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.

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater lunch with egg and dairy allergies

Posted on : 20-01-2017 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Quick Review, Review

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Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater with a food allergy

This quick review was provided Gillian, whose daughter is allergic to dairy and egg.

This was my daughter’s favourite meal all week. Chef Jason spoke directly to her and asked her what she wanted to eat. He prepared a gourmet safe burger with toppings of her choice- sautéed onions, pickles, lettuce and ketchup all on a safe bun served with fries and a glowing Ariel lemonade.

The waiter was also happy to serve both of the kids apple slices (listed as a dessert) as a starter, and they brought out a safe chocolate ice-cream sundae. She loved her meal here. There was one minor hiccup here…for some reason a busser/different waiter delivered a bowl of pickles and mayo to the table where she was sitting. Not sure if that is a standard delivery or was a mistake meant for another table, but in the dark it could have easily been missed or mistaken and accidentally consumed by my daughter if she was younger or less aware.

The darkness in this venue and the way the cars are set up (kids in front, parents in back) may be uncomfortable for some allergy parents, as it makes it more challenging to see and inspect the food being delivered and eaten.

Recommend Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater for dairy and egg free?: Yes

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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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Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater food allergy Guest Review

Posted on : 02-02-2012 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Guest, Review

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We have another guest review from Tara Wolfe who shared her son’s dining experience with multiple food allergies. Kevin is allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts, all tree nuts and coconuts.

Eating at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater with food allergiesSci-Fi Dine-In….what a neat place to eat! Tucked in the back area of Hollywood Studios, this is a unique place. At first, I was a little concerned in eating here, since it seems they serve ice cream with everything, and my son is anaphylactic to milk. But once you see the inside, you have to try it. It really feels like you are dining in an old drive in movie theater. The past few years, we were lucky enough to get to eat in a nice car too. And the chefs here really know how to handle food allergies.

When the chef came to our table, he made our waitress clean the table again, with a new clean towel so that there would be no cross contamination. As for food choices with food allergies, there is not much to choose from. It’s basically a hamburger. But since we hadn’t eaten any the whole trip, a hamburger actually sounded like a real treat! My husband opted for a loaded Picnic hamburger, complete with a hot dog and tons of other stuff on top! He said it was good, just a little too much (especially since we had Fast Passes for Rock-n-Roller coaster right after). I went for a burger too. It wasn’t the best burger in the world. But sitting in that car with my son, watching B movies while he ate a safe burger with fries and laughed at Donald running across the screen, it was all worth it.

But the best part…..when the chef came out and offered to make my son his first ever, store bought, milk free milk shake. He loved it, we loved it. Just make sure you have reservations. Even with reservations, we still had to wait almost an hour. Especially if it rains, this place gets packed quick.Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater with a food allergy

As for advice on how to dine safely with food allergies, here are a few tips when planning and taking you vacation. We made Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) 180 days in advance, noting on the reservations that we had food allergies. We also contacted the Special Diets dept at Walt Disney World through email. We filled out all the forms and faxed back with the ADRs listed and the food allergies in detail. Once we arrived at the restaurant, we made sure the Hostess had a note we had food allergies and which one they were. When we were seated, we mentioned the food allergies to our server who went to get the chef. The chef went over what he could have and let Kevin, our son, decide what he wanted to eat. If we had questions on any product, they would bring us out the ingredient label. Also….the chef should be the one delivering the food allergy safe food, so that there is no cross contamination or mix up. The chef also came out periodically to check on us to make sure everything was ok.

Thank you, Tara, for submitting this fabulous food allergy dining review of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can read more about her experience on her blog at The Wolfe Pack. If you found this helpful, please be sure to give her a thumbs up and/or share this on Facebook.


Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater review

Posted on : 06-05-2011 | By : Allergy Free Mouse | In : Review

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The Sci-Fi Drive-InWhat a blast from the past! We love this quirky restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. While sitting in convertible 50’s cars, you can dine on sandwiches, Angus burgers, steaks, salads, shakes, soft drinks, beer and wine.

While enjoying your “car hopped” delivered dinner, enjoy B-movie sci-fi flicks and monster movie fun, from long ago, on a giant screen. You will feel just as if you are parked at a drive-in theater with great food. Enjoy the glow-in-the-dark ice cubes in your drinks!

Sci-Fi Dine-In interiorBe sure to tell the front desk that you want a car and not a table!

There are plenty of allergy free options at the Rainforest Cafe. Burgers, sandwiches and bruschetta can be made on Ener-G rolls. Allergy free chicken tenders are also available. For our daughter, we met with the chef and requested a grilled chicken sandwich on Ener-G rolls, french fries cooked in a dedicated allergy-free frier, and fresh fruit. At the time, they did not have Enjoy Life, Divvies or French Meadow Bakery products, so we gave her an Enjoy Life chocolate bar that we brought, just in case. On your Special Diets request form, be sure and specify what you would like for dessert, or any part of the meal, and Disney Special Diets will make every effort to have it for you, especially if you give them plenty of notice.
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