Consider this your Disney Foodie Vacation Bucket List. We love food. A lot. We cook, we bake, we rate donuts on a 5-point scale, and share our findings on Trip Advisor. For us, any vacation is as much about the food as it is about the destination. And Walt Disney World is no exception. So, what do we look forward to eating when we go to Walt Disney World? Everything! Savory and Sweet. Here are the 47 Best Things to Eat at Walt Disney World we’ve found so far.
The Best Things To Eat at Walt Disney World Parks
Ok, so we’ll admit we have certain Disney Restaurants that we absolutely LOVE and book often. But we’ve also added things on this list we know about but have not yet tried. So in true Bucket List fashion, this may take a few years for us to check off completely. We’ve separated these out by park so that you can take a quick glance no matter where you are to see what delights await! We’ve noted if it’s Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or Snack and if there’s a certain menu item we love or are dying to try. We haven’t included all the character breakfasts just yet, but may if we hear good things. For right now, this is a hodgepodge of certain foods worth taking the time if you’re looking for What to Eat at Walt Disney World.
Best Food At Magic Kingdom
Here were going to share the must-try foods at Magic Kingdom Restaurants at Walt Disney World. And if you’re up for even more foodie glory, check out the Best Snacks at Magic Kingdom!
Crystal Palace Restaurant
Our favorite characters, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet visit during the meals served at Crystal Palace. In a buffet dining experience, there is always plenty of food to choose from. We like Crystal Palace because you rarely get the whole Pooh Bear gang in one place. And the food is pretty good! Complete with a full ice cream bar at breakfast, this restaurant offers up made to order omelets, meats, fruits, and vegetarian options that we love. And the view, and proximity, of Cinderella’s castle, are hard to beat.
Liberty Tree Tavern
Oooey gooey cake
As Americans, we have to say frequenting Liberty Tree Tavern was not necessarily the top thing on our list, BUT.. this place has the nicest people, the best food, and seriously the best dessert we have ever had at Disney. Word of warning, be prepared to just order more cake. While the Thanksgiving menu is multiple courses and filling, and all you care to enjoy, the cake just comes in a little pan. This means you should plan on ordering a second…at least.
The Diamond Horseshoe Restaurant is sometimes overlooked. Right next to Liberty Tree Tavern, this restaurant is table service but is often available by walk-up without a reservation. Here you will find the classic saloon style of the Wild West and the best s’mores brownie ever. Unless you’re big on loads of meat options at dinner, we say skip it and head straight for the dessert. Just grab this brownie and a coffee to make a great afternoon sweet break.
Right across the midway from the Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square, catty-corner from Cinderella’s castle is Sleepy Hollow. This snack window may not look like much but is home to the Nutella waffle with fruit. So yummy, and perfect if you’re waiting for a late parade or fireworks show.
No need to talk up this treat. Found at the Tiki hut next to Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, this pineapple-flavored treat comes in a bowl or in a float with pineapple juice. We like them both. A must-have on any Disney trip.
Soft Serve Cone
Themed to Snow White, ( and sometimes Peter Pan) you can grab a soft serve cone, decorated with colored soft serve and chocolate pieces. While not the flashiest treat at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, it’s consistent and always a nice treat on a hot day.
Best Food At Epcot
Epcot World Showcase is one of our favorite places! If you’re looking for the Best Epcot Restaurants look no further! We’ve also done a roundup of the Best Epcot Snacks when all those festival foods just won’t cut it.
San Angel Inn Restaurante
Housed inside the Mexico Pavilion this restaurant has authentic Mexican, overlooks the Gran Fiesta Tour ride, and is situated under string lights in a darkened courtyard. While it is a little difficult to see the food and photograph it here, we like the enchiladas, tortilla and dip appetizer, and the churros here.
Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie
Tucked away in the back of France at Epcot you can get an authentic cappuccino or croissant sandwich for breakfast or lunch, or just stop to grab a pastry. Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie is a smaller location, but there is additional spaces outdoors to find a seat. And it’s well worth the stop, every time.
L’artisan Des Glaces
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich
Home to the famous macaron ice cream sandwiches, wrapped in “newspaper” you can also grab a variety of flavors of ice cream here. A truly decadent treat, this one is worth the splurge.
Garden Grill with Chip and Dale
We just recently experienced Garden Grill’s breakfast menu with Chip and Dale. Not always offered, but we recommend it when you can get it. For the price, this place rivals only the Whispering Canyon Cafe regarding budget and value. Served family-style you can keep the food coming. And while the strawberry shortcake is worth it and we can’t get enough of the cute interactions with Chip and Dale!
