Not too long ago we were telling you about Disney’s obsession with push pops, but now it seems the trend train has moved on to another station: BOWLS! Yup, the plate is, evidently, overrated, and the Disney Parks restaurants are all about the bowl now! Let’s take a look at a few of the locations where we’re seeing the breakfast, lunch, dinner, and customizable bowl take over menus in Disney parks and resorts!
Satu’li Canteen, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
First up, the undisputed Home of the Bowls: Satu’li Canteen in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom. The customizable bowls have been Satu’li’s main menu items since day one, so it’s not so much a trend at Satu’li as it is a lifestyle. 😉
The Satu’li bowls are customizable, so diners elect their base, protein, and sauce to make it just right. We love the Grilled Beef, but you can’t go wrong with the Grilled Chicken, either…and everyone’s got their favorite. Better yet: get the Combination Bowl and enjoy a little of both!
Harambe Market, Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Harambe Market got in on the bowl action this month, offering three varieties: chicken, ribs, and vegetable. The Roasted Vegetable was the best of the trio, with the vegetable mixture including flavorful squash, cauliflower, and chickpeas.
Centertown Market, Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
When Centertown Market opened at the reimagined Caribbean Beach Resort this fall, the menu included a Create-Your-Own-Bowl! We ordered up Banana Leaf-Wrapped Fish with rice and beans and chimichurri sauce. We didn’t love the fish — but the sauce was dynamite! We look forward to trying the other combinations, too!
Centertown also offers a Breakfast Bowl for which the diner selects a base, a protein, and a sauce. Sounds like a protein-packed way to start the day!
Woody’s Lunch Box
Leave it to Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land to bring us a Breakfast Bowl! This tasty concoction from Woody’s Lunch Box includes tater tots, scrambled eggs, sausage gravy, and green onion. It’s hearty and filling — sufficient to keep you going while you wait to ride Slinky Dog Dash!
Intermission Food Court, All-Star Music Resort
Intermission Food Court was early in the bowl game, and we were there to try the first iteration of the Southwest Bowl. We… did not love it. But the menu has been updated to a build-your-own style instead, which we think likely improves on this one!
Friar’s Nook, Magic Kingdom
Even though these dishes don’t technically have the word ‘bowls’ in the title, we love the Pub Cheese Tots and the Fiesta Mac and Cheese (served in bowls, sooo…). These dishes are hearty, flavorful, and convenient. Plus we kind of love the idea of putting a whole bunch of tasty things on top of tater tots. 😉
Bowls are a great addition to menus around Walt Disney World, particularly when they’re customizable. We also appreciate that they usually include lots of healthy ingredients like greens and lean proteins, filling a definite need in the theme park food world. We’re HERE for this trend!
Where have YOU seen bowls in Disney World, and have to tried them? Let us know your experience in the comments! And see a few more Disney trends in our youtube video here!
Have you been bowled over by Walt Disney World’s food trends? Tell us about your favorite in the comments!