Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Regal Eagle Smokehouse - Epcot

Over the weekend, I had lunch at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse in the American Adventure Pavilion at Epcot.

Regal Eagle Smokehouse is a quick service restaurant, and during the pandemic, Disney World is encouraging people to mobile order.

I do like to mobile order whenever possible, and I did check out the allergy-friendly options available at Regal Eagle in the My Disney Experience app.

If you have more than one allergy, you cannot mobile order, so ask to speak to a manager when you arrive at the restaurant.

Regal Eagle has so many gluten-friendly options to choose from, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to eat.

After being at Disney World for almost two weeks, I wanted something lighter, so I decided to order the Power Greens Salad with Chicken.

You do have the ability to customize your selections in the app, which is nice.

I knew that Regal Eagle had allergy-friendly garlic toast, which was included with other menu items, but I did not see the option to add it to my salad or order a side of it, so I asked to speak to a manager when we arrived at the restaurant. She told me that it was not available anymore as a side, but that she would make some for me. 

When the manager delivered my food, my citrus dressing and sunflower seeds were on the side.

Overall, I thought this was a great salad, and I would definitely order it again the next time we are at Epcot. The fruit was super fresh, the dressing was amazing, and I always love dried cranberries on a salad.

I did want a healthy lunch, but it is hard to resist french fries when I have a chance to eat them at a restaurant. Thankfully, my daughters were with me, and they ate most of them.

The main reason that I wanted to dine at the Regal Eagle was to try their allergy-friendly garlic toast, and it did not disappoint. I was impressed with the thick slices of bread, the buttery-garlic taste, and that the bread itself tasted as good as the gluten-filled bread I used to be able to eat. It really was quite heavenly! I just wish I could buy the Bloomfield Farms bread and rolls Disney has been using at my local grocery stores.

I loved the new theming and decor of the Regal Eagle and we felt comfortable with the social distancing of tables. If you feel safer eating outdoors, that is an option too. You can view more pictures of the restaurant, and read my friend Sarah's review on her website Gluten-Free & Dairy Free at WDW.

For dessert, we walked down to the France Pavilion to have macaron ice cream sandwiches at L'Artisan des Glaces. The chocolate is available all year, along with a seasonal flavor, which is strawberry in the summer.

My daughters both had strawberry macaron ice cream sandwiches after lunch, while I chose to hold off and have a chocolate one later that day after dinner. It was the best macaron ice cream sandwich I have ever had at L'Artisan des Glaces. Maybe it tasted so good, because it was so incredibly hot!

We did visit Epcot twice on our recent trip, and the first day, I did sample some gluten free dishes at the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, which you can view on my Facebook page here. They were all good, but I did not enjoy dining outside in the heat. My tip for dining at the Food & Wine Festival this year is to be there when Epcot opens at 11:00 to avoid crowds. I know it is a little bit early to eat, but you will find more places in the shade to eat your food, and there will be less people around, which makes social distancing easier.

You can read more about the Regal Eagle, and view their menu and hours on Disney's website.

What are your favorite gluten free options at the Regal Eagle Smokehouse?


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