Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Contempo Cafe - Disney's Contemporary Resort

Last Friday, I had lunch at the Contempo Cafe at Disney's Contemporary Resort, after purchasing a BabyCakes gingerbread boy at the Frozen-themed gingerbread holiday ice castle.  

Contempo Cafe, a quick service restaurant, has high-tech touch screens for ordering, but gluten free options were not listed, so I headed to the counter to talk to a manager.  

The gluten allergy menu was so large, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to eat.  

After I ordered and was given a pager, I wandered around to see what other gluten free options were available.  Contempo Cafe stocks Lundberg gluten free rice chips in three varieties, and Lay's Classic Potato Chips.  

For dessert, you can purchase OMG...It's Gluten Free Fudge Brownies or Sugar Free Fudge Brownies, Enjoy Life Chocolate Chip Crunchy Cookies, or vanilla, chocolate, or swirl soft-serve ice cream.   

Contempo Cafe also had Peanut Butter Cookie Larabars, which are gluten free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, and kosher, but the Pro Bar Meal Whole Berry Blast bars are not gluten free, like their fuel bars.  

For lunch, I ordered the hot turkey sandwich topped with brie, apple butter, and arugula on toasted Udi's bread.  I was pleasantly surprised to see apple slices on my sandwich too. 

I loved the combination of the tart apples with the sweet apple butter, peppery arugula, brie and turkey.  The sandwich and fries could easily be shared by two adults for lunch.  I did manage to eat it all though, but I still wasn't hungry when I ate dinner at Kona Cafe eight hours later.  

The fries at Contempo Cafe were a little skinnier than I am used to at Disney, so they must be the new fries I have been hearing about.  The skinnier the better, as far as I am concerned.  Shoestring fries are my favorite!

Overall, I loved my meal at Contempo Cafe, and would definitely go back for a hot turkey sandwich and fries in the future.

July 24, 2015 Update - here are the current allergy-friendly menus at Contempo Cafe

Contempo Cafe also has gluten free chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, which you can read about here.

You can read a guest review of Contempo Cafe by Dave Barber from the Gluten Free Disney Dining App here.  

You can read more about Contempo Cafe and view their menus on Disney's website here.  

What are your favorite gluten free options at Contempo Cafe?  


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