Bengal BBQ, the small quick service stand in Adventureland at Disneyland Resort just got a major makeover. Bengal BBQ has long been a go-to for people who want to eat healthy, having a menu featuring chicken and veggie skewers. They didn’t have much else on the menu besides that, and there was practically no seating. Now, Bengal BBQ has been remodeled and now has taken over two previous store areas for two huge indoor eating areas! It’s now one of the most spacious quick service restaurant eating areas, in my opinion.
Aside from the seating makeover, they have added some new menu items, so you can add a bit more to your meal! The new menu items include:
- Hummus trio
- Spring roll
- Jungle Julep
Myself and my friend @LifeofShel gave some of these a try! You can check out our live tasting video, and below that the run down of what to be on the lookout for if you’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy-free:
The hummus trio has cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes. It is topped with 3 hummus flavors: Roasted red pepper, one which we believe is cucumber/cilantro, and the other spicy black bean. My favorite was definitely the spicy black bean! This item is vegetarian, but is not vegan, gluten-free, or dairy-free. Although the hummus was delicious, I was a bit disappointed that it wasn’t gluten-free or dairy-free! It seems it could have easily been made to meet those accommodations. But am happy there’s another vegetarian option, at least.
The spring roll ordered regularly has ahi tuna, but you can order vegetarian without the tuna. However, since it is in a rice wrap it is not gluten-free. It seems your best bet for gluten-free is to stick to the skewers! Inside, besides the tuna, are carrots, cucumber, jicama, and lettuce. It’s served with a spicy soy sauce. This tasted fine, but didn’t wow me. My favorite is still the hummus!
Jungle Julep & Parfait
Jungle Julep at Bengal Barbecue. Soooooo gooooooooooooood. #junglejulep #bengalbarbecue #disneydining #adventureland #disneyland #dca #disneycaliforniaadventure #californiaadventure #disney #disneyside #disneyparks #disneylandresort #dlr #justgothappier #happiestplaceonearth #gethappier #anaheim #foodporn
The parfait isn’t gluten-free or dairy-free, and is definitely more of a sweet treat. The Jungle Julep is beautiful, made out of a combination of fruit juices and grenadine. Since the grenadine adds a lot of sweetness and the corn syrup makes it not gluten-free, I requested for it to be made without, but unfortunately is pre-made. If you don’t have allergies and just want to try it, it seems like a dessert treat closer to the healthier side, if you want to satisfy your sweet tooth a bit.
Original Bengal BBQ Skewers
And of course, if you’re wanting to eat vegan, a great go-to is the OG vegetable skewer! Since it has baby red potatoes, it helps make it a hearty snack. If you’re ordering a chicken or beef skewer, ask for no Polynesian sauce to make it dairy-free and gluten-free.
If you have severe allergies to gluten or dairy, I would recommend not heading to Bengal BBQ. The healthy options are great, but they aren’t an allergy friendly Disneyland restaurant (many are though), since they do have cross-contamination with gluten/dairy, and don’t have gluten-free or dairy-free alternatives to offer.
To summarize, if you’re vegetarian, my top picks are ordering the veggie skewer and hummus trio combination. My friend Michelle (@LifeofShel) said her top picks are the hummus trio and chicken skewer minus the Polynesian sauce. Which item is your favorite, or do you want to try the most?
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