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Eating Paleo at Magic Kingdom
Well lots of people have asked me for an eating guide for a Walt Disney World Resort park, and I’m finally doing it! Don’t get me wrong, I love Disneyland AND Disney World both so much – but since I go to Disneyland weekly it’s a bit easier for me to be food journalist. I often focus on vegan options, gluten-free options, are similar dietary restrictions in my food guide. However, there are increasingly more people in the world who don’t have a restriction by necessity, but eat by certain diet guidelines out of choice. Sustainable and healthy diets such as paleo and Whole 30 are becoming more and more common. I personally know many people on a paleo diet, so I wanted to first tackle some paleo eating options at Magic Kingdom, to help you stay healthy while having a great (and delicious) time at Disney World.
Everything below on the list fits Paleo guidelines, and vegetarian options are highlighted in green.
Disclosure: I apologize for the lack of food pics in this post; since most items are very customized I couldn’t find a whole lot of Instagram pics to embed!
Be Our Guest Restaurant – Breakfast
- Scrambled Egg Whites: Egg Whites with tomatoes, chicken apple sausage, fruit, and pastries. Instead of fruit and pastries, ask to substitute for herb roasted potatoes instead!
Be Our Guest Restaurant – Lunch
- French Onion Soup
- Potato Leek Soup
- Entree Salad: There is a quinoa salad on the menu. It is packed with delicious veggies like green beans, golden beets, olives, peppers, and tomatoes. To make paleo, order the quinoa salad but without quinoa or green beans. Instead, sub those two ingredients for an extra amount of two of your other favorite veggies that the salad comes with!
- Tuna Nicoise Salad: This comes with green beans, potatoes, olives, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a poached egg. Just ask for no green beans and its paleo!
Be Our Guest Restaurant – Dinner
- French Onion Soup (ask for no croutons or cheese on top)
- Potato Leek Soup
- Garden Salad
- Seasonal Salad Trio
- Grilled Strip Steak: Ask for sauteed veggies (minus green beans) in place of french fries.
- Roasted Lamb Chops: Comes with potatoes, artichokes, salsa.
- Sauteed Shrimp and Scallops: Comes with mushrooms and seasonal veggies.
- Pan-Seared Chicken Breast: Comes with rice, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Ask for sauteed veggies in place of rice.
- Catch of the Day: Served with veggies
- Ratatouille: Served on quinoa. Ask to have served on a bed of cauliflower instead (they have it in the kitchen!)
Cinderella’s Royal Table – Dinner
- Pan Seared All-Natural Chicken: Served with carrots, mushrooms, and on top of goat cheese polenta. Some consider goat cheese okay while eating paleo, but if you don’t, ask for Potatoes and/or seasonal veggies instead.
- Grilled Beef Salad: You can ask with or without goat cheese, depending on your paleo preference.
- Vegetarian Option: It’s not on the menu, but you can ask for portobello mushroom and/or seared tofu, paired with potatoes and seasonal veggies.
Columbia Harbor House – Lunch & Dinner
- Anchors Aweigh Sandwich: Tuna with lettuce and tomato served on multigrain bread. Ask for it to be served in a bowl instead of on bread, so you have tuna salad instead of sandwich.
- Baked Chicken Breast and Shrimp Platter: Served with couscous and brocolli. Ask instead of couscous for tomatoes or coleslaw.
- Broccoli Peppercorn Salad: Mixed greens with chicken, vegetables, broccoli, sunflower seeds, cheese and dressing. (Eat with no cheese)
- Grilled Salmon: Comes with couscous and brocolii, ask for tomatoes or coleslaw instead of couscous.
Cosmic Ray’s – Lunch and Dinner
- Greek Salad with Chicken (ask for no cheese)
The Crystal Palace – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- This restaurant is more buffet style, so it’s easy to stick to eggs, lean meats, veggies, and healthy fats. Just avoid the legumes, dairy, and bread to stick paleo!
Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen – Lunch & Dinner
- Baladi Salad: lettuce with red peppers, tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, and croutons. Ask for no croutons.
- Ginger’s “Croc” of Hot-and-Sour Soup: ginger, garlic, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, egg, tofu, and mushrooms.
- Sustainable Fish: Served with brocolli, carrots, musjrooms, and bell peppers.
- Steak Salad: steak, lettuce, red bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley.
- Lamb Chops: lamb with mint couscous, curried carrots and sun chokes. Ask instead of couscous for mushrooms or other seasonal veggies.
- Char Siu Pork: Served with jasmine rice and brocolli. Ask for mushrooms or other seasonal veggies instead of rice.
Liberty Tree Tavern – Lunch & Dinner
- Declaration Salad
Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe – Lunch & Dinner
- Fajita Platter with just meat and veggies (ask for extra veggies and extra meat in place of tortillas, rice, and beans)
- Southwest Salad With Chicken or Southwest Salad with Spicy Beef: It’s topped with corn and bean salsa. Ask for regular salsa instead.
The Plaza Restaurant – Lunch & Dinner
- Chicken & Strawberry Salad: Ask for no gorgonzola.
- Vegetable Burger: Order with no bun, and no cheese. You can top with extra grilled mushroom or onion. Order with seasonal vegetables on the side.
- Grilled Chicken: Order grilled chicken with seasonal veggies.
- Tuna Salad Sandwich: Ask for no sandwich, just the tuna salad with seasonal veggies.
Tony’s Town Square – Lunch & Dinner
- Catch of the Day with Seasonal veggies
- Off menu: Order Grilled chicken or shrimp with seasonal veggies.
I hope you find my paleo eating guide for the Magic Kingdom helpful! I know sometimes it can feel awkward asking for items off-menu or customized, but just remember, Walt Disney World have guests from all over the world visit, which means guests with many different ways of eating asking for requests everyday. As long as they have the ingredients in the kitchen, they are more than happy to accomodate for you! If you eat paleo at Disney, I would love to see your delicious meal, be sure to tag @thehealthymouse in your eating paleo at Magic Kingdom pictures!