Old school Walt Disney World fans may remember that when Le Cellier first opened, it was actually a buffeteria! I actually never visited the restaurant back then, but once it became a table service dining room, it became one of my family’s favorite spots. Then the Disney Dining Plan came into play and it became a highly sought after “Signature Dining” reservation, so we stopped going as much. However, with all of the vegan options now available, Le Cellier is going back on my list of must-visit dining spots at EPCOT!
I must admit, it had actually been at least 10 years since I’d actually had a meal at Le Cellier. With Disney’s Plant-based initiative at the end of 2019, Le Cellier got some wonderful vegan options, but I had only seen photos up until last night. Very recently, they added one more vegan appetizer option, so I knew my dry spell of Le Cellier had to end. I was not disappointed with any part of our experience last night. I realized we didn’t have a blog post listing all the options, so rather than discuss just the new appetizer, I ordered one of every plant-based option on the Le Cellier menu to share my vegan reviews with you here. We have previously reviewed the Le Cellier vegan brunch offerings, which are not currently taking place. Hopefully brunch will return soon.
Here is the official Walt Disney World Menu, which is currently how you look at the menu, by scanning a QR code in the restaurant, during these pandemic times. Right now, the lunch and dinner menu are the same, as has been happening at most table service locations during the pandemic reopening. We hope to return to unique lunch and dinner options very soon.
Le Cellier Atmosphere:
For those not familiar with Le Cellier, it literally means the cellar and is meant to feel like you are dining in a rustic wine cellar. It’s not a huge space, and with physically distanced tables, reservations are still hard to come by but I lucked out with one at 9:25pm, which I was able to modify that same day for 4:25pm.
It’s a perfect date night spot for locals, or a special occasion location for those vacationing during a birthday or anniversary. There are no windows or grand views, but the lighting and low ceilings make for a romantic cozy feel.
I started with a cocktail, which was as good as it was pretty:
Victorian Raspberry Cocktail – $15
Dillon’s Small Batch Vodka with Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice and Raspberry Puree
Vegan Bread Service:
The bread service is completely vegan as is. It comes with a pretzel bread stick, a multigrain roll with sunflower seeds, and a sourdough roll. Normally served with salted butter, just ask and they will bring out some Earth Balance for you. You can ask for more as you’d like, but don’t fill up because there’s more amazing choices coming!
I enjoyed all of the bread types, I don’t think I could pick a favorite!
There are actually quite a few vegan appetizer options, which was nice to see. Options are always a good thing!
Seasonal Salad – $15
This was a lovely, refreshing salad. I love a good vinaigrette and this did not disappoint. The blueberries and walnuts were a nice change of texture from just lettuce.
The “phyllo crisp” was not actually very crisp, but I think it was just a little undercooked. This is actually Pillsbury phyllo dough, which is accidentally vegan. I’ve used it at home to make a Mushroom Wellington.
There are also edible flowers which make it just pretty and Spring-y. It was also a good size salad, which is nice considering the price tag.
Plant-based House-made Chorizo Meatballs – $18.00
Baby Iceberg Wedge Salad – $16
Le Cellier Signature Poutine – $14
There is only one vegan entrée, as is the norm at every table service restaurant. Here at Le Cellier, it is the plant-based Steamed Asian Impossible Dumplings:
Steamed Asian Impossible™ Dumplings – $34
Vegan Enhancements (Side Items):
While most of the enhancements contain cheese, one does not and it is definitely worth getting.
Maple Whiskey-glazed Brussels Sprouts – $10
Carrot Cake – $10
Overall Thoughts on Le Cellier’s Vegan Options:
Have you dined at Le Cellier and enjoyed any of these vegan options? Let us know in the comments, or be sure to tag us in your #VeganDisneyFood photos on Instagram and we may share them!
Edited to Add:
I wanted to mention pricing a bit. So the total for everything we ordered above was $115 before tax and tip. That’s with one alcoholic beverage and one entree. But we did get 3 appetizers and a side item. It is pricey, but as mentioned above, this is a “signature dining” spot, and truly, the food was all amazing quality. I felt much better about the cost of everything here than I did at La Hacienda where they offer no discounts except for DVC. I will say I think the entrée should be about $10 cheaper, but maybe that’s just me. Next time, I would definitely just get the meatballs, the poutine, and the Brussels sprouts, but again, that could just be me (and the fact that I’m still thinking about those 3 items). If you want a complete entrée, I think 5 dumplings is still a good size. I just wanted to address it. It is still a much better price than the meat-based entrees offered at Le Cellier.
For a list of ALL the vegan items available at the Epcot theme park reference our comprehensive guide here: What’s Vegan in Epcot?