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Plaza Restaurant at Disney’s Magic Kingdom (as of 5/2019) – This menu covers the top 8 common allergens (gluten/wheat, milk/dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs. 

Note: This menu was introduced as part of Disney’s allergy-friendly menus launch in 2015. 

Appetizers

Half Wedge of Iceberg Lettuce served with Tomatoes, Onions, and Cucumbers, topped with Gorgonzola and Ranch Dressing – $8
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Plaza Loaded Fries – French Fries topped with Melted Cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomatoes, and Ranch Dressing – $9
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Tomato Soup – $8
For Fish/Shellfish and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Lobster Fried Green Tomatoes – Deep-fried Green Tomato served on a bed of Arugula with Tender Lobster Meat topped with an Alabama White Barbecue Sauce and Green Onions and Parsley – $13
For Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Entrees

Home-style Meatloaf – Hearty Slices of Meatloaf served with Red Skinned Garlic-Mashed Potatoes and Seasonal Vegetables – $22
For Fish/Shellfish and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Vegetarian Bangers and Mash – Two Plant-based Bratwurst Sausages served over Garlic-Mashed Potatoes topped with Caramelized Onions, Creamy Mushroom Gravy, and served with a side of tender Broccolini – $22
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich – A Deep-fried Green Tomato served with Bacon, Arugula, Tomato, and Pepper Jack Cheese topped with Alabama White Barbecue Sauce on an Allergy-Friendly Bun – $18
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, and Fish/Shellfish Allergies

Baked Honey-Barbecue Brisket Mac & Cheese – Baked Pasta in Cheddar Cheese Sauce sprinkled with Crispy-fried Onions and Scallions topped with a Savory Barbecued Beef Brisket – $22
For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Angus Chuck Cheeseburger served on an Allergy-Friendly Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, and choice of toppings: Bacon, Cheddar, American Cheese, Grilled Mushrooms, or Grilled Onions – $20
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Chicken-Strawberry Salad – Fresh Garden Greens, Grilled Chicken Breast, Cucumbers, Fresh Strawberries, and Gorgonzola tossed in a White Zinfandel Vinaigrette Dressing – $18
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Lobster Cobb Salad – Tender Lobster tossed with a White Balsamic Mustard-Vinaigrette Dressing served on a bed of Lettuce Spring Mix, diced Avocado, Grape Tomatoes, Gorgonzola Cheese, Smoked Bacon Ends, and finished with a Hard-boiled Egg and Chives – $21
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Kentucky Turkey Hot Brown Sandwich – Lightly-battered grilled Texas Toast layered with Oven-roasted Turkey Breast, Applewood-smoked Bacon, seasoned Grilled Tomato smothered with our Creamy Boursin Cheese, topped with Melted Parmesan and Fresh Chives – $18
For Fish/Shellfish and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Strip Steak – A Grilled-to-order 10-oz New York Strip Steak seasoned with an In-house Season-blend and basted with Garlic Butter, served with tender Broccolini and a Cheesy-Bacon Twice-Baked Potato – $32
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Desserts

Original Banana Split – $10
For Gluten/Wheat and Egg Allergies

The Plaza Restaurant Sundae with choice of Hot Fudge, Strawberry Sauce, Crushed Pineapple, Chopped Nuts, Whipped Cream, and a Cherry – $7
For Gluten/Wheat and Egg Allergies

Fresh Fruit – $6
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

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As always, make sure to contact a Disney Cast Member when ordering so that they can ensure the best standards for dealing with cross contamination, etc.

If you have a new special dietary needs menu and want to share it with readers, you can send it to me via email at gfdf.wdw@gmail.com

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Hollywood Brown Derby located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (as of 5/2019) – This menu covers the top 8 common allergens (gluten/wheat, milk/dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs. 

Note: This menu was introduced as part of Disney’s allergy-friendly menus launch in 2015.

