Ok, Ok. We know. If it’s a non-dessert snack, why even bother? We’re as guilty as the next person for starting a vacation, any vacation, and immediately scoping out the area for sweet things to eat. Vacations, after all are about freedom. We’ll try cupcakes, coffee drinks, macarons, the local fudge, anything. So it should come as no surprise that trying out new Disney snacks is also one of our favorite parts of any Disney vacation. And while we can never get enough Dole Whip sometimes you just need something a little more substantial or a little less sugary. Perhaps you’re using snacks as meals in between your other Disney dining plans. Maybe you’ve decided you’re not going to eat at the fancy restaurants after all and just want something to hold you over between rides. Whatever your reasons for scoping out snacks, we don’t judge… eating 5 times a day is good for you and helps you maintain blood sugar levels!
OUR DISNEY SNACK LIST
This snack list, along with our foodie bucket list, is constantly growing, but for now- here’s a few snack options that could replace a meal or hold you over till the next one.
Mind you, all this goes out the window if you’re at Disney during the Food and Wine Festival in the fall, because at that point, every booth has some non sugary snack in which you can indulge, no holds barred. On this mini-list of non-dessert snacks we promise these have a lot less sugar than our usual favorite sweet things, so if you’re often inclined to go into a coma around 4pm… these will be sure to keep you going until The Kiss Goodnight.
Big Top Treats / Magic Kingdom
Karamell Kuche / Epcot- Germany
Yes, it’s true you could get the caramel coated popcorn, but we trust you’ll go for the lightly salted version instead.
▢ Guac and Rice Chips
Choza de Margarita/ Epcot- Mexico
La Cantina San Angel/ Epcot- Mexico
A favorite treat on any vacation, these Nachos are ten times better than the ones you’ll find at any football game and will hold you over until your next meal. Also sharable- which is always a plus.
▢ Tomato Basil Soup
Pinocchio Village Haus / Magic Kingdom
Perfect for the chilly winter days at Disney, this is cozy, thick and makes you feel healthy. Perfect alongside the Pesto Knots at this same quick service counter.
▢ Pesto Knots
Pinocchio Village Haus / Magic Kingdom
You wouldn’t think some basil and pine nuts and dough all wrapped up would be the best thing to eat if you’re trying to stay away from sleepiness, but how can you resist!
▢ Hummus & Pita and Veggies
Mr. Kamal’s/ Animal Kingdom
Gaston’s Tavern/ Magic Kingdom
Probably the healthiest snack on this list, you get some great spices, protein, veggies and just a few carbs to keep you going. This is a snack we can always eat two orders of, because its just so good!
Kabuki Cafe/ Epcot-Japan
A good sack if you’re dying for sushi but don’t have a reservation for one of the fancier places. Also a great snack for clean eating at Disney, especially if you opt for the california roll with a side of miso soup.
▢ Loaded Nachos
Trilo Bites Cart / DinoLand, Animal Kingdom
These have freshly fried potato chips as a base and are considered a major treat to be shared by at least two people! Prepare to get messy. These will however, definitely hold you over until your next meal.
▢ Jalapeno Cheese Mickey Pretzel
Fife & Drum / Epcot- America
Who doesn’t love a Mickey Pretzel? Add a kick of jalapeño and this one is good with or without the cheese. Fife and Drum continually amazes us with some of its offerings so be sure to check out other things on the menu at this cart.
▢ Regular Mickey Pretzel
Frontierland Snack Carts/ Magic Kingdom
Sommerfest/ Epcot- Germany
Harambe Fruit Market Africa/ Animal Kingdom
▢ Fish and Chips
Yorkshire County Fish Shop / Epcot-UK
Definitely a heartier snack, the fish and chips could definitely double as a meal if needed. Cleverly wrapped in new paper its also a mobile snack, if you’re on the way to your next fast pass.
