Veg on the Run Disney Edition

by jem614

We were in Orlando this weekend and stayed at a Disney Resort that shall not be named.  It was actually not bad, the room was clean, the price was right and the service was extremely friendly but the vegetarian/vegan options were, shall we say, lacking?  Isn’t Disney supposed to be the Happiest Place on Earth?

An option of “Vegetarian Burger” (that was literally the only option at this place for me except some oily oozy cheese pizza) seems to be the go to meal for all restaurants that aren’t sure of what to serve those of us that are mostly “meat-challenged”.  At least they have an option right?  Wrong.  With over 7.3 million (Vegetarian Times, 2011) vegetarians in the world, I think that we’re getting the short end of the stick.  I mean, about 8 million people live in New York City.  That’s like telling New York City that they will have to survive on Veggie burgers because they aren’t big enough for other options.  Can you imagine New York City only eating veggie burgers?  We’d have a riot on our hands!

I’m not saying it’s time to break down doors, stomp, cry or complain (that’s my job) but I think we should make companies aware that there should be other options.  Please talk to your local grocery store managers, fast food joints and others.  If we keep asking, they will start realizing that there is a demand and respond accordingly.

As an aside: I did find a website dedicated to vegetarian food at Disney but it looks like it’s dedicated to the actual “Parks” which, I would imagine, have more variety than the resorts themselves.  Check it out:
http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/2009/08/31/best-disney-world-restaurants-for-vegetarians/

Good luck changing the world!

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