Table Service Review: Whispering Canyon Cafe, The Plaza, Yak and Yeti (Walt Disney World)

Whispering Canyon Cafe (Wilderness Lodge)

Whispering Canyon was a favourite on a previous trip. We really enjoyed the shenanigans but I heard that it had been toned down so I wasn’t that bothered about eating here again. That is until I saw the Vegan skillet.

You can get a plant based version of the all you care to eat skillet with corn, green beans, potato wedges, pulled jackfruit, chicken and sausage. And did I mention you can have as much as you want? It’s pretty filling on its own but that sausage was too good to resist a second portion. Even the chicken breast was seasoned and charred around the edges which doesn’t sound like a big deal but a lot of places buy mock meat and then don’t put any effort in. Here you can tell someone has though about it. And, I’m happy to report, there is still shenanigans.

The Plaza (Magic Kingdom)

I teased this one in my review of Beaches and Cream. The Plaza is a vastly underrated restaurant at the top of Main Street with a great turn-of-the-century vibe and a view of the castle. The menu is giant sandwich, burgers, shakes and ice cream. And it is done right.

I was told they can make the veggie burger vegan or do the fried green tomato vegan. I opted for the fried green tomato because it’s more unusual to find. I know other people have been given vegan mayo on theirs but mine came without and as such was a little dry. Which meant I resorted to squirting ketchup on. Which was odd.

For desert I asked if they could make me a vegan version of the banana split. They could. Oh my God it was amazing! Scoops of chocolate and vanilla wedges between a split banana with strawberry and pineapple, walnuts and glacé cherries.

Yak and Yeti (Animal Kingdom)

Yak and Yeti was a last minute reservation. It’s a restaurant that’s always tempted me with the theming but never the menu. Mostly because the prices for the veggie options seem really high. But I’m on the Dining Plan so it’s all the same really. They offered me a couple of options but I really fancy noodles. I ordered the lo mein, which I thought I ordered with tofu but I didn’t get any and it wasn’t on my receipt. By the time I’d got through enough of the dish to realise it want there I didn’t really want to make a fuss. It wasn’t good anyway.

I was told they’d make it without Oyster sauce but I assumed that meant they’d substitute something else. Not so much. It was just salty from the soy sauce. The noodles were over done for my liking and it was just underwhelming. It also seemed like a small portion, especially compared to the ribs and fries that Kelsie and my Dad filled up on. I will say that my mocktail and my sorbet were lovely so I would be willing to try again with a different main. The other options — miso glazed tofu or sweet and sour — sounded good but I really wanted noodles. Unfortunately sometimes we get what we want.

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