Kringla Og Cafe
School Bread, Troll Horn
If you’re up for a bit of Norwegian fare that even the kids will like, then grab some sweets at Kringla Og Cafe. The troll horn is wonderful with a sweet bread dusted with sugar and filled with cream, what’s not to like?
Caramel Popcorn, plus everything else.
We love everything at this German Werther’s Shop and find our leftover snack credits always go to good use here. You can wait in line, and watch the caramel corn being made, and the whole caramel-making process, which is cool, and fills the shop with heavenly smells. They’ve also just introduced the Boozy Caramel Flight, one of the newest additions to our New Snacks at Walt Disney World List.
Fife and Drum
American Dream Slushy
A slushy plus ice cream cold drink, perfect for hot days is a must-have. Striped red, white, and blue you will surely get asked where you got this star-spangled snack. Really though, don’t miss this treat! It’s one of our favorites and a staple on our Kid-Friendly Drinks at Walt Disney World list.
Quattro Fromaggi Pizza
Via Napoli is considered the quintessential Italian Restaurant at Epcot. Whether you’re getting a pizza or lasagna, you won’t find a more authentic flavor than at Via Napoli in Epcot.
Kakigori w/ creamy sweet milk
Even on the hottest summer days, this cool milky ice is the perfect answer to a crazy hot day! One of the Best Snacks at Epcot , be sure to grab this one!
Best Food At The Boardwalk
Are you headed to the Disney Boardwalk? Better plan to check out the Best Disney Boardwalk Restaurants because you can find hidden gems here! And if you’re looking for a break from the crazy of Epcot, you can head here for some of the best rest and relaxation! Check out Disney Boardwalk Guide for everything to do here.
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
Milkshakes, Mickey’s Kitchen Sink
Over at the Beaches and Cream Soda shop you can find themed milkshakes, extravagantly decorated. From donuts to slices of pie, not only do you get layers of ice cream but also amazing treats added to your milkshake. And if you’re with a group, the Kitchen Sink dessert is enough for four people!
Best Food At Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios has had a lot of changes in the last couple of years. Thankfully we’re keeping up with the Best Restaurants at Hollywood Studios and keeping track of the Best Snacks at Hollywood Studios. Be sure to let us know your favorites!
Absolutely delicious this rich dessert is comprised of chocolate cake and a chocolate ganache filling, and then covered in more chocolate and rolled in crushed Butterfingers. YUM!
Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant
Watch a movie in an old-fashioned car, some old vintage flicks, and eat in the dark like you’re at the drive-in at Sci-Fi Dine In. We know crazies who book this place just for the milkshake. It’s that awesome and this is always a good retreat from the heat or rain.
50’s Prime Time Café
PB and J Milkshake
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake is more than just flavored ice cream, it actually tastes like PB&J! So yummy. While you can go here for the full dinner, or just dessert, get ready for some down-home awkwardness. Because personal boundaries don’t exist here so be ready to get chummy. The food is great and the waitstaff is tired of working- they’ll tell you about it. Just ask.
These delicious wraps come in soft pita bread, stuffed with delicious things like sausage and cole slaw, or egg if you’re having the breakfast version. A must-eat, very hearty, and very delicious. Found in Galaxy’s Edge, Hollywood Studios, and one you will want to remake at home.
Woody’s Lunch Box
Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
Frankly, we love everything at Woody’s Lunch Box. So many great foods! But this tomato soup and grilled cheese taste like pizza! It’s warm and gooey and you can even grab the Woody’s Lunch Box Three Cheese Grilled Cheese Recipe to make at home.
The Best Food At Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom combines tons of flavors, with tons of culture! We’re sharing favorite foods to try below, but be sure to check out the Best Animal Kingdom Restaurants and the Best Snacks in Animal Kingdom for a complete Foodie Checklist!
Royal Anandapur Tea Company
Chai Tea Slushy
One of the best treats if you’re looking for something to sip while you walk through the jungles of Animal Kingdom, this Chai Tea Slushy can be made with any kind of milk at this coffee cart run by Joffrey’s. We also love the Peach Tea here.
Wild Africa Trek
Tin Picnic Lunch
You have to actually book the Wild Africa Trek for this lunch. But it’s on the African Savanna, arrives in adorable tins, and you get our absolutely favorite drink, POG, chilled to perfection. There is a vegetarian option, just ask.
Pongu Pongu in Pandora
Night Blossom, Pongu Lumpia
Another favorite treat in Animal Kingdom, you can grab the drink, the Night Blossom with or without boba balls. And the Pongu Lumpia is a pineapple and cream cheese roll. The perfect snack for wandering around Pandora.
