Friday, October 17, 2014

Riverside Mill Food Court Lunch - Port Orleans Riverside

Yesterday, my daughters and I had lunch at Riverside Mill Food Court at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside.  This was our first time dining at this quick service location, which is right next door to Boatwright's Dining Hall, one of my favorite table service restaurants at Disney World.

There are six different food stations at Riverside Mill Food Court, which has a New Orleans theme, with a huge mill wheel that powers a working cotton press as its centerpiece.   

My daughters, who don't have to eat gluten free, headed right for the pasta station, where they created their own pasta bowl with fettuccine, alfredo sauce, and chicken.  The portion was so generous, even my pasta addicts couldn't finish it.  When I asked them if they liked it, they told me it was delicious, though not as good as my creamy garlic chicken penne.  Lol...I love their loyalty!   

Chef Tony and I discussed gluten free sandwich options, which include the roast beef melt, carved cajun turkey club, shrimp or tuna salad, the Angus bacon cheeseburger, the Angus bacon pimento cheeseburger, and the Mahi sandwich.  The beef and turkey are roasted in-house, so I was excited to try one of them.  

Today, I chose the carved cajun turkey club, minus the cajun mayo, which my friend Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW loved.  My sandwich of roasted turkey, bacon, cheddar cheese, tomato, and lettuce on Udi's bread was great without the mayo.  The thick slices or turkey were so moist and delicious.  

As a side, I chose French fries, which were good, but after reading Sarah's review again, I wish I had ordered the coleslaw, which is not mayonnaise based.  In my hometown of Pittsburgh, one of my favorite restaurants was Primanti Brothers, where they piled fresh cut french fries and mayo-less coleslaw on all of their sandwiches.  They were amazing!  I think a little coleslaw would have been great on my turkey sandwich.  

Riverside Mill Food Court is huge, with plenty of seating.  My girls wanted to sit near the mill wheel, where we had a beautiful view of the resort.  

Overall, we were very happy with our lunches, and I look forward to trying the roast beef melt for lunch, or the gluten free Mickey waffles made with Cup4Cup for breakfast, the next time we stop in.

June 10, 2015 Update

Riverside Mill Food Court has adopted a new allergy-friendly menu.  You can view the gluten free options on this menu in my blog post about Disney's Port Orleans Resort Allergy-Friendly Menus.

You can read my breakfast review of Riverside Mill here.

What are your favorite gluten free dishes at Riverside Mill?


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