Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland Hotel is always a good time. This character meal is similar to Disney World’s Chef Mickey’s in that you’ll meet some of the same characters (with a few surprising ones!) and dine on family-friendly buffet food. And our Disneyland correspondent Heather (check her out @DiningInDisney!) tells us there are some funky new pizza options here that you’re definitely going to want to see!
Doesn’t Mom deserve a little spoiling this Mother’s Day? Maybe it’s time for a Disney Day!
Personally, I think she’d be happy to spend a little time with YOU — and throwing in a Mickey Ice Cream Bar wouldn’t hurt. 😉 But if you’re looking for something just a little more special, check out these options! [Read more…]
Today, we head to the west coast for a guest review of Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel. Let’s take a tour — courtesy of guest author, Liz Jostes.
For our family’s first trip to Disneyland, I booked breakfast at Goofy’s Kitchen. Since we were staying at the Disneyland Hotel and our flight home wasn’t until the afternoon, it was a perfect and convenient stop on our final morning on property.
Goofy’s Kitchen is located next to the pool area in the Disneyland Hotel, and a short, easy walk from the Downtown Disney District (for those not staying at the Disneyland Hotel).
As you walk through the doors of Goofy’s Kitchen, you enter into a lobby and wait for your turn to check-in and pay for your meal (gratuity is automatically included). Then you are welcome to meet Goofy while waiting for your table. [Read more…]
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…]
Visiting Disneyland can certainly make you feel like a kid again! But what about if you’re visiting with…you know…real, live, actual kids?
We talk a lot about good options for grown ups, but today, I thought we could hit up our very favorite spots in Disneyland for when you have some small fry with you (which, for many of us, is most of the time!). So let’s tick off the Top 3 Restaurants for Kids in Disneyland.
Grab your Mickey Ears, and let’s go!
If you have a small child in tow on your Disneyland trip, a character meal is practically a requirement.
After all, most kiddos love meeting larger than life characters. But kids and adults alike can agree that long lines in the hot sun don’t make for magical memories. So our first suggestion is that you book your advance dining reservation asap for Goofy’s Kitchen.
Why? Because we think the food is better here than at many other character meals.
Located in Disneyland Hotel, choose from brunch or dinner character dining at this popular spot. And the characters are especially fun at Goofy’s. Because in addition to Goofy, you just never know you might drop by!
Of course, you can totally expect to see the man himself.
But you might just see a prince or a princess as well! And MANY other friends!
Parents will appreciate the terrific seating options here. Sure, there’s no monorail whizzing above your head like you’ll find at Chef Mickey’s. But there are tables located both inside the sunny dining room and outside on a shaded patio. Ahhhh…how I love California.
And even though the characters are fun and the atmosphere is adequate, the eats are [Read more…]
Howdy, Disney food lovers!
Great news today for all you hungry commuters, walkers, runners, gym-goers, stair-monster-climbers, and other assorted podcast listeners!
Just wanted to drop a line to let you know that the 10th episode of our DFB Podcast is now posted and ready for downloading!
We also answer a couple listener questions, and reveal the answer to our Episode 9 trivia question (and debut a new trivia question)!
Take a listen and as always, let us know what you think!
Traveling to Disneyland soon? You’ll want to add these resort restaurants to your dining list! We give a foodie shout-out to the winners of the Southern California Restaurant Writers awards!!
With a 36 year history, the Southern California Restaurant Writers, Inc. selects winners from south Santa Barbara to the border of Mexico. With such a large region, it’s a testament to the food quality at Disneyland that so many awards were presented to Disneyland restaurants at the annual banquet Sunday night.
Join me in congratulating Executive Pastry Chef Jean-Marc Viallet named the Pastry Chef of the Year! For the last ten years, Viallet has been dreaming up creative pastries for Disneyland guests.
Disneyland Resort received top honors in five categories! The Golden Bacchus is presented to restaurants with an extensive wine collection. The Golden Sceptre is considered the “top restaurant” award.
