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What is Your Most-Missed Extinct Disney Food?

We’ve been talking a lot about new restaurants and new menu items these past few weeks, but for many Disney food fans the long-lost favorites really stick in their memories.

I decided that we need to pay tribute to some of these famous dishes and want to find out: What are your most-missed extinct Disney dishes? I’ll start the ball rolling with a few of my own!

Fried Boursin Cheese at 50′s Prime Time Cafe

This is, no doubt, my most missed dish in a Disney restaurant. While it’s meant to be shared, you know I ordered one all for myself when I visited 50′s Prime Time Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Fried Boursin Cheese at 50's Prime Time Cafe

This is basically herb cheese spread that’s fried and served with fruit and bread crisps. Pretty standard, eh? But that warm, creamy cheese coupled with the sweet fresh fruit was the perfect starter!

Maui Scalloped Potatoes at ‘Ohana

There have been several appetizer changes at ‘Ohana in the past several years, but the most devastating has to be the switch from scalloped potatoes to noodles. (You can read the whole, sad story here…in fact, please do, because I’m uncharacteristically funny in that blog post and it will change your whole perception of me, I promise.)

RIP Scalloped Potatoes (photo courtesy Brett Young)

Meyer Lemon Curd Dessert at Jiko

You know I love Lemon Curd, so to have an entire dessert based around the stuff at Jiko in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge was quite a find. And when they added blueberries and sour cream ice cream? Sold.

By the way, the photographers there are Morgan and Jeff RookS; apologies for the misspelling!

Meyer Lemon Curd with Blueberries, Biscotti, and Sour Cream Ice Cream

Meyer Lemon Curd with Blueberries, Biscotti, and Sour Cream Ice Cream

So those are my top three favorite extinct dishes, but here are a few more to remember!

We asked our facebook friends what their favorites used to be, and we got a long list of mourned menu items! Here are a couple of stand-outs…

French Toast Loaf from Main Street Bakery

The beloved French Toast Loaf at Main Street Bakery was a go-to breakfast for many Disney guests. It recently fell off of the menu there, and while we’re still hoping to see it back, no dice so far…

French Toast Loaf from the Main Street Bakery

Figaro Fries from Pinocchio Village Haus

And for the savory treats, Figaro Fries made a strong appearance in this list. These were also just recently removed from the menu — this time at Pinocchio Village Haus — and while we saw a few copycat dishes at nearby counter-service locations, there’s nothing like them anymore.

Figaro Fries

How About You?

While we didn’t discuss every extinct dish in Disney’s restaurants, cruise ships, and theme parks, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of treats and menu items that you may have loved at one point and now can’t find anywhere in the Happiest Place on Earth (*Cough*Handwich*Cough*).

I’d love to hear what YOU miss, so let us know in the comments below!

Oh, and there’s always hope that your favorites could return — after all, look at the Citrus Swirl!!

Photo Credits (all photos are copyrighted to their photographers and are not to be re-used):
French Toast Loaf: Kelly Tressler
Fried Boursin Cheese: Howard D. Lanham, Chef and Newspaper Columnist, “Speaking of Food…”, www.foodiepedia.info
Lemon Curd: Morgan & Jeff Rooks
Maui Scalloped Potatoes: Brett Young
Figaro Fries: JackSkellington101

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133 Comments

  1. BJ Wanlund says:

    I am DUMBFOUNDED that there are no comments here as yet at all, and especially comments about Disneyland’s long-lamented mint julep. (Hey, drinks technically count as Disney food, right?)

    BJ

  2. Christal says:

    I miss the old tigger tails :( the ones in the yummy orange flavored and colored white chocolate. The new ones with the sugar just isnt the same.

  3. sandra says:

    The wonderful mixed green salad they had at the Rose & Crown Pub in Epcot. It was incredible!

  4. Justin says:

    At Ohana I miss the Peanut Butter & Jelly bread for breakfast, and at dinner I miss the whole other course they used to bring you (before Disney got cheap and condensed the menus), which included salmon and sticky rice in a banana leaf.

    At Boma I miss the Chicken Pepperpot soup.

