From crispy treats to churros, discover 50+ of the Best Things to Eat and Drink at Walt Disney World!
What about you? What’s on your list? I really want to know! If you’re looking for a Disneyland list, visit my friend Melissa’s blog! But first, I’m going to share our favorites to this point. Here we go…
1. Dole Whip from Aloha Isle, Magic Kingdom. You guys, this is my NUMERO UNO. The treat that is a MUST HAVE on every single one of my Disney trips. Ahhhh, Dole Whip. Creamy, frozen pineapple goodness. You can get the soft serve on its own or as a Dole Whip Float, as shown below. I always opt for the float.
2. Mickey Rice Crispy Treats from Main Street Confectionery, Magic Kingdom. Now every Mickey Rice Crispy Treat is good – but this one covered in mini M&M’s? DIVINE. Pick it up on your way into Magic Kingdom, it’s a great start to the day!
3. Churros from Snack Carts, Magic Kingdom. Warm, crunchy, sugary, cinnamon-y (is that a word?) goodness. Now this one is my husband and my kids’ NUMERO UNO. I swear they smell the snack carts upon entry into the park. So we always stop here first, I can’t say that I blame them. I can’t way that I don’t walk away with my very own churro as well.
4. Mickey Pretzels from The Lunching Pad, Magic Kingdom. The perfect mid-meal snack! I always lean towards sweet treats at Disney, but when you need a little sustenance and you’ve already had too much sugar, the Mickey Pretzel is perfect! Get the cheese dipping sauce.
5. Minute Maid® Frozen Lemonade Slushy from Westward Ho, Magic Kingdom. Now if you’re at Walt Disney World on a warm day, there’s nothing like a cold, frozen lemonade to refresh you! Hit up the Westward Ho for a classic lemonade or a strawberry one – that’s my kiddos’ favorite!
6. LeFou’s Brew from Gaston’s Tavern, Magic Kingdom. No one’s slick as Gaston. No one’s quick as Gaston. No one’s neck’s as incredibly thick as Gaston’s. A stop at Gaston’s Tavern is a must. Even if you’re not an avid BATB fan (my husband isn’t), even he loves going there. First up, grab a pint of LeFou’s Brew! Frozen Apple Juice with a hint of Toasted Marshmallow and topped with All-Natural Passion Fruit-Mango Foam. Delicious, especially on a warm day! The souvenir mugs are fun, but it’s just as tasty in a throw-away cup. You decide!
7. Warm Cinnamon Roll from Gaston’s Tavern, Magic Kingdom. You know what goes great with a pint of LeFou’s Brew? A HUGE warm and delicious cinnamon roll! Just grab one to share, this buddy can feed at least 2. Also great to divvy up among the fam for a little treat.
8. Mickey’s Ice Cream Bars from Ice Cream Carts, All Parks. This is my oldest’s favorite. I think it blew his mind the first time he realized he could get an ice cream popsicle AT Disney. And it’s Mickey-shaped. What’s not to love? I had this one at Disney Social Media Moms when we got a sneak preview of the new night show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Rivers of Light. A must-see!
9. French Onion Soup from Be Our Guest Restaurant, Magic Kingdom. We had the awesome opportunity to dine at Be Our Guest during one of our stops last year and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it! Everything we had was top notch. I started out my meal with the French Onion Soup, topped with a Crouton and Gruyère Cheese. TONS of melty cheese goodness… Dining at Be Our Guest made our Top 10 Things to do at Walt Disney World!
10. Braised Beef from Be Our Guest Restaurant, Magic Kingdom. The entrees at Be Our Guest were also amazing! I can’t even remember what the boys had, but I got the Braised Beef served with Seasonal Vegetables, Baby Potatoes, Balsamic-Caramelized Onions, and crispy Potato Curls – and it was AMAZING! In fact, because I ate ALL of my soup and ALL of my dinner I was way too stuffed for dessert! I know, how could I skip The Gray Stuff? Next time my friends, next time.
11. Schweitzer Slush from Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen, Magic Kingdom. Inspired by the Jungle Cruise attraction at Magic Kingdom park, The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Adventureland features “World Famous Jungle Cuisine” with the bold, flavorful tastes of Asia, South America and Africa. Their signature drink, the “Schweitzer Slush,” is frozen apple juice and passion fruit topped with Bursting Green Apple Boba Balls, first concocted by the noted explorer Dr. Albert Slush.
