Disney World Launches All-You-Can-Eat Meaty Vegan Skillet

Vegan Skillet
Image: WDW News Today

Walt Disney World Resort recently launched an all-you-can-eat vegan skillet, perfect not only for vegans but also for meat lovers who want a cruelty-free and cholesterol-free option.

Disney World added the vegan meat lovers skillet to Whispering Canyon Café’s dinner menu at its Wilderness Lodge in Orlando, Florida.

The 100% vegan dish, which is part of the café’s new “All-You-Care-To-Enjoy” bottomless skillet, features a huge variety of vegan meat including Maple-Chipotle BBQ jackfruit, vegan spicy sausage, mustard-glazed beefless tips, and herb-brushed “trick’n chick’n” with roasted potatoes, oven-roasted carrots, sauteed green beans, and charred peppers.

Each order comes with free non-vegan cornbread and coleslaw but those who chose the vegan option can have the vegan version of the coleslaw, served with mustard seeds that were described to give the side dish a very tangy and slightly vinegary taste.

“One of the surprises of the night was how tasty the Plant-Based Skillet was,” Cameron from WDW News Today wrote in his review.

“The charred peppers were a great addition that I wish was incorporated more in the other skillets instead of the corn, green beans, or mashed potatoes.”

“The vegan sausage was the same one that came in the Land and Sea skillet, however the Maple Chipotle BBQ Jackfruit, Mustard Glazed Beefless Tips, and Herb Brushed Trick’n Chick’n all made this a memorable skillet.”

He added that the mustard-glazed beef tips seem to be the best among the vegan meat in the dish, saying: “The Mustard Glazed Beef Tips were probably the winner for this dish, as it both appeared, and tasted almost like real beef.”

Image: WDW News Today

Disney has been becoming more vegan friendly throughout the years.

This year, Disneyland was named America’s Most Vegan-Friendly Amusement Park in 2019 by animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

After years of offering the usual ready-to-eat amusement park food such as hot dogs and burgers, PETA has confirmed that Disneyland now has a huge variety of meat-, dairy-, and egg-free meals.

“Disneyland has become the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ for young vegans,” said Rachelle Owen, PETA director of student campaigns and influence.

“Menus at eateries across the park offer egg-free Mickey-shaped waffles, vegan gumbo served in a bread bowl, BBQ jackfruit and portobello Philly sandwiches, and vegan sorbet dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkles.”

Last year, PETA’s Youth Division (PETA2) also collaborated with vegan actress Aubrey Miller to create a video guide featuring vegan food being offered in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park in order to help vegans enjoy the “magical” amusement park without worrying about food.

Other amusement parks that received honorable mentions from PETA as America’s most vegan-friendly amusement parks are Universal Studios Hollywood, Cedar Point in Ohio, and Epcot in Florida.

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Roxanne Libatique

Written by Roxanne Libatique

Roxanne is a vegan journalist and advocate for animal rights and mental health. She tries to live consciously and spends her free time traveling, enjoying vegan food, volunteering, and speaking up for all animals. Connect with her at @roxlibatique on Twitter and Instagram.

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