I just spent a week tasting my way through the Disneyland Resort and some of my favorite tastes were vegetarian – deliciously beyond salads and pastas.
Over a tofu scramble for breakfast at Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining (with a splash of Thai hot sauce), I counted off some of the best vegetarian finds of the week.
Other breakfast finds included the egg white and spinach burrito at Taste Pilot’s Grill at Disney California Adventure park, generously loaded with Portobello mushrooms, bell peppers and feta cheese, wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla.
At Disneyland park, I love anything sweet from the new Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, but opted for the savory Jolly Holiday Caprese sandwich with tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, lettuce and basil vinaigrette on toasted focaccia – a stick-with-you breakfast.
For lunch or dinner, it’s the fried green tomato sandwich at Hungry Bear Restaurant at Disneyland park, the fried tomatoes layered with fresh ones, topped with cheese, creamy remoulad and jicama-mango slaw on a multi-grain bun. You can share this one. Also at Disneyland park, we liked the vegetable po’boy at River Belle Terrace, a warm, tomatoey jumble of veggies on a sub roll.
Over at Disney California Adventure park, skip the dog and go for a Portobello mushroom Philly at Award Wieners with grilled portobellos, onions & bell peppers sautéed in Hefeweizen (wheat beer), topped with pepper jack cheese. Or the soft tacos with roasted veggies topped with cheese at Cocina Cucamonga. Yum!
Finally, it’s back to Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining, where I’ll mention just one salad: the crispy tofu salad with ginger-soy marinated tofu fried crispy in coconut panko bread crumbs, sitting atop fresh greens with a citrus vinaigrette. Behaving on vacation was never this easy.
What’s your favorite Disneyland Resort vegetarian meal?