Dining in Disneyland: FIRST LOOK! The Jolly Holiday Bakery

It’s a Jolly Holiday on Main Street! It’s open everyone, it’s open! We’ve been waiting patiently or maybe not so patiently for the new Jolly Holiday Bakery to open since it’s cute signs started enticing us months ago.

Yesterday, the Jolly Holiday Bakery, a counter service eatery, soft opened in Disneyland with a “Grand Opening” planned for Saturday, January 7th.  I am happy to announce that I was there yesterday morning on the very first day of service and everything was spit spot!

Jolly Holiday Entrance

Mary Poppins Weathervane on the Rooftop

Outdoor Menu Teaser Board

We’re covering both breakfast AND lunch at the bakery in this post, so stay tuned for dozens of mouth-watering photos of what’s available…like these!!

Strawberry Lemon Cupcake

Waldorf Chicken Sandwich

These are just teasers, though! Read through the rest of the post to see more yummy pics!

Atmosphere

When walking up to Jolly Holiday, I noticed that it was a completely full house with the line wrapping around out the door.  It was prime breakfast time and with this being the only eatery open on Main Street, it was the place to be.  Not to worry though, the line moves quick and once inside, it splits into two lines with multiple speedy cashiers ready to take care of business! There is plenty of outdoor seating & even with a long line, there were many available tables to choose from.

Jolly Holiday Outdoor Seating

Jolly Holiday Table with Matching Umbrella

Jolly Holiday Patio Seating

While in line, the decor is distractingly adorable, so that makes it go even quicker! My absolute favorite thing to see were the [Read more…]

Dining in Disneyland: Saying Goodbye to Blue Ribbon Bakery…and Hello to Jolly Holiday!

This holiday season marks the last holiday season for Disneyland’s Blue Ribbon Bakery.  Located on Main St. USA for the past almost 22 years, Blue Ribbon Bakery made its Disneyland debut on April 6, 1990 when it replaced the Sunkist Citrus House (fresh squeezed orange juice or lemonade anyone?).

Blue Ribbon Bakery

Known for its staple Disneyland treats like Cinnamon Rolls, Matterhorn Macaroons, seasonal goodies, and a good ol’ cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or cider, Blue Ribbon Bakery was the perfect go to stop for a quick snack or pick me up upon entering the park.

Blue Ribbon Bakery Cinnamon Roll

Giant Display Matterhorn Macaroon

Holiday Beverage Menu

In honor of Blue Ribbon’s awesomeness, I feel like we should pay homage to its last holiday season.  Here are some treats that were offered this year, along with a fun video depicting [Read more…]

Snack Series: Fudge Brownie and Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes at Storybook Treats

UPDATE: Please note that as of June 2015, the Fudge Brownie and Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes are no longer being served at Storybook Treats. 

I’d been hearing from far and wide about the yummy sundaes at Storybook Treats (formerly Mrs. Potts’ Cupboard) in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, and while doing research for our DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks I finally got to try them!

There are plenty of sweet options at this little stand, sandwiched between Friar’s Nook and The Many Adventure’s of Winnie the Pooh. But some of the best known are the Strawberry Shortcake Sundae and the Fudge Brownie Sundae.

What makes these stand out in the Magic Kingdom? Well, at many stands this size you’ll find the option to purchase soft service ice cream and cookies, but this is one of the only spots that offers unique dessert options like the sundaes (you really can’t get these at other [Read more…]

Snack Series: Paw Print Brownie

One of the newer snacks available in Disney World is the paw print brownie, which you can find in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Once there, head up to the Africa section of the park — tucked back into Harambe village, next to Tusker House Restaurant, you’ll find Kusafiri Bakery!

Kusafiri Bakery in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Kusafiri used to be part of the Tusker House Restaurant, but with recent renovations, it’s taken its own tiny little piece of real estate. And to create an even more significant stamp of independence, it’s developed three incredible and exclusively sold snacks: the White Chocolate Elephant Cupcake, the Zebra Cupcake (which we’ll be highlighting on the food blog in the near future), and today’s decadent snack — the Paw Print Brownie:

Animal Kingdom Paw Print Brownie

This one is a lot like another of our favorite snacks — the White Chocolate Chip Brownie — but with an added layer of lard-y, fatty, sugary frosting on top!! They’ve started out with [Read more…]

“You Won’t Believe This!” Snack: White Chocolate Chip Brownie

We’re back with another delectable treat from Starring Rolls Cafe! I wish we had Smell-o-‘Puter, because these White Chocolate Chip Brownies are a-maz-ing.

This brownie is about the size of my fist (and I have monster giant hands), so the thing is massive — easily the size of two regular pan brownies. And while it’s not as “fancy schmancy” as some of the other “You Won’t Believe This!” Snacks, the pure chocolate taste will wow the dedicated chocoholics and sugar-fiends out there.

Once I carted the brownie out to the table at Starring Rolls, I had to [Read more…]