When the refurbishment is complete this summer, guests will be able to enjoy an expanded Kringla Bakeri.
Happy Sunday and happy almost-Halloween! We’re back with another edition of our Disney Food Round-up for you today.
The 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival is in full swing at Epcot for a few more weeks! If you’re making plans to attend the Festival you should check out our Best of the Fest post and DFB Best of the Fest YouTube video!
The 2017 Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic was this weekend (Friday and Saturday) and we were there!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Check out our review of the Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic this year!
- Disney Villains Desserts are available at Sunshine Seasons through Halloween. Check out our review of the Ursula cupcake, AND our review of an Epcot 35th Anniversary cupcake, here!
- Phins at the Walt Disney World Dolphin has insane Bloody Marys!
- Check out this Haunted Mansion Dole Whip special occasion cake from Disneyland!
- Woody’s Lunch Box quick service restaurant announced for Toy Story Land.
- Disney on Broadway Dining Packages open for booking for the Epcot Festival of the Arts!
- We checked out the Frosé at Muddy Rivers Pool Bar at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside.
- You’ll want to check out the limited-time Dark and Smoky at Paddlefish — only around for Halloween!
- We spotted new “You Are Here” mugs at Starbucks in Epcot (they have them at all the parks!)
- New DFB YouTube videos: Best Disney World Resorts and Epcot’s Mexico – Nosh or Not?
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 menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.
New DFB Video: BEST Disney World Resort Hotels
Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re visiting Epcot’s Mexico Pavilion for a Nosh or Not Food Tour! Check it out below — and subscribe here.
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We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re heading to EPCOT —
where there are millions of amazing Disney dishes and snacks.
Well, maybe not millions. But there are lots. And when there’s this much edible and drinkable awesomeness in one place, it can be challenging to decide what you should eat. So we’re here to help!
Even though there are some great choices all over Walt Disney World’s resorts and in all four parks, Epcot represents amazing diversity — in part due to the countries of World Showcase. I mean, with classics like Norway’s Schoolbread, all the yum in Karamell-Küche, and Grown Up Slushes in France, where in the world do you start?? [Read more…]
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! We hope you have a great party planned with lots of great food! If you’re in Disney World this weekend we have some tips on the best spots to view the big game!
After the Festival of the Arts comes the 2017 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival with its Outdoor Kitchens and the 2017 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival. And don’t forget, the 2017 Epcot Food and Wine Festival starts in August this year! Whew! We’re going to be a very busy bunch here at DFB! We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- The full menus were announced for the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival!
- Starring Rolls Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is closing today
- We checked out the new secret menu item at Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn: the Nachos Rio Grande Challenge!
- A new character breakfast starring Rapunzel is coming to Trattoria al Forno on Disney’s BoardWalk!
- We have a first look and review of the reopened Planet Hollywood Observatory.
- Booking is now open for events and demos at the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival.
- We reviewed the Red Velvet Cake at the Magic Kingdom.
- Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine to be offered at lunch and dinner.
- We’re talking about the can’t-miss dining experiences coming to Disney Parks this year.
- Amorette’s Patisserie to host cake decorating classes!
- We review Chip ‘n Dale’s Harvest Feast Breakfast at Garden Grill.
We are checking out some new finds — and taking a look at an old favorite! — at Kringla Bakeri og Kafe.
Kringla Bakeri og Kafe
This quaint (read: tiny) spot in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion has a big cult following for interesting pastries and sandwiches. And it’s a great spot to try something a little out of the ordinary on your Drink Around the World stroll — Aquavit!
But today, we’re a sampling a few sweet treats that are new to us, plus one snack that we absolutely can’t visit Kringla without getting! Three guesses?
Let’s take a closer look.
Frozen Bundt Cake
Our first item is another entry into the wildly popular Frozen food team! It’s a Frozen-themed Bundt Cake.
You’d have to imagine that Elsa and Anna had a hand in putting this one together, since they both love chocolate. (Smart women that they are.)
