Following the theme of the Top 3 articles (example here) about food at Universal Orlando Resort, this article will list my top 3 suggestions from vegan dining at Mardi Gras event. Universal Orlando generated a large number of vegan and vegetarian food options this year. These vegan options will be available until April 24th, 2022. Two of them reside at the Floral Planet/Plant-Based food tent in Springfield USA area of Universal Studios Florida. The other one resides at the Volcano Planet themed food tent in KidZone area of Universal Studios Florida.
Here is my list:
Papas Bravas at Volcano Planet tent ($7.99)
This vegan dining tour begins with a potato-based dish with a bit of spice. This menu item involves simple ingredients. However, the presentation rates as excellent. The sauce/salsa provides some heat/spice to make this vegan option louder, wilder, and spicier. The major weakest of this dish relates to consistency of potatoes. Many guests voiced that the potatoes ranged from slightly undercooked to well over-cooked. Despite that, the portion size makes up for some of that at this price point. For a full review, click here.
Vegan Golden Chai Chocolate Blondie at Plant-Based tent ($4.99)
Next, we find a sweet treat. This dessert wraps a solid flavor into a small package. This small dessert offers a nice appearance and solid taste. I would define this dessert as tasting sweet but not overly sweet. Unlike some typical theme park desserts, you will not be overwhelmed with sugar. The icing and decoration add to the enjoyment. These blondies use applesauce, vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips with the spice of cardamom and chai tea for this vegan treat. The combination of ingredients creates a delightful aroma and taste. For our full review, click here.
Potato, Pea, and Carrot Samosas at Plant-Based tent ($8.99)
Though the portion size with only four small samosas grade this down a bit, the quality and flavor demand these are number one vegan item in my opinion. Even non-vegan diners will enjoy the flavor of these samosas. These samosas are expertly filled with vegetables. The four samosas are then placed on top of a green chutney. The chutney tastes excellent in solid balance with the samosas. The chutney offers a significant amount of spice as well. If you are averse to spice, you can order these without chutney or simply do not dip samosas in the chutney. The samosas can stand on their own in terms of flavor but rate highest with the chutney. Full review may be found here.
Universal Orlando’s chefs performed well with vegan dining this year. They created 8 intended vegan Mardi Gras food items this year. If you want more vegan style food, please purchase these during your time at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras. Let the good time roll!
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