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Vegetarian Meals / Food in Disney Paris

Mum2ConnornCerys Avatar
9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
We are all vegetarian and going to Disney Paris later on this year. On main Disney website there are their lists of restaurants etc to eat but no menus.Over a week ago I contacted them via their site requesting information on vegetarian choices in the parks.I have still not heard anything back from them.
I have been looking on internet for any sites about food in the parks and have found one site which as a menu list for most of the main places to eat in the parks.Obviously some of the menus maybe not present time and from last year,but on some of the vegetarian options there is fish in the dish.Some meals stated as vegetarian choice have Parmesan cheese in it,which I am suspect of it not being vegetarian,some other cheeses are not vegetarian either.Its really hard here to buy Parmesan cheese,and the grated type you get to put on Spag Bol is usually not veggie either.
I have found on a website an email address to contact the dieticians there and am waiting for a reply,I did that today.Anyone here got any information that is recent as they have visited there and took note of food available or perhaps themselves visted and also vegetarian.
We last went there almost 2 yrs ago and we didn't find the choices at all appealing so I was hoping things have improved and I kept away from anything that possibly might not be vegetarian.
I guess here we more used to having everything stating more information,maybe they thinking I'm asking for too much info or maybe they not so sure themselves and not wanting to reply,I think a week is a long time.
I will see if I get email back also of the dietician dept that i sent today,hopefully that email address was valid.We probably be living on fruit there like last time if able to get any.I plan to take plenty of food that doesn't need cooking,no point taking anything that needs storing in fridge and bread would go off after 2 days or so.I guess I'll take plenty of things like crisps,chocolate biscuits,there the issue of customs they be wondering what all the food is for.
Also we did think about staying in the ranch thats self catering which as a basic kitchen but you need a car to get back and forth and we don't have a car.Besides taking tinned food customs would want to open it all up,you can't win.
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#1
Not sure about disneyland PARIS, but when we went to disneyland AMERICA there was plenty for vegetarians to choose from - 3 vegetarians and 1 vegan had plenty to chose from, and two of us are quite fussy eaters too (no mushrooms, tomatoes, cheesey sauces etc).

Hopefully Paris will have changed to become more like the american one, I did hear that they have been improving it and trying to make it appeal to more people like the american one does - lets hope this includes the food.
#2
Got to be honest - the thought of it becoming more like the American one does not appeal to me AT ALL - sorry! It is after all called EURO Disney.:?
#3
Veggie here too and going to euro disney in May. I looked via the web at the restaurants and there is not much information on vegetarian options. Vegetarian options quite often include cheese ... which strictly speaking is not vegetarian. I am a little lax :oops: and do eat cheese. I noticed that there are numbers to pre book restaurants. Assuming that is the real restaurant number you could call them directly.
#4
Gaia
Veggie here too and going to euro disney in May. I looked via the web at the restaurants and there is not much information on vegetarian options. Vegetarian options quite often include cheese ... which strictly speaking is not vegetarian. I am a little lax :oops: and do eat cheese. I noticed that there are numbers to pre book restaurants. Assuming that is the real restaurant number you could call them directly.


No need to :oops: most cheese is vegetarian, and its not like you are saying you are vegan.

I dont eat dairy products, but that is because I am allergic, the rest of the family do.

Dont eat sweets with gelatine in though, or red food colouring. Most veggies forget those!
#5
I phoned up some Disney helpine and was given this number its a France one.
00331 60304050,I only spent a few minutes on phone.
They obviously don't seem to know much and don't have a comprehensive list whats vegetarian or not. I was told about my best bet is to go for buffets in places and they saying theres various salad cheese cakes etc and I said well what if there some kind of animal fat in that cake,have you any lists and they have not.Their idea of vegetarian is completely different from here.Hence them offering vegetarian option with likley cheese made with rennet and fish.Looks like I'm going have a lot of fruit over there like we did last time,I'm going take plenty of Cadburys chocolate too! I recall there being a lot of Nestle stuff about last time we went,icecreams etc so I'm going contact here for information about products available there what are suitable.I'm also going contact McDonalds as there is 1 in 1 of the parks and see what they got vegetarian,here the fries are vegetarian but in U.S.A they contain some kind of beef extract.We only go in McDonalds about once a yr,more as a thing if we don't know where to eat if we in a town we don't know,not really a big fan of fast food.I don't expect them to have Quorn over there but you think they have Tofu,to be fair I would eat Vegan over there.

