| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:20 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 150 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:15 am 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
So I called the special diets line because when we made reservations last week it said that you can call special diets within 2 weeks of the reservation to tell them your issues. The lady said that all sit down places can accommodate me without any early notification because every sit down place has a vegetarian menu that can be made vegan and then they can sub in GF stuff where it's needed. Uhm, what? Then what's up with the form they gave me that I'm supposed to send in?

Also, Cinderella's breakfast is $90 for me and the kid - am I really content to know that they'll figure it out when I get there? Not so much.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:21 am 
Offline
Semen Strong
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 19023
Location: Cliffbar NJ
Can you call and find out what they would serve? if its so easy to get vegan GF food they should be able to tell you what you would be served.

Good luck! I hope you and Livi have a great princessy breakfast :)

_________________
My oven is bigger on the inside, and it produces lots of wibbly wobbly, cake wakey... stuff. - The PoopieB.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:22 am 
Offline
protein lump
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:47 am
Posts: 2488
Location: providence via jersey
appifanie wrote:
So I called the special diets line because when we made reservations last week it said that you can call special diets within 2 weeks of the reservation to tell them your issues. The lady said that all sit down places can accommodate me without any early notification because every sit down place has a vegetarian menu that can be made vegan and then they can sub in GF stuff where it's needed. Uhm, what? Then what's up with the form they gave me that I'm supposed to send in?

Also, Cinderella's breakfast is $90 for me and the kid - am I really content to know that they'll figure it out when I get there? Not so much.

ok, i don't know so much about the gf stuff, but not every place has a veg menu. when michael and i had dinner in england we had a bit of an issue. i had called the reservations line 100 billion times before we got there (starting about a month before, then calling pretty much every week for every reservation to make sure they had us down as vegan). at each restaurant you get a little receipt thingie that has your reservation number and any allergies you might have stamped on it. earlier in the trip all of ours had "vegan" on it. when we got to england, nothing was on it, so i asked the waitress as soon as we sat down. she said she didn't have anything indicating vegan and they were pretty much totally unprepared. the chef was kind of a croissant and came out and was all... "so what do you want?" no suggestions, no going over the menu to tell us what she could make vegan. every other place had a vegan menu planned out for us or they took us through the menu and told us what they could make vegan and we had a wide variety to choose from.

i found one veg item on the menu - a pot pie with cheese and i asked her if she could make it without the cheese. "i guess so." thanks? it's a good thing the pot pie was really good or i would have complained to disney.

anyway, my point is to call, call, and call again. call a few times the day of the reservation and be a pain in the asparagus just to make sure you get what you want because, yeah, you're paying a shiitake ton of money for a lot of this stuff.

_________________
I'm one of those vegans that cuts corners when it comes to things like breastfeeding and stabbing you in the face~Pranjal
That story would be adorable if it didn't end with herpes. ~Mo


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:47 pm 
Offline
Heart of Vegan Marshmallow
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3094
Location: Sacramento
Cinderella's will be a huge disappointment if you show up without having arranged a special meal ahead of time. You will end up eating a bowl of plain fruit. Their vegetarian breakfast options are pastries, yogurt and granola, and french toast, so you can't really request that any of it be made vegan. I'm not sure about the vegan/GF-ness of the granola, but you might be able to have that with soymilk (they have little individual Silk boxes). Basically it'll be lame either way. Having spent a lot of time in their pantry (I used to stock the kitchen sometimes), I know they have specialty ingredients they never use, like GF pancake/waffle mix. They can get other stuff if they need to, provided they have enough notice. Keep calling and demand that they be prepared for you. Don't listen to that lady at the dining line!

Actually, the best thing you can do for CRT is to physically come by the restaurant the day before your reservation and talk to them in person. If you happen to be in the park, do that. Disney makes it hard to talk to them directly because they don't have a public outside phone line.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:14 pm 
Offline
Heart of Vegan Marshmallow
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3094
Location: Sacramento
Two more things I thought of:
If you're staying on property, ask the concierge at your hotel to confirm your dining reservations and make sure all your appropriate allergies are listed in there. They can make notes on the reservations and check all the appropriate boxes. It should all be taken care of already by the dining line, but you never know.
And! Request a window seat at CRT. They can't always accomodate requests, but it's worth asking.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:31 pm 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
Too late! I did indeed get fruit and frozen van's waffles at CRT, but it was a great experience otherwise (and we got a window table that was the 3rd table princesses visited after they came in!). I'm trying to get all my pics together of the food and then I'll food porn them.

