Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe might be one of the best quick services for vegans and vegetarians at the Magic Kingdom. It currently serves three vegetarian options, two of which are vegan friendly. It always feels like a treat when I can go into a restaurant and actually have more than one option. Plus, Pecos Bill has a great toppings bar that includes; pico de gallo, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, jalapenos, pickles, cheese, and a couple different salsas. Here is the breakdown of what vegans and vegetarians can order, and which options give you the most for your money.
Veggie Rice Bowl
The veggie rice bowl is the second cheapest option on the menu and, in my opinion, the most filling. It comes with seasoned rice (veganizable if requested), roasted vegetables, and black beans. There is enough food here for two people to share and still walk away full. I like that this is the easiest option to load up at the toppings bar too. Not only is this option vegan and vegetarian friendly, but it’s also gluten allergy friendly.
Next on the list are the veggie nachos. These are tortilla chips with cheese sauce and roasted vegetables. The vegetables made the tortilla chips a little soggy and I thought these nachos were way overpriced for what you get (despite being the cheapest option on the menu). I would rather order a side of chips and black beans and make my own nachos from the toppings bar, which would definitely be the way to go for vegans.
Plant-based Southwest Cheeseburger
The final option here is a vegan cheeseburger. The vegan cheeseburger is the most expensive item out of the three. It’s a plain old veggie burger… The only thing “Southwest” about it is the pepper jack vegan cheese. I have to admit before I go any further that I have a complicated relationship with vegan cheese. I have tried to convert to veganism many times over the years, but despite being lactose intolerant, I’ve never been able to fully embrace the consistency and aftertaste of most vegan cheeses. Recently, I’ve tried vegan cheese that’s not too bad so I thought I would try this one. The cheese tasted fine while I was eating it, but the problem was that I tasted it for the rest of the night. If I was in the mood for a veggie burger, I would probably order this without the cheese. However, I do appreciate that Disney gives this option to vegans.
Overall, I think the veggie rice bowl is the best option here, but I think Pecos Bill is a solid choice for vegans and vegetarians looking for a quick service with more than one option.
What are your thoughts of the vegan and vegetarian options at Pecos Bill?