Yak & Yeti | Animal Kingdom, Disney World

Disney World restaurants impress us with on how they cater to food allergies. The manager came over to discuss our daughter’s interests and food allergies as though as it’s a natural thing and happens all the time.  That’s what I really like about their customer service.  You feel like you belong.

Yak & Yeti is a Pan-Asian restaurant.  Their cuisine is a nice departure from the typical quick service offerings at Disney parks (fries, hamburgers, hotdogs, etc.). In retrospect, we should have ordered the pan seared pork potstickers for Kay so that her food is similar to ours. But when we found out their hamburgers from the Kids’ Entrées are dairy-free, buns included, we couldn’t resist ordering one for her. At most of the other restaurants, her hamburger orders are bun-less since bread is typically outsourced and the ingredients are unknown. So this was a nice change.

The Mini Burger we ordered came with a good serving of baby carrots and apple sauce (rice and brown rice are also side options). She liked her burger but not as much as the dessert.  There was no dairy-free dessert for kids so she selected the Sorbet from the adult menu. It’s a trio of mango, lemon and raspberry sorbets, nicely plated with large portions. Needless to say, she wasn’t able to finish it (and we wouldn’t have let her anyways).

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happy-tummy-ometer : 4 out of 5  [referencing the Sorbet] “Wo-oah! This is sooo pretty. Mmmm and yummy too! I like the Mango the best.”

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T-Rex Café | Downtown Disney, Disney World

T-Rex Café is a prehistoric-themed restaurant with animatronic dinosaurs.  It’s similar to its sister restaurant, Rainforest Café.  With imitation lightening and thunder occurring throughout the meal and animatronics “reacting” in response to the changing weather, it’s definitely not for the faint of heart, i.e. our daughter.  She’s not fond of the dim lighting and thunderous noises.  But when it came to her food, I’d say she was very impressed.  We were on the Disney’s meal plan so her entrée, drink and dessert were included. Kay had the Mini Mes-O-Bones from the Kids’ Entrée, which is St. Louis style pork ribs. It’s served with a side of green beans. Kay loves her meat, especially ribs, so that was a no-brainer. t-rex02 One thing I like about Disney restaurants is that most of them try to accommodate people with allergies and/or intolerances.  So for her dessert, it was custom version of their Sorbet Sampler: 2 huge scoops of raspberry sorbet. Her eyes grew large when her dessert arrived. Ours did too.  We’ve included her hand in the image for reference. t-rex01happy-tummy-ometer : 5 out of 5 “So yummy mommy! It’s a party in my tummy!!!”