Sunday, August 12, 2018

Trattoria al Forno - Disney's BoardWalk

In July, my family had dinner at Trattoria al Forno, a table service restaurant on Disney's BoardWalk. Trattoria al Forno, which serves Italian cuisine, has been one of our favorite restaurants at Disney World since it opened. It is a short walk from the back entrance of Epcot, which is located between the United Kingdom and France pavilions.

Trattoria al Forno uses gluten free breadcrumbs in all of their dishes, which means that fried calamari, meatballs, and chicken Parmesan are all safe options. Most allergy-friendly menus at Disney World will only include dishes that meet the standard of being safe for at least four allergies. If you see a dish you are interested in on the regular menu, and it is not on the allergy-friendly menu, have your server check for you or ask to speak to a chef.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano - Disney's Hollywood Studios

In July, we had lunch at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Mama Melrose's has always been our favorite table service restaurant at Hollywood Studios.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Woody's Lunch Box - Disney's Hollywood Studios

In July, we had a chance to visit Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Because we stayed at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Bay Lake Tower, we were able to take advantage of the Extra Magic Hour that was being offered every morning from 7:00 to 8:00 am.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Fontera Cocina - Disney Springs

In July, during our trip to Disney World, we had dinner at Frontera Cocina, one of our favorite table service restaurants at Disney Springs.

Frontera Cocina by Chef Rick Bayless features gourmet Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is not owned and operated by Disney, but they do an amazing job with special diets.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen - Magic Kingdom

In July, we had lunch at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, the Jungle Cruise themed restaurant in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom.

Skipper Canteen, which is staffed by the crew of the fun loving Jungle Navigation Co. LTD, features Asian, South American, and African cuisine. The chefs at Skipper Canteen have put together an impressive allergy-friendly menu. It lists options for people with gluten/wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish/shellfish, and peanut/tree nut allergies. If gluten/wheat is listed under a dish on the menu, it is safe to eat. On a previous visit, a chef told me that they only use gluten free tamari soy sauce in the restaurant, which shows Disney's commitment to serving people with special diets.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Purple Wall Slushy - Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

Last week, my daughters and I tried the purple wall slushy at Tomorrowland Terrace, a quick service restaurant in Disney's Magic Kingdom.

The slushy was created to commemorate the Purple Wall, a popular photo spot in Tomorrowland, right next to Tomorrowland Terrace.

Roaring Fork - Disney's Wilderness Lodge

On our trip to Disney World in July, we spent seven nights at Copper Creek, our new Disney Vacation Club home resort at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Every time we visit Disney World, I try to eat Mickey or Disney-themed waffles at least two or three times, because they are my favorite breakfast option along with the gluten free beignets at Port Orleans - French Quarter.

On this trip, I had gluten free waffles at Sanaa, Kona Cafe, and Roaring Fork, a quick service restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar - Epcot

Earlier this month, we dined at Tutto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot.

Tutto Gusto has long been one of my gluten-eating family's favorite restaurants at Epcot, and we frequently dine there, especially when we are at Disney World with my parents. Tutto Gusto does not accept advance dining reservations, but we have never had to wait long for a table, and usually, we are able to be seated right away.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory - Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

For my family, no trip to Disney World is complete without at least two visits to Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter for gluten free beignets with dipping sauces. Our last few months in Orlando, before we moved to California, we were having beignets for breakfast every Saturday, because the dipping sauces had been introduced, which take Sassagoula's beignets to the next level.

So you might be wondering what a beignet is and how it is pronounced.  A beignet (bin-yay) is deep fried dough covered in powdered sugar.  Beignets are popular in New Orleans, and are traditionally prepared to order, so they can be eaten hot, right out of the fryer.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Maple Popcorn - Canada Pavilion at Epcot

We don't snack much between meals when we are at Disney World, but I had to try the maple popcorn at the Canada Pavilion in Epcot on our recent trip.

Maple popcorn was introduced at Disney World early last year in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom. Sadly, it is no longer available there, but at least I can still enjoy it at Epcot.