We were surprised to find so many options at Tiffins in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme Park that were vegan or easily modifiable to be vegan friendly.
We’ve dined at the full service restaurant Tiffins several times so this review is definitely long overdue.
Tiffins Vegan Review in Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World
You can find Tiffins on the outskirts of Pandora – The World of Avatar just on the edge of Discovery Island.
Tiffins is filled with artifacts that inspired the creation of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
These pieces are housed in three distinct dining rooms.
There is something interesting to see on every wall in every room.
Seating options include banquettes, stand alone tables and a few booths.
The color scheme inside the restaurant is inspired by Asia and Africa and is a mix of bright colors as well as dark wood and fabrics.
This is offset by the crisp white napkins and flatware.
Tiffins Vegan Options
There are several vegan friendly dishes on the “Appetizers” section of the menu.
The obvious choice being the option that is clearly marked with the plant based leaf logo.
This is the Taco ($12) option.
It comes with two plant based tacos filled with vegan tinga, avocado, vegan cheese, cilantro and thinly sliced watermelon radish on corn tortillas.
The squeeze of fresh lemon juice was a welcome addition.
We were also able to easily modify the Tiffins Signature Bread Service ($12).
The spreads will look different than the ones pictured as they have changed since our last visit. That being said, they currently include a red pepper hummus and a ginger pear chutney. You’ll need to omit the coriander yogurt as it is not vegan.
The breads remain the same and include a trio of pomegranate focaccia (thicker cut bread), curry papadum (crunchy white) and methi paratha which is the thinnest option resembling a tortilla.
If it looks strangely familiar that’s because it’s the same bread being served with the plant based Farmhouse Meatball at the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
If you want something a bit lighter consider modifying the Tiffins Salad ($12).
This salad starts with a base of greens that are topped with avocado slices, roasted sweet corn, grape tomatoes and thinly sliced radishes.
Skip the queso fresco and buttermilk dressing and ask for their vegan dressing instead.
The Spiced Chickpea Falafel ($10) can also be modified.
Omit the mint-pistachio pesto and cumin scented raita.
Your falafel will come topped with pickled onion, carrot ribbons and micro greens.
These falafel were nice and crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
Now that we’re done with the appetizers I have to show you this crazy looking cocktail.
This is the Jenn’s Tattoo ($13).
It’s a blend of Ketel One vodka, watermelon, hibiscus and lime juice.
The garnish of a lime wedge and candied hibiscus flower make it look otherworldly.
This beverage was a bit too sweet for our liking but if you prefer a sweet cocktail it may just hit the spot.
For our entree we went with the modified Crispy Sadza ($30).
The plating of this entree is stunning and includes chermoula infused seasonal vegetables like peas, carrots and peppers served alongside greens. Seared tofu is topped with chakalaka, which is a spicy South African onion and tomato medley, and edible flowers.
This all sits on a corn emulsion.
This dish wasn’t our favorite. There is a better preparation of tofu at Narcoossee’s in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
We will be sure to try out the North African Spiced Tofu entree on our next visit.
Actually, our recommendation would be to order the Impossible Bunny Chow ($12) from the kids menu.
This dish is a small vegan bread bowl filled with seasoned Impossible meat, potatoes and chakalaka. The chow has fantastic flavor and the bread is pillowy soft.
You get your choice of two sides with this kids meal. Pictured is white rice and purple potato wedges. Other veggies are available.
Oh…and the person holding this plate is Katie. You MUST request her when dining. She has been working at Tiffins for sometime now and knows all the ins and outs of what’s vegan and what can be modified and won’t give you a funny look when you need to switch things up while dining here.
There’s one plant based dessert option which is the Passion Fruit Tapioca Créme ($10).
The passion fruit flavored tapioca comes with fresh citrus segments and is topped with a chocolate crumble, coconut creme and edible flower. And yes…we did dig in before remembering to snap a photo like the professional food bloggers we are.
If you’re wondering where the name Tiffins came from, it’s actually an English word used to describe a light meal. Tiffin boxes are used to contain these mid day snacks and you’ll find examples of them on top of the sign outside of the restaurant.
I hope you’ve found something inside this review that compels you to give Tiffins a try. It really is a fantastic signature dining experience.
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