Trying to maintain a gluten-free diet on vacation can be intimidating, but Disneyland does a great job of accommodating food allergies. The best way to stay up-to-date on all food options in the park is to obtain the special gluten-free menu from City Hall on Main Street when you enter the park. It turns out that there are several options for eating gluten-free, and all of them are foods that kids are sure to enjoy. From pizza to pasta, and burgers to waffles, here are the best bets for gluten-free eating in the Disneyland park.
Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port
Redd Rockett's Pizza Port has done a great job catering to gluten-free diets, with two special selections: gluten-free pasta with a choice of sauces, and pizza served on a gluten-free crust.
The Village Haus
The Pinocchio-themed Village Haus in Fantasyland is a popular lunch spot for families. There, you can choose from a hamburger, cheeseburger, or pastrami burger on a gluten-free bun, along with french fries. Make sure to request the special bun, and ask for fries to be cooked in the "fries only" fryer.
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante in Frontierland serves up Mexican foot, which is usually a good option for the gluten-intolerant. You can ask for tacos and enchiladas to be served with a corn tortilla instead of flour. They also have grilled chicken and carne asada that can be served with rice.
The Plaza Inn
The Plaza Inn serves gluten-free pancakes upon request during breakfast hours a fun treat for kids on a gluten-free diet.
Tomorrowland Terrace has a number of options for gluten-free eating. For breakfast, they offer scrambled eggs and bacon served with potatoes. For lunch and dinner, you can request a hamburger. cheeseburger, or grilled chicken breast sandwich with a gluten-free bun and side of fresh fruit.
The Hungry Bear Restaurant
The Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter's Corner is a fun stop for lunch. Those with gluten allergies can choose from a hamburger with a gluten-free bun, a watermelon chicken salad, or sweet-potato fries. Make sure to request the special bun, and ask for fries to be cooked in the "fries only" fryer.
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