Appetizers

Super Salad of the Stars – Grain Salad with White Bean and Beet Dressing, Pickled Vegetables, Crunchy Chickpeas, and Fresh Seasonal Vegetables – $17
For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut, and Soy Allergies

Blue Lump Crab Crispy Wontons – Puffed Rice Noodle, Lolla Rosa, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Ponzu Vinaigrette, Wasabi Aioli, and Piquillo Pepper Sauce – $16
For Milk and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Our Famous Cobb Salad – Finely Chopped Greens, Turkey Breast, Bacon, Egg, Tomatoes, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Avocado, Chives, Cobb Dressing – $11 Add Shrimp – $9 ; Add Grilled Chicken – $6
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Roasted Tomato Soup – Fried Mozzarella, Basil Oil – $11
For Fish/Shellfish and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Local Greens, Baby Spinach Salad – Warm Bacon Vinaigrette, Asian Pears, Strawberries, Midnight Moon Goat Cheese, Watermelon Radish – $11
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Ahi Tuna – Wakame, Mango, Cilantro, Avocado, Chili Garlic Oil, Cucumber and Tomato Water – $15
For Gluten/Wheat and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Entrees

Charred Filet of Beet – Saffron Potato Mash, Buttered Asparagus, Green Peppercorn Reduction, Sun-dried Tomato Ketchup – $49 (substitute Premium American Kobe Beef Add $25)
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Duck Breast – Grilled Peaches, Marinated Fennel, Pea Tendrils, Peppadew Peppers, Citrus-Honey Vinaigrette, Pomegranate-Barbecue Sauce, Toasted Black Sesame Seeds – $38
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Vegetarian Pho – Ginger-Lemongrass Broth, Mushroom and Tofu Spring Rolls, Ginger-Tamari Dipping Sauce – $29
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Faroe Island Salmon – Tomato Confit Risotto, Pea Nage, Tomato Confit, Pea Tendrils, Tomato Oil – $37
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Peanut/Tree Nut, Shellfish, and Soy Allergies

Bell & Evans Chicken Breast – Red Pepper and Toma Cheese Polenta, Haricot Verts, Orange Blossom Honey-glazed Rainbow Carrots, Madeira Malmsey Reduction – $32
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Charred Pork Chop – Chorizo and Mango-stuffed Pork Chop, Tri-color Cauliflower, Cipollini Onion, Boniato Hash, Sweet-and-Sour Sauce – $37
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Cioppino – Seared Scallop, Lobster, Seasonal Fish, Fregola Pasta, Blistered Tomatoes, Fennel, Olive Bread Crouton, Cioppino Broth – $46
For Egg, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

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As always, make sure to contact a Disney Cast Member when ordering so that they can ensure the best standards for dealing with cross contamination, etc.

If you have a new special dietary needs menu and want to share it with readers, you can send it to me via email at gfdf.wdw@gmail.com

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Restaurantosaurus located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (as of 5/2019) – This menu covers the top 8 common allergens (gluten/wheat, milk/dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs.

Note: This menu was introduced as part of Disney’s allergy-friendly menus launch in 2015.

Gluten/Wheat Allergy-Friendly
  • Angus Bacon Cheeseburger served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
  • Allergy-Friendly Chicken Strips served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Cranberries, and Nuts

Dessert

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Allergy-Friendly Brownie

Kids’ Meals

  • Allergy-Friendly Chicken Strips served with a Cuties Mandarin
  • Rice Pasta Macaroni & Cheese
Egg Allergy-Friendly
  • Angus Bacon Cheeseburger served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Allergy-Friendly Chicken Breast Nuggets served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Cranberries, and Nuts

Dessert

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals

  • Uncrustables served with a Cuties Mandarin
  • Chicken Breast Nuggets served with a Cuties Mandarin
  • Cheeseburger served with a Cuties Mandarin on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
Fish/Shellfish Allergy-Friendly
  • Angus Bacon Cheeseburger served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Allergy-Friendly Chicken Strips served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Cranberries, and Nuts

Dessert

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals

  • Uncrustables served with a Cuties Mandarin
  • Turkey Wrap served with a Cuties Mandarin
  • Cheeseburger served with a Cuties Mandarin on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
Milk Allergy-Friendly
  • Angus Bacon Burger served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
  • Allergy-Friendly Chicken Strips served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Breaded Shrimp with French Fries
  • Shrimp and Chicken with French Fries

