I went to the happiest place on earth – DISNEY WORLD! Everything was gorgeous and more than I remembered it to be. However, being a vegetarian, eating out can be hard. Sometimes the only option for a vegetarian is a salad – which I do not consider to be a true meal choice. While in Mickey’s home, I did some searching and found some of the best and worst places for my veggie friends to eat.
Tiffins was… what is a better word for life changing? First off, the place only takes reservations so you do not have to worry about groups coming in right before your time slot and pushing you back. That made this hungry girl so happy. When you walk in, they immediately show you where the restrooms are and then sit you at a table. The waiter explained all of the art around us, including totem poles that are made out of the same material as the Tree Of Life.
Looking at the menu, there was only one vegetarian option for appetizers and one for the meal, as well. When the waiter came back, I asked him if there were any other meatless options. The waiter was willing to create an entirely new plate just for me to eat. He also had substitutions for other meals on the menu, too. Tiffins was extremely accommodating and delicious.
For my appetizer, I ordered a cheese plate. Because, cheese is life. Although I am lactose intolerant, I will never turn now a good bite of cheese. The plate came with a few cheeses and pieces to dip them with.
For my yummy meal, I had the Autumn Harvest plate. Oh, my lanta – it was too good. Lentils, squash, sweet potatoes, and so many other veggies. I was stuffed after this plate.
Even though my belly was full and my pants were getting tighter and tighter, I had to have dessert. I opted for the dark chocolate treat. The caramelized bananas were the perfect touch.
Another great part of Tiffins is that with your lunch tickets, you can opt to get front and center seats for the River Lights show. It was spectacular so I 10/10 recommend.
Belle’s Castle – Be Our Guest Restaurant
Before actually walking into Belle’s castle, I never understood the hype. When I first walked in, I teared up. Mesmerizing. The hostess seats you while you hold Lumiere – he is lighting the way to your seat! Such a precious way to start the meal.
Then, you take your seat. We ate for dinner, but I have heard the lunch meal is quite different when it comes to the experience. Next to our table was the gorgeous Christmas tree and the magical windows. You could see the snow falling!
Belle’s castle was pretty great for vegetarians. There were multiple appetizers and entrees to fill you up. I went with the french onion soup (SO DELICIOUS! So many onions in every bite.). For my main meal, I had the risotto. Essentially, a rice with veggies and a good sauce. It looked pretty small and I thought “Really?!” I love to eat. Surprisingly, it filled me up. The flavor was delicious! Then, my favorite course of them all – DESSERT. Belle’s castle has a signature dessert called The Grey Stuff. It is essentially an oreo flavored cheesecake dessert. I enjoyed every bite.
Liberty Tree Tavern
The third runner up for this vegetarians taste palette was Liberty Tree Village. Our waiter was phenomenal. He offered so many alternatives to the actual menu, which was great considering this restaurant was very pro-meat (hence, the olden days when they mainly ate meat). I had sweet corn nuggets for my appetizer and boy were they good!
For my entree, I had a pasta. To be honest, I don’t remember it much because it was a basic, marinara pasta. I was grateful, though, because there weren’t a ton of options on the menu and the waiter was able to make this meal meat free.
Dessert. If you haven’t learned my now, dessert is my favorite part of every day, every meal, and every date back when I was hunting for my man. Liberty Tree Village had a delicious Boston Cream Pie and my, oh my, it delivered to my taste buds like you wouldn’t believe.
Now, for the worst restaurants…
I wanted to eat here so badly, and it was horrible. There is no other way to put it into words, but the experience wasn’t great, the waiter wasn’t close to great, and the food was just… not worth the price. First of all, the only vegetarian option on the menu was a pasta that I would have made better out of a box. I asked the waiter if there were any other options on the menu that could be made vegetarian, and he just said no. Did not even check. It is Disney World – the happiest place on earth – and a restaurant isn’t prepared to be more accommodating to guests with different food preferences?
50’s Prime Time Eatery
The atmosphere here was wonderful! It was like jumping in a time machine back to when eating with your elbows on the table was a huge no no. I loved this place, but I do not think it is a top place for vegetarians. Their desserts were lovely, but that’s where it ends.
1900 Park Ave
Again, the experience here was phenomenal. Cinderella, Prince Charming, the evil step mother, and the evil step sisters were there. The characters were overwhelmingly great – well, Cinderella was a let down, but the sisters were awesome. However, the food was meh. The portions were small. The strawberry soup was great, though.
There you have it, Disney lovers. The best and worst restaurants for vegetarians to eat at in Disney World! Where is your favorite restaurant?! I hope you enjoyed The BEST and WORST Places To Eat at Disney For a Vegetarian!