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Amanda and Suzannah
Suzannah and Amanda in 2015

Hi! I’m Suzannah Mitchell Otis. Welcome to Vegan Disney Food.

If you’ve been here from the start, you may notice that’s a new author name! This site was started by my very best friend, blogging buddy, and sister from another mister, Amanda Tinney. We both started blogging about Disney in 2009 and have been friends ever since.

Personally, I fell in love with the original EPCOT Center on my first visit there in 1983. I moved to Orlando from Boston in 1995 to be a Cast Member. Later I was a travel agent and after having my 3 children I joined the planDisney panel (the WDW Moms Panel back then). I retired from both of those positions but I’ve been writing and sharing magic at Zannaland.com for the past 11 years. My 3 kids pretty much grew up with Walt Disney World as their local playground. I also launched a Disney history podcast a year ago called Up the Waterfall with my husband, Scott. I’ve been a vegetarian (and vegan off and on) since 2012 and a full-time vegan since 2017.

A little history on the creation of the site: in 2016, after two losses of family members, Amanda decided to change her lifestyle and switched over to a plant based diet. With this new exploration of vegan food, it only made sense to marry her love of Disney with her love of food and “Vegan Disney Food” was born!

I definitely have Amanda to thank for my permanent switch. I made these choices for health, environmental and of course animal welfare reasons. The best part is that there are SO many choices at Disney Parks & Resorts now, and the local Orlando area, it makes being vegan a breeze. When Amanda wanted to retire from the world of blogging and social media, I naturally offered to jump right in and take over the amazing space she has built here. It feels like a natural fit, and I’m excited to continue what Amanda has put her heart and soul into. I have promised her that I’ll take care of her ‘baby’ and I hope I make her proud!

What You’ll Find Here

Here at “Vegan Disney Food” you’ll find mouth watering food photos, videos, news, up-to-date comprehensive guides and thoughtful, unbiased reviews of the vegan options being offered at all of the Walt Disney World theme parks and resort hotels.

We understand that planning a vacation around special diets can be a challenge and we are here to help. We take our job very seriously and you can rest assured that any dish we post will be free from meat, dairy, eggs and honey.

First time here at “Vegan Disney Food”? Start with this page: Vegan Options in the Disney Parks and Resorts

Our directories list restaurants in alphabetical order and go into detail about each dining location. We tell you about the vegan as-is options and then we show you how to easily modify non-vegan dishes to be vegan friendly, something the official Disney website doesn’t do. We also tell you where you can find the restaurant, if it is full service or quick service and if the Disney Dining Plan is accepted there. Then we provide links to the official menus and links to our reviews.

The majority of the food we cover is paid for out of our own pocket. If we ever receive something complementary it will be disclosed in the review.

“Vegan Disney Food” is not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company in any way and we do not work for the company.

As noted before, the dishes we post here are free from meat, dairy, eggs and honey. That being said, some items may come into contact with shared surfaces and fryers. Disney is very good at handling special dietary requests. Use the information here as a guide and when in doubt always ask questions. Often times a chef will come speak with you directly from the back of the house if requested.

Who is This Website For

Vegan Disney Food isn’t just for vegans, it’s for anyone who enjoys food. If you’re visiting Disney and plan on eating while you’re here, this website welcomes you.

From the veggie curious person just dipping their toes into meatless Monday and the ones incorporating more plants into their diet to the egg-free, dairy-free, flexitarians, pescatarians, vegetarians, vegans for the animals, vegans for their health, vegans for the environment and front line activists marching, speaking and petitioning. No matter how you identify, you are all welcome here. ♥

This website is meant to make trip planning easier. You’ll find links to all of our vegan directories at the top of our homepage for easy reference.

We love hearing from you. You can contact us directly at info @ vegandisneyfood .com (just remove those spaces).

To my fellow Disney foodie friends (especially those who comment regularly, send me photos, tell me about menu changes, recommended this site to their friends, etc..), this resource wouldn’t be what it is today without you and what Amanda has built up since 2017. Thank you so much for reading!

– Suzannah (Vegan Disney Foodie)

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