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Gluten Free Palo Brunch Review


On a December 2022 cruise on the Disney Magic, I enjoyed brunch at Palo with a dear friend who happens to be gluten free. Here is everything she ate and her thoughts on each item.

At the time of writing, Palo brunch is $45 per person for an all you care to enjoy, course based meal that can be ordered off a menu. There is a dress code for this adult only dining experience, but I noticed the clothing choices were more casual during brunch vs dinner. We went with the suggested order and started with a complimentary glass of champagne, bread service, and charcuterie boards.

She chose the seafood based charcuterie, and her bread service was a flatbread with pesto. For those in the know, the gluten free rolls in the main dining rooms on Disney cruises are delicious, fluffy rolls that are at times better than the regular rolls. This pesto flatbread was really good and without being told they were gluten free, we would have been none the wiser. There were enough for me to indulge in a couple as well. I enjoyed them with my cheese and prosciutto charcuterie course, which is also a gluten free option.

The gluten free course was a giant mickey waffle with strawberry compote and whipped cream. My friend had many other gluten free mickey waffles during our cruise, but she said this one definitely stood out and was the best by far.

The waffle was quickly scarfed and we were in no rush for the next course, since we had already enjoyed plenty. Following the waffle was a tomato and onion omelet. There are quite a few other gluten free egg options, from other omelet options to frittatas. 

This was enjoyable, but not as memorable as the waffle, and couldn't be finished, possibly due to the abundance of other goodies. For dessert, we asked our server to surprise us, so he brought us both the panna cotta and the Italian zabaglione, in addition to another glass of champagne.

The panna cotta is officially one of my favorite ways to end a Disney meal. It is light, bright, and full of flavor. The strawberry pearls are the popping kind, so if that is not for you, then you likely won't enjoy this dish. There is plenty of strawberry sauce as well, but it's a bit difficult to get around the pearls. The Italian zabaglione is fresh berries with burnt cream on top. It is flavorful, much like a creme brulee with a creamier base. It is not something I would have ordered if it had not brought out and I am glad I tried it. At this point, my gluten free friend deemed the end of the meal to be a bit too much sugar, since she had already enjoyed a whole strawberry waffle, so keep that in mind if you are going to treat yourself to a gluten free brunch at Palo.

I definitely recommend this dining reservation while on board DCL if you are gluten free and would like a brunch with a multiple tasty options!


Elizabeth Guffre

Elizabeth's priority as your travel consultant is to make your vacation as fun and stress free as possible. You can email Elizabeth at liz@kingdomkonsultant.com.

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