My daughters nursery had a red food colouring in for the icing on the Mothers Days biscuits the other week,it was suitable for vegetarians,a few years back it was cochinael or something so thats a new change here.It was made by Supercook I think.
#6
Sorry to hear that, can really ruin a holiday when you cant find anything to eat as you spend half the time walking around restaurants! Hopefully when you get out there you will find something.....

Yes, they are changing food dye - but a lot of companies still use the stuff with cochinael in unfortunatly. I just steer clear of it for now just incase :)

A lot of places here also consider fish to be a vegetarian option, I am sick of telling them that its not! As for cheese made with rennet, they dont even understand that when you explain it to them!

Annoys me when people say "I'm a vegetarian.....but I eat chicken and fish....." They think that because they dont eat much meat, or because they dont eat red meat, they are vegetarian.

We dont eat in fast food places really, but if we do then we go to burger king because their burgers are backed by the vegetarian society as being totally vegetarian and not coming into any contact with meat :)

We went to the worlds biggest McDonalds in America but had pizza because nothing else was veggie!
#7
Overseas europeans don't do veggie, they think the idea is ridiculous, as I do too but each to their own.
We had a veggie come with us to Italy and they made a chicken stew for everyone and served it to him minus the meat and they kept asking him if he was sure he didn't want some.
#8
ephellova
Overseas europeans don't do veggie, they think the idea is ridiculous, as I do too but each to their own.
We had a veggie come with us to Italy and they made a chicken stew for everyone and served it to him minus the meat and they kept asking him if he was sure he didn't want some.


:giggle: I think the idea of eating meat is ridiculous! :giggle: I dont try to convert people though, I agree with you - each to their own - as long as you dont make me eat meat, I wont stop you from eating it :)

Some people think that giving you something with meat (eg ham and pineapple pizza) and then telling you to take the meat off, is fine. Or think that fish is vegetarian (and like I said, some people even think chicken is vegetarian!)

Dad has just been to Toronto and said that they are very vegetarian friendly, he ate out most of the time he was there, in 100s of different places, and didnt have a problem finding something to eat.
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I don't try and convert anyone,I never ate much fish or meat as a child then later on approaching teenage years I turned completly mainly as I felt sorry for the animals,nowadays its more of a diet lifestyle too,I wouldn't know how to cook meat and I don't think I could handle it.My parents are meat eaters and pretty much everyone I know eat meat,I don't dictate to anyone what they should or shouldn't eat.

I have also contacted Nestle on U.K site they have vegetarian and vegan and other avoidance lists on their website,there is a lot of Nestle products in France like chocolate and icecream so have requested a list. To be fair I don't eat a great deal in Summer so If I'm able to buy a lot of fruit over there and take what snacks I can I'm sure we will be ok.I won't be wasting my time going into every restaurant or cafe on resort trying explain our dietary requirements as I feel you shouldn't have to specially when most people don't understand quite and besides it will be busy the person behind you won't be pleased I expect too!
I think the next step I will take is actually write in,can't seem to find an address at moment but will send to an address in U.K and hopefully they can pass it over,but you generally get a better reply back if you write in a letter anywhere rather than a phonecall.
#10
Dad turned vegetarian and the rest of us followed on over the years. I have never had dairy because I am allergic, so I went vegan when I stopped eating meat.

I think the reason I wouldnt stop other people eating it, is that I have been brought up being able to choose for myself even though I was the last to go vegetarian, there was absolutely no pressure.

I couldnt cook meat for someone simply because I was vegetarian when I started cooking, and so dont know how to cook meat. I would worry that I hadnt cooked it all the way through or something. I also wouldnt choose meat because I dont know what looks nice or not. BUT I would happily make someone a sandwich with cooked meat on it or something, its not that I wouldnt want to touch it.

If I ever have kids I would give them meat and meat free alternatives until they were old enough to make a decision for themselves. If they wanted to eat meat then I would be fine with that
#11
My children are vegetarian too,age 4 and 6,the older one says he wants to stay vegetarian and he knows what to look for when in shops what symbols etc.
We have a friend whos Vegan,we joked if he was going there he need to graze on the grass for his stay!
Seriously tho when we go back to Disney we going go by car through Eurotunnel,and won't be so limited on space and could stay self catering at a Disney ranch they have with basic kitchen supplies,usually get a hob and fridge at least.Its some drive once you over to France but you must save a fair bit in cash and know what your eating too. On another board I was on I had a reply from someone who only ate Halal approved products and they were going go there eating vegetarian and fish too but now concerned about other ingredients that could be present as meals claimed to be vegetarian are not true veggie as we know it here.
I'm just going on what I've seen around online on sites where menus been posted up,it be interesting if I get any replies back by email.
#12
I'm not vegetarian but I have friends who are, I can tell now that Disneyland Paris has almost zero vegetarian options. The only things I found were a vegetable pizza and some stodgy vegetable bake. This was last year so things might have changed though :-(
#13
http://www.dlp.info/HintsInfos/Dietitians.htm

