Looking for the best food at Disneyland? Look no further! This is the ultimate list of what to eat at Disneyland! With everything from churros to the best hand-dipped corn dogs, Disneyland food is not to be missed!
Disneyland Food: The List You Have to Try
If you only have a small budget or a short amount of time, here are the things you have to try during your next visit to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park.
These are things that are unique to Disneyland or maybe not unique but so good at Disneyland that you have to try them. You’ve never think a corndog would make a best food at Disneyland list unless you’ve tried Disneyland corndogs and then you understand.
So you better add stretchy pants to your Disney packing list because you’re going to want to try it all!
And there’s only one item (Dole Whip) on the list that also falls on my best Disney World snacks list, so even if you’re a Walt Disney World veteran, these may be new to you as well!
So you better add stretchy pants to your Disney packing list because you’re going to want to try it all!
Once you’ve made sure to try all of these things, then it’s time to start branching out and trying the other things on this Disneyland food list!
And this is just a quick list, keep reading the post to find out why these made my top 16 list! And to see the full list of Disneyland food items to try!
- Hand-dipped corn dog from The Red Wagon in Disneyland or Corn Dog Castle in California Adventure (get a great copycat recipe to remake these at home)
- Churros from any of the many churro carts throughout both parks
- Raspberry rose macaron from Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland
- Bacon mac and cheese cone from the Cozy Cone Motel in California Adventure
- Dole Whip and Dole Whip Swirl at Tropical Hideaway in Disneyland
- Chili lime corn on the cob from various vendors around both parks
- Mickey Beignets (make sure to try the seasonal ones!) from the Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland (make at home with this copycat recipe)
- Coconut Matterhorn Macaroon from Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland (make at home with this copycat recipe)
- Grey Stuff Gateau from Red Rose Tavern in Disneyland
- Tigger Tail from Pooh’s Corner in Disneyland
- Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae from Carthay Circle
- Jack Jack’s Cookie Num Num from in California Adventure (get a copycat recipe here!)
- Mini Donuts from Lamplight Lounge in California Adventure
- It’s Lemon Soft Serve from Adorable Snowman’s Frozen Treats in California Adventure
- Monte Cristo from Cafe Orleans in Disneyland or Smoke Jumpers in California Adventure
The Ultimate List of Disneyland Food Options
Now that we’ve gotten the best of the best list out of the way, here comes the full list of the best food at Disneyland!
My family has been Disneyland Annual Passholders for the past year and every time I’m there, I make sure to try out all the newest food!
Luckily my family likes leftovers and helped me out with a bit of the eating. I managed all of the drinking myself, I’m a little bit of a sucker for mocktails and speciality drinks. And p.s., those are not included in this list, they’re going to get a post all their own because Disneyland has some really fun drink options that deserve some attention including an amazing mocktail menu at Lamplight Lounge.
As with any list of food, these are my opinions on what’s the best. You could ask 10 different people and get 10 different answers, but I’ll try my best to give it to you straight so you can make a decision on what’s worth your money. And make sure to read all the way to the end of a printable checklist of things to eat including where to find them in the parks!
Disneyland Food Cost
While we’re on the subject of money, let’s talk about the cost of Disneyland food. I focused on Disneyland snacks and sweets, not meals, so almost all of these items will cost you between $4-$6, less if you have an annual pass and a discount is provided.
There are a couple that are a bit more expensive but those “snacks” are really more like meals. Those include the corn dogs, Plaza Inn fried chicken, the bacon mac and cheese cone, and the stuffed potato. Everything else on my list was under $6, which isn’t bad considering most of these are a pretty good size!
The food can add up if you’re like me and want to try everything, so I recommend you try to save as much money on tickets as possible so you can eat all the things!
Disneyland is always announcing increases in ticket prices, including one just a few weeks ago, so if you’re looking for the best prices on tickets, I highly recommend buying tickets through Get Away Today.
Right now for instance they have a few sales going on including one where you can save up to $111 on a 3-day kid’s park hopper ticket and one where you can get a 5-day ticket for the price of a 4-day!
A Guide to Disneyland Food
Let’s start it off with the food you’ll find in Disneyland Park then we’ll move on to California Adventure. I’ve broken this out by section of the park starting on Main Street U.S.A, then moving around clockwise ending in Tomorrowland. This by no means is intended to be an eating plan, just a break down to tell you where the snacks and sweets are in the park!
