Being a Gluten Free Foodie can sometimes have its disadvantages- but those aren’t as noticeable at the most magical place on earth when it comes to the main course. Gluten Free desserts at Disney World are kinda easy- well easy when you compare it to every other vacation I’ve ever been on.
Disney World is know for it’s culinary accommodations, and they have some amazing Gluten Free Treat Options! (and some pretty fantastic options all around if you ask me!)
It is one of our most favorite places to visit, since we know that our kids can be kids and won’t get left out when it comes to dietary restrictions. While they have a few other restrictions, being gluten free is something the entire family does now- and I have to say, Disney does a great job with making you feel “normal”.
Below you’ll find the top 5 gluten free desserts at Disney World, but I also say gluten free treats since some of these you can just grab without being at a restaurant!
Let’s check out these treats!
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Table of Contents
- Gluten Free Bakeries
- Gluten Free Treats without paying for a Disney World Ticket
- Top 5 Gluten Free Sweet Treats in the Parks
Top 5 Gluten Free Treats on Disney World Property
Animal Kingdom Churros
Perhaps one of the most infamous treats, are the yummy gluten free churros from Tiffins Lounge in Animal Kingdom.
While this is a lounge, it is totally kid friendly and they also have other safe options to choose from! In fact, almost their entire menu can be made gluten free!
The Tiffins lounge is located to the left when you enter Discovery Island in Animal Kingdom.
OOOOHHHH and you can get the gluten free churros at one other place on property! Find them at this resort location and remember that this would be a great date option!
The (modified) Kitchen Sink
This is the modified version, with Gluten Free Brownies, Cookies and Toppings, plus Ice Cream scooped from a fresh container! Find this at Beaches and Cream on Disney’s Boardwalk (by Beach Club Resort, and within walking distance of EPCOT and Hollywood Studios)
They may not look the prettiest, but I can assure you- it is worth the hike over to Animal Kingdom Lodge to get these domes! Read all about the Mara and their offerings
Chocolate Covered Bananas
Next up, we’ve got a labeled Gluten Free treat inside the parks! This is easy to find at the Outdoor Food Kiosks. There’s also other options like Mickey Ice Cream bars and Fruit Bars.
Must Eat Top Allergen Free Beignets
If you are looking for a unique sweet treat to have at Disney World, head over to the Port Orleans resort for some yummy gluten free Beignets! These come two ways, plain or as an Ice cream sundae!
These fluffy, hot and covered in powdered sugar treats are some of our favorites (I might have saved the best for last!)
I would also say that these are one of the easiest treats to get if you have your own transportation or live close by (or plan to stay at the Port Orleans resort!!!!). No going into the parks or waiting in long lines.
Precautions you should take to avoid exposure
At the height of my son’s issues, he could only have a handful of foods- though that has changed over the years. For many people, an allergen exposure can be severe.
So what precautions should you take?
For one, when you reserve dining, make sure to list your allergies (they don’t have options for all, so pick what you can!) Then CLARIFY at check in that you have allergies, get an allergen menu and ask to speak to a chef or manager.
Same thing applies with quick service, ask to talk to a manager or chef- especially if you have more than one allergy and ESPECIALLY if you have a cashier that might seem like they don’t know what they are doing.
For me, the times I’ve had exposure was when the cashier/server didn’t understand/didn’t properly list the allergies/gave me incorrect information. In their defense, they aren’t necessarily trained in allergies- so talk to a chef or manager if you are concerned.
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Gluten Free Bakeries at Disney- Erin McKenna’s and Sprinkles
Let’s talk cake!!!
Disney Springs has a dedicated gluten free bakery. They are also vegan- so the textures can sometimes be ‘off’ from just a regular gluten free pastry.
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Sweets for breakfast? 🤤🙃 You can catch this absolutely phenomenal coffee cake from Erin Mckennas in Disney Springs! It is absolutely crave worthy 🤤 and perfect for breakfast or anytime! And YES this is allergy friendly- the only top allergen is coconut ✨ this is #eggfree #glutenfree #dairyfree #soyfree #peanutfree Let’s talk about @erinmckennasbakery 😃 they are a dedicated allergen free bakery🙌 they also deliver to several places around the Disney World resort (including some birthday cake options) and if you aren’t at Disney, they have online ordering! My favorites are the coffee cake (obviously), the donuts, and the thin mint cookie !!! The lemon loaf slices are pretty amazing too 🥰 Looking for a budget friendly option? Grab the ‘kitchen sink’- it’s a combo of items offered at a discount. It holds well in the fridge too 🤩
The Bakery is called, Erin Mckenna’s, and offers a wide variety of yummy and safe pastries. They will also deliver to your resort. So keep that in mind! (also know they use this type of flour which some people are not comfortable with!)
There is also a bakery called, Sprinkles. It is not dedicated gluten free, but they do offer gluten free cupcakes and special order cakes (think birthdays and celebrations!) These are made in a shared facility.
Those are my top 5 sweet treats- gluten free of course! Are you excited to try these the next time you go to Disney? I’m not going to lie, I wish I was eating some of these right now!!! This guide below is great for those of you comfortable with Disney, but if you’re new to vacationing with food allergies, please check out the Ultimate Food Allergy Foodies Beginner’s Guide to Disney World!
Did I miss a treat that should be in the top 5- reach out and let me know! (sorry I dont count dole whip, as you can get it other places in the world)
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