Best Restaurants to Eat Gluten Free

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By Lucinda

Whenever you have a special dietary need it can complicate dining out. Eating gluten free, whether by choice or need, can be challenging. Here are a list of my family’s best places to dine at the Walt Disney World Resort.

1. Boma   2. Seasons Food Court   3. Biergarten  Sample Menus are belowAnimal Kingdom Lodge bar, Animal Kingdom restaurants,

Places that are NOT good Gluten Free: Nine Dragons & Via Napoli

1. Boma at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

The Menu changes daily. Here is a general idea of what will be available.

African Breads

Mixed Field Greens:
Mango Vinaigrette, Paw Paw Vinaigrette,
Chili Cilantro Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinaigrette

Potato Salad
Fresh Fruit
Avocado, Grapefruit and Papaya Salad

Pasta Salad
Watermelon Rind Salad
Kool Slaai
Chicken Salad with Chili Cilantro
Moroccan Seafood Salad – Couscous, mussels, scallops and shrimp

Avocado, Grapefruit, Papaya, Curry Cucumber Salad, Spinach and Beet Salad

Macaroni and Cheese
Saffron Rice

African Soups and Stews May Include 1 or 2 of these:
Chicken Corn Porridge
Smoked Tomato Soup
Creamy Carrot and Ginger Soup
Coconut Currey Seafood Soup
Cote D’Ivoire Seafood Gumbo
Butternut Squash Soup

Sweet Potato Pancakes
Vegetable Lentil Kofta
Pap
Braised Greens

FuFu – sweet and white potatoes mashed with coriander and cinnamon

Potatoes with Afritude

Durban Spiced Roasted Chicken
Malabu Pepper Steak

Grilled Seafood

Wood Roasted Meats

Bobotie – lamb and beef quiche with onions, raisins and bread.

Vegetable Skewers
Chicken Pepper Pot
Coconut Curried Chicken Soup
Curried Coconut Seafood Stew
Couscous Marrakesh

Chicken Tenders
Spaghetti and Meatballs

Wonderful Dessert Buffet including:
Zebra Domes
Simba Paw Prints

2. Sunshine Seasons Food Courtrain at Epcot, Rain at Disney, Epcot Spaceship Earth, Disney rain poncho

Breakfast

Adult Breakfast platter – Bacon, Eggs, sausage, and a biscuit $6.29

Oatmeal – add raisins or brown sugar no extra charge) $2.79

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Croissant $5.99

Kids’ French toast – with sausage $4.39

Asian

Mongolian Beef – with vegetable fried rice $10.49

Spicy Cashew Chicken – with vegetable stir-fry noodle $9.99

Sweet and Sour Chicken – with Jasmine rice $9.99

Tofu and Vegetable Noodle Bowl $7.59

Kids’ Picks
– – Sweet & Sour Chicken with rice $6.99
(Kids’ meal includes choice of one additional side item: grapes, carrot sticks, or applesauce and choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water or apple juice.)

Side Items: Garlic Udon Noodles
Stirfry vegetables
White Rice
Broccoli

Soup And Salads

Roasted Beets and Goat Cheese Salad – with Honey Sherry dressing $7.89

Togarashi Seared Tuna Noodle Salad $9.99

Caesar Salad – with Oak-fired Chicken $8.59

Bowl of Freshly Made Soup – Examples: Vegetable Barley, Pumpkin Squash Soup $3.99 snack

Kids’ Picks
— Macaroni and Cheese with two sides $5.49
— Caesar Salad with Oak-fired chicken and one side $5.49

(Cookie, gelatin, Dannon Danimals Yogurt, Whole Milk, Chocolate Milk, Soy Milk or soft drink available upon request.)

Sandwiches

Reuben Panini – with a side $8.99

Turkey and Monterey Jack on Ciabatta – with Chipotle Mayonnaise and with a side $8.99

Oak-Grilled Vegetable Flatbread Sandwich – with a side $8.89

Kids’ Picks
— Pizza Panini $5.49
— Smuckers Uncrustables Sandwich $5.49

(Kids’ meal includes choice of one additional side item: grapes, carrot sticks, or applesauce and choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water or apple juice.)

