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Vegan & Vegetarian Dishes at Universal Mardi Gras 2024: Ultimate Food Guide

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Universal Mardi Gras celebrates the tastes of Bourbon Street and beyond! Universal Orlando Resort’s team has curated a selection of options for vegetarian and vegan guests, ranging from poutine to po’boys, ensuring that everyone can partake in the festivities. This guide is designed to be a practical and useful resource for fulfilling your dietary needs while maximizing your enjoyment of everything Universal Mardi Gras has to offer.

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Vegetarian Universal Mardi Gras Options

Cookie Butter Liege Waffle at Universal Mardi Gras
Cookie Butter Liege Waffle at Universal Mardi Gras

Cookie Butter Liege Waffle – $7.99
Belgium, Production Central
Kicking off the list of vegetarian selections is a warm, crystallized waffle adorned with cookie butter, a dollop of whipped topping, and Biscoff Cookies.

Pão de Queijo at Universal Mardi Gras
Pão de Queijo at Universal Mardi Gras

Pão de Queijo – $6.99
Brazil, New York
Cheese and bread – a combination that achieves perfection in this Brazilian cheese bread. The cheese melds seamlessly with the bread into a gooey snack that’s great for enjoying on the go. 

Brigadeiros at Universal Mardi Gras
Brigadeiros at Universal Mardi Gras

Brigadeiros – $6.49
Brazil, New York
This traditional Brazilian delicacy has found its way from Carnival to Universal Mardi Gras! Made with condensed milk and adorned with Mardi Gras-themed sprinkles, these chocolate treats capture the festive spirit of Mardi Gras. 

Arepa de Choclo at Universal Mardi Gras
Arepa de Choclo at Universal Mardi Gras

Arepa de Choclo – $8.49
Colombia, New York
This dish marries the savory flavors of corn cake and cheese with the sweet addition of honey butter, which is griddled to perfection on top.

Oblea at Universal Mardi Gras
Oblea at Universal Mardi Gras

Oblea – $6.99
Colombia, New York
The mouthwatering fusion of dulce de leche and strawberries, sandwiched between two crispy wafers, creates a delicious dessert!

Bananas Foster Crème Brûlée Crepe at Universal Mardi Gras
Bananas Foster Crème Brûlée Crepe at Universal Mardi Gras

Bananas Foster Crème Brûlée Crepe – $11.99
France, Hollywood
Bite into a flavorful crepe filled with texture featuring brûléed bananas, vanilla cream, banana caramel, caramelized sugar, and whipped topping.

Käsespätzle at Universal Mardi Gras
Käsespätzle at Universal Mardi Gras

Käsespätzle – $4.99
Germany, Hollywood
Let’s head over to the German Biergarten for a serving of Käsespätzle! Sink your fork into cheesy spätzle, garnished with crispy onions.

Bavarian Pretzel with Obatzda – $11.49
Germany, Hollywood
While a pretzel can be commonly found in a theme park setting, Universal Mardi Gras elevates this classic snack with the addition of a Bavarian beer cheese dip.

Mutzen at Universal Mardi Gras
Mutzen at Universal Mardi Gras

Mutzen – $6.99
Germany, Hollywood
Just as beignets are synonymous with New Orleans, Mutzen holds a similar place in Germany! These lemon-vanilla fried fritters, dusted with powdered sugar, are traditionally served during carnival celebrations. 

Zabaglione with Berries at Universal Mardi Gras
Zabaglione with Berries at Universal Mardi Gras

Zabaglione with Berries – $5.99
Italy, New York
Indulge in the refreshing taste of Frangelico anglaise accompanied by mixed berries and garnished with toasted hazelnuts. It is important to note that this dish contains alcohol.

Churro Loops & Chocolate at Universal Mardi Gras
Churro Loops & Chocolate at Universal Mardi Gras

Churro Loops & Chocolate – $7.99
Mexico, Hollywood
Universal Mardi Gras introduces a creative take on a theme park staple with cinnamon sugar churro loops, served alongside a Mexican chocolate dipping sauce.

Pastelitos de Guayaba at Universal Mardi Gras
Pastelitos de Guayaba at Universal Mardi Gras

Pastelitos de Guayaba – $7.99
Puerto Rico, New York
This guava-filled puff pastry, dusted with powdered sugar, is a soft and fluffy treat ideal for savoring while en route to your next coaster ride or while gathering beads at the Mardi Gras Parade.

