City Works Eatery & Pour House is officially open in Disney Springs and the restaurant recently hosted us for a meal so we could try out some of the vegan options.
This new 8,632 square foot restaurant is located adjacent to the NBA Experience in Disney Springs West Side.
The pub house has a modern industrial feel to it with cool grey seat covers set against copper walls and tables. The main bar flanks the rear wall of the dining room and is rather long. Large television sets offer an array of sporting events.
Seating options include bar stools and high tops.
Banquettes line the perimeter of the room with a row of booths in the center.
The booths and banquettes offer great vantage points for people watching through the large windows which line the wall opposite the main bar.
City Works offers a massive draft beer selection featuring local, regional, and global craft brews with constantly rotating taps.
You can opt for a glass of beer or test out one of their predetermined flights. There’s also the option to “Build Your Own Flight” which is what I did.
LEFT TO RIGHT
FRESH ($5/$10) Civil Society Brewing Co. – Jupiter, FL 6.2% ABV
HAKUNA MATATA TROPICAL IPA ($4.50/$9) D9 Brewing Co. – Cornelius, NC 6.6% ABV
SPACE DUST ($5/$10) Elysian Brewing – Seattle, WA 8.2% ABV
PULP FRICTION ($4.50/$9) Motorworks Brewing – Bradenton, FL 6.3% ABV
I love that every beer had extensive tasting notes listed along with origin and ABV. The dual pricing represents either a tasting portion or a full pour.
Here’s a sample page. There are too many to list here. You can browse the full list on their website here: City Works Beer List
This epic brew selection is complemented by classic American cuisine with a twist.
What’s Vegan at City Works Eatery & Pour House in Disney Springs?
Yes, what is vegan at the all new City Works Eatery & Pour House?
The Disney Springs City Works Eatery & Pour House is not the first of it’s kind. You can find City Works in seven locations across the U.S. Each location has a similar menu with a few local twists.
Here’s what’s plant based at City Works Eatery & Pour House in Walt Disney World.
Vegan Kung Pao Cauliflower
The Vegan Kung Pao Cauliflower ($15) is listed on the “Shareables” section of the menu and is composed of roasted cauliflower, sweet peppers, green onions, garlic, ginger, arbol chiles, fried peanuts, chili oil and sweet & spicy tamari.
This one is vegan as-is right off the menu.
I honestly wasn’t expecting much out of this dish but the flavors were actually pretty good.
The cauliflower was cooked properly. The peanuts and scallions gave the dish good texture and the serving size was definitely shareable. It was a nice balance of sweet and savory and we didn’t find it overly spicy.
My absolute FAVORITE item were the modified Fried Pickles ($10) off the “Bar Bites” section of the menu.
Kosher dill pickle chips are coated in a breading made from beer and flour only. No egg or dairy is used. They’re deep fried and served with a ranch dressing which is not vegan friendly so just ask to swap that out for their vegan roasted garlic horseradish aioli and thank me later.
The Impossible Burger ($19.00) is listed on the “Burgers” section of the menu and comes with shredded iceberg lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion and vegan roasted garlic horseradish aioli. You’ll need omit cheese and ask to swap the brioche bun for their vegan-gluten-free bun when ordering.
The Impossible Burger comes with olive oil parsley fries or a side salad.
This was the fanciest vegan, gluten-free bun I’ve ever been served. It was like an everything bagel and while yes, you can tell that it’s gluten free, all the seeds on top make up for that.
If I could change one thing about this burger it would be to add on a slice of vegan cheese.
Vegan friendly sides include French Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Grilled Corn (plain), Brussels Sprouts and this…
Corn and Black Bean Salad
This is straight forward with fresh corn, black beans, bell peppers, thinly sliced onions and micro cilantro in a flavorful sauce thickened with pectin.
I’d make some tacos out of this with flour tortillas, lettuce, tomato and avocado. I may try it on my next visit.
Other options that can be modified include the Beet Salad with roasted beets, chili spiced pecans, baby arugula, shaved fennel and charred orange vinaigrette (no goat cheese) and the House Salad with red leaf lettuce, romaine, cucumbers, tomatoes, radish, bell peppers, kalamata olives, red onion and a red wine vinaigrette (no garlic croutons).
There is also gluten free Pasta available which happens to be vegan if that’s your preference.
The restaurant is a sports-lovers paradise with expansive seating and plenty of high-definition TVs, including a 165-inch screen. There is additional seating on the 1,767 square foot patio. City Works has three full-service bars. One bar is inside the restaurant, while the other two are located on the covered outdoor patio.
Looking for more vegan options in Disney Springs? Check out our comprehensive guide here: What’s Vegan in Disney Springs?
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