Hey everyone! My name is Cassie and today we are going to be talking about food! Now I know everyone says that they love food, except I love food so much that I turned it into a full time job! I’m a professionally trained chef, and have my degree in Culinary Management. When I’m not cooking at work, I’m exploring new places to find the best donuts/tacos/coffee/anything else around! I’m a chef and foodie for sure. When I go to Disney, I’m always searching for new foods to try, and of course, returning back to the classics (#dolewhip I’m talking about you).
First, let’s talk about snacks! My fave thing about snacks, is that they are smaller and cheaper, which means you get to try more foods, without breaking the bank or your stomach! First snack on the agenda is the cream cheese pretzel found at “The Lunching Pad” in Magic Kingdom. You can find “The Lunching Pad” in Tomorrowland, underneath the Peoplemover. The pretzel is $4.79 and is warm, and filled with a lightly sweetened cream cheese filling!
Our next snack is found at “Sleepy Hollow” in Magic Kingdom. “Sleepy Hollow” is located in Liberty Square, close to Cinderella’s Castle. Here you can find the Nutella fruit waffle sandwich. The waffle sandwich is served with a chocolate-hazelnut spread and topped with bananas and berries. It is so tasty, and very filling for the price of $7.99! Now that would make Leslie Knope proud!
Did someone say donuts and ice cream? I’m in! Our next snack is technically a breakfast option, but it tastes a lot more like dessert! (it’s socially acceptable to eat dessert for breakfast at Disney if you didn’t know). The Doughnut Sundae is found at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom. Since it is a breakfast item, it is available until 11 a.m. so make sure you get there in time! It features a glazed doughnut with cinnamon-apple topping, one scoop of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, hot fudge, milk chocolate mickey ears, and a cherry! Wow, I forgot how much sugar I consumed for breakfast that day… to be fair, my husband and I split this. It is so yummy, and is only $5.99! I definitely recommend trying it out the next time you spend a morning in Magic Kingdom.
A short monorail ride from Magic Kingdom, you arrive at the beautiful Polynesian Resort. Here at the Poly, you can find “Pineapple Lanai”, aka dole whip heaven. Sure, you can have a dole whip in Magic Kingdom, but you can’t have a dole whip swirled with vanilla soft serve. That can only be found at “Pineapple Lanai” and I think it’s the best way to eat a dole whip! I always order the vanilla/dole whip swirl float, and it is the perfect combination of tart, creamy, and sweet! “Pineapple Lanai” is open from 12-10 p.m. and is located outside behind the Great Ceremonial House. Also, let me mention that a Dole Whip float only costs $5.49!
Now let’s head to Animal Kingdom, and talk about two of my current favorite snacks there. First up is the chicken fried rice from the “Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes” located next to the Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Asia. Here you can find a diverse menu featuring Asian/American food options. The chicken fried rice is listed under the side options of the menu, but is a pretty large portion. At $4.99 it’s a great deal, and super tasty! Plus you can eat it on the go, while you explore DAK. My other favorite thing at DAK is the watermelon lemonade featuring Odwalla. It is refreshing, sweet, and cold (which is important because DAK is always so hot!). You can find the watermelon lemonade at the “Harambe Market” located in Africa, for $4.79! While you get your lemonade, be sure to take a picture with the “you are most beautiful” wall which is located in the market as well.
Obviously I could talk about snacks at WDW for hours, but I know you don’t have hours to read this, so let’s move on to my current favorite Quick Service restaurants.
First up, is “Pepper Market” at the Coronado Springs Resort. “Pepper Market” is a quick service restaurant serving “food court style” from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant is huge, with plentiful indoor seating. They have a diverse menu featuring American and Mexican food. Their “market nachos” are amazing, and so much tastier than the ones found in the Mexican Pavilion at Epcot (and when I say tastier I mean you get a lot more toppings). They come with choice of chicken or beef, cheese sauce, beans, and then your choice of assorted toppings (they even have guacamole, and yes it’s free to add on). At $10.99 the nachos are a great value, and super filling! This restaurant is located at a resort, so I understand not making a special trip for it, but if you are staying at the Coronado Springs, or want to visit, I cannot recommend it enough!
Another current/past/forever and always favorite is “Flame Tree Barbecue” at Animal Kingdom. “Flame Tree Barbecue” is located in Discovery Island close to the Tree of Life. The restaurant offers the best smoked meats, bbq, and sides. My current favorite is the “French fries with pulled pork and cheese”. It is technically a side, but the portion is decent for $6.49 and they are so so yummy!
Our last food stop today is “Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie” located in the France Pavilion in the World Showcase at Epcot. We love this restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. It is sooooo good! It’s also very reasonably priced for the quality of food you receive. We love getting here for breakfast when they open at 9:00. World Showcase doesn’t open until 11:00, so a few cast members will ask you if you are headed to breakfast, which is just fine, since you are! A few of my favorite items on the menu are: the ham and cheese croissant, the croque monsieur, the chocolate croissant, and their baguettes. Yes, yes you can buy an entire baguette and walk around the world showcase eating it if that’s your thing. You can always ask for them to warm any of the sandwiches or croissants up, and it makes them even better! (who doesn’t like melty cheese or chocolate in their croissant?).
I would love to know what your favorite snack or quick service restaurant at WDW is! You can let me know over on Instagram @Cassiemouse! Thank you all for reading, and thank you so much Megan for letting me takeover your blog today.
About Cassie: Hey everyone I’m Cassie! I’m a twenty-something girl living in Wisconsin with my wonderful husband Christopher. I work full time as a sous chef, and have a cat named Sebastian. My hobbies include: cooking, eating, and talking all things Disney. A few of my favorite Disney things are: Mickey waffles, the Grand Floridian resort, the Peoplemover, the Haunted Mansion, dole whips, Stitch, Tower of Terror, Toy Story Mania, and Mary Poppins! Have a magical day everyone, and happy eating!