Allergy Friendly + GF Foodie Guide to Hispanic and Latin American Heritage at Disney World

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It’s that time of year again! Hispanic Heritage month runs from September 15 through October 15th and Disney World has lots of food offerings to celebrate.

Many of these options will be available the entire month, some will only be available at select locations or dates, and others are available year round and highlighted for the Month.

Let’s look at some below that are going to be allergy friendly or gluten free, and this list will be updated as we learn more about the offerings.

***As Always, this is my personal experience. You should check with Restaurant Staff to see if these items are available for You and Your food needs.

In the Theme Parks, Allergy Eats for Hispanic and Latin American Heritage at Disney World

EPCOT

Connections Eatery (Availability ongoing)

  • Southwestern Burger: Gourmet beef blend, roasted corn-chipotle salsa, Oaxaca cheese crema, chamoy, and guacamole spread on a toasted bun

This can be modified with a Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Bun (top 8 free) and the toppings can be added or removed (like removing the cheese to make it dairy friendly, or the salsa because it’s spicy).

Choza de Margarita (Available Sept. 15 through Oct.15)

  • Cochinita Pibil: Citrus-marinated pulled pork served on corn tortillas with pickled red onions and a mango habanero relish served with a side of corn esquites

I don’t recommend this location because the kitchen is so small, and the Manager here has said that cross contact prevention is very hard.

La Hacienda de San Angel (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Tamale: Cochinita pibil in corn masa topped with pipián sauce, queso cotija, and crema Mexicana
  • Rosa María Margarita with Centinela Blanco Tequila, violet cordial, black currant, orange liqueur, and lime juice

This is a full service kitchen, and you can speak with the Chef to ask about modifications. It is likely already Gluten Free.

Mission: SPACE Pretzel Cart (Availability ongoing)

  • Slushy: Strawberry, mango, or strawberry-mango swirl (non-alcoholic)

This slushy is Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly (does not contain any of the top 8). It does contain corn and artificial dyes.

Brazil at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Presented by CORKCICLE (Available through Nov. 19)

  • Feijoada: Black beans with crispy pork belly, Brazil nut pesto, and Ben’s Original Long Grain White Rice
  • Pao de Queijo: Brazilian cheese bread

Both of the food options at the Brazil Festival Booth are gluten friendly, and the nut pesto can be left off the Feijoada. Learn more about ordering at the Festivals with allergies here.

The Fry Basket at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Presented by CORKCICLE (Available through Nov. 19)

  • Adobo Yuca Fries with garlic cilantro aïoli

These Adobo Yuca fries are made in their own dedicated fryer and are labeled Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Egg Free. They do contain Soy. There are nuts present in this booth- but they are not used on this dish.

Mexico at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival Presented by CORKCICLE

(Available through Nov. 19)

  • Taco al Pastor: Seared pork belly pastor on a corn tortilla with chipotle black beans, pineapple, pickled onions, and chives
  • Tostada de Barbacoa: Barbacoa beef on a fried corn tortilla with chipotle black beans, salsa verde, Mexican crema, queso fresco, and chives

Both the Taco al Pastor and the Tostado are gluten friendly. These are at the festival booth, so some items can be modified (like some toppings) but much of it cannot be changed.

Hollywood Studios

Backlot Express

  • Cuban Sandwich: Classically-pressed roasted pulled pork, sliced ham, Swiss, pickles, and mustard served with plantain chips (Availability ongoing)

This sandwich *cannot* be modified as it is premade. It contains Gluten, Dairy, Egg, Soy and cross contact (shared kitchen) with nuts.

Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park

Quick Serve Locations, Flame Tree Barbecue,Pizzafari,Restaurantosaurus (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Tres Leches Cupcake: Plant-based version of the traditional Colombian tres leches cake with vanilla cake soaked in almond, coconut, and oat milk, plant-based cinnamon, swirls of whipped icing, passion fruit boba, and a white chocolate piece featuring Antonio, Chispi, and Pico from Disney’s “Encanto” (New) (Plant-based)NOT PLANT BASED.

