Top 3 Locations to Dine With Food Allergies in Walt Disney World Part 6: Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Quick Service
Well, we’ve covered Hollywood Studios’ table service, and nothing can stop us now as we continue on to experience the park quick service options.
Granted, there aren’t many full-fledged quick-service spots in lieu of some quaint stands serving up the basics, there are definitely a few diamonds in the rough when it comes to dining in Tinseltown. So let’s take a look, shall we? Lights, Camera, Action!
#3 – PizzeRizzo
Similar to Pinocchio Village House from Part 2 of this series, PizzeRizzo serves up the same Disney-style pizza pies. For those avoiding gluten, milk, egg, fish, and soy, you will be glad to know that PizzeRizzo’s allergen menu can accommodate those allergies for their Cheese, Pepperoni, and Vegetable Pizza. With a gluten-free crust and allergy-friendly cheese available, any and everyone should be able to find a pie that is safe for them.
Furthermore, there is also a Meat Lover’s Pizza that is safe for all allergies except gluten and soy. This pie features Sausage, and Pepperoni, and like with all the entrees here gets served with your choice of Side Salad and dressing.
PizzeRizzo has also recently added a plant-based option to its menu in the form of the Spicy Italian “Sausage” Sub (pictured). This take on an Italian-American favorite comes with Oven Roasted Sweet Bell Peppers, Savory Onions, a Mushrooms Medley, and Marinara Sauce atop an Italian Beyond Sausage. This sub is safe for those with shellfish, fish, egg, and milk allergies.
PizzeRizzo is also a nut-free kitchen, so if that is your one and only allergy, you can feel free to order whatever you’d like off the regular menu! Though for your safety, and depending on the severity of your allergy, we’d still recommend noting it to a Chef.
#2 – Backlot Express
A safe bet with an ever-changing menu is Backlot Express. Located right next to Star Tours, this eatery will likely have an option for even the pickiest of eaters, and even features one of my favorite quick-service options in the park.
It’s also important to note that like PizzeRizzo, Backlot Express is a nut-free kitchen as well as being completely free of any fish products. So no allergen-menu needed to make your choices.
Starting with an option that can be made safe for gluten, egg, and soy allergies is the 1/3 lb Angus Bacon Cheeseburger. Served on an allergy-friendly bun with your choice French Fries or Carrot Sticks, sometimes going back to the basic theme park food is exactly what you need to keep your park stamina up. Furthermore, by the simple removal of the cheese, there is even a milk allergy-friendly option for this burger as well.
If burgers were never your thing, Allergy-Friendly Chicken Tenders are also available, free from milk, gluten, and egg. These old reliable strips also get served with your choice of Carrot Sticks or French Fries.
Feel like eating something a little lighter? The Southwest Salad is the perfect option, and for a quick-service salad is pretty good. Featuring Mixed Greens topped with a Black Bean Relish, Tortilla Strips, and Avocado, this salad then gets served with an Italian Vinaigrette Dressing. You also have the option to add on Grilled Chicken for some extra protein!
Allergy Fact: Most of the time when ordering off the Allergy Menu, your dish is made to order, so on top of your meal being safe, it’s also usually hot and fresh.
The last option here is a recent addition to celebrate the opening of Galaxy’s Edge and is called the Tatooine Two Suns Hummus (pictured). This unique dish consists of Red Pepper Hummus topped with Beyond Meat Crumbles and Sesame Seeds alongside a heaping of Classic Hummus garnished with Cucumber Relish, Fried Chickpeas, Sesame Seeds, and Za’atar Spice. The hummus is also served with Pita Bread for dipping and a Lemon-Vinaigrette Tossed Spring Mix. This dish is a plant-based item so it’s safe for those with milk, and egg allergies as well as anyone following a vegan or vegetarian diet.
#1 – Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo
Joining the ranks of Hollywood Studios’ quick service is Docking Bay 7 in Galaxy’s Edge. Here, you eat like a Batuuian local. Chicken becomes Tip-Yip, and Pork becomes Ronto. But don’t let the name changes scare you, the extensive menu at Docking Bay 7 leaves many options for you and the family to enjoy.
First up is the Surabat Shrimp & Noodle Salad, featuring Chilled Shrimp, Marinated Spicy Noodles, and Vegetables, this dish can be enjoyed by those with gluten, milk, egg, and nut allergies looking for something lighter while visiting Galaxy’s Edge.
If you’re looking for another gluten-free option, the Roasted Endorian Chicken Salad is another yummy dish. Some describe it as a take on Caesar Salad, as it consists of Marinated Grilled Chicken, Mixed Greens, Roasted Seasonal Root Vegetables, Quinoa, Pumpkin Seeds, and a Green Curry Ranch. This is also safe for those with any peanut allergies.
Can’t have the salad, but still want to try Tip-Yip? Have no fear, the Endorian Fried Chicken Tip-Yip (pictured) is perfect for those picky eaters in the group. Consisting of Crispy Chicken and served with Vegetable Mashed Potatoes and Herb Gravy, this dish is safe for those avoiding fish, soy, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts. Plus, if nuts are your only allergy, this dish also gives you the option to sub the mashed potatoes with a side of Mac and Cheese.
The Felucian Kefta & Hummus Garden Spread is a unique and beloved option by visitors, made with Impossible Meatballs, Herb Hummus, Tomato-Cucumber Relish, and Pita. There’s also the menu’s latest addition, titled Peka Pasta Rings, which features a Meat Marinara Sauce made from Impossible Meat once again over some fun-shaped pasta noodles. Both these plant-based options can not only be enjoyed by vegans, but those with egg, fish, milk, or peanut allergies.
Last, but not least, the Smoked Kaadu Ribs (pictured) is certainly a different item, so if you’re looking for something free from fish, tree nuts, and peanuts, you might want to give this one a try. Featuring Marinated Pork Ribs with a Cabbage Slaw, this dish then gets served with a delicious Blueberry Corn Muffin. It seems that even an alien planet can’t get enough of some southern cooking.
An honorable mention for those dining in Hollywood Studios is Woody’s Lunch Box, located in Toy Story Land. This location does not have its own dedicated allergy-menu, which does make it harder for those looking for options, however that doesn’t mean that they can’t be accommodating. Woody’s Lunch Box does carry gluten-free bread as well as dairy-free cheese, so most of the items on the menu can be made safe for either of those allergies.
As long as you speak to a Chef at the location, they should be able to whip you up a Gluten and Dairy-Free Grilled Cheese or even a Turkey Sandwich. You can even enjoy the Plant-Based Totchos (pictured), which are dairy-free as is. Just make sure you communicate clearly when ordering.
On that note, it’s a wrap on Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As always, these aren’t the only options in the park, so don’t panic if you don’t see anything you like, these are just a select few of the items you can enjoy on your next vacation. Stay tuned for the next part of this series, where we’ll be exploring the dining options within the jungles of Animal Kingdom. And if you missed any of the previous parts, you can catch up by following the links below!