We here at DFB love that Disneyland is always bringing their A-game when it comes to sweet treats. We’re talking about the place that has brought us Churros covered in Peanut Butter and Marshmallows!
in Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs and Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney knows a thing or two about celebrating holidays with its cupcakes, cookies, drinks, and more.
Earlier this year, Sprinkles announced its new line of holiday packaging, which is a lovely mix of snowflake designs and metallic gold!
In the pantheon of character meals at Walt Disney World, there’s only one where you can dine with big, fluffy friends straight out of the Hundred Acre Wood — and in a classic Magic Kingdom location: Crystal Palace!
Truth be told, we’ve had a bit of a roller coaster relationship with Crystal Palace over the years. Some visits have been good (like this lunch four years ago and like breakfast here back when you could get into the nearly-empty park!), and one was particularly awful (dinner at the end of the night = icky buffet remnants…I didn’t even do a post about it).
But the opportunity to dine with Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger is pretty much a Disney World rite of passage and something that every Disney fan should do at least once. And dining in the Crystal Palace — a gorgeous building that’s been a mainstay since Magic Kingdom opened in 1971 — is a lovely experience.
But what about the food — arguably the most important aspect of any restaurant? It’s standard, but acceptable on most visits, with breakfast having, perhaps, the most interesting options with Pooh’s Breakfast Lasagna and Puffed French Toast being crowd favorites. And so I returned recently, for lunch this time, to see how things are going.
Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re getting down to the serious business of late night snacking at Walt Disney World!
Making the most of a Walt Disney World vacation often means burning the candle at both ends — and you’ve gotta fuel your late night push! Here are our picks for the best late night snacks and where to find them. [Read more…]
It’s high time for more 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival fun!
Once again, we’re going beyond the Marketplace Booths for a Special Event that is new to the Festival this year: Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! Hands-On Workshops. Similar to the Festival’s Culinary Demonstrations and Beverage Seminars, this new offering takes place daily in the Festival Center. However, the Mix It, Make It, Celebrate It! sessions offer an interactive element unique to this Special Event where participants can take tips directly from leaders in the culinary industry.
The choice of topics is extensive, ranging from forming sushi rolls to pasta making and vodka tasting to pumpkin decorating (and beyond — check out the full list of options here). We attended The Art of Pastry Making with Erin McKenna.
You might be familiar with Erin McKenna as the founder of Babycakes or the owner of Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC in Disney Springs (or even her shops in New York and Los Angeles). If so, then you know that her focus is on creating tasty vegan and gluten-free goods. Since baking gluten-free items is not something I have previously attempted, I thought this would be a great opportunity to learn something new!
So join me in the Chef’s Showcase at the Festival Center to check out this new Special Event!
Long tables are set up in front of the stage so there’s plenty of room for lots of would-be pastry-makers! [Read more…]
What goes best with Ice Cream? More Ice Cream, of course!!
If you feel the same way about this decadent treat as we do, then you’re gonna wanna check out the Three Monster Sundaes that you’ve gotta try at Walt Disney World.
Each will send you paging back through your wildest childhood dessert fantasies. And hey — that’s exactly what Walt Disney World is all about, right?
These are just some of the snacks and treats that you can learn about, courtesy of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining, 2017 Edition! If you like what you see here, be sure to check out our guide to all things Disney World food-related. Use code SAVE2017 for a 20% discount for a limited time! It’s got a money-back guarantee, so buy with confidence. 😀
I know you’re anxious to dig in. So I won’t keep you waiting any longer. Let’s check ’em out!
Three Monster Sundaes You Have to Try at Disney World
The New Kid: The 10-Gallon Challenge at Whispering Canyon Cafe
Have you ever wanted to sit down to 10-Gallons of Ice Cream? Tempting, I know. But probably not realistic.
While larger-than-life sundaes have been around for a while, we’ve never seen anything quite like this. The dish comes to the table not in a bowl, but in a clear Ten-Gallon Cowboy Hat. So sit a spell, Cowpokes. It’s time to dig into some serious vittles. [Read more…]
::Gasp!:: OK, I know that’s a LONG title…but I HAD to let you know what we’re in for!
