Tag Archives: Universal Orlando

Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food Review

A day at any theme park requires endless walking and waiting (for rides), which inevitably builds quite an appetite. With my Universal annual pass in its final day of validity, I wanted to return to the park for a tour of all of my favorite attractions and get one more Universal restaurant review in before I head back to Baltimore for an extended stretch.  While there were a few in-park restaurants I was considering, […]

Vivo Italian Kitchen Review (Universal Orlando CityWalk)

It’s no secret that my favorite of Orlando’s “big three” theme parks is Universal Orlando. As a devoted Harry Potter fan, Universal totally won me over with their truly breathtaking recreations of the Wizarding World. However, another feature I really love about Universal is CityWalk, a collection of shops, eateries, and night life venues that ensure a day at the park truly turns into an experience. Since I have been […]

Gluten-free Friendly Restaurants at Universal Orlando CityWalk

CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort is a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. The restaurants are aplenty and the people watching is hard to beat. My goal this summer is to explore more of them, as I am a Universal Orlando passholder, but in the mean time, I’ve assembled a guide to gluten-free eats in this entertainment mecca.  With the exception of a few restaurants that I’ve actually eaten […]

The Leaky Cauldron Review (Breakfast)

After my initial visit to Diagon Alley and success with finding gluten-free and dairy-free options at the Leaky Cauldron for lunch, I knew I had to go back once I discovered that the signature restaurant serves up breakfast- including gluten-free pancakes. As it happens, gluten-free pancakes are one of my favorite breakfast foods. However, I didn’t get my hopes up right away as I knew that dairy could easily spoil the […]

Bumblebee Man's Tacos Review and Allergen Menu (Universal Studios: Springfield, USA)

Figuring that I’ve done pretty comprehensive coverage of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, I decided to venture elsewhere in the park for lunch on my third visit. Passing several times through the Simpsons-themed land when going to and from Diagon Alley, a bright black-and-yellow food truck caught my eye and sparked my curiosity. After all, it’s hard not to miss the […]

The Hopping Pot Review and Allergen Information

Part of the whole fun of Diagon alley is that the open marketplace is prime for people watching. Witches and wizards of all ages cast spells with their interactive wands and impressive costuming efforts blur the line between employees, wizards, and muggles in disguise.  After a busy morning of shopping, I wanted to take a quick rest stop at the Hopping Pot, an outdoor bar that features an array of […]

Allergen Information for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley's Specialty Beverages

Universal Orlando, in developing the richly layered and immersive Wizarding World of Harry Potter, won worldwide fame as they became the one and only destination (in the muggle world) where anyone and everyone can get butterbeer: the non-alcoholic butterscotch beverage made famous by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter book series.  As fans flock to the park in search of this magical drink, they often overlook other offerings found exclusively at Diagon […]

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Candy Allergen Information

Chocolate Frogs (Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes/Honeydukes) Puking Pastilles (Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes) Fainting Fancies (Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes) Exploding Bonbons (Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes) Nosebleed Nougat (Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes) Pepper Imps (Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes) U-No-Poo (Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes) Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans (Weasleys’ Wizarding Wheezes/Honeydukes) White Chocolate Skull (Honeydukes) Shock-o-Choc (Honeydukes) Pink Coconut Ice (Honeydukes) Honeydukes Milk Chocolate (Honeydukes) Chocolate Cauldron (Honeydukes) Peppermint Toads (Honeydukes) Fudge Flies (Honeydukes)   Sherbert Lemons (Honeydukes) Salt […]

The Three Broomsticks Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu

Stopping by the Three Broomsticks on my way from London’s Diagon Alley to Hogsmeade village and Hogwarts, I knew I had to stop by the Three Broomsticks for a bit of refreshment after the long train ride. For those of you you who have no clue what I’m talking about, stick with me. The Three Broomsticks is a restaurant/pub featured in Harry Potter’s Wizarding World that was brought to life […]

Three Broomsticks Review

Having previously stopped for lunch at Diagon Alley’s Leaky Cauldron, I knew that one of the top spots on my “to-do” list for future visits was a meal at the Three Broomsticks in Hogsmeade, the little village nearby Hogwarts that (in the muggle world) is located in Universal’s Islands of Adventure park.  I have eaten a meal at the Three Broomsticks once before as a gluten/dairy eater and have stopped […]