Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Plaza Restaurant - Disney's Magic Kingdom

There are two reasons that we go to The Plaza Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World - milkshakes and Chef Ken.


The Plaza Restaurant is a table service restaurant located at the end of Main Street, U.S.A. I had lunch there with my daughters in July, during our summer trip to Disney World.


Sunday, September 9, 2018

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar - Disney Springs

During our trip to Disney World in July, my daughters and I had dinner twice at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar in Disney Springs.


The restaurant, which is described on Disney's website as a "1940s airplane hangar turned dive bar," is themed around Jock Lindsey, Indiana Jones' pilot in Raiders of the Lost Ark.


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Morimoto Asia - Disney Springs

During out trip to Disney World in July, my daughters and I had dinner at Morimoto Asia, a table service restaurant in Disney Springs.



Morimoto Asia is not Disney-owned and operated, so they do not have an allergy-friendly menu. Gluten free options are noted on their regular menu with a small red symbol.


Monday, September 3, 2018

Be Our Guest - Disney's Magic Kingdom

During our trip to Disney World in July, we had breakfast at Be Our Guest in the Magic Kingdom.


For breakfast and lunch, Be Our Guest is a quick service restaurant, but for dinner, it is a table service restaurant featuring a 3-course, price fixed menu.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

Katsura Grill - Epcot

During our trip to Disney World in July, I had lunch at Katsura Grill, a quick service restaurant at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot.


My daughters wanted to have lunch at La Cantina de San Angel, but I was not in the mood for Mexican food, so we stopped at both.


Mochi Ice Cream - Japan Pavilion at Epcot

During our trip to Disney World in July, we stopped at the Japan Pavilion in Epcot to see if they still offered mochi ice cream.


The mochi ice cream is available at a small cart towards the back of the Japan Pavilion.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

Satu'li Canteen - Disney's Animal Kingdom

In July, my daughters and I stopped at Satu'li Canteen, a quick service restaurant in Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom.


I wanted to have lunch at Nomad Lounge, one of my favorite restaurants at Disney World, but my girls wanted to eat at Satu'li Canteen, so we decided to go to both.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Sanaa Dinner at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

In July, we had dinner at Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village, which has long been one of our favorite table service restaurants at Disney World.


Sanaa features African cooking with Indian flavors at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On our summer trip to Disney World, we dined at Sanaa for breakfast for the first time, which you can read about here.



Sanaa Breakfast at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village

If I had to pick a favorite restaurant at Disney World, I would choose Sanaa at Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village.


Sanaa features African cooking with Indian flavors, and has long been a favorite of ours for lunch and dinner, so we were excited to try their breakfast service for the first time in July.


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC - Disney Springs

During our trip to Disney World in July, we stopped at Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC in Disney Springs twice.


We had not been to Erin McKenna's since we moved to California, even though we visit Disney World twice a year. There are so many great gluten free desserts at Disney restaurants, I don't feel much of a need to visit a bakery, and we have found some of Erin McKenna's baked goods to be very inconsistent in the past. Plus, I am a pretty good baker myself, and I usually prefer baked goods with dairy and eggs.


The Edison - Disney Springs

In July, I had dinner at The Edison in Disney Springs with my friend Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW.


The Edison, a table service restaurant featuring American cuisine, is themed to look like a 1920's electric company with a steampunk twist.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

Trattoria al Forno - Disney's BoardWalk

In July, my family had dinner at Trattoria al Forno, a table service restaurant on Disney's BoardWalk. Trattoria al Forno, which serves Italian cuisine, has been one of our favorite restaurants at Disney World since it opened. It is a short walk from the back entrance of Epcot, which is located between the United Kingdom and France pavilions.


Trattoria al Forno uses gluten free breadcrumbs in all of their dishes, which means that fried calamari, meatballs, and chicken Parmesan are all safe options. Most allergy-friendly menus at Disney World will only include dishes that meet the standard of being safe for at least four allergies. If you see a dish you are interested in on the regular menu, and it is not on the allergy-friendly menu, have your server check for you or ask to speak to a chef.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano - Disney's Hollywood Studios

In July, we had lunch at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano in Disney's Hollywood Studios.