    At Hollywood & Vine I miss the breakfast salmon pastrami.

  5. Julie says:

    The cheese is mine! I had it and when I did a bounce back I made sure to reserve 50s Prime Time for the food and the entire meal failed to live up to my expectations. I was heartbroken and I blame the missing cheese.

  6. Jason says:

    California Grill: Foie Gras
    California Grill: Snake in the Grass Roll
    California Grill: Veal Tenderloin
    California Grill: Pork Belly
    EPCOT: Everything from Food and Wine until next fall

  7. Kelly M says:

    2 pretty basic things for me but they tasted SO good.
    First up when the Pantry at DTD was the cake/candy shop instead of the kitchen goods shop. They had an amazing low fat apple raisin cake….Over two weeks I think I devoured about 10 of them!
    And, in the candy store in DHS (why oh why cant I remember its name!! The shame! …next to Villains in Vogue) they used to have a Mickey shaped brownie. Last time I was in the park it had changed to a standard square brownie, the choc chips just couldnt compare to the Mickey. It was almost a blondie but it had milk dark and white choc chips which were huge.
    Does anyone know if the Mickey brownie is available anywhere else on site please?

  8. Jill says:

    I miss Figaro Fries, Ohana Turkey, and Kitchen Kabaret (technically they are food and the are extinct) :(

  9. Jill says:

    ….. also old kaki gori!

  10. Kelly says:

    Considering the French Toast Loaf photo is mine, I’m going to have to say that’s what I miss most!!

  11. V says:

    I miss the OLD SCHOOL Mickey ice cream pops with the eyes and the nose. And I REALLLY miss Kitchen Kabaret too Jill!

  12. Brenda says:

    Oh WOW! Old School Mickey Pops…I miss those too! And the Polynesian French Toast, not Tonga Toast but the regular French Toast, it was like the Tonga Toast – no bananas. I would say Citrus Swirl but it is back right now WOOO HOO!!!! Cream of Onion soup at Artist Point and APPLE BUTTER from Artist Point. Also, French Toast Loaf from Main Street. Ah, the memories :)

  13. Brenda says:

    Ok, I forgot 2 desserts, sorry! 1-Pineapple and Caramel from Ohana. It is greatly missed. Please come back. and 2-the griddled pound cake with caramel sauce that they used to have….yum!

  14. michelle says:

    I read the whole article wondering why no one ever remembers Handwiches…and at the end there they were. Major childhood memory for me, and I was horrified when I took my new husband to get one on our honeymoon in 1996 and they were nowhere to be found.

  15. Raelynn says:

    The Reuben flatbread at Pop

  16. Pralines & mini doughnuts at Dixie Landings…

  17. Ashleigh says:

    The meyer lemon curd STILL haunts my dreams…

  18. Paul says:

    I remember eating breakfast at Tony’s and given cinnamon rolls as a “bread” while waiting for your breakfast order to be prepared. Those were great! My wife also loved the Country Fritata there.

  19. Adam says:

    I miss the rum balls (circe mid-late ’90s) from the Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in Norway. I also miss the beaver tails from Canada, and I cannot forget the mac & cheese with ham and the meatballs from Akershus. They may still be there but since they destroyed that restaurant and turned it into a place for little girls (early-mid 2000s) I have not been inside…

  20. Rhongepooh says:

    Ok mine is from Hoop Dee Doo. Who remembers the original strawberry shortcake made with the warm biscuit and the cold ice cream? Yum! I think in fact Garden Grill use to do this too.

  21. Alan says:

    The reindeer stew they used to serve at the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall years ago. Exotic and tasty. And of course Kungaloosh! as served at the bar at the Adventurers Club. ( Sometimes it is made in other bars but it’s never the same.)

  22. Fubr says:

    I agree about the fried cheese from 50’s Prime Time Cafe.
    My most missed food at disney is the Florentine sandwich from Earl of Sandwich. It was their best sandwich. Even the holiday sandwich doesn’t match up.

  23. Bill White says:

    THE FRENCH TOAST LOAF IS GONE???!!!

