I get lots of emails and questions about the food I personally love in Disney World, and today I’m sharing some of my favorite Disney Food Kiosks!
You know the ones — those cute little structures that are almost restaurants, but not quite? Here are a few of the BIGGEST TASTES you can get at the smallest places in Disney World!
I hope you’ll share some of your favorites in the comments, too!
There is no way I could have a list of favorite kiosks without putting Magic Kingdom’s Aloha Isle right up front! The welcoming little stand, located in Adventureland, is home to one of Disney’s most beloved treats, after all.
That’s right — we’re talking Dole Whips!
As for me, I prefer about one visit to Aloha Isle for each day I’m at Disney. No kidding, even though I’m usually eating non-stop on every Disney trip, this is one snack I never skip.
Fife and Drum
At the midway point while you’re walking around Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll encounter another of our favorite stops, Fife and Drum.
This unassuming little stand looks like just another drink stop, but be sure to swing by and check out the menu for some seriously fun eats. Fife and Drum is home to some items you won’t find anyplace else! But there are not-to-be missed classics here as well, like the cult favorite Smoked Turkey Legs.
If you’re a pretzel fan, you have three different varieties to choose from. The stuffed Jalapeno Cheese Pretzel has a great spicy kick! And you’ll also find the sweet Cream Cheese Pretzel (decadent!) and the Mickey Soft Pretzel (cute!) here, too. This is one of the few places in Disney World to find all of these kinds of pretzels sold in one spot.
UPDATE: Please note, you can still find all these pretzels in the American Adventure Pavilion; however, they are now located at the Block and Hans Craft Beer kiosk.
There are also some amazingly tasty drinks here as well. We’ve told you about the Jim Beam Red Stag Lemonade, a wonderful little frozen drink with a punch, thanks to black cherry-flavored bourbon.
You can get your root beer float fix here, too, made with vanilla soft serve.
But the piece de resistance of slushies can also be found in this humble spot: I give you the American Dream! This incredible frozen drink combines red strawberry slushie with white soft serve vanilla and blue raspberry slushie for a creamy frozen drink like no other. Seriously, it’s like 4th of July fireworks — in your mouth!
And don’t forget, you can currently find the Doofenslurper here as well!
Located within Africa’s Harambe Village, this rustic spot is home to many cult favorites, like my uber-favorite White Chocolate Elephant Cupcake. One of the best chocolate — German chocolate, to be exact — cupcakes ever. (Yep — that elephant is white chocolate, so you can eat him, too.)
Another must-have is the enormous Paw Print Brownie. Grab a partner — you’ll want to share this one!
When you’re ready for a little ooh-la-la! in Epcot, we suggest that you head over to one of our favorite spots for grown-up drinks and score one of France’s Slushies.
Mais non, these aren’t your neighborhood Icees. For these, my friends, include a healthy shot of premium liquor.
The flavor profiles lean toward the citrus here. Choose the Grey Goose Citron, which artfully combines lemon and vodka.
For something a little sweeter, you can opt for the Grand Marnier Orange Slush, which includes the famed orange Cognac.
Animal Kingdom has so many awesome places to nosh, and one of my favorites is the Bradley Falls Kiosk.
The stand used to sell only egg rolls. In recent years, the menu has been expanded to include some really delicious vegetarian options. These are so good, I’d be tempted to skip the table service in favor of coming here to eat a light meal.
The sweet and sour Asian Noodle Salad is loaded with perfectly cooked veggies.
And the Fruit Salad, served in a pineapple bowl, is one of the most spectacular offerings we’ve seen anywhere in the park. It’s just gorgeous, and I love that it includes lychee!
There’s also steamed and chilled Edamame for a healthy pick-me-up between meals.
This little treasure is located in back of the park on the path that connects Asia to Africa.
And Let’s Not Forget The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!
There is no way that we can discuss amazing Disney food kiosks without mentioning some of the most beloved stops of all: the Epcot International Food and Wine Marketplace Booths! (Check out all the food pics from the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Marketplace Booths here!)
And with the 2013 Food and Wine Festival fast approaching, you know that we’ll be talking about all of our favorites leading up to the start of this year’s event.
The Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup is a mainstay at the Festival, and will most likely return in 2013!
And I’m hoping this delicious mushroom filet with truffle butter sauce is in the mix in Canada again as well!
So if you’re heading out to Disney World soon, by all means, make those advanced dining reservations! Snag that table at your favorite counter service spot. But don’t forget to save some stomach room for all of the tasty options that you’ll find at the dizzying array of kiosks throughout the parks.
If you never set foot into a Disney restaurant, you could still eat like a king from these spots alone.
Now it’s your turn! What kiosk is your must-stop in Disney World? Let us know in the comments below!