Veuer’s Elizabeth Keatinge tells us about the latest place to offer plant based food.
Vegan guests at Walt Disney World are in for a treat – many of them – the next time they visit the theme park.
Disney Parks announced in a Tuesday blog post that it will begin offering hundreds of plant-based options for its customers at all of its major quick and table service restaurants. A green leaf will accompany these foods on menus so visitors can easily spot which items are for them.
The new menu items debut at Walt Disney World quick service locations on Oct. 1 and at table service locations on Oct. 3. Vegan options are also coming to Disneyland but not until spring 2020.
Walt Disney World (pictured) and Disneyland vegan guests are in for a treat — many of them — the next time they visit either theme park. (Photo: Gene Duncan, Disney)
At Walt Disney World, customers will find more than 400 choices. Such dishes will include:
Thomas Smith, the editorial content director at Disney Parks, elaborated in the blog post that these dishes are made up of plant-based ingredients like vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds and legumes and exclude animal meat, dairy, eggs and honey.
Disney’s decision comes as meat-free and plant-based diets gain popularity.
Even though only 3% of Americans identified as vegan and 5 percent said they were vegetarian in a recent Gallup Poll, Nielsen reports that 39% of Americans in 2017 were actively trying to eat more plant-based foods.
A 2018 report by food consultants Baum and Whiteman also found that more than 30% of Americans have meat-free days, more than 50% of adults drink non-dairy milk and about 83% are adding more plant-based foods to their diets.
Contributing: Rasha Ali
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