Hello Travelers! Are you ready to adventure into the land of Batuu? This is the place, on Galaxy’s Edge, where you get to join in the Star Wars fun. They have their own language, their own dress, and their own food! And Yes, Star wars Galaxy’s Edge food can be made to accommodate many allergens!
I know it’s strange and exciting to go somewhere new, especially when food is such a big deal. There’s so much cool stuff, and new never-before-seen-stuff to check out!
Which is fun if you don’t have restrictions. But new foods and ideas can be overwhelming and scary for those with food allergies and restrictions, especially somewhere new, like star wars galaxy’s edge food at hollywood studio can be a lot to handle.
No worries though- I ventured to Batuu to discover the good eats and learn what foods we can have when gluten free at Hollywood Studios, and also options for people with other restrictions (like my kids can’t have soy proteins! and we avoid commercial eggs because of that as well)
Disney World and Food Allergy Families can coexist! Galaxy’s Edge Gluten Free food isn’t too hard to find- and Galaxy’s Edge Allergy Menus are on point! There’s a lot of options for those of us with the most common food allergens and ingredient list for everyone that wants to (and really should) read the label to confirm all these fun and new eats.
⭐⭐ So Let’s GET THIS PARTY STARTED. ⭐⭐
The first time (the second day they were open) lines were long so I only got drinks and checked out the cantina.
The next trip I went in the evening on Day 4 of opening week, and grabbed some snacks and food at two different places. AND ya girl has UPDATED this for 2020 because I keep ending up in Batuu, many times now, including during the weirdest trip ever wearing a mask in Galaxy’s Edge.
Let’s explore what’s available to eat.
***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.***
What options are there for food in Galaxy’s Edge? 🚀
There are several places to eat and lots of things to try at Galaxy’s Edge!
The large and official quick serve is called Docking Bay 7.
For a quick bite to eat, try the smaller stand alone quick serve, Ronto’s Roasters.
Snacks are all over the place. Grab drinks at The Milk Stand, find popcorn at Kat Saka’s Kettle , and last, but not least Oga’s Cantina. At Oga’s, you’ll find adult drinks, virgin drinks, and a small assortment of snacks. It’s technically a dine in location, but seating could be standing and it’s very small inside.
I highly recommend trying out all of the locations if your allergens permit. Oga’s was the most interactive and fun, with the driod DJ and a misfit crew of Batuu Bartenders. Which was nice, because some table serve options in Hollywood studios don’t have the right kind of interactive qualities.
Docking Bay 7 has some cool views (and eats) but like most quick serve options, it’s very themed, but not interactive.
Does Galaxy’s Edge accept the Dining Plan? 🍽️
Yes! Many places in Galaxy’s Edge accept the dining plan, but not all. Remember to look for the Dining Plan symbol when ordering food from the smaller quick serve and snack stands. Docking Bay 7, the quick serve in Galaxy’s Edge, does take the Dining Plan.
Notes about Eating Gluten Free and With Allergies at Galaxy’s Edge 👀
First things first, always ask to speak with a chef (or a lead) and see the allergy binder. Things change, distributors change, and vigilance is required even at Disney World.
I talk about that a TON! But it’s true. No matter how in depth I make this guide, you’ll find that a few things have changed.
It’s ok though! Make a list, make a plan, have a backup, bring snacks or meal replacements, and trust that you’ll have a great vacation. Food Allergies shouldn’t hold you back!
I like that at Galaxy’s Edge, they’ve stepped into the 21st century and instead of old outdated Binders (or worse, chefs and cast members doing it from memory or lugging stuff from the back) they have all of the ingredients on ipads.
Like legit pictures of the products on their ipads! It’s amazing to be able to see in real time, without a long wait, exactly what goes into each product and if there is a CC warning!
There are some downsides- don’t get me wrong. but it is interesting to see!
The downsides are that sometimes that tablet is glitchy. It freezes or won’t load. This happens with our own phones or computers and it’s a fact of life. The difference is that when you are standing in line waiting to eat, it’s frustrating to wait for ingredients!
Thankfully, as of mid2020, they’ve created some laminated binders/ingredient lists and that’s been so helpful for us to make sure that we are eating safe food!
2020 also brought us Mobile Ordering and that has brought along a new challenge for those that are gluten free or avoid other allergens.