The Grill

Oak-grilled Rotisserie Chicken – with black beans and yellow rice $10.19

Oak-grilled Fish – with seasonal vegetables $10.69

Slow-roasted Pork Chop – with cheddar mashed potatoes and BBQ sauce $12.49

Kids’ Picks
– – Chicken Leg with Mashed Potatoes or Rice and Beverage $6.99
(Kids’ meal includes choice of one additional side item: grapes, carrot sticks, or applesauce and choice of 1% Mickey Milk, small bottled water or apple juice.)

Grab ‘N’ Go

(items vary — these are just examples)

Smuckers PB&J Uncrustables Lunch Kit $5.49
Sushi California Roll $8.99
Side Salad $2.39
Fruit Cup $3.39
Carrots $1.29
Mixed Berry Yogurt $2.69

Vitamin Water $2.99
Full Throttle $4.25
Silk Soy Milk $1.99
Pudding Cup $1.19
Sugar-Free Jello $1.39
Applesauce $1.29

Desserts – Subject to Change

Chocolate Chip Cookie $2.19
Apple Caramel Crunch $3.59
Key Lime Pie $3.79
S’mores Brownie $2.39
Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake $3.99
Crisped Rice Treat $3.49
Assorted Cupcakes $3.99

Creme Brulee $3.59
Cheesecake with Berries $3.79
Mickey Moon Pie $3.59

3. Biergarten located in EPCOT’s GermanyItaly Epcot

Cold Buffet Items

Gemischter Salat (Mixed Green Salad)
Tarragon-Mustard – Dressing
Krauter Dressing
Creamy Herb Dressing
Bayrischer Kraut Salat (Bavarian Cabbage Salad)
Gurken Salat (Cucumber-Dill Salad)
Rote Beete Salat (Pickled Red Beet Salad)
Nudel Salat (Macaroni Salad)
Bohnen Salat (Assorted Bean Salad)
Bayrischer Wurst Salat (Bavarian Sausage Salad)
Tomaten Salat mit Basilikum (Tomato Salad with Fresh Basil)
Kartoffel Salat (Warm German Potato Salad)
Wurst Platte mit Schinkenwurst, Landjager, und Bologna (Sausage Selection with sliced Ham Bologna, Landjager and Ring Bologna)
Senfgurken (Mustard Pickles)
Sulze mit Remouladen (Head Cheese with Sauce Remoulade)
Berliner Bouletten (Cold Meat Patties)

Soup will change with the Seasons

Cream of Potato and Leeks with Pretzel Croutons

Hot Buffet Items

Gegrilltes Brat Huhn mit Rosmary und Thymian (Rotisserie Chicken flavored with Rosemary and Thyme)
Eissbein-Gratin mit Gebackenen Zwiebeln (Pork Shank-Gratin with Fried Onions)
Gebratene Kartoffeln mit frischen Krautern (Roasted Potatoes with fresh Herbs)
Hausgemachte Spaetzle (Homemade Spaetzle)
Wurst Platte mit Gegrillter Bratwurst, Mini Regensburger und Kassler Ripchen
(Sausage Platter with  Grilled Bratwurst, Mini Regensburger and Double-smoked Pork on Sauerkraut)
Frikadellen (Meat Patties in a red wine Sauce)

Weisswurst mit Senf und Pretzel Brautchen (Munich’s famous white veal Sausages with Sweet Mustard and Pretzel Rolls)
Schwaebische Kaese Spaetzle mit glacierten Zwiebeln (Cheese Spatzle with glazed Onions)
Schnitzel Wiener Art (Breaded Pork Schnitzel Vienna Style)
Hausgemachtes Apfel Rotkohl

Braised Red Cabbage
Lachs Filet in Zitronen-Dill- Sahne Sauce (Salmon filet with a Lemon Dill Cream sauce Bremerhaven Style)
Glazed Carrots with Chives
Red Wine Sauce
Mushroom Sauce
Mini Frankfurters Sausages
Macaroni and Cheese

Crisp Pork Roast carved to order served with German Mustard, Apple Sauce and Apricot Compote
Freshly baked Veal Loaf  carved to order with Bavarian Potato Salad

Braised Beef Roulades
Sauerbraten (Marinated Pot Roast)
Potato Dumplings with Bread Crumb Butter
Herring Salad Schleswig Holsteiner Style

Dessert Buffet

Florentiner Cookies
Blackforest Cake
Bavarian Cheese Cake
Fresh Fruit Salad
Vanilla Pudding with Chocolate Chips
Rote Gruetze with Vanilla Sauce
Freshly Baked Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce

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Cooking with a Mouze: Whispering Canyon Cafe’s Little Nutty Salad Reciepe

By Melissa L.

