Best Non-Dessert Snacks at Disney World

Best Non-Dessert Snacks at Disney World

Ok, Ok. We know. When it comes to Disney Snacks 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. But the Best Disney Snacks at Disney World are often Disney non-dessert snacks. And they are something you’re gonna want to show up for. Frankly, 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!

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Savory Snacks at Walt Disney World

This list, along with our foodie bucket list, is constantly growing. So we update it regularly.  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. Consider these Disney World Best Snacks on your next vacation.

Cream Cheese Pretzel
Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Cart / Hollywood Studios

One of the New Snacks at Walt Disney World that sells out pretty fast is this stuffed cream cream cheese pretzel. It’s ooey gooey and could definitely hold you over if you’re waiting on a late dinner.  Our best tip for this snack, chat up the cast member making this treat so you can make sure to get a fresh one!

Disney Popcorn
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. If you’re up for a bonus, check out the Best Snacks at Hollywood Studios, because you can grab souvenir popcorn buckets there to keep your snack game going. 

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Nachos
La Cantina de 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 shareable- which is always a plus. Read our other fave menu items at La Cantina de San Angel.

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. This is a non-dessert snack at Walt Disney World we love to grab before a holiday parade.

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!

Spring Rolls
Jungle Cruise Food Cart / Magic Kingdom

These come in a variety of flavors throughout the year. We were lucky enough to test out the Cheeseburger and Buffalo Chicken Spring Rolls this last visit. They also have a veggie option! This snack also makes our Best Snacks at Magic Kingdom list because they’re just that GOOD!

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!

Sushi
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.

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Loaded Buffalo Chicken Tots
Friars Nook / Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom

This lunch size snack is a pile of tater tots loaded with spicy buffalo chicken, bleu cheese and celery. So yummy, and if you love buffalo chicken will appreciate the extra spice in this one! This snack also makes our Best Snacks at Magic Kingdom list. 

Loaded Nachos
Trilo Bites Cart / DinoLand, Animal Kingdom

A staple on our Best Snacks at Animal Kingdom post, 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

The classic non-dessert snacks of Walt Disney World, Mickey soft pretzels can be found everywhere!
Frontierland Snack Cart/ Magic Kingdom
Germany Cart/ 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. Grab this one at the Yorkshire County Fish shop window. 

 

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Giant Pretzel with Mustard and Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce
Baseline Taphouse / Hollywood Studios

This pretzel may not be shaped like Mickey, but it’s darn good! This fresh baked pretzel from Baseline Tap House made our Best Snacks at Hollywood Studios list for a reason. Not only is is savory, and the sauces amazing. It’s big enough to share!

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. And as non-dessert snacks at Walt Disney World go, these are your classic theme park food. 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

By far one of the Best Snacks at Walt Disney World, these Egg and Ham, or Chicken Waffle sandwiches are perfect as snacks because they are big enough for two or to be an actual meal. They 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
Choza de Margarita / 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.  This fresh guac also makes our Best Snacks at Epcot list. 

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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. A perfect non-dessert snack at Walt Disney World that never disappoints.

Non-Dessert Snacks at Disney World Restaurants

While you can find non-dessert snacks at Disney World in all the parks, some can even be found in your favorite restaurants. And since many have walk-up windows, or lounges, you can get the highest quality savory snack possible. 

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. And this one just happens to be at Landscape of Flavors, whcih always has enticing things waiting for us. You can also find a great lunch, the pot stickers and bok choy featured in this post and cupcakes galore in the bakery case. 

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.

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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 Tzatziki they’re super fresh. Check out Skipper Canteen at Magic Kingdom.

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. Check out everything you can try on the Lounge at Brown Derby Menu.

The Best Snacks at Disney World

There you have it. If you’re looking for some great non-dessert snacks at Walt Disney World hopefully this gets you started. 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.

 

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