*This dining experience took place in June 2016.
Boma: Flavors of Africa is a table service restaurant located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House Resort that offers breakfast and dinner options — all buffet style.
Despite the fact that it’s a buffet (which are always cross contamination nightmares for those of us with many special dietary needs), Boma is the perfect spot for a wonderful meal, because the chefs there are so amazing and providing safe options and even bringing you food from the back of the kitchen to ensure safety.
Boma continues to my favorite brunch spot on Disney property because the food is amazing with lots of gluten free and dairy free options and even has some unique dishes to round out the meal. I enjoy dinner at Boma, but if I had to pick breakfast or dinner at Boma, I’d pick breakfast every time.
On this particular occasion, I went to brunch with Alexis from Alexis’s Gluten Free Adventures. We both love Boma, so it was a great choice. You can read her full review on her blog.
After arriving and being seated, our server brought us Jungle Juice, which is a combination of passion fruit, guava, and orange juices and is really delicious. It’s a lot of sugar, so I usually only drink one glass of this.
Once we got our drinks, the chef came out to go through the buffet with us. We asked if she could bring most of our food from the kitchen, with the only exceptions being the fresh fruit and the carving station meats.
Every time I go to Boma, I have to get the fresh pineapple. I don’t know what it is, but Boma always has the freshest best tasting pineapple. This visit was no exception!
I did also go to the carving station which has smoked ham and smoked turkey on it. The chef carves it fresh for you at the carving station, and it’s always amazing. Check with a chef about any of the accompaniments at the carving station. Typically, the only sauce that is gluten free and dairy free is the sambal. Sadly, the Boma mustard contains gluten.
The chef brought out several items for me, including grilled asparagus (a Boma favorite), bacon, breakfast potatoes, and allergy friendly Mickey waffles. The Mickey waffles were made from Namaste mix, and I topped them with banana chips and warm pure maple syrup. They were extra crispy, which was great.
I also ordered a ham, onion, and goat cheese omelet. Though they do have an omelet station, I asked if the chef could make this in the kitchen. Usually I really love the omelets at Boma, but I found that the amount of goat cheese in this dish made the flavors too overpowering. It was OK, but next time I would order without it.
I also ordered a side of pap, which is basically grits.
You can also request a variety of breakfast pastries, but since I was going to a work conference that day, I opted to skip them. Typically, Boma has Udi’s Gluten Free pastries (like muffins and bagels) and Kinnikinnick donuts.
Once Alexis and I stuffed ourselves silly with delicious breakfast offerings, we decided to take a stroll through the Jambo House grounds. I love that you can see the Savannah and check out all the amazing animals at the lodge, while you are there!
Overall, I can’t recommend Boma enough. It’s been a consistently great option for brunch and always has amazing options that are safe and delicious. I can’t wait to go back and brunch here again soon.
Have you been to Boma? What do you love about this table service restaurant?