First trip Gluten free


#1

Found out me and my DD dont tolerate gluten. Disney wont taste as good but the fun will be the same.:blow:


#2

Have you checked the menus lately? There are a ton of Gluten-free options. Also, if you are making any ADRs at all, do note it on them. I just did booking for a client who is gluten free and Disney is super prepared for that.


#3

My daughter is gluten sensitive and the next trip to Disney will be interesting. She is lucky she doesn’t have to worry too much about cross-contamination. My niece has Celiacs and would need to have the restaurants notified of her allergy. I remember a post in the past about food allergies and how good Disney is about them.


#4

I think you’ll find many great options for a gluten free diet. Many people are becoming aware of this issue. I tried gluten free for a while with my Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but it didn’t help any.


#5

I have looked at the GF menues on all ears. Its no all that bad but I give up all my favorites. Oh well Disney gluten free here I come!


#6

Im not supper intolerant also, but if I have some I know it.


#7

Going GF made a big difference with me. I can live without. The only thing I really miss is beer. Voka and GF beer is a good subs. LOL:biggrin:


#8

Vodka works…lol


#9

What’s in GF beer??? Everything in beer is fermented gluten.


#10

Here is what i found out about gluten free in the parks and resorts

from allears menus

I hope this helps you out a bit

Dining Gluten-Free at WDW

November 2009
by Rhoda Smith, Pittsburgh, PA

We were at WDW November 7-14, 2009. My husband had been diagnosed with Celiac Disease just a couple of months before this trip, so we suddenly had to jump into the world of gluten-free (GF) eating at WDW! I want to reassure GF eaters that it really was an easy process, even for beginners like us! The key is to do a lot of preparation and researching before you go. The more you know before, the better prepared you are for your GF dining experiences when you arrive! Planning is essential.

Some important phone numbers/email addresses to know:
-General phone number for special dietary needs (call before trip): 407-824-5967
-Magic Kingdom: 407-824-5967
-Epcot: 407-560-7292
-DHS: 407-560-1347
-Animal Kingdom: 407-939-7536
-specialdiets@disneyworld.com (email prior to trip)
(Know that many restaurants in Epcot and all in AK are not Disney-owned, but still do provide GF options)

By either calling 407-824-5967 or emailing to the address above, WDW will send you an email full of information for GF dining. You want to do this as soon as possible to help with your meal planning, especially if you are using the Disney Dining Plan. There is a form to fill out with the name of the person who has the dietary restriction, contact info, restaurants with ADR’s and confirmation numbers, etc. They make sure that your dietary need is connected with each reservation. I just needs to be returned to them prior to your visit. Then they also send several lists of info regarding GF dining, including:

-Guest Dietary Letter/Guest Allergy Dietary Request Form
-Information on allergy-free chicken tenders
-Food Allergy Dietary Reference Sheet
-No-Gluten-Added Products
-OP Allergy Menus for Epcot
-Water Parks Menu Items
-WDW Resort Dietary Sheets
We printed these off and my husband carried them with him daily.

When making ADR’s via phone, be sure to tell the Cast Member you are speaking with about your GF dietary need. They will notate this on your reservation. When making online ADR’s, there is a place to “click” for special dietary needs, and “wheat allergy” is one of them. You will have to notate this with each restaurant ADR, even if they are tied to your hotel reservation.

At every table-service restaurant, the server was aware of our dietary need and the chef came to our table to discuss food options. All of the chefs were knowledgeable, some more than others, but all left us comfortable in knowing our food would be prepared GF and would be tasty! All presented the possibilities of GF options from the menu, and then offered to make something totally different if nothing sounded good. For buffet table-service restaurants, the chef took my husband around the buffet and discussed every option, declaring it either GF or not GF. (I can assure you that at all buffets, he was able to load his plate several times over!). At a non-buffet restaurant, a separate server (or the chef himself) brings out the meal on its own tray, so there is no potential for cross-contamination with the meals for the rest of the family.