    That was going to be my first stop on my trip in May. Well, that is, right after a stop at Chik-Fil-A…

  24. barbara says:

    I miss the Goofy Burgers (single, double or OMG TRIPLE!!) at DTD.

  25. NT3 says:

    STARBOARD DECK sandwich at Columbia Harbour House! Ham, tomato, broccoli slaw. So simple, so delicious, so departed.

  26. Jim Rawlings says:

    Beaver Tails from Canada, simple but great. They claimed they couldn’t get the bread anymore, really? WDW can’t replicate a kind of bread?

  27. Jen says:

    When the Fountainview Cafe served baked goods and not ice cream, they used to have coconut flan. It was delicious and I made a mental note to come back on upcoming trips. When I returned the following year, it turned into an ice cream shop and my beloved flan was nowhere to be seen.

  28. Jayme says:

    Okay, I have three things that I miss dearly..

    1. Liberty Tree Tavern as a character dinner. This was our favorite character meal. Loved how the characters “dressed up” for Halloween during Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.

    2. Garden Grill breakfast.. Oh how I miss the cheddar cheese grits. I still think about them and compare other grits to it. Sad, I know, but oh so true. And I miss seeing Minnie in her country dress.

    3. ‘Ohana – The pineapple dessert with caramel sauce. It was so light and refreshing after such a large (but tasty!) meal. But I will say if they had to replace the pineapple, I’m glad it was with the bread pudding!

  29. Kristen says:

    The Monte Cristo at the Harbour House. That was a long time ago. Also the pineapple and caramel at O’hanas mentioned in another post. Jill, I miss the Kitchen Kabaret too.

  30. Cynthia says:

    Sleepy Hollow Legendary Punch. It was a weird kind of grey/purple color but sooo good!

  31. Mark D. says:

    I would have said Pooh’s Breakfast Lasagna at Crystal Palace, but it was back when I was last there!

  32. yensid says:

    The Strawberry Swirl from the Enchanted Grove and the Buttermilk Fried Chicken at Olivia’s at OKW.

  33. Sue V says:

    This has been gone for ages (I remember having it in the ’80s) from the Patisserie at France – it was chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and a raspberry jam-like layer. It was sooooooo good and we’d even get it to go at the end of the evening.

  34. Wendy says:

    My first trip to WDW as an adult, we had lunch at the LTT and there was a dessert there that all 4 of us had to try because it sounded so good: Butter-Grilled Pound Cake! It came with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce with pecans. My favorite dessert I’ve ever had at WDW. Nothing has lived up to it. I hope someday it makes a return!!

  35. Hillary Waldroop says:

    At Boma, I miss the old She-crab Soup. Sometimes there is a crab soup that is an orange color, but it’s not the same as the heavy cream-laden crab soup that was on their menu until last year. I really wish it would return. I would brag about that soup every time to the chefs, and even expressed my disappointed to Chef Jerry that they had changed the recipe. I had told Chef Jerry on previous visits that it was the best she-crab soup I had ever had, and I’m from South Carolina, home of the blue she-crab festival.

  36. I miss the clam chowder in the bread bowl at Columbia Harbour House… I know they still have the soup, but without the bread bowl I have no desire to order the chowder. I am happy that they still have chowder in sourdough bowls at Disneyland and California Adventure. So good!

  37. Melanie says:

    This is a way back one……..Cold fried chicken at Aunt Polly’s on Tom Sawyer island. This used to be such a great thing to do for lunch. Go over to the island & have a quiet lunch away from all the hustle & bustle. Wow was that chicken good too!

  38. Becca Mc says:

    Goofy’s Breakfast Lasagna from Chef Mickey’s! We always eat breakfast there, and it was my favorite dish. But when I complained about it’s absence, the chef (not Mickey…the real chef) came to our table and brought me the recipe!!! So I made it myself at home and it was sensational. Just as good.

  39. Kristy J says:

    @ Justin above…
    They had the Salmon Pastrami at Crystal Palace. It’s one of my hubbies faves too. We haven’t been there in almost 2 years though. Anyone else know if it’s still there?