I love cooking Disney food and when I found this recipe for Whispering Canyon Cafe’s Little Nutty Salad, I just had to try it.

This salad is very easy to make and was easily enough for me to have for dinner one night and lunch the next day! Hurray for leftovers!!!

Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/3 cup roasted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 onions
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 350°F until golden brown. Place the roasted walnuts in a food processor with the honey, vinegar and onions. Mix until smooth. Add the olive oil in increments, mixing well between additions. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Candied Walnuts

  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Mix the walnuts and maple syrup. Spread the walnut mixture on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 350°F until golden brown. Cool and reserve for garnish on the Little Nutty Salad.

Little Nutty Salad

  1. 1-2 handfuls lettuce
  2. Mix 2 Tbsp. tillamook cheddar cheese, shredded 1/3 cup Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing, 2 Tbsp. Candied Walnuts, and 6-8 oz. grilled chicken breast

Prepare the Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing and Candied Walnuts as directed. Toss the lettuce mix with the Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing and place in a serving bowl. Top with shredded Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and Candied Walnuts. Slice the grilled Chicken Breast into strips and place on top of salad. Serve with slices of toasted foccaccia bread.

The salad was yummy and I changed a couple of things.  I added some tomatoes and did not shred the cheese since I prefer bigger in my salad.  I also didn’t use quite as much chicken.  I didn’t  add the bread since it made a pretty well rounded meal.  I am a pretty picky salad eater so most people wouldn’t be such pains in the butt.  Either way, the dressing alone made this recipe worth making!

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Melissa L.

By profession Melissa is a 9th grade World History teacher, but by nature she is a lover of all things Disney. She has always been a bit of a bookworm and has believed in fairytales since she was a little girl. (Her favorite heroine and princess is Belle.)

When she isn’t teaching, snapping pictures to post on Picturing Disney on Facebook, updating her photoblog Picturing Disney, or prancing around Disney Parks like a kid, she is lives her life filled with love, laughter, and happily ever after in New York with her husband and their adorable dog.

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3 Reasons ‘Ohana might become your family’s favorite restaurant

‘Ohana means family and apparently family means no one leaves the table hungry. ‘Ohana, the restaurant, is located on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House of Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Located on the backside of the resort, if you arrive by monorail, simply follow the signs and you are mere steps away! ‘Ohana’s prime location affords you a great view of the Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom. Here are three reasons everyone in your family will love ‘Ohana:

The open grill at Ohana

A view of the oak fired grill that is the centerpiece of Ohana

  1. The food.You start with warm pineapple-coconut bread; but as good as it is – only have a small taste – there is a lot of food coming! Next, your server will bring you a bowl of tossed salad. The salad is tossed with honey-lime vinaigrette and it was so good I could have made a meal out of just salad. No sooner was I digging into my second plate of salad (I forgot my cardinal rule of pacing myself) then a huge platter of potstickers and honey-coriander wings appeared along with a heaping bowl of broccoli and lo mein noodles. And again, I could have made a meal out of wings and potstickers. Empty your bowl? Don’t worry, with
    Potstickers and honey coriander chicken wings

    The appetizers at Ohana – as good as they are, make sure you don’t fill up on them!

    the help of Disney magic (and your server) it will continually refill itself – but be warned, we haven’t moved onto the main course yet! The main course is served churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) style. All of the meats (sirloin shrimp, pork, and chicken) are cooked over an open oak grill in the show kitchen in the center of the restaurant. The meat is cooked and served on swords. Your server will bring skewers of each type of meat to your table and you simply tell him or her if you would like some (and how much). Since there is such a great volume of meat passing through the kitchen it was always hot and fresh – not sitting over a warming burner. We did have a couple of pieces of meat that were fatty/tough but given the nature of the restaurant, we simply asked for more as the servers came around. Then, once you have gone through the sword, eat, repeat until you are confident you couldn’t eat another bite – dessert is served! Dessert is bread pudding with banana caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream, served family style. While it was very tasty, I was too stuffed to eat more than a couple of bites.