Places that made me from scratch waffles were: 1900 Park Fare, Kona, The Mara and something I totally just forgot.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:19 pm 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
ta da! viewtopic.php?f=31&t=13786

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:35 pm 
Offline
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:59 pm
Posts: 1099
Location: heartadixie
My family is going to Universal for Thanksgiving. We'll be staying in a condo offsite somewhere in the Celebration area. We'll get in late that Wednesday and will be bringing food for that night and for Thursday. I'm well aware that there's hardly anything to eat in the park (hopefully I can take a satchel in with snacks?) It's been ages since we were there last, and I don't remember the policies. I'd like to eat at a few restaurants in the area that weekend. My list includes Ethos, Drunken Monkey, Raphsodic, and maybe Dandelion. I took my mother to the Loving Hut in Paris and I'm pretty sure I won't be getting her into another one. I enjoyed it, but I will not have my own transportation. I'm not positive how willing my family will be to eat at any of these restaurants, so I'd like to have some omni-friendly options available also. Mellow Mushroom is the only thing that comes to mind. I've checked out the page on Happy Cow, but I'd like some first-hand suggestions. If it comes down to it, I have the option of grocery shopping and keeping things at the condo.

_________________
My last Craigslist ad "Bangable Panda for You" got only a few responses and they all just said 'send pic' or 'black and white or red?' - pandacookie
I don't want anyone here who doesn't know every forking line to Willy Wonka. - Fee


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:48 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:18 pm
Posts: 3561
Location: It's hot. All the time.
Drunken Monkey has both omni and vegan options. The vegan stuff is clearly marked. My ex even liked eating there and he is really picky. It's a coffee house with sandwiches. Ethos is really good and has food that while vegan should be familiar to your family. The Loving Hut in Orlando is near Drunken Monkey but it's small and they keep their religious TV show cranked up loud enough that you can't really ignore it. (this might have changed)
The bakery is good but parking is terrible in that area. Drunken Monkey generally carries vegan baked goods if you want a brownie or something as a treat.

_________________
A whole lot of access and privilege goes into being sanctimonious pricks J-Dub
Dessert is currently a big bowl of sanctimonious, passive aggressive vegan enduced boak. Fezza
You people are way less funny than Pandacookie. Sucks to be you.-interrobang?!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:14 pm 
Offline
Tofu Pup

Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:00 pm
Posts: 6
This isn't about theme parks, but the Orlando area in general.

Where do you folks get your nooch?? I just moved over to the UCF area and I know all the restaurants pretty well, but shopping is difficult sometimes if I don't want to drive across town or spend an arm and a leg. And I need my nooch!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3652
Location: Nashville, TN
Audra wrote:
This isn't about theme parks, but the Orlando area in general.

Where do you folks get your nooch?? I just moved over to the UCF area and I know all the restaurants pretty well, but shopping is difficult sometimes if I don't want to drive across town or spend an arm and a leg. And I need my nooch!!!


I live in Tampa, not Orlando, but aren't there two big Whole Foods there? WF has it in bulk bins.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:48 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:16 pm
Posts: 1197
Location: ATX
Just got back from Orlando last week and wanted to share!

My parents and I made reservations at Boma and I ended up being really disappointed. I knew the days of TJ were over but figured it'd still be a safe bet based on reviews. My dad is celiac and they were far more accommodating to GF than vegan. The chef came out and quickly walked us both through the buffet, pointing out what we could eat. At the end the chef asked me if there was anything he could make. I said, "I wouldn't even know what to ask for," but he didn't offer any suggestions and left us. There were only two actual dishes on the buffet that were vegan, so I mostly ate pitas and hummus, fruit, and salad. The chef did make me a bowl of root veggies without butter, but nothing was really substantial. They had a vegan sorbet but forgot to bring it out with my dad's GF dessert and I didn't bother asking for it at that point.

I kind of wish we'd spent more money and made reservations at Ohana or Jiko, but I had my baby with me so I didn't really feel comfortable going somewhere nicer.

But the next day we went to Ethos, which was great! We had their Sunday brunch and had a great time sitting outside on their patio.

Other than that, I mostly ate at Whole Foods. They had lots of vegan stuff on their salad bar, including some amazing seitan! And vegan Bavarian donuts!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2012 5:51 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:18 pm
Posts: 3561
Location: It's hot. All the time.
Did you mention the dietary restrictions when you made the reservations?

