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disney florida - vegan eats ?

DR is going to one of the disney resort hotels (for work) and i'm working to figure out vegan eats for her. any one gone? from the menus i can find it is meat city.

she's staying at the disney coronado springs resort. it seems one can bus around to the other areas/places to eat. are there grocery stores around at all? she has a fridge in her room.

thanks for any advice

well disney is in orlando, right? dustin used to live in winter park (near orlando) and he looved ethos vegan kitchen and dandelion communitea cafe from what i've heard :)

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Mannn I wish she was at the Wilderness Lodge. Best vegan meal EVER at a restaurant there. If she can get there. Its called Artist Point, its a nice reservation type place, but soo so good. They have these potsticker things that have potatoes in them and are mixed with seaweed and edamame. Its super good. Theres also a casual, silly place there where I got this eggplant enchilada.

I don't really think there are stores that the buses take you to. (Aka, they pretty much make people who dont want to drive a while eat their food. Gr.)

Theres a website somewhere that lists vegan options at Disney locations. Its on a thread somewhere around here.

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Mannn I wish she was at the Wilderness Lodge. Best vegan meal EVER at a restaurant there. If she can get there. Its called Artist Point, its a nice reservation type place, but soo so good. They have these potsticker things that have potatoes in them and are mixed with seaweed and edamame. Its super good. Theres also a casual, silly place there where I got this eggplant enchilada.

I don't really think there are stores that the buses take you to. (Aka, they pretty much make people who dont want to drive a while eat their food. Gr.)

Theres a website somewhere that lists vegan options at Disney locations. Its on a thread somewhere around here.

Not to hijack the thread, but thanks for the information.  I am going to Disney with my parents in the next couple of months and will keep those places in mind.

There is a whole foods not to far from the resorts.  The buses do not take you there though.  The last time I was there I ended up eating very little other then pasta and veggies.  There is fresh fruit available but it is expensive.

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bring your own food, they can i mean.

just go to somewhere close and buy a few thing. canned beans, avocados... im sure something can be found.
I found food  in strange places were i didnt speak the language.. it couldnt be that hard.

bread or rice cakes and dips?

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thanks for the replies everyone. i think her best bet will be to take a cab or something to the whole foods and pick up some food. she has a fridge and could live off of pasta and salad. those are her favorite foods *insert eye roll*

i will pass the info on!

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there's an awesome veg chinese place in orlando called garden cafe. everything is mock except the egg drop soup.
there's also a vegetarian disney book, but i found mine to be outdated when we went. maybe there's a new edition.

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I went with my family twice and stayed at the Polynesian.  We only went for four days at a time, and my kids eat cheese, AND it was still horrible. On the first trip the thing that saved us were the boca veggie burgers at the Starlight cafe  in the Magic Kingdom but of course on the second trip they had gotten rid of them and replaced them with the nasty kind my kids won't eat. Before I left I checked out the reviews people had written about the incredible meals they had at WDW but frankly I'm not sure what they were talking about or else they spent a lot of time getting to the restaurant, etc., which can be incredibly time consuming. In Epcot there was an Italian restaurant where you could get spaghetti with sauce, and I think there is a Moroccan restaurant where they have a vegan cous cous dish.  However, I strongly advise DR (if she hasn't already gone) to go prepared with the makings for PB&J, instant soup cups, energy bars and primal strips.Good luck!

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so the report: she survived. i guess the company hosting the conference catered a lot of meals. she had some seitan dish (!??!) with bland rice. she told me i wasn't allowed to feed her pasta or salads for several days. we packed her a lot of nuts, cliff bars, etc. she had some dairy (she isn't vegan but eats vegan 99% of the time) and told me i was happy i didn't have to go because the food sucked. i read online that you can call 2 weeks ahead and they can cater to special diets but, shesh, is it too hard just to have some veggie meals?

thanks for the advice and comments everyone!

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Ethos was not fancy however, the food was great and the people working there were awesome.

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Just wanted to add that I had lots of yummy food at Disney. :) I went to the big Hawaiian restaurant (the Lilo and Stitch themed area) where they serve you pretty much a non-stop buffet of all you can eat food, of which about 0% is vegan. However, they ALL WAYS come to the table and ask if you have an allergy. I am allergic to honey so I let them know that and then shyly added that I was vegan (the rest of my party was not) and the chef whipped me up the most awesome vegan meal all artistic and awesomely presented with like 5 courses. I was just as stuffed as everyone else at the end and everyone else became incredibly jealous at how amazing my food looked!

Disney is all about customer service, one of the first rules of the people that work there is that the guest must all ways be kept happy, so maybe call ahead to the hotel or restaurants and see if they can accommodate you. The chef who cooked my meal seemed really excited to have a challenge. I have never seen someone look so energetic and buoyant as when he told me not to touch anything on the table (not vegan and lots of honey, even the salad) and that he would make me something great.

Anyways, just general advice since I see your problem is moot now. But maybe it will help someone else out in the future.

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