The day prior to Cinco de Mayo isn’t just an ordinary day. It’s Star Wars Day. Around the world, fans of the franchise and Jedi hopefuls will be greeting each other with, “May the Fourth be with you” in honor of this coincidental spin-off of May 4th. Many looked forward to celebrating the holiday at the new Disney Star Wars Land, raising spiked glasses of blue and green milk while munching on vegan-friendly Outpost popcorn from Kat Saka’s Kettle. Both the California and Florida parks remain closed, so we’re putting on our Imagineering hats to recreate the vegan-friendly finds of a galaxy far, far away. Here are seven copycat recipes of the best vegan eats at Disney’s Star Wars Land.
1. Felucian Garden Spread at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
This lunchtime item is a play on a Mediterranean meatball wrap. The hearty pita-wrapped handhold is stuffed with vegan kefta (meatballs) made from Impossible Foods grounds, herby hummus, and a refreshing tomato-cucumber relish.
Recreate it at home: Lentil Shwarma Pitas by Connisorous Veg.
2. Ronto-less Garden Wrap at Ronto Roasters
For those who can take some heat, this Korean-inspired wrap contains a meaty Impossible Foods sausage, spicy kimchi slaw, sweet pickled cucumber, and a fiery Gochujang sauce wrapped in a fluffy pita. Word has it that one bite will allow the consumer to summon the force of pyrokinesis.
Recreate it at home: Ronto-Less Garden Wrap Copycat by The Happiest Vegan on Earth.
3. Ithorian Garden Loaf at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
Found only at the California park, this well-rounded dinner item far exceeds theme park standards of corndogs and soft pretzels. The plate includes a thick slice of Impossible Foods-based vegan meatloaf, roasted vegetable potato mash, and seasonal roasted vegetables all complemented by a savory mushroom sauce. When the park reopens, plan accordingly and order this after you’ve ridden the exhilarating Galaxy’s Edge ride.
Recreate it at home: Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf by Oh She Glows, Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy by Minimalist Baker, and Oil-Free Rainbow Roasted Vegetables by the Simple Vegan Blog.
4. Blue Milk at the Milk Stand and Ooga’s Cantina
What does blue milk taste like? This semi-frozen slushy-like concoction has a strong tropical flavor. It’s made with a mix of coconut and rice milk and flavored with watermelon, dragonfruit, lime, and pineapple. The drink is non-alcoholic and perfect for young padawans, but the twenty-one-and-up crowd has the option to spike their beverage with Bacardi Rum at Ooga’s Cantina.
Recreate it at home: Blue Milk Copycat by Oola
5. Green Milk at the Milk Stand and Ooga’s Cantina
Similar to blue milk, this vibrant neon yellow-green beverage is also made with coconut and rice milk and frozen to slushy consistency. The sweet drink combines flavors of passion fruit, grapefruit, mandarin orange, and orange blossom to impart a tropical, somewhat floral experience. The spiked version is mixed with Corazon Blanco Tequila.
Recreate it at home: Green Milk Copycat by Getaway Today
6. A Taste of Takodana at Docking Bay 7 and Cargo
Look for his healthy hummus and crudité platter on the kid’s menu. It serves as a solid meal for wild little Wookiees as well as a reviving appetizer for tired adults. The dish comes with black bean hummus accented with “edible soil” (a crumbly breadcrumbs and nut mixture), bread, and raw vegetables.
Recreate it at home: Black Bean Hummus by Whole Foods Market
7. Outpost Popcorn at Kat Saka’s Kettle
Like all Disney popcorn, this vibrant sweet-meets-spicy snack is popped in coconut oil instead of butter. It’s on the more inventive range of flavor combinations—red-hued chili lime kernels are combined with purple blueberry pound cake flavored kernels for a treat that’s been described as Red Hots candy meets Fruit Loops cereal. Let’s just call it an acquired taste—loved by some planets and less so by others.
Recreate it at home: Copycat Outpost Popcorn by Diznify
Tanya Flink is a Digital Editor at VegNews as well as a writer and runner living in Orange County, CA.
Photo credit: Happiest Vegan on Earth