_________________
A whole lot of access and privilege goes into being sanctimonious pricks J-Dub
Dessert is currently a big bowl of sanctimonious, passive aggressive vegan enduced boak. Fezza
You people are way less funny than Pandacookie. Sucks to be you.-interrobang?!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:52 am 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
we stayed at animal kingdom and boma was always packed. i made a reservation for all of us (my family plus the in-laws) and everyone canceled out on me so we never went. it's weird they weren't helpful though because even the chef at the quick serve by the pool was super helpful and nice.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:38 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:16 pm
Posts: 1197
Location: ATX
Vantine wrote:
Did you mention the dietary restrictions when you made the reservations?


We did, and we called to confirm them a few times before arriving, and when we checked in they definitely had us down as a vegan and a GF. Maybe it was an off day. :(


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:40 pm 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
they were kind of a pain about the restrictions when i called - the reservations people kept saying I didn't have to tell them and just to tell the restaurants when i got there. i will say i think i got treated better because i'm gluten intolerant so i just kept saying i was allergic to gluten and i think they take allergies more serious.

i super miss disney and the animal kingdom resort. sigh.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:37 pm 
Offline
Dildo Queen
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 pm
Posts: 1774
Location: ontario, canada.
I'm going to Orlando/Disney in a few months :)

_________________
Nothing raises awareness of D3 in soy milk like hardcore anal. - Erinnerung


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:56 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:18 pm
Posts: 3561
Location: It's hot. All the time.
semiautomatic wrote:
I'm going to Orlando/Disney in a few months :)

The only change in the advice here that I am aware of is that Ethos has moved to another location with better parking!

_________________
A whole lot of access and privilege goes into being sanctimonious pricks J-Dub
Dessert is currently a big bowl of sanctimonious, passive aggressive vegan enduced boak. Fezza
You people are way less funny than Pandacookie. Sucks to be you.-interrobang?!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 2:41 pm 
Offline
Dildo Queen
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 pm
Posts: 1774
Location: ontario, canada.
Thanks, Vantine, good to know.

_________________
Nothing raises awareness of D3 in soy milk like hardcore anal. - Erinnerung


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:24 am 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
Hurray! We're going agin when the hubs gets back from deployment and it won't be in the summer - super excited about that.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:46 pm 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
I follow GF Disney and she posted this earlier: Sassagoula Floatworks & Food factory at Port Orleans French Quarter has gluten free/dairy free beignets!! The Special Diets Department has confirmed that can be prepared without gluten, dairy, egg, and soy ingredients if given advance notice!

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:24 am 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
holy shiitake universal has the worst customer service EVER. i emailed through their site to ask about mine and the kid's food issues, and I got the standard "you'll get a reply in 48 hours" email. within 48 hours i got an email that said they'd forwarded my info onto the person in charge of sharing that info and i'd hear from her in 48 hours. I didn't. i replied to the email and got a call saying they were so sorry and i'd hear from them in 48 hours. i didn't. it went on from there, i called a few times, never helpful. with the military discount (HA), it's $506 for 4 of us to get into Universal for the character breakfast and then to see Harry Potter, plus like $100 for the breakfast, not including the rest of the day. The kid REALLY wanted to meet minions, but that shiitake is insane. Screw you, universal.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:16 am 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:16 pm
Posts: 3841
Location: Panama City, Florida
appifanie wrote:
I follow GF Disney and she posted this earlier: Sassagoula Floatworks & Food factory at Port Orleans French Quarter has gluten free/dairy free beignets!! The Special Diets Department has confirmed that can be prepared without gluten, dairy, egg, and soy ingredients if given advance notice!


Did you try these? I'm trying to decide if making the trek is worth it while we're nearby.

_________________
etsy shop: teeny tiny tantrums


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 6:24 pm 
Offline
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7071
Location: Fort Drum NY
I did, but we were stuffed from waffles and on the way out of town so I didn't eat them warm, and by the time I did, they were kind of rubbery. Darn my full tummy.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Universal/Disney/Orlando
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:18 pm 
Offline
Vegan Since Before There Were Vegetables
User avatar

Joined: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:43 pm
Posts: 10667
Location: Astoria, NY by way of San Diego, CA
Any updates on anything food-wise at Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure? We're going in September and I'm so flippin' excited! Googling makes me think that probably the only things I'll be eating at the park are french fries and pumpkin juice, but I'm planning on making PBJs and tofurkey sandwiches and just eating those. That also works because we're trying to do this trip as cheaply as we can. If there's anything new and interesting in the world of vegan food at Universal, please let me know!

_________________
I am not a troll. I am TELLING YOU THE ******GOD'S TRUTH****** AND YOU JUST DON'T WANT THE HEAR IT DO YOU?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 150 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer