Vegan at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort {Without Chef TJ}

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

There are some chef’s that will go down in Walt Disney World history. One such chef is Chef TJ and for the past few years he has been feeding hungry vegan guests at Trails End restaurant in Walt Disney World’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

They say that the only constant in life is change. This is true. Chef TJ has hitched up his chuckwagon and left “the fort” for Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.

Vegan at Trails End restaurant at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground {Without Chef TJ}

Vegan at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort {Without Chef TJ}

Vegan at Trails End restaurant at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground {Without Chef TJ}

Recently the vegan options have changed yet again. Gone are the samosas and the iconic tofu and vegetable platter that has been served here for years.

We decided to pay Trail’s End a visit this weekend to see what they are whipping up for plant-based eaters in the back of the house.

Vegan Options at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground

You don’t need to make any special arrangements for vegan food before reserving an (ADR) Advance Dining Reservation here. Let your server know upon arrival that you are vegan and they will bring out a chef to walk you through the items that are already vegan on the buffet.

Start by requesting a basket of vegan cornbread. Trust me. You do NOT want to miss out on this!

Vegan at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground {Without Chef TJ} - Cornbread

This is a trio of SALADS that are vegan friendly that include a marinated mushrooms salad, cucumber salad, and heart of palm and arugula salad.

Vegan at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground {Without Chef TJ} - Salad Plate

After the salad course go in for the SOUP. This was a vegetable soup and it was straight off the buffet line.

Vegan at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground {Without Chef TJ} - Vegetable Soup

When dining here previously with Chef TJ I always tried to pace myself so I never indulged in a BAKED POTATO  off the buffet. I’m so glad I did on our last visit. You will need to ask for vegan butter from your server. They don’t have Earth Balance but they do have Smart Balance. Baked potatoes are simple yet so satisfying.

Vegan at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground {Without Chef TJ} - Baker Potato

So…those are the three options that are self-service off the buffet. You’ll also find fresh fruit. While you’re munching on those, a chef will be in the back of the house making you your final two courses.

Your entree will consist of a CAMPFIRE SAMPLER TRAY.

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

This tray is filled with vegan awesomeness including green beans, macaroni and cheese, baked beans, bbq jackfruit and sausage.

The green beans were cooked fresh and definitely weren’t from a can. They had the right amount of crunch without being soggy.

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

Let’s talk about this macaroni and cheese y’all. This is the very FIRST place on Walt Disney World property to serve vegan Mac n Cheese!!!

My initial reaction was man, this looks runny, but the flavor is there!

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

The baked beans were sweet with small bits of bell peppers throughout.

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

The bbq jackfruit was…well…jackfruit. Tasted like brine to me. Like it came straight out of a can, went for a dip in some barbecue sauce and landed on the plate. Not a fan.

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

The vegan sausages were Field Roast Italian and were served on a bed of marinara. Yum!

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

This is a lotta food you guys.

Vegan Dinner at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground without Chef TJ

But we’re not done yet.

The final course of the evening is dessert.

Your sweet ending is vegan STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE. You’ll find strawberry sundae topping mixed with fresh strawberries in the base of the dish with a dense shortcake on top.

The entire cake is covered in vegan whipped topping with a singe fresh strawberry as the crowning jewel.

Vegan at Trails End at Disney’s Ft Wilderness Resort and Campground {Without Chef TJ} - Strawberry Shortcake

Was I disappointed that Chef TJ was no longer working his magic and Trail’s End? Yes. I will forever long for his vegan nachos with his house made coconut milk based nacho cheese sauce!

Was I disappointed with the meal I was served in its place? Absolutely not!

Would I go back again? In a heartbeat.

Want to see what a meal used to look like here when Chef TJ was working? Check out this post: Vegan Food Review: Trail’s End Restaurant at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground with Chef TJ

Wondering what the chef is up to now? See what’s he’s serving guests over at Cape May Cafe in Disney’s Beach Club Resort by visiting this post: What’s Vegan at Disney’s Cape May Cafe with Chef TJ at the Beach Club?

Just looking for a drink and a snack? Order the vegan Fried Green Tomatoes in the attached lounge here: Vegan Fried Green Tomatoes at Crockett’s Tavern in Walt Disney World

Vegan Fried Green Tomatoes at Crockett’s Tavern in Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground at Walt Disney World

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