Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop - Disney's Beach Club Resort

Today, I had lunch at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney's Beach Club Resort with friend and fellow celiac Jennifer.  

I love the theming of Beaches & Cream, which is made to look like an old-fashioned boardwalk-style ice cream shop on the Atlantic seashore.  

Our server told us that almost any entree could be made gluten free, and that safe sides included french fries and fresh fruit.  

I decided to order the roasted turkey sandwich with smoked gouda, Craisin jalapeno jam, and a side of french fries.  I liked the combination of ingredients, and really enjoyed the sweetness of the Craisin jalapeno jam.  My sandwich had a generous amount of turkey, sliced thick, and was served with a lot of fries, so I could have easily shared this meal with someone else.  I only ate half of it, because I was saving room for a sundae.  I liked my sandwich, but didn't love it, so next time, I will probably order a burger, which was recommended to me by several blog readers and our server.  

Jennifer ordered the Cuban sandwich with ham, pork belly, swiss, dill pickle relish, and grain mustard.  She liked it, but probably wouldn't order it again.  She wanted it to be pressed flat and more crisp.  Both sandwiches were served on GNI buns.

For dessert, we both ordered the No Way Jose Sundae, which includes chocolate and vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and chocolate sauce, peanut butter and chocolate morsels, whipped cream and a cherry.  Our sundaes were prepared in the back, with ice cream scooped from a new container.  

Jennifer loved the sundae and said she would eat it a thousand times!  I loved it as well, and will have to bring my family back for burgers and sundaes.  Beaches & Cream has gluten free brownies and chocolate chip cookies, so the fudge mud slide and the brownie a la mode sundaes can be made gluten free.  The Kitchen Sink, which serves 4, can be prepared gluten free as well.

August 6, 2015

I stopped by Beaches & Cream Soda Shop today to see if they had adopted one of the new allergy-friendly menus being introduced at Disney World this year.

Their new menu does not list the roasted turkey sandwich or the No Way Jose Sundae as gluten/wheat friendly options, but I am sure that if you talked to a manager, those dishes could still be prepared gluten free.

Gluten/wheat friendly entrees listed on the menu include the Angus beef burger, Beaches chef salad, Beaches seafood salad sandwich, chicken sandwich, and chili.  Gluten free Sweet Endings include the brownie a la mode and a sundae with choice of toppings.

I love that Beaches & Cream also has an allergy-friendly menu for their To Go counter.  Gluten/wheat friendly choices for takeaway include a single or double scoop cone, root beer float, and an ice cream sandwich.

You can read more about Beaches & Cream Soda Shop, view their menu, and make advance dining reservations on Disney's website here.

My friend Sarah recently posted a review of the No Way Jose on her blog Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW, which you can view here.

What are your favorite gluten free dishes at Beaches & Cream?  


  1. I so wanted to do the Kitchen Sink when we were out there - just for the experience. Maybe next time... now I just need to make a 'next time' happen. ;)

  2. The fries are no longer gluten-free because they go in to the same fryer as the union rings.

    1. They get safe fries from a neighboring quick service restaurant at the pool