Everything you need to know about the 2023 Disneyland food and wine festival menus at the Disneyland resort! Full reviews, the best things to eat, and the best things to use your Sip & Savor pass on are all included in this post!
Disneyland Food & Wine Festival Food Guide
I’ve been to the Disneyland Food and Wine Festival every year it’s been offered the past few years! And just as a side note, the festival is actually in Disney’s California Adventure Park – Disneyland is just easier to type!
This year I took my sister along with me and we had a blast trying everything on the Disneyland food festival menus! Having both of us trying things out will hopefully mean these reviews are sound and well-rounded, not just my picky no-onion eating opinions!
Along with the menu for this year, I’ve also included a photo of the food and our reviews from this year. There were a couple of items that were returning from previous festivals but instead of just assuming they were the same as years in the past, we tried them all again and I’ve updated my reviews on many of them!
I’ve broken this guide out by festival marketplace booth and other food locations so it’s easier to find everything you’re looking for!
Let’s get onto all the Disneyland food at the Disney California Adventure Food and Wine festival!
If you want basic information about this year’s food and wine festival including dates, hours, entertainment options (like jammin’ chefs, culinary demostrations), and more – make sure to read my 2023 Disneyland Food and Wine Festival guide. This post is dedicated specifically to the menus and food reviews!
Food & Wine Festival Marketplace Kiosks
These are the booths at this year’s festival! Each marketplace has a specific theme to the booth’s eats! You can find the full menus for each of these on the Disneyland app or website.
- Avocado Time
- Berry Patch
- California Craft Brews
- Cluck A Doodle Moo
- Garlic Kissed
- Golden Dreams
- I Heart Artichokes
- LA Style
- Nuts About Cheese
- Peppers Cali-ente
- Uncork California
In addition to the actual marketplace booths, there are a number of festival specific food items at other restaurants in California Adventure (you get tasting size portions), and I’ve included those at the bottom of this post. I recommend not skipping those as they were actually some of our favorite dishes.
Disneyland Sip and Savor Pass
One of the key things to note is that Disney brought back the Sip and Savor Pass this year, which is a way to get discounted food items if used correctly.
The Sip and Savor Pass is $54 for Magic Key Holders and $59 for non Magic Key Holders. It gives you a lanyard and eight little tabs to pass for food and non-alcoholic beverage items at the park. The break even point is $6.75 for Magic Key passes and $7.37 for non Magic Key Holder passes.
The best items to use your Sip and Savor pass on value wise from the marketplaces are:
- Beef & Barley Poutine at D*Lish ($9.00)
- Cubano Slider at D*Lish ($8.75)
- Petite Burrata at Nuts About Cheese ($8.75)
- Grilled Top Sirloin at Garlic Kissed ($9.00)
- Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese at Garlic Kissed ($8.50)
- Glazed BBQ Pork Belly from LA Style ($9.00)
- Chile Relleno Empanada from Peppers Cali-entre ($8.50)
- Camarones a la Diabla at Cali-Ente ($8.50)
- California Artisan Cheese Selection from Uncork California ($8.50)
- Smoked Chicken Wings at Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo ($8.50)
- BBQ Beef Brisket Slider at Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo ($9.00)
Stick with savory for the sip and savor pass. Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages are not a good use of the pass while in general the savory and heartier dishes are. I try to save mine for items that are at least $8.50 or more to get the best bang for my buck and typically sweet treats are on the cheaper side! Paying $9.00 for small plates of food is pricey but getting it for $6.75 feels a little more doable!
2023 Disneyland Food and Wine Festival Menus
We just got back from the festival and let me tell you – most of everything on the menus was delicious! Some obvious standouts and some that we wouldn’t get again but in general, things were yummy!
I’ve included our agreed upon rating (out of 10) as well as a photo and our review for each of the food and non-alcoholic drink items below.