My advice, and what I have practiced personally, is to order in person and pay at the register. We’ve done this post covid at all 4 major theme parks in the Orlando area and thankfully haven’t been exposed to any allergens. If you feel comfortable with mobile ordering, just understand that communication is key! Seeing ingredients and relaying allergens is still important with restaurants.
⭐ Our Allergy Friendly Galaxy’s Edge Review (with pictures!) ⭐
Let’s talk all about each location inside Galaxy’s Edge. Gluten free options are many- and so are all the other top allergens if we’re being honest. It was not hard to find at least one suitable and safe meal for all of the most common allergens and it was still decently easy to find food for those with multiple allergens.
The Green and Blue Milk Stand
I’ve hit this up twice now- and let me say… YUM! No, for real, I think this is one of my new favorite treats! It’s a plant based milk. It’s also soy and gluten free. There’s two flavors, blue and green. Need the ingredients? I got you!
You can see my review on stories on Instagram! Check it out and follow me for up to date Gluten Free and Allergy Eats at Disney World.
Actually, I’m trying to convince myself that I don’t need to go back this week for more milk. But I might. It’s research after all.
But seriously- try mixing it together. That flavor is delicious! and they also have it with alcohol. Something for the grown ups to try that adds a little kick to the mix.
Oga’s Cantina -updated for 2020
The first time I grabbed a reservation for Oga’s, but didn’t really need it with the way the line was set up, the 45 minute max, and the two drink limit.
I asked about Gluten free options and the server was clueless, and it was very hard to talk with the lead because of the atmosphere.
My allergy sense were tingling- so I declined and plan to go back in a month or so when they have ironed out the opening day kinks.
Drinks can be made naturally gluten free, BUT with the high risk of CC (they have a lot of bakery items) and the confusion from the server and lead, it wasn’t the right time for me to learn more.
UPDATE! I’ve been back and I have so much more to report about Oga’s!
So for one, the ambiance now that the crazy crowd rush is over, is amazing. I highly recommend it, especially if you have star wars fans. The seating is a little rough for young kids. Very much a bar type atmosphere.
So the food! I got the a drink there and asked about the allergen menus and what could be accommodated for me.
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Unfortunately, between the dairy, the soy, the gluten and the MSG there wasn’t anything for me BUT there would be quite a few options if you are only gluten free or only vegan. In fact, the two food options available can be mixed and match for your needs! Treenut/Peanut was also doable, as well as shellfish and fish.
Just grab a chef and have them go over everything with you!
Docking Bay 7 quick serve
This is the place I was told to go by cast members working in Galaxy’s Edge, as they would have the best allergy procedures and items.
They have the typical allergy menu– but not being familiar with some of the items made it hard to order things I was comfortable with. After speaking with the chef in great length we settled on the KIDS noodle portion.
It was a very small portion- very spicy and flavorful. I didn’t offer it to my daughter because of my dealings with the manager (I’ll detail those below) but one bite of this and she would have refused more. This was not typically kid friendly fare.
And they had SPORKS! Cool right? They were NOT disposable, and stored in a shared space. I did not get a clean one from the back (actually i was served my tray by a regular person, no allergy stick, no stamp on my receipt and I walked around looking for utensils before I went back and they had them in the regular food window)
So the yorshrimp noodle salad is still my go to- it’s actually the one thing that is safe for gluten, soy, dairy, egg, peanut and treenut on the menu without modifications.
There are lots of other options- and it *seems* like the menu is pretty easy to modify (tho the star wars names don’t help!)
Also- no more sporks.
But you can buy them for a souvenir!
Breakfast at Galaxy’s Edge!
Breakfast is served until 9, so while I haven’t been able to make it over there (seriously, the crowds are absolutely insane and I still haven’t managed to ride Rise of the Resistance!) I did speak with the chef about the options.
There is NO allergy menu- so please take that into consideration that your mileage may vary. Dairy and Soy are the issue, but he said there were a few things he could mix and match for me! Gluten there was a few items, as well as pn/tn.
Woody’s Lunch box seems to be the better option for allergies because they have Udi’s bread BUT again, the crowds are pretty crazy- so you’re better off getting some food at the resort or bringing in snacks with you!
You could also stop off at the character meal Hollywood and Vine for the Disney Jr. Breakfast. I haven’t eaten there for breakfast (only dinner) but Hollywood Studios isn’t my favorite allergy friendly park.
