Pregnant Vegan at Disney World

by Kortney Campbell on August 15, 2012

I may have mentioned in my engagement post that I’m hopelessly obsessed with Disney World – Magic Kingdom to be exact. If you’ve ever seen a 5 year old react to going to Disney (or anywhere fun for that matter), then you have seen my reaction. It is truly the happiest place on Earth. Orlando is also home to some of my favorite vegan restaurants as well, so I’m going to tell you all about our recent trip to this magical land.

My baby shower is this coming Saturday and my birthday is Monday, so John decided we should celebrate a week early. It started out as a quick trip to Orlando and ended up as a weekend adventure.

I’ve always wanted to see mewithoutyou perform since I first heard their music and we missed the St Pete show last week, so we decided we’d head up to Orlando to see them play at the Social. We were going to grab a vegan hotdog (yes, downtown Orlando has a vegan hotdog cart too!) then head back home, but John decided we should stay for the rest of the weekend and use the Disney tickets we’ve had since our wedding to use on our honeymoon. I didn’t fight it. Oh yeah, mewithoutyou played my favorite song (I took the video above) AND our awesome friends Josh and Mackenzie came to hang out with us!

After the show and that vegan hotdog, we headed back to our hotel in Downtown Disney…have I mentioned that this is home to the newest Babycakes location? Winning.

If you’re ever in Orlando, or anywhere near a Babycakes, you HAVE to try their donuts. I’ve had their cupcakes and the cookie sandwiches are heavenly, but these donuts I will dream about until I return. Just a heads up: If you’re driving to Downtown Disney, park in lot 2 and enter to your right (there’s a chicken place in the same building, which is funny, but whatever!). It was raining when we went and we had to search for it, so I would have appreciated a heads up!

Ethos Vegan Kitchen is hands down one of my favorite vegan restaurants on the planet. I only took a picture of my brunch burrito (which was filled with “sausage”, tofu scramble and potatoes then smothered in gravy), but we went back for dinner as well and I had the best “sheeps” pie EVER. If you haven’t been in a while, just a heads up: they moved to Winter Park. It’s a little bit further than the original location, but it’s much bigger and they’ve added SO many awesome new items to the menu!

Get ready for this- the Magic Kingdom Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street has Tofutti AND Rice Dream! You have no idea how happy this makes me. It’s amazing. We didn’t really plan on eating an actual meal inside the park, however they have veggie sandwiches and burgers at most of the quick restaurants and nearly all of the fancier sit-down restaurants have vegan options as well. If you’re planning a long trip, I would highly suggest filling out the dietary needs form in advance and making reservations at one of the restaurants. It really is an amazing experience and the chef creates a dish especially for you!

Well that’s pretty much all I have for Orlando vegan food. I’m 31 weeks pregnant, clearly love to eat and the city didn’t let me down. The upside- there’s a ton of it. The downside- most of the all vegan restaurants are closer to downtown Orlando as opposed to the Disney Parks, so you may have to drive a little while to get to the good stuff.

What are some of your favorite vegan spots in Orlando?

About Kortney Campbell

I'm Kortney; a wife, natural mama and vegan in love with life, food and all things vintage! I've been vegan since December 2007, but have loved to cook & create pretty things since before I can remember. I started Vegan Housewives because I don't think you have to give up the joys of food when going vegan! I have a fondness for re-creating non-vegan recipes (especially my grandma's), making a healthier & animal friendly version so be sure to send me your favorite concoctions by clicking our "share a recipe" button - I would LOVE to veg-i-fy them!

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    Stacy August 15, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Wow, these places look great! I’m originally from Tampa and always thought there were such limited options in Central FL. I’m in NYC now with a bajillion options, but now I’m going to have to try Ethos the next time I go home. And how exciting about Tofutti in the Magic Kingdom! I can’t believe it. Anyway, love your site, and love hearing about a happy, healthy vegan pregnancy!


    Dee August 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I love your blogs! I have missed them. and I would love it we could take a trip to Disney with you and John and the baby as I to love love Disney and think it is a Magical Place and just wait till the little boy is old enough to take and feel the magic. I so want to take Brayden there.


    Dee August 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    By the way…. Great pictures and you look beautiful.


    Jewel August 19, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    We just spent 10 days in Orlando and went to Ethos two days before they moved! OMG it was incredible!

    Also, right between Babycakes and the Chicken restaurant area (did you know this building used to house a huge McDonalds! Hehe) is a fantastic salad station as well. They also have vegan falafel wraps but you have to ask for the dairy-free wrap.

    We also ate at T-Rex. I told the server we were vegan and the chef came out and talked to us and ended up fixing an out of this world grilled veggie sandwich stuffed to the brim with veggie yumminess. We have done that twice now, they are very accommodating.

    Congratulations to you!!


    Parker September 1, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Hi there,
    I live in orlando. Love both those spots, just for later you should try dandelion cafe, thuygen vien (owned by monks all vegan! cash only and really cheap everything 5$). Also we have a nice raw restaurant called cafe 118



    VeganHousewives September 1, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Dandelion is one of my favorites!! I’ll have to try the other two as well! Thanks so much for the new spots!!


    Amanda November 28, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    I second dandelion communiTEA cafe near downtown Orlando. Also PomPom sandwich and tea shop is close to there.


    Laura Rose April 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I’m going to Disney World this summer and reading this has made me EVEN more excited!!


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