Also, note that this list is what was available when I went last and only includes year-round food – nothing seasonal. Check out my guide to the Disneyland Food and Wine Festival to see the current seasonal offerings!
Disneyland Food: Main Street, U.S.A.
Main Street is comprised of a bunch of restaurants, shops, and the walkway leading up to the castle in the middle of the park. It’s also the site of some great sweets and larger snack options for when you get hungry for a real meal!
Hand Dipped Corn Dogs at The Little Red Wagon
I can’t even begin to describe these corn dogs. People told me they were amazing, but I still didn’t expect a hot dog dipped in mounds and mounds of the most delicious corn bread. I’m pretty sure I had two full corn dogs worth of corn bread on my first one with a hot dog tucked somewhere in side. You could probably share one but don’t, you won’t want to let it go.
Even if you’re not a fan of corn dogs, you need to try these. They’re nothing like the reheated carnival ones that have been sitting out waiting to be ordered for who knows how long. These are what corn dogs are supposed to be. You can also get these at the Corn Dog Castle in California Adventure, but I prefer the simplicity of the Little Red Wagon!
And if you’re craving corn dogs when you leave (I promise you will be), you can make your own version with this copycat recipe at home!
One hint – if you are craving the cornbread (the best part of the corndog) but don’t want a hot dog.
Corn Dog Castle also offers both the corn dog and a cheese stick option, which is literally a corndog that has a cheddar cheese stick in the middle instead of a hot dog. It’s rich but amazing.
Coconut Matterhorn Macaroon at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
It’s shaped like the Matterhorn ride, it’s soft, and it’s delicious assuming you like coconut. If you don’t, skip it and go with the raspberry rose macaron instead. The matterhorn macaroon is a macaroon done right – crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside.
Make it at home with this copycat recipe!
Raspberry Rose Macaron at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
Not to be confused with the coconut macaroon mentioned above, this is a play on the French macarons, and a delicious one at that. Out of all of the treats we tried during our visit, the raspberry rose macaron was our favorite. Two raspberry Mickey shaped macarons are sandwiched with fresh raspberries and a raspberry flavored filling.
We got three of these during our visit, and they were just as good every time. I just wish they offered these at Walt Disney World too!
Jolly Holiday Combo at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe
If you thought we were done with the Jolly Holiday, you were wrong. If you’re craving something crunchy and savory, the toasted cheese is a great go-to option. They somehow manage to keep the cheese ooey goeey while keeping the bread nice and crunchy.
Get the combo and it comes with a bowl of tomato basil soup! And you really can’t go wrong with grilled cheese and tomato cheese!
Fried Chicken at The Plaza Inn
On the other side of Main Street U.S.A. is the iconic Plaza Inn. In the mornings they do one of the most fun character breakfasts we’ve ever been to but for lunch and dinner, they serve up infamous fried chicken and mashed potatoes. I know this doesn’t sound like a snack and it’s not if you order a full meal.
But here’s the secret – go in and order a kids meal. You get one piece of chicken, mashed potatoes, and veggies (or a biscuit) for under $7. It’s a great way to sample fried chicken worthy of its cult following .
I personally didn’t care for the mashed potatoes (I think the gravy had an oniony flavor) but the fried chicken was spot on. How they keep it crispy and delicious while sitting under a buffet style warmer is beyond me.
You can also get fried chicken wings at the Poultry Palace in Pixar Pier but the skin isn’t nearly as crispy as at Plaza Inn.
Filled Pretzels at Refreshment Corner Cafe
Forget a standard Mickey Pretzel (or just get both!) and try a filled pretzel instead. I really enjoyed the cream cheese filled one, but I’ve also heard good things about the jalapeno one if you like spice.
Order at the counter and grab a table in the cafe. Who knows, you may be lucky enough to see a little Mad Tea Party happening between the Mad Hatter and Alice while you’re there!
You’ll first notice the churro craze when you walk down Main Street toward the castle. And once you’ve tried your first Disneyland churro, you’ll be happy to see them on pretty much every corner in both parks.