Mama Melrose's has always been our favorite table service restaurant at Hollywood Studios.


Sunday, August 5, 2018

Woody's Lunch Box - Disney's Hollywood Studios

In July, we had a chance to visit Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios.


Because we stayed at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Bay Lake Tower, we were able to take advantage of the Extra Magic Hour that was being offered every morning from 7:00 to 8:00 am.


Friday, August 3, 2018

Fontera Cocina - Disney Springs

In July, during our trip to Disney World, we had dinner at Frontera Cocina, one of our favorite table service restaurants at Disney Springs.


Frontera Cocina by Chef Rick Bayless features gourmet Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is not owned and operated by Disney, but they do an amazing job with special diets.


Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen - Magic Kingdom

In July, we had lunch at Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen, the Jungle Cruise themed restaurant in Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom.



Skipper Canteen, which is staffed by the crew of the fun loving Jungle Navigation Co. LTD, features Asian, South American, and African cuisine. The chefs at Skipper Canteen have put together an impressive allergy-friendly menu. It lists options for people with gluten/wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish/shellfish, and peanut/tree nut allergies. If gluten/wheat is listed under a dish on the menu, it is safe to eat. On a previous visit, a chef told me that they only use gluten free tamari soy sauce in the restaurant, which shows Disney's commitment to serving people with special diets.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Purple Wall Slushy - Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant

Last week, my daughters and I tried the purple wall slushy at Tomorrowland Terrace, a quick service restaurant in Disney's Magic Kingdom.


The slushy was created to commemorate the Purple Wall, a popular photo spot in Tomorrowland, right next to Tomorrowland Terrace.


Roaring Fork - Disney's Wilderness Lodge

On our trip to Disney World in July, we spent seven nights at Copper Creek, our new Disney Vacation Club home resort at Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Every time we visit Disney World, I try to eat Mickey or Disney-themed waffles at least two or three times, because they are my favorite breakfast option along with the gluten free beignets at Port Orleans - French Quarter.


On this trip, I had gluten free waffles at Sanaa, Kona Cafe, and Roaring Fork, a quick service restaurant at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar - Epcot

Earlier this month, we dined at Tutto Wine Cellar in the Italy Pavilion at Epcot.


Tutto Gusto has long been one of my gluten-eating family's favorite restaurants at Epcot, and we frequently dine there, especially when we are at Disney World with my parents. Tutto Gusto does not accept advance dining reservations, but we have never had to wait long for a table, and usually, we are able to be seated right away.


Monday, July 30, 2018

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory - Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter

For my family, no trip to Disney World is complete without at least two visits to Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter for gluten free beignets with dipping sauces. Our last few months in Orlando, before we moved to California, we were having beignets for breakfast every Saturday, because the dipping sauces had been introduced, which take Sassagoula's beignets to the next level.


So you might be wondering what a beignet is and how it is pronounced.  A beignet (bin-yay) is deep fried dough covered in powdered sugar.  Beignets are popular in New Orleans, and are traditionally prepared to order, so they can be eaten hot, right out of the fryer.


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Maple Popcorn - Canada Pavilion at Epcot

We don't snack much between meals when we are at Disney World, but I had to try the maple popcorn at the Canada Pavilion in Epcot on our recent trip.


Maple popcorn was introduced at Disney World early last year in Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom. Sadly, it is no longer available there, but at least I can still enjoy it at Epcot.


Geyser Point Bar & Grill - Disney's Wilderness Lodge

The first seven nights of our trip to Disney World in July, we stayed at Copper Creek, our new Disney Vacation Club home resort at Disney's Wilderness Lodge.


