*This gluten free eating expertise happened 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 positioned in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and (on the time of this put up) is among the park’s latest eating choices. We have 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 wished to get not less than 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 selection 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 elements all throughout the galaxy.
The restaurant’s exterior does look fairly a bit like a hangar bay. And, you’ll see plenty 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 a wide range of spots to take pleasure in 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 normal ambient noise that seems like ship’s being labored on when you dine there. As you’ll be able to see from the picture, seating was a bit arduous 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 out of doors 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 visitors with particular dietary wants, Docking Bay 7 does presently have an allergy-friendly breakfast menu. I will probably be trustworthy that that is in all probability one of the crucial restricted fast service breakfast menus I’ve ever seen for sure particular dietary wants. In the event you’re dairy free, I might simply skip this restaurant altogether for breakfast. The one actual choices for dairy free visitors are plain potatoes and fruit. In the event you’re gluten free, it’s fairly restricted too.
In the event you do have a particular dietary want, they’ll deliver a chef out to help you with any questions that you simply may need. On our go to, I wished 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 Shiny Suns Youngling Breakfast doesn’t comprise 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, in case you 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 as a result of 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-about protected for anybody with celiac illness or a wheat allergy.
As a result of my solely actual possibility was the Shiny Suns Youngling Breakfast, that’s what I ordered. This got here with a Three-Cheese Egg Chunk, Purple Potatoes, and Recent Fruit. I’m not a giant fan of melon, so I requested if I may get further potatoes as an alternative, which Chef Quan was glad to do.
In the event you can have dairy, this can be a good little breakfast — although I’d in all probability simply get breakfast elsewhere with extra choices as an alternative. The egg chunk was sous vide and was actually tasty. The purple potatoes have been additionally well-seasoned. All in all, not dangerous. However, not superb.
With Brandon’s allergic reactions, the chef additionally really helpful that he order the Shiny 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 visitors with nut allergic reactions with the Mustafarian Lava Roll.
Brandon did get fruit together with his entree, and he mentioned general the entree was excellent. I believe we each usually preferred it however neither considered one of us have 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 checklist. I might eat the Shiny Suns Youngling Breakfast entree once more, however provided that we have been strapped for time or I actually wanted one thing to eat. There are rather a lot higher fast service choices on the Disney World resorts that may accommodate and offers visitors a bigger number of dishes to select from. Whereas we have been actually appreciative that the chef took the time to speak to us and tried to accommodate as finest 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?