Dessert

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals

  • Uncrustables served with a Cuties Mandarin
  • Turkey Wrap served with a Cuties Mandarin
Soy Allergy-Friendly
  • Angus Bacon Cheeseburger served with Apple Slices on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
  • Angus Bacon Burger served with Apple Slices on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with Apple Slices on an Allergy-Friendly Bun

Dessert

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals

  • Rice Pasta Macaroni & Cheese
  • Hamburger served with a Cuties Mandarin on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy-Friendly
  • Angus Bacon Burger served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Allergy-Friendly Chicken Strips served with choice of French Fries or Apple Slices
  • Breaded Shrimp with French Fries
  • Shrimp and Chicken with French Fries

Dessert

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals

  • Turkey Wrap served with a Cuties Mandarin
  • Cheeseburger served with a Cuties Mandarin on an Allergy-Friendly Bun
  • Allergy-Friendly Chicken Strips served with a Cuties Mandarin
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As always, make sure to contact a Disney Cast Member when ordering so that they can ensure the best standards for dealing with cross contamination, etc.

If you have a new special dietary needs menu and want to share it with readers, you can send it to me via email at gfdf.wdw@gmail.com

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Harambe Market located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom (as of 5/2019) – This menu covers the top 8 common allergens (gluten/wheat, milk/dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs. 

Note: This menu was introduced as part of Disney’s allergy-friendly menus launch in 2015. 

Gluten/Wheat Allergy-Friendly
  • Ribs Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Chicken Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Vegetable Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa

Desserts

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Allergy-Friendly Brownie

Kids’ Meals served with choice of Carrot Sticks or Apple Slices

  • Chicken Bowl – Grilled Chicken and White Rice with your choice of one additional side
Egg Allergy-Friendly
  • Ribs Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Chicken Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Vegetable Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Beef and Lamb Gyro served with African Coleslaw
  • Chicken Gyro served with African Coleslaw
  • Pork Sausage served open-faced on Naan Bread with a Curry Ketchup

Desserts

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals served with choice of Carrot Sticks or Apple Slices

  • Chicken Bowl – Grilled Chicken and White Rice with your choice of one additional side
  • Uncrustables
Milk Allergy-Friendly
  • Ribs Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Chicken Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Pork Sausage served open-faced with a Curry Ketchup

Desserts

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals served with choice of Carrot Sticks or Apple Slices

  • Chicken Bowl – Grilled Chicken and White Rice with your choice of one additional side
  • Uncrustables
Soy Allergy-Friendly
  • Ribs Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Chicken Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa
  • Vegetable Bowl served with Cilantro Rice and Greens Salad Base with Salsa

Desserts

  • Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Cookie

Kids’ Meals served with choice of Carrot Sticks or Apple Slices

  • Chicken Bowl – Grilled Chicken and White Rice with your choice of one additional side
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy-Friendly

Our location does not use any Peanut or Tree Nut products in the preparation process. Please note our Uncrustables does contain Peanut and our Most Beautiful Cake dessert does contain coconut.

Fish/Shellfish Allergy-Friendly

Our location does not use any Fish/Shellfish products in the preparation process. Please feel free to make your selection from our main menu.

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As always, make sure to contact a Disney Cast Member when ordering so that they can ensure the best standards for dealing with cross contamination, etc.

If you have a new special dietary needs menu and want to share it with readers, you can send it to me via email at gfdf.wdw@gmail.com

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*This gluten free only dining experience took place in February 2019. It includes notes about dairy free options and modifications.

Dinner at Shula’s Steak House

Shula’s Steak House, located in Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts, is a table service restaurant and one of the high end steak houses on Disney property. Both Brandon and I had never been to Shula’s. But, I had received a birthday “free entree” coupon as a part of the Team Shula e-club. So, of course, we had to go check it out to see how they accommodated special dietary needs.

Atmosphere

It’s been ages since we’ve been in Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts. We ended up wandering around the resort a bit before dinner because it was a beautiful evening with mild temperatures right around sunset.

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As you can see, it made for some great photos.

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We arrived at Shula’s Steak House a little early – about 30 minutes before our reservation. So, the restaurant host let us know that we might not be seated until closer to our reservation time. The restaurant lobby was very busy while we were there, as it was runDisney Princess Half Marathon race weekend.