12. Night Blossom from Pongu Pongu, Pandora at Animal Kingdom. PANDORA IS AMAZING friends! If you haven’t made plans for a visit, do that ASAP. You can also check out our 10 Reasons to Visit Pandora if you need more convincing. One of my favorite parts of our visit there was grabbing the iconic Night Blossom Frozen Beverage! A frozen limeade with apple and pear flavors topped with passion fruit boba balls. YUMMY! And it’s so pretty too…
13. Giraffe Marshmallow Wand from Zuri’s Sweets Shop, Animal Kingdom. Are you a fan of the marshmallow wand? They’re such simple and tasty treats! While classic Mickey Mouse Wands are fun, so are this adorable Giraffe-inspired treat you can get at Animal Kingdom! They’re huge hits with the kiddos (young and old)!
14. Dole Whip with Rum from Tamu Tamu Refreshments, Animal Kingdom. Now HERE’S a treat for mama. I have to say that I’ve never had a Dole Whip better than this one with COCONUT RUM in Animal Kingdom! You can also opt for dark rum, but this will be one Disney drink you’ll remember!
15. Starbucks from Creature Comforts, Animal Kingdom. Now I know you can get Starbucks at home, but there’s just something about enjoying your favorite coffee brews in the parks! I love stopping by Creature Comforts when we head to Animal Kingdom for early Extra Magic Hours. Y’all know the parents need that caffeine kick!
16. Pepperoni Pizza from PizzeRizzo, Hollywood Studios. Sometimes you just want comfort food, especially after a long day in the parks! This is when we first stopped at PizzeRizzo and let me tell you this little personal pizza fits the comfort food bill!
17. Shirley Temple from The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Studios. This fun restaurant in the heart of Hollywood Studios is an authentic replica of the famous Brown Derby, sharing some of their most famous dishes! We recently learned that the Shirley Temple, the original mocktail, was created for little Shirley on her 10th birthday at the restaurant. So I just had to order one, and in true Shirley Temple fashion, it was delicious!
18. Our Famous Cobb Salad from The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Studios. The Brown Derby is famous for more than just the Shirley Temple. My most favorite salad of all time – The Cobb Salad – was invented at the Brown Derby, named for the restaurant’s owner, Robert Howard Cobb. Finely Chopped Greens, Turkey Breast, Bacon, Egg, Tomatoes, Crumbled Blue Cheese, Avocado, Chives, and Cobb Dressing, the salad was amazing – a MUST order!
19. Charred Filet of Beef from The Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Studios. After the Cobb Salad and Shirley Temple, we also ordered the charred filet, which was also wonderful! With Mushrooms, White Truffle Potatoes Croquette, Jumbo Green and White Asparagus, Toy Box Tomato, Rainbow Carrot, Watercress Salad, and Bin 27 Port Wine Reduction – you won’t regret ordering this entree!
20. Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier Steakhouse, Canada Pavilion, Epcot World Showcase. You guys. I don’t know if you’re a fan of cheese or cheese soups – but if you are you MUST order this Cheddar Cheese Soup from Le Cellier at Epcot! The hubs and I lucked out with a reservation on one of our last trips and let me tell you from appetizer to dessert this steakhouse is worth every good review you’ve heard!
21. Le Cellier Filet Mignon from Le Cellier Steakhouse, Epcot World Showcase. The Cheddar Cheese Soup is a great starter, but the star of this meal was certainly the Filet! A AAA Canadian Tenderloin with Mushroom Risotto, Asparagus-Tomato Relish and Truffle-Butter Sauce – delicious from the first bite to the last!
22. Magical Star from Le Cellier Steakhouse, Epcot World Showcase. Now this one is FUN! Light up your meal with X-Fusion Organic Mango and Passion Fruit Liqueur, Parrot Bay Coconut Rum, Pineapple Juice AND a flashing souvenir glow cube! Souvenir, because you get to take the flashing cube home with you!
23. Pub Blends from Rose & Crown Dining Room, United Kingdom Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. I opted for the Snake Bite, which is half Cider and half Harp. Andre got “Carl’s Blend,” half Harp and half Becks. Carl is a Cast Member at Rose & Crown that we’ve seen a few times now. We always make a stop here and get a pint, it’s tradition! They have a number of other pub blends on their menu, so make sure you stop by and try one!
24. Chocolate Crépe from Crêpes de Chefs de France, France Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Mmmm mmm mmm… there are few things that really stick out in my memory from my trip to Paris years ago, but the crepes are certainly one of them! And this sweet little treat fits the bill, drizzled in chocolate.
25. Macarons from Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie, France Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Shhhh…don’t tell anyone but I’ve never been the hugest fan of macarons. But I take that all back after trying them from Les Halles! So good and worth the stop!
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26. Sorbet from L’Artisan des Glaces, France Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Seduce your sweet tooth, indulge your cravings and give in to your innermost desires with a tantalizing stop at this artisanal French shop. Here you’ll find a flavorful variety of handcrafted frozen treats, including ice cream and sorbet.
