Saturday, June 15, 2019

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar - Disney Springs

Last week and over Thanksgiving Break, my family visited Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar in Disney Springs.


The restaurant, which is described on Disney's website as a "1940s airplane hangar turned dive bar," is themed around Jock Lindsey, Indiana Jones' pilot in Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ale & Compass Restaurant - Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Last week, we had dinner at Ale & Compass Restaurant with my friend Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW. If you have not done so already, be sure to check out her 2019 Gluten Free & Dairy Free Guide to Walt Disney World, which gives you the basics for visiting Disney World with a special diet.


Ale & Compass, a table service restaurant, replaced the Captain's Grille at Disney's Yacht Club, and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

La Hacienda de San Angel - Epcot

Last week, my daughters and I had dinner at La Hacienda de San Angel, a table service restaurant at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot.


We love to dine at La Hacienda de San Angel, because we enjoy Mexican cuisine, and the restaurant has incredible views of the World Showcase Lagoon.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Sanaa Lunch - Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas

Last week, we ate lunch at Sanaa, a table service restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village.


Sanaa has long been one of our favorite Disney restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


Monsieur Paul - Epcot

Last week, my daughters and I had dinner at Monsieur Paul, a signature dining restaurant in the France Pavilion at Epcot.


We have dined at Chefs de France before, but this was our first time dining at Monsieur Paul.


Monday, June 10, 2019

Pinocchio Village Haus - Magic Kingdom

Last week, we had lunch at Pinocchio Village Haus, a quick service restaurant at Disney's Magic Kingdom.


I wanted to mobile order using the My Disney Experience app, but every time I went to finalize my order, I received an error message.


Tutto Italia Ristorante - Epcot

On Saturday night, we had dinner at Tutto Italia Ristorante in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot.


Tutto Italia, a table service restaurant, is not Disney owned and operated, so it does not have an allergy-friendly menu like so many restaurants at Disney World, but they do have a menu that lists gluten-friendly dishes.


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Gluten Free in Aspen & Denver

Last summer, my daughters and I accompanied my husband on a business trip to Aspen, Colorado. We flew into Denver, then rented a car to drive to Aspen.


We landed around lunch time, so I talked my husband into driving into downtown Denver so we could eat at Five on Black Brazilian Grill, a 100% gluten free fast casual restaurant.


Aulani and Oahu Gluten Free

Last June, my daughters and I spent five nights at Aulani - A Disney Resort on Oahu with my parents and my brother's family. This was not my first visit to Hawaii. My husband and I spent a week on Maui and a week on Kauai on our honeymoon, six years before I was diagnosed with celiac disease.


I never had any intentions of returning to Hawaii, but when my family told me they were going to Aulani, we decided to join them. On our honeymoon, we found the time change from the east coast very hard to deal with, but now that we live on the west coast, it was not too bad.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Disneyland 2019

Since we moved to California three years ago, we have been visiting Disneyland at least once a year. We do not have annual passes, because it is about a 5 1/2 drive for us from Santa Cruz County. I am often asked if I prefer Disney World or Disneyland. My family loves them both. For gluten free dining options, I definitely prefer Disney World in Florida. At Disneyland, we love how close the two theme parks are to each other, so I recommend a park hopper, so you can go back and forth between Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure multiple times in one day. I also recommend the MaxPass for making fastpasses. It allows you to ride a large number of attractions in one day without waiting in long lines. We much prefer it to the fastpass system at Disney World.


In January, my daughters and I tagged along with my husband to his work conference in Los Angeles over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. We did not buy park passes for Disneyland, but we did visit Downtown Disney twice.