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.

DisneyQuest food allergy guest review (FoodQuest)

Posted on : 07-03-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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We are excited to have Archie provide this guest review of her dining experience. Archie is allergic to eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, black pepper and potatoes.

Food allergy free at the Disney Quest CafeWhile traveling as a single person in downtown Disney. I ventured into Disney Quest. Had a wonderful time in there enjoying all the sights and sounds, and of course a few games. Even learned how to draw a Disney character while I was there.

But the best part was enjoying my dinner at their cafe. I approached them a little hesitantly because I was doing it ‘single’ and didn’t want to be turned away, I was hungry. I shouldn’t have worried in the least, their staff was SO very helpful in accommodating my allergies (wheat, soy, peanuts, potatoes, black pepper and eggs) asking all sorts of questions in order for me to feel safe and fed. They even assured me of how the product was being cooked and that it had a dedicated way to do so. I even got to read the ingredients on the chicken patties to make sure that nothing was amiss. They were even accommodating as to replace the french fries with a salad so that I could have a full meal.

So in doing Downtown Disney as a single person with allergies I would gladly go there again. As we would say in the Navy “Bravo Zulu” to the kitchen staff!

On a side note, I did venture into Epcot but it was raining the whole day I was there, didn’t get the luxury of time to try eating there! So if you are single with allergies, and doing it alone, don’t be afraid to try Disney, I know I will!

Thanks, Archie, for submitting this review of Disney Quest. If you found this helpful, please be sure to give her a thumbs up or share this on Facebook. Archie also has a food allergy website at TheAllergyBlues.com

Other food allergies

Posted on : 02-04-2011 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In :

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Other food allergies: Corn, Sesame, Potato

For the latest information from Disney about corn-free options, visit this link.

For the latest information from Disney about vegan options, please visit this link.

For the latest information from Disney about kosher options, please visit this link.

These products CONTAIN allergens.

Corn – Breaded Country Fried Chicken Tenderloins, produced by Allergy Free Foods (706) 265-1317 website

Corn – Popcorn

Peanut – Popcorn (produced using peanut oil)

Sesame – Kinnikinnick products

 

These products are FREE of the listed allergens.

Corn – Namaste Pancake and Waffle Mix

Potato – Namaste Pancake and Waffle Mix

Potato – Enjoy Life

Sesame – Enjoy Life

Casein – Enjoy Life