My favorite favorite thing to do when it comes to Disney World is talk about the allergy friendly options! There’s a surprising amount of options and it helps to know ahead of time which snacks to check on.
To make the most of your Disney World trip, consider making a Food Bucket List. Check out items below, on Social Media, and personal must haves (like if you’ve never had allergy fried chicken, add that to the list!) That way you’ll know what to prioritize because there’s already so much to do and plan for on a Disney World Vacation!
Now, there are over 100 allergy snack options I’d recommend (and you’ll find those in the snack guide), but here’s the top 12 Allergy Friendly Options to get started with. (And if you’re looking for the yummy snacks for those without food restrictions, check out my friend’s post with all the best disney snacks for your vacation!)
***As Always, please speak to a qualified restaurant employee when ordering food. In order to see the most accurate ingredients and risk assessment, you will need to confirm allergy safety in real-time. This is my personal experience, I am not employed or endorsed by companies or brands mentioned.***
Listed Allergens: Wheat/Gluten and Corn Syrup. (pretzel cheese has Milk, Whey, Mustard, Corn, Caramel, Dyes)
Where to find the pretzels: All over Magic Kingdom (consider what else is sold at the kiosk, as you might find that they have cross contact with nuts or other allergens). And at the other parks you’ll find it sold too, it’s just not as common! You do not have to get the pretzel cheese!
Listed Allergens: Coconut and Corn (maltodextrin) No dyes, as they use natural flavoring. Severe soy allergens may react to the mono and diglycerides used.
Where to find Dole Whips:
- Story Book Treats Magic Kingdom
- Sunshine Terrace Magic Kingdom
- Aloha Isle Magic Kingdom
- Pineapple Lanai The Polynesian Resort
- EPCOT during the Festivals
- Tamu Tamu at Animal Kingdom
- Swirls on the Water at Disney Springs
- Typhoon Tilly’s at Typhoon Lagoon
10.Chocolate Covered Bananas
Listed Allergens: Contains Peanuts, Tree nuts and Soy. Shared Facility with wheat, dairy, and coconut. Labeled Gluten and Dairy Free.
Where to find these: All over Magic Kingdom! See more at this post
Listed Allergens: No top 9 allergens listed. Contains Nitrites.
Where to find these: Frontierland in Magic Kingdom
Listed Allergens: Some are just ice and liquid flavor, Some have HFCS (high fructose corn syrup). Shared facility warning. Dyes vary by flavor.
Milk is present in the booth.
Where to find these:
Kabuki Cafe in Japan at EPCOT
Caravan Road stand in Animal Kingdom
7. Fresh Popcorn
Listed Allergens: Coconut Oil, Corn **** bagged popcorn has a totally different allergy profile! This is only for fresh popped popcorn.
Where to find popcorn: It’s everywhere, you’ll smell it before you see it!
Note for Nut Allergies: Several of the popcorn stands offer nut products and then touch the popcorn scoop (or drop it in the popcorn itself!!!) Look for nut free popcorn stands (they are at every park. At Magic Kingdom, at the entrance. At Animal Kingdom, in Africa. At Hollywood Studios by Frozen sing along. At EPCOT by Connections Shop).
6.Ice Cream Sundae
Listed Allergens: This one depends on where you go! I recommend Beaches and Cream with has Tofutti soy based ice cream, So Delicious Coconut Based Ice Cream, Milk based Ice cream without egg and several top 8- top10 free toppings!
Where to find these: Beaches and Cream! If you can enjoy milk, then The Plaza Restaurant at Magic Kingdom is also a great choice for a shake or a sundae
Listed Allergens: None. Hard prepackaged ones do not have an allergen statement. The Bagged options do have a shared facility allergen statement. See more on this instagram post.
Where to find these: Everywhere (literally!)
4. Allergy Friendly Brownie
Listed Allergens: No top 12 in ingredients. (does have corn derivatives). House made in a shared facility using allergen procedures.
Find this at Ale and Compass Market, at Yacht Club Resort (near Swan and Dolphin and Beach Club). This is out the back entrance of EPCOT and you can walk/boat ride from Hollywood Studios. See ingredient lists in this post!
3.Beignets (secret menu allergy option)
Listed Allergens: Corn (made with Bob’s Red Mill pizza flour and a lot of other ingredients)
Where to find the Beignets: Port Orleans Resort at Scat Cat’s Club Cafe. Important Notes, the hours aren’t listed on the app (only lists the nighttime club) and also doesn’t list these beignets! But they are a secret menu item. Learn more in this post!
2. Lemon Burst Cookies
Listed Allergens: Milk, Eggs, Corn. Shared Facility with Peanuts and Soy. Certified Gluten Free
Where to find them: These are prepackaged items by WOW baking (you can buy their cookies at Target) Find these in most shops and resorts. The Confectionaniers and Bakeries also carry these.
1. Enjoy Life Cookies, Bars, and Energy Balls
Listed Allergens: Free of top 14 Allergens
Where to find these: They used to be available for purchase at the stores (current supply chain issues) But they are still found at many quick serve and table service location options.
They are available at many resorts, like Port Orleans, and The Contemporary.
And that’s a wrap! There’s lots more snacks and food reviews where that came from, it’s recommended to start with Magic Kingdom for Food Allergies, or Magic Kingdom for Gluten Free.
Plus, see more snacks here at prepackaged Disney World snacks and allergy options for the 50th anniversary with allergen details.