Sunday, January 4, 2015

Roaring Fork - Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Yesterday, we had breakfast at Roaring Fork, a quick service restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.

We have eaten at Whispering Canyon Cafe before at the Wilderness Lodge, but this was our first time dining at Roaring Fork.

We headed straight to the waffle station, where I asked to speak to a manager.  

The manager told me that he had gluten free waffles available, and that the bananas foster topping would be safe.  I could have also ordered the strawberry waffles with whipped cream, or the chocolate lovers waffles with chocolate chips, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce.  Roaring Fork uses Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, which is gluten free.  

The manager told me that my waffles would be ready in less than 4 minutes, and he kept his promise.  I could see him preparing my waffles while I waited.  

My adult order of waffles included 3 gluten free Mickey waffles, a huge amount of bananas foster, and a couple of pieces of bacon.  My girls' kids' meals included two waffles, bacon, applesauce, and a drink.  

I am pretty sure Roaring Fork is using Bob's Red Mill mix for their waffles.  They were nice and crispy on the outside, but I should have asked for my bananas foster on the side, because there was too much of it for my taste, and it started to make my waffles a little soggy while I was eating.  The bacon was the typical stringy bacon you get in quick service restaurants at Disney.  It tasted good, but I prefer thicker cut, crispier bacon.  

After breakfast, we spent some time walking around Disney's Wilderness Lodge, which in my opinion, is the most beautiful resort at Disney World.

My husband and daughters really enjoyed their gluten-filled waffles, and I was impressed with mine as well.

July 1, 2015 Update

Roaring Fork recently adopted allergy-friendly menus that list options for people with gluten/wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish/shellfish, and peanut/tree nut allergies.

Roaring Fork is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Gluten free options for breakfast include:  Mickey waffles with choice of strawberry, bananas foster, or chocolate lovers toppings; breakfast platter with scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes; garden breakfast flatbread; and pastries (blueberry muffin, chocolate chip muffin, bagels).  Kids' options, which are served with applesauce and a drink, include the breakfast platter with scrambled eggs, bacon and potatoes, or Mickey waffles with choice of strawberry, bananas foster, or chocolate lovers toppings.  

Gluten free options for lunch/dinner include:  turkey and swiss sandwich, roast beef and blue sandwich, tuna salad sandwich, grilled northwest chicken sandwich, 1/3 lb Angus bacon cheeseburger, chicken tenders, wilderness salad, individual flatbreads (choice of cheese, pepperoni, tomato-basil, or chef's flatbread of the day), allergy-friendly brownies, allergy-friendly chocolate chip cookie, and soft-serve ice cream.  Sandwiches are served with french fries or cucumber salad.  Kid's options include a turkey sandwich with cheese, chicken tenders, hamburger, or cheese pizza.  All kids' meals are served with a choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani water, and a choice of carrots, grapes, apple slices, or applesauce.

You can read more about Roaring Fork, and view their menu and hours on Disney's website here.

What are your favorite gluten free options at Roaring Fork?  


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