27. Wood-fired Authenic Pizza Napoletana from Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria, Italy Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Enjoy traditional Neapolitan pizza delivered right to your table, from cheesy quattro formaggi to sausage-topped piccante. The thin-crust pizzas are made with fresh mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes and real Caputo flour imported from Southern Italy. Water for the dough is even sourced from a spring similar to Italy’s Campania region.
28. Limoncello Cocktail from Via Napoli Donkey Cart, Italy Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. If you’re a limoncello fan, this cute, bright little donkey cart outside of Via Napoli is a must visit! They only serve a few cocktails but you’re sure to find what you like – this Limoncello Cocktail packs a punch. Sit and sip as you people watch from the streets of Italy.
29. Tangier’s Breeze from Spice Road Table, Morocco Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. I think I could spend a whole day in the Morocco Pavilion! It’s so pretty and the type of food is right up my alley. It’s on my list. But for now, the Tangier’s Breeze (recommended by the bartender) with Peach Vodka, Midori, and Pineapple Juice is delicious and refreshing! Perfect for a World Showcase pit stop.
30. Tonkotsu Ramen from Katsura Grill, Japan Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. My husband is a HUGE ramen fan. So no doubt we had to stop for a bit to eat at Katsura Grill. You might notice that most of our Epcot recommendations are from quick-serve restaurants. That’s because I love to try a little of everything! This noodle shop is small but mighty. The ramen was great!
31. Tokyo Sunset from the Outdoor Sake Bar, Japan Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Ok, so I feel really bad because we went here for the sake, but LEFT with out hands filled with Toyko Sunsets! I couldn’t resist – with Coconut Rum, Peach Schnapps, Banana Liqueur, and Pineapple Juice – it’s totally my kind of drink. I keep meaning to make a copycat to enjoy at home because this was one of my favorites! Sake next time…
32. Rainbow Kakigōri with Sweet Milk Topping from Kabuki Cafe, Japan Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Now I know you’ve heard about this one, right? The Rainbow Japanese Shaved Ice with sweet milk is amazing! So refreshing on a warm day at Epcot and the colorful rainbow of shaved ice will just make you smile. Worth the stop!
33. Bratwurst from Sommerfest, Germany Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. This was one of my husband’s favorites! He loves a good bratwurst and said this one was very well done! Served on a freshly baked Roll with Sauerkraut with House-made Paprika Chips, if you’re a fan of sausage – you’ve gotta stop at the Germany Pavilion!
34. Apple Strudel with Vanilla Sauce from Sommerfest, Germany Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Now this what caught my eye when we visited the Germany Pavilion – Apple Strudel! I mean, just look at that yummy vanilla sauce. It was so tasty (with a German beer)! If you’d like to try your hand at your own, Disney Parks has shared the recipe here.
35. Altenmünster Oktoberfest from Sommerfest, Germany Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Ok, I know you were thinking WHERE IS THE BEER during our last two items from the Germany Pavilion, and we’re finally here. You of course have to try the beer. There are many varieties (even more in bottled form) for you to choose from, but the most popular and the one we enjoyed was the Altenmünster Oktoberfest. Prost!
36. Troll Horn from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe, Norway Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Next stop, Frozen! Ok, that is really what the Norway Pavilion in Epcot is known for but don’t you dare leave that pavilion without stoping by the bakery! I had the HARDEST time deciding on what to get, but in true Nordic fashion I chose the Troll Horn this time around: Cloudberry Jam with Whipped Cream in a Crispy Pastry Sugar-coated Shell. Festive and delicious!
37. Guacamole with Totopos from La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot. Now this SouthWest gal is ALL about the chips and guac! I went into this skeptical if Disney all the way in Orlando could get it right, but the Fresh-made Guacamole with Tortilla Chips from the Mexico Pavilion was fantastic! Even on the spicy side – well done, Disney!
38. Churros with Caramel Sauce from La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. These sweet little churros are a little different from what you’ll get at the snack carts in the other parks so they’re worth mentioning on their own! That caramel sauce though…
39. Lime Frozen Margarita from La Cantina de San Angel, Mexico Pavilion at Epcot World Showcase. Also enjoyable from my seasoned Southwestern perspective – the frozen margarita! This sweet drink may look innocent, but it was strong, AND it was big enough to share! Bonus!
Lest you think that the only place to get good food at Walt Disney World Resort is at the parks, we’ve started a list of our favorites from Disney Springs and the resort hotels as well!
40. Patrón Añejo Margarita from Dockside Margaritas, Disney Springs. The perfect spot for guests to relax and unwind, Dockside Margaritas is a waterfront margarita bar offering live entertainment daily in a laid-back environment amid tropical decor at Disney Springs Marketplace serving a variety of handcrafted margaritas, specialty cocktails and authentic Florida brews. The extensive, adult-beverage menu includes Sunset Margaritas, Orange Grove Rum Runners and Sugar Cane Mojitos.