Like the corn dogs, Disneyland churros are in a different league than other churros. They serve so many of them that they’re almost always hot, fresh, so yummy. And easily one of the best Disneyland food items, or at least most iconic.
One of my favorite moments from our trip was when I asked my oldest son if he wanted a churro and he said no. I ordered one for myself and had him hold it to take a picture. He took one bite and never gave it back.
The best part is that Disneyland doesn’t just stick with regular churros. Ever since Pixar Fest a few years ago, they’ve been trying out seasonal churro flavorings and while some have been misses, most have been delicious!
Disneyland is constantly changing their churros so it’s too hard to keep this post to date with the current ones available – I just recommend checking every churro cart you see!
Disneyland Food in Adventureland
Just around to the right of Main Street is Adventureland where you’ll find Jungle Cruise, Indiana Jones, Tarzan’s Treehouse, and a couple of our family’s favorite snack options!
Jungle Skewers at Bengal Barbecue
This is one of the very few healthy options on this list and luckily it’s a great one. Bengal Barbecue serves up all sorts of skewer options from a hot and spicy beef to a Polynesian chicken. Plus, a vegetable skewer if you’re just looking for some yummy veggies.
Dole Whip, Floats, and Swirls at Tropical Hideaway
If you haven’t heard about Dole Whips by now, you probably haven’t looked at anything Disney in the past ten years. Dole Whips are basically pineapple soft serve that can be serve with pineapple juice or without. They are absolutely delicious and deserving of the crazy following they have from people across the world.
The only problem is that because everyone loves them, there can be an extremely long wait to get one at the Tiki Juice Bar. Disneyland recently opened Tropical Hideaway and it’s one of my favorite additions ever.
They serve not only regular pineapple Dole Whip but also Dole Whip swirl – choose two of pineapple, raspberry, and lemon Dole Whip together. Plus, they offer super cute collectible Tiki Dessert bowls that are perfect for enjoying your Dole Whip.
If you’re craving Dole Whip and in California Adventure, they’re also now offering it at Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats.
Disneyland Food to Try in Frontierland
Frontierland is filled with western grub, delicious ice cream, and some of my favorite rides in the entire park! Definitely don’t miss these delicious eats!
Ice Cream Sundaes at the Golden Horseshoe
The Golden Horseshoe is regularly featuring new speciality sundaes! I’ve had everything from a loop de loop sundae with Fruity Pebble churros to a standard chocolate chip cookie sundae (the cookie one was better!).
The menu is always changing but it’s worth checking out whenever you’re there!
Disneyland Food in New Orleans Square
New Orleans Square was one of my favorite parts of Disneyland because of the fun theming and great food. I wish we’d had the chance to spend more time there but with only two real rides (Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean), we were in an out with our food way too fast.
The food is if you couldn’t guess, New Orleans themed, and delicious.
And with Tiana’s Palace restaurant opening at Disneyland on September 7th, this little corner of the park will be full of delicious snacks and treats!
Mickey Beignets at the Mint Julep Bar (or Cafe Orleans)
Out of all of the foods on my need to try while I’m at Disneyland list, I was the most excited about the beignets. They were yummy but kind of a let down because I was expecting something more like the ones you get on the Disney Wonder in Tiana’s Place or at Port Orleans at Walt Disney World Resort.
Those ones just seemed a bit airier and crisp than the ones from Mint Julep Bar. The Disneyland ones were flatter and seemed a bit more like just eating sweet bread, not fried sweet bread.
That being said, they’re still good and a must-try when you’re at Disneyland. I highly recommend getting a mixed bag with at least one regular powdered sugar variety and whatever the seasonal option is.
They also come in seasonal varieties and I’ve found the seasonal ones to be ever better normally!
Want to make your own at home? Check out this awesome copycat recipe here.
Mint Julep cafe is currently under renovations as they get ready for the opening of Tiana’s Palace. However, you can currently get Mint Julep to drink at Royal Street Veranda quick service or the Blue Bayou & Cafe Orleans table service restaurants. Regular (not seasonal) Mickey beignets are currently being served at Royal Street Veranda as well.
Monte Cristo Sandwich at Cafe Orleans
Cafe Orleans is a sit down restaurant that serves all sorts of delicious New Orleans fare including a full monte cristo sandwich served with parmesan-garlic pommes frites. If you want just the sandwich, you can get a half size in California Adventure at Smokejumpers Grill as well!