  40. Watch Me Eat says:

    Those square slices of pizza that came in a styrofoam box that were served all over WDW in the 90s…

  41. Sara says:

    I also remember Tony’s breakfast and have a strong memory of eating the bread basket of cinnamon rolls. The queso/chorizo app they used to prepair tableside at San Angel Inn. Le Cellier’s open-faced prime rib sandwich. Enchanted grove strawberry swirls. The date-nut bread they used to serve at the Poly. When ghiradelli used to serve their own brand of ice cream rather than edy’s. Warm cookies from the bakery on main st. My most missed food? Mickey Muesli breakfast cereal! You used to be able to get individual bags of it at Disney buffets where the little boxes of cereal were. It was packaged and had Mickey-shaped flakes in with the traditional muesli mix. No one ever seems to remember it :-(

  42. Jen says:

    Anyone remember the chef salads with salami, ham and turkey at Cosmic Ray’s? I lived those! That and the strawberry swirls. So good!

  43. Karen says:

    My husband and I miss the Crescent City French Toast from Dixie Landings.

  44. Carrie says:

    Peanut butter chocolate cake at BoardWalk Bakery! I know that its replacement, the cupcake, is beloved by *some* people around here ;) but its ratio of cake to frosting (especially peanut butter frosting) is nowhere near as good.

    Can I post a photo? Let us all observe a moment of silence for…. peanut butter chocolate cake!

    http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t63/lurkyloo/Decade%20o%20Dreams/IMG_0269.jpg

  45. Evan says:

    Beaver Tails for sure.

  46. Loveglobe says:

    Anyone remember the Concourse Grill at the Contemporary Resort? Back in the 90s they used to serve “Mickey’s Stickeys” bread at breakfast. Instead of your typical bread basket, this was a giant silver-colored tub of puffy cinnamon pull-apart bread generously topped with white sugar frosting. The best part was when you got to the bottom where all the cinnamon and sugar had congealed into the bread into a sticky sweet mess. It was a kid’s breakfast dream and a dentist’s nightmare. No matter what you ordered, they’d set one of these on your table, and replenish it as often as you liked. It was a tradition every year we visited WDW to eat at least one breakfast there and I’d usually just get a fruit plate and eat an entire one of these myself!

    I actually called WDW last year and asked if they still had the recipe or were serving it anywhere else since the Concourse Grill is long gone, but alas no luck. I found a recipe for something called “Mickey’s Stickeys” online but it wasn’t the same. The closest thing I’ve found to it in the “real world” is Monkey Bread, but when I tried to make it, it wasn’t the same either. Just lacked that little bit of pixie dust I suppose…and a drizzle of sugar frosting. Sigh. Drool.

  47. Karen says:

    I miss the Chunky Monkey drink at the Tune In Lounge (tasted just like the Ben & Jerry’s flavor..but with LIQUOR!!!!). I also miss the Beaver Tails and the Cinnamon Sugar dusted pretzels they used to have at a cart outside of Pinocchio Haus. Most desserts from the original Fountain View Bakery (before it became just an Edy’s ice cream spot). The Ham and Cheese Crepes that they used to sell on the Boardwalk. yum!

  48. Steve M. says:

    Alligator sausage at The Coral Reef Restaurant.

  49. Matt says:

    Here’s some Disneyland missed foods:

    Nachos from Rancho del Zocolo. Why they eliminated nachos from here I’ll never understand.

    Beef stew bread bowl from French Market. It was so good on cold nights.

    French Dip sandwich, also from French Market. It was only a lunch item but it was so darn delicious. And again, not hard for them to make!

    Fried chicken dinner, once again from French Market. Back in the late 80′s/early 90′s you got 3 pieces of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, bread roll, AND a salad. It was a terrific meal and if I recall, not very expensive.

    Garlic bread from Harbour Galley. I mean, how hard is it to make garlic bread? And it was so good, and such a great snack.

    Spinach and cheese stuffed chicken breast from Blue Bayou.

    And one from DCA – fries from Award Wieners. They were shoestring fries and they switched them out for a bag of chips. Lame! Those fries were awesome!

  50. Michelle says:

    I miss the Twinkie Tiramisu from Pop Century. I’ve resorted to making it at home, but it’s not the same.

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