Saturday, November 14, 2015

Harambe Market - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Earlier today, we had lunch at Harambe Market at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Harambe Market offers African-inspired food at four walk-up windows.  We stood in line at Kitamu Grill, where we were able to order all of our food, even though some of it came from Chef Mwanga's.  My suggestions is to pick the window with the shortest line, and order your food there.  

Harambe Market recently adopted an allergy-friendly menu that lists options for people with gluten/wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish/shellfish, and peanut/tree nut allergies.  You can also stop at the Discovery Island Allergy Kiosk to see the ingredients in the food at Harambe Market and other Disney-owned restaurants in the Animal Kingdom.

Gluten/wheat allergy-friendly options at Harambe Market:
  • Grilled chicken skewer with broccoli and tomato salad
  • Karubi ribs served with chickpea salad
  • Desserts - allergy-friendly chocolate chip cookie, allergy-friendly brownie
  • Kids' Meals (served with choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani water, and carrot sticks, broccoli, or apple slices) - chicken skewer, Karubi ribs

I couldn't decide between the grilled chicken skewer and the Karubi ribs, so I ordered both, and shared them with my family.  The Karubi ribs were my favorite of the two, and were served with chickpea salad on the side.  The portion size was very large, and the ribs were tender enough that I could cut the meat off with my plastic knife.  I enjoyed the taste of the ribs, and the slaw that was served on top of them.  

I had promised my daughter Emma that she could have my chickpea salad, but I did sample it before passing it on to her.  I thought it tasted good, and she must have too, because it disappeared pretty quickly.

The meat on my grilled chicken skewer was tender, but it needed more seasoning or something to dip it in, because it was pretty bland.  The broccoli and tomato salad was also a bit underseasoned.  Katie did not like the sauce on her beef gyro flatbread (not gluten free), so I gave her most of my chicken skewer, which she thought was very good.

Harambe Market offers shaded outdoor seating, which was great today, because it wasn't even 80 degrees, but I don't know how I would feel about dining outside when we are experiencing summer temperatures and humidity.  

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

What are your favorite gluten free options at Harambe Market?


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