We recently bought Legoland San Diego passes, thanks to Costco for having an amazing one-day deal. Did you know that Legoland is very vegan friendly!? Well, we didn’t. After visiting a few times, we realized that Legoland is highly underrated, for both food and fun.
Our family is pretty loyal to Disneyland, but our boys are obsessed with legos and after finding that great deal on passes, we couldn’t resist. Although there aren’t a plethora of vegan options, what they do have to offer is incredibly substantial and did not disappoint. I was especially impressed with all of the vegan snack options they offered! They had specialties like our favorite vegan beef jerky at a cheaper price than I usually get through Amazon. There isn’t a lot of information on the Internet for vegans at Legoland, so I wanted to share everything that we tried and loved!
Apple fries from Granny’s Apple Fries – these were a total hit with our family. They are covered in cinnamon sugar and a delicious treat. Be sure to ask for them without whipped cream.
Tofu Stir Fry from Wok ‘N’ Bowl Ramen – these were hearty and packed with a delicious flavor. This dish totally deviates from the stigma of bland amusement park food. While the allergen menu does not list any noodles, they do have one vegan noodle option. The kids loved it and ate it all, so it’s a huge win in my book.
Tofu Bao Bun from Ninja Kitchen – This was delicious and fresh and the husband and I enjoyed it very much. The tofu is pre-marinated in spices, so if you have a child with aversions to anything spicy, you may want to skip this one. The bun was tasty and fluffy and it paired well with the crisp pickled veggies. It all made for a delicious combination, just don’t forget to forgo the mayo.
Castle Ice Cream – Raspberry Sorbet. While we only had one option of scooped ice cream (which we were grateful for!), we did have a few different popsicle flavors to choose from (From The Coffee Shop). With both options, the kids were happy.
The Coffee Shop – We were so excited to not only find soy and almond milk as options, but also a plethora of vegan snacks!
And look at all of these delectable vegan snacks throughout the park (beware, there’s a lot.. which is a good thing!):
These Plant Snacks Chips were so good!
And you can never go wrong having Justin’s Peanut Butter Cups available. I craved these daily while pregnant with Cam.
We’ve picked these sweet treats up at Starbucks before, but the price point at Legoland was way better. Look at the price Amazon is offering them for and you can see what a deal this is: Emmy’s Organics Lemon Ginger Coconut Cookies (Pack of 2)
Whoever the buyer for snacks is at Legoland, they are doing something right. And at reasonable prices. It feels so refreshing and progressive to have so many snacks with simple, clean ingredients available.
We ate our way through the park as much as possible, but weren’t able to hit all of the vegan options. There is also a great salad bar and a pasta with marinara option. If you want to branch outside of the park, within a few minutes driving distance you can visit one of our favorite places – Plant Power Fast Food. Their burgers, milkshakes and selection of sauces will make you an instant fan. Another local option is Veggie Grill. With all of the delicious vegan food they offer, you can never go wrong with a meal there.
We visit Disneyland often and are always excited about their vegan offerings, so it was great to see what another theme park had to offer. Disney definitely needs to take a cue from Legoland, listing all of their allergy information and vegan offerings on a printed menu that guests can keep. It’s such a welcomed addition and I applaud the park for being so open to different dietary restrictions.
And here they are, one enjoying said snacks and the other crying because he can’t actually eat the snacks he found.
For a vegan or allergy child, going to a place like this and being able to have an experience with different options is priceless. When visiting kid-friendly places, we are usually lucky to have one option and we’re always grateful for that. But at Legoland, our kids had the option to choose from different fruits, cookies, popcorn, popsicles, chips and vegan candy. And that to us, was priceless. We would absolutely recommend Legoland as a great outing for vegan families and hope they continue to pave the way for plant-based food at amusement parks.
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