A Guide to Eating Healthy at Disney World Quick-Service Spots

Whether you’re trying to stick to a New Year’s Resolution, have special dietary restrictions, or are just on a sugar overload from too many Mickey bars, there are plenty of delicious and nutritious options around the Walt Disney World Resort.

Tofu at Satu’li Canteen

We’ve put together a guide to healthy eating at Quick Service Dining locations that we think will help you out in the parks. This guide will provide you with info on what we believe is the overall healthiest location at each park, as well as good choices at other restaurants. Disney World’s menus have become so diverse, you’re sure to find a great option anywhere you go.

Magic Kingdom

Welcome to Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Overall healthiest restaurant: Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn and Cafe

Mosey on down to Frontierland and grab some grub at Pecos Bill’s! In the past, Pecos Bill’s was widely known for burgers and nachos, but they have recently revamped their menu with tons of healthier options.

We love the fajitas. You get a giant plate with both beef and chicken (but can ask for double of one if you prefer), as well as tortillas, black beans, rice, and fajita vegetables. Take this plate up to Pecos Bill’s famous fixin’s bar, and load up on some of their fresh accompaniments and you’ve got yourself a healthy and tasty meal!

Fajitas at Pecos Bill’s

Other great options at Pecos Bill’s are the jerk chicken lettuce wraps, Southwest salads, rice bowls, or veggie burger. All of these choices are so tasty, you’ll forget they are pretty healthy, too.

Other healthy choices around Magic Kingdom:

Casey’s Corner:  Loaded Veggie Slaw Dog

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe:  Greek Salad with Chicken

Pinocchio’s Village Haus:  Margherita Flatbread

Columbia Harbor House Salmon

Columbia Harbor House:  Grilled Salmon with Couscous and Veggies

Epcot

 

Overhead view of Sunshine Seasons in the Land pavilion

Overall healthiest restaurant: Sunshine Seasons

Located in the Land Pavilion, Sunshine Seasons offers a wide array of delicious and nutritious options. It’s some of the freshest food you’ll have at Disney, too — much of the produce served is harvested right there, from the Epcot greenhouses. We highly recommend riding “Living with the Land” or taking the Behind the Seeds tour to gain a new appreciation for your meal.

Sunshine Seasons comprises four “shops” — Soups & Salads, Asian Noodles, Wood-grilled, and Sandwiches — each with its own menu. There are also lots of “grab & go” options as well if you’re looking for a quicker meal.

Rotisserie chicken at Sunshine Seasons

For something really different from the usual fast-food fare, try the Wood-grilled shop. We love the oak-grilled pork chop and the rotisserie chicken, which is also available on the Caesar and Power salads. Great options from the grab & go include the spicy fish tacos, tamarind vegan stir-fry, Southwest chicken wrap, as well as various soups and salads.

There are so many healthy and savory options, you and your family will have trouble making up your minds.

Other healthy choices around Epcot:

Electric Umbrella: Vegetable Quinoa Salad; Energy Salad

Liberty Inn: Cobb Salad with Chicken

Lotus Blossom Cafe:  Vegetarian Stir-fry

La Cantina de San Angel: Pollo Cascabel

Katsura Grill California Roll is another healthy option in Epcot

Katsura Grill: Tokyo Sushi Combo; California Roll

Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles: Brie Aux Pommes Sandwich

Kringla Bakeri og Kafe: Norwegian Club Sandwich

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

 

ABC Commissary

Overall healthiest restaurant: ABC Commissary 

Lights, camera, dinner time! For some healthier eats at Hollywood Studios head to Commissary Lane, aptly named for its resident quick-service restaurant. While burgers and ribs are on the menu, there are also several great lighter choices.

ABC Commissary’s Shrimp Teriyaki Bowl

The Shrimp Teriyaki Bowl is stir-fried shrimp and a bundle of veggies tossed in a teriyaki sauce and served over brown rice. This does not taste like theme park food… or healthy food! It’s a real treat, and is also available as a vegetarian option if you ask them to hold the shrimp.

Other great eats are the Vegan Burger and the Mediterranean salad, which chicken can be added to. There are also lots of props and costumes from ABC shows around the restaurant, which makes for a fun atmosphere!

Other healthy choices around Hollywood Studios

PizzeRizzo: Antipasto Salad

Sunset Ranch Market: 7-Layer Rice Bowl with Vegan Chili from Fairfax Fare or Chicken Caesar Salad from Catalina Eddie’s

Smoked Turkey Sandwich from Woody’s Lunch Box ©Disney

Woody’s Lunch Box:  Smoked Turkey Sandwich  on sunflower multigrain bread

Backlot Express: Galactic Salad with Chicken

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

 

Satu’li Canteen outdoor seating

Overall healthiest restaurant: Satu’li Canteen

Animal Kingdom’s newest restaurant is also one of the healthiest spots on Disney World property! The menu features customizable bowls, for which you pick a protein, a base and a sauce as topping. Take the slow-roasted grilled beef atop the red & sweet potato hash, and finished with the charred onion chimichurri. Yum! And as a bonus, the atmosphere of the Canteen really immerses you in the land of Pandora – The World of Avatar!

Beef Bowl at Satu’li Canteen

Other healthy choices around Animal Kingdom

Flame Tree BBQ: Smokehouse Chicken Salad

Restaurantosaurus: Black Bean Burger

Egg White Breakfast Sandwich from Yak and Yeti Local Food Cafes

Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes: Egg White English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich

Harambe Market: Chicken Gyro

Pizzafari: Shrimp Flatbread with a side salad

Wow, anyone else hungry? Disney has come a long way from just burgers and chicken nuggets, and there are tons of options that fit any lifestyle!

What are your favorite healthier options throughout the parks? Make sure to let us know in the comments!

You can read reviews of these quick-service spots, or leave your own rating of them, in our Rate and Review section.

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4 Replies to “A Guide to Eating Healthy at Disney World Quick-Service Spots”

  1. Is the guacamole really back on the fixins bar at Pecos? When we were there in September they did not have it, you had to pay for a side of it at the counter.

    1. Hey Christal, I double-checked and it looks like you’re right — there’s an extra charge for the guacamole now. I’ve updated the post. Thanks!

  2. The Yakatori House in Japan is my favorite for a reasonably priced, healthy light meal. Followed by the Sunshine Terrace at the Land. I also think that a light lunch is the key to surviving (and enjoying) a long day in the parks.

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