On this page is where I got the contact email from,I only emailled yesterday,I hope to get a reply.Be handy even if they could give me the company names of their food suppliers I would be happy to contact direct that way,say if they said this bakery here supplies all out bakery products,just want them to come half way with me on it.
#14
Planet Hollywood emailled back with vegetarian choices have queried whats in sauces in the dishes such as worcester sauce ( often made with anchovies and asked more about cheese)

Prices shown too

STARTER

SPINACH DIP 8.50€
Creamy homemade cheese dip with spinach and mushrooms served with crisp tortilla chips and pico de gallo.

BRUSCHETTA 7.90€
Pain à l'ail grillé accompagné d'une salade de tomates à l'huile d'olive et basilic, servi avec sa sauce aïoli à la tomate.

IF YOU EAT FISH*:

BLACKENED SHRIMP 11.75€
Marinated jumbo shrimp, blackened and served with Creole mustard sauce.


MAIN COURSES

CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD 14.90€
Grilled chicken, crisp romaine, Planet Hollywood's own traditional Caesar dressing and cheese.
You can have it with no chicken

SPAGHETTI POMODORO 14.50€
Basilic, sauce tomate, huile d’olive et fromage avec pâtes spaghetti.
Fresh basil, roma tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil and cheese blended with spaghetti pasta.

SIZZLING FAJITAS 21.90€
Your choice of chargrilled chicken or beef served with sizzling onions, red and green peppers, mixed cheeses, flour tortillas and Mexican fiesta rice. - Ask for the vegetarian ones – no meat more vegetables


IF YOU EAT FISH*:

GRILLED SALMON 19.00€
Pavé de saumon grillé et nappé de beurre au sirop d'érable, servi avec de la purée de pommes de terre et légumes du jour.
Salmon filet glazed with maple butter. Served with mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables.
BLACKENED SWORDFISH 19.90€
Espadon aux épices cajun sur son riz parfumé servi avec légumes et salsa à l'ananas.
Blackened swordfish on a bed of jasmine rice with seasonal vegetables and topped with pinapple salsa.


KIDS


KIDS MENU 12.50€
Jusqu’à 12 ans / For kids up to 12 years old

Kid's pasta with butter or tomato sauce



12.50€ is about £8.50 thats dear for a child to have just some pasta!
#15
An email I have had of dieticians there. They presume the contact I did direct to Disney website site as been lost.I have said I will contact them again within the next mth or so when their menus have been updated.



Dear Maxine,

Thank you for your message. We apologise for not answering you before but we do not receive other message from you. It was probably lost.

Concerning the vegetarian meals, we actually have at least one option in most of the restaurants of Disneyland Resort Paris (Parks and Disney's hotels). It is true that some of our chefs use parmesan cheese. Nevertheless, if it is added at the end of the recipe, you can ask to have the meal without the parmesan cheese.
All our vegetarian meals do not contain either meat or fish or any animal product (except dairy products and eggs). And all the meals are marked as vegetarian.
Nevertheless, in the Disney Village, some restaurants are not operated by Disney. They do not mark their meals as Disney i.e they mark meal without meat or without pork. They do not mark "vegetarian". That is why some of the meals marked without meat may contain fish.

We are not able to give you the details of our vegetarian meals (for your next visit) as the menus will change in the next weeks. Once here, going to the table service restaurants, you will be able to ask what is the composition and which ingredients have been used. It will be easier to take off an ingredient as they use plain products. In the fast food restaurants, most of the products are pre-prepared.

