14 September 2011

Veggie veggie, fruit fruit

In case you haven’t guessed by now, I’m not what you would call a vegetarian. Oh sure, I enjoy vegetarian dishes, but for some reason when I’m at Walt Disney World, I am all about the meat. Burgers, hot dogs, steaks, chicken, pork, you name it, I’ll gravitate towards it and away from a healthier option. My wife on the other hand, prefers to find the healthiest item on a menu, most of the time. With that in mind, I’ve asked her to drop by from time-to-time to talk about some of the vegetarian and healthier options at Walt Disney World here on the Main Street Gazette. Without further ado, I give you Aileen Sheehan-Wilson.
Hello Main Street Gazette readers! I am here today to give you a review of a lesser known menu item at the Liberty Inn inside The American Adventure. Now, I know you are thinking, “Aileen, I don’t really want to eat at the Liberty Inn when there are so many other awesome options at Epcot,” but please take a minute to listen to what I have to say. You may find yourself with a newfound food item that will make you happy when all you want is something simple and maybe a little good for you. So, with that big lead in, what item am I talking about? The vegetable burger…yes, you heard or rather read correctly. Today we are going to talk about a completely meatless item that is surprisingly tasty and filling.This sandwich begins with a flavorful black bean patty that is not overly processed. Often when you order a veggie burger from a restaurant that doesn’t specialize in vegetarian fare (on or off Disney property); you can end up with a prepackaged option that attempts to hide the fact that it is vegetable and bean based. This was not the case with this sandwich. From beginning to end, I could taste the black beans, spices and other vegetables. In my opinion, it is the best vegetable burger option at a counter service restaurant on property. Avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion and melted Monterey Jack cheese round out the inside of the sandwich. I know that avocado is the new and exciting addition to sandwiches at Walt Disney World but I must say that it truly works in this sandwich. It added both flavor and richness to an otherwise basic vegetarian dish. I would have preferred the burger to have pepper jack cheese to give it a little more kick but the Monterey Jack serves its purpose with no major complaints from me. The bun the sandwich is served on is multigrain, which is a healthier option that you can see all around Walt Disney World.

So, the final verdict? This is a great menu option if you are looking for something a little healthier than the angus beef burgers and barbeque offered at the Liberty Inn.

5 comments:

Heather said...

THANK you Aileen! I am a vegitarian and have never tried this sandwich! YUMMO! We have reservations at Biergarten in November (mainly for my hubby) so this might balance the meals out that day in Epcot! :)

Aileen said...

Heather,

Thanks so much for your comment! It was definitely a surprisingly good option. Also, keep your eyes peeled for other vegetarian menu items I will be reviewing over the next few months.

Thanks Again,
Aileen

Ain\'t Baroque said...

Do you know if you can get it without cheese? I feel like the avocado would add enough flavor that I could remove those extra cheese calories and still have something delicious. :)

Ryan P. Wilson said...

Ain't Baroque - Not sure about the cheese. Though my Spidey-sense tells me that Disney would be able to keep the cheese off of the sandwich with no trouble.

thesamestarrysky said...

Is the black bean burger vegan? I know sometimes these are made with milk or eggs. Thanks for reviewing the vegetarian options! I think they are overlooked a lot of the times in reviews.