Gluten-Free in Disney's California Adventure

Sometimes, it’s the little things that can make you happy. Last weekend my husband and I took the kids to Disneyland for my 7-year-old’s birthday. The first night we had dinner at the Grand Californian Hotel’s Storytellers Café. My husband had done some research and found that the restaurant had a gluten-free menu that included a hamburger and fries.

This might not sound that exciting, but my husband has  Celiac Disease and can’t have wheat, barley, or rye. So no hamburger bun and, sometimes, no fries. But the Storyteller Café, and a few other spots in Disneyland and California Adventure, have an actual gluten-free burger with a gluten-free bun. Many restaurants will make a burger with no bun to make it gluten-free, but it’s not the same. And fries are tricky. Some are beer battered (barley and wheat) or have wheat as a filler (annoying).

gluten free burger at disneyland
gluten free burger at disneyland

The rest of the trip did not go so well for me, but I was happy to know that my husband was able to get something that he really wanted to eat. Yep, the little things. It was his first burger with a bun in a restaurant in 10 years. And the bun was actually good. The fries were sautéed in olive oil and they were much better than your average restaurant fries.

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