There are mixed feelings among many WDW fans out there about the closing of Magic Kingdom’s Main Street Bakery to be turned into a Starbucks location this summer.
Now another location, Fountain View Ice Cream in EPCOT is scheduled to close April 8th, 2013 for the same reason; a Starbucks is to replace it late summer 2013. Now, whether or not you are happy with this news for nostalgic or other reasons, there is actually good news for vegans out there! Starbucks offers Soymilk for any of their drinks! Of course, there’s no way of knowing for sure that these 2 particular locations will be offering Soymilk as an add in to your beverages, but every Starbucks locations I’ve ever been to has offered it not only as a DIY add-in for regular coffee, but for any other drink you can think of. From frozen Frappachinos (which I highly recommend on a hot Disney day) to Smoothies, any hand-made drink that would normally be made with cow’s milk or cream can be substituted with Soymilk if you ask your barista to make it that way! Even the Mocha drinks can be made vegan by simply substituting Soymilk and nixing the whipped cream! If you don’t believe me, you can even check Starbucks’s website and select the “Soy” option in the “Milk” drop-down menu for the drink nutrition facts! Of course, make sure you don’t get the whey protein powder added into some smoothies, or whipped cream on top of a lot of the specialty drinks, but any of the specialty drinks can be made with Soymilk by simply saying “I’ll have a soy ____, please!” (if you get any flavor syrups, ask if they are dairy-free, first!) Simple to order, and simple to sip!
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.
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!