*This gluten free eating expertise came about 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 publish) is likely 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 components all throughout the galaxy.
The restaurant’s exterior does look fairly a bit like a hangar bay. And, you’ll see numerous 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 may be 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 seems like ship’s being labored on whilst 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 truly has much less seating than I anticipated, so do ensure be looking out for various seating choices. There may be 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 might be sincere that that is in all probability one of the vital 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 company 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 are going to carry a chef out to help you with any questions that you simply might need. On our go to, I needed to see if the sausage served at breakfast was additionally a gluten free choice because it was not listed on the allergy-friendly menu.
Sadly, as I discovered from Chef Quan, the sausage has a cross-contamination difficulty, as it’s grilled on the identical floor because the gluten-filled pita bread. The Brilliant Suns Youngling Breakfast doesn’t include sausage. So, that defined why the grownup model of the breakfast platter was not a gluten free choice 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 danger of cross-contamination because of the processing of the oats. This was undoubtedly a bummer to see it listed as a protected choice as a result of conventional oats should not thought-about protected for anybody with celiac illness or a wheat allergy.
As a result of my solely actual choice was the Brilliant Suns Youngling Breakfast, that’s what I ordered. This got here with a Three-Cheese Egg Chew, Purple Potatoes, and Contemporary Fruit. I’m not an enormous fan of melon, so I requested if I might get additional potatoes as a substitute, which Chef Quan was completely happy 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 a substitute. The egg chunk was sous vide and was actually tasty. The purple potatoes had been additionally well-seasoned. All in all, not dangerous. However, not wonderful.
With Brandon’s allergic reactions, the chef additionally beneficial that he order the Brilliant Suns Youngling Breakfast. This makes the Youngling Breakfast choice gluten free, fish/shellfish free, peanut free, and hen & turkey free. Sadly, there’s a cross-contamination difficulty for company with nut allergic reactions with the Mustafarian Lava Roll.
Brandon did get fruit along with his entree, and he mentioned general the entree was superb. I feel we each typically favored it however neither one among us had been wowed.
Relating to getting a fast service breakfast at Disney World, Docking Bay 7 wouldn’t be on the prime of my checklist. I might eat the Brilliant 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 offers 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 finest he might, 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?