Vegan & Gluten-free at Disneyland’s Carnation Cafe
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Our last evening at Disneyland I was looking for a place to eat that would satisfy a lot of different appetites. We decided on Carnation Cafe, located on Main St, USA, because there was a known vegan option! I had also heard good things about this burger because it is handmade and not a frozen patty. We didn’t have a reservation, so we put our name on the list and waited. It took about an hour to be called, but, luckily, the parade was happening and we had a good view 🙂
We were finally seated and got a table on the patio. It was a nice night, so it was nice dining outside. We waited a little while for our server to come (the place was so busy!) but we finally ordered. Obviously, most things at Disneyland are busy, so visitors have to be patient for most things. This restaurant was particularly busy though, they probably could’ve benefitted from something like a POS system (visit https://revelsystems.com/features/ to learn more about some of the benefits of POS systems). Those systems would’ve allowed waiters to take orders much quicker and would’ve eased some of the pressure by allowing customers to order online. That would take some responsibility off the waiters, whilst also ensuring that customers don’t become too impatient. Perhaps Disneyland should consider incorporating that sort of thing into their restaurants and cafes.
I was able to get the Vegan burger on a gluten-free bun, along with some french fries. It reminded me of the burger at Landscape of Flavor at the Art of Animation. It was pretty good and definitely satisfied my hunger. The rest of my family was also happy with their food choices, especially the baked potato soup.
Carnation Cafe was a good choice for dinner. I would eat there again, but would probably make an advanced dining reservation!
Walt’s Chili – Hearty Chili topped with Cheese, Sour Cream, and fresh Tomato. $6.99
Baked Potato Soup – with Bacon, Cheddar, Monterey Jack, Sour Cream, and Chives. $6.49
Fried Pickles with Dipping Sauce – Dill Pickle Spears dipped in Parmesan and Panko, Fried Golden Brown and served with a House Sauce. $5.99
House Salad – Our Special Lettuce Blend, Cucumbers, and Red and Yellow Tomatoes with your choice of Dressing. $5.99
Warm Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken – Grilled Chicken, Spinach, Boiled Eggs, Sauteed Shitake Mushrooms, and Pickled Onions tossed with Warm Pancetta-Mustard Seed Vinaigrette. $14.99
Romaine Salad with Shrimp – Succulent Shrimp, Romaine, Avocado, Red and Yellow Tomatoes, Hickory-smoked Bacon, and Blue Cheese with Creamy Ranch. $15.99
Burgers and Sandwiches are served with your choice of fresh Fruit or Seasoned French Fries
Penne Pasta with Shrimp – Pasta and Sauteed Shrimp with Broccoli and Mushrooms in a creamy Garlic Sauce. $17.99
Main Street Cheeseburger – Angus Chuck Patty, Tillamook Cheddar, Tomato, Red Onion, Lettuce, and House Sauce on Toasted Brioche. $12.99
Sourdough Bacon Cheese Melt – Angus Chuck Patty, Pepper Jack Cheese, Grilled Onions, Hickory-Smoked Bacon, and Spicy House Sauce on Grilled Sourdough. $14.99
Roasted Turkey Sandwich – Fresh Sliced Turkey, Tomatoes, Monterey Jack, Lettuce, and Mustard Aioli on a Pretzel Roll. $11.99
Chef’s Vegan Burger – House-Made Bean and Vegetable Patty, Tomato, Lettuce, Pickled Red Onions, and Vegan Chipotle-Mayonnaise on a Multigrain Roll. $11.99
Fresh Catch of the Day – Sustainable Fish served with Chef’s Choice of Sides. $14.99
Homemade Meatloaf – Our special blend of Beef and Pork served with Ketchup Glaze, Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy, and Seasonal Vegetables. $12.49
Chicken-Fried Chicken – Buttermilk Fried Chicken Breast served with Mashed Potatoes, Milk Gravy, and Seasonal Vegetables. $16.49
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