We hope that this information will help you to prepare your holiday. Should you have any other question , please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Sincerely yours,

Adoracion Faulin
Dietician
Disneyland Resort Paris
#16
How do you feel after that? I think it sounds better than you were expecting :) Only thing is, they say to ask about ingredients and whether they could leave some out, most places are annoyed by this and can make their feelings clear (plus they dont always do it! Mum and dad had minestrone soup once, checked twice that it was suitable for vegetarians and then found meat in it - waiter just shrugged and said the chef had decided to put some in that day! They walked out without paying!)
#17
More hopeful now from before I made my enquiries. I'm still doubtful on the cheese like say we find a cheese pizza and it says this is veggie option then I be doubtful.I emailled back saying I would email back in a mth or so and request some more info whrn their menus been updated and request they find out the sources of cheese if made with artifical rennet.I'm going eb well prepared going over snack wise even if we do live on chips/fries when i find out whats in McDonalds ones and any others.
I don't blame your parents for walking out and not paying!
#18
Cheese is a total nightmare for vegetarians! Asking a server if the cheese contains animal rennet normally results in the classic dumb look as if to say 'HELLO IT'S ONLY CHEESE CAN’T YOU SEE THE V ON THE MENU'!

:lol:
#19
sintass
Cheese is a total nightmare for vegetarians! Asking a server if the cheese contains animal rennet normally results in the classic dumb look as if to say 'HELLO IT'S ONLY CHEESE CAN’T YOU SEE THE V ON THE MENU'!

:lol:



Yep Spot on there Sintass.the cheese is my main worry. In same way tho when I reply back in a mth or so when the menus been updated I'm going ask again about cheese but obviously I can't be too pushy for it as it may seem I'm being rude if I say well do you know or don't you know!
I'll just pass on anything cheese like pizzas but I feel much better about it all than I did a week ago as I have been making lots of enquiries and I'm sure we will be fine.
#20
sintass
Cheese is a total nightmare for vegetarians! Asking a server if the cheese contains animal rennet normally results in the classic dumb look as if to say 'HELLO IT'S ONLY CHEESE CAN’T YOU SEE THE V ON THE MENU'!

:lol:


Yup :) The same when you tell them that fish is not vegetarian!
#21
Mum2Connor&Cerys
More hopeful now from before I made my enquiries. I'm still doubtful on the cheese like say we find a cheese pizza and it says this is veggie option then I be doubtful.I emailled back saying I would email back in a mth or so and request some more info whrn their menus been updated and request they find out the sources of cheese if made with artifical rennet.I'm going eb well prepared going over snack wise even if we do live on chips/fries when i find out whats in McDonalds ones and any others.
I don't blame your parents for walking out and not paying!


Glad you are feeling better about it all :)

I dont blame them either, they checked twice before they ordered it! The attitudes of the staff when they found the meat was disgusting, they didnt care at all
#22
I don't eat out a great deal,its mainly if we going out of town for the day,then we quite happy just going somewhere like Starbucks and getting a cake,most the pastries etc they do in there are veggie same goes with most of the other coffee shop style places.If I had a good breakfast then I'm happy with that until we get home for Dinner.If children are with me I'll take over sandwiches and call into M&S or Tesco Metro and get some veggie cheese onion pasties for them.Last time we ate out was Pizza Express in Bluewater and that was 2 days before Xmas so being almost April now we don't do it a great deal.
#23
We dont eat out much either, mainly because I cant get out of the house much (but we also dont get many takeaways) but also because it is so difficult finding somewhere that we will all eat something, and I like cooking anyway so I can make something healthier, tastier, cheaper and quicker anyway

The only time we do eat out really is when we go on holiday. We usually go to centerparcs now because I wouldnt be able to fly anywhere, we find that they are great with vegetarians (Sherwood offers more than oasis winfell though) each restaurant offers a variety of vegetarian choices, and if you ask about anything or request it differently (eg vege breakfast without mushroom or egg, extra something else) they are happy to do it.

Indian food is usually a safe option too, they are really good at catering for vegetarians
#24
We mainly cook here from scratch,I don't buy much in way of ready made meals/microwave meals,lucky my partner can cook too although he can't do yorkshire puddings,I no idea why.
Centreparcs,I always get their brochure in post and often browse their site,I would love to go one sometime,for us it be easier when we have a car.
#25
I cook from scratch and we dont eat ready meals. The only things we get that I dont make are things like burgers or mince (vegetarian ones of course :giggle:) which I then put with veg and homemade gravy (Thats what we had tonight, burger, veg, potatoes and gravy!) or make into cottage pie or something

We dont really have yorkshire puddings other than at christmas, we really like our veg and so prefer to have more of that. Because of this I havent learnt to make them, me and dad make the christmas dinner between us but he does that part

