Five Must-Try Treats You’ll Only Find At Disney World
When it’s time to plan my Disney Vacation, there are a few big things I try to establish upfront. What parks will I visit? What rides are must-do’s? Are there new shows should I check out? And – just as importantly – what am I going to eat?
Disney World is packed full of delicious food. Whether you’re eating around the world in Epcot, grabbing a quick bite between rides in the Magic Kingdom or exploring one of the many restaurants spread throughout Disney World’s numerous resorts, there’s always something tasty to sample. With so many options, deciding what you actually want to try can be an impossible task, but never fear – I’ve compiled a list of five things that absolutely must make it on your must-try list!
A quick Google search will pull up tons of Dole Whip copycat recipes, but for the authentic Dole Whip experience, you’ll need to head to Disney world. Dole Whips are creamy, delicious pineapple-flavored soft-serve desserts. They taste like ice cream, but they’re technically non-dairy. You can technically also find these in Hawaii, and offered by impersonators at restaurants across the country, but for the real deal, you’ll want to grab a Dole Whip at the Aloha Aisle in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom. For the adult drink lover, you can get these in Animal Kingdom with a little rum added. I may or may not have tried this out last time we were there!
The Grey Stuff.
In Beauty and the Beast, Belle is encouraged to “try the grey stuff – it’s delicious!” And boy, they weren’t kidding! You can try the Gray Stuff at the Be Our Guest restaurant, situated inside the Beast’s enchanted castle in Fantasyland. The French-inspired menu is absolutely worth the splurge, but you shouldn’t fill up on your food – leave room for dessert and order a plate of the grey stuff! Even the pickiest eaters shouldn’t be put off by this treat. Despite its strangely-colored appearance, this novel confection isn’t anything too crazy – it’s actually a cookies and cream mousse. During one of our trips, we celebrated my niece's birthday at Be Our Guest. Make sure if you are celebrating, to let them know. Our amazing hostess brought her the magical Grey Stuff filled with confetti and a lit candle. Our night was complete!
Cheeseburger Spring Rolls.
Yes, you heard right! Cheeseburger spring rolls might sound like a little strange, but they’re one of my favorite savory treats you can pick up around Disney World – so don’t miss out! These little guys are only available at the Adventureland Egg Roll Wagon, hidden near the Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse entrance. True to its name, the filling tastes just like a burger – only instead of a bun, it’s wrapped in a crispy spring roll wrapper and fried to perfection.
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Experience a taste of France and beat the Florida heat with a macaron ice cream sandwich. You can find these delectable desserts in Epcot at L’Artisan de Glaces. Tucked away in France, this sweet shop serves a variety of rich ice creams, sweet sorbets, and other desserts. While everything on the menu is worth trying, the macaron ice cream sandwiches can’t be missed! Flavors like peaches and cream, peppermint, and pumpkin spice rotate through the menu based on the season.
Source: Picky Palate
These little desserts were once only available at the Boma restaurant at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, but you can pick up a few to go from Mara (the Lodge’s counter service restaurant) too! Zebra domes are essentially a creamy mousse filling, covered in white chocolate and decorated with a chocolate drizzle. They’re slightly reminiscent of tiramisu, but I haven’t found anything like them anywhere else, which makes them a must-try item at Disney!
Did your favorite Disney treats make the cut? Leave a comment and let me know!
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