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Heading to Universal Orlando in April (WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER!!) and am hoping to scope out some vegan options before I get there--anyone know anything about eating at Universal?  I'm also on a budget, so I'm hoping for some cheaper options...

A quick google search shows there's a bunch of Indian places and a Whole Foods near there.

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Yeah, I saw that, but I'm looking for inside the park.  We won't have transportation other than a shuttle between the hotel and the park, so we're stuck with what's there.  I did email Universal, I'll post here when I hear back from them.

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I live about an hour and a half out from Orlando, and when I went to HP land my options were okay. Don't expect to get Butterbeer, or anything in the Three Broomsticks, but they have pretty abundant qualities of fruit, and the pumpkin juice is veg-friendly. Around the entrance there's a Moe's, too. I honestly didn't scope out much more than that because I didn't want to custom-order things, but you certainly won't starve.

The prices are obscene though so maybe you should pack a lunch anyway. It was $3 for bottled water at most places. Dx

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Wow, thanks for that link, Sarah!  I was looking for something like that and couldn't find it.  Awesome!

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For anyone who's interested, here's the reply I got when I emailed Universal's customer service about vegan options in the parks:

"Thank you for contacting Universal Orlando® Guest Services.

We offer a variety of fresh, delicious food for our guests to enjoy.  Mel’s Diner, located at Universal Studios Florida®, and Captain America’s Diner, located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, offer vegan veggie burgers.  Café 4SM and Comic Strip Café® at Islands of Adventure®, and Louie’s Italian Restaurant and International Food and Film Festival at Universal Studios® offer vegan spaghetti and marinara sauce.  Louie’s Italian Restaurant also offers vegan Minestrone (without the noodles).  Starbucks®, located at Universal’s CityWalk® and Universal Studios®, offers soy milk.

For the convenience of our guests, the Three Broomsticks™, located within The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Islands of Adventure®, provides a variety of vegetarian options.  Our vegetarian breakfast items include: the continental breakfast, eggs, pancakes, and a variety of fresh fruit.  The Three Broomsticks™ also offers a variety of vegetarian lunch options, including: salads, roasted potatoes, corn, and potato leek soup.

In addition, we have chefs in residence at each of our full-service restaurants (Lombard’s Seafood Grille and Finnegan’s Bar & Grill in Universal Studios Florida®, and Mythos Restaurant® and Confisco Grille® in Universal’s Islands of Adventure®) who can create meals customized to suit individual tastes and needs.  The managers at any of our quick-service restaurants can assist with specific menu questions to help you select appropriate items during your visit.

While outside food and beverages are generally not permitted in our parks, guests with special dietary needs and/or medical conditions are permitted to bring small soft-sided coolers containing food and/or medical supplies.  Please be advised that all bags are subject to search prior to entering our parks.

Universal Orlando® strives to offer inclusive vacation packages that appeal to a wide variety of tastes, needs, and budgets.  I encourage you to explore our interactive website, www.universalorlando.com, or contact our Reservations Department at (800) 407-4275, to learn more about ticket options and vacation package offerings at our resort.  If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at (407) 224-4233, option two (2).

Again, thank you for contacting us.  We look forward to entertaining you.

Best Regards,

Katie

Coordinator, Guest Services

Universal Orlando®"

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I'm also heading to Universal soon, and I was actually about to post here for some ideas.  I thought I'd look through old posts to make sure I wasn't duplicating, et voilà!  underSARAH, thanks for linking to that other post as well.  It's super helpful!  It's nice to know that there are so many vegan veggie burger options.  It used to be that most places carried veggie burgers full of eggs and stuff.

Now that I don't have to worry about food, I'm so excited to go to Florida!  Woohoo!  :D

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We are also heading out that way in October! I'm not 100% vegan yet, but at least now I know where I can go...thanks! ;)b

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