REVIEW: New Vegan Plant-Based “Meat” Marinara + Pasta Youngling Meal at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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New food items have landed at both Black Spire Outposts on the West and East Coast, with a slew of new items at Disneyland and a new Chicken Ronto Wrap and Ronto Chips here at Ronto Roasters. We’re back at Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo, and this time it isn’t to mourn the loss of themed Star Wars menu item names, it’s to try something completely different! Well, somewhat different. At least for the kid’s menu.

Here are the newly renamed menus at the location. “I’ll have the Tip-Yi–– I mean, Fried Chicken.”

Over on the kids menu, we noticed a new item labeled the “Meat” Marinara + Pasta (or Ithorian Pasta for those of you still gripping on to that Star Wars immersion.) The menu describes it as “Pasta with Impossible Meat Marina Sauce.” (Yes, the menu says marina sauce.) The handheld menu doesn’t list the plant-based leaf on this item, but the menu inside does, so you can rest assured that this dish is vegan. The dish costs $8.99 and comes with your choice of a small lowfat milk, small Dasani water, or small beverage.

As with all dishes at Docking Bay 7, the meal is served in a faux cast iron pot with round, plain pasta topped with “meat” marina marinara sauce. You’ll notice this is the same pasta used in the macaroni and cheese in the kid’s Fried Endorian Tip-Yip Youngling Meal, or Fried Chicken.

It actually tasted far better than it looked, with a rich tomato flavor mixing well with the fake ground meat. If you served this to an omnivore, they’d be none the wiser, as the textures and tastes were spot on.

Our main complaints here was the lack of sauce. Once distributed, it kind of felt like vegan chili thrown on dry, tasteless noodles. A bit more tomato sauce in here would do well to keep things moist. On another, possibly controversial note, this dish is nearly impossible to eat with the forks given. It’s almost as if this would be better suited to be eaten with a spoon/fork combination themed to the land…

Fine, we’ll just go out and say it. The pasta is fine, it’s good for kids or light eaters… but what it’s really missing is a space spork to eat it with.

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You’ve missed the info that “marina” is how they spell “marinara” on Batuu.