Disney Food Post Round-Up: April 14, 2013

Two beloved Disney spots closed this week in preparation for the coming of Starbucks to the parks — Market House in Disneyland, and Fountain View Cafe in Disney World!

Fountain View in Epcot is now closed for Starbucks-ifying

Main Street Bakery in Disney World is scheduled to re-open soon as a Starbucks location as well. Stay tuned for the latest!

Disney Food News

There’s plenty of Disney Food News happening this week! We love the new Test Track Cone Cups at Cool Wash in Epcot!

And there’s more where that came from! 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.

This week, we featured an upcoming refurbishment at Anandapur Ice Cream Truck, a Disneyland Annual Passholder offer for free character dining, new menu items at Kidani’s Maji Pool Bar, and the Orange Bird Souvenir cup which was spotted in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Reader Finds

If you find a fun new food — or other edible awesomeness — in or from Disney, share a photo with us on facebook or twitter so we can add it to our DFB Reader Finds each Sunday!

Who wants a slice?! Don Livingston tweeted to us: “Margherita Pizza at Via Napoli. Pretty good value for sharing Compared to other EPCOT dining.”

Margherita Pizza at Via Napoli!

And for dessert? [Read more…]

Tips from the DFB Guide: Three Must-Try Disney Snacks for 2013

Have you joined the Disney snack revolution? Whether you’re a veteran snack-seeker or new to the search for phenomenal Disney snacks, your next Disney vacation should include memorable eats.

And to help you and your family indulge, our The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World® Dining 2013 e-Book includes an expanded Snacks Chapter this year, along with our top 11 MUST-try snacks for 2013!

Today, we’re going to share three of our favorites from that list of 11 must-try snacks. But we’ve got plenty of recommendations where those came from in the DFB Guide! Pick up your copy here for an extra $4 off using code 2013 for a limited time!

Three Must-Eat Disney Snacks for 2013

Now without further ado, here are three of our 11 must-eat snacks recommended for 2013!

Potato Leek Soup

At the new Be Our Guest Restaurant, jaws tend to drop when taking in the imagineering marvels. While enjoying the scenery, treat your taste buds to the Potato Leek Soup.

Potato Leek Soup

For the biggest bang for your buck – and a filling option – the rich and creamy Potato Leek Soup is satisfyingly thick with potato chunks and leeks. It’s an incredible flavor that can be easily enjoyed as a light meal or unique snack.

Served at both lunch and dinner, the soup makes an awesome savory snack choice. Note that it’s marked as a Disney Dining Plan snack credit during lunch, but we’re not sure if you can use a credit at dinner.

Chocolate Mickey Ganache

An incredible Landscape of Flavors creation (found at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort), this snack speaks to our sweet cravings.

The Chocolate Mickey Ganache includes a chocolatey crust is filled with gooey chocolate ganache in the shape of Mickey Mouse! A white chocolate Mickey face adds a familiar smile.

Chocolate Mickey Ganache

Cheesy Pesto Bread

Another Landscape of Flavors creation offers innovative eats that are [Read more…]

DFB Weekly Deals: Epcot Food and Wine Festival Midpoint Sale!

We’re halfway through the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World…and we’re marking the occasion with a celebratory sale on our popular Disney Dining e-Books! Snap up your books now, and don’t forget to take advantage of the bundle discounts for your upcoming trips!

We ate our way around World Showcase and now it’s your turn!

And to make sure you get the most information possible before heading to the Festival, we’re offering savings on all of our Disney Dining Guidebook bundles!

When you opt to get in on the celebration of savings, you’ll know our most recommended snacks, dining tips, and Disney food recommendations.

This Week’s Deals

We’ve done all the intensive work for you! When you get our Disney Dining e-Boook bundles, you’ll arrive Walt Disney World with a well-tested food plan!

“All The Guides” Bundle

With this deeply discounted bundle you receive ALL of our DFB Guide e-Books to date:

  • The DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival,
  • The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks,
  • The 2012 DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining,
  • The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks, and our fun
  • DFB Dining Adventures!

If you are headed to Disney World in the next year, this bundle is a Disney traveler’s must-have! And we’re thrilled to be able to give it to you this week for $4 off using code SAVINGS.

This Bundle is priced at a huge discount already (over 20% off), extending a great deal to our readers (AND their friends!) headed to Walt Disney World. And with our extra $4 off this week, you get a tremendous deal on these DFB guides.

Find out more about the All The Guides Bundle here!

Food and Wine Bundle

Food and Wine Bundle

The Food and Wine Bundle highlights our best-selling DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival and the critically-acclaimed DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining!

This bundle is heaped with everything you need to head to Disney World AND the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. Grab the Food and Wine Bundle for $3 off using code SAVINGS.

Find out more about the Festival Bundle here!

Epcot Bundle

Epcot Bundle

The Epcot Bundle offers our [Read more…]

Countdown to the Epcot Food & Wine Festival: Opening Week Sale!

It’s Finally Here!! Opening Week of the 2012 Epcot Food and Wine Festival in Walt Disney World…and this is our last week of Countdown Celebration Sales!

