My friends, the daily routine has just stepped up a notch…
The Daily Poutine
… thanks to the arrival of The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs!
The Daily Poutine is one of four new Disney owned-and-operated food kiosks joining Disney Springs. B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. and YeSake also opened on Sunday, May 15th, while AristoCrepes will make its debut on May 22nd.
The Daily Poutine serves up the traditional Canadian dish of hot fries topped with gravy and cheese curds — along with a few twists on the classic. And though its arrival was only announced a few weeks ago, DFB Readers have been positively itching for a Poutine stand for ages! Until now, Poutine has only been available at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot’s Canada Pavilion (and even there, the focus has been on non-traditional takes on the dish).
So it’s with an extra bit of excitement that we bring you this review of The Daily Poutine!
Check out the cute little brick building that is home to The Daily Poutine in Disney Springs!
Located across from the new Amorette’s Patisserie (at the beginning of the new Town Center neighborhood right around the corner from the World of Disney and Lego stores in the Marketplace), it has an added bonus of a beautiful fountain structure right in front.
Colorful flowers surround the fountain, too.
For a small spot, the start of the queue was placed right by the fountain. That may be because Disney figured this one might be a real hit. And judging by opening day lines, that looks to be the case… so far, anyway!
And you’re about to see why…
Of course, it’s all in the name at The Daily Poutine, where the menu revolves around the traditional Canadian dish, Poutine! You’ll find four varieties listed on the menu: the Classic, along with Latin, Italian, and French variations.
Drink options include draft beer; specifically Unibroue Blanche de Chambly Witbier — which I think some DFB Readers will be pleased to see — and Yuengling Traditional Lager). A Fireball Sangria, Watermelon Lemonade, and Coke Products round out the beverages.
Let’s dig right into the Classic Poutine, thick-cut Fries topped with Beef Poutine Gravy and Cheddar Cheese Curds!
Well, my Canadian friends, I’ll let you make the final call, but I’m thinking this is the real deal! What I can tell you FOR SURE is that the thick white cheddar cheese curds and the rich brown gravy are pretty much making my life complete. I was pleased with the amount of each, which wasn’t stingy.
Oh, and there are FRIES in there, too ;). No, in all seriousness, the fries are terrific — thick cut, hot and fresh. The closest comparison are the awesome chips served at the Yorkshire County Fish Shop in Epcot’s UK Pavilion.
But it’s not just the Classic version here at The Daily Poutine. We’ve still got three more versions to try!
Next up: the Latin Poutine, which pairs those same thick-cut fries with fried yucca, black beans, pulled pork, and queso fresco.
WOW, this is one substantial serving!
Well, actually, I could say that about each Poutine served here, but it’s the pulled pork and black beans that really amp this one up into a meal. SUPER filling, and I liked that drizzle of queso fresco on top (which is probably about the only thing that keeps this one remotely in the “Poutine” category ).
The Italian Poutine is topped with mozzarella and Bolognese sauce.
You know, I enjoyed the sauce on this one, but compared to the others it’s just such a simple combo that I’d honestly recommend any of the others over the Italian Poutine. Maybe if there were LOTS more of that mozzarella melting and oozing all over the whole thing…
… but as it is, while it’s fine, it’s just not my favorite.
Finally, the French Poutine is topped with mushroom cream sauce and Gruyere cheese.
And just like that, we’re back in business! The mushroom cream sauce and the Gruyere cheese come together to create a rich gravy that ends up as the closest to the Classic, while still giving you the chance to switch things up a bit.
The mushroom game is strong, though, so if you’re not a fan of mushrooms, I’d say stick with the Classic. Plus, I’d have to ask why there’s not more cheese?!? C’mon — it’s Gruyere! Everyone needs more Gruyere.
Okay, I’ll say it: The Daily Poutine gives some of my favorite long-established Counter Service restaurants in Disney Springs more than a run for their money. It’s worth going out of your way to grab some, though I’d stick with the Classic if I were you. At least until they step up the cheese situation on the other versions. Again, I’m eager to hear what our Canadian readers think of the whole thing once some of you have had a chance to try it!
By the way, The Daily Poutine accepts the Disney Dining Plan. However, the lack of side and dessert options means that they are treating the Counter Service meal credits the same way that B.B. Wolf’s Sausage Co. is handling it: Plan participants get two non-alcoholic beverages with their choice of Poutine.
Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this one! So, chime in, won’t ya?
Which Poutine would you most like to try? Please let us know with a comment!