Our first night there we went to Downtown Disney and gave the restaurant T-Rex a try. It's fun to do once but we probably won't go again. Think Rainforest Cafe, it's cute, but loud and crazy with few options on the menu. This being the first restaurant on our Disney trip we were very impressed though that our waitress had the head chef come out to our table to talk to my husband. That ended up being the first of many. He ordered the Woolly Mammoth Chicken- seasoned grilled chicken breast sauteed with spinach, onions, roasted red bell peppers, zucchini and mushrooms in a light tomato and roasted red bell pepper broth served over garlic mashed potatoes.
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The first park we visited was Animal Kingdom. We had dinner at Yak and Yeti in Asia. He ordered the Sweet & Sour Chicken- chicken, ginger, garlic, bell peppers, and pineapple with jasmine rice. Instead of tempura (battered & fried) chicken it was grilled, and they had a gluten-free sauce. It was really good and we will definitely go back.
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Our next dinner was at the Magic Kingdom at Liberty Tree Tavern in Liberty Square. We've eaten here a few times before so we new that it was a family style dinner of turkey, pork, beef, and sides. They gave my husband gluten-free bread and gravy. He had to avoid the stuffing, mac & cheese, and dessert (Johnny Appleseed Cake) but everything else was ok for him to eat. I'm sure we will eat here again.
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The following night we ate in Hollywood Studios at Hollywood and Vine by Echo Lake. This is a buffet with a selection of salads, appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts. Here instead of the chef just coming over to our table, he walked my husband around every station showing him was was gluten-free. I'm not even sure what he ate to be honest, it was such a free for all. I do know he was given gluten-free bread and a brownie for desert. We loved both the chef and our waiter here. We will be going back.
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The last dinner of our trip was in Epcot at Via Napoli in Italy. My poor husband laughed as he told our waiter about his needing to eat gluten-free food at this Italian restaurant filled with breads and pastas. We now assumed they'd have a bread substitution available but to his amazement they did have gluten free pasta too! He got Linguini Frutti di Mare- shrimp, clams, mussels and squid with linguini tossed in marinara piccante. This has been one of our favorite restaurants since it opened so we're glad they have gluten free options.
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What is your favorite gluten free meal at Disney?
Check out the app called Gluten Free Disney Dining available in iTunes and Google Play. Or for to glutenfreedisneydining.com for there Facebook page or disneyglutenfree.com for their web page. Awesome app. I believe the Passport app is not on iTunes any more.
Disney is such a magical place the last thing any parent wants is for their child to experience difficulties and illness, that's not what we want our kids to remember. Thanks for the review of the dining at Disney.