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Navigating Disney's Festival of Holidays Gluten Free | 2017

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Disneyland Resort Parks has some amazing food themed around the different seasonal holidays.  Those with gluten allergies or other dietary restrictions often miss out on getting a chance to try these tasty seasonal offerings. This year the Festival of Holidays at Disney California Adventure Park has several options that many gluten free guests will enjoy.

(Disclaimer: Keep in mind menu options and ingredients may change throughout the season. This is meant to give you an example of gluten free options. Please contact Disney to verify if these options are safe for your needs  before you arrive and with a chef once you are there.)

I searched the Internet for anything I could find about Navigating the Festival of Holidays while gluten free and found little to no information.  I also contacted Disneyland Resort via email for help and received a very long email about how they take pride in providing options for their guests with food allergies and dietary restrictions (to which I can most certainly agree), but in the email I was told to talk with a chef when I arrive.  While I understand menu ingredients can change and Disney wants to make sure they take necessary precautions for their guests; I don’t understand why they don’t just update these menu options on their website and not have these menus so secret.  Special thanks to all the guests who take pictures of the Food Allergen Menu and share them online.

(Food photos by Disneyland Resort)

2017 Festival of Holidays Gluten Free Options 
( Nov. 10, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018 )

*3. Joy to The Sauce

Seared Salmon Filet with Lemon Caper Sauce (gf)

*4.  Spicy Celebrations

Beef Corn Tamale a la Plancha with Spicy Rojo Sauce (gf)

*7.  Classic Crocks & Casseroles

Milk Chocolate Candy Cane Pot de Creme (gf)

*8.  Blissfully Braised

Braised Lamb Cheeks with Mediterranean Cauliflower (gf)

*11.  Grandma's Recipes

Grilled Chicken Sausage with Red Beans & Rice (gf)

*12.  Festive Holiday Extras

Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese, Cranberries & Bacon (gf)
Baked Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes (gf)

There might be some errors in the menu above please verify with chef when you arrive. I already noticed in the Gluten Free section the Chana Masala is possibly not gluten free because it is served with Naan bread (you might be able to request it without the Naan. In the actual tasting Passport it is only listed as vegetarian not gluten free.