Today we are taking you along for a vegan Disney food review of breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Ale & Compass restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.
Disney’s Yacht Club is a deluxe Disney resort situated on the Walt Disney World boardwalk surrounding Crescent Lake. It’s prime location gives guests access to both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot by walkway or ferry boat.
Vegan Disney Food Review: Ale & Compass Restaurant at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
The Yacht Club Resort is connected to sister property Disney’s Beach Club Resort via Stormalong Bay, the shared 3-acre water park.
There is a covered walkway in between the two properties affording guests the opportunity to conveniently dine at restaurants in either property throughout their stay.
The resort itself is full of New England-style nautical touches and is decorated in dark woods with cool blue, mahogany and gold accents.
This nautical theming continues into the resort’s full-service restaurant Ale & Compass. The restaurant occupies the space where the old Captain’s Grille restaurant used to be.
Disney’s Ale & Compass Lounge
If you arrive early enough you can start your dinner service with cocktails inside the attached Ale & Compass Lounge.
The lounge also has a happy hour from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. with select $6 beer, $7 wells, $7 wines by the glass and $8 specialty cocktails. There is also a vegan bar snack on the menu. You can read about it here: Vegan Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower at Disney’s Ale and Compass Lounge
Disney’s Ale & Compass Restaurant Atmosphere
The Ale & Compass Restaurant’s theme is inspired by an Eastern Seaboard lighthouse. The colors are dark and rich. Details include worn carpets where the lighthouse keeper rolled the massive light back and forth to signal sailors to the shore.
Seating options include tables and banquettes as well as a bar with a view of the show kitchen.
Ale & Compass Restaurant Vegan Breakfast
Breakfast is offered daily from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and includes one totally as-is vegan option.
This is the Breakfast Protein Bowl. ($17) It is composed of tofu scramble, quinoa, sweet potatoes, chard and kale and house-made vegan sausage. The dish is served with a delicious carrot ginger dressing and a slice of chocolate-avocado toast.
Ale & Compass Restaurant Vegan Lunch & Dinner
Lunch is offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner service runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The menu includes one of the most unique vegan burgers you’ll find at Walt Disney World.
This is the Grilled Vegan Plant-based Cheeseburger ($18) (NOTE: Not currently available on the menu in 2021) It starts with a Beyond Burger patty which is topped with Daiya cheddar cheese, Sweet Earth Foods Benevolent bacon, caramelized mushroom and onions, lettuce, tomato, and vegan chipotle mayonnaise. Your side options include fresh fruit or french fries which come from a shared fryer.
The only thing odd about this offering is that the burger is served sandwiched between one slice of bread which has been cut in half in lieu of a burger bun.
Looking for something lighter? Order the Ale & Compass Salad ($9). The salad is a composed dish of greens with watercress, sorghum, pumpkin seeds, rainbow carrots, beets, and watermelon radish with a lemon-balsamic vinaigrette.
Another main offered here is the Vegan Protein Bowl ($17) which consists of vegan Italian sausage, quinoa, sweet potatoes, and broccolini with roasted cherry tomato sauce. I personally really enjoyed this option and we recreate it at home often!
You can also ask for the Modified Roasted Buffalo-style Cauliflower ($9).
You MUST specify vegan when ordering this dish so the chefs know to not use butter in the buffalo sauce.
They can also whip you up a quick vegan herb ranch for dipping in lieu of the traditional dairy ranch dressing.
For dessert there’s a Mango Torte Spiced Lemon Pound Cake ($6.50).
This sweet treat is a lemon cake layered with a vegan mango cream that is similar to a custard.
It’s garnished with toasted coconut flakes, fresh berries, a berry coulis and an edible flower.
As with all Walt Disney World resort restaurants, you do not have to be a guest staying at the hotel to dine. This restaurant is a fantastic option if you’re wanting something different while spending the day in Epcot. Exit the park in between the UK and France via the International Gateway and it is a short walk or ferry ride to the Yacht Club Resort.
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