Crèma Catalana – $6.49
Spain, New York
Another brûléed dish joins the selection of vegetarian-friendly offerings. Merging the rich flavors of cream and citrus, this Crèma Catalana features a brûléed citrus milk custard adorned with candied orange peels.

Orange Whoopie Pie at Universal Mardi Gras
Orange Whoopie Pie at Universal Mardi Gras

Orange Whoopie Pie – $9.99
Coca-Cola Market Square, Kidzone
This year’s Universal Mardi Gras introduces an array of soda-inspired selections at Coca-Cola Market Square. Among these is the Whoopie Pie, or as my fellow Pennsylvanians may know it, a Gob. It infuses the tangy sweetness of orange soda with a creamy whipped topping and rich orange marmalade, blending familiar flavors in an innovative way.

Twisted Tater at Universal Mardi Gras
Twisted Tater at Universal Mardi Gras

Twisted Tater – $9.49
Coca-Cola Market Square, Kidzone
This traditional Halloween Horror Nights menu item has emerged from the fog to join the Mardi Gras 2024 lineup. The vegetarian topping options for this handheld fave are garlic parmesan or sour cream and chives.

Vegan Universal Mardi Gras Options

Vegan Wild Mushroom Poutine at Universal Mardi Gras
Vegan Wild Mushroom Poutine at Universal Mardi Gras

Vegan Wild Mushroom Poutine – $9.99
Canada, Kidzone
Although the classic version of this Canadian dish typically includes meat, vegan guests can enjoy a scrumptious plant-based poutine at Universal Mardi Gras. This alternative features seasoned curly fries topped with vegan cheddar, savory mushroom gravy, and a hint of truffle oil.

Szechuan Noodle Salad at Universal Mardi Gras
Szechuan Noodle Salad at Universal Mardi Gras

Szechuan Noodle Salad – $5.99
China, San Francisco 
Another enticing plant-based choice is the Szechuan Noodle Salad – a spicy cold noodle salad enriched with the crisp freshness of cucumbers, the crunch of peanuts, and the aromatic flavors of cilantro and scallions.

Spicy Smashed Cucumber at Universal Mardi Gras
Spicy Smashed Cucumber at Universal Mardi Gras

Spicy Smashed Cucumber – $5.99
China, San Francisco
This plate turns up the heat with spicy marinated cucumbers, beautifully garnished with peanuts, cilantro, and scallions, offering a burst of flavor in every bite.

Fried Green Tomato Po'Boy at Universal Mardi Gras
Fried Green Tomato Po’Boy at Universal Mardi Gras

Fried Green Tomato Po’ Boy – $12.49
New Orleans, New York
Po’ Boys, a cornerstone of Cajun cuisine, usually feature meat, but Universal’s version ensures vegan guests aren’t left out. This take stays true to Southern traditions by incorporating flash-fried green tomatoes, lettuce, onions, pickles, and a Cajun remoulade, all accompanied by Cajun kettle chips. It’s a filling sandwich reminiscent of something you’d find fresh from the deli, securing its place as my personal favorite item on this year’s Mardi Gras menu.

Papitas Bravas at Universal Mardi Gras
Papitas Bravas at Universal Mardi Gras

Papitas Bravas – $5.99
Spain, New York
Gather your Krewe and indulge in these Papitas Bravas, featuring seasoned crispy potatoes accompanied by a paprika aioli. There’s enough to go around for sharing, or you might just choose to savor them all on your own!

Twisted Tater – $9.49
Coca-Cola Market Square, Kidzone
With its vegetarian counterpart previously mentioned, your vegan options for Twisted Taters include the choice between a tame seasoned salt or a walk on the wild side with ghost pepper.


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About Kelsey Bowyer

Kelsey hails from the land of chocolate, ketchup, and Mister Rogers – known to most as Pennsylvania. Her family’s annual visits to the sunshine state instilled a love of storytelling and theme parks at an early age. In 2015, she packed her bags for the Disney College Program but decided to make this move permanent and call Orlando home. When she is not roaming Orlando’s world-class Theme Parks with her husband, she can be found lost in a book, planning her next vacation, or petting dogs.