Out of all the Theme Parks at Disney World, Animal Kingdom is one of the lower stress Gluten Free Quick Serve options… in my gluten free opinion.
I think it has to do with the lack of table service options, plus this park is just lower stress all around because its so spread out and feels less crowded.
At Animal Kingdom, you can’t go wrong with Satuli Canteen in Pandora, and grabbing a snack at Tamu Tamu Refreshments and Churros at Nomad.
⭐ If you’re new to Disney World, head over to the Gluten Free Guide full of snacks, tips, all the desserts and great eats to make this vacation extra special! ⭐
***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.***
Quick Tips before we get started
Before we talk about stuff in the parks, let’s talk about what you should know before you get into the park, especially when we talk about free from eating.
First things first, you can (and should ) bring in some snacks or even meals to Animal Kingdom. See more about bringing in food to Disney World here.
You can also bring in a reusable water bottle, or buy a water bottle and refill it. All of the refill locations are listed here.
Second thing is that you need to know that the menus and offerings can (and will) change especially when talking about allergy friendly food. Sometimes its that the suppliers dont have it on hand, sometimes it’s that they aren’t selling the food (though most of the allergen friendly food at Animal kingdom is prefrozen and then cooked for you!)
Then when it comes to strictly quick serve, Mobile ordering is another option that Disney World has pushed in 2020- and good news! It’s pretty easy to use with a non-life-threatening Allergy.
For those of you with severe allergies, Mobile Ordering is not the best option, and you need to walk up to the quick serve and talk to them about placing and order with a cashier and manager. Here’s everything you need to know about mobile ordering, plus a walkthrough.
Top Recommendations For Gluten Free Animal Kingdom
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Quick List of Locations with Allergy Menus
- Satu’li Canteen
- Flame Tree Barbeque
Amazing Pizza (maybe the best on property)? Definitely head to Pizzafari!
Want French Fries? Steer clear of Flame Tree, and head over to Restaurantosaurus.
Looking for a quick reference Allergy or Gluten Free guide for all the parks? Check out the 2022 Food Allergy Touring Plans for Disney World to plan your vacation!
See Reviews for Gluten Free at Animal Kingdom
Satu’li Canteen and Harambe Market are two great options for ‘protein’ bowls. Both of them have various toppings, but I do prefer the Harambe Market for simplicity.
Pizzafari is the first quick serve you come across if you head to the left upon entering Discovery Island… there’s gluten free pizza, brownies, cookies and sometimes gluten free croutons.
If you head to the right when entering Discovery Island, the first quick serve there is Flame Tree Barbeque. This is an ok option, but they *always* have some sort of supply issue or substitution. There’s Chicken, Ribs, Plant Based Sausage and an assortment of sides.
If Flame Tree doesn’t have what you need, head right up the walkway to Resturantasarous. You can’t go wrong with the standard American Fare of Hotdogs, Hamburgers, Chicken Strips and Fries.
RainForest Cafe has a number of gluten free items. They have a safe bun, and lots of whole food items (think beef, chicken, fish, veggies, rice). It’s not owned by Disney, but they try… and if you are patient with restaurants back home you could make this one work too.
Yak & Yeti is popular among the just gluten free folks and there’s lots of good recent reviews! I’ll be sending the just gluten free husband soon, as I don’t prioritize non Disney Owned restaurants with my other allergy needs.
Likewise, Yak & Yeti has a quick serve option that can make a few of the menu items gluten free *but* it’s been recommended to come in the slower parts of the day, or do the Sit Down Yak & Yeti to make sure the Chef can help you with ordering safely. There’s no dedicated allergy menu, but the few times I asked they were happy to grab a Chef or Manager!
Lastly, don’t forget about the amazing gluten free churros at Nomad Lounge!
Gluten Free Snacks and Drinks at Animal Kingdom
Animal kingdom has a pretty decent assortment of snacks.
There’s ice cream at several places, most famously at Dino Bite Snacks in Dino Land.
Then we’ve got dole whip at Tamu Tamu Refreshments… followed by fruit and grilled corn at the Harambe Fruit Market. This corn is wildly good. It’s just plain corn that you can get with butter and spices BUT WOW. This is a favorite among many food bloggers and I can see why!
Drinks are plentiful, but the best full service bar is in Africa at the Dawa Bar. For a non alcoholic yet still gluten free option, get the Night Blossom in Pandora.
Great Gluten Free eats close by to Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom Lodge has some really good eats that you can access by bus (or car). Unfortunetly you can’t walk there from the Animal Kingdom Park.
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That’s all for Gluten Free Animal Kingdom
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