In Which Jenn Makes A Disney To Eat List

Epcot beer

Behold: proof that I am insane! BUT ORGANIZED.

Eat Disney food!
Butterfinger cupcake from Starring Rolls.

It all started when it became official that I was going to be returning to Walt Disney World in November (for the Wine and Dine Half) AND January (for Dopey). Immediately my thoughts turned to one of the most important aspects of any WDW trip: the food. I started pondering what delicacies I wanted to make sure to sample… and then I thought, well, I don’t want to forget. So I started formulating a list.

And then I thought, I know! I’ll go back through the Disney Food Blog and Eating WDW archives and see what delicious items should go on the list. I mean, I don’t want to miss anything, right? So I skimmed through the last two years’ worth of posts. My criteria: things that interest me, that are unique, and/or that are iconic.

Eat Disney food!
Tonga Toast and pineapple macadamia nut pancakes from Kona Cafe.

My list now stands at an even 100 foods. Of those foods, I have already tried a whopping 17.

I can knock out the rest in, oh, I don’t know, what do you think? Ten more trips? Fifteen if I want to lower my risk of diabetes?

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No Way Jose sundae from Beaches and Cream (and you can see the top of
Betty’s Frozen Sunshine in the back there).

And this doesn’t even count all the Flower & Garden Festival and Food & Wine Festival offerings (the latter will get its own post when menus emerge, never fear), plus whatever new and exciting dishes they’ll be introducing in the future. Oh, and this doesn’t take into account general restaurant interest, either – for example, I too would love to try Victoria & Albert’s someday, but since the menus change all the time none of its offerings make the list. And don’t even mention Disneyland!

I have work to do.

Eat Disney food!
Nutella and fruit waffle from Sleepy Hollow.

NOW I NEED YOUR HELP. Like I said, I compiled this list by going back through two years of archives. Even during that short time I was running across defunct restaurants and menu items. For the most part I tried to weed these out using my own brainpan, but I’m sure I’ve missed some. And I have other questions too. Basically what I need to know is as follows:

  1. Do you see any items here that no longer exist? I need to remove them.
  2. Do you see any items here that, no matter how exciting the description may make them sound, actually kinda suck? I might want to consider removing them, or at least lowering their priority.
  3. Do you see any items here that you LOVE LOVE LOVE? I should probably try them first!
  4. Do you NOT see any items here that really ought to be? I should add them!
  5. What’s on your Disney To Eat List?

And now, in no particular order except by location and without further adieu, I give you:

My Disney To Eat List

Check! Park/Resort Area Location Item Notes
x AKL Boma (Dinner) Zebra domes I was actually not bowled over by these… is that wrong?
x Art of Animation Landscape of Flavors Build your own smoothie
x Beach Club Beaches and Cream No Way Jose A sharer. Glorious.
x DHS Starring Rolls Butterfinger cupcake
x DHS Writer’s Stop Carrot Cake Cookie I would do this again in a heartbeat.
x DTD Earl of Sandwich Brownie creme Still only tried the vanilla. There are chocolate and PB flavors to ponder…
x DTD Raglan Road Bread and butter pudding
x Epcot Kringla Bakeri og Cafe School bread
x Epcot La Cava Del Tequila Avocado margarita Preferred the cucumber margarita, myself. LOVE the chili salt rim on either.
x MK Aloha Isle Dole Whip float
x MK Columbia Harbour House Lighthouse sandwich Love!
x MK Crystal Palace Breakfast lasagna Woah. Crazy sweet.
x MK Sleepy Hollow Waffle sandwiches Breakfast, ham, Nutella versions down – only spicy chicken to go.
x MK The Confectionery Pumpkin fudge
x Multiple Multiple Homemade ice cream sandwich
x Polynesian ‘Ohana Bread pudding
x Polynesian Kona Cafe Tonga Toast But I liked the macadamia nut pancakes better…
AKL Boma (Breakfast) Pecan caramel bread pudding
AKL The Mara Peanut butter brownie
x Art of Animation Landscape of Flavors Make your own pasta
Art of Animation Landscape of Flavors Pumpkin pecan tart
Beach Club Beach Club Marketplace Oreo bon bons
Beach Club Beaches and Cream Chocolate cake It has SO MUCH FROSTING.
Beach Club Beaches and Cream Kitchen Sink Not without multiple assistants. But sort of a WDW rite of passage, no?
Beach Club Beaches and Cream Grilled banana bread
Boardwalk Boardwalk Bakery Oreo Bon Bon cupcake
Boardwalk Boardwalk Bakery Peanut butter cupcake
Boardwalk Boardwalk Bakery Chocolate peanut butter cake
Boardwalk Boardwalk Bakery PB, banana & bacon pie
Boardwalk Boardwalk Bakery Salted caramel ganache tart
Boardwalk Boardwalk Bakery Cheesecake brownie
Boardwalk ESPN Zone PB&J burger I just want to try it. Definitely something I’d share with others who were intrigued.
Contemporary California Grill Tuna Four Ways
Contemporary Chef Mickey’s (Dinner) Caramel bread pudding
Contemporary The Wave Sweet potato pancakes
Coronado Springs Pepper Market Creme brulee French toast
DAK Anandapur Local Food Cafes Banana pudding
DAK Dawa Bar Sugar cane mojito
x DAK Kusafiri Coffe Shop & Bakery Paw print brownie
DAK Kusafiri Coffe Shop & Bakery African spice cake
DAK Kusafiri Coffe Shop & Bakery Yule log Seasonal
x DAK Mr. Kamal’s Falafel sandwich
DAK Tamu Tamu Vegetable curry
DAK Yak & Yeti Fried cream cheese wontons
DAK Yak & Yeti Dim sum Billed as an appetizer for two but I bet it could be a meal for one!
DHS 50’s Prime Time Cafe PB&J milkshake
x DHS Sci-Fi Dine-In Picnic burger Someone’s going to have to share it with me. Maybe two or three someones. That thing is insane.
DHS Starring Rolls Red velvet cheesecake cupcake
DHS Starring Rolls Chocolate peanut butter cupcake
DHS Starring Rolls Marble cupcake
DTD Bongo’s window Cuban sandwich I love Cuban sandwiches!
DTD Earl of Sandwich Holiday turkey sandwich
DTD Ghirardelli Cookie bottom sundae
DTD Goofy’s Candy Kitchen Make your own treat Pretzel rods with Reeses Pieces. No question.
Epcot Crepe kiosk in France Nutella crepe
x Epcot France ice cream shop Brioche ice cream sandwich
Epcot France ice cream shop Ice cream martini
Epcot Holiday kiosk in Germany Hot salted caramel Seasonal
Epcot Japan pavilion (several places) Chocolate ginger cake
x Epcot Joy of Tea stand Tipsy Ducks in Love
Epcot Juice bar in Morocco Ice creams So many interesting flavors!
Epcot Kabuki Cafe Ice creams Green tea, caramel ginger, strawberry azuki flavors!
Epcot Karamell Kuche Chocolate-covered salted caramel
Epcot Karamell Kuche Caramel apple cookie
Epcot Kiosk in The American Adventure Pumpkin spice funnel cake I think this might be seasonal. I’m not even a huge funnel cake fan – I just LOVE pumpkin.
Epcot Kringla Bakeri og Cafe Lefse It’s been a quiet week in Lake Wobegon, my home town, out there on the edge of the prairie.
Epcot Kringla Bakeri og Cafe Troll horn
Epcot Kringla Bakeri og Cafe Rice cream
Epcot Kringla Bakeri og Cafe Veiled maiden
Epcot Le Cellier Pretzel rolls I know. Of all the things they have, I want the bread basket. WHY IS THERE NO CANADIAN COUNTER SERVICE?
x Epcot Pretzel place in Germany Soft pretzel
Epcot Refreshment Port Cronut (a la mode?)
Epcot Rose & Crown English Bulldog Another one I’ll need someone to share with me. I have guilt thresholds to consider.
x Epcot Sommerfest Nudel gratin
Epcot Sommerfest Curry Wurst
Epcot Sunshine Seasons Whoopie pie
Epcot Via Napoli Fritto misto
Epcot Via Napoli Prosciutto e melon pizza
MK Be Our Guest Tuna Nicoise salad
MK Be Our Guest The Master’s Cupcake I hear I should try the grey stuff.
x MK Cheshire Cafe Cake cup THE CHESHIRE CUPCAKE ONE. Oh man. Priority one, I’m telling you.
MK Golden Oak Outpost Corn nuggets
MK Liberty Tree Tavern (Lunch) Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake
MK Plaza Ice Cream Parlor All-American Sundae
x MK Sommerfest Grapefruit beer
MK Starbucks Peanut butter cupcake
MK Storybook Treats Cookie fudge sundae
x MK Sunshine Tree Terrace Citrus swirl I’m pretty into Dole Whip floats, but tons of people swear by these, so…
MK/Boardwalk Plaza/Beaches and Cream Mickey’s Sink Sundae
x Multiple Multiple Sweet cream cheese pretzel
Multiple Multiple Babycakes mini cupcake pack
x Multiple Multiple Mickey ganache tart
Multiple Multiple Marshmallow wand I hear the marshmallows are homemade?
Polynesian Captain Cook’s PB&J cupcake
Polynesian Captain Cook’s Chocolate beer cupcake
Polynesian Captain Cook’s Tiki toffee
x Pop Century Everything Pop King cupcake
Pop Century Everything Pop Cotton candy lemonade
Port Orleans Sassagoula Floatworks Biegnets
Yacht Club Captain’s Grille Dark chocolate waffles

