Sunday, February 4, 2018

Gluten Free Snacks and Treats at Disneyland Resort

Over Christmas Break, we spent six nights at Disneyland Resort.  We arrived New Year's Eve, and stayed at the Disneyland Hotel, which I highly recommend.  Our 5-Day Park Hopper Tickets definitely came in handy this year when it came to snacking at the theme parks, because we had the flexibility to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in the same day, which we often did just for the food.

Gluten free desserts are harder to come by at Disneyland than Disney World.  Two of my favorite options are the Neapolitan milkshakes at Flo's V8 Cafe, which you can read about here, and Pineapple Dole Whip with Tajin from the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland at Disneyland Park.  Pineapple Dole Whip, which is gluten free and dairy free, is also available at the Coffee House at Disneyland Hotel.

I stopped at nearby South Seas Traders in Adventureland to pick up some Tajin before heading to the Tiki Juice Bar.

We bought some mango with Tajin at South Sea Traders, and when we checked out, I asked if they had additional Tajin packets, which they did, behind the counter.

Tajin is a gluten free spice blend made with lime, chilies, and sea salt, and once you try it on pineapple dole whip, you might not want to eat it any other way.

Besides mango, for healthy snacks, we like to buy pineapple spears and freeze-dried Fuji apple crisps, which are available at several locations in both theme parks.  At Disney California Adventure, we usually buy snacks in Cars Land, or at a stand near the entrance.  At Disneyland Park, they are available at a stand on Main Street, and in Adventureland.

Twice, we stopped at Sprinkles in Downtown Disney for cupcakes.

Sprinkles makes gluten free red velvet cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies, which you can read about in my review from Disney Springs.  Unfortunately, their location at Disneyland does not have ice cream, so no cupcake sundaes.  There is a Haagen Dazs store nearby though where you could buy a cup of vanilla ice cream.  Just be sure to ask for your ice cream to be scooped from a fresh container with a clean scoop.

When I wanted a quick breakfast, I stopped at Jamba Juice in Downtown Disney.  On their website, you can view their gluten free options.

Just be sure to inform them of any allergies you have, and they take extra precautions preparing your drinks.  I ordered a pomegranate paradise smoothie with an added frozen yogurt packet, and a banana berry smoothie, which was a little bit too sweet for me.

We did not eat fresh popcorn this year, but it is a great gluten and dairy free option at the theme parks.

Twice, we stopped at Smokejumpers Grill at Disney California Adventure Park for their amazing waffle fries and burgers.  The second time, we had eaten a large lunch earlier in the day, so we shared a burger and waffle fries for a late night snack.  You can read my review of Smikejumpers Grill here.

My daughters, we can eat gluten, wanted caramel apples, which I bought for them at Marceline's Confectionery in Downtown Disney.  The cast member I spoke to told me that none of them are safe for people with celiac, because of the risk of cross contamination.

While I was there, I noticed that they had a nice selection of gluten free Snacks with Character, which you can read about here.

All of the Snacks with Character that I saw were gluten free except the cranberry mix.  They are harder to find at Disneyland than Disney World, but I did spot Snacks with Character at larger gift shops in Downtown Disney and the theme parks, and at Humphrey's Service & Supplies near Soarin' in Disney California Adventure.

Finally, one of our favorite spots for great snacks and drinks, and a some relaxation time is Tortilla Jo's in Downtown Disney.

Their chips, salsa, tableside guacamole, and margarita flights are so good, we ate at Tortilla Jo's twice on our most recent trip, and twice last Christmas Break.  You can read my latest review here.  If the weather is nice, I suggest requesting a table outside.

What are your favorite gluten free snacks and treats at Disneyland Resort?


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