Disneyland's Culinary Director: 'Plant-Based Is What Our Guests Are Looking For'
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Disneyland’s Culinary Director: ‘Plant-Based Is What Our Guests Are Looking For’


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Iconic amusement park Disneyland is preparing to officially announce its new vegan menu items early next year, with Culinary Director John State saying: “Plant-based is what our guests are looking for.”

According to ABC 7, State, who describes himself as ’90 percent vegetarian’, and his team decided to expand Disneyland’s plant-based offerings having listened to guests’ feedback.

‘Inspired by feedback’ 

“We’re inspired by their feedback, going back into the kitchen, working on creating, innovating and introducing new flavors that just happen to be plant-based,” State said. 

“Plant-based is what our guests are looking for.”

‘A hidden gem’

State also said his favorite dish is the potato flautas – which is available at Lamplight Lounge inside Disney California Adventure Park.

“This is actually a hidden gem. It’s probably becoming the most popular dish on the menu.” 

Vegan options

Disneyland currently offers a variety of plant-based dishes such as Mickey pretzels, gumbo penne pasta, and a sorbet dipped in dark chocolate. 

Last year, a video guide to vegan food options at the park was produced by peta2 – the youth division of animal rights charity PETA – featuring Disney star and lifelong vegan Aubrey Miller.  

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