Easy Guide to Eat Gluten-free at Disneyland Resort

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It’s not hard to eat gluten-free at Disneyland Resort. Wether a personal choice or a dietary need for those with Celiac disease, Disneyland Resort has a wide variety of gluten-free options for your vacation.

Gluten free food at Disneyland
Gluten free food at Disneyland

This easy guide features a handful of quick service options at Disneyland Resort, and most can be ordered on the Disneyland mobile app for even less waiting. It’s a work in progress, so I will definitely add to this along the way.

Eat Gluten-free at Disneyland Resort

Mickey Waffles
Gluten-free waffles are available on request

If you’re looking to eat gluten-free at Disneyland Resort, you don’t have to take my word for it. You can read Disneyland’s official word on all things gluten-free here, but the short answer is:

  • All of the Disneyland Resort restaurant teams are trained to handle dietary requests.
  • Yes, you can absolutely dine at Disneyland Resort while maintaining a gluten free diet.
  • When making dining reservations, there is a place to note any dietary concerns.
  • Speak to the Cast Member greeting you at any dining establishment about your gluten-free diet.
  • At sit-down restaurants, the chef will come out and personally discuss your options.

Disneyland Resort Food & Beverage team is committed to offering a wide range of options to accommodate Guests with food allergies or intolerances. When booking your dining reservations, please be sure to advise the Cast Member of your special dietary restrictions. If you book online, please make sure you include your dietary restrictions on each reservation. If you have already booked your reservations and you are not sure if you included the restrictions, please contact Disney Dine Line at (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. Guests are also welcome to speak to a Chef or a Manager on duty when arriving at the dining location.” -Disneyland Special Diets Team

A word of caution from Disneyland Special Diets Team, “Due to the large volume of meals we serve, vendors and
suppliers occasionally swap out product. Therefore menu items and preparation is often updated.” Just because you had a gluten free item in the past does not mean it will be gluten-free on your next visit. It’s always advised to consult the first Cast Member you meet upon dining arrival to discuss your concerns.

Gluten-free Food at Disneyland Park

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Gluten-free dining at Disneyland

This is not a comprehensive list, but serves as a guideline when planning a menu for gluten-free dining at Disneyland Park. I will add to this list as I do more research into gluten free options at Disneyland Resort. If you have a menu item I should add or photos to feature, please leave those in the comments.

Cafe Orleans in New Orleans Square

  • Gluten-free house salad
  • Gluten-free shrimp and grits
  • Gluten-free Bourbon Street chicken
  • Gluten-free steak and potatoes
  • Gluten-free salads
  • Gluten-free kids’ chef beef specialty
  • Gluten-free kids’ fish
  • Gluten-free kids’ chicken

Carnation Cafe on Main Street, U.S.A.

  • Walt’s chili
  • House salad
  • Romaine salad with shrimp
  • Spinach salad with grilled chicken
  • Roasted turkey sandwich on gluten-free bun
  • Bacon cheese melt on gluten-free bun
  • Gluten-free cheeseburger
  • Fresh catch of the day
  • Vanilla and chocolate ice cream
  • Gluten-free kids’ hamburger
  • Gluten-free kids’ pb&j

Galactic Grill in Tomorrowland 

  • Gluten-free cheeseburger
  • Gluten-free specialty burger
  • Gluten-free kids’ hamburger
  • Gluten-free French fries
  • Gluten-free Chopped salad
  • Gluten-free strawberry fruit bar
  • Gluten-free Disney Check Meal Power Pack (snack pack with smoothie, fruits and veggies)

Hungry Bear Restaurant in Critter Country

  • Gluten-free cheeseburger
  • Gluten-free picnic salad
  • Gluten-free kids’ hamburger
  • Gluten-free strawberry fruit bar
  • Gluten-free Disney Check Meal Power Pack (snack pack with smoothie, fruits and veggies)

River Belle Terrace in Frontierland

  • Gluten-free cheeseburger
  • Gluten-free picnic salad
  • Gluten-free kids’ hamburger
  • Gluten-free strawberry fruit bar

*Always speak to a Cast Member about your dietary concern upon arrival as menu items may change. 

