I’m back again, this time blogging about your table service kosher options in Disney World. I would like to note that my opinions are my own and that I do not presume to speak for anyone’s personal tastes, but I will tell you straight off the bat: I’m not a fan. For those of you who keep kosher regularly, think “typical airline meals” but way more expensive. Way more.
I have been impressed however, with the Disney staff’s knowledge of kashurus laws. At times they are even better than my own, which admittedly may not be saying a whole lot.
Kosher meals are available at Disney World’s sit-down restaurants, even the ones Disney does not own. This includes Yak and Yeti in Animal Kingdom, the Rainforest Cafes in both Animal Kingdom and Downtown Disney, and T-REX Cafe in Downtown Disney. It’s always a good idea to call ahead and verify since the non-Disney owned kosher options are subject to change.
Your breakfast options should include your choice of either cheese blintzes with hash browns or cheese omelets with home fries. Cold cereal, fruit, and Lenders bagels with Philly cream cheese are generally available without advanced reservations.
Lunch and dinner choices are, as of this writing, brisket with gravy, honey glazed chicken, filleted salmon, or cheese lasagna. Sounds good, doesn’t it? So did the concept for Stitch’s Great Escape. Just saying.
You will have several dessert options, including chocolate cake, apple strudel, non-dairy cheese cake, and chocolate chip cookies. It’s worth mentioning that Mickey Bars and most other kiosk-available desserts are kosher, as well.
All meals are prepared in a three-layered plastic, oven safe bag. Nothing new to those of you who are used to this sort of dining out. Wrapped utensils are provided as well.
As always, prices and availability will vary depending on your dining location. Disney will tell you that a minimum of twenty four hours of notice must be given in order to ensure your meal will be ready for you, but from personal experience, I would call much earlier and verify the day before, not make the initial call at that point.
Again, all reservations and requests can be made by calling 407-WDW-DINE. And while this is the way to reserve your table, I would also call the restaurant and speak to the chef. Do not be discouraged if the person answering the phone at said eatery has no clue what kosher is; the chef most certainly will.
There are other dining options while staying at Disney, including off site restaurants, delivery, grocery options and sending food ahead yourself. I will discuss all of these options soon.