Happy #tastytuesday friends! My mental health has been a little off lately, hence the sporadic blog posts, but I am here and working my best to give you all the content that you are here for. Today, I am reviewing a new allergy friendly favorite of mine: Biergarten Restaurant in the Germany pavilion at Epcot at Walt Disney World.
I had eaten at Biergarten on my first Walt Disney World (WDW) adult trip in 2017 and remembered liking it a lot, but I had not been back since. After hearing a very positive review from our friends Meet the Dietzlers, I decided to check it out again and see if the allergy friendly options had changed at all.
If there’s one reason you should visit Biergarten, it’s for the ambience. The scene is set as you step out of Epcot and into a small village in Germany full of what used to be multi-family tables. With WDW’s reopening during Covid, now only one family is seated at each table. The tables are all raised and have a great view of some entertainment that I will mention later on.
As per usual, I had noted my food allergies of dairy, gluten, and eggs in the My Disney Experience app and also confirmed them when I completed mobile check-in through the app as well. The allergy friendly menu above can be found on the My Disney Experience app or through a QR code that you can scan once you are seated at your table. Biergarten typically serves this meal family style with the appetizer, entree, and dessert included in the overall cost, however, since I had noted my food allergies and made my server aware, my food was brought out separately except for the appetizers. The chef came out to my table before the meal to confirm all of my food allergies before the items were brought to our table as well.
Of course, I cannot have a meal at WDW without starting with my favorite allergy friendly rolls and Earth Balance butter! 10/10 all around.
The appetizer was presented as 4 salads in 4 separate bowls. At the time I visited, the options were a cucumber salad, a beet salad, a potato salad, and a macaroni salad. On the current menu, it looks like the beet salad is no longer an option. Only the cucumber and beet salads were safe for me to eat. I LOVE the cucumber salad here. It is light, crisp, refreshing, and very well seasoned. 10/10 for me! The beet salad was delicious, but also sweet. If you don’t like beets, this probably would not be the appetizer for you. 8/10 for me!
As I had mentioned before, a separate plate was brought out to me with all of the options that were safe for me to eat. My plate included: green beans, potato wedges, sauerkraut, roast chicken, regensberger, franks, kielbasa, and sausage. It looks like the allergy friendly menu items have updated to include a plant based potato salad as well and other offerings that were not available when I dined there. Everything on this plate was so so so good! I especially loved the potatoes, sauerkraut, the sausage, and kielbasa. Quite honestly, it was too much food for me to finish alone, and considering this restaurant is all-you-can-eat, I think they delivered on that! 9/10 for me.
Ok, so ya’ll know by now that I am not a fan of eating sorbet for dessert. Everywhere. In. WDW. lol. So I was pleasantly surprised when I was given the option for Enjoy Life cookies and a chocolate bar with a side of fresh berry compote. Honestly, this gets a 12/10, both for taste and for options. I love Enjoy Life products and the cookie combined with the fresh berry compote was like Chef’s Kiss.
And, as I mentioned, don’t forget about the entertainment! About every half hour or so, 4 performers will come out and perform as a band using several traditional instruments and also horns and bells that are specific to the German culture. They are a joy to watch, and fun entertainment during your meal!
This meal can be a little pricey at $46 per adult and $25 per child. However, the food is unlimited, the ambiance is great, and there are amazing allergy friendly options. You certainly won’t go hungry when dining at Biergarten!
You can check out videos of my review on my Youtube Channel, and you can follow me on social media (Instagram; Facebook) for more allergy friendly and Walt Disney World updates. Here’s to living our best and most delicious Disney lives! <3
Meagan has been living with many food allergies and sensitivities since she was 19 years old. She is currently a Personal Vacation Advisor for Magical Vacation Planner, specializing in helping her guests book trips to Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort. Meagan enjoys researching fitness and nutrition and has taken a special interest in finding allergy friendly options at Walt Disney World.
Interested in having Meagan help you plan your next trip? Send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or get a free quote at https://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/meagan-slone/!