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Plant-Based Menu Options Available at Select Restaurants

December 18, 2018
New Vegan Dishes at Universal Orlando Resort

It’s official – there are six vegan menu options available now at select restaurants in Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal’s Volcano Bay. Something for the whole family – no matter your food preference.

Tomato Pesto Cresto de Gallo

Available: Mythos Restaurant (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)

Tomato Pesto Cresto de Gallo - Universal Orlando Resort

This mouth-watering dish is made with vegan chicken, sundried tomato, roasted mushrooms, Kalamata olives and fresh basil.

Penne Genovese

Available: Lombard’s Seafood Grille (Universal Studios Florida)

Penne Genovese - Universal Orlando Resort

Made with vegan sausage roasted broccoli, cherry tomatoes and basil oil. So basically, it’s like you’re in Italy.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Available: Louie’s Italian Restaurant (Universal Studios Florida), Café 4 (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)

Spaghetti Bolognese - Universal Orlando Resort

A delicious Bolognese sauce made with vegan Italian sausage crumbles.

Chipotle Sausage with Orzo

Available: Confisco Grille (Universal’s Islands of Adventure)

Chipotle Sausage with Orzo - Universal Orlando Resort

A perfect combination of vegan Italian sausage crumbles, roasted red peppers, chipotle pesto, arugula

Chick’n & Avocado Sandwich

Available: Mel’s Drive-In (Universal Studios Florida), The Burger Digs (Universal’s Islands of Adventure), Bambu (Universal’s Volcano Bay)

Chick'n & Avocado Sandwich - Universal Orlando Resort

A twist on a classic sandwich! Made with vegan chicken and vegan cheese

Impossible Burger

Available: Richter’s Burger Co. (Universal Studios Florida), Captain America Diner (Universal’s Islands of Adventure), Kohola Reef (Universal’s Volcano Bay)

Impossible Burger - Universal Orlando Resort

No, you’re not dreaming, you can now order this trendy (and delicious) burger at your favorite theme park.

Now, if you have someone with specific dietary needs in your family, there is no need to stress about where to eat or what to order when dining in park. My personal favorite is the Penne Genovese – it fits right in at my mother’s Sunday dinner.

With so many new options, there is a choice that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds!

In addition to our new plant-based options, don’t forget about our already existing plant-based items including:

  • Spaghetti and Marinara: available at Louie’s Italian Restaurant, Café 4, Comic Strip Café, The Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous
  • Veggie Pad Thai: available at Confisco Grille. Mythos Restaurant
  • Veggie Kebabs: available at Oasis Cooler
  • Vegan Burger: available at The Burger Digs
  • Falafel Pita or Salad: The Burger Digs
  • Rice Bowl: Thunder Falls Terrace
  • Tropical Baby Greens Salad: Kohola Reef
  • Veggie Roll Sushi: Kohola Reef, Whakawaiwai Eats
  • Veggie Wrap: Kohola Reef

What dish are you looking forward to trying?

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  • Reply Karen December 19, 2018 at 8:27 am

    The Cowfish has a great veggie burger last I visited, not to mention the fried pickles!

  • Reply Isaac December 19, 2018 at 10:14 am

    I’m so excited for all these new vegan options in the parks! For so long, there was virtually nothing vegan and now, it’s a veritable smorgasbord! Thank you! I’d also love to see the Beyond Burger if you can get it.

  • Reply Social Media Team December 19, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Hi Isaac!

    Thank you so much for your feedback. I am absolutely thrilled you enjoy our Vegan Options. We are pleased to provide vegetarian and vegan menu options at many of our quick-service and full-service restaurants for our Guests. I look forward to your next visit with us!

  • Reply Karly L. December 19, 2018 at 10:28 am

    The pasta dishes are so great! Thank you so, so much for giving us great vegan options! I used to have to leave the park when I got hungry.

  • Reply Social Media Team December 19, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Karen!

    Thank you for your positive feedback! I am glad you enjoyed your visit! Come to see us again!

  • Reply It's 2018 Universal where have you been? December 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Very cool. Better late than never Universal.

  • Reply Julie December 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    All of the pasta dishes pictured in the article appear to have cheese on them. Can you confirm that is vegan cheese?

    • Reply Social Media Team December 19, 2018 at 1:40 pm

      Hi Julie! Yes, the meals are completely vegan.

  • Reply Social Media Team December 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    Great! Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I look forward to your next visit!

  • Reply Social Media Team December 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Nikki! Yes, any cheese on any of our Vegan pasta dishes would be Vegan.

  • Reply cybelle December 19, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    I’m delighted to see all the vegan options added to the menu !!! I would suggest adding vegetarian or vegan gluten-free options in at least one place in each park. Vegetarian people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance have almost no options and we are very anxious about eating out specially at the theme parks. It would be amazing to see Universal lead the way for us !!!

    • Reply Social Media Team December 19, 2018 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you for your feedback!