It doesn’t look all that spectacular, does it? Just rich, Dark Chocolate Cake, Blue Icing, Coarse Sugar for a little crunch, and a Frozen Souvenir Ring in the shape of a snowflake.
But it’s ah-MA-zing! I was shocked. I left it to eat until last as I thought it would be forgettable. But it super wasn’t. In fact, I still haven’t forgotten about it, and hope it’s there when I go back to Disney World next!
Just look at the dense, decadent cake! You actually don’t need frosting. (Whaaaa? Did I just say that??) It’s almost like a cross between a cake and fudge. So good!
Brown Goat Cheese Waffle
The next new treat I tried was the Brown Goat Cheese Waffle. I love Cheese, and I love the Waffles here at Kringla. So hey, why not?
The waffle is filled and topped with a traditional Norwegian Cheese called Ekte Geitost. It’s a type of Brunost, or “Brown Cheese” made from goat’s milk. The cheese is produced by boiling together milk, cream, and whey, until the sugars caramelize, giving the cheese its distinctive brown color and sweet flavor. See? You learned something today!
Here’s my Brown Goat Cheese Waffle, freshly made. You can see the [Read more…]
Guest Author Katie Roth took on the Disney Food Blog Bingo Challenge. Are you game? Let’s play!
A few weeks before my recent trip to Disney World, the Disney Parks Blog posted an article on a fun new way to experience the Disney parks: Bingo!
When I read this article, I immediately wanted there to be a Disney food version which prompted me to contact AJ at the Disney Food Blog.
She developed a card for each park and I was lucky enough to be the beta tester! For this trip, we attempted the Magic Kingdom and Epcot food bingo cards.
Magic Kingdom Disney Food Bingo Card
The first card that we attempted to complete was for the Magic Kingdom. I absolutely LURVE Magic Kingdom food, so I knew this card would be a cinch to complete.
While I love anything Dole Whip, and even though we got vanilla Dole Whip, I thought that the root beer actually didn’t taste the best with it …perhaps because it wasn’t the creamy, real vanilla ice cream that I’m used to? Maybe it was an off-day? Either way, I’ll probably need to get another one just to be sure.
As optimistic as I was that we would finish the Magic Kingdom bingo card, I am saddened and embarrassed to admit that we did not.
We got as far as the float and a popcorn and then threw our hands up in defeat – the Memorial Day crowds and our Advance Dining Reservation (ADR) just proved too much for us on top of attempting two bingo cards. We were, however, much more successful with the Epcot card.
Epcot Disney Food Blog Bingo Card
We were particularly excited about the Epcot food bingo card because [Read more…]
We here at DFB we welcome and embrace our fellow Disney Food Lovers!
But sometimes you might not necessarily know when you’ve joined our ranks! So we’ve created this simple list of ways to recognize when you’ve crossed over to the dark side.
Do you fit any of these criteria? I can’t wait to hear from you about what your Disney Food Fan qualifications might be!
Let us know in the comments below what makes YOU a TRUE Disney Food Fan!
Here are a few of our favorites…
1. “No Be Our Guest reservation available? Time to change our flights.”
Yes. It happens. And don’t pretend you haven’t thought about it.
2. Your favorite t-shirt says “I ❤ School Bread“.
Yes. Yes it does.
3. Your “friends” who don’t know what a Citrus Swirl is have now been downgraded to acquaintances.
4. You have been known to enjoy both the Grand Marnier Slush and the Grey Goose Slush…at the same time.
5. Rides? What rides?
So much [Read more…]
A while back, we polled Disney Food Blog readers — Disney fans who have been there, done that, and bought the t-shirt — on their top Disney Dining Tips.
Not surprisingly, the top tip mentioned was the advice to make Disney Dining Reservations, since you don’t want to be shut out of your favorites or from the most popular restaurants. So this time around we thought it would be fun to ask about their SECOND best Disney Dining Tips!
