Seven Must-Eat Disney Treats for 2014!

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Seven Must Eat Disney Treats for 2014

As much as I love my classics (Dole Whip!!!), I have found some brand new delicious Disney treats to add to the list of my favorites in 2014.

If you’re looking to try some new things, or you’re just curious about what fun new finds we’re celebrating, read on — and discover My 7 Favorite New Disney Food Items for 2014!

Brioche Ice Cream Sandwiches at L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop

There’s nothing like finding something completely new and original while you’re strolling through the parks. And I wasn’t disappointed on a recent trip through Epcot’s France Pavilion.

We all love L’Artisan des Glaces Sorbet and Ice Cream Shop. I mean, 16 delicious, artisan ice creams and sorbets made right here in Epcot (I’ve seen the machines)!

L'Artisan des Glaces in Epcot's France Pavilion

L’Artisan des Glaces in Epcot’s France Pavilion

PLUS Ice Cream Martinis and Chocolate Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches. Are you kidding me?? Utter yumness.

But stop the presses! (Ha! That will be even funnier after you finish reading this.) Because they’ve also added Croque Glaces — Pressed Ice Cream Sandwiches.

L'Artisan des Glaces Pressed Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich with Pistachio Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce

L’Artisan des Glaces Pressed Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich with Pistachio Ice Cream and Raspberry Sauce

If you love ice cream sandwiches as much as I do, you’ve gotta try this. They take a freshly baked Brioche Bun, add a scoop of your choice of Ice Cream, and a drizzle of your choice of Raspberry or Chocolate Sauce. (Yep! It’s totally customized!)

Adding Ice Cream and Sauce to the Mix!

Adding Ice Cream and Sauce to the Mix!

Then, the top of the bun is replaced, and the whole thing is [Read more…]

Review: Downtown Disney’s World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck

At long last (and as you may know from a previous DFB post), the final food truck has arrived at Downtown Disney’s West Side in Walt Disney World!

World Showcase of Flavors joins Superstar Catering, Namaste Café, and Fantasy Fare to complete the Disney Food Trucks lineup.

World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck pre-opening

World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck pre-opening

We’ve got a full review of that $18 lobster roll for ya, so scroll down to see that! In the meantime, let’s take a peek at this sleek truck!

Atmosphere

Each Food Truck reflects the theme of a different Disney World Park (thus far Superstar Catering for Hollywood Studios, Namaste Café for Animal Kingdom, and Fantasy Fare for Magic Kingdom). World Showcase of Flavors represents Epcot — more specifically, the beloved Epcot Food & Wine Festival that comes to Epcot every Fall.

Banner on the back of the World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck

The adventure of travel and exploring other cultures for which World Showcase is known is captured in the design of the truck. I think the way it brings to mind an old-fashioned travel trunk covered with vintage-style “badges” collected along the way is pretty cool!

Vintage "stickers"

More vintage "stickers"

My favorite touch is the row of suitcases on top of the pickup window.

Pickup Window

By the way, my next pictures appear in a different setting – that’s because the trucks move :)! I snapped a few close-ups at its location by Cirque de Soleil pre-opening hours, but went back to eat when it was parked at the grassy area by Bongos Cuban Café.

Food Truck location by Bongos Cuban Cafe

Food Truck location by Bongos Cuban Cafe

Eats

The menu brings “The Best of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival” to guests year-round.

"The Best of the International Food and Wine Festival"

The three entrees are Festival favorites

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Review: Fantasy Fare Food Truck brings Hand-dipped Corn Dogs to Downtown Disney!

Great news, corn dog lovers!

The Fantasy Fare Food Truck has arrived in Downtown Disney!

Fantasy Fare has joined Namaste Café and Superstar Catering, bringing the current tally of Downtown Disney Food Trucks to three.

This latest one brings “culinary traditions from Disney Parks around the globe to Disney World”, and lucky for us that means that the famous Disneyland hand-dipped corn dogs have now come to Disney World…in name at least! ;-)

It was OUR job to try them and see how they compare. Will the Disney World version have that sweet, crumbly-but-moist cornbread coating? With the dogs be flavorful and juice? Will the same Disneyland atmosphere and feeling be replicated in Disney World’s Downtown Disney?

It’s time to find out!

Fantasy Fare Food Truck (pre-opening)

But first — the truck! Let’s take a look… .

Delightful Dishes from Disney's Magic Kingdoms Around the World!

Fantasy Fare Food Truck in action

Atmosphere

Similar to its predecessors, the truck itself is has a pretty terrific design.

Front of Fantasy Fare Food Truck

Back of Fantasy Fare Food Truck

I’d pictured something along the lines of a Castle theme (since Disney Parks world over each have their own iconic Castle); however, they’ve gone with a circus-theme, bringing to mind the Storybook Circus area in the Magic Kingdom’s New Fantasyland.

The bright, cheerful red stands out immediately and is slightly — VERY slightly — reminiscent of the Little Red Wagon in Disneyland, no? Check out the hidden mickeys!

Fantasy Fare Food Truck

Fantasy Fare Food Truck Logo

Fantasy Fare Food Truck serving window

Eats

The menu features “Delightful Dishes from Disney’s Magic Kingdoms Around the World!” [Read more…]

News! and Review: Downtown Disney’s Namaste Cafe Food Truck

Namaste Cafe has arrived on the Disney Food Truck scene in Disney World’s Downtown Disney!

Namaste Cafe Food Truck in Downtown Disney

It joins the first food truck, Superstar Catering (check out our review here!), in what will ultimately become a group of four trucks total in coming weeks.

Namaste Cafe and Superstar Catering Food Trucks

I know AJ’s been looking forward to this one because we were told it would have Butter Chicken — her favorite! Let’s take a look!

