Behold: proof that I am insane! BUT ORGANIZED.
|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.
|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?
|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.
|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:
- Do you see any items here that no longer exist? I need to remove them.
- 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.
- Do you see any items here that you LOVE LOVE LOVE? I should probably try them first!
- Do you NOT see any items here that really ought to be? I should add them!
- 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
|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||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.|
|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|
|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|
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