This was our first stay at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, which has long been one of my favorite resorts at Disney World. We have always loved the theming of the resort, which was inspired by National Park lodges from the turn of the century. It is a beautiful place to walk around, and you really feel like you are in the Pacific Northwest. There are great dining options at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, including Artist Point, Whispering Canyon Cafe (can we say gluten free corn bread!), Geyser Point Bar & Grill, Roaring Fork, and Territory Lounge, which is the only restaurant at Wilderness Lodge that we have not dined at yet.


Friday, July 27, 2018

STK Orlando - Disney Springs

During our recent trip to Disney World, we had dinner with friends at STK Orlando, a signature dining restaurant in Disney Springs.


My friend Debbie from FinnFamilyGlutenFreeFun has been raving about STK since she first dined there, and it has become her favorite restaurant at Disney World. We dined at twenty-five restaurants during our nine day trip, and my entire family agrees that it was one of our top three meals.


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Columbia Harbour House - Magic Kingdom

Earlier today, we stopped at Columbia Harbour House, a quick service restaurant in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom, to check out their new allergy-friendly chicken tenders.


Columbia Harbour House has long been my favorite restaurant for allergy-friendly chicken tenders at Disney World, and it is featured in My Disney Top 10 - Quick Service post.  We dined there so often in the first year or two we lived in Orlando, that the managers started to recognize me when we came in.  They used to bake the chicken tenders and fries, which took about 20 minutes, but now they have a dedicated fryer, so allergy orders that are fried don't take that long to prepare.


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Nomad Lounge - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Three times during our July trip to Disney World, we had lunch at Nomad Lounge in Disney's Animal Kingdom.


Nomad Lounge, which does not accept advance dining reservations, serves small plates and drinks from around the world. It is located next to Tiffins, right outside of Pandora.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Gluten Free in Bologna and Venice

After spending 7 nights in Rome, and 5 nights in Florence, we headed to Venice, with a quick stop in Bologna for lunch and some sightseeing.  


In Bologna, we had lunch at Fiordaliso, a 100% gluten free restaurant, pizzeria, coffee bar, and confectionery. I posted all menu photos from Fiordaliso in my Facebook group Gluten Free Italy.


Thursday, July 5, 2018

Gluten Free in Tuscany - Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Pisa

During our trip to Italy in June, we stayed in Rome, Florence, and Venice. Our Airbnb in Florence was located in the heart of the city, and had this amazing view of the Duomo from its rooftop terrace.


After dropping off our bags, we headed to Starbene Gold Gluten Free, which was about a 10 minute walk from our Airbnb.  Starbene has almost 20 locations in Italy, which you can view on their website.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Gluten Free in Rome

Yesterday, we returned from our trip to Italy. We spent 7 nights in Rome, 5 nights in Florence, 3 nights in Venice, and one night at the Rome Marriott Park Hotel near Fiumicino Airport outside of Rome. As far as food goes, our trip to Italy was completely stress free for me. I easily found safe places to eat in all the cities we visited, thanks to other gluten free bloggers, the Find Me Gluten Free app, and the AIC (Italian Celiac Association) website and app.


 All of the restaurants I dined at were either 100% gluten free, or were accredited by the AIC, with the exception of one gelato shop we visited in San Gimignano on a day trip from Florence.


Monday, May 28, 2018

Gluten Free at Yosemite National Park

Over Mother's Day weekend, we visited Yosemite National Park for the first time.


Saturday morning, we ate an early breakfast at home, then drove to The Majestic Yosemite Hotel to have lunch.  We arrived an hour earlier than expected, but were disappointed that we were not seated until the time of our reservation, even though they seemed to have a lot of open tables.  While we waited, we walked around the hotel, and bought some cherries at the candy shop, which had a nice selection of gluten free snacks and sweets to choose from.


Thursday, May 24, 2018

Nomad Lounge Honey-Glazed Coriander-Spiced Pork Ribs

Nomad Lounge has become our favorite restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Even before they added their amazing gluten free churros to their menu, we loved to stop in for small plates and drinks.



