While trekking through Adventureland, I heard a strange moaning and growling from a hidden beast. It was time to feed that invisible, but dangerous “hangry” monster. I wanted to go somewhere that was an exciting exploration of flavors. Where would adventurers like Dr. Albert T. Falls, Mary Oceaneer, and Barnabas T. Bullion go to rest and replenish from their magical adventures? The answer…Jungle Skipper Navigation Co., Ltd. Canteen of course! For vegetarians and vegans, the Jungle Skipper Canteen is a dining expedition with bold new flavors to try.
From the moment we checked in at the Jungle Skipper Canteen, we felt like we were transported back in time, and we might at any moment see a member from the Society of Explorers and Adventurers walk by us. We enjoyed lounging in the peacock chairs outside and playing a ring toss game. It was a great distraction for the hangry monster while it awaited feeding time.
A skipper came out to take us inside. As always, we were treated to some Jungle Cruise level puns on our journey to our table. There are three dining rooms; the main dining room, Crew’s Mess Hall, and two smaller rooms off to the side, the SEA Room (secret Society of Explorers and Adventurers’ meeting room behind the “hidden” bookcase), and the Jungle Room (I call it the bird room). We’ve eaten in all three rooms and we prefer the intimacy and quietness of the SEA Room and the Jungle Room. But enough about that… The real star is the amazing food. Lettuce eat!
Vegetarians and vegans are in for a treat here. We have more than one option to choose from. This always wins major points for me. And while I do appreciate the plant-based “meat” options that can be found around the Magic Kingdom, I love that the Jungle Skipper Canteen gets creative when they play with their veggies. Here are the items I like to order:
Falls Family Falafel
The falafels are my go to appetizer. These are some of the best falafels found on Disney property. The spices are blended well and the falafel isn’t too dry. It’s served with a yogurt sauce and a tomato and cucumber salad.
Lost and Found Soup
This is a soup of the day and sometimes it is a vegetarian or vegan option. Make sure to ask! On the day we visited, they “found” a coconut curry carrot soup. The soup was super creamy and a nice hint of curry spice. I could have eaten a few bowls of this soup.
Curried Vegetable Crew Stew
Like the falafels and the soup, the spices are a nice blend and nothing is too overpowering. It’s really a hearty soup with lots of potatoes and green beans. The stew is served with rice that has a hint of coconut to it. This dish comes with naan too, but I’m always too full to finish it.
Perkins Thai Noodles
In order to make these thai noodles vegetarian, just order it without the chicken. This is a rice noodle dish served with tofu and veggies and a super spicy sauce. I love the heat, but if that’s not your thing then you might want to avoid this one.
Have you explored any of these exciting dishes?