Friday, October 14, 2016

Tiffins - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Shortly before we left Orlando to move to California, Tiffins opened in Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Tiffins is a signature dining restaurant featuring African, Asian and Latin cuisine.

We dined on small plates at neighboring Nomad Lounge in June, which you can read about here.  After looking at Tiffins' allergy-friendly menu, I am excited to dine there when we visit Disney World next November.

Gluten-friendly appetizers include the lobster-popcorn Thai curry soup, black-eyed pea fritters, marinated grilled octopus, apple-walnut salad, sustainable seasonal fish crudo, and salad of roasted baby beets.

I enjoyed a gluten free version of Tiffins signature bread service at the Nomad Lounge, so if you are interested in this appetizer, I would ask to speak to a chef.

I was told that all of the accompaniments are gluten free, and they were served with papadum.

Gluten-friendly entrees at Tiffins include the duo of lamb, Berkshire pork tenderloin, pan-seared duck breast, grilled head-on prawns, roasted market vegetable curry, and Wagyu striploin and braised short rib.

Gluten-friendly kids' options for guests ages 9 and under: grilled chicken, pan-seared sustainable fish, grilled beef, caramel-chocolate cake, and fresh fruit salad.

I am not sure why the black-eyed pea fritters are listed as gluten-friendly on the adult menu, but not on the kids' menu.  Maybe it is because of the sweet and sour dipping sauce they are served with for kids.

We tried the caramel-chocolate cake from the kids' menu when we dined at Nomad Lounge, and my whole family thought it was very good.

Gluten-friendly desserts at Tiffins include the calamansi mousse, passion fruit tapioca creme, and the sorbet tasting.

A big thank you to blog reader Sarah for allowing me to share her pictures of the menu with you.

You can read more about Tiffins, view their menus, and make advance dining reservations on Disney's website here.

What are your favorite gluten free options at Tiffins?


  1. Love your blog. I am a fellow celiac, a family physician and huge Disney fan. We recently dined here when taking my in laws. This was our first time at the restaurant and the service was excellent. I chose two appetizers and a dessert instead of entree. The popcorn thai soup was quite tasty but a little salty and the lobster is more like a small garnish. The black eye pea fritters were quite good as well. My favorite was the passion fruit tapioca creme. A different option than most Disney locations and quite delicious. The rest of our party had excellent meals as well but not gluten free. We look forward to returning and trying more.

    1. Thanks for sharing your experience! I hope to dine at Tiffins when we return to Orlando in November.