Vegan-Friendly Options at the Happiest Place on Earth

Whether you're vegan or your princess- and pirate-loving kiddos are, heading to Disneyland, the "happiest place on earth," won't feel very happy if your family is starving. While you're probably accustomed to packing tons of vegan-friendly snacks when traveling, there are only so many handfuls of trail mix you can eat! When you're craving some real food, check out the options below.

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At Disneyland Park

Plaza Inn on Main Street, USA: Vegan Mini Mickey Waffles; Golden Hash Browns

Carnation Cafe on Main Street, USA: Chef's Vegan Burger; House Salad

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, USA: All of its recipes can be made using Rice Dream or Tofutti

Jolly Holiday Bakery & Cafe on Main Street, USA: Grilled Vegetable & Whole Grain Salad; Jolly Holiday Salad (no cheese); espresso drinks (this is the only place in Disneyland Park that offers soy milk)

Royal Street Veranda in New Orleans Square: Vegetarian (and vegan) gumbo served in a sourdough bread boule

French Market in New Orleans Square: "N'awlins" Salad (hold the caramelized pecans); Vegetable Jambalaya

Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square: Portobello Mushroom and Couscous Macque Choux

Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square: N'awlins Vegetable Ragout (hold the cheese); Crescent City Salad (hold the meat, caramelized pecans, and cheese)

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante in Frontierland: All vegetarian items can be made vegan except enchiladas

River Belle Terrace in Frontierland: Becky Thatcher's Black Bean Cakes; Aunt Polly's Harvest Medley (no cheese)

Cosmic Ray's Starlight Café in Tomorrowland: Vegetable Sandwich; Vegetable Burger (ask to have fries cooked in the fryer for french fries only; there is a second fryer that cooks french fries with chicken tenders)

Redd Rockett's Pizza Port in Tomorrowland: Spaghetti with "Mars-inara" sauce (hold the cheese); Terra Nova Tomato Basil Pasta (hold the cheese); Venus Vegetarian Pizza (hold the cheese)

Bengal Barbecue in Adventureland: Outback Vegetable Skewer (note it is cooked on the same grill as meat; ask them to cook yours on foil); Mickey Mouse Pretzel

Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland: Dole Whip Sorbet (recipe was reformulated in 2013 and now contains no dairy); Dole Whip Float

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At Disney California Adventure Park

Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta on Paradise Pier: Boardwalk Field Greens (hold the caramelized pecans and blue cheese)

Paradise Garden Grill on Paradise Pier: Mediterranean Skewers With Vegetables and Tofu With Moroccan Chili or Chimichurri Sauce

Carthay Circle Restaurant on Buena Vista Street: Carthay Autumn Salad; Warm Roasted Beet Salad

Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe on Buena Vista Street: This is essentially a Starbucks, and any drinks can be made using soy milk

Lucky Fortune Cookie on the Pacific Wharf: Asian Rice Bowl With Tofu With Mandarin Orange, Spicy Korean, or Teriyaki Sauce (available with white or brown rice)

Downtown Disney District

La Brea Bakery Cafe: Steel-Cut Irish Oatmeal (made with almond milk)

Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria: Arugula Salad (hold the parmesan); Steamed Green Beans; Sautéed Spinach; Sautéed Broccoli; Roasted Potatoes

Rainforest Cafe: Calypso Salad (hold the goat cheese and caramelized pecans); Portabella Wrap

Tortilla Jo's: Tableside Guacamole; House Salad; Veggie Burrito; Garden Enchiladas (hold the cheese)

— Additional reporting by Michele Foley