Review: Gluten Free, Vegan, Allergy Friendly Erin Mckenna’s Bakery in Disney Springs Orlando

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It’s not everyday that you get the option to order ‘anything’ off the menu when you have allergies–heck sometimes you can’t order anything off the menu.

Sometimes locations just aren’t safe for you to eat at… that’s just the sad truth of living with allergies.

Thankfully, We’ve got Erin McKenna’s in Disney Springs.

The one place where my kids can go in and order whatever they want, where dreams do come true, and where the service is some of the best I’ve ever received! Not an ad- I just really love this place!

Erin Mckenna’s in Disney Springs is Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, and Egg Free. They can also accommodate Corn Free options with advanced notice.

Is Erin Mckenna’s in Disney Springs Nut Free?

Per Erin Mckenna’s posted signs, they are technically nut free, but due to FDA’s classification on Coconuts, they cannot claim nut free status as they use Coconut in the bakeries. The bakery is 100% Peanut Free, but they do use a flour from Bob’s Red Mill that is processed on shared Treenut equipment including almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts and cashews.

If your headed to Disney World definitely check out the Ultimate Food Allergy Foodies Beginner’s Guide to Disney World!

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***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.***

Where is Erin McKenna’s located? πŸ€”

This delicious bakery is located in Disney Springs. Lot’s of people refer to it as Disney’s Vegan Bakery, or Disney World’s Allergy Friendly Bakery.

It is NOT inside the parks, but you can find some of their options for breakfast and dessert at several sit down table service locations.

What’s Special There? ⭐

We have a tradition in our house since we are so fortunate to live close to a safe bakery. Every year at our Birthdays we load up and go to Erin McKenna’s in Disney Springs for some food allergy safe baked goods. If you’d like to see what the community ranked as the top eats, you’ll find the Best Erin Mckenna’s Treats in this post.

All of the food is gluten free, vegan and kosher. It is also soy free! We love going to Frontera Cocina for a bite to eat, and then heading here for dessert. But if you don’t want to sit down, the Disney Owned, D-Luxe Burger, is also a great quick serve option!

If your headed to Disney World definitely check out the Ultimate Food Allergy Foodies Beginner’s Guide to Disney World!

The facility is not nut free- they do use coconut (but apparently they do not use any other nuts). I’ve read up a lot about this, and some people with nut allergies feel comfortable, others don’t because they do use Bob’s red mill flour and they’ve had undisclosed allergy issues in the past.

This is the same flour that they supposedly use with the Beignets as well!

With advance notice, Erin McKenna’s can accommodate corn allergies (you will need to contact them to confirm).

At Erin McKenna’s there are a still precautions.

Currently it’s safe for peanut BUT there are treenut warnings. Because of the flour they use, there is a CC risk for many allergens.

These items do not have:

animal products

gluten

soy (flour CC warning)

dairy or eggs (vegan and kosher)

dyes/refined sugar

peanuts

They also recently updated their signage to better reflect their options for those of us with dietary needs.

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Both of these are heavenly and great for breakfast

Our Review and what we ate 😊

We’ve eaten everything on the menu 😬

My favorites are the Thin Mint Cookie and the Kitchen Sink.

My Husband loves the Kitchen Sink and the Cinnamon Donut.

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thin mint cookie! safe for my Food allergy babies

Ordering Food and The Allergy Menus πŸͺ

This is an easy one, since many of the items there are just safe because of how the bakery is ran. I did check the ingredients obsessively when we first started going there, but we go every other month now and I have to admit that I’ve gotten lax with checking because of our excellent track record with them. We’ve been eating there for the last 3.5 years and have always had an excellent experience.

If your headed to Disney World definitely check out the Ultimate Food Allergy Foodies Beginner’s Guide to Disney World!

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Look at all those yummy treats!!!!!

Many people want to know how this compares to Sprinkles cupcakes (which is also in Disney Springs)

FAQs 🧐

Disney Springs is the old Downtown Disney- it is free admission so you don’t need a park ticket. There are so many wonderful places to eat and shop in Disney Springs, you can peep all my recommendations here.

Conclusion 🍰

Erin McKenna’s has been a lifesaver for us- seriously. I can’t express my gratitude. It’s the only thing we did for my son for his 1.5 year birthday celebration (he has FPIES so we didnt do anything for his 1 year as he wasn’t tolerating any food then)

Have you been to Erin McKenna’s and had their allergy-friendly desserts? Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments!


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2 thoughts on “Review: Gluten Free, Vegan, Allergy Friendly Erin Mckenna’s Bakery in Disney Springs Orlando”

  1. Thank you so much for all the work you’ve put into this! 4 out of 5 of us have Celiac, severe tree nut allergies, FPIES (never have I ever talked to anyone else who has had a child with FPIES!!) and other intolerances. We found Disneyland to be amazing for our needs in 2019 and Universal Hollywood to be very un-amazing. So, I figured the Orlando counterparts would be the same. Sounds like we will have more options for this trip and I am so thankful!

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    • Natalie,
      Hello fellow allergy family! It’s a strange delight to find someone who knows is familiar with your allergy adventures. I’m happy to report that there are a lot of options, and I’m sure you’ll get to enjoy many of them on your trip! Let me know if I can help.
      Seely

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