Review: New Menu Items at Harambe Market in Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Jambo! Welcome back to Harambe Market at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, one of our favorite places for wild theme park snacks!

Harambe Market is truly an experience. Much like the rest of Animal Kingdom, the theming is spectacular, and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Storybook, Africa! This is a fairly new restaurant – you can check out our full review from last year’s opening here – and we love the set up.

As you can see from the entrance sign, the snacks here are a little different than what you’d find in the other three theme parks, and ordering is different, too. Each type of snack has a different window to order from: Chef Mwanga’s Ribs Shop, Kitamu Grill, Famous Sausages, and Wanjohi Refreshment (but we’re told you can order any item from any window except Wanjohi Refreshments, which only serves drinks).

Harambe Market Entrance

Harambe Market Entrance

Each station has a headliner item, but today, we’re going to talk about some specific drinks and snacks – for most of you, two old friends and two new ones!

Eats

Let’s start with our old friends, Bibo Soda and Sparberry Soda, who you may remember from Epcot’s Club Cool! They’re two of many options at the Wanjohi Refreshment window.

Beverage Menu at Wanjohi Refreshment

Beverage Menu at Wanjohi Refreshment

Bibo is a sweet, sweet, sweet South African soda! Based on the bright green coloring, it’s no surprise that it’s a melon and kiwi flavor, but despite the “soda” name, it isn’t carbonated.

Bibo!

Bibo!

To me, Bibo is way too sweet to finish a full-size drink, so I’d keep sampling it at Club Cool. But it is neat to have an African drink option in Animal Kingdom!

Sparberry Soda is a popular raspberry-infused cream soda drink from Zimbabwe that’s also available at Club Cool. Really, I think the raspberry flavor is much more noticeable than the cream soda!

Sparberry Soda!

Sparberry Soda!

The Sparberry has a manageable sweetness compared to Bibo. The fruity flavor is refreshing, and I wouldn’t mind having a whole cup!

On to some less familiar choices!

It’s the prefect season to enjoy a Frozen Flamingo! It’s a non-alcoholic frozen drink jam-packed with strawberry and passion fruit flavor.

Frozen Flamingo beverage

Frozen Flamingo beverage

It doesn’t look like much in the white plastic cup, but it’s super flavorful and refreshing on a hot summer day. If you want to jazz it up a little, you can buy it in a Ocarina Musical Sipper Cup for $12.99!

Musical Tumbler

Musical Tumbler

Are you hungry yet? Us, too. Let’s check out a snack at Kitamu Grill!

Menu at Grill

Menu at all three food windows

The Grilled Vegetable Stack is a fresh, unique Disney parks snack. Animal Kingdom always has a smorgasbord of vegetarian options, and we’re happy to add this one to the list!

Pretty colors...

Ooh, pretty colors!

You get all of the ingredients in a little paper boat, but we asked for a plate to dump it onto so that you can see all the components of the “stack.” You’ll get a large slice of mushroom, tofu, yellow zucchini, green zucchini, roasted red peppers, onion and lots of arugula on top! All of the vegetables have a delicious smoky flavor, and the tofu is topped with a yummy pesto!

You’re also served two sides. First, a Green Papaya Slaw (yum!), which was super fresh and well seasoned.

Green Papaya Slaw

Green Papaya Slaw

And a Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Tomato Salad – also very fresh, but if you’re cilantro averse, maybe ask for a second helping of the slaw instead…

Slaw

Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Tomato Salad

I think this is a great vegetarian option! It’s plenty of food, which is always a toss-up when ordering vegetarian dishes, and it’s light enough to enjoy on a hot day at Animal Kingdom. It was great to see so many flavors incorporated in a dish made of seasonal veggies. Sometimes, you just need something other than french fries!

Overall

I enjoyed everything – not only the taste, but it was fun to try some out-of-the-ordinary treats! Animal Kingdom is already known for its top-notch theming, and having some African drinks and flavors really makes you feel like you’ve stepped into another world.

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What do you think? Will you buy a full-size Bibo or Sparberry? Or will you stick to Club Cool? Let us know what you think in the comments!

Comments

  1. Kathy C says

    Every time I go to AK I want to try that curried corn dog at the Harambe Market but the line is always super long and in direct sun! I’ll make it there one day!

  2. Mike V says

    Thanks for leading off with the vegetarian choice, now people won’t complain that there isn’t an option or that you did not show it….

    Live to eat, don’t eat to live!!!!

  3. Essie says

    I’m not sold on tofu, lol, but the veggies look delicious. What does the tofu taste like? It looks like a slab of gelled fat to me…ugh.

  4. Keith says

    Vegetarian dish?….you mean that’s not vegetable-flavored meat? Unfortunately, I can’t eat that stuff…oh well.

  5. Kelsey says

    Yay, thank you for checking out the veg dishes! My family is always on the lookout for vegetarian and vegan options in the parks, so it is very much appreciated when DFB checks them out :)

  6. Cartier says

    That looks delicious… minus the Tofu. I’m not sure why, but soy products haven’t been friend lately.

  7. Sheri says

    Tofu and veggies?! Yum! Thanks for letting us know about this. We look forward to trying it on our Halloween trip.

  8. Johnny says

    I notice that the prices went way up!
    The Beef Gyro Flatbread went up a whole Buck! And so did the Sausage Corn Dogs!
    Before we know it, it’ll cost us $25 Bucks for a sandwich!

  9. Laura says

    Just ate this at AK. It’s delish! I’m a vegetarian and am picky about tofu. This one is really good, and the sides were hearty. It’s nice to get some decent protein out of a veggie meal, and not just pasta or vegetables. Thanks for posting!

  10. Cindy says

    I had Chief Mwanga’s African spice-rubbed ribs and they tasted just like the ribs at Flame Tree Barbeque! The African Milk Tart is good, though. It’s also fun to do a little drinking there at Harambe!

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