When you’re inside the parks at Universal Orlando, you’ve got quite a few quick serve options for eating. However, the good food allergy eats are going to be at sit down table service restaurants like Mythos.
I asked around, both with team members at the park and some pre-research online. I was referred to three different sit down options for good and safe eats at the Universal Parks!
Spoiler: one of them was Mythos! So let’s talk about some food allergy options, the allergy menu, and what I ate there that was allergy friendly!
***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’s it located, what are the prices, and do you need reservations?
Let’s get some quick questions outta the way so we can jump into the foodie goodness! It is located in Island of Adventure. This is the same park that has Hogsmeade, Hagrid’s Ride, and Dr. Seuss Land.
And the price was pretty comparable to lots of other sit down options at Universal. I’ve been really impressed with there pricing–it’s obviously more than a quick serve option, but comparable to like Outback Steakhouse, Olive Garden, etc.
You do not need reservations typically, but you can make them in advance if you think the parks will be busy. (Holidays and weekends that would be advised!) Reservations are easy to make–either on the phone or online–find the full list and make reservations here.
What Food Allergy Options do they have at Mythos?
Mythos is a casual sit down restaurant with a stellar view! If you sit outside you can see a water fall and watch people ride the Hulk. The fare is a mix of options, featuring Mediterranean, Asian, and American eats.
The menu was labeled with what could be gluten free and what could be made vegetarian (not vegan) so there was still a lot left unsaid.
I ended up talking with a manager first who was familiar with soy, before speaking with a Chef.
The Chef ALWAYS makes or breaks a restaurant for me, so I will be back to try this again. However, this occasion was rather dull with the options presented.
What I ate that was gluten, soy and dairy free.
I was served a Gluten free bread (it was a cut up allergy friendly bun) with my appetizer. I was not a fan of the appetizer as I had asked for modifications–didn’t receive them–and couldn’t only eat the olives and carrots.
However, the waitress fixed the issue (thank you!) and we laughed about how crazy it is with food allergies between a manager, a chef, a waiter, and the kitchen staff trying to piece everything together.
For the main course I had a modified option. It was the beef loin medallions modified. No sauce (has gluten) and rice (potatoes have dairy). It was very flavorful and came out perfect.
What the Chef recommended for allergens and top 8 options
All of my kiddos have been very limited at one point or another, and one is still top 14 plus, so I always ask what the chef would recommend for them and share it here with you. (And I like to read my notes when I’m in the parks with them after the fact! I hate going somewhere only to be served fruit and rice.)
The Chef recommended a few things–BUT please note everything needs to be modified. ALWAYS speak with a chef to ask about options and where it’s prepared. Overall:
- Egg, peanut, and treenut allergies are easy to accommodate here
- All desserts have dairy
- Mezze platter does not have soy or most allergens and could be modified
- Salads with protein
- Protein with veggies (as seen above)
My Thoughts, and will I be back?
I can honestly say, that out of all the sit down options I’ve done at Universal Resort as a whole, Mythos ranks pretty far at the bottom. I had an excellent experience at Confisco, and would likely return there first.
However, Mythos was better than a lot of quick serve options, and I was thankful for some safe food. It’s just not my first choice.