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After waiting a bit, we were seated near a large mural in the restaurant and near several large parties (which dramatically affected our service and overall restaurant experience).

As you can see, the restaurant has a classic steak house vibe with lots of dark wood paneling. It also has a lot of sports references because the restaurant was founded by Don Shula, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins.

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Both Brandon and I love the classic steak house decor, with Steakhouse 55 in Disneyland being our favorite steak house we’ve ever been to. We were hoping that Shula’s would live up to the hype that we’d heard about it. While we enjoyed the theme, the experience in the restaurant, unfortunately, wasn’t amazing.

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As you can see the football theme is throughout the restaurant — from the mural behind us shown here to the football menu presented at tables shown below.

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As we head into the food portion of this review, it’s important to note that we had some really odd service throughout this meal that impacted our experience.

Our server, Fabiano, was virtually non-existent throughout our meal, and spent the majority of his time taking care of several large parties, including one large party next to us. Another server, Doug, took care of us but seemed very overwhelmed by the tables that he was managing.

We waited nearly an hour for bread and appetizers to arrive at our table, and we spent about 20 minutes waiting for an initial visit to our table from our server. So, the experience, overall from the service perspective was not great. With that in mind, let’s get into the food offered at Shula’s.

The Food

Shula’s Steak House is not owned and operated by the Disney Company. But, they do carry a gluten free and dairy free menu. The chef did not come to the table, but our server Doug did go back and forth a few times asking the chef questions for me.

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I was offered gluten free rolls, which took a really long time to get, unfortunately. They were, however, worth the wait because it turns out they had Deanna’s Gluten Free rolls which are both gluten free and dairy free. I am a huge fan of these rolls. So, I was excited to see them. Because I’ve reintroduced dairy back into my diet, I did not ask about dairy free / vegan buttery spread as a dairy free alternative.

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One of my favorite steak house appetizers is the classic wedge salad. I adored the one I had at Steakhouse 55, so I was curious about this one. The wedge salad is marked gluten free but does contain dairy. If you’re dairy free, I would recommend the seafood appetizers as a good alternative for starters.

Overall, I liked the wedge salad but didn’t love it. The blue cheese dressing virtually tasted like ranch dressing and had no taste of blue cheese in it. That being said, it was a huge portion and could easily be split by two people.

Brandon ordered the classic French onion soup and said it was the best version he’d ever had of this soup.

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Brandon and I decided to order two different potato sides to share. Our server questioned us about three times asking if we really wanted two sides of potatoes. Yep. What can I say? We love potatoes.

We chose to order the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Double Baked Potato. Both were marked gluten free but did contain dairy. If you’re dairy free, I would recommend ordering vegetables, like broccoli or the regular baked potato — both of which were labeled dairy free.

As far as sides go, goodness gracious get the Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes if you can have dairy. They were rich, creamy, delicious, and SO flavorful. Both of us loved these mashed potatoes. We also really liked the double baked potato, which had bacon and cheese in it. It was a good side, but the mashed potatoes were even better.

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*This gluten free dining experience took place in April 2019 and includes notes about dairy free options and peanut free options.

Dinner at ABC Commissary

ABC Commissary is a quick service located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and is one of our go-to spots for a quick bite to eat when we’re in the park. We recently stopped by here for a quick dinner. Unfortunately, this would be Brandon’s last experience enjoying the allergy-friendly chicken tenders, because we found out after some allergy testing that he has a rare allergy to chicken and turkey. Thankfully, there are other options he’ll get to enjoy. But, on this trip, he got to have one final meal of allergy-friendly chicken tenders.

Atmosphere

ABC Commissary is set to resemble a traditional working commissary for actors and crew at a working TV studio or movie lot.

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Because of this, I would say that the theme of the restaurant is pretty basic.

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As you can see, there is ample indoor seating, with cafeteria style tables and booths. On this particular visit, both Brandon and I were talking about how this restaurant really does need a refurbishment. Everything really feels like it’s straight from the late 1990s.

