The Quinoa Cakes were good but the meal was missing something so we were still hungry after we left.
Part of the fun of Whispering Canyon is that it is loud, rambunctious, and they waitstaff pics on you to know end. So when Neil ordered his cola they brought it out in the largest mason jar they could find.
We wished we had gone to dinner at Sanaa but we were only able to stop in for drinks and appetizers but the food was amazing. We talked to the chef and he explained what was vegan on the menu and the other options that he could do up for us if we desired. We got bread sampler (only the paratha is vegan) and the samosas.
Our day at Magic Kingdom was pretty boring for food. Neil and I picked up bread at the food court at our resort and made PB&J sandwiches for breakfast which we snacked on throughout the morning. For lunch we went to Cosmic Ray’s and got veggie burgers with fries- not the best choice and we were feeling nauseous after- we don’t eat a lot of fried food so it didn’t set well on our stomachs.
We had planned to go to The Crystal Palace for dinner however by 7pm we had been at MK for 12 hours and were exhausted, freezing and ready to head out. So we went back to the hotel and changed and headed downtown to Wolfgang Puck Express and boring us got the exact same thing as the day before- Italian Chopped Salad and Spaghetti with tomato, basil and garlic sauce with fruit for dessert and a yummy Sam Adams.
I was a bad photo taker on our day at Epcot so I included a couple of fun pictures of us visiting however there are no food pictures. We started the morning off getting to ride Soarin’ three times in a row with no wait because they had one of Disney’s Magical Moments and let the first 400 people in at 8:30 am (the park doesn’t open until 9). After that we went on a few rides and met up with Neil’s parents just in time for lunch. We ate lunch at the Sunshine Seasons food court at The Land. There are tons of options here and it is great for vegans. We settled on a tofu noodle bowl and veggie sushi with popsicles for our dessert. The food was really great and our parents really enjoyed their food as well.
Later on in the afternoon Neil and I went out for some drinks around the world- we got a Gran Marnier Slushie at France and then stopped over to Mexico for a Margarita and chips & guacamole. The food was great and the drinks were huge and strong.
For dinner we went to Morocco and got the Vegetarian Plate which included tabouli, hummus, bread, marinated olives, lentil salad and falafel. Since we were using our dining plan points it also came with a drink and baklava; we gave the baklava to our parents. The food at Morocco was really good- my favorite was the marinated olives so delicious. The tabouli was okay but it didn’t live up to the tabouli we had at Tusker House.
Wednesday morning we jumped on an early flight to Orlando and after dropping our bags off at our resort we headed straight to Animal Kingdom for my Dad’s birthday. It was lunch time when we arrived and all of us were starving so we decided to go to Tusker House for dinner. Tusker House is a buffet that features Indian and Asian influenced dishes and has a ton of vegan dishes. We let the waitress know that we had dietary restrictions and the chef came out and walked us around the buffet showing us the numerous vegan dishes. Some of our favorite dishes were: greenbean and onion salad, mango chutney, tabouli, pita, hummus, couscous with veggies and roasted potatoes. Also featured were a few other salads, rice dishes and tandoori tofu; the tandoori tofu was kind of bland. We had fruit for dessert and took a few oranges and bananas in our bag to snack on the rest of the day.
The tabouli was my favorite ever! Many times I find that a traditional tabouli is just too much parsley and doesn’t have enough acid in it but this was the most perfect balance of oil and acid.
Also available at Animal Kingdom are various counter service locations that have salads, vegetable wraps and veggie burgers. We stayed at the park late because it was an Extra Magic Hours night so we ate at the park. We went to Restorantosaurus for dinner- when we walked in we let the employee taking our order that we had dietary restrictions and he let the cook know. The cook came out and let us know that she could substitute a tapioca roll for the bun (there is dairy in the bun) and she reassured us that the fries were cooked in separate oil that is vegan. There was a condiment bar which had onions, tomato, lettuce, relish, ect. I filled mine up with tons of lettuce and tomato and made myself a salad burger. Our first day at Disney went great and was yummy!