Space 220 Deluxe Dining Food Allergy/ Gluten Free Review (EPCOT)

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Welcome to Space 220 Restaurant, where food allergies and gluten free options are transformed into an intergalactic adventure. Nestled in the magic of Disney’s EPCOT park, this celestial eatery offers some gluten-free options and several Food Allergy Modifications to include you on the out of this world dining experience.

Below we’ll cover Menu Options, Prepping for Space 220 with Dietary Needs and a Review of my most recent visit with Food Allergies and Gluten Free needs.

ā­ If this is your First Time to Disney World, you’ll want all the insider tips and done for you plans found in the Food Allergies at Disney World Made Easy Guide , If you’ve been here before and just need the best places to eat and snacks, see the Touring Plan and Snack Guide. Just Gluten Free? There’s a guide for that too!

***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 Notes for Space 220 at EPCOT Ā 

LocationĀ : Inside EPCOT (which you’ll need a park ticket to get into), you’ll find Space 220 to the right of the Mission Space Ride (and to the left of Test Track Ride). See more EPCOT Recommendations here.

PriceĀ : Lunch is $55 for Adult with Appetizer and Entree. Dinner is $79 per Adult with Appetizer, Entree and Dessert.

Theming: Designed to ‘send you into Earths Atmosphere with a Special Space Elevator’ this Restaurant is an immersive experience. Space 220 is similar to Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios, and Roundup Rodeo in Toy Story Land.

Space 220 Food Allergy MenuĀ and Gluten Free options

Since Space 220 is owned and operated by a Third Party Operating Participant (meaning, not Disney Owned), they have a different approach to Food Allergies.

For Menus, you can look online to see Gluten Free Options, Dairy Free options, and Plant Based Options.

In person, you can talk to your Server, who has an Allergy ‘Cheat Sheet’ Guide, and you can also ask to speak with a Special Trained Food Allergy Cast Member. On my trip, I spoke to a Manager, but other’s might speak to a Head Waiter or Chef depending on the time of day and Staff Availability. The Manager was able to answer all of my questions about Cross Contact, Shared Services and Substitutions.

Some Popular Gluten Free options for Space 220 Include the:

  • Burrata
  • Roasted Beet Salad
  • Tomahawk Pork Chop
  • Miso Salmon
  • Crystal Valley Chicken
  • Filet Mignon

To see a combo of some Gluten and Plant Based/Dairy Free options, see this post on Instagram by Gina.

Space 220 Food Review while Gluten Free and With Food Allergies

Space 220 is considered a ‘newer’ location, having just opened in the last few years, and still full of novelty!

You’ll enjoy boarding the Space Elevator, being transferred from (and then back to) EPCOT to dine about this Out of the World Space Station Restaurant.

Much like Disney Owned locations, I let the Host know about my Allergies, and then the Hostess who sat me after the Elevator Ride had a print out with ‘Allergies’ Stamped on my ticket.

My Waiter ask about Allergies and was SO helpful with navigating the menu. While I listed some options above, I would encourage you to give them a call ahead of time if you are concerned about your combination of Food Needs. You can reach them at Tel.Ā 407-337-7223.

Since I went for Lunch (and I recommend you do the same, as the Dessert included in the pricier Dinner option is just Ice Cream) I was served an Appetizer and Main Course.

There is no Bread Service here, so just a Two Course Meal (I’d recommend Coral Reef or Biergarten if you want a Bread Service!)

For my Appetizer I went with the Beets with Goat Cheese. The Only Allergen here is Dairy. I really enjoyed this dish, but I’m also a big Beets person, and I loved it paired with the Goat Cheese!

My Main Course was the Seared Tuna, with the only allergen being Fish. I didn’t like this as much- it had a gluten free breading crust on the Tuna that didn’t pair very well (or maybe the spices were old?). Either Way, I’d choose another Entree on my next visit.

No Dessert, though I could have ordered it. For both Lunch and Dinner, the option for Dessert is Ice Cream or Sorbet (which I would pass on because for me personally, it’s just not enough to enjoy!)

Would you enjoy this option? Is Space 220 Worth it if you have Special Diets?

I would HIGHLY recommend Lunch if you have less than three Allergens, or are Gluten Free and would like to try a new location! I’d not recommend Dinner, as the price point for adding a Dessert (which is Ice Cream or Sorbet) doesn’t feel like a good value.

For those of you with Three or More Allergens, I’d recommend contacting Space 220 ahead of time and asking about accommodations before going to the meal! For many, like those with Nuts and Sesame, there will be many options. For others, especially those with ”’complicated”’ allergy combos (like my oldest), it may be hard to enjoy the options at Space 220. I’m personally not taking my Oldest with over 20+ allergies to Space 220 right now. Hopefully as the Staff gets more comfortable in the Kitchen and the Recipes get ironed out, I’ll feel more comfortable taking him!

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