Gluten free dining at Disney World

Posted on : 28-10-2016 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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This quick review was provided by Melanie, whose son has celiac and avoids gluten.

gluten-free-at-disney-worldHi! last week we took our first trip to Disney as a family. Our 12yr old son has celiac which was a huge concern for us as he is a picky eater as it is.

We had a FANTASTIC experience! The Chef’s at all of the restaurants except for San Angel Inn came out to talk to our son and were willing to make him anything he wanted. The Chef at Crystal Palace walked us around the entire buffet and mentioned what was gluten free and told our son that if he wanted something else he would make it but he did quite well with the turkey, rice and green beans.

We had dinner at Rainforest Cafe in Disney Springs, Crystal Palace, Sci-Fi Diner, San Angel Inn, Shutters at the Caribbean Beach Resort and Raglan Road. San Angel Inn was not very accommodating therefore we did not have a good experience there and felt very rushed by the waiter. Caribbean Beach resort was fantastic including the quick service. Also quick service at Cosmic Rays and Columbia Harbour House were fantastic!

Overall a great gluten free experience.

Recommend Disney World for gluten free?: Yes

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San Angel Inn review

Posted on : 05-05-2011 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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La Hacienda de San Angel food allergy reviewLocated in Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion, this restaurant has authentic style Mexican food, not Tex-Mex. Most likely, you will not find typical cheese enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, or chili con queso. What you will find is Pescado a la Talla (grilled red snapper), chicken, pork (with mole sauce), seafood, flank steak with onions, cactus leaves and beans, and shrimp tacos. The full menu is available here: Epcot La Hacienda dinner menu

La Hacienda gluten free dining at DisneyPrice range: $15 – $35.99

We’ve read on other food allergy sites that the wait staff are not properly trained to handle or even understand food allergies. For those who don’t know, this restaurant is not owned by Disney. Therefore, they may not adhere to the Disney standard of excellence when dealing with food allergies. We also had difficulty communicating our dairy allergy and, consequently, could not reach a level of comfort to allow our daughter to eat there. Fortunately, we had anticipated this possibility and packed a dinner for her. Disney lists San Angel Inn as a great place to dine if you have a gluten allergy.San Angel Inn at Epcot with a dairy allergy

The Mexico Pavilion also has a quick service restaurant called La Cantina De San Angel, located on the lagoon. This might be a better opportunity for Mexican dining with kids or if you like more Tex-Mex items, like nachos, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.

Both restaurants serve fabulous margaritas.

La Cantina may be a better Mexican restaurant for food allergies

The menu at La Cantina in Epcot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click to see a larger photo of the menu.

If you’ve eaten at either one of these restaurants with your food allergy, please take a few minutes and tell us about it, or comment below. Adding your experiences with help others.