Universal Orlando has the Beads and Bling for 2023, including some delicious Gluten Free options! There are quite a few options to choose from at the Festival this year, and with the festival just opening, you’ll find these options through April 16th. The festivities like the Parade, Concerts and Beads are all included in your park ticket/pass, but the Food Booths are an additional cost.
Below you’ll find a full list of Gluten Free options at the Mardi Gras food booths. These booths are available daily, typically from 11am to a half hour before park close.
***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.***
Gluten Free options at Universal’s Mardi Gras International Flavors of Carnaval
Quick note, you can find these options by looking at the guides for the ‘no wheat symbol’ and then confirming with staff about it being Gluten Sensitive (which is Universal’s equivalent to Gluten Friendly). These are made in shared facilities and may not be appropriate for some Gluten Free Diets.
Here’s an example of the No Gluten Symbol.
- Brussels Frites
- Pichana Skewers
- Linguica Skewers
- Brigadeiros Trio
• Candied Maple Bacon
Central City Booth
• Crawfish Boil
• Shrimp boil
French Quarter #2 Booth
• Cajun Twisted Tater (V)
• Cajun Twisted Frank
• Cajun Twisted Frank with Cheese
French Quarter #3 Booth
• Burbur Ketan Hitam (Purple Rice Pudding)
I was told the items below was GF, and then also told it was not GF. This booth didn’t have a ‘no gluten label’, I’m wondering if it got skipped, either way I hope this gets clarified by Universal later in the festival.
- Baja Shrimp Ceviche Tostada
- Tacos Al Pastor.
Puerto Rice Booth
• Mofongo Trio
• Vegan Alcapurrias (V)
Where can you find the Food Booths at Universal Mardi Gras (and other FAQ’s)
Runs Daily Feb. 4–Apr. 16, 2023.
Booths are stationed all around Universal Studios Orlando (not in a central location they have in the past).
Food costs are not included in your park ticket.
Booths are typically open from 11am to 30 minutes before park close.
What Can you expect to spend eating Gluten Free at Universal’s Mardi Gras
The festivities like the Parade, Concerts and Beads are all included in your park ticket/pass, but the Food Booths are an additional cost.
You can spend as little as 10 dollars on 1-2 items, with most items starting around 8 dollars.
You should plan to spend 50 dollars if you wanted a full spread for lunch or dinner, and at least 100 dollars if you want to try the drinks!
Is the Mardi Gras Tasting Lanyard Returning to the 2023 Mardi Gras event?
Guests will be able to purchase a new specialty Universal Orlando Resort Food & Beverage Card to experience the savory ﬂavors of Mardi Gras 2023. The card will be available for purchase at various locations and offer savings to our guests.
You can pay $65 for a $75 Universal Orlando Resort Food & Beverage Card and Lanyard. Plus there’s no limit on the quantity for purchase and no expiration date. It is not a ‘tasting’ card, just a discounted gift card, which gives you a 10 dollar savings benefit if you spend 75 dollars.