Vegan at Animal Kingdom

animal-kingdom-logoI have a problem with Animal Kingdom in concept (which I’m sure I’ll address when I do my Things to Improve Animal Kingdom piece) as essentially, it’s a zoo, and I don’t care for zoos. On the other hand, I do like Thrill Rides, and as anyone whose been on it knows, Expedition Everest is a lot of fun, so I can’t bypass the park all together, and a brotha’s gotta eat. Let’s take a look at what a vegan can have at the Kingdom!

Animal Kingdom has a few options – probably because this park tends to pick up where EPCOT left off in terms of not ignoring most of the world. Let’s make our way around the park…

Safari Village
Pizzafari – because when you think of safari, you think of pizza. They have some vegetarian options, but nothing vegan, so let’s move on.

The Harambe Fruit Market has fresh fruit, veggies, pickles and soft pretzels that are reputedly vegan. (My understanding is that any pretzel at Disney that is not filled with cheese like goo is vegan.) It’s fine for a snack, but that’s about it.

We did the character lunch at the Tusker House, and not only did the buffet include some vegan items which the chef left the kitchen to point out to us, but she also made a few things special for us. For example, she pointed out that while the ingredients in her samosas were all vegan, she had fried them with chicken, so she made a batch up for us and fried them on her stove top. The food was tasty and there was a ton of it, but it was pricey – yet satisfying. If you’re up for getting stuffed while emptying your wallet, the Tusker House is for you.

My understanding is that Restaurantosaurus has a something called a Vegetable Subosaurus that is vegan – if you tell your server to leave off the cheese, that is. It’s supposed to be good, but I’ve never tried it.

Discovery Island
The Flame Tree BBQ has a Fruit Plate, but it comes with some sort of yogurt that you’ll have to ask them to leave off.

The Yak & Yeti Counter Service has a Mandarin Chicken Salad that they can presumably serve without the chicken, but that’s all I know of.

I know I’m leaving a few things out,but they’re slipping my mind at the moment. Feel free to drop a comment with any additions or corrections.

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Posted on June 18, 2013, in vegan stuff, walt disney world blog posts and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Your first paragraph sums up how I feel about the park! I am going in two weeks and still have not decided if I want to include AK, but the thrill rides and Lion King show intrique me. Did you think the thrill rides and vegan friendly food was worth going there despite it using live animals for entertainment?

    • It’s a moral quandary, no doubt about it. We just walk in, do our three things and walk out and we bitch the entire time. We like to think we only do the vegan things when we’re there

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