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Vegan and Vegetarian Options at Halloween Horror Nights


We all know that Halloween Horror Nights is full of frights and fun, but it’s also full of food! Whatever your taste, this annual event has something for you, including some new amazing vegan and vegetarian options. But what are they, and where can you find them? The answers are all here for you. We don’t want you spending valuable time wandering around Universal Studios Florida hunting for veggie-friendly food items when you should be going in and out of haunted houses! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of vegetarian and vegan dishes at Halloween Horror Nights 2021. Let’s dig in.

Vegetarian Dishes

Luke’s Grilled Cheese at Halloween Horror Nights 2021

Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Churro – $6.69
Wicked Growth, World Expo

Definitely try the vegetarian-friendly Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Churro. It’s a classic Universal Studios churro dusted with pumpkin spice. After this summer’s VelociCoaster churro craze, this is a new twist you’re bound to love. 

Luke’s Grilled Cheese – $9.99
Nell’s Tea Party Sandwiches, Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

What’s better than a traditional grilled cheese sandwich as comfort food on a night of frights? It’s warm, filling, and easy to eat on the go.

Twisted Taters – $8.49
Twisted Taters, Beetlejuice, Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone

Many of the menu items are marked vegan or vegetarian, but of course, fan favorites like the regular Twisted Taters are vegetarian as well, even if they’re not marked as such on the menus. You have the option to select seasoned salt, garlic parmesan, sour cream & chives, or ghost pepper seasoning.

Reibekuchen at Halloween Horror Nights 2021

Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe, Production Central
Another popular vegetarian option is the traditional German food Reibekuchen, a potato pancake with apple sauce. While not the most conventional food item available at Horror Nights, it is a fun snack for anyone on the more adventurous side.

Queso Blanco Arepa– $8.29
Food Truck by Fast & Furious, San Francisco

Another great item (and probably my favorite of the night) was the cheese arepa. Based on the long line, I wasn’t the only one. The truck offers treats for your omnivore friends as well, but everybody will love the Queso Blanco arepa. For those not familiar, an arepa is a cornmeal cake filled with (in this case) shredded mozzarella cheese and topped with mayo, ketchup, and cilantro. This was a crowd-pleaser with my HHN crew, and no doubt will be one with yours too. 

Vegan Options

Pumpkin Guts – $9.49
Wicked Growth, World Expo

How could you NOT want to try something called Pumpkin Guts? This dish pays homage to one of my favorite houses this year, Wicked Growth: Realm of the Pumpkin. The dish is spiralized zucchini and butternut squash noodles sauteed in brown butter, sage, and parsley on top of two slices of baked delicata squash. All that is finished off with toasted hazelnuts and pumpkin seeds to give it great fall flavor. Don’t let the pictures fool you, this is a pretty ample serving and absolutely to die for! 

Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe, Production Central

Another classic German dish at Universal Studios’ Classic Monster’s Cafe is the Maultaschen, a dumpling filled with vegan protein. Guten appetit!

Tempeh Rueben – $10.99
Nell’s Tea Party Sandwiches, Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone
A great vegan option is the Tempeh Rueben sandwich, which includes sauerkraut, vegan Swiss cheese, and plant-based Thousand Island dressing on rye bread.

Don’t forget the desserts!

Bride Wedding Cake at Halloween Horror Nights 2021

Of course, the delicious desserts available at Halloween Horror Nights (like the Bag O’ Donuts, Dr. Pinetti’s Confetti Battered Oreos, or the Bride Wedding Cake) are vegetarian friendly. The only vegan dessert we could track down was the Vegan Brownie in the Tribute Store.

All in all this is a fantastic year for food, particularly for expanded vegetarian and vegan options at Halloween Horror Nights. Check out our guide page to see everything available to you this year. Let us know what you think!

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About Vanessa Leavitt

V.R. Leavitt grew up in Northern Virginia but is proud to call Orlando her home since 2010. She's always been a theme park enthusiast, so living in vacation town is a dream come true. When she's not at the parks, she's checking out all the other great things the City Beautiful has to offer with her family and friends, and also playing mom-taxi for her kid and her hectic band schedule. Besides theme parks, she loves movies, music, and theater and spends lots of time in her Harry Potter-themed office writing, reading, and shooing her cats off of her desk. She's also a big fan of soccer and has an impressive collection of socks with animals on them.