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.
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.
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!
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: Grilled Salmon with Couscous and Veggies
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.
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: Tokyo Sushi Combo; California Roll
Boulangerie Patisserie les Halles: Brie Aux Pommes Sandwich
Kringla Bakeri og Kafe: Norwegian Club Sandwich
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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.
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
Woody’s Lunch Box: Smoked Turkey Sandwich on sunflower multigrain bread
Backlot Express: Galactic Salad with Chicken
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
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!
Other healthy choices around Animal Kingdom
Flame Tree BBQ: Smokehouse Chicken Salad
Restaurantosaurus: Black Bean Burger
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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