The Monte Cristo when done well is a ham and turkey sandwich fried in light batter, dusted with powdered sugar, and served with a berry puree for dipping. It’s light, crispy, a bit sweet, and absolutely delicious.
One of my favorite things to eat in all of Disneyland, and I’m so excited they’re making it available outside of Cafe Orleans now!
The Best Disneyland Food in Critter Country
I’m not sure if it’s because it’s way out of the way of the rest of the park or what but Critter Country was pretty much dead when we visited.
We could’ve walked on and off the Winnie the Pooh ride ten times in a row if we wanted to. While the rides in Critter Country aren’t amazing, Pooh’s Corner is worth the walk to this far side of the park.
Tigger Tail at Pooh’s Corner
I’ve seen and and eaten a lot of dipped marshmallows in my days. None of them compare to the Tigger Tail for one reason – the Tigger Tail adds a sweet honey type layer between the marshmallow and the coating.
That alone made the Tigger Tail the best covered marshmallow I’ve ever tried. Not to mention it’s cute too!
Hunny Pot at Pooh’s Corner
Okay, I’ll be honest – this one is mostly just because this rice krispy treat decorated like a honey pot is cute.
But it is delicious as well like any rice krispy treat dipped in chocolate should be. I’m actually going to be doing an at-home version of this one soon so make sure to check back!
Other Bakery Items at Pooh’s Corner
While you’re there, you might as well grab a couple of other treats for the road. Three other standouts we tried during our visit were the s’mores bar (so good!), peanut butter bar, churro toffee. If you’re not a snickerdoodle fan, I’ve heard great things about all of the homemade cookies at Disneyland so choose your favorite.
There are so many delicious offerings at Pooh’s Corner – these are just some of my personal favorites!
Speciality Funnel Cakes at Hungry Bear Restaurant
Hungry Bear regularly has a churro funnel cake and some other speciality funnel cake. I know people rave about the churro funnel cake, but I personally don’t like it or didn’t like the one I tried at least. Instead of the churro being soft and delicious with the ice cream on top, it was really hard and almost inedible.
Great idea, just not the best execution.
We also tried the Haunted Mansion funnel cake in the past and that was one a hot mess. I’m beginning to think funnel cakes should just be topped with fruit and whipped cream, maybe ice cream, but nothing fancy.
If Hungry Bear isn’t open, Stage Door Cafe also offers funnel cakes for your sweet tooth!
Loaded Fries or Onion Rings at Hungry Bear Restaurant
You probably guessed I haven’t tried the onion rings but I did try the loaded french fries and they were delicious!
They come served hot and topped with cheese sauce, bacon, scallions (I skipped these), and cilantro lime crema. Such a yummy combination and a great change from the standard fries you get throughout the park!
Best Disneyland Food in Fantasyland
Next up, we’re heading to Fantasyland! There are a couple of main eating options as well as plenty of snack carts to grab the standard popcorn, turkey legs, Mickey pretzels, and of course – churros!
Twists at Maurice’s Treats
Maurice’s Treats is hidden in a little section right by the Royal Hall and easy to miss if you don’t have princesses interested in the Royal Hall. And you don’t want to miss it.
Maurice’s offers sweet and savory twists that are both filling and delicious. I went with the cheddar garlic twist because I’d been sugared out by this point, but you can also get a chocolate twist option instead.
They also offer a marinara dipping sauce for the garlic twist if that’s your jam!
Stuffed Potatoes from Troubadour Tavern
This is one of those snacks that is really a full meal. Troubadour Tavern is right by the theater that shows Mickey’s Magical Map and perfect for grabbing a snack and enjoying the show.
I’ll be honest, I was expecting something different based on these being called stuffed potatoes. In reality, they’re just baked potatoes loaded up with toppings on top. Still a good option that I thoroughly enjoyed but not as unique as I was hoping.
I opted for the broccoli cheese potato but they also offer a bacon and sour cream option as well as a BBQ chicken option. My broccoli cheese version was yummy, although a bit skimpy on the broccoli.