This is likely Dairy and Egg free, but I am curious about the chocolate piece on top! This would have gluten, soy, nuts, and likely sesame cross contact.

Contains Dairy and Egg and is not plant based, read more about the allergy update and plant based mislabeling on this post.

Caravan Road (Availability ongoing)

  • Piña Colada Shaved Ice (available with and without vodka)

The Pina Colada Shaved Ice is Gluten Free, Top 9 Allergy Friendly, and does not contain dyes .

Kusafiri Bakery (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Impossible Empanada: Flaky Latin dough filled with plant-based picadillo (ground beef) (New)

This is likely plant based since they use the impossible beef, meaning it would be dairy and egg free.

Nomad Lounge (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Birria Tacos: Braised beef, ancho and guajillo chiles, Oaxaca cheese, lime, and cilantro (New) (these can be made gluten free)
  • Churros with vanilla crema and coffee crème anglaise

The Churros are all gluten free here. They do contain Dairy and Egg (which cannot be modified) and can be fried in a dedicated fryer for Soy allergies. There are no nuts in the ingredients or the fryer.

Zuri’s Sweets Shop (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Chamoy Caramel Apple: Granny Smith caramel apple with Chamoy spices and sauce
  • Mickey Churro Caramel Apple: Granny Smith caramel apple with confectioners coating, marshmallows, and cinnamon sugar
  • Mickey Churro Cupcake: Churro-flavored cupcake and buttercream icing with chocolate ears and cinnamon sugar
  • Mickey Churro Mallow: Marshmallow dipped in confectioners coating and cinnamon sugar (no gluten)

These are confectionary items, which I don’t recommend for moderate or severe allergies. If you have a mild or non allergy restriction, these are a fun option!

Magic Kingdom Park

Jungle Navigation Co. LTD Skipper Canteen (Availability ongoing)

  • Panna-Connie’s Congo Lime Delight: Lime ‘panna cotta’ served with mango-lime sorbet and fresh fruit (Plant-based)

This only contains coconut. It is gluten free and free from dairy, egg, soy protein, nuts and sesame.

Popcorn Cart Near Cinderella Castle

  • Mexican Spiced Hot COCO Brownie: Mexican spiced hot chocolate flavored brownie with Miguel chocolate piece (New) (Available during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party only through Oct. 31)

See the Mickeys Not So Scary Food Allergy Guide here.

Big Top Souvenirs (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Chamoy Caramel Apple: Granny Smith caramel apple with Chamoy spices and sauce
  • Mickey Churro Caramel Apple: Granny Smith caramel apple with confectioners coating, marshmallows, and cinnamon sugar
  • Mickey Churro Cupcake: Churro-flavored cupcake and buttercream icing with chocolate ears and cinnamon sugar
  • Mickey Churro Mallow: Marshmallow dipped in confectioners coating and cinnamon sugar

These are confectionary items, which I don’t recommend for moderate or severe allergies. If you have a mild or non allergy restriction, these are a fun option!

Disney Springs

Cilantro Food Truck (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Arepa Encantada: South American gluten free white corn meal cakes, stuffed with mozzarella cheese and Cilantro’s crema dip

Says gluten free arepas!

D-Luxe Burger (Available Sept. 15 through Oct. 15)

  • Tripleta Burger: Deluxe patty, ham, pork belly, fried potato sticks, lettuce, tomato, and ketchup aïoli (New)

This can be modified with the Gluten Free and Allergy Friendly Bun or served on a lettuce wrap!

Erin Mckenna’s Allergy Friendly Bakery– this location gets left off the foodie guides a lot, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they had several treats for the occasion!

The Food Offerings are available from September 15 through October 15th and can be found across the resort. You can see the original Foodie Guide on the Disney Parks Blog here.

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