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Old 12-16-2007, 05:11 PM   #1
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A vegetarian and Pescetarian do WDW dining-updated 2/15-1900 Park Fare

These food reviews are by me, Heather-I'm a 23 year old vegetarian who hates mushrooms and does not like eggs. Some meals I was joined by my mother, who is a pescetarian (eats fish). I was not on the DDP.

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Dinner was at Columbia Harbor House at the Magic Kingdom. I had the Lighthouse Sandwich - hummus with tomato & broccoli slaw $6.49. It came with a bag of chips. It was very good, and fairly high-quality for theme park fare. The only downer was that finding a table was a pain-I wish more CS restaurants would have a bar like the Main Street Bakery-that's great for solos.
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Old 12-16-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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Off to a great start, can't wait to read more !






< < < The only downer was that finding a table was a pain > > >

Did you look upstairs ? I can usually find a table up there, even when its packed downstairs !
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
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I'm anxious to hear more as well, i'm a soon-to-be 24 yr. old vegetarian with a Disney trip coming up next month! I haven't been there in a few years and am hoping the options are improving.

I'm really looking forward to trying out the California Grill, but i'm having problems purchasing our dining plan (that's a whole other thread...) so we'll see if that will still be an option.

Can't wait to hear more!
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Old 12-16-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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< < < The only downer was that finding a table was a pain > > >

Did you look upstairs ? I can usually find a table up there, even when its packed downstairs !
Yepp. That even took a few circles around to get.
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I'm not a vegetarian, but I am thoroughly enjoying your report. Sometimes its nice to try something different and you are definitely opening my eyes to all the choices that Disney offers.
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Really enjoying your report. Everything looks so delicious.
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:02 PM   #8
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I'm also a vegetarian who hates mushrooms, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews!

DH and I ate at the Main Street Bakery today and I had their tomato-mozzarella-pesto sandwich. It was good, but wasn't out in the display--there were only meat vegetables on display (i knew to ask for it though).

The Lighthouse sandwich at Columbia Harbor House is actually my favorite counter service meal in all the parks. I was craving a pecan pie torte, though, which is why we ate at Main Street Bakery instead.
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:03 PM   #9
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Did you look upstairs at CHH for a table? In September(free dining) downstairs was a zoo. We went upstairs and there were only 3 occupied tables.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:10 PM   #10
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For dessert, I had a Dole Whip float. I'd had my first Dole Whip last year-mixed with vanilla in case I didn't like it. This year, I decided to try the float. It was very good, i recommend it highly.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:11 PM   #11
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For breakfast I had Beignets at my resort, POFQ. They were very good-lighter than the ones I had at the Big E in September.
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I'm also a vegetarian who hates mushrooms, so I'm looking forward to reading your reviews!

DH and I ate at the Main Street Bakery today and I had their tomato-mozzarella-pesto sandwich. It was good, but wasn't out in the display--there were only meat vegetables on display (i knew to ask for it though).

The Lighthouse sandwich at Columbia Harbor House is actually my favorite counter service meal in all the parks. I was craving a pecan pie torte, though, which is why we ate at Main Street Bakery instead.
Thank you for that little tidbit! A tomato-mozzarella-pesto sandwich sounds like a PEFECT lunch to me! I'll be sure to ask for this next time! I'm not a vegetarian, but I like to pick healthy options which are usually more vegetarian oriented! Knowing there are more options for counter service other than burgers, hotdogs, and rotting salads is a big bonus for me! Thanks so much!

Side note: I've found that most CS salads leave A LOT to be desired! Usually just old wilted lettuce with over ripe tomatoes and some dry carrot shreds....
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Day 8 Breakfast: 1900 Park Fare

It surprised me how much more a cab to the GF ($16) was than a cab to/from Epcot ($10 or less), but it was on par with what I spent on a cab to CR in 06. We entered the GF and admired the decorations-I got to talk about the things I learned on my tour and sound all smart. We then made our way up to the podium. 1900 Park Fare opened around 8:05 (I think it’s supposed to open at 8).

We were able to be seated right away. As the hostess was walking us to our seats and giving us the spiel about food, blah blah blah, she said “And the characters love seeing adults, too, and they’ll be around.” We hadn’t even sat down yet, but I knew this was going to be better than the my time at Chef Mickey's in 06. We got up to get food. I regret to inform you that I believe I tried to make notes for this meal on the plane, so they include such deep thoughts as “potatoes….yay Mickey waffle…” but I’ll try. I started with the strawberry soup, which lived up to its rep (we’re thinking we may serve the AllEars recipe at Easter), potatoes and a pastry . All were very good. Mom had an egg dish, potatoes, a croissant and a muffin, all of which she said were good. I also had some Mickey waffles, a chocolate croissant and sticky bun. All were good, but I was kind of bummed-I wanted my Mickey waffle a la mode, but couldn’t get the ice cream machine to work. Oh well. As I returned to my seat, I did a bit of a double-take-the Mad Hatter was sitting on a high chair. Somewhat amusing. The characters started coming. We first met with Pooh and Tigger. Both signed my autograph book and took pictures, and hugged Mom. We amused ourselves looking at a family of six seated across from us. The three older kids were all somewhere between four and seven, and character shy. Baby in the high chair, however was watching the characters very intently. Mary Poppins came over and was very good. Mary tried to socialize with the family. Baby was far too busy staring at Pooh-Mary said something very polite like “Oh, well, I can’t compete with Pooh.” We chatted with Alice, and then the Mad Hatter came around. He walked up to us, turned to Mom, and said “I think she likes me, she was staring at me earlier.” (Meaning me) LOL. He also insisted on a picture with Mom. Meanwhile, Pooh had reached our neighbor’s table, and Baby was practically climbing out of her highchair while the other kids in the family were hiding behind the parents. Mom commented that baby would be running the family in another year. We finished, and got our check. I have to say the only negative was the lag in getting our check.
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Thank you for that little tidbit! A tomato-mozzarella-pesto sandwich sounds like a PEFECT lunch to me! I'll be sure to ask for this next time! I'm not a vegetarian, but I like to pick healthy options which are usually more vegetarian oriented! Knowing there are more options for counter service other than burgers, hotdogs, and rotting salads is a big bonus for me! Thanks so much!

Side note: I've found that most CS salads leave A LOT to be desired! Usually just old wilted lettuce with over ripe tomatoes and some dry carrot shreds....

You're welcome! I agree that the CS salads leave a lot to be desired--they remind me of the salads at Wendy's, which always taste 3 days old and preserved in wax to me.

WDW actually has a lot of healthy options, relatively speaking (relative to restaurants in my town, anyway, which is a college town and presumably has more healthy food choices than a typical town). If I'm desperate, I'll get a veggie burger at counter service--with lettuce and tomato, I figure it couldn't be too awful for me! (I have to admit I do get fries, though, since WDW is the only place I've ever heard of that keeps the fry oil for the potatoes separate from the fry oil for chicken nuggets etc.).
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(I have to admit I do get fries, though, since WDW is the only place I've ever heard of that keeps the fry oil for the potatoes separate from the fry oil for chicken nuggets etc.).
I know I'm a bit late to the party, but I'm enjoying going back and reading your reviews. I'm not a vegatarian technically, but most of the time my diet is vegatarian.

I used to work at a Burger King in high school, and their french frys in vegatable oil kept separate from the oil used to cook meat products.
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