Special Award Category
* Pastry Chef of the Year: Jean-Marc Viallet, executive pastry chef, Disneyland Resort
Golden Bacchus Wine Award
* Napa Rose (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel)
* Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)
Golden Sceptre (Five Star)
* Napa Rose (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel)
* Steakhouse 55 (Disneyland Hotel)
Gold (Four Star)
* Ariel’s Grotto (Paradise Pier, Disney’s California Adventure park)
* Blue Bayou (New Orleans Square, Disneyland park)
Sterling (Three Star)
* Goofy’s Kitchen (Disneyland Hotel)
* Storyteller’s Cafe (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa)
Source: Disney Parks Blog
Chef Photo copyright Disney
We’ve reached our last Mirror Image Post Day with our good friend, Ryan from Main Street Gazette. Just in case you haven’t been following our Wednesday posts, our two blogs have been showcasing “mirror-image” food topics in Disneyland and Disney World throughout the month of May (if you’ve missed ’em, check out the last paragraph of this blog to see all the links!). Today, we’re exploring two of our favorite character breakfasts — Chef Mickey’s and Goofy’s Kitchen!
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present — Disneyland’s premier (IMHO) character breakfast — Goofy’s Kitchen! For those of you who love Chef Mickey’s, Crystal Palace, and Disney World’s other character breakfasts, you’ll feel right at home at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel. While the setting might not be quite as dramatic, the characters are an incredible mish-mosh of rarely-seen folks and the food is an amazing spread.
Goofy’s Kitchen seems like a bit of an [Read more…]
Yep, the Disney Food Blog train is headed to California next month to cover Disney’s fifth annual California Food and Wine Festival at Disney’s California Adventure Theme Park!
We’re pretty excited around here and wanted to share a little pre-trip “Dining Line-Up” for those of you who might be interested. Feel free to shout out your suggestions for dishes to try, counter service to sample, and your favorite snacks we shouldn’t miss. Here’s where we currently have reservations:
We’re excited to take you all with us to the Festival! In the meantime, be sure to check out our Disney’s California Food and Wine Festival Guide. If you’re headed to the festival, click on our nifty “Reserve Now!” links to go straight to the Disneyland Website and reserve spots at your chosen events.
Welcome to the weekly round-up! You’ll see we have a different photo on the blog this week: it’s a painting by Disney animator Lorelay Bove being featured in an exhibit called Curiouser and Curiouser: Inspired by ‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA. I absolutely love Bove’s art and thought there might be a few fans out there. If you happen to get to the exhibit, let me know how it is! Now…on to the round-up!
Firstly, I’d like to send a thanks to Jeannie Kim and Redbook Magazine for recommending The Disney Food Blog in a recent article about Walt Disney World planning.
Tables in Wonderland events for March are now available for booking!
The OC Register reports that Philippe Tosques comes from the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas to join the Napa Rose team as General Manager, replacing Michael Jordan.
Yesterland‘s Werner Weiss reviews Wally Boag: Clown Prince of Disneyland, highlighting one of The Golden Horseshoe Revue’s finest performers.
Samland’s Disney Adventures posts incredible historical information about and concept art of Disneyland’s Club 33.
AllEarsNet‘s Jack Spence brings us to the Yacht Club’s Crew’s Cup Lounge.
Progress City U.S.A. posts about a 1977 Gourmet Pantry cast-member-only sale on frozen meat. This is hilarious. Pls read.
Bluebonnets and Brownies developed a new Schoolbread cupcake based on the recipe for Epcot’s Norway pavilion’s famous pastry!
The Disney Chick is back with another great Boma recipe walk-through — Curry Butternut Soup.
Only WDWorld posts a review of Epcot’s Les Chefs de France.
Cooking With Mickey shares a review of Disneyland’s Goofy’s Kitchen.
Watch Me Eat heads to Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe.