Though gluten-free may be a “trend” for some, for others it is a lifestyle choice or serious allergy. And when you’re at the happiest place on Earth, it should be the last thing you need to worry about. So here’s a bunch of restaurants with allergy-friendly menus or specific gluten-free dishes. As always, make sure to check with your server or cast member for your allergy needs. Take a look at the best gluten-free restaurant options at Walt Disney World.
Specific Menu Items: Bacon Cheeseburger on an Allergy-Friendly Bun, Southwest Chicken Salad, Beef Nachos, Chicken/Pork Carnitas/Vegetarian Rice Bowl with White Rice.
Their toppings bar is legendary! There is something here for everyone.
Specific Menu Items: Falls Family Falafel, Smiley’s Croc of Soup (Chicken and Rice Soup), Trader Lamb, Perkins Thai Noodles, Whole Fried Fish, Dr. Falls’ Signature Grilled Steak.
They also have a couple gluten-free desserts. I have heard only great things about this restaurant!
Specific Menu Items: 1/3 lb Angus Bacon Cheeseburger or Grilled Chicken Sandwich on an Allergy-Friendly Bun, 1/2 Rotisserie Chicken with Green Beans and French Fries
Perfect for picky eaters and convenient. And where else can you see the legendary Sonny Eclipse perform?
Specific Menu Items: Meat Lover’s/Margherita/Pepperoni/Gourmet Cheese Pizza on an Allergy-Friendly Crust, Allergy-Friendly Chicken Breast Nuggets with French Fries
Watch the Small World boats launch while you eat! A great midday option.
Specific Menu Items: Poached Lobster and Shrimp, Beef Tenderloin and Egg, Chef’s Fish of the Day, Slow-Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Beef and Shrimp
Options available at breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Cinderella’s royal chefs will prepare a magical meal just for you.
Location: Norway Pavilion
Specific Menu Items: Allergy-Friendly Waffles, Allergy-Friendly Muffins, Tradisjonell Kjottekake (Meatballs), Oven-roasted Chicken Breast, Laks (Grilled Fillet of Salmon)
Princesses and unique dining? Sounds like a perfect choice for any time of day.
Location: US Pavillon
Specific Menu Items: Sliced Texas Beef Brisket Sandwich, North Carolina Chopped Smoked Pork Butt Platter, Kansas City Smoked Half Chicken
A salute to all barbeque! Options above come with allergy-friendly garlic toast.
Location: Future World
Specific Menu Items: Lobster Bisque, Caesar Salad, Lobster Seafood Boil, Shrimp and Grits, Seared Mahi Mahi, Grilled 10-oz Top Sirloin Steak, Snow Crab Legs
Get there early and request a table next to the aquarium! Life is the bubbles at this restaurant.
Location: Future World
Specific Menu Items: Allergy Friendly Muffins, Allergy-Friendly Waffles, Grilled Beef with Chimichurri, Natural Roast Turkey Breast, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
This rotating restaurant shows you different scenes from Living with the Land. Meet Chip and Dale at breakfast too!
Location: Italy Pavilion
Specific Menu Items: Mozzarella Caprese, Contadino, Fusilli Bianchi (Corn Pasta), Branzino (Sea Bass), Bistecca (NY Strip), Penne Caprese (Rice Pasta)
I recently ate here myself and I love the atmosphere. Ask a cast member about the story behind this restaurant.
Location: Echo Lake
Specific Menu Items: Grandpa’s Crab Cake, Dad’s Stuffed Pork Chop, Chicken Pot Pie, Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf, Chicken Caesar Salad
Location: Commissionary Lane
Specific Menu Items: 1/3 lb fresh Angus Bacon Cheeseburger, Chicken Tenders
Asian Salad with Chicken or Salmon, Chimichurri Sirloin Steak, Mediterranean Salad
The perfect place to stop in for a quick bite. A variety of options to choose from.
Location: Grand Avenue
Specific Menu Items: Oak-fired Mussels, Margherita Flatbread, Shrimp Pasta, Saltimbocca (Pork Tenderloin), Spaghetti Bolognese, Polenta Cake/Mushroom and Herb Cauliflower
“A cozy and inviting dining space”. Quality Italian food in a casual setting.
Location: Commissary Lane
Specific Menu Items: Spicy Buffalo Allergy-Friendly Chicken Tenders, Shrimp and Crab Fondue, Allergy-Friendly Penne Pasta, Oven-roasted Turkey Wrap, Flame-Broiled Burger
My favorite place to dine in Hollywood Studios. A must-do experience.
Specific Menu Items: Thai Chili Shrimp, Sweet & Sour Chicken, Beyond Burger, Atlantic Salmon, Kobe Beef Burger, Vegetable Stir-Fry, Tofu Tikka Masala
A restaurant that truly has something for everyone. Highly recommended by cast members.
Specific Menu Items: Rotisserie Ham, Mealie Pap, Cape Malay Curry Chicken, Peri Peri Marinated Salmon, Plantains, Spicy Coconut Shrimp Curry, Vegetable Tandoori
You can meet characters here all day! Sample African cuisine buffet style.
Specific Menu Items: Pork Hash, Steak and Eggs, Slow-Roasted Sliced Grilled Beef, Chili-Garlic Shrimp, Chopped Wood-Grilled Chicken
The build your own bowl is great for everyone to get a personalized meal. A healthy alternative in the parks.
Location: Discovery Island
Specific Menu Items: Charred Octopus, Pumpkin Soup, Butter Chicken, Surf and Turf, Pan-Seared Market Fish, Shrimp and Grits, Tamarind Braised Short Rib
“A culinary expedition of international cuisine”. A lovely choice for an elegant dinner.
Location: Town Center
Specific Menu Items: Any pizza on the menu, just order it with a gluten-free crust
Pick your own toppings for a personal pizza. They also offer salads!
Location: The Landing
Specific Menu Items: Anything on the menu
These treats are also vegan and kosher! “All goods are freshly prepared on-site and available daily.”
Location: The Landing
Specific Menu Items: Church Lady Deviled Eggs, Shrimp & Grits, Florida Grouper, Grilled Corn Succotash, Southern Slaw, Bradley’s Grits
I’ve eaten here in the past and it’s a down home type of place. Excellent food and service.
A great source of protein around the parks. And it’s such a fun novelty snack.
It’s also dairy free and vegan. Make sure you get a bucket for cheap refills.
Location: Adventureland, Magic Kingdom or the Polynesian Resort
Arguably the best snack on Disney property. Enjoy this sweet treat on a hot day.
Location: Nomad Lounge in Animal Kingdom
Being gluten-free does not mean you have to miss out on these. Churros are a part of the Disney magic everyone should experience.
Wow that’s a lot of food! If for some reason you don’t see somewhere you would want to eat on this list, don’t fret. This is merely a fraction of the restaurants with allergy-friendly menus. All you have to do is ask before making a reservation or dining in. I hope this list makes your planning worry free! Let us know in the comments below which restaurant is your favorite for gluten-free diners.