The Food

Of course, we’re really visiting ABC Commissary for the food. We have visited ABC Commissary quite a few times this past year for dinner, and when we’ve asked for an allergy-friendly menu, we’ve been told that they do not have one at dinner time. The cast members, including the managers, have been great about walking through the options for guests with special dietary needs.

There are quite a few gluten free options at dinner time. But, we always ask for the allergy-friendly chicken tenders. They aren’t listed on the dinner menu, but they are available to order if you ask.

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We ordered two orders of allergy-friendly chicken tenders with French fries. These are safe for gluten/wheat, egg, milk, fish/shellfish, and peanut/tree nut allergies. Now that Brandon also has a peanut allergy, we also have to make sure anything he orders is peanut free too.

I also asked for several sides of the Ken’s cocktail sauce which is both gluten free and dairy free. Just be sure to ask a cast member, and they can bring it to your table with your meal (which they do at dinner time at ABC Commissary).

The allergy-friendly chicken tenders and fries are always delicious here, and this visit was no exception. Brandon loves that they offer steak fries instead of the regular Disney fries. I personally prefer the regular fries, mostly because I find the steak fries to usually be a little undercooked. But, on this visit, they were great.

I also ordered the new gluten free brownie being sold at Disney World. The brand is Sweet Street Desserts. I wouldn’t say it’s very allergy-friendly because it contains egg, milk, and soy. It also had a note about being processed in a facility with peanuts and tree nuts, so Brandon skipped trying it with his nut allergy. Taste-wise, it was delicious. If you like super chocolately treats, this one would definitely be a good option for those who are gluten free only.

Overall

We are always such big fans of ABC Commissary for an easy, quick, and tasty quick service meal in Hollywood Studios. With Brandon’s new special dietary needs, we’ll probably have to be more creative when it comes to food options if we dine here. But, if you’re gluten free, dairy free, or have other top 8 common allergens, you’ll find a good amount of options at ABC Commissary for lunch and dinner.

Have you been to ABC Commissary? What do you order when you’ve dined there?

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*This gluten free dining experience took place in April 2019. It includes notes about dairy free options and modifications.

Breakfast at The Wave

The Wave, located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, is one of my favorite hidden gem table service restaurants on Disney property. Both Brandon and I really enjoy it for dinner, and I love it for breakfast. Recently, I had to have a medical procedure as a follow-up to my resection surgery for Crohn’s disease. And, afterwards, I knew I wanted food since I hadn’t eaten any solid food in nearly two days. My mom and I decided on a last minute breakfast at The Wave was in order.

Atmosphere

Although I wouldn’t say that The Wave’s atmosphere and theme are the best on property, I do like that the “wave” theme is found throughout the restaurant, starting from the moment you walk in.

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The entrance has metal designs that look like waves, and you’ll feel like you’re heading underwater as you walk into the restaurant’s lobby area.

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Inside the wave theme continues — from the light fixtures to the chairs — you’ll feel the “wave” of American flavors throughout this restaurant.

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On our visit, the breakfast rush had passed, so we got to enjoy a very low-key meal, which was nice (especially, when I was still tired and loopy for anesthesia).

The Food

Like most table service restaurants at Walt Disney World, The Wave offers an allergy-friendly breakfast menu. They also have a breakfast allergen-guide for their all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet breakfast option. You can also, at any time, ask to speak with a chef.

On this visit, I requested to talk to a chef, specifically because I wanted to know what allergy-friendly Mickey waffle mix they were using. The chef told me that they are currently using a house-made allergy-friendly mix that includes rice flour and sorghum flour. I didn’t get the entire list written down because I was still a bit out of it from the procedure, but I will try to get that list on my next visit. The chef did say that Chef Mickey’s is also using this mix, as well.

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For breakfast, I decided to get a Custom Omelet with Breakfast Potatoes. This is listed as safe for Gluten/Wheat, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies. You can also make this dairy free by omitting the cheese from the omelet.

I love the custom omelets at The Wave because they are always well-cooked and SO tasty! I loaded my omelet with ham, onion, spinach, and bacon along with some cheddar cheese (since I have reintroduced dairy back into my diet). It was an excellent choice, and I will definitely get it again. The breakfast potatoes were also really good too.

