Review: Eating Gluten-Free at Disneyland!
Hallie here! Last weekend I had the opportunity to spend the day at Disneyland, and I was a little bit worried about being able to find things to eat at a theme park, other than bags of chips and apples. I came prepared with some fruit and a granola bar (Disney will let you bring in a few snacks without ado) so breakfast was taken care of.
But by 12:30, I was STARVING. And I was not disappointed. Mickey knows how to deliver. We ate lunch in the restaurant inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, and when I mentioned that I had Celiac, the kitchen manager came over to talk to me and go over the menu. She kindly and expertly explained how they could make every item gluten-free and I ended up going with the option that was already gluten-free, the salmon with risotto. The meal came with a side salad, sans croutons and dressing, and they were even so kind as to bring out two of the best-tasting gluten-free rolls I have ever tasted. I also asked about other gluten-free options, and the manager mentioned that the breakfast service does have contamination controlled gluten-free waffles, lots of fresh fruit, chips, popcorn, giant turkey legs, and that there were a few places that had separate fryers for french fries.
Later, we wandered into some sweet shops (obviously) and I scoped out the things one shouldn’t eat unless one is at Disneyland. There are plenty of things covered in chocolate, just watch out for the krispie treats (not gluten-free rice krispies) and the cake pops.
Last but not least, Mickey ice cream bars are most DEFINITELY gluten-free :)