One thing to note – taste buds are subjective. We may have loved something that other people on the internet didn’t, and we definitely didn’t like some of the things I’ve seen people raving about. It happens – we’re all different and can only give you our personal opinions on things. If you don’t agree, that’s okay.
Now let’s get to the food – I’ve broken it out by food booths. Also, I did not include wine in this list because I don’t personally drink wine, but rest assured there is plenty of wine available at various locations!
First up is D-Lish, which is one of the first booths you’ll find, tucked away right before Avengers Campus.
- Beef and Barley Poutine (NEW): potato bites with braised short rib, cheese curbs, stout gravy, and lager micro sponge.
- Cubano Slider: slow-roasted mustard crusted pork and sliced smoked ham with melted swiss cheese and slice of pickle on a Hawaiian roll
The cubano slider was a favorite for two out of four of our group (and the two who didn’t love it don’t like Cuban sandwiches so don’t really count). Gave this a solid 8 out of 10 and one that we’d get again!
The beef and barley poutine was a solid dish. The meat was the best part but the cheese curds were a little weird and the tater tots weren’t crispy. I wish they’d just gone with loaded tots instead of poutine, but overall a decent dish. 6/10
Nuts About Cheese
Out of all of the booths, I was the most excited about the nuts about cheese booth – a chocolate macaron, cheese and crackers, and buratta! I will say I’m glad they didn’t bring back the peanut butter and jelly mac and cheese this year. That was yikes.
- Petite Burrata (NEW): grilled ciabatta with tomato and olive jam, burrata cheese, pesto, and freeze-dried balsamic
- Crackers & Cheese: house-made herb crackers with white cheddar fromage blanc, spicy salami spread, and cherry jam
- SNICKERS Caramel-Peanut Milk Chocolate Mickey Macaron: Chocolate Mickey macaron filled with caramel ganache and SNICKERS pieces
The petite burrata was a good concept and overall good, just make sure not to eat the balsamic without the rest of the dish – so strong! 7/10
The next crackers and cheese was one that I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but it was surprisingly good. A unique concept, unique flavors, and it all worked well together. One of our top 10! This was slightly different than last year and bit salty, but still good. 7/10
Last but not least is the Snickers Mickey Macaron. This was similar to the one they had in 2022 but with the addition of Snickers pieces in the middle. We all wanted to be amazed with this, and it was good, but we weren’t blown away.
It’s possible because we were comparing it to the Raspberry Rose Mickey Macaron (on my list of best Disneyland food), which is mind-blowingly good. But it’s good if you like Snickers and still not to be skipped. 8/10
Similar to years in the past, they are offering a gourmet cheese selection and this year the amazing chocolate hazelnut crunch has been moved here (one of my favorites from the 2020 festival). Here’s the full menu:
- California Artisan Cheese Selection: featuring Marin French Cheese Co Jalapeno Triple Cream Brie, Fiscalini Farmstead Purple Moon Cheddar, and Craft Beer Cheddar
- Celebration Chocolate Fudge Brownie: Gooey chocolate brownie with pecans, topped with chocolate pecan glaze and finished with chocolate pearls and silver stars!
The California Artisan Cheese Selection was one of the two things we bought two of because it was a nice refreshing break from all of the warm, heavy, and rich food we got everywhere else.
The picture below is from the 2020 festival so the cheese are a bit different this year but everything else is the same. 8/10
The brownie was one of the big misses for us at this year’s festival. It’s hard to mess up a brownie, but the top was so hard that we had to reshoot our video multiple times trying to dig it out. The soft part on the inside was okay but still drier than we wanted. I really was looking forward to this one, and it was disappointing to say the least. 3/10
Golden Dreams had a brand new menu this year with two cold dishes – a salmon and a gazpacho!
- Elote Paleta (NEW): Sweet corn paleta with parm crema, chile-lime seasoning, corn crunch, and cilantro
- Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Flatbread (NEW): with basil pesto
- California Central Cooler: Peach, apple, orange, and lemon juice
They’ve made it a habit of creating these unique paletas (cream based popsicles, basically) with things that shouldn’t be made to create paletas. Last year it was a frozen guacamole that had a guacamole paleta, this year it was a corn based one. If you like corn, you might love this. It was not our personal favorite but the paleta was smooth and creamy, the chile on top was flavorful, and overall it was well done – just not our thing. 7/10 if you like corn, 3/10 if not.
If you like beets, you’ll probably really enjoy the roasted beet flatbread. The execution was really well done – the flatbread was fairly crisped up, the pesto was flavorful, and the beets and creamy goat cheese, complemented each other well. It reminded me of one of the dishes at my favorite restaurants in Anna Maria Island, and I enjoyed it. 7/10
In the past, the Central California Cooler was light, refreshing, and our favorite festival drink from past years. This year the one we had was thicker – too much peach, and not enough of the light and refreshing juices. 6/10
California Craft Brews (just past Buena Vista Street toward Cars Land)
The craft brews menu is mostly beverages, but they did have one food item this year, which was actually one of our group’s favorites!
- IPA Sausage Dog on a soft pretzel roll with onion-pepper jardiniere, cheddar cheese sauce, and malt vinegar jalapeno crunch
The sausage dog was one of the first things we tried at the food festival and even toward the end of the day, it was one that everyone remembered liking (and we’d tried a lot of things). The combination seems like a lot but it really worked together. 8/10
This year’s menu is brand new and included some great Mexican flavors and specialties including one of our top dishes of the entire festival!
- Chile Relleno Empanada with arbol pepper salsa and Oaxaca and Cotija cheese
- Camarones al la Diabla (NEW): Spicy shrimp with California chile and cilantro rice
The empanada was easily one of our favorite food items of festival! The outside was well cooked, the inside was flavorful, and it had a nice little kick without being too much! Plus, that sauce on the outside finished it off great! 9/10
The camarones were one that we were hoping to like. After having the shrimp skewers at princess nite, I was really looking forward to some shrimp. Unfortunately the sauce on top of the shrimp was too powerful for us to really taste anything but the sauce, which was okay but not in such large quantities. If you mix it up, it’s a decent choice. 6/10
LA Style’s menu stayed the same this year, with the exception of adding a new non-alcoholic beverage! Thank goodness because the two items on the menu were huge hits with our group last year!
I don’t drink tea, so I didn’t try the echo park cooler but it sure looked pretty!
- Glazed BBQ pork Belly with furikake togarashi mac salad
- Gyro-inspired Flatbread featuring impossible ground beef with chipotle hummus, tazatziki, and spiced crispy chickpeas
- Echo Park Cooler (NEW): Raspberry Rose Tea, raspberry puree, lychee and rose syrups, and lime juice all garnished with a lime wheel.
The glazed pork belly was another one of our top food items of the festival. Well seasoned, well cooked, and just delicious. We could’ve done without the mac salad on the side but it luckily didn’t have any impact on how good the pork belly was! 10/10
The flatbread was easily the best of the plant-based options that we tried at the festival and all three of my siblings said that it was good regardless, not just if you’re looking for a plant-based option. All of the elements worked really well together and the crisped chickpeas added a really nice texture to the whole dish. 8/10
Normally Avocado Time features some creative ways to use avocados but this year it seems like the location for plant-based menu items. Both items have avocado, but it’s definitely not the main ingredient.
Since we’re not plant-based eaters, we chose to not try and review these. I didn’t think it would be a fair review since we’re not really qualified to tell you if the impossible versions were worth trying.
- Impossible Nacho Mac & Cheese (NEW): Cheddar mac featuring seasoned impossible ground beef, tomatoes, olives, jalapeños, and guacamole
- Impossible Al Pastor Taco (NEW): Al Pastor taco featuring Impossible Pork with grilled pineapple and avocado-tomatillo sauce.
- Blackberry Lavender Lemonade (NEW): blackberry puree and syrup, lavender syrup, pineapple, lemon juice, garnished with a lemon wheel.