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I was curious about the house-made allergy-friendly Mickey waffle mix, so I asked the chef if I could get a side order. I thought I was getting two waffles, but the chef made me a plate of four. So, needless to say, my mom and I shared this plate. She actually prefers the allergy-friendly Mickey waffles over the regular waffles and was excited to try these out too.

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The Allergy-Friendly Mickey Waffles are listed as safe for Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies. They were served with a side of 100% pure maple syrup too. I also asked for non-dairy vegan buttery spread and was served Smart Balance (not Earth Balance) on this visit.

Overall, both my mom and I really enjoyed these waffles. They were well cooked with a crisp outside and soft inside. The flavor was also really good too. You could definitely some of the vanilla that they used in the batter (which the chef mentioned). I would definitely order these again. And, my mom agreed that she would too.

Overall

The Wave never disappoints me when it comes to a solid and delicious breakfast. While it may not be anything fancy, the food is always prepared well. And, there are plenty of options for guests with special dietary needs. The chefs are also fantastic at customizing dishes too. If you’re looking for a low-key breakfast or brunch option in the resorts, The Wave is a great table service restaurant to visit.

Have you been to The Wave? What did you think of their breakfast options?

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Blue Bayou at Disneyland (as of 4/2019) – This menu covers the top 8 common allergens (gluten/wheat, milk/dairy, egg, soy, peanut, tree nut, fish and shellfish). Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs. 

Note: This menu was introduced as part of Disney’s allergy-friendly menus launch in 2015. 

Starters

Fried Calamari – Shishito Peppers, Andouille Sausage, Remoulade – $14
For Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

N’awlins Gumbo – Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Tasso Ham, Rice – $7
For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

House Salad – Tomatoes, Red Onions, Yellow Peppers, Candied Pecans, Blue Cheese, Cranberries – $6
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut Allergies

Entrees

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb – Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Feta, Roasted Garlic, Rosemary Jus – $44
For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Bone-In Rib Eye – Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini – $46
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Catch of the Day – Sustainable Fish, Seasonal Vegetables, Chef’s Seasonal Sauce – $43
Check with restaurant for special dietary needs offerings

Roasted Chicken Maison – Au Gratin Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, Vermouth Jus – $35
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Jambalaya – Shrimp, Andouille Sausage, Chicken Sausage, Creole Rice – $36
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut and Soy Allergies

Bone-In Pork Loin – Mashed Potatoes, Cherry Barbecue Sauce, Cherry Relish, Legume Salad – $35
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Vegetable Pasta – Seasonal Vegetables, Pesto Cream Sauce, Fresh Egg Pasta – $30
For Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

Monte Cristo Sandwich – Turkey, Ham, Swiss, and Fruit Skewer – $29
For Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

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As always, make sure to contact a Disney Cast Member when ordering so that they can ensure the best standards for dealing with cross contamination, etc.

If you have a new special dietary needs menu and want to share it with readers, you can send it to me via email at gfdf.wdw@gmail.com

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Shula’s Steak House at Disney’s Dolphin Resort (as of 2/2019) – This menu covers gluten free and dairy free options only. Check with the restaurant for modifications and/or other special dietary needs. 

Appetizers

Barbecued Shrimp Stuffed with Basil – $19
Dairy Free

Premium Black Angus Steak Tartare – $18
Dairy Free

Colossal Shrimp Cocktail – $18
Dairy Free

Half Dozen *Seasonal Oysters – $18
Dairy Free

Shellfish Trio served with cocktail sauce (DF), remoulade (GF), mustard aioli (GF) – $25
Gluten Free

8-ounce Cold Water Lobster Tail – $41
Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Salads

Wedge Salad – $12
Gluten Free

Entrees

Twin 11-ounce Lamb Porterhouse – $44
Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Surf & Turf – $88
Gluten Free

Australian Lobster Tail – $130
Gluten Free

4 Pound Main Lobster – $95
Gluten Free

Twin Cold Water Lobster Tails – $82
Gluten Free

French Cut Chicken Breast – $28
Gluten Free

Norwegian Salmon – Served with a Beurre Blanc (GF) or Truffle Ponzu (DF) – $33
Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Daily Market Fish – Served with a Beurre Blanc (GF) or Truffle Ponzu (DF) – Market Price
Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Pan Seared Scallops – $36
Gluten Free