Satu’li Canteen in Pandora
Build Your own Bowls.
Especially the bowls with chimichurri sauce. You can also grab full-sized cheeseburger pods here, desserts that could only be made 4.4 lightyears away, and light and refreshing drinks! Check out everything you need to know about Satuli Canteen in Pandora.
Best Food At The Disney Resort Restaurants
Ok, so you know we love Disney Resorts! And we love the Disney Resort Restaurants even more! Here’s our round-up of the foods to try on your next visit to the resorts!
Garden View Tea Room | Grand Floridian Resort
Though we’ll take tea anytime, taking a break and having tea at the Garden View Tea Room is the BEST way to spend an afternoon!
1900 Park Fare | Grand Floridian Resort
This is probably our favorite character dining experience at dinner because Lady Tremaine and the Evil Stepsisters have these characters nailed! We can never stop laughing when these ladies visit our table, it is truly impressive how well they can improv. While this is another buffet experience it is totally worth it for the fun experience. You can also visit this restaurant for breakfast to see the practically perfect in every way, Mary Poppins, and Alice alongside the Mad Hatter. Because both are lovely.
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show | Polynesian Village Resort
Ohana | Polynesian Village Resort
Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch
Ohana Bread Pudding
By far one of the BEST, if not the best desserts at Walt Disney World. The Ohana Bread Pudding is like a banana cakey moist bread covered in ice cream and warm caramel sauce. So nice. And since it’s all you care to enjoy, you can even ask for some to bring back to your resort with you.
Kona Cafe | Polynesian Village Resort
Tonga Toast, Flight of Mimosas
Found at Kona Cafe in the Polynesian Village Resort, Tonga Toast is a caramel banana-stuffed french toast, covered in sugar and served with berry sauce.
Sanaa| Animal Kingdom Lodge
Head to Animal Kingdom Lodge to the Sanaa Lounge or Sanaa Restaurant for this Naan bread service served with up to 9 sauces. We can never stop raving about Sanaa, seriously one of the best restaurants on Disney property. Be sure to try it.
Steakhouse 71| Disney’s Contemporary Resort
The 15 layer Chocolate Cake
Representing the Contemporary Resort’s 15 floors, this chocolate cake can be found at Steakhouse 71 and is perfect for sharing! Very rich chocolate, we recommend having this one with coffee or tea.
Whispering Canyon Cafe | Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is all about classic home cooking over the fire. As such you can find loads of comfort foods. Among them is a creamy milkshake topped with whipped cream, and can be refilled as many times you like while you dine.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point | Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
A Stroll Through Nature
Also at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is Artist Point. Snagging a highly coveted reservation for Storybook Dining at Artist Point in Wilderness Lodge is a feat! And truthfully you can order anything here because it’s all absolutely phenomenal. We loved the gnocchi, and fancy caramel popcorn dessert after dinner.
The Best Food at Disney Springs
Disney Springs offers many things, but the food is the main thing. Whether it’s a gourmet cookie place, a food truck, or a full-fledged 5-star restaurant, be sure to check out all the Best Restaurants at Disney Springs. Check out our favorite things to Eat at Walt Disney World.
Earl of Sandwich
We love heading to Earl of Sandwich for an easy meal. So much so that it’s made several of our lists, including the Best Quick Service Dining at Walt Disney World. This sandwich is filled with roasted turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and gravy. Served all year.
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM
Burger and Fries
One of the best Burgers at Walt Disney World is found in Disney Springs. D-Luxe Burger serves a variety of burgers complete with toppings, and loads of sauce options. We love that they also have a vegetarian burger, and serve up specialty milkshakes throughout the season.
Make your own s’mores at The Ganachery at Disney Springs. Complete with roasted marshmallows, homemade graham crackers, and chocolate, you get to watch part of the process and build your own to take home.
Chef Art Smiths Homecomin’
Rise and Shine Brunch
The Fried Chicken and Donuts, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Hummingbird Cake are all favorites at the Rise N Shine Brunch. Frankly, everything here is fantastic.
47 Things to Eat at Walt Disney World
What Other Foods Should We Try at Walt Disney World? A Disney Foodie Vacation requires trying all the foods, treats, and snacks. So what did we miss? We are always adding things to this list, so if you have any great meals to share, let us know in the comments! and we’ll add ’em.
And if you don’t relish the joy of a foodie vacation because you have food allergies or gluten intolerance, check out this quick guide to gluten-free menu items available at Walt Disney World. Note: These are only by request and not on the regular menu so chat with the restaurant to make sure these items are available during your visit.
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