I would definatly recommend centerparcs, you could hire a car or go by train and then get a taxi - train stations really close to all the parks.
#26
We mainly buy Quorn to make meals into,that contains egg white so no good if you avoiding dairy.
I don't mind going by train anywhere but I know we explore more when we get our own car,neither of us even have a licence yet.We usually go to Chessington by train,go from here upto Victoria,catch train to Clapham Junction then go to Chessington South.I'm keeping a look out on here for any1 posting up FirstScotRail discounts lovely when they have the 50% off,usually can book 3-4 mths in advance,time I do discount with the family railcard its very reasonable.Think my Mum still using her tickets from last time there was discount of 25% she had 2 regular days of week she comes over so I bought a load as far as you could book to,great savings. I've got my Clubcard vouchers ready too,better off with the deals than redeeming in stores for groceries etc
#27
We buy alternatives to quorn because I cant have it due to the dairy, but we also have quorn because they like it :) we think there are nicer things than quorn out there, so we dont actually get it much.

Tesco do a good range of products, Cauldron are a favourite though :)
#28
I like mostly anything any brand the choice as got a lot better the past decade or so.
#29
Mum2Connor&Cerys
I like mostly anything any brand the choice as got a lot better the past decade or so.


It has, when my dad first went vegetarian over 20 years ago there was nothing. Mum had to make EVERYTHING from scratch and there werent even any vegetarian cook books. Was very difficult, and IMPOSSIBLE to eat out. By the time I went vegetarian I could pretty much have the same food as everyone else, only it was 'pretend' because most meat products had been turned into vegetarian alternatives. Now there is even more choice, so you have a choice of which (eg burger) you have out of 100s!
#30
http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-vegetarians/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=774

You might be interested to read this article,I don't know how true it is that reasons for going veggie due to food scares but this what a French sites views thinks.Its more of an information site about French Living.
Only come across this as I was trying find out about cheese and this site had a small part on it about 10 tips to know if your veggie in France.


http://www.frenchentree.com/fe-vegetarians/DisplayArticle.asp?ID=136
#31
That is the reason some people go veggie, but most people just steer clear of certain meat until the scare is over.

I think the reason I went vegetarian is simply that the rest of my family is and I saw that there are just as many vegetarian products as there are meat products. I was too young to really care about where it came from and stuff, but if my family didnt turn me veggie then I am sure that I would of turned veggie on my own when I was old enough to know more about where it comes from and the way the animals are treated and stuff.

I couldnt go back to eating meat now though, when you dont eat it you start thinking where it comes from and stuff. I dont understand how people can be vegetarian for years and then suddenly eat meat again....
#32
No idea why I'm personally going keep veggie but its same thing like with smoking some people quit then all of a sudden start smoking again,guess its same with a lot of things.
#33
I wouldnt say anything to someone who went back to eating meat, same as I wouldnt try to convert people to being vegetarian. I just dont understand how they could go back (I see why people do eat meat, just not how they can go BACK to eating meat) because there is no way that I could
#34
We have a friend whos Vegan he tries to convert us sometimes we all get into debate about it,usully if he's round or we go somewhere and we having something and it contains dairy he always make a point of mentioning it.
He's against us having pets too!
#35
I would never try to convert anyone - my opinion is that, as long as they dont try and make me eat meat, I wont try and stop them from eating it.
#36
Too true.
#37
Dear Maxine,

We will be very pleased to give you the information you need, you can contact us next month.
Concerning the cheese, we cannot tell you if it contains Animal Rennet or not. It is not specify in the ingredients.

At Disneyland Resort Paris, we can cater for Kosher people and allergic people, as we have special meals for them. We can provide Halal meat on request in advance, but also for special dietary needs on request.

We hope that we will be able to answer you the better we can.

Sincerely yours,

Adoracion Faulin
Dietician
Disneyland Resort Paris


The cheese they can't say either way so they shouldn't say something is vegetarian if it contains cheese as they don't know if the cheese contains animal rennet.
#38
Well they probably werent aware that some cheese isnt vegetarian - most people arent.
#39
Obviously it seems not,thing is tho they dieticians you think they would know how to cater for all diets and allergies.I'm glad I found all this out and I've got loafds of time to think about what we can take with us,we will be just fine ( not to mention a lot better off than paying to eat there too )
#40
Lol, my aunty gave my cousin honey NUT cornflakes after he was diagnosed with a mild nut allergy......didnt realise they contained nuts......we couldnt believe it when we saw it - stopped her straight away

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