The Shula Cut

*All of our steaks are gluten and dairy free

  • 10-oz Filet Mignon – $53
  • 12-oz Filet Mignon – $60
  • 16-oz New York Strip – $49
  • 20-oz Kansas City Strip – $51
  • 22-oz Cowboy Ribeye – $54
  • 24-oz Porterhouse – $51
  • 48-oz Porterhouse – $10

Signature Sauces – Bearnaise Sauce; Horseradish Cream Sauce – $2
Gluten Free

Side Items

Fresh Asparagus – Steamed, served with Hollandaise (GF) – $10
Gluten Free, Dairy Free (minus the Hollandaise)

Roasted Corn – $10
Gluten Free

Steamed Broccoli – Served with Hollandaise (GF) – $10
Gluten Free, Dairy Free (minus the Hollandaise)

Baked Potato – $10
Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Double Baked Potato – $10
Gluten Free

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes – $10
Gluten Free

Sauteed Spinach – $10
Gluten Free

Sauteed Mushrooms – $10
Gluten Free

Green Beans – $10
Gluten Free

Desserts

Sorbet – $8
Gluten Free, Dairy Free 

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As always, make sure to contact a Disney Cast Member when ordering so that they can ensure the best standards for dealing with cross contamination, etc.

If you have a new special dietary needs menu and want to share it with readers, you can send it to me via email at gfdf.wdw@gmail.com

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*This gluten free and dairy free dining review took place in December 2018.

Dinner at Electric Umbrella

Electric Umbrella, located in Future World in Epcot, is a quick service restaurant that serves up classic theme park food, like sandwiches and salads. Whenever we’re in Epcot and want a quick service meal, we tend to go to Liberty Inn for allergy-friendly chicken tenders. But, during the holiday season while I was recovering from resection surgery for Crohn’s disease, we stopped by Electric Umbrella to get a quick bite to eat.

Atmosphere

I’m not sure there’s a real major theme going on at Electric Umbrella — short of its very 1990s futuristic feel. There’s lots of neon and bright colors. But, the restaurant itself feels very dated and worn down inside.

I ended up not getting many photos while we were there because I was feeling pretty exhausted just getting into the park. We ended up only being there for about an hour & 1/2 because we needed to pick up a Christmas present for a family member. But, recovering from a surgery meant I was moving slow and not feeling the greatest.

But, as you can see from the photo above, the restaurant is pretty much all neon and 90s color schemes.

The Food

We ended up utilizing mobile ordering, although Electric Umbrella does have an allergy-friendly lunch and dinner menu. The mobile ordering works really well if you only have one special dietary need. I do definitely recommend speaking with a manager about any special dietary concerns and especially if you have multiple dietary needs.

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Brandon and I were both hugely disappointed by our allergy-friendly chicken tenders at Electric Umbrella. Taste-wise, they should have been just fine since they were the Ian’s brand allergy-friendly chicken tenders and the normal Disney French fries. But, the manager ended up undercooking them slightly (the chicken was cooked, but the breading was slightly doughy in spots). And, they were very greasy, as though the fryer hadn’t been up to temperature. My guess is because we stopped by near the end of the day that the allergy-friendly fryer had been turned off.

Because this was only my 2nd meal out at Disney after resection surgery and my stomach was still very fragile post-surgery, I only ate a small bit of the tenders and gave the rest to Brandon. It was a bummer especially because they weren’t well-cooked. The French fries were actually overcooked and veering into burnt territory too, which was odd.

Overall

Both Brandon and I agreed that we won’t be going back to Electric Umbrella any time soon. It’s a shame that our meal wasn’t so great because this is a restaurant that’s owned and operated by Disney (which is a bit rare in Epcot), and we had high hopes that it would be another good go-to option for allergy-friendly chicken tenders. We’d much prefer going to Liberty Inn in the World Showcase for allergy-friendly chicken tenders.

Have you been to Electric Umbrella? What was your experience dining there?

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