  • Reply Diana December 19, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Yesss! super stoked about these new options! helps us vegans wanting to come back not just for the experience! yummm

  • Reply Matthew December 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    I am so thrilled that we have made this move. For those of us who eat this way, this is a tremendous addition. For others who are starting to consider healthier and more conscientious choices but don’t have any exposure or offerings this is fantastic opportunity. As someone who is a stand for healthy eating and a Universal team member, this makes me incredibly proud.

  • Reply Wendy December 19, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    LOVE THE VEGAN OPTIONS GUYS!!! I am so happy to not have to worry about what I can eat anymore! the dishes look amazing- going to try them all on my next trip!

  • Reply Link December 20, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Such great news! It normally takes me about 3min to figure out what I want to eat at some places as there’s only 1 or two options to pick from. But now I will have to really think about what I want as there’s more options! But the Impossible Burger is my favorite also the Beyond Meat (hint hint). Thanks guys for being awesome!

  • Reply Gaby December 20, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    I just want to say THANK YOU UNIVERSAL!!

  • Reply Jamie December 20, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you for having Vegan options that are on the menu! It is a relief to not have to pretend my entire family has an “allergy” in order to order some off menu item that takes longer, while feeling like we are inconveniencing the chef. Would love some Vegan pizza and desserts too!

    • Reply Social Media Team December 20, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      Hey Jaime, thanks for your feedback! Please be assured that your suggestions have been documented and will be forwarded to the appropriate management teams.

  • Reply joan goldman December 30, 2018 at 9:39 am

    looking for more options with more legumes,brown rice bowls,fresh fruit options and no salt and no oil dishes.

  • Reply Scott R January 3, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Great job adding so many new and exciting things to the menu. Keep up the good work.

  • Reply Stacy January 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    Hi, can you tell me if full ingredient lists are available for the foods served at the park and on-site hotel restaurants? My son has several food allergies, and we will need to see all ingredients. Also, is a map available that shows the restaurant locations? Thanks.

    • Reply Social Media Team January 6, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      Hi Stacy,

      For the convenience of our Guests with special dietary needs, we have chefs in residence at each of our full-service restaurants (Lombard’s Seafood Grille™ and Finnegan’s Bar & Grill™ in Universal Studios Florida™, and Mythos Restaurant™ and Confisco Grille™ in Universal’s Islands of Adventure™) who can create meals customized to suit individual tastes and needs. In addition, the managers at any of our quick-service restaurants can assist with specific menu questions to help you select appropriate items during your visit. Our park maps show the different dining locations on site and you can always visit Guest Services if you have any specific questions.

  • Reply Michelle February 27, 2019 at 7:15 am

    The impossible burgers! 😍

  • Reply Amy March 4, 2019 at 3:29 pm

    THANK YOU for the vegan options!!! SO HAPPY about this! Please don’t remove them – ADD MORE! We loved the Impossible Burger at Richter’s! Also the “chicken” sandwich at Mel’s was super tasty!

    And Gardein brand has lots more great options that can be easily worked into a theme park menu, i.e. breaded chicken tenders, breaded chicken patties, sliders, etc. Just last Saturday, I had the breaded chicken tenders on a salad to replace real chicken at Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs.

    Great job, guys! 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Salluzzo March 7, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Soooooo excited!!!!! We went last year and considered not returning because of how few vegan options there were! We will def give it another go this year! Thanks!

    • Reply Social Media Team March 7, 2019 at 1:47 pm

      You’ll have to come check it out!

  • Reply Alan Layton March 10, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    This is so awesome! Thank you so much for this. I will be renewing our annual passes (family of 6 with 3 park passes) because of these plant based options. I know that sounds dramatic, but my family is vegan and with the stricter rules at universal with brining in your own food, not having options like these made staying all day and eating difficult. Super stoked about these menu items. Just had the plant based chicken and avacado sandwich and it was PHENOMENAL!

    • Reply Social Media Team March 10, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Alan!

      We are so glad you are pleased with our Vegan options. We are happy to provide vegetarian and vegan menu options at many of our quick-service and full-service restaurant for our Guests. Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope to see you soon!

  • Reply Alex March 31, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you so much for providing more plant-based options at all the parks!! This really helps those following a plant-based diet to feel more welcome at the parks. Now let’s get some more plant-based desserts. 😉

  • Reply Leslie Mercer April 20, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Just reading this!!! I’m sooo happy! These are
    mouthwatering! Can’t wait to try them!! They look delicious and I’m sure they are!

  • Reply Social Media Team August 18, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Hey, Jennifer! Thank you for the feedback. We will definitely make sure this is documented and shared with the proper teams!

  • Reply Courtney Milburn February 19, 2021 at 12:13 am

    These look like great options. I would also love to see items that are just dairy free as I still love meat but am dairy allergic. Actual allergen menus that state the ingredients in the food are also super helpful to know quickly what I can have and how I can properly alter a dish to my needs. For people like me who are not big veggie eaters but have allergies I would love to see allergen menus. Seeing before I take the trip would be very helpful as well to plan which places to make reservations at. Thanks!

    • Reply Social Media Team February 19, 2021 at 7:49 am

      Hi Courtney,
      We appreciate the feedback and will be sure to share it! Thanks!

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