Here at DFB, Disney food might just be our favorite thing at the parks! There are so many options it can be hard to choose our favorites — and Disney keeps making it even WORSE by adding new treats and snacks each time we visit! 😉
But even with all of that — we still have a few things we’d love to see come to the parks! We’ve gathered up a few food trends that we think Disney could do really well. We’ve seen some of these pop up in certain restaurants briefly or for special events, but we’re ready for these foods to take the parks by storm!
Fun Colors and International Flavors
Give us glitter, bright colors, or bold flavors and we will likely be happy campers. We’ve swooned over shimmery cocktails or even COLOR CHANGING noodles over in Disneyland, but we would love to see more unique and natural colors popping up in our Disney foods.
We’re talkin’ the vibrant blue of spirulina, purple (or pink!) of butterfly pea flowers, or the rich purple of ube (purple yams). We know Disney World can do it, because we’ve seen them use butterfly pea powder in the Conjurita at AbracadaBar!
But we need MORE. Can you imagine if, instead of the Mermaid Slush, we got to see an Ube Taiyaki?
This sweet lil fish cake could be filled with creamy ube ice cream. Bring on the flavors of the Philippines — we can handle it!
So this one might not be so much for the taste, but think of the ‘GRAM! We also happen to think sprinkles and swirls do add flavor (even if it’s just in our hearts).
Rainbow bagels took the spotlight all the way back in 2016 in NYC and ever since we’ve been hoping they’d make their way to Disney! Umm…RAINBOWS, guys!
Bagels and keto treats may not go together but let us live our lives! We’ve been falling for snacks that seem to magically pack together multitudes of flavor into packages with less sugar. Exhibit A: biltong.
This is a low or no sugar South African snack similar to jerky, but it’s air-dried and can be made with a variety of cuts, flavors, and textures of meat. This sounds like it might give Nuna’s Turkey Jerky a run for its galactic credits.
Biltong seems like something the Pitmaster Droid could handle!
To bring in a little salty/sweet action, we wish we saw more super dark chocolate around the Disney parks! We’ve seen dark chocolate with chili peppers from Zuri’s Sweets Shop in Disney’s Animal Kingdom…
…and dark chocolate apples pop up at Big Top Treats in Magic Kingdom, but why aren’t there MORE?
Please bring back more dark chocolatey treats so that we can stock up — because some of us love the less sweet options too!
We’ve seen different versions of ramen come and go around Disney World, but we think we could handle even more.
Morimoto Asia in Disney Springs and Katsura Grill in Epcot each have their own versions, and Tiffins in Animal Kingdom has had ramen on the menu, but we’re looking for something over the top unique or snackable like the Frothy Ramen from last year’s Food and Wine Festival.
We’d love to see more “snack-friendly” ramen options in the parks!
We hope Frothy Ramen returns to Epcot’s Food and Wine this year. See what else we’re hoping returns here!
Nashville Hot Chicken
The most prominent Nashville Hot Chicken option in Disney World is at Grand Floridian Cafe. If you order the Chicken and Waffle (which you can also get with a Mickey waffle!) it will come with a Sriracha-honey drizzle! Guys. Just look at it.
It’s a perfect blend of the sweet waffle and honey with the savory chicken and spicy Sriracha. It’s close to Nashville Hot Chicken, but we want even MORE.
All we’re asking for is a lot of chicken — make that SPICY chicken — and some carby base to soak up all the extra sauce with. Throwing a few pickle slices in there wouldn’t hurt too. We think it’s possible!
What on earth is halloumi, you may ask?! It’s a cheese typically made of goat or sheep milk and has a similar texture to mozzarella (come on, you knew cheese had to be somewhere on this list). The crazy thing about this cheese is it doesn’t melt easily. You may be thinking, “that’s the opposite of your favorite plastic cheese” — and you would be correct. But we made an exception for this cheese when we found out how to unlock its superpower! Did somebody say fried??
We haven’t been able to stop thinking about this cheese since we tried it in Cornwall, UK, last year on a family vacation. And we ask ourselves each day — how did we live without this? We think a Casey’s Corner or Golden Oak Outpost fryer could easily handle frying up some halloumi! Or hey, Sleepy Hollow could dunk it in some of their corn dog batter. We’ll take our cheese wherever we can get it!
We’re already itching to get back into the parks and eat some of our favorite snacks again! But we know exactly what changes we would make if we were in charge! 😉
Which food trends would YOU like to see at Disney World when the parks reopen? Let us know in the comments!