Tip from the DFB Guide: Where To Dine With Both Picky AND Adventurous Eaters!

We’re sharing another great tip from our critically-acclaimed e-Book, The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014!

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Today, we’re talking about a common conundrum: How do you satisfy all of the people, all of the time?

We’ve all been there. You have a picky eater in your group. No problem, right? Hamburgers, pizza, hot dogs, and chicken nuggets are all available throughout the parks and resorts.

But where do you go when you have both picky and adventurous eaters among your number?

How about a buffet or food court?

Disney excels at offering some truly interesting, all you care to eat options and food court choices, where the picky and the persnickety can both find satisfying options. Let’s check out a couple.

Tusker House at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of our favorite stops for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The restaurant features a wonderful spread of African-inspired food. And at breakfast and lunch, you also have the added benefit of a character dining experience!

Goofy Strikes at Pose at Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Goofy Strikes at Pose at Tusker House in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you’re feeling adventurous, start your meal off with the interesting array of Chutneys and Spreads, before moving on to interesting house specialties like Bobotie or Potato and Pea Samosas.

Beef Bobotie at Tusker House

Beef Bobotie at Tusker House

And lovers of food and pickier eaters alike are bound to find something to pique their interest from the “Wall of Flames” — Tusker House’s rotisserie station. And for the very, very picky, there’s always the Kids’ Buffet, which routinely features favorites like Mac and Cheese, Corn Dog Nuggets, and Plain Roasted Chicken.

Landscape of Flavors at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

At Landscape of Flavors, Disney’s newest resort offers more than just cool themeing with some of your favorite characters. It also offers a killer food court with a dizzying number of options!

Landscape of Flavors

Landscape of Flavors

As with many of the Value Resort Food Courts, Landscape of Flavors offers different stations so that guests in the same party can have completely different eating experiences. We love some of the more interesting options at Landscape of Flavors, like their meals featuring Tandoori-roasted meats.

But my favorite is their Create Your Own Pasta Bar. Be as simple or as adventurous as you’d like!

Spaghetti Carbonara with Broccoli

Create Your Own Pasta at Landscape of Flavors: Spaghetti Carbonara with Broccoli

And don’t forget to stop by the Gelato Bar for dessert!

Want More Tips to Make Your Disney Trip Great?

We’ve given you just a small sampling of the wealth of information that you can find about Dining at Disney in The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 — and the guide is your ticket to planning your best Disney trip yet!


The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 is full of tips and planning tools, tested by our team of Disney Dining experts. We’ve done the research for you, so you’ll book Advance Dining Reservations and enter counter service spots with confidence, knowing just what to expect!

With sample dining itineraries, plus our “Disney Dining at a Glance” section, featuring “Where Can I Find?” options, you’ll have everything you need to satisfy the most discriminating of diners! Click here to get your copy of The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2014 E-book — and use code 2014 for an extra $4 discount for a limited time!

What restaurant is your favorite for pleasing everyone in your party? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


  1. Sandra says

    Landscape of Flavors was a hit with my family when we visited it for dinner. I loved having a huge and rich veggie pasta; my husband got the mozzarella, basil and tomato sandwich; our son stuck with chicken nuggets and fries; and our friend had a GF bacon cheese burger. Excellent pastry selections included mini-Babycakes desserts and of course, there was the gelato bar. They even serve you on real plates with metal utensils, no floppy paper. This is worth trying for those looking for an interesting meal without a huge time and money commitment.

  2. Tracy says

    We always have good luck at Sunshine Seasons. Tons of choices and usually very fresh. Everyone leaves happy and full. (and ready for Soarin’)

  3. Ashley says

    I’m 39 and a very picky eater & I loved Tusker House. A huge variety of new foods to try and our only disappointment was the desserts. My first plate from the buffet had about half a spoonful of like 12 different things to just see if I liked them and when I went back I got the ones I’d like. And yes, I did get some corn dog nuggets off the kids section.

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