*This gluten free dining experience took place in September 2018. It includes notes about dairy free options.
Dinner at Everything Pop
Everything Pop is a food court style quick service restaurant located at Disney’s Pop Century Resort. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for guests and includes a lot of retro inspired meals. It’s been a while since I’ve dined at Pop Century. Recently, I stopped by for dinner while I was visiting friends who were staying at the resort.
Everything Pop’s theming is inspired by nostalgia. From the 1950s to the 1990s, there’s a bit of retro fun for every generation. Before you walk into the food court, you’ll find a shopping area too.
Once you’re past the shopping area, you’ll find a brightly lit seating area and food court style dining area. I do find that there’s ample seating in the restaurant, which is nice because it definitely can get busy at Everything Pop.
My favorite spots to dine at Everything Pop do tend to be some of the booths near the sides of the restaurant where it can be a little quieter.
Everything Pop has offered allergy-friendly menus in the past. But, every time I’ve visited, a chef has come out to talk to me about options and has told me that I don’t need to use a menu. I really do appreciate that the chefs work to customize and make delicious meals for you (and give you more options!).
On this visit, I was greeted by Chef Williere, who I haven’t seen in ages. He used to work at 50s Prime Time Cafe back in the day and used to call me the “chicken lady” because I ordered the gluten free & dairy free fried chicken so much. He also used to work at Whispering Canyon Cafe too. So, it was great to see a familiar face.
He told me that I could get a lot of options. This included:
- Seared Salmon
- Carved Rotisserie Turkey Breast (You can choose several dairy free sides)
- Seasonal Risotto
- Allergy-Friendly Chicken Tenders (both gluten free and dairy free)
- Hamburgers (dairy free) and Cheeseburgers
- Various Sandwiches
Of course, this isn’t a full list but it gives you an idea of the types of meals they could make. I’m pretty sure Chef Williere would have made me just about anything I asked for too — he was that accommodating.
I ended up ordering the Carved Rotisserie Turkey Breast with mashed potatoes and green beans. For some reason this just sounded good! Everything on the plate was gluten free. But, the mashed potatoes do contain dairy. If you’re dairy free, you can easily swap out the mashed potatoes for another side too, which is nice.
Overall, I really liked this dish. The turkey was super moist and tender and not dry (which I feared from a food court style quick service). The green beans were well seasoned and had lots of flavorful garlic in them. My favorite part of the meal was actually the mashed potatoes, which were super creamy and rich. And, as you can see, the entire dish was a huge portion and could easily be split by two people!
If you are staying at Pop Century, Everything Pop is an excellent restaurant to get delicious and safe food that has a lot of flexibility for options and customization. I consistently hear rave reviews about the chefs at Pop Century for their willingness to work with any special dietary needs to offer lots of variety for their guests. Although I don’t go there often, I’m really glad that Everything Pop works to provide a great variety of options.
Have you been to Everything Pop? What do you think of the special dietary needs options there?