Grey Stuff Gateau from Red Rose Tavern
The Red Rose Tavern offers just one dessert – grey stuff gateau. Try the grey stuff, it’s delicious.
It’s basically an Oreo mousse on top of a sugar cookie. That’s a really simple explanation, just know that if you like Oreo flavoring and the texture of frosting, you’ll probably like this as well!
Disneyland Food to Try in Tomorrowland
We’re ending our Disneyland food guide in Tomorrowland and to be honest, you could probably skip this one. But I wanted to add something on here in Tomorrowland in case you find yourself in Tomorrowland and in need of a sweet treat or snack!
Seasonal Parfait at Galactic Grill
The Galactic Grill offers different flavored parfaits throughout the year. Right now they have a galactic parfait that’s filled with layers of chocolate cake, blue cheesecake, and purple mousse plus a glitter glaze. It’s good enough, but you can definitely taste the artificial coloring.
Normally if you’re going with a parfait, I would recommend the parfait from Alien Pizza Planet instead but that’s not available right now and this one is. And it’s definitely a fun and colorful dessert!
Disneyland Food to Try in A Galaxy’s Edge
A Galaxy’s Edge is the newest addition to Disneyland and is full of all sorts of food you might find in galaxy far far away! Trying all the eats is one of my favorite things to do in Star Wars Land!
Outpost Popcorn Mix at Kat Saka’s Kettle
The outpost popcorn mix is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. And a lot delicious! If you are going to eat one things in A Galaxy’s Edge, this is the one thing I recommend.
It’s delicious, slightly addicting, and one of my new favorite Disneyland snacks! You can only get it at Kat Saka’s, but I do hope they start selling it in other places of the park!
There’s also a new chocolate popcorn with red salt option, but I haven’t tried that one yet! I’ll let you know how it is once I have!
Ronto Wrap at Ronto Roasters
My other favorite thing in A Galaxy’s Edge are the ronto wraps at ronto roasters. Disneyland only has one lunch/dinner option that’s roasted pork, grilled pork sausage, sauce, and slaw wrapped in a warm pita but Disney World actually now has a chicken + pesto one that I like even more!
And the breakfast one is a real winner with eggs, sausage, and cheese all in the same delicious warm pita. Really the pita wrap itself is the winner! Definitely a better option for a quick snack than the other Galaxy’s Edge food options!
A Guide to Disney California Adventure Food
If I was writing about Walt Disney World food, I would likely put this section into another post. But here’s the thing, the two Disneyland parks are so close that most people do both parks in one day, especially if they’re using the MaxPass options!
So I want to include them both in one post, the ultimate guide to Disneyland food! That way you don’t have to hop back and forth between posts as you’re planning out what to eat at Disneyland.
Because Disney California Adventure is so much smaller than Disneyland, this section is also smaller but have no fear – the options are still incredibly delicious!
Disneyland Food to Try on Buena Vista Street
When you first walk into Disney California Adventure, you walk onto Buena Vista Street. It’s filled with cute shops and of course good food. That’s where we’ll start this walk through since that’s where most of you (unless you’re coming from the Grand Californian) will start this eating extravaganza anyway!
Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sundae from Carthay Circle
I’m a sucker for a good brownie sundae so when I saw this ice cream sundae on the menu at Carthay Circle, I was all in. Chocolate ice cream, brownie chunks, chocolate fudge, and candied almonds make this one of the best chocolate sundaes I’ve ever had.
Did I mention the almonds? They’re what really makes this sundae a standout and I’d go back to Carthay just for this sundae. The spring salad and beef tacos were also delicious!
Hand-Dipped Ice Cream Bars from Clarabelle’s
You can get a standard ice cream cone in the Cozy Cone Motel or other places throughout the parks but it’s only at Clarabelle’s that you can create your very own hand-dipped ice cream cone. Pick your flavor, pick your coating, and pick your toppings!
I went with a vanilla ice cream bar dipped in milk chocolate and covered in the works – all the toppings they offer. I had no idea chocolate sprinkles, regular sprinkles, pop rocks, and chocolate chips could be so good together. I’d opt for this kind of ice cream bar over typical Mickey ones every single time.
Just be forewarned that they put the ice cream bar in a bowl for a reason. The toppings don’t necessarily stick to the bar when you pick it up so you’ll want to eat it over the bowl or else a lot of your toppings will end up on the ground. Not that I know from experience or anything.
