Gluten Free at Disneyland

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Eating Gluten Free doesn’t mean missing out on your favorite foods at the Happiest Place on Earth. Here, we share all our best tips for eating Gluten Free at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Be sure to check out our printable lists at the bottom of this post! You can save them to your phone for easy access while at the park.

Collage of Gluten Free Foods at Disneyland

Gluten Free at Disneyland

Several years ago, I found out that I could no longer eat gluten. One of my main concerns was, “how can I eat my favorite foods at Disneyland?” I didn’t want my newfound dietary restrictions to restrict my Disney experience. However, after doing some research I was pleasantly surprised at all the GF options at Disney. Keep reading for all of my tips and tricks to eating gluten free at Disneyland!

Gluten Free Sit Down Dining

Treat yourself to some of the most delicious food Disney has to offer by dining at one of the sit down restaurants. Making a reservation is the only way to guarantee a spot at one of these restaurants. You can reserve dining 60 days ahead on the Disneyland App or website starting at 3 AM Pacific Time. I always hop on as soon as it is available because reservations go fast. Click the names of the restaurants below to go to the reservation page.

You can also mark on the reservation that you have a gluten allergy. If there is something specific on the menu you would like to eat, then let them know in advance. Most times, they can make you an allergy-friendly version with gluten free ingredients. Most of the sit down dining locations also have an allergy friendly menu available. Some off menu requests require more advance notice.

If you would like to get a gluten free Monte Cristo sandwich at Cafe Orleans or Blue Bayou you need to email special.diets@disneyland.com at least 2 days ahead of your reservation! Be sure to have selected your allergy on the reservation, and include the name, date, time, and reservation number on your email.

DISNEYLAND SIT DOWN DINING

Blue Bayou – New Orleans Square

  1. Golden Beet Salad
  2. House Salad
  3. Surf and Turf
  4. Bone in Rib Eye
  5. Catch of the Day (depending)
  6. Roasted Chicken Maison
  7. Bone in Pork Loin
  8. Creme Brûlée 

Cafe Orleans – New Orleans Square

  1. Shrimp and Grits (a favorite of mine!)
  2. Bourbon Street Chicken
  3. Monte Cristo and Three-Cheese Monte Cristo (only if you call and give them 24 hour advance notice)
  4. Vegetable Bolognese
  5. Steak and Potaotes
  6. Nicoise Salad
  7. Muffuletta Chopped Salad

Carnation Cafe – Main Street, U.S.A.

  1. Mickey Waffles (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Pancake Breakfast (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Classic Eggs Benedict
  4. All American Breakfast
  5. Ham and Cheese Omelet
  6. Spinach and Tomato Egg White Frittata
  7. Walt’s Chili
  8. House Salad
  9. Romaine Salad with Shrimp
  10. Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken
  11. Roasted Turkey Sandwich
  12. Main Street Cheeseburger
  13. Bacon Cheese Melt
  14. Fresh Catch of the Day

Plaza Inn (Reservation for Buffet Style Breakfast Only) – Main Street, U.S.A.

  1. Scrambled Eggs
  2. Sausage
  3. Bacon
  4. Potatoes
  5. You can also ask a Chef for more gluten free options that may be available. My favorite is the Mickey Waffles.

River Belle Terrace – Frontierland

  1. House Salad
  2. Grilled and Chilled Shrimp
  3. River Belle’s Chopped Salad
  4. Terrace Wedge
  5. Citrus Herb Crusted Cornish Game Hen
  6. Pork Spare Ribs

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE SIT DOWN DINING

Carthay Circle – Buena Vista Street

The allergy menu and regular menu here changes seasonally, but everything I’ve had here has been amazing!

Lamplight Lounge – Pixar Pier

  1. Lamplight Chilaquiles
  2. Egg White Frittata Bake
  3. Potato Flautas
  4. Additionally, more Brunch items may be available if you speak to a chef. Once, he made me an amazing Benedict!
  5. Lobster (or Steak) Nachos
  6. Potato Skins
  7. Carne Asada Roll
  8. Grilled Chicken Salad
  9. Spinach Salad
  10. Ratatouille
  11. Cheddar Burger
  12. Salmon PLT

Wine Country Trattoria – Pacific Wharf

  1. Italian Insalata
  2. Caprese Salad
  3. Alla Vongole Pasta
  4. Bolognese Pasta
  5. Shrimp Scampi Pasta
  6. Quattro Pomodoro Pasta
  7. Broccolini Aglio Olio
  8. Herb Roasted Chicken Breast
  9. Todays Sustainable Fish
  10. Osso Buco

Gluten Free Quick Service Dining

The easiest option for gluten free quick service dining is ordering it ahead on the Disneyland App. Each online menu has an Allergy Friendly section that breaks down what is available for certain allergies. You can add your GF selections to the cart, along with any orders from the regular menu for the rest of your party. Then check out and pay on the app, and pick it up when you are ready to eat!

