip. Aloha Isle is now located near the Magic Carpets of Aladdin and the Tiki Room. Update 12/2017: Aloha Isle re-introduced the vanilla flavor, which contains casein, in machines with pineapple, for swirling. However, they still have a single machine dedicated to pineapple. If there is any confusion, or to verify since they could change at any time, speak to a manager.

Dole Whip at Animal Kingdom

In Animal Kingdom, in Africa at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Here, you’ll find the classic Dole Whip and two varieties with rum.
Check out the Tamu Tamu menu

Dole Whip at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

At Disney’s Polynesian Resort, at the Pineapple Lanai on the way to the pool. Keep in mind, the Dole Whip served here includes the vanilla flavor, which opens up the possibility for cross-contamination. However, make the Cast Member aware of your allergy and they will take extra caution to avoid cross-contamination. If the Cast Member is unsure, ask for a manager. We found out that some Cast Members haven’t taken the training for food allergies. Those that have, are able to serve it safely, reducing the chances of cross-contamination.

Pineapple Lanai menu

Dole Whips at Captain Cooks are self-serveYou can also find a Dole Whip dispenser in Captain Cooks, the quick service restaurant. It’s a self service dispenser, so there could be a cross-contamination risk from other patrons.

Also, around the corner at the outdoor Trader Sam’s Tiki Bar, you can find Dole Whips with rum, again.

NEW! Dole Whip at Pop Century

Yes, you can find Dole Whip at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. They’ve made many improvements at Everything Pop and the addition of Dole Whip is one of them. Update 5/4/2018: This is a swirled configuration! For machines that swirl with vanilla, there is a possibility of cross-contamination. We’re going to contact the manager and ask about getting a dedicated machine. Until then, proceed with caution if you’re allergic to dairy or soy, as the vanilla soft serve has both, according to the website.

Dole Whip at Disney Springs

Update! You can now get Dole Whip at Marketplace Snacks. Be aware, the dispenser also has the vanilla soft serve. So, there is a cross-contamination possibility. We spoke to the Cast Member who informed us that they do not follow the same process as the Pinapple Lenai, and sometimes switch the mixers containing the pineapple and vanilla mixes.  Maybe this will change in the future.

Dole Whip in Disney Springs

Dole Whip at Epcot

Occasionally, you can find Dole Whip at Epcot during festivals, like the Food and Wine Festival, at a kiosk near Canada.

If you spot a Dole Whip at some other location, please let us know!

 

 

 

Dole Whip at Disneyland

Tiki Juice Bar

Tiki Juice Bar at Disneyland

Tangaroa Terrace next to the Disneyland Hotel

Tangaroa Terrace at Disneyland
Dole Whip on Disney Cruise Line

Dole Whip on Disney Cruise Line!

Yes, Dole Whip is now available on the Disney Wonder. It may be available on other Disney Cruise ships. In this case, it’s available individually, swirled or with rum. Always ask about cross-contamination and check the ingredients.

 

Just a quick summary of Dole Whip food allergens (but always ask when you arrive!):

  • Pineapple Dole Whip is free of the Top 8 food allergens.
  • Vanilla Soft Serve contains dairy (casein) and soy.
  • Mango Dole Whip is free of the Top 8 food allergens.
  • Raspberry Dole Whip is free of the Top 8 food allergens.
  • Lime Dole Whip is free of the Top 8 food allergens.
  • Lemon Dole Whip is free of the Top 8 food allergens.