Kosher Table Service Meals at Walt Disney World

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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.

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Posted on October 17, 2013

5 Responses to “Kosher Table Service Meals at Walt Disney World”

  • Thank you for this, Jonathan. I’m looking forward to your update as we’ll be bringing our (large) family in a month to Disney and we are curious about the kosher options in the parks. Can you, or anyone else reading this, comment about pricing, as the thought of several hungry, grouchy kids with parents on a budget does not a holiday make! Also, I am aware that every Disney park has one fast-food outlet which stocks a kosher option (double-wrapped, etc) which you can order over the counter ie without a prior reservation. Can anyone give a taste/price verdict on these? Thanks in advance.

  • by Jonathan Shar on October 22, 2013, at 8:58 am EDT

    Here is a link to a previous blog I did about those on demand kosher meals…http://blog.touringplans.com/2013/10/08/kosher-restaurans-food-walt-disney-world/.

    In terms of pricing, to be honest it’s not consistent at all. It will vary depending on location and sometimes even on the cast member who’s ringing you up. As for taste, I think the options are actually pretty good but I’m not a foodie so burgers and pizza are right up my alley.

    All Kosher food on Disney property is supplied by Weberman’s down in Miami.

  • The meal choice you mention is very interesting, as those are the choices I was offered last year at Mara at Animal Kingdom Lodge (except for the lasagna; there was pizza, which the chef did not recommend!). All were the same price, about $12. I went for the brisket, and it was good.

  • My daughter and I just destroyed the most super tasty kosher cupcake at this online kosher bakery in nyc!!!

  • In December 2013 I stayed at The Villas at the Grand Floridian. I went to Gasparilla, where the manager told me I should return a couple of hours before dinner to tell them to thaw out the meal. I did that. When I returned shortly before 5 pm, another manager knew of my request. I asked for the glazed salmon. It was quite good, and I ate it outside looking across the water at the Castle at Magic Kingdom.