Vegetarian's Guide to the Magic Kingdom

Where to Find Meat-Free Meals in the Middle of the Magic

Layered Ratatouille
••• A vegetarian's must try is this Layered Ratatouille served at the new Be Our Guest Restaurant in Disney's Magic Kingdom. © The Walt Disney Company

The Magic Kingdom has plenty of different meal offerings from simple snacks to full table service meals hosted by your favorite characters. There are plenty of options for vegetarian dining and snacking at Disney World, and some locations can accommodate you even if they menu doesn't specifically say so.

In October 2015, Disney World named the Top 10 Vegetarian Meals at Disney World to celebrate vegetarian awareness month and among those were two Magic Kingdom offerings worth trying.

The Lighthouse Sandwich at the Columbia Harbor House in Liberty Square scored in the quick-service meal category. The tasty sandwich includes hummus, tomato and broccoli slaw served on toasted multi-grain bread. In the table-service category, the new Be Our Guest Restaurant's Layered Ratatouille was described as delicious. The dish includes oven-baked zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes and caramelized onions are sliced and layered on quinoa, topped with a bell pepper sauce.

Note: The following locations and menu choices are as of 2016, always double check the menu before ordering. Items on this list may contain dairy or eggs.

Quick Service Dining:

  • If you're looking for a quick snack, Sleepy Hollow, located in the Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square, carries fresh fruit, waffles, funnel cakes and assorted pastries.
  • Also conveniently located in Liberty Square is Columbia Harbour House, which offers several good vegetarian options, including chili, sandwiches and salads.
  • Pinocchio Village Haus offers Capese pizza and salads, though the Caesar salad dressing may have anchovies.
  • While most people think of barbeque and burgers, Cosmic Ray's in Tomorrowland also offers some salads and sides that are vegetarian, along with a Gardenburger.
  • You can get a Garden Burger at Peco's Bills in Frontierland, or order a Southwest salad, but without the chicken or beef.

    Table Service Dining:

    • Find vegetarian any time of the day at the Magic Kingdom's newest restaurant, Be Our Guest, which offers a vegetable quiche or crepes for the kids at breakfast, a quinoa salad for lunch, or a layered ratatouille for dinner. Children can enjoy macaroni & cheese served with vegetables for lunch or dinner.
    • While the Liberty Tree Tavern has many meat-based dishes, vegetarians can sometimes find a good entree or two, or ask to have a menu item altered.
    • The character meal at the Crystal Palace has several meat-free entrees, and plenty of salads and sides. Proceed with caution at the soups — even the "vegetable" or "cream" soups may contain chicken broth.
    • The Plaza offers a veggie sandwich platter, and a great selection of ice cream desserts from the adjacent ice cream parlor. As of 2016, you could also get a Vegetable Burger.
    • Tony's Town Square on Main Street U.S.A. offers a selection of pizza and veggie meals. Several pasta dishes can be made "meat-free" if needed, just ask your server.
    • Cinderella's Royal Table is not very vegetarian friendly, but several items can be modified upon request. If you are traveling with a Disney princess fan, consider the 1900 Park Fare Cinderella character meal at the Grand Floridian instead, it is a buffet with many vegetarian offerings.

      Heading to Disney's Hollywood Studios as well? See our list of top vegetarian choices for the Hollywood Studios theme park.

      Edited by Dawn Henthorn, About.com's Florida Travel Expert