Published January 25, 2023 by .
Many vegan options are available at both Universal CityWalk locations in California and Florida. These shopping, dining, and cinema centers are attached to the Universal Studios parks in Hollywood and Orlando, but you don’t need a ticket to enjoy everything they have to offer. We’ve identified some of the best cruelty-free offerings at both locations to help make your day a little easier!
Nondairy Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry’s
Stop in for a scoop of almond milk– or sunflower butter–based ice cream. Ben & Jerry’s has tons of vegan options, and the shop always offers a few of those flavors.
Spaghetti Marinara at Buca di Beppo
At Buca di Beppo, many of the pastas are vegan, as are the marinara and garlic olive oil sauces. You can even add some toppings for free—we love spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and poached garlic.
A picture perfect lunch, featuring our favorites: Spaghetti Marinara and Mixed Green Salad. pic.twitter.com/4c5RVyKmhr
— Buca di Beppo (@bucadibeppo) May 31, 2018
Dan Dan Noodles with Mushrooms at Dongpo Kitchen
These slurpable noodles can be made spicy or mild. Help save animals by choosing the rich, flavorful mushroom option.
Beyond Paradise Burger at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
Ready for a vegan cheeseburger in paradise? This one comes with dairy-free American cheese and a flavorful egg-free “paradise island” sauce, so it’s friendly to cows and chickens. Don’t forget the margarita, of course!
The Grain Bowl at NBC Sports Grill & Brew
For a healthy option, try this bowl, which is packed with mixed grains, snow peas, sweet potato, tofu, and avocado and topped with a spicy peanut sauce.
Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets and Popcorn at Universal Cinema AMC
You have to have a snack at the movies, so pick up some animal-free chicken nuggets and popcorn with dairy-free butter at AMC. Pro tip: Order ahead using the AMC app for express pickup.
Vegan Doughnuts at Voodoo Doughnut
Both CityWalk locations have Voodoo Doughnut stores, where you can choose from a variety of tasty vegan doughnuts. The Portland Cream is one of our favorites.
Right Side Up Shake at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen
You’d better come ready with your sweet tooth—this massive vegan milkshake is topped with whipped cream, pineapple, and a hefty slice of pineapple upside down cake.
Beyond Smokehouse Burger at NBC Sports Grill & Brew
NBC Sports Grill & Brew serves a Beyond Burger that’s stacked with BBQ jackfruit for a pig-friendly take on pulled pork. It even comes with a slice of vegan American cheese.
Hot Vegan Sandwich at Bread Box Handcrafted Sandwiches
This hot grilled sandwich comes with veggies, vegan pepper jack cheese, and a dairy-free basil pesto sauce. Bread Box also serves an indulgent and chocolaty vegan brownie.
Beyond the Original Orange Chicken at Panda Express
A classic Panda Express dish made without harming chickens? It is a sweet-tangy option we love and can be served alongside Panda’s other vegan options like the chow mein, white rice, and super greens.
Note: There may be other vegan options that aren’t included on this list, and items are subject to availability, so be sure to check with each restaurant to see what’s on the menu when you visit.
Simply by choosing vegan options, you can help spare the lives of countless cows, chickens, pigs, fish, and other animals who are used for food. Learn more about going vegan by ordering your free vegan starter kit today:
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