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We’re going to show you how easy it is to stay keto at Disney World while still enjoying delicious Disney food!
When you’re on vacation, eating is a balance between staying on track with your health and nutrition goals and enjoying the delicious vacation food! There’s no reason you can’t have it all. It’s possible to eat keto at Disney World so you stay in ketosis and still feel like you’re indulging (or at least not feel like you’re depriving yourself).
Keto at Disney World
Surprisingly, it’s easier than you think to stay keto at Disney World! Of course you could just pack meals for the day and stash them in a rented locker, but where’s the fun in that? When we go to Disney, we want to enjoy the food! We’re going to show you that it’s not hard to stay keto at Disney World, while still indulging in that delicious Disney food you love.
How to Eat Keto at Disney World
When you want to stay keto during your next Disney World vacation, there are a few different options:
- Bring your own food. This is an easy way to make sure you stay keto at Disney World, but it’s not our top choice for two reasons: 1) it’s not all that convenient, and 2) we want to eat Disney food when we’re at Disney! If you decide to bring your own food, you’ll most likely have to pack your food in a cooler with ice packs because Florida can be quite hot year-round. And then because carrying around a cooler all day is no fun, you’ll probably want to rent a locker, which means you’ll have to return to the front of the park every time you want to eat. We usually pack a couple keto snacks that don’t require refrigeration (such as nuts, seeds, beef jerky, etc.), and then buy the rest of our meals at Disney.
- Look for low carb food options at Disney and make them keto. For example, if there’s quiche on the menu, get the quiche and skip the crust. Or get a salad and pick out the high-carb items, like croutons, candied nuts, etc. (Or you can ask for no croutons, candied nuts, etc., but a lot of items are pre-made and aren’t customizable.)
- Choose to eat keto at Disney World with food that you can buy there! There are so many keto foods available at Disney World, and we’re going to show you a few of our favorites.
To see the full list of places to eat at Disney World, check out their dining page here. On their webpage, you can filter your dining results by park and resort, as well as dining experience (e.g. fine dining, counter service, character dining, etc.), price range per person, cuisine, guest rating, and whether they accept Disney dining plans.
We love the quiche from Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie at the France Pavilion in Epcot (just skip the crust or share it with a friend).
Keto Food at Disney World: How to Stay Keto at Disney (Without Feeling Deprived!)
Low Carb and Keto Foods That are Available at All 4 Disney Parks (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Epcot)
Here are a few staple keto foods available at Disney World all the time…
You’re bound to see someone walking around nibbling on a giant turkey leg; ask them where they got it, or ask a cast member where the turkey leg stand is. As far as keto at Disney World goes, this is the cream of the crop.
Skip the bun on your hot dog, of course. For condiments, nix the ketchup and go for mustard, sauerkraut, dill relish, onion, etc. In Magic Kingdom, our favorite place for hot dogs is at Casey’s Corner, which is at the end of Main Street (it’s on the left if you’re facing the castle). They have a condiment bar there!
Similar to hot dogs, forgo the bun and top your sausage with kraut and mustard. This is one of our favorite filling, relatively inexpensive, and delicious keto foods at Disney World!
Just like sausages and hot dogs, say no thanks to the bun for your burgers! We like ours with cheese and a side of mayo, a squirt of mustard, and a dill pickle alongside. Our top spot for a burger at Magic Kingdom is Pecos Bill (in the Frontierland area of Magic Kingdom) because they have a huge toppings bar.
Jumbo Dill Pickles
We love a good dill pickle anytime, anywhere! We find huge deli-style dill pickles individually packaged for sale at various food and drink stands around the Disney World theme parks.
Coffee with Heavy Cream
Each of the four Disney World theme parks, as well as Disney Springs has a Starbucks. And as all keto coffee lovers know, Starbucks has heavy cream for your coffee. If you want to order a different drink than coffee with heavy cream at Starbucks, check out our post on Keto Starbucks Drinks! (And of course Starbucks usually has some keto food available as well, such as hard boiled eggs, nuts, meat and cheese plates, etc.) Joffrey’s Coffee (which is located in all four Disney World theme parks, as well as Disney Springs) only has half and half (not heavy cream), but they call it “cream”.
Epcot: How to Eat Keto at Epcot Disney World
Epcot is a very unique Disney park because it has several different food festivals happening throughout the year. Not only are the festivities and décor different for the festivals, but the food also changes! One of the best things about going to Epcot is that it’s almost like experiencing a new theme park for every different festival.
There are a few specific keto foods that aren’t linked to a particular festival, so they’re available any time you visit. But with that being said, we think of it as a treasure hunt to look for festival food that’s keto or can be made keto-friendly!
Keto Food Always Available at Epcot
Guacamole (at La Cantina de San Angel at the Mexico Pavilion at the World Showcase)
We got a side order of guacamole ($4.50) along with a side order of sour cream ($.75) for a delicious keto snack (pictured here with hot sauce on the side). (Skip the tortilla chips; we ate our guac with a spoon!) It was a pretty generous portion; Lara and Faith shared it and were both really satisfied afterwards.
