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.
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 to Eat at Walt Disney World.
Best Food At Magic Kingdom
Be Our Guest
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This is one of our top restaurant recommendations. The breakfast is perfection. A combination of a light protein rich meal and a dish of pastries plus coffee and tea makes this everything you need to get your day off to a fun, relaxing, yes-I-am-on-vacation start! The lunch has items that will make you re-think dinner plans! Large portions and hearty fare always offer us a great reason to get out of the heat and just go unwind. And if you’re up for an elegant dinner, Be Our Guest will be serving it with wine. We love the quinoa and salmon.
Our favorite characters, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet visit during the meals served at Crystal Palace. 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.
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 cappuccino we have ever had at Disney. Have it alongside their famous Ooey Gooey Cake and you’re good to go. Word of warning, don’t plan on eating the Thanksgiving dinner and the cake in the same sitting. This is a lot of food and is better as a dinner stop and a dessert stop separately.
S’ mores Brownie
Right across the midway from the Christmas Shoppe in Frontierland, catty-corner from Cinderella’s castle the small Sleepy Hollow snack window has funnel cake ( not that amazing) and the famous Nutella waffle with fruit- so yummy, and perfect if you’re waiting for a late parade or fireworks show.
Peter Pan Float
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. We like the enchiladas, tortilla and dip appetizer, and the churros.
Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie
Macaron with Raspberry and Lime Cream
We are always sure to visit our favorite little French cafe. Tucked away in the back of France at Epcot you can get an authentic cappuccino, croissant sandwiches for breakfast or lunch, or just stop to grab a pastry.
L’artisan Des Glaces
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich
Garden Grill with Chip and Dale
We just recently experienced Garden Grill. 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 we can’t get enough of the cute interactions with Chip and Dale!
Caramel turtle brownie
We love everything at this German Werther’s Shop and find our leftover snack credits always go to good use here. They’ve also just introduced the Boozy Caramel Flight. One of the newest additions to our New Snacks at Walt Disney World List
An authentic German meal served buffet style at Biergarten is filled with sharing a table with people you don’t know and breaking into song. Oy, Oy, Oy…
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.
Trattoria al Forno
Bon Voyage Breakfast
Beaches and Cream Soda Shop
Mickey’s Kitchen Sink
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!
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. 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.
Hollywood & Vine
Minnie’s Holiday Dine
50’s Prime Time Café
PB and J milkshake
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.
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!
Yak and Yeti
Royal Anandapur Tea Company
Chai Tea Slushy
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 ( yummy, with or without boba balls)
Satuli 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!
At the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Garden View Tea Room
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
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.
At The Polynesian
Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch
Ohana Bread Pudding
Flight of Mimosas
At Animal Kingdom Lodge
We can never stop raving about Sanaa, seriously one of the best restaurants on Disney property. Be sure to try it.
At the Contemporary Resort
The 15 layer Chocolate Cake
At Wilderness Lodge
Whispering Canyon Cafe
Whispering Canyon Cafe at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is all about classic home cooking over the fire.
Storybook Dining at Artist Point
A Stroll Through Nature
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.
At Port Orleans French Quarter Resort
Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory
French Toast with Peaches
At the Yacht Club
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
Sprinkles Cupcake ATM
Burger and Fries
Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Breakfast
Fried Chicken and Donuts
The Fried Chicken and Donuts, Fried Green Tomatoes and Hummingbird Cake are all favorites at the Rise N Shine Brunch
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.