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Jul 7, 2018

Favorite Disney Food

There's absolutely no denying my love of food. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, second lunch, dinner, dessert...I love it all! I love food even more when I'm at my favorite places on earth- Disneyland and Walt Disney World. I don't know how they do it, but Disney always nails their dining choices throughout the various parks and resorts. While I'm not up to date on all the latest treats from Pixar Pier and Toy Story Land, I have a special place in my heart for the classic Disney food. Here are all my favorite Disney snacks and meals from coast to coast!

Ohana Breakfast

My favorite meal of the day will always be breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, sausage, scrambled eggs and bagels are just a few of my favorite morning delights that can turn any boring day into something special. The Polynesian resort in Walt Disney World has a sit-down restaurant called Ohana that offers one of the best breakfast buffets I've ever had! They bring you coffee, juice, fruit, bacon, sausage, waffles, eggs, and more until you seriously can't fit anything else in your stomach. Plus, they have characters like Lilo and Stitch that make their rounds while you're feasting. If you're lucky, you might get an awesome view of the lake and entrance to Magic Kingdom! 


Kona Cafe

Much like Ohana, the Kona Cafe is also in the Polynesian resort and offers a nice menu of Hawaiian themed breakfast. Their Tonga toast is famous, but my favorite meal is the Macadamia Nut Pancakes. Holy heck these are good and they use whole macadamia nuts which add the perfect crunch. Last time I dined there, they accidentally gave me the wrong order and I ended up with this plate (below) before my pancakes were ready. I don't remember if this Mickey-shaped treat was a muffin or not, but whatever it was- it was good!


Carnation Cafe

I reserve this spot for special occasions because it's a little more pricey than counter-service restaurants, but it's the perfect little hiding spot on Main Street U.S.A. in Disneyland to grab a hearty meal. Rumor has it that this was Walt's favorite spot too! My favorite meal is the chicken fried chicken, complete with creamy mashed potatoes, a roll, and veggies. My mom and I always order the fried pickles and a chocolate malt when we go together. Those pickles are to die for because they're perfectly crunchy on the outside- never soggy. 



New Orleans Square Mickey Beignets 

I definitely have a sweet tooth and when I moved to California last year, I fell in love with the Mickey beignets in Disneyland's New Orleans Square. You can find these at the Mint Julep Bar right across from the Haunted Mansion. Plain powdered sugar Mickey beignets are offered year round and they also have seasonal flavors like pumpkin or blueberry. 


Donuts at Sleeping Beauty's Castle

Specifically at Disneyland, there is a snack cart directly to the left of Sleeping Beauty's Castle. If you get to this cart early enough, you'll find a selection of gourmet donuts. Hurry though, they go fast! Later in the day you will find cookies or other simple sweet treats that take their place once the donuts are sold out. Last fall my friend Katie and I got these Fruity Pebbles donuts. Yummy!


Backlot Express

I can't even believe I'm mentioning this here, because the Backlot Express in Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios has the most boring food on property (think hamburgers, chicken nuggets, the usual), but they are one of the few locations where you can find waffles after the breakfast period. Yes! They serve Darth Vader chicken and waffles all day long. It's the perfect sweet and savory duo.


The Dole Whip

Alright, I know I'll get some flack for this because the Dole Whip's popularity has basically been beaten to death and there's a new, hip version (the Peter Pan float) out now. But honestly, the dole whip is a perfect classic Disney treat. I love getting mine as a float for extra pineapple goodness. You can get these at both the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World and in Disneyland. They also offer dole whips at the Polynesian resort. 


Seasonal Treats

Disney always comes up with whimsical holiday themed treats to spice up the original assortment. I love going to Disney parks in the fall because they have the most amazing pumpkin flavored desserts. My favorite so far has been the pumpkin mini-cheesecake in Disneyland's French Market Restaurant- tucked away in New Orleans Square. It's topped off with a chocolate bat too!

These orange soda floats were offered at Disneyland's Food and Wine festival back in the spring. It's orange Fanta soda and vanilla ice cream topped off with whipped cream and the best sponge cake I've ever tasted. It soaked up some of the soda for a refreshing snack. 


Last but not least, I can't complete this post without mentioning the Violet Lemonade from EPCOT's Flower and Garden Festival. This purple drink has become a staple every time I visit EPCOT during the spring. It's the perfect slushy to help you cool off!


What is your favorite Disney treat or meal? Let me know in the comments below!

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