Last year the blackberry lavender lemonade was one of our favorite drinks, but this year it was less sweet, more lavender flavor, and not as good. If you like lavender, I guess it might be better – but the lavender flavor just overpowered the rest of it for us. We didn’t finish it, which for me is saying something with a lemonade. 5/10
I Love Artichokes
There are two brand new artichoke items this year and both pretty successful with a few reservations.
- Artichoke Pizzetta (NEW): Artichoke and roasted garlic cream cheese with sun-dried tomatoes, pickled onions, and lemon olive oil drizzled micro greens
- Artichoke Toast with Olive Tapenade: Toasted sliced baguette with artichoke cream cheese, topped with olive and artichoke tapenade and drizzled with olive oil
The artichoke pizzetta was one of our favorite savory dishes we tried this year. The only complaint would be that we wished the pizza crust were a little crispier, but the toppings and flavors were delicious. 9/10
The artichoke toast was exactly what I was expecting – artichokes and olives chopped up on top of a creamy cheese topping on top of crisp toast. It was flavorful and delicious. 8/10
Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo (just past Little Mermaid)
Cluck-A-Doodle-Doo always has a good set of wings to try each year and this year was no different. I still miss the ranch wings from a few years back, but these honey-habanero ones are a unique option too!
- Smoked Honey-Habanero Chicken Wing (NEW)s: chicken wings tossed in honey-habanero seasoning
- BBQ Beef Brisket Slider (NEW): featuring Fiscalini farmstead smoked cheddar with dill pickles on salt & pepper brioche
Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo wings are pretty much always a safe bet, and these followed suit. They weren’t as good as the ranch wings a couple of years ago, and I wish there’d been a little more sweet honey and less habanero heat, but overall a good option if you like wings. 8/10
The BBQ beef brisket slider was another solid choice if you like BBQ. The portion size was good, the meat was flavorful, and the brioche was a great vehicle for the sandwich. 9/10
Berry Patch (Near the Golden Zephyr)
This year’s menu has two brand new food items and one was definitely better than the other but both were serviceable.
- Kenny’s Family Cheesecake (NEW): topped with mixed berry compote
- Blueberry-Buttermilk Pie
- Blueberry Pancake Cold Brew: Mexican origin coffee, maple, brown butter, and demerara syrup and oat milk
I’m a big fan of cheesecake and was really excited about Kenny’s Family Cheesecake, but this was another miss for me. The cheesecake itself underneath the berry compote was good, but the berry compote was more tart than sweet and just too strong for us. If I could have had the cheesecake only, I would’ve eaten every bite. 5/10
The blueberry pie was a winner! It would’ve been better served warm but even chilled this buttermilk pie was one of my brother’s favorite desserts of the entire festival. Good flavor, good combination of textures, and just yummy. 7/10
Garlic Kissed (Near the Golden Zephyr)
Garlic Kissed has been a fan favorite for years with their mac and cheese options and this year’s menu looks just as divine!
- Grilled top sirloin with roasted garlic chimichurri
- Carbonara Garlic Mac & Cheese with peppered bacon
The grilled top sirloin was surprisingly so much better than anyone was expecting. My brothers both raved about the smashed potatoes under the sirloin as well as about the sirloin itself. This is definitely one that I think has the chance to be a sleeper hit at the festival this year so definitely one to check out! 8/10
The carbonara was good but exactly what you would expect from a bacon mac and cheese. It was at the festival a few years ago as well and one of my favorites but compared to some of the other innovative dishes this year, it didn’t make our top 10. It is good though and a safe favorite if you want something for the kids! 7/10
Other Food at Disneyland Food & Wine Festival
In addition to the actual festival marketplaces, there are typically food and wine festival food offerings at the restaurant Disneyland restaurants throughout the park! I’ve included my reviews of all of these items below!
Festival Specific Churros
Disneyland is known for its churros and is currently offering up some unique combinations that take the churros even more over the top just for the food and wine festival!