At counter-service restaurants, the manager must be notified and he will review GF options with you. Then he goes back and chooses one food-preparer to prepare the food and bring it to your table, again on its’ own tray. (**know that this takes longer than the preparation of normal food, so you may want to put in your GF food order first, and then order regular food for the rest of the family, so that GF tray has a head start).

We ate at the following restaurants and had these experiences:

-Pecos Bill’s in the MK: Any sandwich can be prepared and placed on a GF bun. French Fries were made in a fryer dedicated to GF preparation (and took a good bit of time to fry). At this restaurant, the GF bun was hard, and the GF cookies provided for dessert (in a big package) were very small and average tasting.
-Tony’s Town Square in the MK: EXCELLENT for GF dining. Rice pasta can be substituted for all pasta dishes except the ravioli. The mushroom sauce on the grilled pork tenderloin is not gluten free so that must be left off. But otherwise all dishes can be made GF. Veggies (artichokes, broccoli, red peppers) and marinara sauce were substituted for pasta and mushroom sauce on the grilled pork tenderloin. GF rolls were provided for dipping in oil (these were cold and hard…in other restaurants the same rolls were heated and very good).
-Pinocchio Village Haus in the MK: GF pizza is available and was very good. French fries are baked instead of fried, yogurt cup for dessert.
-Hollywood & Vine in DHS: many options available…buffet options change so I didn’t write them all down. Caesar salad is not GF, and the only dessert is soft-serve ice cream in a dish.
-ABC Commissary in DHS: Chicken Cordon Bleu can be made on GF bun (or hamburger on GF bun). French Fries (didn’t taste like baked, may also have their own fryer) were said to be GF. Large fruit bowl for dessert. Manager stated that the salads here are pre-made and dressings are questionable as to being GF.
-Tangierine Cafe in Morocco, Epcot: EXCELLENT for GF dining. Chicken/beef/lamb mixture with onion, olive, lettuce, hummus is served on a plate (instead of in a wrap as a gyro). GF buns are provided for hummus spread. No dessert option, but side of rice was provided since there was no dessert.
-Garden Grill in Epcot: EXCELLENT for GF dining. Meals here are served family-style: fish, turkey and beef with potatoes, stuffing, veggies all on the same plate. For the GF eater, a separate plate of these foods is provided, with fish made without breading, stuffing left off, and no sauce on the steak or gravy on the turkey. Mashed potatoes and vegetables (squash, snow peas) are on the same plate. (To stay clear…the GF eater gets his own tray of meats/sides prepared GF. The rest of the family gets a normal tray of foods). There is also a salad and GF rolls that were very good warm. Fruit was provided for dessert.
-Cinderella’s Royal Table in the MK: All menu options are adaptable for being gluten-free. My husband had the salmon, rice and GF rolls. An appetizer was brought to the table, containing bruschetta, cheese, greens, Mediterranean salad…be sure to ask for a GF version for the GF diner (they just leave off the bruschetta). Sorbet for dessert.
-Columbia Harbor House in the MK: GF fried chicken and French fries, GF macaroni and cheese, big GF chocolate chip cookie (packaged) for dessert.
-Flame Tree BBQ in AK: EXCELLENT GF dining! Either the ribs or chicken meal are GF, with baked beans and cole slaw (they use a corn-based starch). GF prepackaged brownie for dessert. **This was by far the quickest counter service meal…perhaps because no french-fries were involved?)
-Le Cellier in Canada in Epcot: EXCELLENT GF dining! Any steaks were suitable, but the chef recommended the 14 oz NY Strip Steak or the 16 oz Kansas City Strip Steak (because the accompanying sides were GF). The KC Strip was excellent, with a side of delicious cream cheese mashed potatoes. GF rolls were provided instead of the regular breadsticks. And the best…Crème Brulee for dessert!
-Cantina de San Angel in Mexico in Epcot—We didn’t get the name written down, but the chicken/corn tortilla dish that is the first option on the menu is GF (“something-pollo”). Comes with refried black beans and Mexican rice. There was no dessert option. (**This place seemed to be the least knowledgeable about GF preparation, language barrier did not help any. They did provide a notebook with labels of all their products used in preparations of food. The corn tortillas were GF).
-Cosmic Ray’s at the MK: At this restaurant, there are many options and 3 service bays. The one my husband chose was a GF chicken salad, with a large GF chocolate chip cookie (packaged).
-Backlot Express in DHS: A large grilled chicken salad and large fruit bowl were the favorite GF option here.

