The 25 Best Things You Can Eat and Drink at Disney World
So, you’re heading off to Disney World. You booked your hotel, reserved your flights, packed your bags and bought your oversize sparkle Mickey ears. All that’s left now? Eat like no one’s watching.
And as it turns out, Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, is actually a food lover’s dream with lots of options that are really, truly gastronomic. Seriously. While mapping out your meals (what, you don’t do that?), be sure to consult this list to avoid any unwanted FOMF (fear of missing food). From classic fan favorites to hidden gems, here are 25 of the absolute best things you can eat and drink while visiting the most magical place on earth.
2. Mickey Mouse Waffles
Just one of many Mickey-shaped treats you’ll find available at Disney (and this one’s acceptable to eat before 9 a.m.). Head to Sleepy Hollow in Magic Kingdom's Liberty Square to snap your own waffle selfie.
4. Mickey Mouse Cheeseburger
Topped with mac and cheese, American cheese, cheese sauce (?), Flaming Hot Cheetos dust (!), bacon and a signature Mickey Mouse bun, this monster of a meal can be found at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Magic Kingdom.
5. Caramel Apples
You’ll spot some version of this sticky treat in any of the four Disney parks, but this adorable Winnie-the-Pooh-themed “hunny” pot creation in the Magic Kingdom has got to be our fav.
6. Loaded Mac and Cheese Food Truck
Located on the west side of Disney Springs (which you don’t need a ticket to go to…just sayin’), this food truck boasts an impressively cheesy menu of macaroni meals.
7. Gray Stuff Cupcake
To indulge in this baby, be sure to make a reservation at the Be Our Guest restaurant in Magic Kingdom (it’s also the only way you’ll be able to enter the Beauty and the Beast castle).
8. Corn Dog Nuggets
This item may be on the kid’s menu, but who can argue with tiny hot dogs bathed in buttery cornbread? No one, that’s who. Find these puppies at Casey's Corner, the baseball-themed restaurant on Magic Kingdom's Main Street, U.S.A.
9. Boozy Beignets
This adult-friendly treat can be found at Scat Cat’s Club in Disney’s Port Orleans Resort near the French Quarter. Customers can choose from one of four flavors: Kahlúa, RumChata, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Godiva Chocolate liqueur.
10. Fruit Nutella Waffle
It may be large enough to share, but we won’t blame you if you don’t. Who's up for another trip to Magic Kingdom's Sleepy Hollow café?
11. Mickey Mouse Pretzel
We told you there’d be no shortage of mouse-shaped food. You can find these giant soft pretzels in any of the four main parks.
12. Cheshire Cat Tail
After a dizzying ride on the Mad Tea Party teacups, hit up the Cheshire Café in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland for a chocolate croissant-like pastry topped with pink and purple icing.
13. Mickey Premium Bar
A true classic for a reason, and available at every park, year-round.
14. Turkey Leg
No trip around the world would be complete without a signature Epcot turkey leg. Pick one up at the Fife and Drum Tavern in the American Adventure Pavilion at the World Showcase.
15. Minnie Mouse Rice Krispy Treat
Finally, Minnie gets some well-deserved love in Magic Kingdom's sweet shop Main Street Confectionary. We’ll take two, please.
16. Maleficent Waffle Cone
This lime soft-serve waffle cone topped with chocolate horns is a seasonal fav and can be found at Storybook Treats in Magic Kingdom.
17. Bacon Mac and Cheese Hot Dog
Move over mustard. There’s a new condiment in town at Casey's Corner in Magic Kingdom.
18. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich
The fanciest (and French-iest) ice cream sandwich you’ll ever eat. Pick one up before heading over to Morocco at L'Artisan des Glaces, an artisan ice-cream shop in Epcot.
19. Mickey Mouse Cinnamon Roll
There’s no wrong way to eat this guy (but if you don’t start with the ears, we’ll have to rethink this friendship). Grab one to share at the Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery in Disney's Animal Kingdom.
20. Night Blossom Drink
With layers of apple and desert pear limeade topped with passion fruit boba balls, this frozen treat can only be found at Animal Kingdom’s Pongu Pongu restaurant in the new Pandora: The World of Avatar area.
21. Churro Ice Cream Sandwich
And you thought the macaron was outrageous. We never thought we'd crave a scoop of vanilla sandwiched between two cinnamon churro pinwheels, but here we are. Magic Kingdom's Sleepy Hollow is where you'll find this (extra) sweet treat.
22. Frushi (AKA Fruit Sushi)
Aka pineapple, strawberry and melon rolled with sweet coconut rice topped with toasted coconut, whipped crème and a raspberry drizzle. Head to Epcot during the International Flower and Garden Festival to give it a try yourself.
23. Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake
Be still our cookie-loving hearts. Available at the Liberty Tree Tavern in Magic Kingdom, this decadent dessert combines a warm chocolate-chip cookie with toffee bits and ice cream. Ooey, gooey goodness indeed.
24. Frozen Lemonade
Florida heat, meet frozen lemonade. Cool off with one of these bad boys before riding the frighteningly fun Tower of Terror in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.