*This dining experience took place in June 2015.
Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory located at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort completely evokes New Orleans. With vibrant music playing in the background, N’awlins inspired fare, and Mardi Gras style theming, you’ll swear you landed on Bourbon Street when you dine here. I’ve enjoyed many meals here, but of course, Sassagoula’s claim to fame are the gluten free beignets. I’ve spent entirely too many visits here covered in powdered sugar after eating these deep-fried gems, so to say it’s a favorite spot to visit is an understatement.
On this particular occasion, I stopped by to grab lunch (and beignets, of course!). Chef Tony greeted me with the new allergy-friendly lunch and dinner menu available at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory. You can also check out their breakfast menu here on the blog too. There were quite a few choices for both gluten and dairy free, and options to customize others not on the list as well. On a previous visit, I had a chicken sandwich (Po’Boy style) so this time I opted for the fish sandwich, which was a favorite of mine over at Riverside Mill (hello, remoulade!)
I told Chef Tony to surprise me with a side dish, and he brought me out a bounty of French fries with a side of Remoulade (which is dairy free, as it is mayonnaise-based). Ah, I love it when the chefs at Disney restaurants know you all too well.
This sandwich itself was delicious. The bun (which was Local Oven) was nicely toasted and worked really well with the sandwich (and the perfect vessel for remoulade goodness). The fish that day was Mahi Mahi, which is a fish I enjoy a lot. It has a great texture and isn’t too flaky like cod or tilapia. It really holds up well in sandwich form.
The fries were standard Disney fries but became transformed immediately when using my extra remoulade as a dipping sauce. If you like sauces, I can highly recommend this…mayonnaise-based sauces and fries were made for each other!
Of course no visit to Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory is complete without an order of beignets — and these did not disappoint (really, how can anything deep fried and covered in powdered sugar?!). I love that these are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, and vegan! Want to recreate them at home? You can totally do that with the recipe from Port Orleans French Quarter!
As always, I enjoyed my lunch at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory. They are consistently terrific at handling special dietary needs, have unique options like beignets, and the food is excellent. It’s definitely one of my favorite resort quick service locations!
Have you been to Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory? What did you order there?