A quick summary: Here are the counter service restaurants throughout WDW which easily provide GF meals:
Magic Kingdom:
Cosmic Ray’s
Pecos Bill’s
Main St. Bakery
Toontown Farmer’s Market
Liberty Square Market
Pinocchio Village Haus
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Enchanted Grove
Plaza Ice Cream Shop
Scuttle’s Landing
Sleepy Hollow
Sunshine Terrace

Epcot:
Liberty Inn
Sunshine Seasons
Tangerine Café
Electric Umbrella

Disney Hollywood Studios:
Sunset Ranch
Backlot Express
Studios Catering Company/Flatbread Grill
ABC Commissary
Toy Story Pizza Planet
Dinosaur Gertie’s
Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner

Animal Kingdom:
Pizzafari
Restaurantosaurus
Flame Tree BBQ
Harambe Fruit Cart
Safari Turkey

THE ULTIMATE KEY is to be sure your server and chef (in table service restaurants) or the manager (at counter service restaurants) is made aware of your dietary need. You will get personalized service, one-on-one preparation and service of your meal. WDW is better about GF dining than any restaurant we have encountered outside of WDW!

Gluten Free Dining Guest Experiences


#11

Vodka works better and blends better with other things (amaratto, kahlua, triple sec, lime juice, other “clear” and “colored” liquids):wacko:

Then again, I’ve never really been a beer-o. Don’t really like the taste.


#12

Its called Red Bridge its by AB. Its made with sorbgum. Its also 10 a six pack.


#13

Thanks

That says it all.

[QUOTE=peter pan;1117005]Here is what i found out about gluten free in the parks and resorts

from allears menus

I hope this helps you out a bit

Dining Gluten-Free at WDW

November 2009
by Rhoda Smith, Pittsburgh, PA

We were at WDW November 7-14, 2009. My husband had been diagnosed with Celiac Disease just a couple of months before this trip, so we suddenly had to jump into the world of gluten-free (GF) eating at WDW! I want to reassure GF eaters that it really was an easy process, even for beginners like us! The key is to do a lot of preparation and researching before you go. The more you know before, the better prepared you are for your GF dining experiences when you arrive! Planning is essential.

Some important phone numbers/email addresses to know:
-General phone number for special dietary needs (call before trip): 407-824-5967
-Magic Kingdom: 407-824-5967
-Epcot: 407-560-7292
-DHS: 407-560-1347
-Animal Kingdom: 407-939-7536
-specialdiets@disneyworld.com (email prior to trip)
(Know that many restaurants in Epcot and all in AK are not Disney-owned, but still do provide GF options)

By either calling 407-824-5967 or emailing to the address above, WDW will send you an email full of information for GF dining. You want to do this as soon as possible to help with your meal planning, especially if you are using the Disney Dining Plan. There is a form to fill out with the name of the person who has the dietary restriction, contact info, restaurants with ADR’s and confirmation numbers, etc. They make sure that your dietary need is connected with each reservation. I just needs to be returned to them prior to your visit. Then they also send several lists of info regarding GF dining, including:

-Guest Dietary Letter/Guest Allergy Dietary Request Form
-Information on allergy-free chicken tenders
-Food Allergy Dietary Reference Sheet
-No-Gluten-Added Products
-OP Allergy Menus for Epcot
-Water Parks Menu Items
-WDW Resort Dietary Sheets
We printed these off and my husband carried them with him daily.

