February may be well over, but you can celebrate Mardi Gras any time of year thanks to this week’s #OnTheList item: Beignets at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter!
Did you know, did you know? We love some Disney snacks around here.
And part of the reason that we love them so much is that we know that you do, too! In fact, I’m 100% confident that I could spend an entire vacation in the ‘World and sustain myself on snacks alone.
And that’s why I dedicate a lot of real estate in the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining to offering you pictures and details about snacks in all four corners of Walt Disney World.
And if that’s not enough for you, I’ve also written guides dedicated to the snacks in each Park as well as special events happening throughout the year — which, believe it or not, usher forth their own seasonally-themed treats. You can discover it all in our DFB Guide Everything Bundle.
But more about that in a minute. Right now, let’s look at one of my favorite lists: Must-Eat Snacks in Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. The list comes to you courtesy of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining. And if you like what you see, check out our DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2017 Second Edition. With more than 650 pages of information, we leave no Disney Food topic uncovered!
But let’s get back to that list. Time to check ‘em out!
Naan Bread with Dipping Sauces
Head to Disney’s Art of Animation for our first snack stop. Landscape of Flavors, the resort’s counter service offering, is a great place to enjoy some out of the ordinary quick service options.
But one of the best values is the Side of Naan with Dipping Sauces.
The house-made Flatbread and trio of Accompaniments are so good, I’m willing to make an special trip for them! These aren’t on the menu as a side item, but you can order them that way! [Read more…]
We’re tackling another question from the DFB Reader mailbag! And today, it’s all about breakfast.
Our reader asks:
Where can we get a good breakfast if we are NOT into characters or buffets?
There are lots of spots to enjoy a terrific breakfast at Walt Disney World — even if you prefer not to have characters, and you’d rather order a la carte.
We’ll break down a few of our favorites below, and share why these spots are tops for starting your Disney Day.
Good Counter Service Options
If you are crunched — for time, money, or both — then consider some of Disney’s best Counter Service Breakfast options.
Editor’s Note: River Belle Terrace no longer serves breakfast as of February 10, 2016, and is now a table service restaurant for lunch and dinner.
You’re in the Happiest Place on Earth — Disneyland!! And you’re ready to kick off a fun-filled day of park touring, thrills, and lots of character interaction. These are the streets that Walt himself walked, the Park that started them all!
But how do you ensure that your day gets off to a great start? By kicking it off with the most important meal of the day!
There are tons of iconic snacks and delicious meals that we love to enjoy every time we visit Disneyland. But there are also some terrific breakfast options, too. Today, we’ll take a closer look at some of our favorites.
If it’s a leisurely, sit-down breakfast you’re looking forward to, you can’t go wrong with Steakhouse 55. Located in Disneyland Hotel, this restaurant has been around nearly as long as the Park itself. It offers a quiet and elegant way to start off a day of Disney fun.
Sometimes, I really love the option to fill up on a big breakfast, and then snack or eat lightly through the rest of the day. And there’s a no more luxurious morning splurge than a beautifully cooked plate of New York Steak and Eggs!
You can also customize your breakfast a bit and Build Your Own Omelette. Choose three from a list of fillings to make your breakfast totally unique.
Add some of those delicious Roasted Potatoes, and you’ll be fueled up for hours of Disney fun.
River Belle Terrace
Other times, my first priority is to get into the Parks super early, and then find a bite to eat. After all, there’s something truly magical about being one the of the first people in!
When I’m more interested in touring than spending precious time waiting for my order to arrive, I head to River Belle Terrace. And actually, there are two reasons that this is one of my favorite Disneyland breakfast spots. First off, the patio area offers gorgeous views of the Rivers of America. For me, this is such a serene way to start my day.
Although it’s a counter service spot, this isn’t food that you eat on the go. Comforting options like Biscuits and Gravy demand that you stop long enough to enjoy your meal.
Of course, you can’t enjoy breakfast here without at least one Mickey Pancake! Enjoying one while watching for the Mark Twain Riverboat to paddle by is Disney Bucket List stuff!
But don’t pass up the chance to try the [Read more…]
Mickey Beignets from the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square are always a special treat! That messy bag of powdered sugar Mickey shaped goodness is one of my favorite snacks to enjoy while visiting Disneyland.
And for Halloween Time, The Mint Julep Bar has welcomed back Pumpkin Beignets! The beignets are sold in 3 or 6 piece bags and can be washed down with a Pumpkin Spice Latte. A perfect Fall treat!
I don’t know if the recipe has changed, but I feel like over the past few years, the beignets were not so pumpkin-y tasting. This year though, the pumpkin flavor was much more prevalent. I ordered a bag of 3 to share with a friend.
