It’s been a while since we’ve had a good Disney Food Crawl around here, don’t cha think? Let’s take care of that right now!
My friends, gather ’round — for we are about to carb load like never before!
The Disney Food Blog Waffle Crawl!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Waffles are just for breakfast. But you’d be only half right! There’s plenty of waffle-ness to be had at all hours of the day throughout Walt Disney World, believe it or not.
But since this one is definitely going to challenge your stamina, I heartily recommend you plan to cover two days with this one, and enlist the help of some able-bodied and empty-stomached friends. Sharing will be beneficial!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your butter and syrup and let’s go!
Sleepy Hollow Waffle Sandwiches
We’re starting at the Magic Kingdom first, since some of our favorite waffles can be found here!
When I’m looking for a treat at Disney World’s very first park, it’s pretty hard to imagine finding anything as rockin’ as a waffle from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments. And of all the amazing choices available, the Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle usually wins out with me!
A fresh-from-the-iron waffle, malty and thick and still warm, is slathered with Nutella chocolate hazelnut spread. Then it’s heaped high with a mix of fresh bananas and berries. It’s big enough to share — if you want to!
Looking for a more savory waffle experience? My second favorite is the Spicy Chicken Waffle, an sweet-and-spicy Asian riff on fried chicken and waffles that is nothing short of incredible. (We’ll have a full review of this one coming up soon on DFB!)
You may think you don’t want arugula and coleslaw on your waffle. But I promise. You do.
If these two don’t float your boat, you can always sample the Prociutto and Swiss waffle sandwich as well!
And if you head over at breakfast time, grab the cheesy, eggy breakfast waffle!
Plaza Ice Cream Sundae in a Waffle Bowl at Main Street Ice Cream Parlor
And for our next stop in the Magic Kingdom, let’s skip straight to dessert!
When is a waffle a bona fide dessert? When it becomes a vehicle for ice cream! That’s right, one of my very favorite ways to eat a waffle in all of Walt Disney World is at the Main Street Ice Cream Parlor, where they serve the delectable Plaza Ice Cream Sundae.
That’s a waffle bowl, heaped high with vanilla ice cream and covered with hot fudge. It’s then crowned with mounds of whipped cream and many, many cherries! Order this one — with extra spoons, of course — for enjoying as you sit curbside, awaiting the afternoon parade!
Specialty Mickey Waffles at Roaring Fork
If you manage to cross stops 1 and 2 off your list and it’s still breakfast time, then you’re doing something right!
For your next waffle adventure, hop on a boat from Magic Kingdom and head to Wilderness Lodge, where you’ll make a stop at Roaring Fork. This is one of our favorite spots to score that most coveted of breakfast treats — the mini Mickey Waffle!
And how do we love ours? Well, there are options to choose from, like Chocolate Lovers Waffles and Strawberry and Orange Waffles.
But hands down, our favorite is the Bananas Foster Waffles! Here, those crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside waffles come smothered in a buttery rum banana sauce that’s out of this world!
And the bacon on the side? The perfect salty foil to all that sweet goodness!
Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe Waffles with Jam
Okey-dokey — are you still with me?? Time to grab a bus (or a boat and a monorail) over to Epcot!
When it’s waffle time at this park, I love to head over to Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe for their warm Heart Shaped Waffles Filled with Jam. This is a thinner waffle affair than many, and its shape puts me in mind of a six leaf clover, folded and spilling over with lots of ruby red lingonberry jam!
And again with the sharing. Break sections off into little heart-shaped sammiches for you and your compadres.
Kouzzina Waffle with Mascarpone
Whew!! Within walking distance of Epcot, we head next to Disney’s BoardWalk and grab a table at Cat Cora’s Kouzzina. Once there, you might have a hard time resisting all of the incredible options, but stay the course and order the Classic Golden Waffle.
Served with whipped and decadent mascarpone cheese, honey, chopped pecans, plus your choice of bacon or chicken sausage, this takes your waffle experience to a whole new gourmet level.
You might need to do this one on morning two of your crawl, however, since it’s only served for breakfast. Then again, if you’re realllly driven and started the crawl at 8am, you may make it just in time for a late seating at Kouzzina!
Pop Waffle at Pop Century
When you’re ready for your second breakfast of the day — and really, we’re not judging — you’ll want to hightail it over to the Everything Pop Food Court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort!
When you get there, head straight for the waffles — and find a true one-of-a-kind experience with the Pop Waffle!
Sure, it’s basically the same mix that you get when you order the Mickey Waffle, but this one says POP on it! And that’s going to guarantee a smiling start to your day. We love to top ours with strawberry sauce, but you can always go classic with butter and syrup!
Didja Make It?!?
If so, I tip my hat to you, sir!!
But if this crawl wasn’t challenging enough for you, we’ve got a BONUS SECTION!! Looking for even more waffles in Walt Disney World? Then be sure to check out our Disney World Waffle Gallery for more waffle goodness. DFB favorites here include the Salted Caramel Waffles at The Contempo Cafe. We also love to head downstairs to The Wave for Multigrain Mickey Waffles — a healthier option.
Will you be trying the DFB Waffle Crawl? Leave a comment below and tell us all about your plans!