One of the best parts about Disney World is being about to eat at your resorts.
We love to travel but it is such a pain to haul food around, in a cooler, using the Maps to try and find a safe grocery store. Fussing with the fridge in the room. Trying to find safe places to eat (AND checking the reviews to make sure it’s actually safe).
My family loves to travel, but I’ll never forget how I fed my one year old sour fruit (on accident) because the cooler got left open and I didn’t know it.
Traveling with allergies can be stressful!
But staying at a Disney Resort that has a lot of good options isn’t.
That’s why we love Port Orleans French Quarter!
Where’s it located
This resort is near Epcot and considered an “Epcot” Resort. It’s very close to the DVC resort, Key West. It also has a Sister Resort, Port Orleans Riverside.
You can also take a boat to Disney Springs (formally downtown disney) and grab a bunch of gluten free eats there!
Upon entry to the resort (simply tell them you are coming to eat if you aren’t staying there) You go into the atrium and go to the left.
There you will find the food court, Sassagoula Float Works and Food Factory.
They also have two other smaller eateries/drink stations.
Eating With Allergies at Port Orleans
It’s actually really easy at this resort. Disney has been rolling out some cool things where they make it clear and easy for you to speak to someone about a special order. Here at Port Orleans they actually have a sign showing you where to go to speak with a chef!
What can the Chef’s make you?
A lot. They can make you some seriously yummy eats.
Like many of the resorts, they aren’t super limited.
Kid type meals we’ve had chicken tenders and pizza.
They have a gluten free roll bread, so you can get a big hoagie sandwich loaded with some yummy meat and veggie options (steer clear of the cheese sauce though. It’s GF but it tastes very gross).
Our favorites are the rice bowls. These are already GF and we just get a chef to make them to avoid any CC. It’s so fast! (I hate having to wait to eat when I’m hungry!).
My husband has also had pasta here, and some sort of meat and veggie dish.
Plus they have a good amount of dessert options. Like shakes and sundaes. Normally we get the beignets though!
What are they famous for?
This resort is famous for two things- cajun food and beignets.
Yes, gluten free and delicious beignets! They are actually top 8 free if you get them without ice cream.
You can get them served one of two ways (technically three).
Sugared. As a sundae. Or unsugared. They also come with dipping sauce.
I’ve had them all three ways and… mmmm it’s making my mouth water right now!
My personal favorite is the sundae. It’s so fun to have ice cream with bake goods that are safe and yummy to eat!
The Husband prefers them sugared, and I can’t blame him. They are really good! I kind of want to get in my car and go get some now.
Normally we grab the unsuggared version for the kids since it makes a huge mess!
Prepackaged food items
If you aren’t familiar with Disney Properties you might not know this, but every single resort has prepackaged food.
Some have much more than others- like the deluxe resorts carry a lot of items since most of them have kitchens (think eggs, butter, breakfast foods, microwave meals etc).
Other resorts have more snack based items, which is what you will find at Port Orleans.
Will we be back?
That’s a BIG fat yes!
It is truly one of the safest places to eat, and sometimes we have to force ourselves to try something new. We love the beignets and the other options they have available!
I’ve talk to many of the chefs here and the managers. It is a wonderful place to dine and they are extremely aware of allergens.