The beignets are made fresh to order, so sometimes there is a bit of a wait. (They’re actually better when they’re fresh, fresh, fresh.) Don’t let the [Read more…]
One of the quintessential Disneyland must-eats are the beignets! You can find ‘em at a couple of locations around the Happiest Place on Earth, and there is definitely a difference of opinion on which version is best.
We’re going to take a look at the options, and we want YOU to tell us your favorite!
Mickey Beignets + Dipping Sauces at Cafe Orleans
Cafe Orleans in Disneyland Park is probably my all-time favorite spot to enjoy Beignets. And there are lots of reasons for that.
Inside, you’re surrounded by rich colors, beautiful stained glass, and Disney history — the spot houses an espresso machine that was a favorite of Walt Disney himself! And the outside patio offers great people watching and a good vantage point to enjoy beautiful New Orleans Square.
But great location is just the tip of the iceberg. Because the real reason that these are some of the best Beignets ever? They’re Mickey-shaped!
And, luckily, they come with Dipping Sauces! Because just about every food should be dipped, I think.
Here there’s not one, but two — Vanilla Creme Anglaise and Raspberry Coulis. My favorite is the raspberry — combined with the beignets, it’s like eating a jelly donut!
A look at the inside shows you just how remarkably light and airy the Beignets are.
If you happen to visit Disneyland during the Fall or Winter holidays, you just might stumble upon some seasonal Beignet flavors as well. The [Read more…]
It’s finally time!!!
The Disney World refillable mugs have changed design after years of the old version! You can read all about it — and see more pics! — here.
Also, Spring is in the air! For starters, we dug up the menus for this year’s Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. We can’t wait to taste our way around Epcot’s Outdoor Kitchens.
On the festival front, we also learned that Disney is expanding the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival to include an extra week!
There’s even more fun food news from Disney; click on the links below!
Disney Food News
- Redesigned Refillable Mugs are hitting the shelves at Disney World Resorts!
- Check out the dates for the 2014 Epcot Food and Wine Festival. There’s an extra week this year!
- Full Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Menus have been released; and we’ve got ‘em all!
- Beignets and Elephant Ears debuted at Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles in Epcot’s France Pavilion!
- The France Pavilion in Epcot is serving up SUPERSIZED adult slushes!
- Tables in Wonderland has announced a March event at The Wave of American Flavors in the Contemporary Resort. And Jiko at the Animal Kingdom Lodge has announced a March Wine Dinner. Check out the details here!
- Of course, don’t forget to read our weekly What’s New in Walt Disney World post!
Of course, there’s more! Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including restaurant closures, and more!
DFB Reader Finds
How about some great cupcakes?!! Facebook friend Kristie sent us some Valentine love — a Red Velvet Cupcake from Pizza Planet. Take a look!
These homemade Frozen-themed cupcakes are fantastic! Jerry shared this picture of his daughter’s amazing creations, including Olaf the Snowman!!
As always, we can’t get enough of your Disney food finds. We can’t wait to see what our readers share with us next!
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This week, we shared with you lots of fun news — from a new refillable mug design at the Disney World Resorts to supersized slushies in Epcot’s France to the face that we get another WHOLE WEEK to enjoy the Epcot Food and Wine Festival this year. But there’s a whole lot more going on in Disney World that we still need to tell you about!
We’re happy to welcome you on another trip around the World with us to see what’s new!
We spied all sorts of happenings around World Showcase! Things are already changing up a bit at Spice Road Table, with a few small changes to the menu.
The Salted Cod Croquettes are still available as part of the Mogador Sampler; however, they’ve been replaced on the individual tapas menu by Mix Grill Skewers: “Beef and Chicken with Garlic and Fresh Herbs.”
Italy’s Tutto Gusto is featuring a few new “Gusto Specialties”: Meatballs Parmigiana, Meatball Sliders, Ravioli di Ricotta, and Tuscan Pork Ribs.
Over in Germany, you can now pick up some official Werther’s Drizzle to take home with you at Karamell-Küche!
Now you can make your very own cookies look like this :
And have you heard the news in France? [Read more…]
We’ve had LOTS of people ask us why you can’t find beignets in Epcot’s France, but now we have reason to celebrate!
Yep! Beignets (Bugnes Lyonnaise) have arrived at Boulangerie Patisserie Les Halles in Epcot’s France Pavilion!
Head inside and you’ll notice a little something special on the menu — these are here as a Mardi Gras special only. That’s right… these babies are only around until Mardi Gras to honor tradition (though we’re hoping they decide to keep them longer!).
And among all of these beautiful treats…
… you’ll spot them in the case. Here they are!
So, if you’re visiting France (Epcot’s France, that is) through March 4th, then you’re in luck . Let’s dig in!
They look great, don’t they? I love the way the shape of the beignets reminds me of a Mardi Gras party mask.
As far as the taste [Read more…]