*This gluten free dining experience took place in April 2019 and includes notes about dairy free options and peanut free options.
Dinner at ABC Commissary
ABC Commissary is a quick service located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and is one of our go-to spots for a quick bite to eat when we’re in the park. We recently stopped by here for a quick dinner. Unfortunately, this would be Brandon’s last experience enjoying the allergy-friendly chicken tenders, because we found out after some allergy testing that he has a rare allergy to chicken and turkey. Thankfully, there are other options he’ll get to enjoy. But, on this trip, he got to have one final meal of allergy-friendly chicken tenders.
ABC Commissary is set to resemble a traditional working commissary for actors and crew at a working TV studio or movie lot.
Because of this, I would say that the theme of the restaurant is pretty basic.
As you can see, there is ample indoor seating, with cafeteria style tables and booths. On this particular visit, both Brandon and I were talking about how this restaurant really does need a refurbishment. Everything really feels like it’s straight from the late 1990s.
Of course, we’re really visiting ABC Commissary for the food. We have visited ABC Commissary quite a few times this past year for dinner, and when we’ve asked for an allergy-friendly menu, we’ve been told that they do not have one at dinner time. The cast members, including the managers, have been great about walking through the options for guests with special dietary needs.
There are quite a few gluten free options at dinner time. But, we always ask for the allergy-friendly chicken tenders. They aren’t listed on the dinner menu, but they are available to order if you ask.
We ordered two orders of allergy-friendly chicken tenders with French fries. These are safe for gluten/wheat, egg, milk, fish/shellfish, and peanut/tree nut allergies. Now that Brandon also has a peanut allergy, we also have to make sure anything he orders is peanut free too.
I also asked for several sides of the Ken’s cocktail sauce which is both gluten free and dairy free. Just be sure to ask a cast member, and they can bring it to your table with your meal (which they do at dinner time at ABC Commissary).
The allergy-friendly chicken tenders and fries are always delicious here, and this visit was no exception. Brandon loves that they offer steak fries instead of the regular Disney fries. I personally prefer the regular fries, mostly because I find the steak fries to usually be a little undercooked. But, on this visit, they were great.
I also ordered the new gluten free brownie being sold at Disney World. The brand is Sweet Street Desserts. I wouldn’t say it’s very allergy-friendly because it contains egg, milk, and soy. It also had a note about being processed in a facility with peanuts and tree nuts, so Brandon skipped trying it with his nut allergy. Taste-wise, it was delicious. If you like super chocolately treats, this one would definitely be a good option for those who are gluten free only.
We are always such big fans of ABC Commissary for an easy, quick, and tasty quick service meal in Hollywood Studios. With Brandon’s new special dietary needs, we’ll probably have to be more creative when it comes to food options if we dine here. But, if you’re gluten free, dairy free, or have other top 8 common allergens, you’ll find a good amount of options at ABC Commissary for lunch and dinner.
Have you been to ABC Commissary? What do you order when you’ve dined there?