Universal Orlando Resort, CityWalk – Universal Orlando’s newest attraction opened to guest officially on Wednesday. But this grand opening was a little different than the one of past weeks. The original concept restaurant, Bigfire, officially opened, and they offer options for vegans.
This unique dining experience combines the open-fire cooking concept with the nostalgia of “long summer evenings at the lake”, transporting guest to that cozy lakeside summer retreat.
The two-story venue features natural design elements of mix and matched fabrics and seating, cast iron, twinkling lights, camp lanterns and more to complete the outdoor ambience inside the restaurant.
With the theme being open “campfire” cooking, chefs will carefully match each food with wood species that have been carefully chosen based on the flavor they exude, resulting in delectable dishes, sides, desserts – and even cocktails – that all infuse the smoky spirits. The pairings will add bold flavors to create elevated American fare.
For us vegans, we have a few options:
What Vegans are saying
To get an idea on what people think, we went to the number # 1 source for vegan news at Universal Orlando Resort, The Universal Orlando Vegans Facebook page.
Here are a few of the reviews:
As with all new things, like one coaster we will not name, sometimes “tweaks” are needed to reach optimal performance. I am sure with feedback, and more dining guests ordering the Cauliflower steak we will see adjustments made and training done to elevate this dish to the flavors that Executive Chef Steve Jayson had in mind when it was created.
What I think the bigger picture is, and what all vegans should be excited about, is a clearly marked vegan option at a new Universal Orlando Resort Citywalk location!
Hours of Operation
Sunday – Thursday : 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
(hours subject to change)
6000 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819
At the time of writing this no vegan desserts or children menu items were listed.
So, have you tried the Cauliflower Steak at Bigfire? Or do you have another favorite vegan dish when visiting CityWalk? Leave it in the comments, I wanna hear about it!