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If you’re traveling to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN, you’re in for a real treat because it’s an amazing place. We spend the equivalent of several weeks a year there. Dollywood has so many delicious food options, but I have gotten this question quite a bit – what are the vegetarian and vegan Dollywood dining options?

In this article, we will look at all the different places to eat in the park and explore how you can eat vegetarian or vegan at Dollywood without being stuck with lettuce all day.

Ready? Let’s go!

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Quick Bites

If you’re on the go and not wanting to spend much time eating, try these vegan options for quick bites around the park.

Iron Horse Pizza

Vegan pizza at Dollywood? YES! They offer gluten free and vegan pizzas upon request! We tried the gluten free last time we were there and it was great.

Vegetarian Options: Any meatless pizza.

Vegan Options: You can ask for a vegan pizza here! My dairy free son is sooo happy.

Location: The Village

Miss Lillians BBQ Corner

You might think it’s kind of crazy to mention a barbecue place on a vegetarian and vegan list, but hear me out! Miss Lillian’s has amazing sides that are meat-free. If you’re vegan, you can request your item be fried in oil so you can be sure there were no animal products used.

Vegetarian Options: Roasted corn, fresh cut potatoes and other sides.

Vegan Options: Ask to ensure there were no animal products used on their sides.

Location: Craftsman’s Valley

Till and Harvest Food Hall

This is a great place to create your own bowl with their vegetarian options.

Vegetarian/Vegan Options: Rice bowl, lettuce bowl, ancient grain and wheat bowl, along with cilantro lime rice, spanish-style rice, and a plant based protein option. You can also get chips along with salsa or guacamole.

Location: Wildwood Grove

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Sit Down Meals

Have more time? Try one of these awesome places to eat and explore their meatless options.

Front Porch Cafe

This cafe is great for serving up sandwiches and will gladly sub for gluten-free if you need that as well.

Vegetarian Options: Veggie burger, vegetable salad, fried green tomatoes, onion rings and other sides.

Vegan Options: Many of the vegetarian options plus salads without cheese, the Ultimate Vegan Burger and Vegan Roasted Tomato Pasta.

Location: Showstreet

See more about the Front Porch Cafe here

Aunt Granny’s

This amazing eatery has been named by USA Today as one of the top 10 best theme park restaurants in the country! Enjoy amazing family-style meals here.

Vegetarian/Vegan Options: None of the main items are vegetarian or vegan, but several sides are, so this is best if you are going with others who will eat the main course. Several sides are meatless but ask about how they are prepared if you are vegan (some are obviously vegetarian): Corn Pudding, Creamy Mac & Cheese, Granny Ogle’s Pinto Beans, Herb-Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Honey-Glazed Carrots, Mashed Potatoes, Southern Green Beans (may contain meat so please ask), Southern-Fried Cabbage. They also have cobbler and chocolate chip cookies for those who are vegetarian.

Location: Rivertown Junction

See more about Aunt Granny’s here

Miss Lillian’s Smokehouse

This is another great choice for sides and includes several that are vegan and even more if you are vegetarian.

Vegetarian Options: Buttered corn on the cob, cole slaw, southern potato salad, fried spuds and the ones listed below for vegans.

Vegan Options: Garden salad, maple baked beans, southern green beans

Location: Craftsman’s Valley

Red’s Drive In

This one doesn’t offer a whole lot for vegetarians (and there are no vegan options), but it might be worth a trip if you want some fries.

Vegetarian Options: Crinkle-cut fries, chocolate chip cookies

Location: Jukebox Junction

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Sweets and Treats

Have a sweet tooth and looking for something to satisfy? Not a problem! Dollywood offers sweet options, too.

Spotlight Bakery

Vegetarians rejoice! There are a ton of options for you here! Vegans, don’t worry, there are some other places listed below with treats for you.

Vegetarian Options: Danish, Cinnamon Roll, Cupcake, Turnover, 1/3 Pound Cupcake, Muffin, Ghirardelli® Brownie, Rice Krispie Treat, Decorated Sugar Cookie, 25-Pound Apple Pie, also an assortment of freshly baked breads.

Location: Showstreet

Dippin’ Dots

We used to think this was off limits for us since one of our sons has a dairy allergy, but then we discovered that they have a dairy free ice cream option! You can get rainbow ice, which does not contain dairy. This was a game changer for us!

Vegetarian and Vegan Option: Rainbow Ice

Location: Jukebox Junction (look for a cleverly converted airstream)

Front Porch Cafe

This won’t have any vegan dessert options, but they have great vegan entrees as seen above. If you’re vegetarian, however, there are some options here.

Vegetarian Options: Banana pudding cheesecake, ice cream, southern peach cobbler, gluten-free brownie and chocolate molten lava cake with ice cream. Yum!

Location: Showstreet

See more about the Front Porch Cafe here

Blue Ribbon Cones

There is some amazing ice cream here! There are no vegan options, but if you are vegetarian you can partake of all the delicious flavors.

Vegetarian Options: Ice cream

Location: Country Fair

The Grist Mill

They are famous for their cinnamon bread, and if you are vegetarian you can definitely try this! We can’t go to Dollywood without eating at least two loaves of this treat for our family. Try it with the buttercream icing!

Vegetarian/Vegan Options: They have an assortment of pastries and claim to have vegan items, so ask as the counter. For vegetarians, try the cinnamon bread.

Location: Craftsman’s Valley

Granny Ogle’s Ham N Beans

The desserts here are vegetarian! All of their other menu items contain meat, so eat somewhere else for your meal and stop by for dessert.

Vegetarian Options: Banana pudding, pecan pie

Location: Craftsman’s Valley

Other Options

You can grab your traditional salad options from the Hickory House Barbecue, grab some freshly popped popcorn at several areas of the park, and get the frozen lemonade at the Showstreet area of the park.

Vegetarian and vegan dining options have come a long way at Dollywood!

See all the dining options at Dollywood here!

Final Thoughts on Eating Vegetarian or Vegan at Dollywood

As you can see, there are more options than ever before for those wanting to enjoy a meat-free or vegan meal while at Dollywood. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or a full-fledged meal, you’re sure to find something to fit your needs. So go ahead and enjoy all the fun and excitement that Dollywood has to offer without worrying about where you’ll get your next meal!

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