Read on to see what our Disney Food Blog twitter followers shared as their second best Disney dining tips, and be sure to share in the comments whether you agree or disagree! Share YOUR tips to help your fellow Disney lovers!
Enjoy Some Disney Snacks
We LURVE our Disney snacks around here! And so do our readers! Many of the tips we received were about the favorite classic pre- and post-meal goodies we all love to tuck into in the Parks.
Eat at “Off Hours”
Disney vacationers cannot live on snacks alone, though—there are too many great Disney restaurants!
Several of our twitter friends recommended taking advantage of “off” meal times by enjoying a late breakfast/early lunch, or a late lunch/early dinner! This is when the restaurants are less likely to be packed with families sticking to the traditional meal times.
Paul B. tweets, “Off hours eating leads to taking advantage of shorter attraction lines during the normal meal times.” So while everyone else is waiting in the lunch line, you’re able to hop onto Splash Mountain with a much shorter wait.
And when you are ready to enjoy your late lunch, not only will you have a quieter, more intimate meal, but you’re more likely to get a coveted window seat or other special seating area (like a car-booth at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater). Dining bonus!
Visit the Resorts for Meals
If you’re not able to take advantage [Read more…]
We recently released our newest e-Book — The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks, and now we get to show off a little of what’s in it! This portable tome will take care of all of your cravings: Salty? Yep. Savory? Of course. Sweet? …Are you kidding me.
By now, you know that I just love food “crawls”, which are essentially little adventures to complete with your family and friends! Just eat each item to complete the crawl! And today I’d like to share the Epcot Classics Snack Crawl that we developed for our Epcot Snacks guidebook. But don’t worry — this doesn’t give too much away! We have five other snack crawls through Epcot in the book, along with 180 pages of snack reviews and other bonus items! Here we go…
Your first stop on the Epcot Classics Snack Crawl has quickly become an iconic spot in Epcot! Travel to Karamell-Küche, the luscious caramel candy store in Germany, and pick up some caramel popcorn. Deceptively simple, this stuff is addictive. Go ahead and get an extra bag — for midnight munchies, of course.
Prefer something not-so-sweet to start out? Grab a classic, hand-twisted German pretzel instead! Believe me; there’s plenty of sweet to come!
It’s time to make your way to the Funnel Cake Kiosk in the American Adventure pavilion to pick up a true theme park classic — Funnel Cake! It’s your choice whether you select one that is plain or covered in extra [Read more…]
We are absolutely thrilled to announce the Grand Launch of the Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book! And to celebrate, we’re offering a $2 discount this week only! Use code EPCOT at check-out!
Based on reader requests, we’ve created a detailed snack guide to help you find the best eats (and treats!) in Walt Disney World’s Epcot. You’ll see some of your old favorites as well as some snacks that you might have missed. We’ve kept most of the snacks in the $1-5 range, but there are a few big spenders in there. (Yep, that turkey leg is gonna cost you!)
The Disney Food Blog Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book
The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book is the fourth in our Disney Food Blog mini-guide series, created to supplement our massive Disney Food Blog Guide to Walt Disney World Dining e-Book. Here you’ll find in-depth information, photos, and reviews about classic and new-to-you Epcot snacks — in great detail!
Why Epcot snacks? Because you said so! With the enthusiastic response to our DFB Mini-Guide to Magic Kingdom Snacks e-Book and the outpouring of emails asking for an Epcot version, we figured this would be the perfect next step. It’s no secret that some of our favorite snacks are in Epcot!
How Do I Get One?
There is absolutely no waiting to satisfy your snack cravings! This mini-guide is an instantly downloadable PDF guide with over 180 pages of information and advice on over 150 delicious snacks that you can savor in Disney World’s Epcot. Download your copy right now, and start planning!
Don’t Miss Out on the Best Snacks in Epcot!
This mini-guide is guaranteed to help you better plan your snacks and treats in Epcot, or your money back — we all know that treats in Epcot are just as important as a FastPass for Soarin!
The DFB Mini-Guide to Epcot Snacks e-Book includes: [Read more…]