Conscious Consumption at Disneyland Park

La Break Bakery located in Downtown Disney

Everyone knows Disneyland to have some of the best food offered at American amusement parks. Ranging from the famous “Dole Whip Float” all the way to a giant chicken leg, guests know that a visit to any Disney park will almost always inevitably end up in some sort of food consumption.

While it’s easy for park-goers to eat and enjoy all types of savory and sweet foods offered at Disneyland without thinking about how their food choice affects the environment– especially taking into consideration just how many options are offered– it’s important to keep in mind the larger picture. With that being said, here’s a deeper look into environmentally friendly food choices at both Disneyland and California Adventure.

Disneyland Park

FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT

Located in New Orleans Square, the French Market Restaurant offers a few different meal options for diners. The most environmentally-friendly option on the lunch & dinner menu is the French Market Chicken. The meal includes a southern-style oven roasted half chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and seasonal vegetables for $14.99.

It is a common misconception that in order to eat sustainably, we must give up meat altogether. However, the article from NY Times this is not necessarily the case. “Consuming less red meat and dairy will typically have the biggest impact for most people in wealthy countries. That doesn’t necessarily mean going vegan. You might just eat less of the foods with the biggest climate footprints, like beef, lamb and cheese.”

California Adventure

FAIRFAX MARKET

Categorized by Disneyland itself as one of the “healthy options,” this mini market cart has a multitude of snack-type foods. Offered for $4.19, the small market sells hummus with snap peas and tomatoes. For a cheaper price of $2.99, Fairfax Market also sells carrots and broccoli with ranch as another vegetable and dip alternative. The market also offers an assortment of fruits such as a variety of apples, bananas, and oranges

Downtown Disney

LA BREA BAKERY CAFE

Offered for a steep price of $19.00, the La Brea Bakery Cafe offers the Artisan Veggie Burger. The health and climate conscious burger consists of a vegan burger patty, avocado, arugula, cilantro hummus, basil aïoli, fried shallots and vine-ripened tomatoes on a cracked wheat bun– all with choice of a side.

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