This is the Chefs Vegan Burger at Carnation Cafe on Main Street in Disneyland (sorry for the dark photo!). It's a decent attempt, but the house made patty was bland and fell apart. I drenched it in the chipotle sauce and ketchup to give it some much needed flavor. The plain wheat bun was just as boring. I did eat it (I hate to waste food), but nicely informed our waitress it wasn't very good. To my surprise she said we weren't the only ones dissatisfied with the burger. Hopefully they'll rethink the recipe. It would be even better if they went with a gardein patty topped with daiya cheese and a pretzel bun (a girl can dream!). Then they'd have a decent burger! I'll give the chefs vegan burger another shot eventually, in the off chance the chef was just having a bad vegan burger day.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Stopped in at Boardwalk Pizza in California Adventure thanks to a tip from a friend who said they also have vegan and gluten free options. I ordered the vegan Daiya cheese pizza with a gluten free crust. Unlike Pizza Port in disneyland, they had no problem adding my choice of veggies on top. Perfectly grilled mushroom, garlic, and red and green peppers! It took about 10 minutes for them to bake them custom pie, and at the register they advised its extra $ for the modified pizza. Came out to 9.99 (they charged it as a spaghetti dish), but I had a couple of bucks knocked off thanks to my annual pass. It was piping hot and delicious! I highly recommend it! Oh, and this time the employees didn't seem clueless when I asked about the vegan and gluten free option. Go DCA! 😘🍕
What I learned: 1. Don't waste valuable pizza nomming time, just ask for the chef.
2. Don't tell them you have a dairy allergy unless you really do or you're concerned about possible cross contamination. Otherwise you'll probably get some rad veggies too.
3. Be prepared to wait, but it's worth it.
4. Pizza Port seems to close a few hours before the park shuts down, so get there early.
I'm just happy to slowly but surely see more vegan and gluten free options in Disneyland.
The 6th Annual Los Angeles Vegan Beer Fest is this weekend! May 16th at The Rose Bowl with unlimited pours of 60+ breweries, 40+ vegan vendors, and bands. It's going to be ridiculous! Who's going? http://veganbeerfest.com
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Lunch at the Lucky fortune cookery in California Adventure park. Tofu teriyaki with veggies and white rice, and a side of edamame. Keep in mind, 2 of the 4 sauces are vegan, the teryaki (slightly spicy) and the spicy Korean sauces. The coconut curry and mandarin sauces contain dairy.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Dinner at Jolly Holiday on Main St. Disneyland. Grilled Vegetable & Whole Grain Salad, with vegetables, mixed greens, barley spelt, with basil vinaigrette. Comes with a breadstick. There was nothing mentioned in the menu about cheese on the breadstick, I learned the hard way. Ask for it without the breadstick to make it vegan. The basil vinaigrette is vegan. :)
Vegetable and tofu skewers served with rice pilaf, cucumber salad, chimichurri sauce and grilled pita bread at the Paradise Garden Grill near Goofy's Sky School ride. Only two of the four sauces are vegan, be sure to ask before ordering. :)
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Drinks and appetizers at Carthay Circle restaurant and lounge in California Adventure Park.
Mojito and a watermelon cubes topped with dairy free mango sorbet, sprinkled with chili powder.