To commemorate this final countdown week, we’re offering savings on all of our Disney Dining Guidebook bundles! These bundles combine several of our e-Books to make sure you get the best deal possible.

Don’t miss a single highly-recommended snack, time-tested dining tip, or any other great Disney food recommendation. Get in on the end of our month-long savings celebration now…

Food and Wine Bundle

This Week’s Deals

This week, we’re bringing a whole bundle of deals to our readers (I had to say it!). It’s Festival time and we want to send you to Epcot knowing exactly what to expect!

Food and Wine Bundle

The Food and Wine Bundle offers our best-selling DFB Mini-Guide to the 2012 Epcot Food & Wine Festival and the critically-acclaimed DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining!

This bundle packs offers everything you need to head to Disney World AND the Epcot Food and Wine Festival. This week, get the Food and Wine Bundle for $3 off using code SAVINGS.

Find out more about the Festival Bundle here!

Epcot Bundle

Epcot Bundle

The Epcot Bundle offers our [Read more…]

Disney Food Tips: Everything You Need to Know About Disney Snacks

We all know how important snacks have become in Disney World and Disneyland.

With some serious innovation on Disney’s part, snacks are no longer just a between meal throwaway, but something that inspires full-blown planning sessions! The day of snacks has dawned in Disney parks!

A lot of this is due to folks wanting to get the best value for their snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan in Walt Disney World. But the newly available variety of snacks also means that it’s much easier to piece together a less expensive mini-meal than it ever has been before.

We’ve put together a lot of info about Disney snacks over the past few years, and with so many trips coming up for our readers it’s time to share them all in one place.

Hope this is helpful, and don’t forget to share your best Disney snack tips with us in the comments. I’d appreciate hearing and sharing what you’ve learned!

A classic Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar!

Best Disney Dining Plan Snack Values

When using the Disney Dining Plan, it’s important to make the most of your snack credits.

Don’t waste a credit on an inexpensive and/or less-than-stellar treat; indulge in a snack that will be memorable!

Here are our favorite ways to use a snack credit. One of our favorite tips: if you’re lucky enough to be visiting Epcot during the Epcot Food & Wine Festival, use those snack credits for trying international, tapas-sized dishes.

Belgian Waffle with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream at the Epcot Food and Wine Festival

Best Chocolate-Covered Disney Snacks

If you enjoy a snack even more once it’s dunked in chocolatey goodness, we suggest trying any of our Top 5 Chocolate Covered Snacks.

From a caramel delight at Karamell-Küche, to the iconic Mickey Ice Cream Bar, chocaholics can make the most of their snack credits (or vacation dollars) with these decadent treats.

Chocolate-Covered Sea Salt Caramel at Karamell Kuche in Epcot

Top 5 Disney Take-Home Snacks

Let’s face it. Disney departure day is a complete bummer. And I find it [Read more…]

New DFB Store Site Now Open!

We’re thrilled to announce the grand launch of our DFB Store, featuring our critically-acclaimed line of Disney Dining Planning e-Books.

We’ve expanded on the Disney food topics that we all love (yep, that includes snacks!) into comprehensive e-Books that specialize in the subjects that YOU wanted to know more about. :)

Our thorough (and growing!) line of e-Books offers a wealth of knowledge on Disney Dining topics for both new visitors and veteran Disney fans!

Welcome to our DFB Store

We’ve put hundreds of hours and over 20 years of research into creating these up-to-date e-Books so that planning the best possible Disney vacation can be easy for you. Don’t waste your family’s limited vacation time and money dining at a bad restaurant or snacking on sub par treats.

On our virtual bookshelf, we’ve stocked individual guidebooks as well as bundle packages that offer great discounts over purchasing each item individually:

As you browse the store, you’ll find product information including [Read more…]

The “DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book” Grand Launch!

We’re thrilled to announce that the first mini-guide in our series is now available to purchase and download! And in honor of our grand launch, you can get the new mini-guide for 20% off the regular purchase price for the next 7 days — just use code MAGIC at the check-out! And don’t forget to keep your transaction number — it may provide a discount on upcoming Disney Food Blog products!

The Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book

The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book will be the first of many mini-guides to be published on your favorite Disney food topics. We couldn’t fit this detailed information into our overview book, The DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, so we decided to create a new Mini-Guide series that covers specific information — like photos, reviews, and information about our favorite snacks — in great detail!

Why did we start with Magic Kingdom snacks? Because you asked us to! We received dozens of emails asking for more details about snacks, so we figured this would be the perfect place to begin!

And there’s no waiting to satisfy your snack cravings! We’ve made this mini-guide instantly downloadable. It’s a PDF guide with 85 pages of information and advice on over 70 delicious snacks that you can savor in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom.

Don’t Miss Out on the Best Snacks in the Magic Kingdom!

This mini-guide is guaranteed to help you better plan your snacks and treats in the Magic Kingdom, or your money back — we all know that treats at the Magic Kingdom are just as nostalgic as our first ride on Dumbo!

The DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book includes: [Read more…]