Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Gaston's Tavern - Magic Kingdom

On Sunday, we spent the afternoon at the Magic Kingdom with one of our school's international students.  We had hoped to have an early lunch at Be Our Guest, but the line was over an hour long by the time we arrived, so we decided to have a snack at nearby Gaston's Tavern.

The two signature items at Gaston's Tavern, the roasted pork shank and LeFou's Brew, do not contain any gluten.  I double check the ingredients in the allergy binders every time I visit.  In fact, they have no allergy warnings, so they should be free of the top 8 allergens like dairy. eggs, soy, and nuts.  

My girls and husband enjoy LeFou's Brew, which is good, but a tad too sweet for me, mainly because I rarely drink anything but water.  It is no-sugar added frozen apple juice with a hint of toasted marshmallow, topped with an all-natural passion fruit-mango foam.  

We always order LeFou's Brew in a regular old plastic cup, but it can be ordered in a souvenir cup as well, for about $5 more.    

My favorite item at Gaston's Tavern is the roasted pork shank.  It's tender and flavorful, and pretty huge.
The five of us shared it for a snack, and it held us over for a couple of hours until we had lunch.

The Disney theming is pretty amazing at Gaston's Tavern, from the animals mounted on the walls, to the wooden tables and stools, and the dart board with scores for Gaston and LeFou.  Quite fittingly, it's a great place to hang out for a while, rest and relax, and enjoy a cold drink and a giant pork shank.

You can view the entire menu for Gaston's Tavern here.  I forgot to inquire about other gluten free menu items, but on my next visit, I will check on the mixed fruit cup, sliced apples with caramel sauce, and the mixed vegetable cup with dip, which hopefully are all gluten free as well.

What are your favorite gluten free options at Gaston's Tavern?

November 7, 2015 Update  - The pork shank at Gaston's Tavern has been replaced with Tavern Beef Stew.  I will check to see if it is gluten free the next time we are at the Magic Kingdom.  


  1. Can you keep the mug from there?

  2. This website is so helpful. Thank you for taking the time to do this. Also, my heart just dropped that the pork shank is gone. It was our one of our favorites!

    1. Thanks for the feedback! We loved the pork shank. So disappointing!