Enjoy your vacation and the food without sacrificing your health goals.
If you have dietary restrictions or simply have a certain health goals and you’re going to Disneyland, this article is for you. I took on the challenge of finding how to healthy eating at Disneyland. This goes back to our last trip when I dumbly ordered a hot cocoa knowing I’m extremely reactive to straight up dairy. I got SO sick and vowed to myself that my next trip to Disneyland, I would make better choices.
When we entered the parks I was pleasantly surprised to see an increase in healthier options in the park! There was a vegetarian or vegan option on more menus and things were well marked for those with dietary restrictions. This was probably the first Disney trip we’ve taken where I didn’t end the day feeling sick, sluggish, and bloated.
Need some inspiration for places to enjoy healthy eating at Disneyland, check out my recommendations below.
Quinoa Chicken Salad | Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disneyland
If you’re looking for a place that actually serves vegetables and healthy meals, go to Earl of Sandwich in Downtown Disneyland. They have sandwiches, wraps, and salads. We ordered the Quinoa Chicken salad to get a well rounded meal of protein, grains, veggies and even fruit! It taste so fresh and allowed us to feel full without feeling gross.
Blackened Fish Tacos | La Brea Bakery Cafe in Downtown Disneyland
Ordering fish tacos has become a staple when we eat out because its typically a great way to get loads of vegetables and protein and it tastes so good! The tacos also came with a side of black beans and cilantro rice that was to die for. Having beans with a meal is a great way to get in fiber, protein, and keep yourself full for longer. Check out La Brea Bakery Cafe’s menu HERE.
Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread | Docking Bay 7 in Galaxy’s Edge
We found ourself eating a lot at Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge because there was a good variety of healthy options! This was by far our favorite meal at Docking Bay 7, we actually ate it two days in a row. The “meatballs” are made with Impossible meat and taste like the real thing. The hummus and the tomato-cucumber relish were perfectly seasoned and complimented the flavors of the meatballs. This meal was so filling I was able to go hours without even thinking about food, which meant more time for rides. 😉
Thai Crunch Chicken Wrap | Ballast Point Brewing Co. in Downtown Disney
Shredded Chicken Thigh, Asian Slaw, Asian Pear, pickled Carrots, thin Cucumber, Cilantro, Wonton Strips, fresh Avocado, Ginger Vinaigrette, served with Cashew Satay dipping sauce and French Fries (or salad)– Is your mouth watering?
This meal was so delicious! We went here for dinner after a very long day of rushing around the park in the heat. We parked ourselves at their bar and were provided with great service, food and A/C. Ballast Point Brewing Co. was popular so if you want to eat here I recommend trying to get a reservation.
Impossible Quantum Garden Breakfast | PYM Test Kitchen at the Avengers Campus
I’ll be honest, this breakfast was a little lame but it was a healthier breakfast that wasn’t loaded with sugar. It was made with a Plant-based Folded Omelet with Impossible™ Breakfast Sausage, crispy Potato Bites and Focaccia Toast. If you’re a vegan, here’s your meal. We aren’t vegan but often opt for those options because it provides more nutrition. Looking at their menu again, I wish we had eaten at PYM Test Kitchen for lunch or dinner because they look to have more tasty options then.
Snacks at Disneyland
Just because you’re trying to be healthier or abide by your dietary restrictions, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on enjoying treats!
Milk stand at Galaxy’s Edge– Blue milk, Green milk, or Toydaria Swirl all of these don’t have any milk at all. Made with blends of coconut milk and rice milk these beverages are so refreshing on the hot days. You can also order blue milk with a cookie at Olga’s Cantina (the bar right there in the park).
Churro Carts- Scattered around the parks you’ll find churro stands. If you haven’t had a churro its fried dough tossed in cinnamon sugar. It’s not nutritious but its good for the soul and having balance in your diet is a healthy mindset 😉.
Caramel Apples- I consider caramel apples to be one of the better sweet treat options. The majority of the snack is an apple and when you choose the one coated in nuts you’re actually sneaking in some protein and extra nutrition.
Healthy eating at Disneyland is totally doable! The best trick is to review the menu options prior to your trip to avoid impulsively eating foods that may not benefit your goals or dietary needs. Another common trick we do–bring in your own snacks! We brought Perfect Bars in our backpacks to have as breakfast or snack on in a long line. Enjoy your next Disney trip!