Disneyland Food in Hollywood Land
Hollywood Land is just to the left of Buena Vista street and really just a place to wander, see characters, and enjoy good food.
Funnel Cake Fries at Award Weiners
Okay so here’s the thing about funnel cake fries – they can be amazing or they can be terrible. If you get them hot and fresh, they’re crisp and amazing. The first time I had them they were amazing and they got added to my top 15 list.
The last time I had them at Touch of Disney, they were awful. Like couldn’t even bite them awful. When you order, make sure to ask for fresh funnel cake fries (currently serving carrot cake fries) and be willing to wait for fresh ones. Or skip them – they’re not worth it unless they’re fresh.
Choose from pork carnitas, mojo-marinated chicken, or soy chorizo for these yummy nachos! You choice of meat topped with red pepper cheese sauce, chipotle crema, and green onions (not in the photo).
The chips were surprisingly crisp, the crema was delicious, and overall these were a pretty yummy snack in Hollywood Land! They’re typically available to order from the Studio Truck or Hollywood Lounge.
They also offer carnitas tacos and chicken tacos (and plant-based versions) but my personal favorite were the nachos.
Speciality Desserts at Schmoozies
Schmoozie’s is always putting out some sort of speciality desserts, milkshakes, and drinks. A few years ago they had a delicious raspberry ice cream whoopie pie (still miss it!) and a strawberry lavender lemonade.
Last year they had a blueberry mousse donut and a Mickey Mouse shake. Who knows what yummy dessert they’ll think of next!
Disney Food in Grizzly Peak
Most of Grizzly Peak was closed for renovations during our visit, but we stayed at the Grand Californian so we walked through it daily regardless. And on our one late night in the park, we grabbed a quick dinner from Smoke Jumpers after our maxPass ride on Soarin’.
The S’more from Smoke Jumpers
I’m a s’more addict so when I saw a s’more dessert option on the Smoke Jumpers menu, I was pumped. I was expecting something more s’more flavored rather than an actual s’more, so this was even better.
This dessert is basically two chocolate covered graham crackers sandwiching a toasted marshmallow and a brownie. I didn’t think s’mores could get any better until I had one with a brownie in the middle. I think that’s going to become a new thing.
It was the perfect way to end our night at California Adventure Park.
They also offer a s’mores shake that’s yummy as well. A little sweet but yummy nevertheless!
Disneyland Food at Cars Land
Cars Land, Cars Land, Cars Land. I can’t say enough good things about Cars Land. One of our favorite rides in either parks, really fun food, and the best theming out of any of the lands across the parks. I’ll save my gushing for another day.
One of the coolest things about Cars Land is the Cozy Cone Motel. It’s five cones that all serve food and drinks, and the best part is that they all serve different menus. Totally different menus that are all “cone” themed. Let me break down the cones for you real quick then I’ll tell you which things were my favorite! Each cone also has a fun speciality drink that pairs nicely with that cone’s
- Cozy Cone 1 – Churros wth Dipping Sauces (see churro section above where I talk about my love for churros)
- Cozy Cone 2 – Ice Cream Cones
- Cozy Cone 3 – Meals in cones (chili cone queso, bacon mac and cheese, etc)
- Cozy Cone 4 – Twists and pretzel bites
- Cozy Cone 5 – Flavored popcorn served in cones
Ice Cream Cone with Topping from Cozy Cone 2
While there’s nothing real extraordinary about these ice cream cones, adding a bit of Oreo crumble on top takes it up a notch. A chocolate soft serve with Oreo crumbles sure hits the spot on a hot day!
They also have the option to get rainbow sprinkles, chopped peanuts, or chocolate chips as a topping. Or my personal favorite – junkyard topping that is a mix of all of the toppings combined!
Bacon Mac and Cheese Cone from Cozy Cone 3
Creamy mac and cheese, crisp bacon, all eaten right out of a bread cone. It’s hot, it’s delicious, and it’s one of the few things (other than a corn dog) that I went back for seconds.
You can get other things in bread cones from Cozy Cone 3 including chili con queso that people rave about. If you like chili, go for it. My sister said it was just pretty standard chili with some cheese on top.
