MMMMMM suggaaaaaa…. if you’re looking for a way to satisfy your sweet tooth, Zuri’s Sweets Shop is one place that you can find some food allergy treats!
After all, it’s always a fun time to go to Disney World and splurge on fun treats on your vacation! This is especially true at Animal Kingdom, where they have lots of options for eateries that are well versed on allergies.
A few years ago, Animal Kingdom had a food allergy stand called Terra Treats (it’s still there–just not FA safe anymore–they changed the menu!)
So it’s a bummer to find out that they removed some safe and easily accessible treats. But we do have some options when it comes to food allergy safe foods at Zuri’s Sweets Shop!
***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
This is located in Africa, and it’s a bit of a trek to get to. It’s also kind of tucked away and hidden–don’t be afraid to look on the map on the My Disney App or ask someone for help!
It’s decently close to Nomad’s Lounge where you can find churros!
There is a lot of room to move around, but if you’re using a mobility device you’ll need help getting to certain things. The registers are nice and low and the doors are easy to access though.
What’s Special There?
You can find many of the Snacks with Characters here–stock up so you have some when you wander the rest of the park.
Precautions and Eating with Allergies at Disney World
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.
Please consider talking 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.
As far as the kitchens, Disney has dedicated allergy kitchens and we know that they follow FARE guidelines. If they have a risk of CC they tell you.
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.
You know those gut feelings that something isn’t right. Speak up! They have never (ok once at a quick serve place did a cashier give me grief) given me any problems.
Ordering Food and The Allergy Menus
I spoke extensively with the lead at Zuri’s–there’s a high risk of cross-contamination with the items in the case–so proceed with caution.
We grabbed some Enjoy Life products and the husband took a risk with the fudge. He enjoyed it! But it was very sweet so he didn’t finish his block. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’re likely going to enjoy Zuri’s!