When making ADR’s via phone, be sure to tell the Cast Member you are speaking with about your GF dietary need. They will notate this on your reservation. When making online ADR’s, there is a place to “click” for special dietary needs, and “wheat allergy” is one of them. You will have to notate this with each restaurant ADR, even if they are tied to your hotel reservation.

At every table-service restaurant, the server was aware of our dietary need and the chef came to our table to discuss food options. All of the chefs were knowledgeable, some more than others, but all left us comfortable in knowing our food would be prepared GF and would be tasty! All presented the possibilities of GF options from the menu, and then offered to make something totally different if nothing sounded good. For buffet table-service restaurants, the chef took my husband around the buffet and discussed every option, declaring it either GF or not GF. (I can assure you that at all buffets, he was able to load his plate several times over!). At a non-buffet restaurant, a separate server (or the chef himself) brings out the meal on its own tray, so there is no potential for cross-contamination with the meals for the rest of the family.

At counter-service restaurants, the manager must be notified and he will review GF options with you. Then he goes back and chooses one food-preparer to prepare the food and bring it to your table, again on its’ own tray. (**know that this takes longer than the preparation of normal food, so you may want to put in your GF food order first, and then order regular food for the rest of the family, so that GF tray has a head start).

We ate at the following restaurants and had these experiences:

-Pecos Bill’s in the MK: Any sandwich can be prepared and placed on a GF bun. French Fries were made in a fryer dedicated to GF preparation (and took a good bit of time to fry). At this restaurant, the GF bun was hard, and the GF cookies provided for dessert (in a big package) were very small and average tasting.
-Tony’s Town Square in the MK: EXCELLENT for GF dining. Rice pasta can be substituted for all pasta dishes except the ravioli. The mushroom sauce on the grilled pork tenderloin is not gluten free so that must be left off. But otherwise all dishes can be made GF. Veggies (artichokes, broccoli, red peppers) and marinara sauce were substituted for pasta and mushroom sauce on the grilled pork tenderloin. GF rolls were provided for dipping in oil (these were cold and hard…in other restaurants the same rolls were heated and very good).
-Pinocchio Village Haus in the MK: GF pizza is available and was very good. French fries are baked instead of fried, yogurt cup for dessert.
-Hollywood & Vine in DHS: many options available…buffet options change so I didn’t write them all down. Caesar salad is not GF, and the only dessert is soft-serve ice cream in a dish.
-ABC Commissary in DHS: Chicken Cordon Bleu can be made on GF bun (or hamburger on GF bun). French Fries (didn’t taste like baked, may also have their own fryer) were said to be GF. Large fruit bowl for dessert. Manager stated that the salads here are pre-made and dressings are questionable as to being GF.
-Tangierine Cafe in Morocco, Epcot: EXCELLENT for GF dining. Chicken/beef/lamb mixture with onion, olive, lettuce, hummus is served on a plate (instead of in a wrap as a gyro). GF buns are provided for hummus spread. No dessert option, but side of rice was provided since there was no dessert.
-Garden Grill in Epcot: EXCELLENT for GF dining. Meals here are served family-style: fish, turkey and beef with potatoes, stuffing, veggies all on the same plate. For the GF eater, a separate plate of these foods is provided, with fish made without breading, stuffing left off, and no sauce on the steak or gravy on the turkey. Mashed potatoes and vegetables (squash, snow peas) are on the same plate. (To stay clear…the GF eater gets his own tray of meats/sides prepared GF. The rest of the family gets a normal tray of foods). There is also a salad and GF rolls that were very good warm. Fruit was provided for dessert.
-Cinderella’s Royal Table in the MK: All menu options are adaptable for being gluten-free. My husband had the salmon, rice and GF rolls. An appetizer was brought to the table, containing bruschetta, cheese, greens, Mediterranean salad…be sure to ask for a GF version for the GF diner (they just leave off the bruschetta). Sorbet for dessert.
-Columbia Harbor House in the MK: GF fried chicken and French fries, GF macaroni and cheese, big GF chocolate chip cookie (packaged) for dessert.
-Flame Tree BBQ in AK: EXCELLENT GF dining! Either the ribs or chicken meal are GF, with baked beans and cole slaw (they use a corn-based starch). GF prepackaged brownie for dessert. **This was by far the quickest counter service meal…perhaps because no french-fries were involved?)
-Le Cellier in Canada in Epcot: EXCELLENT GF dining! Any steaks were suitable, but the chef recommended the 14 oz NY Strip Steak or the 16 oz Kansas City Strip Steak (because the accompanying sides were GF). The KC Strip was excellent, with a side of delicious cream cheese mashed potatoes. GF rolls were provided instead of the regular breadsticks. And the best…Crème Brulee for dessert!
-Cantina de San Angel in Mexico in Epcot—We didn’t get the name written down, but the chicken/corn tortilla dish that is the first option on the menu is GF (“something-pollo”). Comes with refried black beans and Mexican rice. There was no dessert option. (**This place seemed to be the least knowledgeable about GF preparation, language barrier did not help any. They did provide a notebook with labels of all their products used in preparations of food. The corn tortillas were GF).
-Cosmic Ray’s at the MK: At this restaurant, there are many options and 3 service bays. The one my husband chose was a GF chicken salad, with a large GF chocolate chip cookie (packaged).
-Backlot Express in DHS: A large grilled chicken salad and large fruit bowl were the favorite GF option here.

