It is no secret that we all miss Disneyland and we wish we could celebrate their 65th anniversary with them!
The food scene at Disneyland’s Downtown Disney continues to evolve and impress!
We’ve seen the addition of top-notch gourmet options like Black Tap Craft Burgers and Shakes, Salt & Straw, and now we’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of a new Asian Street Eats dining location in front of the now-shuttered Rainforest Cafe.
Lots of new treats have made their way to Jolly Holiday in Disneyland this past week. And if you know us, you know we had to try them all!
When we were there a few days ago we tried the new chocolate-potato-chip donut. And today, we’re reviewing three more treats…and they’re all inspired by beloved Disney characters!
Remember when we told you what you HAD to eat in Disneyland? (Of course you do! It was like last week!) Well, today, we’re back with even more of what you MUST eat in Disneyland — Part 2, in our latest DFB Video!
Disneyland has incredible food across the board, but even so, we have our favorites. In our first episode, we shared Disneyland’s Dole Whip Float (with umbrella and cherry!), and made trips to Cafe Orleans and River Belle Terrace. [Read more…]
Happy Summer! Today, we’re heading to Frontierland in Disneyland for our latest DFB Video, as we explore a true hidden gem — Stage Door Cafe!
Often overlooked, this counter service spot may have a teensy ordering area, but it’s packed with personality! If you’re looking for it, just turn the corner from the much larger Golden Horseshoe, park your horse, and you’re there. 😀 [Read more…]
Happy Sunday! We’d like to wish all the dads out there a very Happy Father’s Day! We hope you get to have a relaxing and fun-filled day with your family!
Now it’s time to sit back, relax, and catch up on all the latest Disney food news!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- Reservations are now open for the Holiday Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party at the Magic Kingdom!
- We’re celebrating (almost) 180 days ’til Christmas with our ‘180 Days ’til Christmas Sale’ at the DFB Store!
- Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter is closing for refurbishment July 11!
- Find out What’s New Around Walt Disney World!
- We had a chance to check out the updated menu at Epcot’s Chefs de France!
- Check out our review of the Mediterranean Food and Wine Pairing from the 2015 Epcot Food and Wine Festival!
- Read about our latest Disneyland Food Hack: Churros with Dipping Sauce.
We’re heading into Disneyland for a taste of the Big Easy. Let’s check out Royal Street Veranda!
Located in New Orleans Square, this spot is a great place to relax with a cup of coffee or a bite to eat before hopping aboard your Pirates of the Caribbean boat.
Today, I’m enjoying a classic Disneyland meal — and sampling a unique dessert!
The atmosphere of Royal Street Veranda is actually the atmosphere of New Orleans Square, since it’s really just a walk up window. That slice of Deep-South-Meets-Colonial-Port-Town is evident all around you.
The stone terrace that serves as the spot’s seating area bumps right up beside the line for Pirates of the Caribbean.
After a busy morning of fun, I was so ready to tuck into a light lunch. Join me!
Royal Street Veranda offers a very limited menu. Basically, there are a few drink options; three soups — clam chowder, steak gumbo, and vegetarian gumbo; and a trio of fritters.
May seem minimal, but it fits the bill nicely for this little stand. And you know how much we love unique, can’t-get-it-anywhere-else Disney menu items!
This is also your destination for [Read more…]
Guess where WE’RE going today!!!! Yep — you and I are headed to Disneyland’s Mint Julep Bar in beautiful New Orleans Square! But we’re not having Mint Juleps…
Nope! We’re having BEIGNETS!!
But on a recent trip to Disneyland, I decided to finally try these classic eats as they come quick-serve!
You’ll find the Mint Julep Bar tucked into one end of the courtyard that serves as seating space for the French Market, the neighboring counter service spout. It’s a handy stop if you’re just after a snack or drink, versus a full meal.
Since it shares seating with the French Market, you can also take advantage of that restaurant’s live musical entertainment if you time your visit just right. But let’s take a look at the eats first!
While this sweet, unique treat is usually available all year round at Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland, it’s debuting this week at Edelweiss Snacks for Limited Time Magic!
The Matterhorn Macaroon first made its appearance at Blue Ribbon Bakery way back when, and has delighted coconut-loving Disney guests ever since!
Basically a HUGE, moist coconut macaroon, this treat is topped with melted white chocolate and sugary “snow” to represent the iconic Disneyland Matterhorn attraction. Read our Matterhorn Macaroon review here!
From July 8-14th, guests will be able to find the [Read more…]
I’ve been averaging five or six Walt Disney World visits each year for the past five years. And mostly what I do when I’m at Walt Disney World is eat, no joke.
I am intimately familiar with the ins and out of Disney World dining and can recite the menus of some of my favorite restaurants by heart. Hey, it’s a skill that may come in handy some day. 🙂
But I recently found myself in unfamiliar Disney dining territory while on a brief visit to Disneyland in California. I had been there only once before, many (many, many, many) years ago. With just two days on my own, I decided to experience the parks like the newbie that I am, without a plan or preparation. Well, I did ask Disney Food Blog fearless leader AJ for a wee bit of advice, but I’ll get to that later.
So, without further ado, here, in no particular order, are my Walt Disney World foodie veteran observations about the dining situation at Disneyland.
Churros are everywhere.
While of course you can find churros at Walt Disney World, there are usually only a few locations at each park that sell them.
At Disneyland, everywhere I turned there was a churro sales stand or someone walking along nibbling on a churro.
I want an umbrella too!
I am all about the Dole Whip Float at Walt Disney World. But guess what, at Disneyland, they serve this nectar with maraschino cherries and a little paper umbrella.
I feel robbed. I think Disney owes me at least three or four bottles of cherries that I’ve missed out on over the years.
3-D ice cream menus rock.
Instead of printed menu signage at the ice cream carts, Disneyland has 3-D plastic models of the ice cream at their carts. For some reason this made me want a Mickey bar even more than [Read more…]