Gluten-free at California Adventure Park

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Just like at Disneyland Park, you can find a variety of dining options at California Adventure. Be sure you always speak with a Cast Member to check that items listed here are indeed still gluten-free.

Cocina Cucamonga Mexican Grill at Pacific Wharf

  • Gluten-free street tacos plate
  • Gluten-free cocina bowl
  • Gluten-free achiote-marinated half chicken plate
  • Gluten-free ensalada con pollo
  • Gluten-free ensalada de frutas
  • Gluten-free taco
  • Gluten-free protein bowl

Lamplight Lounge on Pixar Pier

  • Gluten-free carne asada roll
  • Gluten-free grilled chicken salad
  • Gluten-free lobster nachos
  • Gluten-free potato skins
  • Gluten-free spinach salad
  • Gluten-free ratatouille
  • Gluten-free bun, burger
  • Gluten-free kids bun with burger slider

Award Wieners in Hollywood Land

  • Gluten-free bun 

*Always speak to a Cast Member about your dietary concern upon arrival as menu items may change. 

Gluten-free Candy & Kiosks at Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort’s official statement on candy and kiosks sates that it is possible to find products that list out ingredients on the label, it’s important to know “these locations have a high chance of cross contamination. Additionally, merchandise locations do not typically have Cast Members who are trained in the special dietary process.”

They further explain regarding vending carts and kiosks, “Our outdoor food carts and stands, the food items are prepared in very small kitchens and there is a high chance for cross-contamination of the food products at the kiosks.  For that reason, special dietary offerings and requests are not available. Ingredient lists and food labels are available when you arrive at the locations and upon request.”

Gluten-free Festival and Special Menus

Food & Wine Dessert Black Forest Parfait
Courtesy Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort knows how to throw a party! Many times throughout the year, Disney hosts various events featuring some amazing food items. Click the links below to view gluten-free menus for Disneyland festivals and specialty menus:

Gluten-free Beyond Disneyland

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My guess is your Disneyland vacation includes moments when you’re not inside the parks. I’ve gathered a few places nearby and ones you might run into during your trip to help you eat gluten free on the go.

In-n-Out has burgers “protein style” and is served without the bun. Fries are cooked in their own oil and are fresh cut, avoiding cross contamination.

The Pizza Press gluten-free pizza dough available for an extra $2 on any pizza (trace gluten may be present). Read more details about The Pizza Press here.

Sprinkles cupcakes has gluten-free treats every day at Downtown Disney!

Splitsville Luxury Lanes located at Downtown Disney offers more than a dozen gluten-free food options, and you’ll want to dig into them all, including the spicy tuna roll pictured above.

Gluten-free at Disneyland Resort Menus

We are always adding to the menu gallery here soon, feel free to email us your photos too!

Carnation Cafe Disneyland gluten-free menu
Carnation Cafe Disneyland gluten-free menu
 Carnation Cafe Disneyland gluten-free kids' menu
Carnation Cafe Disneyland gluten-free kids’ menu
California Adventure gluten free menu
California Adventure Lamplight Lounge gluten free menu
Disneyland allergy menu
Disneyland allergy menu River Belle Terrace
Disneyland kid gluten free menu
Disneyland kid gluten free menu Cafe Orleans
Disneyland gluten free menu
Disneyland gluten free menu Cafe Orleans

Let us know what you’ve tried and how it tasted! How can we help you plan your gluten-free dining experience at Disneyland Resort? Our Disneyland gluten-free discussion continues on Facebook.

4 thoughts on “Easy Guide to Eat Gluten-free at Disneyland Resort

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for this! We are leaving next week and I have been so stressed about this! 4 of us in our party are gluten free. This is so incredibly helpful.

  • andrea

    i really want to thank you for your great information regarding gluten free menu items at disneyland and california adventure. the photos of the actual menu is fantastic! i was on the disneyland website yesterday and did notice that some of the view menu sections have allergy free menus posted. not all but a few. any information is sooooo helpful. especially the newer restaurants like lamplight lounge. thank you again.

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