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Sushi at SeaWorld?

Smoothies and wraps are your best bet

Quinoa Wrap
Quinoa Wrap
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SeaWorld

500 Sea World Drive, San Diego

No one goes to a theme park for food. I get that. But I don’t understand why SeaWorld doesn’t sell sushi. When I see those those beautiful sea creatures at the park, I get hungry.

The park does sell seafood, but mostly in deep-fried form, as in fish and chips or fish tacos. That’s fine, but SeaWorld seems like a great spot to open a sushi joint — especially because the park is very popular with Asian tourists.

When someone says “Blackfish,” I think, Mmm, Cajun cooking. I may be in the minority. When I was walking through the park recently I overheard a woman remark, “I can’t believe they sell seafood here. Seems kind of weird.”

Fusion Smoothie and Wraps, kinda hidden in the back area of SeaWorld.

My dream of Shamu’s Sushi Bar probably won’t happen. I can live with that. I am happy to say that there is some decent non-sushi food at SeaWorld, most notable at a tiny stand called Fusion Smoothies and Wraps, located in the back of the park.

Fusion is the type of place that is easy to walk by, but it’s probably the best place at SeaWorld for a vegetarian who doesn’t eat dairy like my wife. The small place has a small menu: Four styles of wraps — two of which are vegetarian — and four styles of smoothies. Oh, and drinks and chips.

Edamame Wrap

My wife liked the Edamame Wrap, which combines green soy beans with a miso dressing and local greens into a red pepper tortilla. The Asian flavors were a refreshing alternative to typical burger-and-fries theme-park fare.

It was a decent deal for $8.99 (considering the typical theme park upcharge), and I felt healthier after eating it. But then the Citrus Confusion Smoothie ($5.99) probably increased my carb intake more than I needed, with orange juice, lemon sherbet, and mango blended in fruity bliss.

I enjoyed the Quinoa Wrap ($8.99) more than my wife. It too came in a red pepper tortilla with local greens and miso dressing. Her issue was with the avocado, which was that shelf-stable version that lacks flavor. I was okay with it, but we both agreed we’d buy the Edamame Wrap if it were available outside the park.

Chicken Caesar Wrap

My daughter got the Chicken Caesar Wrap, which came with Asiago cheese. She liked the chicken breast and lettuce but thought the dressing was more oil and vinegar than Caesar.

My son got wrapped in something else: He had a $17.99 BBQ sampler plate from the Calypso Bay Smokehouse. It usually comes with chicken, ribs, and sausage, but they let him sub extra ribs for the chicken. The ribs I tasted were decent, maybe a little overcooked, but the fries were just cold. The Italian sausage was sublime: juicy, flavorful, perfectly cooked.

As long as I have relatives coming from out of town, I’m going to be going to SeaWorld. I’m glad they have some decent food there, until they get smart and open a sushi place.

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Quinoa Wrap
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Place

SeaWorld

500 Sea World Drive, San Diego

No one goes to a theme park for food. I get that. But I don’t understand why SeaWorld doesn’t sell sushi. When I see those those beautiful sea creatures at the park, I get hungry.

The park does sell seafood, but mostly in deep-fried form, as in fish and chips or fish tacos. That’s fine, but SeaWorld seems like a great spot to open a sushi joint — especially because the park is very popular with Asian tourists.

When someone says “Blackfish,” I think, Mmm, Cajun cooking. I may be in the minority. When I was walking through the park recently I overheard a woman remark, “I can’t believe they sell seafood here. Seems kind of weird.”

Fusion Smoothie and Wraps, kinda hidden in the back area of SeaWorld.

My dream of Shamu’s Sushi Bar probably won’t happen. I can live with that. I am happy to say that there is some decent non-sushi food at SeaWorld, most notable at a tiny stand called Fusion Smoothies and Wraps, located in the back of the park.

Fusion is the type of place that is easy to walk by, but it’s probably the best place at SeaWorld for a vegetarian who doesn’t eat dairy like my wife. The small place has a small menu: Four styles of wraps — two of which are vegetarian — and four styles of smoothies. Oh, and drinks and chips.

Edamame Wrap

My wife liked the Edamame Wrap, which combines green soy beans with a miso dressing and local greens into a red pepper tortilla. The Asian flavors were a refreshing alternative to typical burger-and-fries theme-park fare.

It was a decent deal for $8.99 (considering the typical theme park upcharge), and I felt healthier after eating it. But then the Citrus Confusion Smoothie ($5.99) probably increased my carb intake more than I needed, with orange juice, lemon sherbet, and mango blended in fruity bliss.

I enjoyed the Quinoa Wrap ($8.99) more than my wife. It too came in a red pepper tortilla with local greens and miso dressing. Her issue was with the avocado, which was that shelf-stable version that lacks flavor. I was okay with it, but we both agreed we’d buy the Edamame Wrap if it were available outside the park.

Chicken Caesar Wrap

My daughter got the Chicken Caesar Wrap, which came with Asiago cheese. She liked the chicken breast and lettuce but thought the dressing was more oil and vinegar than Caesar.

My son got wrapped in something else: He had a $17.99 BBQ sampler plate from the Calypso Bay Smokehouse. It usually comes with chicken, ribs, and sausage, but they let him sub extra ribs for the chicken. The ribs I tasted were decent, maybe a little overcooked, but the fries were just cold. The Italian sausage was sublime: juicy, flavorful, perfectly cooked.

As long as I have relatives coming from out of town, I’m going to be going to SeaWorld. I’m glad they have some decent food there, until they get smart and open a sushi place.

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