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01-31-2005, 06:39 PM
Anyone have any tips for traveling while raw? And how to stay raw once there? We are planning a trip to Disneyland and would LOVE to know how to eat healthy while there. Raw is great (can I get a salad at most places), but at this point, I am thinking of settling for vegetarian.
Also, if you have any hints/tips for doing Disneyland, you could email or PM me. Thanks!
01-31-2005, 07:08 PM
Nice thing about having a "special" diet is that Disney will allow you to bring a cooler into the park! This way, you can pack your own food and not have to worry. Also, Google "Disney" and "vegetarian" and you'll come up with some sites that list the best options for veggies--places where you can get salads, fresh fruits, nuts, etc. Oh, you can get grapes at any restaurant--they offer it as an option to french fries. Somewhere in the park, I know there is a fruit and nut stand and they actually have raw nuts! Have fun!
01-31-2005, 08:16 PM
We went to Disney World in FL in February, and I managed to stay raw. We took some food, and they also sell fresh fruit and salads, although it was quite expensive.
01-31-2005, 10:30 PM
Disney, does have some places that sell salad. You will have to bring in your own accoutrements! Also, they have several places that sell fresh seasonal fruit. It is not impossible, but at times it can be trying!
Good Luck, Tracy
02-01-2005, 09:36 AM
Thanks for the tips about getting grapes for fries!!! Our littlest one LOVES grapes!!!
Do you know if they have any buffets there?? Usually buffets have salad AND fruit.
Thanks for all the tips!
Sharon in Colorado
02-01-2005, 10:10 AM
I don't think Disneyland is as vegetarian/raw friendly as Disneyworld, as it is so much older. However you may want to try their new theme park California-something, just across the way. That one isn't as little kid friendly as Disneyland though. There are no buffets at Disneyland either.
02-01-2005, 10:12 AM
The "New Orleans" place. They have a seasonal fruit plattar that is fantastic.
I usually bring a back pack full of munchies. I eat all day. Nuts, dried fruits, Sliced apples with lemon on them so they don't turn brown. Raisins.
I got a "California Innovation" collapsing cooler too. It's great in those small hotel rooms with no fridge. I haven't come across a one yet without an ice machine...
02-03-2005, 10:28 PM
I am a big Disneyland fan - we have annual passports and I spend a lot of time at the parks and in the area. As others have said, there are places in the both parks that sell fresh fruit, though all food in the parks in quite pricey. The Plaza Inn at Disneyland serves a Cobb salad, which i have had them modify to raw for me, though it didn't really warrent the price. Though the Blue Bayou doesn't have a salad on their dinner menu, they are extremely accommodating, especially if you tell them you are vegetarian/raw. The River Belle Terrace serves a fruit plate for breakfast - not sure if the do it all day, though.
There is also a place at California Adventure - can't remember the name - they serve soups and salads, and I have had some success there with special requests.
Outside of the park within walking distance - There is Mimi's, which, in my experience has always been very helpful with any special dietary requests. A friend of mine totally reworked a salad of their's so that it barely resemble what was on the menu and they didn't charge her extra. I've had them do a raw salad with spinach, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, onions and lemon without issues.
Also outside the park is the restaurant at the hotel next to the Anaheim convention center (think it's the Hilton?) they have a salad bar for about $12. I'll try to find out which one it is and let you know.
There are also a couple of raw restaurants in Orange co., not too far from Anaheim - let me know if you're interested and I'll send you more info.
Hope that helps!
02-04-2005, 08:15 AM
Karen - I would be interested! Thanks!
02-07-2005, 11:54 AM
The two restaurants that I'm aware of are the Good Mood Food Cafe in Huntington Beach (maybe 10 miles from Disneyland) website is: www.goodmoodfood.com (http://www.goodmoodfood.com) I love this place - almost exclusively raw food, interesting combinations, great raw desserts and food available for take out. Pretty reasonably priced, too.
And the other is AuLac (I haven't been there yet, but many people on this board highly recommend it) which is in Fountain Valley (again around 10 miles from Disneyland. There website is www.aulac.com (http://www.aulac.com)
Hope that helps. . .
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