*This gluten free eating expertise befell in August 2019. It contains details about fish/shellfish free, peanut free, and hen & turkey free choices, together with dairy free modifications.
Breakfast at Docking Bay 7
Docking Bay 7 is a fast service restaurant situated in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and (on the time of this submit) is without doubt one of the park’s latest eating choices. We had been fortunate sufficient (or loopy sufficient!) to attend the opening of Galaxy’s Edge on August 29, 2019. Throughout our go to on opening day, we knew we needed to get at the least one meal at Docking Bay 7. As a result of we arrived within the new land at 4:45 a.m., breakfast was our meal of alternative for the day.
The restaurant is housed in a working hangar bar. And, because the story goes, Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs runs the joint and prepares dishes with substances all throughout the galaxy.
The restaurant’s exterior does look fairly a bit like a hangar bay. And, you’ll see a number of mechanical touches inside and outside. On opening day, the restaurant’s signal was having a little bit of a malfunction, so I needed to chuckle on the half lit digital signal.
Inside, you’ll discover quite a lot of spots to get pleasure from your meal — together with freighter crates, benches, and tables. There’s some actually intelligent seating to make you’re feeling such as you actually are in a working hangar.
You’ll additionally hear some basic ambient noise that appears like ship’s being labored on when you dine there. As you’ll be able to see from the picture, seating was a bit laborious to come back by on opening day. The restaurant really has much less seating than I anticipated, so do make certain be looking out for various seating choices. There’s outside seating in a small alcove too, however in August in Florida that wasn’t too interesting — even at eight a.m.
The meals at Docking Bay 7 is meant to be impressed by Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs’ planet-hopping travels and options unique flavors. Whereas this can be true at lunch and dinner, breakfast is a little more commonplace.
For company with particular dietary wants, Docking Bay 7 does presently have an allergy-friendly breakfast menu. I will probably be trustworthy that that is most likely probably the most restricted fast service breakfast menus I’ve ever seen for sure particular dietary wants. If you happen to’re dairy free, I might simply skip this restaurant altogether for breakfast. The one actual choices for dairy free company are plain potatoes and fruit. If you happen to’re gluten free, it’s fairly restricted too.
If you happen to do have a particular dietary want, they are going to carry a chef out to help you with any questions that you just may need. On our go to, I needed to see if the sausage served at breakfast was additionally a gluten free possibility because it was not listed on the allergy-friendly menu.
Sadly, as I discovered from Chef Quan, the sausage has a cross-contamination concern, as it’s grilled on the identical floor because the gluten-filled pita bread. The Vivid Suns Youngling Breakfast doesn’t include sausage. So, that defined why the grownup model of the breakfast platter was not a gluten free possibility however that the Youngling model was.
On one other apart, you probably have celiac illness, I might not order the Rising Moons In a single day Oats which is listed as gluten free on the allergy-friendly menu. The restaurant doesn’t presently use licensed gluten free oats or purity protocol oats (the most secure oats for anybody with celiac illness). And, there’s a excessive threat of cross-contamination because of the processing of the oats. This was undoubtedly a bummer to see it listed as a protected possibility as a result of conventional oats will not be thought of protected for anybody with celiac illness or a wheat allergy.
As a result of my solely actual possibility was the Vivid Suns Youngling Breakfast, that’s what I ordered. This got here with a Three-Cheese Egg Chunk, Purple Potatoes, and Contemporary Fruit. I’m not a giant fan of melon, so I requested if I may get further potatoes as a substitute, which Chef Quan was blissful to do.
If you happen to can have dairy, it is a good little breakfast — although I’d most likely simply get breakfast elsewhere with extra choices as a substitute. The egg chunk was sous vide and was actually tasty. The purple potatoes had been additionally well-seasoned. All in all, not unhealthy. However, not wonderful.
With Brandon’s allergy symptoms, the chef additionally advisable that he order the Vivid Suns Youngling Breakfast. This makes the Youngling Breakfast possibility gluten free, fish/shellfish free, peanut free, and hen & turkey free. Sadly, there’s a cross-contamination concern for company with nut allergy symptoms with the Mustafarian Lava Roll.
Brandon did get fruit along with his entree, and he stated general the entree was excellent. I feel we each usually favored it however neither one among us had been wowed.
On the subject of getting a fast service breakfast at Disney World, Docking Bay 7 wouldn’t be on the prime of my record. I might eat the Vivid Suns Youngling Breakfast entree once more, however provided that we had been strapped for time or I actually wanted one thing to eat. There are quite a bit higher fast service choices on the Disney World resorts that may accommodate and provides company a bigger number of dishes to select from. Whereas we had been actually appreciative that the chef took the time to speak to us and tried to accommodate as greatest he may, the restricted menu choices make it a location we’ll skip for breakfast on most events.
Have you ever been to Docking Bay 7? What did you consider the breakfast choices?