Top Ten Must Try Foods at the Disneyland Resort

Disney does a lot of things well, and food is one of them. If you’re looking for must-try foods at Disneyland, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are 10 of our family’s favorites Disneyland treats!

Let’s face it, your trip to Disneyland is not just based on the attractions. It’s also about the food! You can usually sneak your own food into the parks, but if you’re looking for a few items that are worth the splurge, here are our favorites!

Top Ten Must Try Foods at Disneyland

Top Ten Must-Try Foods at the Disneyland Resort

  1. