Gluten-Free at Disney’s Kona Cafe in the Polynesian Village Resort

Gluten-free at Disney’s Kona Cafe

gluten-free at Kona cafe

Walt Disney World is the least daunting place on earth to ask for special diet accommodations.  If you are looking to eat gluten-free at Kona Cafe, then you are in the right place!  We delighted in our dining experience from the first sip to the last bite.

Gluten-Free at Disney’s Kona Cafe in the Polynesian Village Resort

Starting with the cocktails menu, we took a break from the heat and madness of the parks to sip.  This margarita is both refreshing and gluten-free.  My only complaint is that it tasted cheaply made from either a store or batch mix.  We’ve sipped our first taste of relaxation. Therefore it is time to get to the dinner menu.

Gluten-free at Kona cafe: Allergy-Friendly Menu

Appetizers

Nigiri – $16
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, and Milk Allergies

Kona Salad – $10
For Gluten/Wheat, Milk, Fish/Shellfish, and Soy Allergies

Sashimi – $17
For Gluten/Wheat, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Shellfish Allergies

Vegetable Nigiri – $11.00
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Peanut/Tree Nut, Fish/Shellfish, and Milk Allergies

Tuna Poke – $13
For Milk and Shellfish Allergies

Hamachi Tuna-Cilantro Roll – $16.00
For Gluten/Wheat, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Milk Allergies

Entrees

Miso-Buttered Strip Loin – $34.00
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Verlasso Salmon – Market Price
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Shrimp Salad with Yuzu Emulsion – $18.00
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Tofu or Chicken Pan-Asian Stir Fry with Rice Noodles in a Soy-Yuzu Sauce – $19.00
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Tree Nut Allergies

Lemongrass-Scented Airline Chicken Breast – $23.00
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Milk, and Peanut Allergies

Island-Style Beef Burger on an Allergy-Friendly Bun – $20.00
For Gluten/Wheat, Milk/Dairy, Fish/Shellfish, Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Kids’ Meals for guests ages 9 and under

Appetizers (a la carte)

Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing – $3
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Chicken Noodle Soup – $3.00
For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

With a Mickey Check Meal, you choose your kid’s drink.

Grilled Chicken Breast – $10
Entree: Grilled Chicken Breast served over Steamed Vegetables  Dessert: Fruit Salad
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Soy Allergies

Pasta with Turkey Marinara – $11.00
Entree: Pasta with Turkey Marinara served with Steamed Vegetables Dessert: Fruit Salad
For Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Grilled Fish of the Day – $11
Entree: Grilled Fish of the Day served with Steamed Vegetables   Dessert: Fruit Salad
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Beverages

Low-fat Milk
Small Dasani Water
Minute Maid Apple Juice

Entrees

Cheeseburger served on an Allergy-Friendly Bun – $10.00
Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Hot Dog served on an Allergy-Friendly Bun – $9
For Gluten/Wheat, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Dessert

Fruit Salad
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, Peanut/Tree Nut, and Soy Allergies

French Fries upon request.
For Gluten/Wheat, Egg, Fish/Shellfish, Milk, and Peanut/Tree Nut Allergies

Kona Cafe Allergy Friendly Dinner Menu

 Gluten-free at Kona Cafe

I craved a veggie filled dish all day and wound up selecting the Chicken Asian Stir Fry with Rice Noodles in a Soy-Yuzu Sauce.  The snap peas added a refreshing texture and flavor to the dish that was light but filling.

Altogether, I really enjoyed it at the end of a long, hot day at the theme parks.  But, it did not reheat well- it was a mushy mess.  Don’t bother taking it with you if you can’t finish it in one sitting.

gluten-free at Kona cafe Chicken Asian Stir Fry with Rice Noodles in a Soy-Yuzu Sauce

My husband enjoyed the Miso-buttered Strip Loin, a thick cut of steak that they recommend served medium rare.  Similarly, if you opt for a well-done steak, the chef can butterfly for a quicker finish.  But beware, it will change the taste.

The steak was flavorful, and the mash complemented the meat nicely.  The vegetables were a tantalizingly sweet addition to this meal’s flavor profile.

gluten-free at Kona cafe miso steak

Due to the fact that our daughter can eat gluten, here is a gratuitous photograph of the gluten-filled crab cakes.  However, they are gluten-hungry baby approved!

Disney Kona Cafe baby

She adores Minnie Mouse, so we dress her in it daily.  If those red curls are an indication of her future hair, I can’t wait to see our Merida style warrior grow up.

Indeed, we enjoyed eating gluten-free at the Kona Cafe. We were thrilled to get a last-minute reservation.  Luckily, Kona Cafe always seems reasonably easy to get a reservation for at the last minute.  Finally, stay tuned as we review and discuss our lavish stay at the Polynesian Village Resort.

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