- Churro Cart in Buena Vista Street – Pineapple coconut churro with pineapple sugar, pineapple topping, coconut cream icing, and toasted coconut
- Churro Cart in Hollywood Land – Tiramisu churro rolled in vanilla-cocoa sugar and drizzled with espresso sauce
We didn’t get a chance to try either of the churros this year thanks to long lines and rain all day, but I’ve heard that they are both good!
Sonoma Terrace is offering a combination of a black forest ham grilled cheese sandwich with a sun-dried tomato cheese sauce. It seems kind of like a grilled cheese and tomato soup but fancier.
I really wanted to try this one as well but they unfortunately couldn’t take off the pear jam, which was loaded with shallots. If you try it, let me know what you think!
The only offering here is a strawberry horchata, which sounded a much better than it tasted. It was basically a normal horchata but with huge chucks of strawberries added in, which ended up in it not really tasting like strawberry horchata but instead just being horchata with strawberries all sunk to the bottom. Not great and pretty hard to drink. 4/10
Pacific Wharf Cafe
The cafe has two different options that are both savory and sound delicious!
- Grilled Peach Toast (NEW): with ricotta-mascarpone spread and arugula salad on toasted sourdough bread.
- Berries and cream bread pudding (NEW): seasonal berry bread pudding with whipped topping, strawberry sauce, and creme anglaise.
The grilled peach toast could have been amazing but the execution was lacking. The peaches were too big to eat in one bite and the toast itself wasn’t quite as crispy as I wanted it to be. But the flavors were there, and this was another really good option. 8/10
In the past the bread pudding has always been delicious (like the blueberry one shown below), so I was expecting the berries and cream version to be great!
It was a little heartier than the blueberry version last year, but it was still well flavorful and tasty. My sister’s favorite dessert of the festival! 10/10
Terran Treats is home to a handful of fun galactic desserts and the festival has added a new item to the mix for the festival – the “like a lemon raspberry pie churro.” It’s a raspberry flavored spiral churro topped with lemon, marshmallow glaze, and pie crust crumbles.
I still haven’t quite gotten comfortable with Terran Treats and the uber sweet, multi-colored treats they offer. Last year was a churro with a little bit of raspberry sauce that was decent, this year’s dish was just a little too sweet. And the pie crust crumbles on top were not necessary. 6/10
Festival Snack Carts
The festival snack cart right near Paradise Garden Grill is offering up pretzel bites with a beer cheese dipping sauce. The pretzel bites were okay, the dipping sauce tasted like fake cheese sauce, and the portion size was just too small. Not worth trying to find the festival snack cart somewhere in the park. 3/10
Paradise Garden Grill
Like always, paradise garden grill has a huge menu of festival specific items, enough that they get their own list!
One thing that’s important to note is that they offer entree size portions of many of these AND they offer tasting menu portions that are eligible to use your Sip & Savor pass. Make sure you order the right one or you’ll end up with full-sized entree portions like I did.
All of these are also plant-based offerings so if that’s what you like, these will probably be a popular option for you!
- Torta de Chilaquiles (NEW – plant-based): Fresh made telera bread with green chilaquiles, chorizo beans, chipotle creama, pickled onions, cilantro, and avocado spread
- Impossible Gyro Fries (NEW): Waffle fries topped with gyro-spiced impossible ground beef, cauliflower cheese sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, tzatziki, and pita bread
- Buffalo mac and cheese (NEW): topped with roasted buffalo cauliflower, ranch, and a carrot and celery salad
- Peach-blueberry cobbler: plant-based dessert offering
We only tried the buffalo mac and cheese and the cobbler because again, we are not plant-based experts and telling you if impossible gyro meat tastes good when we haven’t had a lot of impossible meat to compare it to, feels inauthentic.