That being said you can still do walk up. When you order at the counter of any quick service dining spot, let the cast member know you have a gluten allergy. Most locations have an allergy menu or a cast member will let you know what is available. Any place that serves sandwiches carries gluten-free buns. I love that I can enjoy the same sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs as everyone else. If you’re going to a buffet, then let the cast members know of your dietary needs. They’re trained to walk you through and inform you which items are okay to eat.

DISNEYLAND QUICK SERVICE DINING

Alien Pizza Planet – Tomorrowland

  1. Cheese Pizza (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Pepperoni Pizza (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Satellite Salad (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Alien Macaron

Bengal Barbecue – Adventureland

  1. Safari Skewer
  2. Outback Vegetable Skewer
  3. Additionally, some more skewers can be made gluten free if you ask.
  4. Hummus Trio
  5. Pineapple Spear
  6. Dill Pickle
  7. Spicy Dill Pickle
  8. Jungle Julep

Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – Star Wars, Galaxy’s Edge

  1. Gluten Allergy Friendly Endorian Roasted Chicken Salad
  2. Moof Juice

Galactic Grill – Tomorrowland

  1. Loaded Breakfast Sandwich (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Fresh Fruit Cup (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Cheeseburger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Chopped Salad (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Disney Check Meal Power Pack ((Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  6. Side of French Fries (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  7. Outshine Strawberry Fruit Bar

Hungry Bear Restaurant – Critter Country

  1. Classic Cheeseburger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. BBQ Chicken Salad (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Impossible Cheeseburger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. French Fries (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Disney Check Meal Power Pack (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  6. Outshine Strawberry Fruit Bar

Jolly Holiday Bakery and Cafe – Main Street, U.S.A.

  1. Bacon Egg and Cheese Croissant on a GF Bun (Breakfast – can’t be mobile ordered)
  2. Blueberry Muffin (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Holiday Combo (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Oven Roasted Turkey Sandwich (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Side of Tomato Soup (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  6. Toasted Cheese Sandwich (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  7. Holiday Salad (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  8. Chocolate Chip Cookie (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  9. Brownie (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  10. Raspberry Rose Macaron
  11. Matterhorn Macaroon

Rancho del Zocalo – Frontierland

Several Gluten Free Mexican dish options available if you ask, like tacos and enchiladas

Red Rose Taverne – Fantasyland

  1. American Breakfast (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Cheese Pizza (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Chef’s Chicken Chopped Salad (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Disney Check Meal Power Pack (Gluten Allergy Friendly)

Refreshment Corner – Main Street, U.S.A.

  1. Hot Dog served on bun with choice of side (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Hearty Chili Cheese Dog Basket on a bun (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Hearty Chili topped with shredded cheese and on a bun (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Blueberry muffin (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Brownie (Gluten Allergy Friendly)

DISNEY CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE QUICK SERVICE DINING

Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta – Paradise Gardens Park

GF pizza, pasta, and salad options. Speak with a chef to put in a special order.

Cocina Cucamonga – Pacific Wharf

  1. Quesa Birria Street Tacos (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Carne Asada Street Tacos (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Pollo Asado Street Tacos (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Al Pastor Street Tacos (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Tacos Dorados de Papa Street Tacos (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  6. Lime-Cilantro Rice (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  7. Frijoles Charros (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  8. Horchata Agua Fresca (Gluten Allergy Friendly)

Flo’s V8 Cafe – Cars Land

  1. Ka-Cheeseburger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Ramone’s Low and Slow Club (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Impossible™ Burger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Side of Steak Fries (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Disney Check Meal Micro Burger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  6. Flo’s Classic Shake