The honey-glazed coriander-spiced pork ribs at Nomad Lounge are some of the best ribs I have ever had, so over Thanksgiving Break, I asked our server if the chefs could share the recipe with me.  She told me that they did not have a printed recipe, but she makes them at home all the time, so I quickly wrote down the ingredients she listed, and directions for cooking the ribs.


Friday, May 11, 2018

Spyglass Grill - Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Spyglass Grill is a new quick service restaurant at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort featuring American food with a Caribbean twist. 



Monday, April 23, 2018

Carthay Circle Restaurant - World of Color Dining Package

Over Christmas Break, we had lunch at Carthay Circle, a signature dining restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park.


Our lunch was booked as part of a World of Color Dining Package, so we had a three-course special menu to choose starters, entrees, and desserts from.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Lemon Scone Recipe - Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

When we lived in Orlando, we loved going to the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival.



One of my favorite gluten free items at the outdoor kitchens is the lemon scone, which is available this year at the Cider House in the United Kingdom Pavilion.  It is also a dessert option at Rose & Crown, but their menu has it listed as a no sugar added dessert.


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Gluten Free at the Disneyland Hotel

Over Christmas Break, we spent 6 nights at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California.  I booked our stay with Dana Zificsak, a fellow celiac, from Magical Moments Vacations.  Dana told me that the Disneyland Hotel is her favorite of the Disneyland Resort Hotels, and I can definitely see why after staying there.


Our room was large, the beds were comfortable, and the headboard, with its fireworks and music, was magical.  We also loved the location of the Disneyland Hotel, which is right next to Downtown Disney, and a short walk to both theme parks.  As far as dining goes, there are several options to choose from at the Disneyland Hotel.  I have heard that Goofy's Kitchen does a great job with special diets, but my daughters are not a fan of character meals, and we seldom dine at restaurants with buffets anymore, because we have to pay adult prices for our twins, who don't eat enough food to justify it at age 12.


Saturday, February 17, 2018

Storytellers Cafe - Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

Over Christmas Break, we spent a week at Disneyland Resort in California.  On New Year's Day, I was concerned about how crowded the theme parks would be, so I made dinner reservations at Storytellers Cafe at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.


I was excited to try it after reading my friend Sarah's recent lunch review on her blog Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Gluten Free in Temecula, California

Over Christmas Break, we spent two nights in Temecula, California visiting with family before heading to Disneyland.  When I posted on Instagram that we were on our way to Temecula, gfmealsbymorgan gave me several restaurant suggestions, including E.A.T. - Extraordinary Artisan Table.


We loved E.A.T. so much, we actually stopped there three times in two days.  The first morning for breakfast, I asked our server the usual round of questions I ask at restaurants, to best insure that my food is safe from cross contamination.  They take all the right precautions at E.A.T., and they have plenty of great gluten free options to choose from.  Paleo and vegan options are available as well.


Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe - Disneyland Park

Over Christmas Break, we spent six nights at Disneyland Resort.  The best breakfast I  had during out stay was at Carnation Cafe, which you can read about here.


For my gluten-eating family, finding a quick breakfast is easy, but for me, it can be more of a challenge.  On our last full day, after riding Peter Pan right after rope drop, I went in search of a quick service restaurant to have breakfast.  I considered Galactic Grill, but we were closer to the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, so I stopped in to ask about gluten free options.  The chef I spoke to said he could make me a breakfast sandwich with a gluten free bun substituted for the croissant.


Sunday, February 4, 2018

Gluten Free Snacks and Treats at Disneyland Resort

Over Christmas Break, we spent six nights at Disneyland Resort.  We arrived New Year's Eve, and stayed at the Disneyland Hotel, which I highly recommend.  Our 5-Day Park Hopper Tickets definitely came in handy this year when it came to snacking at the theme parks, because we had the flexibility to visit Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in the same day, which we often did just for the food.