  2. The fun. Yes, having your dinner brought to your table on a sword is fun but ‘Ohana has nightly entertainment for the keiki (children). Each night there is a hostess/singer/ukulele player who leads the children in song, hula instruction, and coconut races. And once all of those activities are done, the keiki bring a loved one to dance with them while you are serenaded. This show lasts about 30 minutes and gives the children activities and games to play during dinner. Grown-up kids are welcome to join in the fun too. Then before returning to their seats the keiki and their loved ones receive a flower lei. In all fairness, this entertainment can be a blessing or a curse. For us, it was a blessing – at 6 and 7 our kids were old enough to partake in the festivities without mom and dad; thus giving my husband and I some time to eat dinner and talk. If you have younger kids who wish to participate it will mean mom or dad has to stop dinner to go supervise, which is not always as fun for the grown-up as it is for the little one.
  3. The drinks.The kids can’t have all the fun! We sampled several of the Polynesian’s specialty drinks (we ate there multiple nights – it wasn’t all at once!) The lapu lapu is perhaps the most famous drink from the Polynesian. While it is fun sipping out of a hollowed out pineapple, the drink itself was not my favorite, lacking any distinctive “island flavor”. The Island Sunset had no fun gimmicks but it’s smoothie like consistency and tropical fruit taste definitely
    Backscratcher at Ohana

    One of the grown-up concoctions available at Ohana.

    won me over. Finally we tried the Backscratcher. This one is no joke! It definitely packs a punch – and a 2 foot long bamboo backscratcher as a garnish. The drink itself is quite tasty, although strong, and nothing is funnier than the odd looks you get for having a giant backscratcher sticking out of your drink!

‘Ohana is an all-you-care-to-eat restaurant. Adults can feast for $39.40 and children can enjoy for $19.16. These prices include tax but not gratuity or alcoholic beverages. They also accept the Disney Dining Plan as a one credit table service meal. This popular restaurant books up fast so advance dining reservations are strongly recommended. ‘Ohana is also home to the Best Friends character breakfast. ‘Ohana means family and our ohana loves ‘Ohana and I think yours will too!

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Whispering Canyon Cafe’s Little Nutty Salad: the Make-It-Yourself Recipe

By Melissa L.

I love the Wilderness Lodge, and when I found this recipe for Whispering Canyon Cafe’s Little Nutty Salad, I just had to try it.

This salad was super easy to make, (even though I did not candy the walnuts myself and instead bought them) and was easily enough for me to have for dinner one night and lunch the next day!

Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1/3 cup roasted walnuts
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 onions
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 350°F until golden brown. Place the roasted walnuts in a food processor with the honey, vinegar and onions. Mix until smooth. Add the olive oil in increments, mixing well between additions. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Candied Walnuts

  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup

Mix the walnuts and maple syrup. Spread the walnut mixture on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 350°F until golden brown. Cool and reserve for garnish on the Little Nutty Salad.

Little Nutty Salad

  1. 1-2 handfuls lettuce
  2. Mix 2 Tbsp. tillamook cheddar cheese, shredded 1/3 cup Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing, 2 Tbsp. Candied Walnuts, and 6-8 oz. grilled chicken breast

Prepare the Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing and Candied Walnuts as directed. Toss the lettuce mix with the Roasted Walnut Vinaigrette Dressing and place in a serving bowl. Top with shredded Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and Candied Walnuts. Slice the grilled Chicken Breast into strips and place on top of salad. Serve with slices of toasted foccaccia bread.

Not sure how I feel about the salad itself, I added some tomatoes and did not shred the cheese since I prefer bigger in my salad.  I also didn’t use quite as much chicken.  And did not think it was necessary to add the bread since it made a pretty well rounded meal.  I am a pretty picky salad eater so most people wouldn’t be such pains in the butt.  Either way, the dressing alone made this recipe worth making!

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you enjoy your salad!

Melissa L.

By profession Melissa is a 9th grade World History teacher, but by nature she is a lover of all things Disney. She has always been a bit of a bookworm and has believed in fairytales since she was a little girl. (Her favorite heroine and princess is Belle.)

When she isn’t teaching, snapping pictures to post on Picturing Disney on Facebook, updating her photoblog Picturing Disney, or prancing around Disney Parks like a kid, she is lives her life filled with love, laughter, and happily ever after in New York with her husband and their adorable dog.

Stop by Picturing Disney, where we keep the Disney magic alive at home one snapshot at a time!

Like to bake Disney?

S’mores Cupcake from Wilderness Lodge: the Bake-It-Yourself Disney Recipe

Ghiradelli Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies: the Bake-It-Yourself Disney Recipe

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