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This blog post will contain our favorite vegan snacks to bring to the park as well as any vegan food options we have tried there! I will continue to update this post as we try new vegan food items and as menus change at the parks.
Vegan Snacks We Pack
Here are some of our go-to snacks to survive being Vegan at Disneyland!
- Uncrustables (they sell these at the parks too, but it’s cheaper to bring your own!)
- Homemade Almond Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
- Hummus & Veggies (Carrots & Cucumbers usually)
- Applesauce pouches
- Dried mangos
- Nuts (Raw cashews are our favorite!)
- Chips & Wholly Guacamole cups
- Cut up fruit (blueberries, strawberries, grapes, blackberries are great for this)
- Apples or bananas
- Homemade muffins (Check out my favorite muffin recipes!)
- Pasta salad
- Quinoa salad
- Crackers & vegan cheese (for the toddler)
Dining Options in Downtown Disney
So far we have tried vegan options at Ballast Point and Black Tap Burger. Between the two, I preferred Black Tap’s offerings – I think you get more bang for your buck there. Their portions were larger and had more fresh produce!
I follow the Happiest Vegan on Earth on Instagram for vegan food recommendations! She is extremely thorough in checking menus, talking directly to the chefs, and reporting vegan items and modifications.
Black Tap Burger
We tried the Vegan Burger & Quinoa Bowl, which was the star of the show. For $15 bucks, you got a huge portion of fresh kale, quinoa, cucumber, salsa verde, cilantro, pickle red onions, avocado, topped with a black bean patty. It was delicious and very filling!
We also tried the Crispy Brussels Sprouts appetizer, which was served with a delicious sesame tahini sauce (I could have drank that sauce it was so good) for $8. The Vegan Burger was our other item we ordered. It included a black bean patty, salsa verde, pickled onions, cilantro, vegan mayo, on a Rudi’s vegan bun. It was $15 and came with a side of french fries, which our server was kind enough to let us know that they share a fryer with non-vegan food items (which we don’t mind).
I appreciated that they clearly named the items that were vegan and they did not require any modifications to make them vegan. I am often seeing places often vegan burgers, but the toppings and/or buns aren’t vegan! This seems like a simple thing to resolve and it wouldn’t cause any grief to meat-eaters.