Hello! This will be our first visit and we have been given free standard full-board dining. I was wondering how good the counter service options are?
I am a vegetarian and also I don't like my kids to eat too much junk (especially as we are there for six days! ). Are there vegetarian and healthier options available on CS meals?
It would cost us £310 to upgrade to plus or £625 for premium so I want to make sure that we really need to first haha
Also for table service meals are the options available on the standard plan decent or will we wish we had upgraded once we are there - so confusing!
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with the counter service meal deal vouchers, to be honest its mostly junk food.
There are pizza/pasta options in the main park, and the Blockbuster Cafe in the Studios isn't too bad for kids (they can have pizza or a filled roll, plus a drink and a yoghurt or fruit salad). Most kids meals you can have salad/veggies instead of chips, fruit juice or milk or water instead of fizzy juice, and fruit salad/yoghurt instead of ice cream or cake. It does tend to be burgers/chicken nuggets, pizza or fairly unimaginative pre-packed rolls as the kids options on the counter service voucher meal deals.
adult meal deals for counter service vouchers usually include a salad as a vegetarian choice (and obviously you have pizza/pasta etc).
If you upgrade your free meals I believe that changes to 2 table service vouchers per day instead of one counter service and one table service - would you manage 2 table service meals per day for 6 days (I wouldn't).
Tbh I feel the plan is a bit of a pain. It's very restrictive and you don't save much. However, since it's free...!
IMO the fast food at DLP is overpriced and not great. Buffets and TS, though dearer, are a much better option.
France doesn't really understand the concept of veggies. You can eat veggie at DLP, but you'd better like mushroom pasta...!
Plaza Gardens buffet has a good choice of salads. Agrabah Cafe is apparently great for veggies - lots of Moroccan food.
Inventions buffet has a great reputation for veggies too, and for character interaction.
Earl of Sandwich have several veggie options and are relatively inexpensive.
Several places do a decent cheese pizza, which is veggie if not healthy! Colonel Hathi's is one place where we found a meal deal which fed two adults for lunch,
All the table service restaurants have at least one veggie option, and IMO the fine dining in places like Walt's, Blue Lagoon, Manhattan and California Grill is excellent. Not cheap, but if you treat your meals as an event rather than 'grabbing a bite to eat' you tend to get what you pay for (relatively speaking).
You should be able to use your vouchers like cash in most restaurants, so that may be better for you.
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I lived on salads from CS meals when we were there, and had one TS/buffet meal per day. I liked Fuente Del Oro too, the taco salad was good, but don't think it was veggie. Hakuna Matata prawn salad was the best of the salads though! Depends if you are veggie who eats fish (personally I don't get that but I seem to know a lot of veggies who eat fish). I didn't think upgrading the full board meal plan affected the CS meals, I thought it just meant you could eat at better restaurants for your TS/buffet meal. On the standard plan we love La Grange, The Agrabah (great for veggies, lots of chick peas etc) , Restaurant Des Stars, Plaza Gardens and Annettes.
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Sorry to jump in on your thread but hopefully it will help the OP too!
Im confused too about the vouchers. I am entitled to the Meal Plan Plus I believe that is being offered free with SL on the website. I read this as being 1 CS and 1 TS per day but with a slightly wider variety of restaurants available. If this was 2 table service meals per day this would be fantastic but Im not holding out much hope.