Atmosphere

Namaste Cafe features “Tasty Explorations from Disney’s Animal Kingdom,” but before I placed my order, I just had to take some time to admire the artwork on this eye-catching truck.

"Tasty Explorations from Disney's Animal Kingdom"

I love how it so beautifully echoes the imagineering you see in Animal Kingdom, particularly in the Asia area. Just take a look…

Artwork on the Namaste Cafe Food Truck

Tiger on the Namaste Cafe Food Truck

Murals on Namaste Cafe Food Truck

Even the tiger habitat from the Maharajah Jungle Trek is represented beside the pickup window (or at least it looks that way to me!).

Namaste Cafe tiger mural at pickup window

But now that we’ve seen the facade, let’s check out what’s inside!

Eats

Namaste Cafe dishes include Slow-cooked Beef Short Ribs, Tandoori Shrimp, and Butter Chicken (woo!). [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: November 17, 2013

The Food Truck craze has rolled into Downtown Disney Orlando! After sampling the food at the NEW Superstar Catering Food Truck (YUM!), we can’t wait for the rest of the trucks to arrive!

With the holidays around the corner, Disney World pastry chefs are busy constructing aromatic gingerbread creations.

Need more Disney Food news? Check out the links below!

Disney Food News

  • The first official Disney Food Truck rolled into Downtown Disney Orlando recently! Check out the Superstar Catering Food Truck and a review of the Lamb Meatball Flatbread Sandwich.
  • Meet the pastry chefs responsible for creating the beautiful gingerbread houses at select Disney World resorts. 2013 Limited Edition Pins go on sale soon!
  • Chef Kevin Dundon from Raglan Road at Walt Disney World is starring in a new PBS cooking program — Kevin Dundon’s Modern Irish Food Show.
  • Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom celebrated Veteran’s Day with a NEW Presidential Sweet! We love this strawberry, blue raspberry, and vanilla soft serve treat!

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!

DFB 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!

Here’s a spicy tweet! “Forget Pocky! My new fave snack in Japan! Hot chili potato sticks! Slightly sweet w/a tiny kick.” Thanks, Jenn. I’ll give ‘em a try; but I’m still going getting the Pocky, too!

Hot Chili Potato Sticks

DFB Friend Chantel enjoyed a Rainbow Grilled Cheese Sandwich (!!!!) from the Contemporary Resort’s Private Dining Menu.

Rainbow Grilled Cheese

Thanks for sharing your goodies with us!

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  • Detailed descriptions and photos of every holiday event and activity happening at the parks and resorts this year — including tips on how to make the best use of your time and money when visiting!
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  • A clickable 3-Month Schedule of Holiday Events so you can see at-a-glance what looks interesting to you.
  • Comprehensive listings — with color photos! — of Disney Resort holiday decor and gingerbread displays
  • Our recommendations on ways to SAVE while you’re in Disney World this holiday season.
  • A section dedicated to all “New for 2013″ events, dining options, and activities.
  • NEW Scavenger Hunts
  • NEW Disney Cruise Line Chapter
  • A Preview of the 2014 Holidays in Disney World
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On to the Round-Up!

Mickey Fix highlights CUUUUUUUTE Disney Tupperware Tumblers with holiday designs!

Disney Holiday Tupperware Tumblers

Progress City, U.S.A. shares a vintage Tiki beverage menu from the Polynesian Resort!

PassPorter takes a Disney Foodie Quiz. How many has AJ had?

Walt Disney World For Grown Ups snacks around Epcot’s World Showcase!

AllEars shares Hidden Mickeys found at Splitsville, Magic Kingdom’s Haunted Mansion, and more!

Disney Parks Blog welcomes Stephen Twining from Twinings of London to Walt Disney World. Don’t forget to stop by The Tea Caddy in Epcot’s United Kingdom!

News! and Review: Downtown Disney’s Superstar Catering Food Truck

Downtown Disney (the shopping, entertainment, and restaurant district) at Walt Disney World recently welcomed the Superstar Catering Food Truck to the lineup of eateries!

And so it begins… the first official food truck has arrived in Downtown Disney!

Atmosphere

If you’ve been keeping an eye on Disney Food Blog, then you’re aware that new food trucks have been preparing to park themselves near Cirque de Soleil and House of Blues in Downtown Disney’s West Side.

Cirque de Soleil and House of Blues

To be precise, four new themed food trucks will be joining the lineup: Enchanted Fare Food Truck (featuring treats from Disney Parks around the globe), The World Showcase of Flavors Food Truck (bringing a few Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival favorites to guests all year-round), Namaste Café Food Truck (Sanaa fans, start your engines!), and Superstar Catering Food Truck… which has made it’s starring debut!

See info and menus from the food trucks here!

Superstar Catering Food Truck

Time to line-up at Superstar Catering

Superstar Catering brings a touch of Hollywood Studios to Downtown Disney. It’s easy to recognize how the sleek-yet-playful decorative elements and colors of the truck echo those of the park. Specifically, it brings to mind images of the retro-styling of 50’s Prime Time Café.

Favorite of the Stars

A Star Studded Menu

Tables were set up for the debut! We’re not sure if these were there for the Festival of the Masters event, or if these will be there full time… .

Tables

And Disney cast members are raring to go on the inside!

Superstar Catering Window

Eats

Superstar Catering boasts a “Star-Studded Menu!”

Food Truck Menu

Guests have their choice of three dishes: Turkey Sausage and Golden Raisin Meatballs (served on soft polenta), the Lamb Meatball Flatbread Sandwich, or the Spinach and Beef Meatball Sandwich. For children, there’s also a Kid’s Meatball Slider.

Superstar Catering Menu

I went with the [Read more…]