41. ‘Ohana Character Dining Family Breakfast, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. HANDS DOWN our family’s absolute favorite meal and experience! The food is great – All you can eat Hua Paka (Scrambled Eggs), Uala Kahiki (Fried Potatoes), Island-style Potatoes, Pua’a (Pork) Pork Breakfast Sausage Links and Smoked Bacon, Mickey-shaped Waffles and Assorted Breakfast Breads and Seasonal Fruit. And the atmosphere? Even better! I mean who doesn’t want to dine with Lilo & Stitch?!
42. HippopotoMai-Tai from Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. It’s a mouthful for an absolutely delightful drink. Coruba Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Bols Orange Curaçao, Orgeat (Almond), Organic Agave Nectar, and fresh Lime Juice make this drink tasty, the souvenir Tiki Glass makes it memorable.
43. Indian-style Bread Service from Sanaa, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani Village. On our last visit to Walt Disney World we had the opportunity for a hosted lunch at Sanna. All of the food was fantastic, but the most memorable was their amazing bread service! You get a choice of Five Breads – Traditional Naan, Garlic-Ginger Naan, Spiced Naan, Onion Kucha, or Paneer Paratha. And a choice of Three Accompaniments – Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mango Chutney, Tomato-Date Jam, Tamarind Chutney, Coriander Chuntey, Garlic Pickle, Red Chile Sambal, or Spicy Jalapeño-Lime Pickle. We got a little taste of each and there are some stunners! I could have filled up just on the bread!
44. Chocolate Croissant from BoardWalk Bakery, Disney’s BoardWalk. Oh how I love, love, LOVE Disney’s BoardWalk! Not only is the resort comfortable and well located, the BoardWalk is full of activities and amazing shops and restaurants. One of my favorite spots is the BoardWalk Bakery where you can snag delicious chocolate croissants – so good!
45. Mickey Oreo Cupcake from BoardWalk Bakery, Disney’s BoardWalk. Along with a tasty assortment of croissants, the BoardWalk Bakery also has a number of confectionery treats! This Mickey Oreo Cupcake was top on my list!
46. Ice Cream Pretzel Cone from Ample Hills Creamery, Disney’s BoardWalk. This is a must-stop for me at Disney. Ample Hills is stocked with the most amazing flavors AND the best flavored cones, from cookies to pretzels! Get a scoop (OR TWO) next time you’re nearby!
47. The Conjurita from AbracadaBar, Disney’s BoardWalk. Another favorite stop on Disney’s BoardWalk is AbracadaBar! It’s a small, quaint little lounge but packed full of tasty cocktails, story telling and secrets! Like this margarita, a tasty concoction that changes colors right before your eyes!
48. Hoodunit’s Punch from AbracadaBar, Disney’s BoardWalk. My husband got this amazing cocktail inspired by Houdini! With Captain Morgan, Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Coconut Syrup – it’s no secret as to why it’s so tasty!
49. Wagyu Filet Mignon from Flying Fish, Disney’s BoardWalk. We’re nearing the end here…we also got the chance to stop by the Flying Fish for dinner for food and fun! The kitchen is open to the dining room so you can see the Cast Members busy at work preparing your amazing food. I opted for the Filet (do you sense a theme? I love good steak!) with Fingerling Potatoes, Asparagus, Rainbow Carrots, Bordelaise Sauce. It did not disappoint!
50. Cape May Cafe Character Dining Breakfast, Disney’s Beach Club Resort. I’ve done a lot of character dining and ‘Ohana is still my favorite, but we stopped by Cape May on our last visit and I was floored! Their breakfast buffet was AMAZING. I piled my plate high with amazing egg scrambles, bacon and Mickey Waffles (of course) and then a side of pictures with the characters didn’t hurt.
51. Mickey Beignets from Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter. This may go without saying – if you’re staying near or visiting Port Orleans, GET THE BEIGNETS! You won’t be sorry.
52. Breakfast at Riverside Mill Food Court, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside. So this may seem a strange recommendation, but I absolutely loved having breakfast at Riverside Mill Food Court during our stay at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort! Everything you love about Disney breakfasts is available for you to choose from and I found it go-at-your-own-pace, relaxed and enjoyable!
There you have it, friends! 50+ of the Best Things to Eat and Drink at Walt Disney World! Did you make it to the end? If so, you deserve a prize! So tell me, what do you think? Did I have ALL of your favorites on the list – or what am I missing? I’d really love to know, I know we have more delicious things to discover at Walt Disney World!