I talk more about that in this book– but basically- it’s the hardest place of all to find food- but I’m also not a complainer (call me a realist) because Disney is so amazing with the food allergy eats!
Ronto Roasters Food Allergy Menu
This is a meal/snack shack with a few limited options. None of these are safe for gluten allergies. It might be possible to omit certain ingredients, but when I spoke to the cashier and the lead, they made several references to Docking Bay 7.
I’ve had this happen at the water parks- typically the smaller snack shacks aren’t equipped to handle allergies and they really push for you to go to the main quick serve.
Kat Saka’s Kettle Food Allergy Options and Gluten Free Eats!
Kat Saka’s Kettle Gluten Free options are delicious! And they can also accommodate many of the other top allergens.
Fun, cute and decently delicious is what you’ll find at Kat Saka’s Kettle popcorn stand! I really enjoyed the unique flavors, though the first few bites were confusing! It’s like takis hot fries meets fruit loops.
Strange, yet delicious.
My daughter tried these (not my kids that avoid red dye) and she was put off with the first few bites, but started to enjoy it afterwards.
NOTE- this popcorn is dairy free! contains coconut oil.
A Note about Galaxy’s Edge Food Allergy Offerings 🥘
I’m not sure what’s going on with Galaxy’s edge in terms of allergies, but it was a weird experience when trying to find actual ingredients in 2019.
While this section isn’t relevant in 2020 as much, I’m leaving it to reference in the hopes that any of their new lands Disney Creates, that they are forthcoming with ingredients for those of us with allergens.
For one, they were almost confused when I asked about allergy offerings at every location I went to in 2019 (which is understandable) but what I found strange was their hesitancy to show me the allergen books and ingredient lists. They are still a little hesitant at Docking Bay 7 in 2020, but all of the other places gladly let me look at ingredients.
In fact, there was no ingredient list for the kids noodles at Docking Bay 7 and the list she did have, she wouldn’t let me look at it directly nor take a picture of it so I could decide if I wanted to eat it (sometimes I like to sit without be rushed by the people behind me and look at all the ingredients and the ‘may contains’)
Because of this weird behavior at Docking Bay 7, I just got a Kid’s meal, and I didn’t feed it to my daughter.
I’ve spoken with numerous chef’s and special diets personnel that explain that MAY CONTAIN is not taken into consideration when designing the menus, and that I should always ask to speak with a chef to see the ingredient label.
Yet, the chef at Docking Bay 7 couldn’t confirm if MAY CONTAIN was an issue on any of the allergy menu. It was a very uncomfortable experience. I only choose the noodles because of other reports on Allergy forums where they didn’t have a reaction. I did get served gluten twice at Epcot food and wine (which I thankfully caught before hand!) so maybe I was feeling a little on edge.
Moral of the story, Disney tries and does a great job all things considered. Just remember to still advocate for yourself on vacation!
Allergy Menu for Docking Bay 7 📃
Here’s the allergy menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Docking Bay 7- NOTE, they don’t have corn listed, and from what I see, Batuu is very unfriendly to corn allergies.
Just regular Gluten Allergies by itself doesn’t seem to be a problem.
Was it safe? Will I go back? 👀
The first few visits in 2019 were understandable rocky. In January 2020 I took the kids with me and we enjoyed milk, popcorn, and a meal at Docking Bay 7 without issue. In July 2020 I also went back with the whole family, post covid reopening, without issue.
It is easiest for my Husband who is Gluten Free and Shellfish Free. It is slightly more difficult for all of the Top 8 allergens together, but individually allergens are manageable.
Gluten Free and Vegetarian at Galaxy’s Edge- is it possible?
Yes! Snack wise you can get the popcorn and the blue and green milk. You can also get some drinks at Oga’s cantina and a charcuterie board with gluten free crackers and cheese. Docking Bay 7 has a number of options there too- especially if you are comfortable with milk because dairy is in a lot of options.
Conclusion- Eating Gluten Free and Allergy Free at Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios is doable! 🌟
You heard it right my Food Allergy Family! Disney World did a really great job in hindsight for preparing their new land to accommodate food allergies. They certainly do much better than most local places, they do better than several other options in Hollywood Studios, and it was a welcome addition to bring something fun and new to the park!
Have you been to/eaten at Galaxy’s Edge? Share your experience and your favorite eats in the comments!