A quick summary: Here are the counter service restaurants throughout WDW which easily provide GF meals:
Magic Kingdom:
Cosmic Ray’s
Pecos Bill’s
Main St. Bakery
Toontown Farmer’s Market
Liberty Square Market
Pinocchio Village Haus
Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies
Enchanted Grove
Plaza Ice Cream Shop
Scuttle’s Landing
Sleepy Hollow
Sunshine Terrace

Epcot:
Liberty Inn
Sunshine Seasons
Tangerine Café
Electric Umbrella

Disney Hollywood Studios:
Sunset Ranch
Backlot Express
Studios Catering Company/Flatbread Grill
ABC Commissary
Toy Story Pizza Planet
Dinosaur Gertie’s
Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner

Animal Kingdom:
Pizzafari
Restaurantosaurus
Flame Tree BBQ
Harambe Fruit Cart
Safari Turkey

THE ULTIMATE KEY is to be sure your server and chef (in table service restaurants) or the manager (at counter service restaurants) is made aware of your dietary need. You will get personalized service, one-on-one preparation and service of your meal. WDW is better about GF dining than any restaurant we have encountered outside of WDW!

Gluten Free Dining Guest Experiences[/QUOTE]


#14

[QUOTE=Soundgod;1117029]Vodka works better and blends better with other things (amaratto, kahlua, triple sec, lime juice, other “clear” and “colored” liquids):wacko:

Then again, I’ve never really been a beer-o. Don’t really like the taste.[/QUOTE]

Voka works faster LOL:biggrin:


#15

I was at breakfast this morning at tusker house and there was a whole Gutenberg free section haven’t looked other places. It did seem to be per prepared stuff because they had the boxes of what it was on top of the station.


#16

Great Thanks:mickey:


#17

Somebody say “Beer” ???
Coulda sworn I saw those words …:laugh:


#18

[QUOTE=WALL;1117085]Somebody say “Beer” ???
Coulda sworn I saw those words …:laugh:[/QUOTE]

Yes Gluten Free beer.

I bet I cheat with the beer. Its my weekness.


#19

What did you think of Goofy?
We ate there just under two weeks ago and Goofy was way over the top (in a good way):goofybounce:

I had some really excellent character interactions this trip.
Hope you are as well.

By the way, a lot of the baked goods are still coming from Disney’s central kitchens. So, even if it’s pre baked, odds are it still came out of the oven just a few hours before.
But I could be wrong.


#20

[QUOTE=WALL;1117085]Somebody say “Beer” ???
Coulda sworn I saw those words …:laugh:[/QUOTE]

All we need do is think beer and it’s a siren call to you buddy:mickey: