For my explanation on what Celiac Disease is and why cross contamination can be an issue see the info later in the the blog. For other series on dining within a budget you can view these blogs too! We have the Gluten Free Dining for $44 per day Magic Kingdom Edition for you to enjoy here. We have Gluten Free Dining for $44 per day Animal Kingdom here. Also there is a series of non Gluten Free dining for $37 per day for you to enjoy here and a series about dining vegetarian that can be found here.
Gluten Free Dining for $44 per day – Disney’s Hollywood Studios Edition!
Finding Gluten Free counter service breakfast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a tiny bit difficult. If you are going to need breakfast while at this park I would send you over to Hollywood Boulevard to the Trolley Car Cafe for a specialty coffee to start. It’s the Starbucks location at this park.
Then grab a piece of fruit over on Sunset Boulevard at Anaheim Produce.
Mocha Frappuccino $4.99
Whole Fruit $1.69
Gluten Free Dining for $44 per day – Disney’s Hollywood Studios Edition will continue searching for the perfect fit for playing a role in finding a fulfilling Gluten Free lunch.
Head over to Toy Story Land and find Woody’s Lunch Box!
Here they can turn several of the items into Gluten Free treats. Please be sure to ask when you arrive. They have changed the menu already once since it opened and will continue to refine it, I’m sure. Once you confirm that all the ingredients are still gluten free, give the Totchos a shot. Pair it with a fountain drink and you have a purdy good lunch, partner!
What is a totcho? Potato Barrels coated with Beef and Bean Chili, Shredded Cheese and signature Queso with Tomatoes and Corn Chips finished with Sour Cream and a sprinkle of Green Onions.
Fountain Drink $3.29
On with the show! Next up is Dinner on our role call for Gluten Free Dining for $44 per day – Disney’s Hollywood Studios Edition.
I recommend that you go over to Backlot Express over in Echo Lake and grab a burger on a gluten free bun. Typically they come with fries or carrot sticks. You will need to decide how sensitive you are to cross contamination, so be sure to ask if they have a dedicated fryer for the fries before you order them.
1/3 Pound Angus Cheeseburger- $11.49
Galactic Vodka Lemonade – Tito’s Handmade Vodka, guava and lemonade $9.25
Total for all: $39.70– we were able to sneak in one alcoholic drink. We actually have a few dollars left over here!
Thanks for reading my “script” on Gluten Free Dining for $44 per day – Disney’s Hollywood Studio Edition!
My Gluten free explanation and some cautions about mobile ordering when you have food allergies:
As a person who suffers from Celiac disease, following a strict Gluten Free diet is non-negotiable and not a fad I would ever subscribe to if I had a choice. Many people think of it as a food allergy, but it is not really an allergy, it is an autoimmune disorder where your body tries to fight Gluten as if it were a virus in your system and it causes damage internally. Gluten itself is a protein that is found in Wheat, Barley and Rye. It is found in a surprising number of foods and often added as an additive where you would not expect it.
Many Celiac suffers are sensitive enough where cross contamination (from fryers, food surfaces, a crumb here or there) actually makes us ill. This can make it very difficult to dine out and is risky particularly on vacation. Those with a sensitivity to gluten also have to be careful and ask questions. This blog is intended to be make suggestions only; please remember to talk with the staff at each dining location to ensure the items are still gluten free when you order, and what the risk of cross contamination is so you can make the decision for yourself.
Some locations have dedicated fryers where they only fry gluten free items in with gluten free items, others share fryers for all food. The same goes for toasters, grills and so on. Ingredients and kitchen practices can frequently change, so please ask each time you go to a location.
Many of the location also have Mobile Ordering which is a huge convenience. You order the food via the My Disney Experience app, pay via the app, and then just go to the window when you are alerted that your order is ready. With a food sensitivity or allergy, you must be cautious of using the app since some ingredients have changed or if their kitchen practices have changed. Use discretion when / if you decide mobile ordering is for you.
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