Shawarma Platters (at Tangierine Café at the Morocco Pavilion at the World Showcase)
At first we thought this was one of the more expensive keto options at Disney (it is $16 for a chicken/lamb combo platter). However, once we ordered it we realized just how much food it is! It’s easily enough to feed two people as a main course, and it was easy to order it keto. We asked for no bread and extra garden salad as our sides, instead of hummus, tabbouleh, and couscous salad. Their garden salad comes with black olives and feta cheese, so it’s a good source of healthy fats. We were satisfied for hours after eating this!
Hot Dogs (at Refreshment Outpost at the Africa Outpost at the World Showcase)
We like that these hot dogs are all-beef; however, at $8.99 for a hot dog (served on a bun with chips) they’re a bit pricey. We skipped the bun and chips, and topped our hot dog with mustard. For a yummy quick keto-friendly protein source, these dogs are good; however, in terms of value, there are better options available.
Cheese Plate (at Sunshine Seasons Food Court at The Land in Epcot Future World; also available at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie at the France Pavilion at the World Showcase)
Above: Cheese Plate From Sunshine Seasons Food Court at The Land
Above: Cheese Plate From Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie at the France Pavilion
For a quick and easy keto snack or dessert, cheese is a great choice. We found two options for a cheese plate at Epcot: 1) at Sunshine Seasons Food Court at The Land and 2) at Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie at the France Pavilion. At Sunshine Seasons Food Court, the cheese plate costs $6.69 and comes with strawberries, Swiss cheese, cheddar cheese, and pepper jack cheese. At Les Halles, the cheese plate costs $9.25 and comes with small portions of 5 different imported cheeses served on mixed greens. We definitely prefer the cheese plate at Sunshine Seasons Food Court.
What Does Our Perfect Day of Keto Food at Disney World Look Like?
We’ll start the day with coffee + heavy cream at Starbucks, and then a couple hours later eat guacamole from La Cantina de San Angel for a snack. For our main meal, we’ll go with the Shawarma Platter from Tangierine Café (share it with someone, unless you’re super hungry!). And depending on if we want dessert or not, later we might grab a cheese plate from Sunshine Seasons Food Court!
Festivals at Epcot – What Keto Foods Are Available at the Epcot Festivals?
Festival food is a lot of fun because it changes to fit the theme of each festival! There are four different festivals throughout the year: The Festival of Arts, Flower & Garden, Food & Wine, and Festival of the Holidays. Go into it knowing that you won’t be able to find the same dishes at the different festivals. To stay keto-friendly, look for dishes with meat, cheese, and low carb vegetables. Skip the bread, bun, or noodles, and be careful with creamy soups, sauces, jams, chutneys, etc.
Here are a few of our festival food favorites…
Charcuterie in a Cone with a selection of imported Spanish Meats, Cheeses, and Olives with an Herb Vinaigrette (Epcot Food & Wine Festival)
Seafood Salad with Shrimp, Bay Scallops and Mussels, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, White Balsamic Vinegar, and Smoked Paprika (Epcot Food & Wine Festival)
Red Wine-Braised Beef Short Rib with Parsnip Puree, Broccolini, Baby Tomatoes, and Aged Balsamic (Epcot Festival of the Arts)
Disney Springs: How to Eat Keto at Disney Springs
Brunch Foods to Eat Keto at Disney Springs
The best brunch option we’ve found at Disney Springs is Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante. Their fixed price brunch menu includes an antipasti selection (with meats, cheeses, nuts, etc.), eggs, breakfast meats, salads, fruits, etc.
Antipasti as part of brunch at Maria & Enzo’s.
Salad with avocado and poached egg as part of brunch at Maria and Enzo’s.
Keto Appetizers at Disney Springs
For appetizers at Disney Springs, Wine Bar George is our favorite! You can go with a cheese board, charcuterie board, spiced olives, grilled romaine, etc. We like the meatballs (share the polenta with a friend) and the burrata (skip the bread it comes on). And if you can fit it into your macros, you can enjoy a glass of dry wine!
Wine Bar George at Disney Springs
House-Made Meatballs at Wine Bar George (share the polenta with a friend)
The Big Board at Wine Bar George (skip the chutney and jam)
Frontera Cocina also has delicious keto-friendly appetizers; go for the guacamole and queso fundito with no tortillas!
Lunch and Dinner Foods to Eat Keto at Disney Springs
If you just want to grab a quick meal, you could always go for a hamburger or hot dog without the bun. However, if you have more time to sit down and enjoy a meal, here are a few of our favorite keto dinners available at Disney Springs:
- Rainforest Café: Chicken Cesar Salad (no croutons)
- STK Orlando: Steak of your choice, ordered with a side of asparagus and mushrooms, topped with truffle butter
- Paddlefish: Scallops with brown butter, cauliflower puree, crispy brussels sprouts, and bacon
- Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill: Whole Grilled Sea Bass with Shaved Fennel Salad and Pepperonata (pepperonata is a mixture of olives, onions, and peppers)
And don’t forget to stay for the fireworks!
Fireworks at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
More Disney Food and Fun to Explore:
- Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
- Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party
- Epcot International Festival of the Arts
- California Grill at Walt Disney World
- Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
- Raglan Road Trip to Ireland
- Disney Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
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