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Disclaimer: This blog post, and all past and future Fish Are Friends, Not Food blog posts, are written with my most recent knowledge of the food in WDW parks. Please note that things are constantly changing, so this information might not always be up to date. Also note that I do not take into consideration refined sugar, cross contamination, or impure food items. With that said, always ask a chef before ordering if you are unsure about something, because the recipe may have changed or you may have a different way of defining your vegan lifestyle. 

Jiko the Cooking Place at Animal Kingdom Lodge has it’s own special vegan menu! I’ve been meaning to do a restaurant review on Jiko, but I will save that for another post and instead focus on the most up-to-date vegan menu items that Disney Dining shares on their website (the menu changes sometimes, for example, it was COMPLETELY different from this when we went in 2011, but it’s always vegan):

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Our Jiko Menu

Created Especially for You Our Vegan Guests

Appetizers

Roasted Kuri Squash and Kalamata Olive Flatbread Cipollini Onions and Pumpkin Seed Duqqa 9.00

Taste of Africa African-inspired Dips with Lentil Pappadam 9.00

Jiko Salad Bibb Lettuce, Blueberries, Grapes, Celery, Pine Nut Brittle, and Blueberry Vinaigrette 13.00

Entrées

Chermoula-roasted Tofu English Pea Nage and Saffron Rice with Orange and Olive Salad 28.00

Egyptian Kushari Lentils, Couscous, Chickpeas, Golden Raisins, Roasted Vegetables, and Romesco Sauce with Toasted Pine Nuts 28.00

Dessert

Coconut Milk Panna Cotta Mixed Berries and Blackberry Sauce 9.00 Seasonal Fruit with Sorbet 8.00

Vanilla Tofutti Ice Cream with Mixed Berries 8.00

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So, you can see why Jiko is my favorite table service restaurant in WDW! It’s so easy just to sit down, ask for the vegan menu, and order to your heart’s content without any worries!

Angie has been a WDW addict since her first visit at age 8, and since then her life has never been the same! She lives in southeastern MA with her boyfriend, Kevin (fellow Disney lover), and their 3 dogs, Flip, Josie, and Hildy, where she is currently training to become a professional dog trainer.  Please join Angie every week in “Fish Are Friends, Not Food: Eating Vegan in WDW!” Angie believes that WDW is the most magical place for people with special diets, so, should you have any special diet questions (especially about vegan and gluten-free dining) she’d be happy to help! Angie is also an artist, and you can see her work at www.angiecarreiro.com!

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