Gluten free desserts are harder to come by at Disneyland than Disney World.  Two of my favorite options are the Neapolitan milkshakes at Flo's V8 Cafe, which you can read about here, and Pineapple Dole Whip with Tajin from the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland at Disneyland Park.  Pineapple Dole Whip, which is gluten free and dairy free, is also available at the Coffee House at Disneyland Hotel.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Flo's V8 Cafe - Disney California Adventure Park

On our recent trip to Disneyland, I stopped at Flo's V8 Cafe, a quick service restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park.


I have never actually eaten a meal at Flo's V8 Cafe, but I love to order their milkshakes.


Sunday, January 28, 2018

Tortilla Jo's - Disneyland Resort

Over Christmas Break, we had lunch and dinner at Tortilla Jo's in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.


Tortilla Jo's, which is owned and operated by the Patina Group, has become my favorite table service restaurant at Disneyland, because of their great food, great drinks, and great service.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

Blue Bayou Restaurant - Disneyland Park

Over Christmas Break, we had dinner at Blue Bayou Restaurant, a table service restaurant in New Orleans Square in Disneyland Park.


Blue Bayou features Creole and Cajun cuisine, and you get to dine in the perpetual twilight of the bayou overlooking Pirates of the Caribbean.


Saturday, January 20, 2018

Cafe Orleans - Disneyland Park

Over Christmas Break, we had lunch at Cafe Orleans, a table service restaurant in Disneyland Park.  I have to admit that I was a bit anxious going into this dining experience for a variety of reasons.




Fantasmic! On The Go Package at Hungry Bear Restaurant - Disneyland Park

Over Christmas Break, we spent six nights at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California.  Last year, we stayed off property, but this year, I decided to splurge on everything.  We stayed at the Disneyland Hotel, which we all loved, bought 5-Day Park Hopper Tickets, purchased Disney MaxPass every day, which allows you to get fastpasses and free photo downloads in your Disneyland app, and we booked dining packages for World of Color and Fantasmic.


Fantasmic dining packages are available for two table service restaurants, Blue Bayou Restaurant and River Belle Terrace, where you get a 3-course meal, but I was concerned that my daughters would not be able to eat that much food, so I chose the Fantasmic! On The Go Package at Hungry Bear Restaurant, a quick service restaurant at Disneyland Park.


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Grand Floridian Cafe - Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Over Thanksgiving Break, we had breakfast at the Grand Floridian Cafe, a table service restaurant at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.


The Grand Floridian Cafe used to be one of our favorite restaurants at Disney World, but after a few not so great experiences with food and service, we did not return for a while.  Their allergy-friendly menu had a mix of breakfast and lunch items to choose from when we dined there.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Carnation Cafe - Disneyland Park

On New Year's Day, we had breakfast at Carnation Cafe on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland Park.  I made advance dining reservations for 10:20, so we could ride some of our favorite attractions before the park got too crowded.


Gluten-friendly breakfast options include the pancake breakfast, Classic Eggs Benedict, Oscar's Choice: All-American Breakfast, Mickey-shaped waffles, ham and cheese omelet, spinach and tomato egg white frittata, and sides of hickory-smoked bacon, sausage links, and seasonal fruit. My friend Sarah from Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free at WDW recently tried the Oscar's Choice, which you can read about here.


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Fatamorgana Gelato - Los Angeles, California

On our drive home from Disneyland yesterday, we stopped at Fatamorgana Gelato in Studio City.


The founder of Fatamorgana Gelato has celiac disease, so everything in the shop is 100% gluten free.


Thursday, January 4, 2018

Smokejumpers Grill - Disney California Adventure Park

Earlier today, we had lunch at Smokejumpers Grill, a quick service restaurant in Disney California Adventure Park.


I never order hamburgers at quick service restaurants at Disney World or Disneyland, but I had heard that Smokejumpers Grill makes an amazing gluten free hamburger, so I decided to give it a try.