I prefer the bacon mac and cheese. People rave about the chili con queso though so if you’d rather have chili, go that route instead.
Pair the mac and cheese cone with a pomegranate limeade, one of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks at Disneyland for one delicious meal.
Twists and Pretzel Bites from Cozy Cone 4
Cozy Cone 4 serves us a variety of bread twists including a cheddar garlic bagel twist that has an identical description to the one mentioned and pictured (from Maurice’s above). Assuming it’s like my garlic cheddar bagel twist from Maurice’s Treats, I’m sure it’s a winner.
They also have pretzel bites that are reminiscent of the ones you get in the mall! I was expecting them to be more like a Mickey pretzel that’s a bit harder but these were soft, flavorful, and delicious. My son who wasn’t hungry at all, ate them all.
Are you seeing a trend here?
Flavored Popcorns and Corn on the Cobs from Cozy Cone 5
People raved about the flavored popcorns from the Cozy Cone Motel. I tried the white cheddar option, the most popular one according to the cast member, and I wasn’t hugely impressed. It was good but not amazing. I wish I’d had the chance to try some of the other flavors but they only option a one flavor cone option, so I had to go with one choice.
Next time I go back I’ll try one of the other more unique flavors like dill pickle, buffalo ranch, sriracha, pizza, or garlic parmesan. And I really wish they could come up with some sort of sampler or at least try two options. That would make buying an entire cone of flavored popcorn more appealing to me.
They also were previously serving these covered corn on the cobs that were delicious! I need to double-check to see if they’re still there but if they are, get one!
Best Disneyland Food in Paradise Garden Park
Right next to Pixer Pier is Paradise Garden Park the home of some of my personal favorite park foods! It may be a little hidden, but it’s worth seeking out back there!
Cheddar Cheese Stick at Corn Dog Castle
I already talked about the amazingness of Disneyland hand-dipped corn dogs and you can get one of those here. You can also get a hot link corn dog that’s a bit spicier.
But the secret is that you can also just skip the dog part and get a cheddar cheese stick that’s hand-dipped cheddar cheese instead of a hot dog. I can only eat so may hot dogs at once so this gives you the best of both worlds!
You still get the incredible corn dog batter around the cheese but now you just get ooey gooey cheese inside.
Best Food at Disneyland in Pixar Pier
With the new opening of Pixar Pier, I had to go check out all of the food options! Pixar Pier replaced the old Pleasure Pier and one of the highlights of Pixar Pier other than the reimagined Incredicoaster is the food. So much food! It was almost like the Pier was actually designed specifically as a place for people to come enjoy creative food and drinks.
Mini Donuts and Potato Skins from Lamplight Lounge
Luckily Lamplight Lounge offers plenty of snacks and sweets including their infamous dessert – mini donuts that come with a chocolate and raspberry dipping sauce. Not only are they fresh and delicious, they come in a super cute box you can take home if you want!
If you want to go the savory route, the potato skins are amazing. And nothing like the typical potato skins you’d imagine. There’s a picture below so you can see – but they’re crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and come with two amazing sauces that combine together in a fantastic way.
Frozen Treats from Adorable Snowman’s Frozen Treats
I’ve tried both the lemon soft-serve cone dipped in white chocolate and the Pixar Pier frosty parfait, and personally prefer the cone because the slushy on the bottom of the parfait is just a little too sweet for me. That being said, when I ordered my lemon soft-serve, it was a hot, umm cold, mess and was already melting down my hand before I could even snap a picture.
So if you want to do the snow capped cone, I recommend getting a cup to go with it so you can take a picture and dump it in the cup before it melts.
The chocolate soft serve is also good but just standard soft serve.
They also now offer Dole Whip pineapple soft serve plus a lemon and pineapple swirl. It’s SO good.
Chicken Drumstick Box from Poultry Palace
Alright caveat here – this could technically be a full a meal. The chicken drumstick box comes with three drumsticks and a side of coleslaw, so it could be a meal.
But I personally recommend sharing it with a friend so you can enjoy other Pixar Pier goodies as well without getting too full! The chicken is flavorful, and the best part is the box – seriously, how cute is this??