But we did try the buffalo mac and cheese, which was actually very good. The cauliflower on top was roasted nicely, the sauce was creamy, and flavorful. This was one we would get again – just get the Sip & Savor portion instead of the full one! 9/10
The peach and blueberry cobbler was another one of our favorite festival desserts! The top was a nice golden brown crumble and the inside was filled with sweet peaches and blueberries, a combo I don’t personally use often, but one that worked. 9/10
Studio Catering Co
This is the first time in a while that Studio Catering has festival based offerings! Here’s what you can get:
- Korean Fried Chicken (NEW): topped with cochujang sauce, kimchi, coleslaw, and pickled onions served on sweet Hawaiian bread
- Watermelon Punch (NEW): Korean-style watermelon punch with Sprite and oat milk
The Korean fried chicken sounded delicious but the combination of it all together was just not good. We liked everything but the chicken and sauce on this, which means it was a miss for us since the chicken is the main part of this. 4/10
The watermelon punch was another one I was intrigued by, but it ended up being our least favorite drink of the entire festival. It’s likely just a style of drink we’re not familiar with, but the combination of the sparkly, creamy, and slightly sweet watermelon juice didn’t work for us. 2/10
We didn’t get a chance to try Lamplight Lounge. They’re offering a ribeye for two meal and cookies and cream donuts. If they’re anything like the regular cinnamon sugar donuts at Lamplight (on my list of the best Disneyland food), they’re worth getting!
There are a handful of food items that are festival specific being offered in Downtown Disney’s dining district as well. I won’t be trying those unfortunately, but here’s what you can look for!
- Ballast Point Brewing Co – Tomato & Burrata dish (March 3 to 31) as well as a coconut curry shrimp (April 1 to 24)
- Naples Ristorante e Bar – Pizza Caprina (white pizza with fresh mozzarella and bruschetta)
- Ralph’s Brennen’s Jazz Kitchen – BBQ Shrimp and Grits
- Splitsville Luxury Lanes – Grilled ahi and avocado
Disneyland Food Festival Top 10
I did this the last time I covered the festival so that if you don’t have time to read everything, you can at least get a good snapshot of I should try these things for sure when I go! These are our personal top 10 favorites of the festival!
These are not in any particular order, just a list of our top 10 food items from the festival!
- IPA Sausage Dog from California Craft Brews
- Bread Pudding from Pacific Wharf Cafe
- Peach and Blueberry Cobbler from Paradise Garden Grill
- Chile Relleno Empanada from Peppers Cali-ente
- Artichoke Pizzetta from I Love Artichokes
- Grilled top sirloin from Garlic Kissed
- BBQ Glazed Pork Belly from LA Style
- Snickers Mickey Macaron from Nuts About Cheese
- Buffalo Mac and Cheese from Paradise Garden Grill
- BBQ Brisket Slider from Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo
Disneyland Food Festival FAQs
The food and wine festival sip and savor pass costs $54 for Magic Key Holders and $59 for non Magic Key Holders. This comes out to $6.75 per tab for Magic Key and $7.38 per tab for non Magic Key.
Food items and non-alcoholic drinks at the food and wine festival range from $6.00 to $9.00. In addition to purchasing food, you also need a ticket to Disney’s California Adventure. You can get discounted Disneyland tickets here.
There are 12 different festival marketplaces this year including fan favorites Cluck-A-Doodle-Moo and Nuts About Cheese.
There are tons of other things to do for guests of all ages from live music to hands-on cupcake decorating at Alice’s Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday party, to meeting Chef Goofy! Plus, you’re at a theme park so make sure to hop on at least a few of your favorite rides because rides at Disney Parks are the best!
More Disney Planning Tips
If you’re planning a trip for the Disneyland Food and Wine Festival, you might as well check out these other Disneyland planning posts to!
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- Disneyland Halloween Guide – everything you need to know about Disneyland at Halloween Time!
- Disneyland Halloween Food – The best Disneyland Halloween food including treats, drinks, and more!
- Oogie Boogie Bash – a guide to Disneyland’s Halloween party – Oogie Boogie Bash!
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