Lucky Fortune Cookery – Pacific Wharf

  1. Teriyaki Chicken with rice and veggies (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Spicy Szechuan Chicken with rice and veggies (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Disney Check Meal – Chicken and Rice (Gluten Allergy Friendly)

Pym’s Test Kitchen – Avengers Campus

  1. Calculated Breakfast (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Pym-ini Sandwich (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Caesar Salad and Colossal Crouton with Parmesan crisps (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. PB3 Superb Sandwich (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Disney Check Meal PB&J Flavor Lab (Gluten Allergy Friendly)

Smoke Jumpers Grill – Grizzly Peak

  1. Bacon Cheeseburger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  2. Impossible™ Burger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  3. Side of Waffle Fries (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  4. Disney Check Meal Basecamp Burger (Gluten Allergy Friendly)
  5. Chocolate or Vanilla Shake

Gluten Free Snacks Around the Park

Snacking Gluten Free at Disneyland doesn’t take any guess work, thanks to the lists of GF items avalable.

Disney California Adventure Snacks

  • Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats – All whips are gluten free in a cup
  • Bakeries around the Parks – Speak to a cast member at the bakery about which items are safe. Being a bakery, there is a risk of cross contamination of the items in the display. But some of the sealed packaged candies and snacks are safe.
  • Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream (Buena Vista Street) – Lots of gluten free ice cream options.
  • Corn on the Cob and Mexican Street Corn Vendors – Corn options are gluten free.
  • Ghiradelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop – Lots of GF ice cream sundae options.
  • Jack Jack Cookie Num Nums – Gluten free friendly Incredicookie.
  • Popcorn Carts – All popcorn on the carts are gluten free.
  • Turkey Leg Vendors – Turkey legs are gluten free.
  • Other Items at Small Vendors – Chocolate Mickey Ice Cream Bars, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Covered Bananas, Pickles, and Pineapple Spears.

Disneyland Snacks

  • Bakeries around the Parks – Speak to a cast member at the bakery about which items are safe. Being a bakery, there is a risk of cross contamination of the items in the display. But some of the sealed packaged candies and snacks are safe.
  • Corn on the Cob and Mexican Street Corn Vendors – Corn options are gluten free.
  • Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Main Street)- Lots of gluten free ice cream options.
  • Kat Saka’s Kettle (Galaxy’s Edge)- All popcorn is gluten free.
  • Milk Stand (Galaxy’s Edge)- Blue Milk and Green Milk are both gluten free.
  • Mint Julep Bar (New Orleans Square) – Mint Juleps are gluten free.
  • Popcorn Carts – All Popcorn on the carts are gluten free.
  • The Tropical Hideaway and Tiki Juice Bar (Adventure Land) – All Dole Whip flavors are gluten free.
  • Turkey Leg Vendors – Turkey Legs are gluten free.
  • Other Items at Small Vendors – Chocolate Mickey Ice Cream Bars, Cotton Candy, Chocolate Covered Bananas, Pickles, and Pineapple Spears.

Bring In Your Own

Gluten free guests are allowed to bring food into Disneyland and California Adventure. Just inform security at bag check that someone in your group has a food allergy.

More Disney Dining Ideas

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Printable and Downloadable Gluten Free Disneyland Food Lists

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Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

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  1. 5 stars
    This list is awesome!! Thank you for making it!! I know so many need to eat gluten-free & knowing what you can eat & being prepared before going makes it easy & so helpful!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing list! I will definitely be using this when we go to Disneyland again! It’s really easy to understand and there are so many more options than I realized! Love the printable too!

  3. 5 stars
    Couldn’t agree more with this. My dad and I both had to go gluten-free for health reasons. Disneyland is one of our favorite places to go because they take such precautions to avoid cross-contamination and keep us safe. The allergy friendly menus that they introduced at the quick service locations have made ordering so much easier. And on the receipt, it will say “gluten” on every item ordered to alert the next cast member that there is an allergy. (I would guess they do the same with nuts, dairy, etc.) I emailed special.diets@disneyland.com before my last trip, and they sent me a current list of all of the quick service locations that could accommodate food allergies. They were extremely helpful with all of my questions.

    1. Thank you so much for sharing this! Disneyland is SO accommodating.. that’s one of the MANY MANY reasons we love it so much!

  4. 5 stars
    Disney World is also very accommodating. Chiefs will talk with you about what is on buffets. They go out of their way. Cashiers have menu of gf choices.