Cookies from Jack Jack Cookie Num Nums
Jack-Jack’s has three different options of cookies you can get – a chocolate chip num num cookie, a shortbread cookie, and a gluten-free cookie. The shortbread one was okay and if you don’t like chocolate is a good alternative.
But if you do, Jack Jack’s cookie num num is a must try. It might be my favorite dessert in the entire park. Ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie that’s served warm.
All it needs it a bit of ice cream to go on top, and it’d be at the top of this list for sure.
And if you’re as addicted to these cookies as me, here’s a great copycat recipe you can make at home!
Memory Refreshers from Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff
Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff literally opened a few days before our second Disneyland trip this year, so I was excited to try all it had to offer sweets wise. I had no idea my favorite thing in the store would actually be a drink. And it’s making this list because it’s more sweet than a drink. A memory refresher is basically an slushy with extras. So sweet, so pretty, and so delicious. Just beware of sugar rushes and brain freezes.
There are five different options available or you can really ask them to make whatever combination of slushy you want. So if you want one of these but don’t want the Mellow Yellow slushy, ask them to replace it with something else.
- Rainbow Unicorn Memory – all the flavors (other than pink lemonade) topped with rainbow nerds
- Imaginary Pal Memory – Pink lemonade + grape topped with funfetti cotton candy and a marshmallow flower
- Sunshine in a Cup Memory – Blue raspberry + Mellow Yellow topped with yogurt popping pearls
- Slow Burn Memory – Cherry + Mellow Yellow with a pump of habanero lime syrup and topped with mango popping pearls
- I Don’t Care Memory – Lime + Grape
- Anxiously Delicious Memory – Blue raspberry + grape
- Gloomy Blues – Blue raspberry with blueberry popping pearls
Cake Pops from Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff
There are so many other treats you can get at Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff but one of my favorites other than the Memory Refreshers are the cake pops. They’re always cute and always delicious.
When they first opened they had Inside Out cake pops and most recently it was Up cake pops. Definitely worth grabbing!
Angry Dog from Angry Dogs
It’ a bit spicy, especially if you eat it with the “hot fries” that come with the meal, but it’s worth a try regardless. Tons of flavor and spice make this one hot dog.
If you’re not daring enough to try the spicy version, there’s also an “annoyed” version as well that’s pretty much just a regular hot dog.
Disneyland Food – Throughout Both Parks
I wanted to make sure to include a short little list of other foods you should make time to try throughout the parks! These show up in various locations – carts, kiosks, bakeries, and what not throughout both of the parks so didn’t get their own section. But that doesn’t mean they’re not just as delicious!
Chili Lime Corn on the Cob
You can really get chili lime corn on the cob all over both parks but the best I’ve found as at the snack vendor next to Schmoozie’s in Hollywood Land.
They offer two types of fresh corn on the cob – plain and one that’s chili lime flavored. Go for the chili lime flavor and thank me later.
It’s not spicy, just flavorful, and way better than just a normal corn on the cob. It’s the chili lime version you’ll want to post on Facebook about. That’s the equivalent to writing home these days right?
Okay so I don’t love toffee or toffee flavor and even I liked this. My friend from Disney Hungry raves about this all the time so I decided to try it out and it is definitely yummy, even for a non-toffee person.
If you love toffee and churros, this may make your best Disneyland food ever list! You can find it in bakeries throughout Disneyland!
Pineapple Mickey Cookies
Okay so you can get regular Mickey shaped sugar cookies throughout both parks as well but if you can find the pineapple cookie, it’s so good. Not only is it super cute, it always has a hint of pineapple flavor, which just makes it even better than a regular sugar cookie.
When we went to Touch of Disney, they were available in various places at California Adventure. I’d venture to say that when Disneyland Park reopens, they’ll be there as well.
Printable Disneyland Food Checklist
Unlike my Disney World snacks and sweets list, you could actually probably get through all of the things on my Disneyland food list during one trip to Disneyland. I did, and it was just me and sometimes my family. If you split these up and everyone orders something different, you could totally get through it all! This checklist includes sweets, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks to try but you’ll have to wait for my Disneyland drinks post to know which drinks are worth the splurge!
Note: This checklist still includes all of my must-try food items but also includes things that are not currently available (since many restaurants won’t be open during reopening).
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