The Best Gluten-Free Snacks in Walt Disney World 2017

Best Gluten-Free Snacks Disney World 2017

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Our family seeks out gluten-free snacks every time we visit Walt Disney World.  My husband is gluten-free and our son has sensory and behavior issues that improve with a gluten-free diet.  We developed this snack list as we began navigating Disney World as a gluten-free family.  This is our top 5 best gluten-free snacks Disney World for 2017.  Please drop comments, messages, or link up with us on our Facebook or Twitter page to give us your votes.

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The Five Best Gluten-free Snacks Disney World

5. The ENTIRE Terra Treats snack cart at the Animal Kingdom

There’s an allergy-friendly kiosk featuring breakfast and snack treats. In the past, they have had a pile of gluten-free snacks including fresh fruit, cookies, breakfast pastries.  Currently, this cart has crackers, chips, and gluten-free beer.  They even have cricket flour chips (made from ground up crickets).

Check out Terra Treats Allergy Kiosk on Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, across from the Starbucks.  Our last visit, we found it did not open until 10:30 AM.

4. Snacks with Character

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Disney’s certified gluten-free line of treats presents allergy options featuring adorable Disney characters.  Amazingly, this line has a huge collection of snacks for guests.   My favorite is the chocolate sunseed bar, a rich mix of chocolate and sunflower butter.

These include cookies (Lemon Burst, Chocolate Chip), chocolate & dessert bars, fruit & seed bars, and chips.  Enjoy Life makes these products.

3. Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC

This is a gluten-free, kosher and vegan bakery featuring donuts, muffins, cupcakes, cookies and a lot more.

The main store is in Disney Springs.  However,  Walt Disney World Resort sprinkled Erin McKenna’s bakery goods throughout.  Hence, they are found at counter service restaurants at Beach Club, Boardwalk, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Art of Animation, and Pop Century.  They also have their wares at the above-listed cart in the Animal Kingdom (#5).

2. Dole Whip

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From Left: Dole Whip Float, Dole Whip

While sweating during a scorching Disney afternoon, enjoy a refreshing pineapple soft serve. Better yet? Try the icy, sweet pineapple Dole Whip Float.  Because tangy pineapple soft serve splashed with pineapple juice creates the perfect float. If pineapple soft serve is not your preference, you can also get the Dole Whip swirled with sweet vanilla. Above all, these are a must do for a steamy day.

The Dole Whip is available at Animal Kingdom’s Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle and Sunshine Tree Terrace, and the Polynesian’s Pineapple Lanai.

1. Gluten-free Beignets

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Sam Howzit

These hot, fresh, decadent pastries are the absolute best gluten-free treat in Walt Disney World resort. They are freshly made upon request.  Also, we request the beignets the night before because so that the chef will thaw the dough in advance. These are found at the counter service restaurant Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter.



We always recommend pre-ordering specialty items on Amazon Pantry or from Amazon Prime and delivering them to the hotel on the day we arrive.  We address it to the hotel and put our names and dates of stay on the package.  They’ve always held it for us at the front desk.

If you want a gluten-free beer or to eat gluten-free in the restaurants, we have you covered!

What are your favorite gluten-free snacks Disney World?

Last updated June 3, 2017.  At this time, all items were still gluten-free.  Always double-check with the vendor that it is still gluten-free!



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