COVID has changed all of our lives in some way and unfortunately for some- our travel plans too. We at Mommy Convos are looking to the future hoping to plan a Disneyland trip in the near future. Our guest author Savannah was fortunate enough to visit Disneyland a couple of days before the park closed for COVID back in March. After seeing Savannah’s food adventures with these tasty Disney treats- she has graciously offered to share her tips on the 12 best Disneyland foods she religiously researched and of course, sampled on her trip too.
Favorite Disneyland Eats of 2020
I’ve never been to Disneyland for the food. My family always valued experiences/vacations over meals, so Disneyland food has never really appealed to me. (It would just be taking time away from the characters and rides!) This time, however, I KNEW I wanted to try everything so I arranged the food according to location so I could essentially have a treat in hand for every line. Smart, eh? HA. So I stayed up many nights reading many blogs to find out what would be the best bang for my buck… and I was NOT disappointed! Without further ado, here are “my Disney eats” this trip. I’m sad I didn’t get to try all the things I wanted, but that’s what next time is for!
Side note: if you’re in a hurry, slide through the gorgeous pictures down to the summary where I’ll tell my favorite from each park and what I wish I would’ve gotten instead.
Pricing guide: $: $1-5 $$: $5-10, $$$: $10-15, $$$$: $15-20 $$$$$: $20+
#1 ORANGE PINEAPPLE SWIRL WHIP from the new-ish Tropical Hideaway Grill. $$
This was probably my FAV treat the entire week. It’s like a classic pineapple dole whip with a twist: fresh mangos, pineapple and mandarins on the bottom with shredded coconut and crystallized hibiscus on top. SOO yum! $$
#2 LUMPIA PORK also from Tropical Hideaway Grill. $$.
These were kinda not worth it to me. The egg roll was nice and crunchy but the flavors weren’t anything special. Same with the Bulgogi Beef Bao (not pictured). Not terrible, but smaller than I thought for the price (1 for $5) and nothing special. $$
#3 SLOW COOKED BEEF POUTINE from Red Rose Tavern $$$.
Perfect waffle fries on the bottom topped with slow-cooked beef, pickled red onions, and minimal coleslaw, smothered in a savory gravy. Price wasn’t too bad either for this delish entree. SO yum.
#4 GREY STUFF also from Red Rose Tavern. $$.
Fluffy piece of delightful, spongy vanilla cake with a raspberry cream center encased in lots of grey frosting and sprinkles. I definitely thought it could deal with more raspberry — not my fav but not disappointing.
#5 BOYSEN APPLE FREEZE from Maurice’s Cart by Royal Theater. $
SO refreshing. I’ve never had an apple freeze/slushy before so the boysenberry and fresh whipped cream was a delish addition! We accidentally got the same thing at California Adventure at the Cozy Cone (but without the cream and boysenberry) and it was not worth it at all!
#6 TIGGER TAIL & PEANUT BUTTER HONEY POT from Pooh Corner.
Tigger Tail: This Disney treat consists of three marshmallows dipped in caramel, then orange milk chocolate, then regular milk chocolate drizzled on top. My three year old LOVED this sweet treat and I love the orange chocolatey goodness– reminded me of those chocolate oranges you get at Christmastime.
The HONEY POT was the perfect rice crispy texture and the peanut butter/honey chocolate was a perfection addition to an already yummy rice crispy treat. We ate this a day or two after we bought it and it kept SO well. I’d probably even bring it home for a friend if they fancied!
#7 CHOCOLATE COVERED MICKEY ICE CREAM BAR. $.
A classic must! Perfectly refreshing and available at multiple locations in the park (and I even saw this at my Walmart!)
#8 MALEFICENT CHURRO with MARSHMALLOW DIPPING SAUCE. $
This specialty churro (oreo with green sprinkles) was pretty good! I’m not a huge churro fan, to begin with, but if you like churros, this is definitely for you! I wanted to get the fluffernutter churro over in Disney’s California Adventure (DCA), but we didn’t have enough time. You need to get that one next time — and then save me a bite!
#9 RASPBERRY ROSE MICKEY MACARON from Jolly Holiday Cafe. $$.
Ripe, juicy raspberries gently sandwiched between macarons– yum! I supposed I’ve never had a good macaron before — the wafery/smooth texture just can’t be explained! The Caprese sandwich (not pictured) definitely hit the spot too!
#10 MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH and MINT JULEP from Cafe New Orleans. $$$-$$$$.
This is what dreams are made of people! (HEADS UP this sandwich is only available at this specific restaurant which requires a reservation. Make sure you book at least 6 weeks ahead of your trip!) The mint julep is essentially minty lime sugar water but I loved it! Especially paired with the Pommes Frites (herb fries) it was simply divine!
Rumor has it, Disney’s seasonal “strawberry mint julep” is still in season when they reopen sometime this Summer, so I’d recommend you try that one too! MONTE CRISTO was SO SO SO SO good. Can I say that enough? Mmmhhhhmmmm…
The turkey and swiss grilled cheese sandwich (not pictured) where the bread is deep-fried puff pastry dusted with powdered sugar, then paired with a raspberry dipping sauce… yum! It just flakes apart in your mouth! So worth the reservation you need so far in advance!
#11 STRAWBERRY CHOCOLATE BEIGNETS from Mint Julep Bar. $$
You might hate me, but I didn’t love this classic dessert! The specialty flavor (strawberry) made it somewhat better but I feel like I’ve had better donuts from the grocery store. Decent amount for the price but not my fav.
#12 FELUCIAN GARDEN SPREAD & OI OI PUFF from Docking Bay 7 in Star Wars Land. $$-$$$.
Oh my gosh. I feel like you can’t go wrong with anything here. Everything has such exotic flavors (think middle east) so if you like to try new, delicious food, this is the place for you! The Garden Spread consisted of plant-based meatballs with a delicious hummus spread and fresh-cut diced veggies. My husband played it safe with fried chicken and mashed potatoes and yet that was still yum and somehow unique. The puff dessert was a delicious blend of passion fruit and strawberry between a puffy cookie and was pretty yum too! They also had a chocolate one that I regret not trying. I should’ve just gotten both!
Final Say on Disney Treats:
I wish I would’ve tried the Blue Milk and Chocolate Puff in Star Wars Land. The Gold Port Galley Lemonade and Clam Chowder Bread Bowl from the Harbor Galley, and the Watermelon Lemonade, Berry Cobbler Churro (what the?!) and Loaded Onion Ring Fries from the Hungry Bear. We just didn’t have enough time or room in our stomachs!
I hope you enjoyed my Disney eats this time around! I’ll definitely have to come back and try all the scrumptious foods I missed next time! If you’re looking for any other additional travel tips or tricks, check out the latest eBook from Mommy Convos that is FREE to download for a limited time. It has over 30 pages of summer resources that will make any summer plans a complete success!
Savannah is a crazy-talented Mama of three under three. She works as a (mostly) full-time critical care nurse by night and a living “Mombie” by day. She loves to travel, eat delicious food, and take adorable pictures of her family.
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