News! and Review: Food Trucks In Testing at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resorts

So, you’ve heard us mention Food Trucks quite a few times here on the DFB, and typically we’re referring to the four Disney Food Trucks most often found at Exposition Park in Downtown Disney’s West Side (though we’ve also had the chance to visit the Truckeria Rolling Taco Truck when it has appeared on occasion).

Well, today we’re visiting four more Food Trucks… but they’re not the ones you’re accustomed to seeing (like Fantasy Fare or Namaste Cafe), nor are they in the place you’re used to hearing them mentioned. Nope… we’re excited to bring you news of the Food Trucks that can currently be found on the weekends at the Causeway of Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resorts!

Swan and Dolphin Causeway

Swan and Dolphin Causeway

I say “currently” because — as is pretty common for food trucks of any sort — schedules (as well as locations –what with being mobile and all ;) ) are apt to change. And these food trucks are actually in a testing phase as well. So while we’ll list some info about hours and availability with every truck below, please note that [Read more…]

Review: Tandoori Shrimp at the Namaste Cafe Disney Food Truck

Funny how quickly things can change ‘round these parts…

Not all that long ago (a little more than a year-and-a-half, to be specific), the four Disney Food Trucks were THE newest thing on the dining scene in Downtown Disney. But with all the dining additions to the ever-transforming, will-one-of-these-days-be Disney Springs over the past year, it’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to check out what’s changed at the Trucks!

So our stop today is Namaste Cafe (most often found in Exposition Park on the West Side), the truck inspired by dishes typically served at Animal Kingdom as well as Animal Kingdom Lodge.

The menu continues to feature the Naan and Samosa Dipping Safari, Butter Chicken, and Lamb Kefta (a version of which was originally part of the Superstar Catering Food Truck menu inspired by Hollywood Studios, but I think it’s a more natural fit at Namaste).

Namaste Café Food Truck

Namaste Café Food Truck

In more recent months, Tandoori Shrimp has [Read more…]

News! “Food Truck Park” Coming to Disney World’s Downtown Disney in Summer 2014

You’ve been watching us for months review the four new food trucks in Disney World’s Downtown Disney!

Disney Food Trucks Logo

Disney Food Trucks Logo

Disney stormed onto the trendy food truck scene as part of Downtown Disney’s makeover into Disney Springs, bringing World Showcase of Flavors, featuring goodies from the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and Epcot Flower and Garden Festival; Superstar Catering, bringing eats from Disney’s Hollywood Studios; Namaste Café, showcasing treats from Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge; and Fantasy Fare, a bright red delight bringing menu items from Disney’s Magic Kingdoms all over the world (including hand-dipped corn dogs from Disneyland)!

Time to line-up at Superstar Catering

Time to line-up at Superstar Catering

For the first few months, the trucks were found in various spots around Downtown Disney — and even in the Parks during particularly busy holiday periods. We haven’t been able to find a definitive schedule or location for them, in fact!

But maybe that’s changing! We recently spotted this sign in Downtown Disney!

Food Truck Park coming to Downtown Disney Orlando

Food Truck Park coming to Downtown Disney Orlando

Yep! Looks like the trucks may be [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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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!