I stopped by the new Sprinkles in Disney Springs on my recent trip to Walt Disney World. And I seriously could not. Stop. Trying new things.
You already know about their fantastic Cupcakes. And we’ve also shared our impressions of their Sundae — homemade Ice Cream craftily layered with your choice of Cupcake, so you get a lil bit of everything in every bite. HEAVEN.
But guess what? There’s even more!
I just shared those incredible Seasonal Cupcakes with you. (If the Lemon Meringue and the German Chocolate Cupcakes are gone when you’re there, look for the Caramel Apple and S’mores versions for Fall!)
But I’ve gotta come clean. That’s not all I tried while I was in town.
Because they also offer one of my most favorite things ever: Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches.
You know I’m a big fan of Disney’s version of these. But wait, just wait, until you see the outrageousness that awaited us at Sprinkles.
Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookie and Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich with Cap’n Crunch Ice Cream(!!!!!)
So the amazing thing about the Sprinkles Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich is that it’s totally customizable. Name your cookies. Name your ice cream. Mix and match to your heart’s content.
I’ve already offered you a little foreshadowing of what awaits. But let’s back up a little, because I want to show you how your Cookies come to you if you just order one solo. [Read more…]
Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Go teams! No matter who you’re cheering for it’s time to sit back, relax, and enjoy our weekly round-up of the most delicious Disney food news. (I’m a Bills fan, so as long as the Giants, Pats, Cowboys, and Dolphins stay out of the big game, I’m happy ;-D)
We are still celebrating the grand launch of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2016 e-book! The Guide is fully updated for 2016 vacations and is available for purchase and download to help you make the most of your dining plans at Walt Disney World! You can use code HAPPYPLACE to get a $4 discount off the cover price!
We love answering your questions and this week’s reader question was “Where can we get a good breakfast if we are NOT into characters or buffets?” You can check out our answer here.
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We love brownies and this week we were talking about the Best Brownies in Walt Disney World!
- Residents of the Super Bowl States – the Carolinas and Colorado – can get a great deal at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel and residents of the winning team’s state get a free upgrade!
- Ever wonder what the best one credit restaurants are with the Disney Dining Plan? We have some recommendations.
- Afternoon tea is coming to the Crescent Solarium at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
- We reviewed the Smoky Cheddar Grits at the Smiling Crocodile in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
- Disneyland’s River Belle Terrace is now accepting Advance Dining Reservations!
Remember oh those many years ago when I presented you with my Top Five Disney Brownies?
Well, times change… as do snacks and desserts in and around Disney World. And now here we are celebrating a still-new year, and the brownie landscape has changed. While a few of our favorites from Round One continue to grace our list of Best Brownies, some are no longer available. (We miss you, Paw Print Brownie and Brownie Fudge Sundae!)
But fret not… there’s still no shortage of classic brownie goodness in Disney World (and some not-so-classic, as you’ll notice many of these feature a twist on tradition).
Whaddya say we make a NEW Best Brownies list?
That’s right… a new list for a new year! Grab a fork and get ready to dig into some chocolatey brownie deliciousness with me!
Pin it for later!
Peanut Butter Brownie with Warm Caramel Sauce
OK, this is probably the best thing you will put into your mouth all month. Let me say that I eat a lot — A LOT — of Disney food, and much of it is sweet deliciousness; but this thing took my breath away.
You can find the Peanut Butter Brownie with Warm Caramel Sauce at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot. And here’s the kicker…
The Disney Holiday season is in full effect at the Disneyland Resort! I love that the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe is always introducing us to new seasonal items.
In fact, because I never know what I’ll find, I’ve make it a point to check in on nearly every visit to Disneyland!
On my last trip there were a handful of new items that are special for the Disney holiday season. Also in the bakery cases were some returning favorites.
The popular Santa Mickey Candy Cane Cupcake is back.
The cupcake is chocolate, topped with a mound of red & green “sure to stain your teeth” frosting, and finished off with a candy cane.
I’ve actually never tried one of these because 1) I’m not a huge chocolate fan and 2) it looks way too messy for me to deal with in public!
There are also Snowman shaped [Read more…]