▢ Cheesy Pesto Bread
Landscape of Flavors/Art of Animation Resort
A little like the Pesto Knots at Magic Kingdom, this is like a mini pizza. And yes, it is at a resort, but we often find it’s good to visit the resorts on a non-park ticket day or if the parks will be extra crowded. Since Art of Animation connects to Pop Century and the Value Resorts by way of a running trail, you can definitely venture out by Disney bus and make a day of it. In fact you don’t need a park ticket or anything to simply drive over to a resort to get this snack, check it out.
▢ Naan Bread with Dipping Sauce
Landscape of Flavors/Art of Animation Resort
Another favorite at Art of Animation Resort, we’ll eat anything involving naan.
▢ Cheese and Meat Plate
Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar / Epcot- Italy
For the fancier snacker, if you can get over the weirdness of entering a super fancy place just to ask for the cheese and meat plate ( usually paired with wine) you’ll be glad you did. Or ya know have some wine too. A good dry red won’t have any sugar.
▢ Fried Rice & Egg Rolls
Anandapur Cafe Asia/ Animal Kingdom
We can’t get enough of this snack. This is another one we’d offer in multiple portions just because it totally hits the spot on a warm day at Animal Kingdom when dinner is still hours away.
▢ Fried Won Tons
Yak and Yeti Counter Service/ Animal Kingdom
These are amazing and have made many other Disney blogger lists, so its no surprise to see that we completely agree with what’s trending here. While the counter service area of Yak and Yeti sometimes looks like a tornado hit it and it has by far the worse bathrooms in Animal Kingdom, you should definitely still grab these won tons. Of course you can also get them if you’ve managed to secure a coveted dining reservation for Yak and Yeti’s beautiful indoor restaurant, they’re on the menu.
▢ Grandpa’s Crab Cake
Tune In Lounge / Hollywood Studios
When we think of Hollywood Studios we think of churros, and apparently so does everyone else, because to find any other snack thats is not a churro is difficult. If you like crab cakes, grab one from the Tune in Lounge right next to the 50’s Prime Time Cafe. It’s a portable snack that will make you feel like you’re on your uncles houseboat for a cookout.
▢ Chili & Corn Dog Nuggets
Casey’s Corner/ Magic Kingdom
Ah, this is a classic. These are not necessarily snacks we get… but they’re not sugary, so it made this list. Everyone always raves about these corn dog nuggets and for many Casey’s is a cult favorite due to its easy access Main Street location. The chili is always a good choice if you can handle the heaviness, definitely for colder days.
▢ Corn on the Cob & Baked Potato
Liberty Square Market/ Magic Kingdom
Another basic snack offering courtesy of the folks at Magic Kingdom. Now remember the baked potato is only really healthy if you eat the peel, otherwise that starchy carb stuff may make you just as sleepy as sugar.
▢ Waffle Sandwiches
Sleepy Hollow / Magic Kingdom
Egg and Ham, or Chicken Waffle sandwiches are perfect as snacks because they are big enough for two or to be an actual meal. hey also make for a great snack while waiting for the parades, since Sleepy Hollow is right on the parade route.
▢ Chips with queso/guacamole/salsa
La Cava del Tequila / Epcot- Mexico
We love Mexican, so this is easily one of our favorite snacks. If we’re not on the free dining plan we’ll often opt for these chips and salsa or egg rolls, because believe it or not they’re a little lighter and don’t bog us down for the day.
▢ Vegetable Egg Roll
Joy of Tea / Epcot-China
These come in little containers of 2 egg rolls and are perfect, a little filling and fresh not greasy. A definite must-have.
▢ Falafel Appetizer
Skipper Canteen/ Magic Kingdom
These are a great protein snack you can order to hold you over until your next meal. Served with Tzatiki they’re super fresh.
▢ Crispy Bites
Brown Derby Lounge/ Hollywood Studios
These are fries ( not healthy, but not sweet). You an get accompanying sauces like Sweet Onion and Orange, Fig and Balsamic, or Peach Habanero Chili sauce. All are great and like a super classy bar appetizer to hold you over until your next meal.
Again, not a full list, but a manageable one with something to be found in each park. We’ll be adding to this as we try new things and be sure to let us know your favorites so we can get pics and review them as well.