Our Favorite Savory Snacks in Disneyland

Here at DFB, we talk a little about sweet snacks. You know, now and then.

Favorite Disneyland Snacks

Ok. We talk about them a LOT. And when we aren’t talking about them, it’s probably because we’re eating them. So we can talk about them some more.

But that shouldn’t lead you to believe that we love savory snacks any less.

I’ve talked about many of my favorite sweets, and even a few sweet and salty options. But today, I’m giving the post over completely to the non-sweet team.

These guys can double as a meal if you’d like them to. Or they can just give you that little boost between breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Let’s take a closer look at some of my favorites.

Flavored Popcorn at Cozy Cone Motel

Recently, I discovered a stand in Epcot that’s offering one of the best things ever — Flavored Popcorn! While we’ve seen the reports of such delights from Tokyo Disneyland, it’s the first time something besides Caramel Corn has made much of a splash at Walt Disney World.

But that isn’t the case at Disneyland, where Flavored Popcorn has been a mainstay of at the Cozy Cone Motel since it opened!

Popcone at Cozy Cone Motel

Popcone at Cozy Cone Motel

And inside that Popcone, there are some yummy Flavored Popcorn options. They change up every once in a while, so you’ll never know what you might get!

Flavors of the Day

Flavors of the Day

Personally, I’d be pretty happy with either Dill Pickle OR Nacho Cheese!

Dill Pickle Popcorn at Cozy Cone Motel

Dill Pickle Popcorn!

Which one would you choose?

Skewers and Tiger Tails at Bengal Barbecue

Bengal Barbecue is one of my favorite stops for a quick bite in all of Disneyland. In fact, it made my Top 10 List of Favorite Disneyland Fast Food Joints.

Don't Look for Much in the Way of Seating at Bengal Barbecue

Don’t Look for Much in the Way of Seating at Bengal Barbecue

The spot is little more than a stand with a grill. Don’t look for scads of seating; there’s not much. But what they do have plenty of are delicious savory bites that can serve as either a snack or a meal.

And the name of the game here is Meat on Skewers. (Okay…there are a few veggies, too.)

I have a hard time choosing a favorite at Bengal, so I’ll show you a bunch! I like to get a few of the different options and share. (Or not.)

I recommend starting with the Chieftain Chicken Skewer. Chunks of Chicken Meat are grilled and then smothered in a sweet, slightly spicy Chili Sauce.

Chieftain Skewer

Chieftain Skewer

But then, ya gotta try the Banyan Beef Skewer too. The rich, spicy sauce on this one is killer!

Banyan Beef Skewer

Banyan Beef Skewer

Sample the Safari Skewer if you want a side of Veggies. So what if the asparagus comes wrapped in bacon? ;-) And don’t forget an order or two of Tiger Tails!

Tiger Tails

Tiger Tails

The grilled Bread Knots are perfect for catching all of that leftover sauce from the skewers.

Cheddar Cheese Stick

Much has been made of the legendary Disneyland Corn Dogs. And with good reason. If you’ve never tried one, you need to fix that right away.

But we can’t forget its equally delicious cousin, the Cheddar Cheese Stick. Oh no, it’s not that kind of cheese stick — the kind your mom put in your lunch. It’s more like this:

Disneyland Cheese stick

Disneyland Cheese Stick!

Yep, that, my friend, is a stick of Cheddar Cheese dipped in Sweet Cornbread Batter and fried to a beea-utiful golden brown. Never did a vegetarian treat taste so very decadent.

Find them — along with Corn Dogs and the equally beloved Hot-Link Corn Dog — at Disney California Adventure’s Corn Dog Castle.

Chimichangas

There are certain snacks that you must indulge in — just so you can say you’ve properly visited Disneyland. Chimichangas are just such a snack.

Corn on the Cob and Chimichangas in Disneyland

Corn on the Cob and Chimichangas in Disneyland

For the uninitiated, you should know that Chimichangas are nearly as popular at Disneyland as Turkey Legs. In fact, you normally see them sold together. The deep friend burritos are filled with a smooth mixture of Meat and Beans, and pack a protein wallop.

Whole Chimichanga

Whole Chimichanga

They’re great for fueling up for not a lot of cash. And the filling is just right — not too spicy. In fact, you can grab some sauce to punch up the heat if you’d like.

Chimichanga

Chimichanga

Split it to make a snack, or eat it on your own for a quick meal. It will keep you going for hours.

Corn on the Cob

Whether you consider Corn on the Cob a grain or a veggie, I think we can all agree on one thing — it’s yummo. And at Disneyland, you’ll find it at carts, available as a snack.

I’ve spied plain Buttered Corn, but my favorite is the Chili Lime variety. The slightly sour flavor of the lime is fantastic with the mild heat from the chili.

Unwrapped Corn on the Cob

Chili Lime Corn on the Cob

It’s a nice alternative to other more traditional salty snacks, like popcorn or pretzels.

Mickey Shaped Pretzels

But…speaking of pretzels…

There was a time in the past when you could only get Mickey Shaped Pretzels in Disneyland. Part of me is happy that I can enjoy this iconic snack on both coasts these days, but I never see one without thinking of the original that I enjoyed in Disneyland first.

Mickey Pretzel with Plastic Cheese

Mickey Pretzel with Plastic Cheese

And there’s no better way to enjoy these big boys than with a side of plastic cheese!

Wetzel’s Pretzels at Downtown Disney

Ok…so it’s not strictly Disney. But it’s so delicious that it’s mention-worthy. I’m talking about the savory options you can enjoy at Wetzel’s Pretzels in Downtown Disney.

Check out their interesting takes on Flavored Pretzels. I rate the Pepperoni Twist as one of my favorites!

Pepperoni Twist

Pepperoni Twist

And it’s even better with a dipping sauce!

Bread Cones

Finally, let’s head back over the Disney California Adventure to round out this collection of savory snacks. Because there’s something here ya just gotta try. Besides, we started at the Cozy Cony Motel — so we might as well wrap up our journey here too! But this time, we’re checking at Chili Cone Queso.

Cone Queso at the Cozy Cone Motel

Cone Queso at the Cozy Cone Motel

Because this is our headquarters for amazing “sandwiches” of sorts — Chili creations that come in Bread Cones. My pick is the Chili Cone Queso, which is Beef Chili and Corn Chips, topped with Shredded Cheddar Cheese.

Chili Cone Queso at Cozy Cone

Chili Cone Queso at Cozy Cone

There’s also a Chicken Verde version that’s topped with Queso Fresco!

So there you have it! The equally crave-able, no less important line up of savory snacks in Disneyland! I’m already planning my next savory snack crawl. How about you?

What are your favorite Disneyland savory snacks? Leave a comment and tell us what you can’t pass up!

Comments

  1. Essie says

    I’ve never been to the DLR, but would love to see it someday. I always enjoy your posts about this magical place and all of the great food they have there. Thanks!

  2. Richard says

    Chimichangas, Turkey Legs, Pork Shank or a slice from Redds Rocket Port what could be better?!?

    If your at Redd’s and not a big eater ask for the side salad and get a single slice! This will fill you up comfortability without making you feel stuffed all day!

  3. JoAnn says

    I’m glad I saw this. I leave for DL in 13 days! I can’t wait to try some of these snacks.

  4. says

    All of these look delicious! I’m most intrigued to try the popcorn. I can’t choose between Dill pickle and nacho cheese. Although, I may venture out and try the Dill pickle next time I go. Great post!

  5. Mary says

    JoAnn,
    We leave at the same time and I am excited to try all the meals and snacks I keep hearing others rave about. Are you going to be doing any of the Tinker Bell races while you are there?

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