Well, since we are now NINE weeks to the Dopey Challenge, and this weekend is the Wine & Dine Challenge races, it seems only fitting to talk foods.
First, a quick training update…
Sunday was a 14-mile long run. And in honor of Halloween I tried to find the “most sincere” fall route I could. And I got rewarded with stone walls, falling leaves, falling paces (loving these negative splits lately), and an adorably enthusiastic cairn terrier puppy. 🙂 Plus, there were some great Halloween decorations. I’ve decided this was my fave – because why not add a dinosaur skeleton. Lol And dinosaurs technically count as Disney. I love that ride at Animal Kingdom.
Next weekend will be my first back-to-back weekend training run – the Edaville Rail Run on Saturday and 16 miles Sunday. Its getting serious.
All those miles, require fuel. And i’m Disney dreaming of what i’m going to have when i’m down there. There’s SO much yumminess. Even for a celiac pescetarian like me. 🙂
These are my nine absolutely favorite things to nosh at Disney. Bear in mind they are all gluten free (and all but 1 vegetarian), but still good enough for non-celiacs to enjoy.
- The lemon raspberry creampuff at Be Our Guest. It may be four years since i’ve had it, but i still remember every delicious bite. That was my first cream puff in years (because not many places make gluten free ones) and it was AH-mazing.
- The cornbread at the Hoop De Doo Revue. This is one place that treats celiacs like a princess. The dessert is amazing too (strawberry covered brownie? YUM). But the gluten free cornbread is what keeps me coming back. Best cornbread i’ve ever had.
- The goat cheese and beets at Le Cellier. Two of my favorite foods – on the same stone platter. One of those things that takes me twice as long to eat as normal because I have to savor every last morsel.
- French Fries from D-Luxe Burger. It was the only thing that I could eat there, but i was so full from them it didn’t matter. Best french fries ever. Like five guys only a million times better. 🙂
- Calamari at Coral Reef. Probably the best calamari i’ve ever had. It was perfectly cooked, great texture and seasoned just right. That and a salad was the perfect post-half marathon lunch.
- The stuffing at Liberty Tree Tavern. This was my pre-vegetarian days, but the gluten free stuff was like “I want a vat and a fork and to be left alone” good. One of those things you could just eat all day and never tire of.
- Donuts from Erin McKenna’s Bakery. Really, ANYTHING from here. Its gluten-free vegan paradise. But, the chocolate coconut covered donut I had was amazing post-race. 🙂 And the banana bread was perfect before it.
- Dole Whip. I know – its a Disney classic. And sure, they kind of sell it at the local froyo places. But its NOT the same as at Disney. And this year, I plan to finally try the version with rum at Animal Kingdom.
- Mickey waffles. Pretty much any sit-down breakfast you can get the chef to make you gluten-free Mickey waffles. And they are always a fun and tasty way to start the day.
Are any of my faves your faves? Are you headed down to Wine & Dine and planning to get your hands (or fork) on any of these? Or are you like me…a Dopey just Disney dreaming of the amazing offerings and counting the days – 63 to go!