As I continued my journey to find allergy-friendly and plant-based options in the parks, I came across the BBQ Jackfruit Burger from Regal Eagle Smokehouse. This quick service is located at Epcot in the American Adventure Pavilion and fills the area with that wonderful BBQ smell. Back when I was able to cheese, I used to stop here for Macaroni and Cheese.
Let me start with what I enjoyed. I liked that they explained to me at the pick-up window that it was made carefully without any dairy but made in a kitchen with dairy products, so they can’t 100% guarantee it’s free of allergens. The cast member explained that the butter to make the garlic toast is vegan butter; not sure which brand, but it did taste good. The milk allergy-friendly description of the burger is a plant-based burger on garlic toast topped with BBQ jackfruit, a plant-based mayonnaise, and lettuce served with a side of your choice. The overall price is $12.99, which isn’t bad for a burger with a side. I enjoyed the texture of the jackfruit; it wasn’t too chewy or tough. The BBQ jackfruit didn’t give me the BBQ feeling I wanted, but it was still good. I prefer a sweet BBQ flavor palette, but this was a little sour. Other than that, the rest of the flavors blended very well. I wish there were more plant-based mayonnaise because I wanted that creamy texture to mix with jackfruit and patty. This meal is very filling, so a nice walk around World Showcase was needed after. In the description, tomatoes weren’t listed, but there was one on my sandwich, but I wasn’t too mad about that; it added another layer to the meal.
For my side, I picked fries because I am basic and love theme park fries. They were good, nothing out of this world, but they paired well with the burger vibe I had. I also got their allergy-friendly cookies to see if they would be any good because we all deserve a sweet treat. The brand is called homefree, and these cookies are nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, no rice, no soy, peanut-free, and whole grain. I thought they were going to taste bland, but I was wrong. They were surprisingly good. The flavor was double chocolate chip, so if you are a chocolate fan but can’t eat dairy, gluten, eggs, or nuts, this is a great sweet treat to go with your lunch.
I would get this meal again if I were with friends or family that wanted to dine here. It’s also good to know there is an option for me if I’m in a burger mood while walking around World Showcase.
Have you ever eaten at Regal Eagle Smokehouse before? Let us know in the comments.