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14 Comments

  1. Holy Mary Mother of God I think this is the beautiful thing my eyes have ever beheld. A spreadsheet. Of FOOD. Also, since we will be 5 in November and 3 in January, JUST THINK HOW MUCH YOU CAN SAMPLE IF WE SPLIT THINGS!!!

  2. I KNOW RIGHT?! Once I get my Cake Cup, EVERYTHING is fair game!

    Although November will bring with it SO MANY F&W FESTIVAL ITEMS.

  3. All I can say is I feel your pain! I'm planning a big trip in October to WDW and my list is growing every day! Like you and the Flower & Garden Fest, I still don't know what will be available during the Food & Wine Fest! And my husband is not a big eater when we travel, so I can't rely on him too much to help me with the burden. I'm spending more time researching can't-miss food than everything else with this trip put together, I'm that much of a foodie. I'm hoping hubby's appetite will be better than usual because he's going to have to pick up some slack when I only want to eat half of everything I buy so I can "save room" 😀

    Amazing list by the way! I think I'm going to steal this idea for my trip!

  4. (takes notes frantically) I tend to have a little list of a mix of restaurants and dishes to try….but clearly it needs to be expanded!

    I'm thinking cronuts and the Mickey pants sundae for my trip in October, though the brioche ice cream sandwich intrigues me too. I have to ration my treats for each trip or I'll waddle home.

    Things I've tried that underwhelmed: I came to Dole whips too late, I think. My theory is that you have to imprint on them early. Not pineappley, not that creamy–I'll take the citrus swirl, thanks. Found the prosciutto waffle sandwich a mayo-laden mess…but maybe I got a bad one. I'm going to try the spicy chicken before giving up.

    Move the Raglan Road bread pudding up toward the top–it's a decadent treat. Beignets, too, but eat 'em hot. I kept explaining to my friend that bringing them back to her in the room was not a good idea.

    Additional thoughts: the profiteroles at Chefs de France. A Rachel sandwich at Beaches and Cream. I could go on…

  5. You know it would be amazing if you found a way to convert this spreadsheet into an app that notifies you when you are near a food "must have"…all the eating without any of the thinking, you'd be rich!

  6. Dole Whips and the Nutella Waffle are my two favorite Disney snacks by far! Only other one I might add is the strawberry shortcake at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot…

    My friends and I have a similar list…no idea how we're going to work out way through it! One of my friends chooses a theme each trip, so one trip was cupcakes, one was ice cream sandwiches, etc.

  7. I love this and I love how organized it is! I'm going to steal your idea and make my own list. My absolute favorite Disney treat is the citrus swirl, so I recommend you move that up at the top of your list 😉

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