There are a lot of snacks we love in Walt Disney World. (When we say “a lot,” we mean a LOT.)
We’re fans of the sweet, the salty, the savory, and especially…the cheesy! And if you’ve been reading our site for a while, then you’ll also know that we’re bread lovers. (Bring on the CARBS!) And in honor of our love of bread, today we’re talking about a very special kind — pretzels. Where can you find the best ones in Disney World? You’re about to find out!
Today we’re taking you on a pretzel tour around The World (Disney World, that is.) to show you some of our favorites that you need to try. Each pretzel is unique and beautiful in its own way, and that’s why we’re awarding them superlatives today — so you know which kind to get for every occasion.
Most Likely to Leave You Stuffed — Air Pirate’s Cargo Loaded Pretzel
Want a pretzel piled high with a full meal? You need to stop by Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs to try out this gargantuan appetizer! It’s basically a gigantic soft pretzel stuffed with the components of a charcuterie board, and it is glorious.
Along with the pretzel, you’ll find prosciutto, sliced brats, artisan pepperoni, smoked cheddar, black diamond cheddar, caraway pickles, spicy mustard, and beer cheese fondue. But be warned, it isn’t cheap! You may want to eat this as your meal or split it with a friend because it’s $22. We honestly don’t mind paying the price, though; it’s just THAT good.
Best On-the-Go — Na’vi-sized Pretzel
When they say “Na’vi-sized,” they aren’t kidding — this pretzel is huge! If you stop by Pongu Pongu in Pandora at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can find this snack served with a side of beer cheese sauce.
Salty, chewy, dipped in cheese…what more could we ask for? If you’re in the mood for a pretzel and you want it FAST, then all you’ll have to do is stop by this small snack stand, shell out $11.79, and boom, the pretzel is all yours. What a dream come true.
Served with the Best Side — Bavarian Pretzel
Do you know what the BEST accompaniment to your pretzel is (in our humble opinion)? CHEESE. Do you know where you can find the best cheese to go with your pretzel in Disney World? BaseLine Tap House.
This spot is a DFB favorite for when you want a drink, a snack, and a laid-back place to chill in Hollywood Studios. And their $9.50 Bavarian Pretzel has definitely earned its way onto this list with its delicious beer-cheese fondue (and spicy mustard, but we really just want to talk about the cheese). It’s the right flavor, the right texture, and it makes us want to go back again and again to order this Bavarian Pretzel!
Best Surprise Inside — Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel
Pretzels are great and all, but we really think they’re best when they come alongside something special. Usually, that “something special” is mustard or cheese (and we certainly don’t complain about that), but for some pretzels at Disney World, that seems too ordinary. Say hello to the Cream Cheese Warm Stuffed Pretzel — the king of the stuffed pretzel game!
This soft, warm pretzel is covered in breadcrumbs and filled inside with cream cheese frosting. Could we BE more in love? You won’t find this bad boy everywhere in Disney World, though, we’ve only spotted it in a few places, and it tends to disappear and reappear, namely at the cart next to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway in Hollywood Studios and at the Lunching Pad in Magic Kingdom. When you do find it, it’s up to you to determine if the $7.49 is worth it. (Spoiler, we think it is.)
Most Elusive — Pepper Jack Stuffed Pretzel
This next pretzel is hard to find, and as of right now, we’ve only seen it in one place in Disney World…under a different name than we’re used to. (Is it trying to hide from us?) But sneaking around aside, we really love the Pepper Jack Stuffed Pretzel!
The Pepper Jack Stuffed Pretzel is stuffed with, you guessed it, pepper jack cheese. Why have your pretzel dipped in cheese when you can have it FILLED with cheese?! Right now, the only place we’ve seen it on the menu is at BoardWalk Joe’s Marvelous Margaritas, and here it’s known as the Jalapeño-Stuffed Pretzel. We’ll continue to look out for this snack in the parks, but it seems like the pretzel is gone on a long vacation!
Most Photogenic — Mickey Pretzel
For our last category, we’ve awarded the classic Mickey Pretzel the honor of being “most photogenic.” It may not be the best-tasting or the most unique pretzel of the bunch, but we’ll be darned if they don’t look good on your Instagram feed!
There’s just something so magical about a snack shaped like your favorite Disney character, and what’s a trip to Disney World without a Mickey-shaped treat? Even though they aren’t our absolute favorites, we can’t deny these classics a spot on our list!
Those are all the pretzels that we think you NEED to know about in Disney World! Stay tuned to DFB for all the latest and most up-to-date snack news. We’ve got lots more to share!
Have you tried any of these pretzels?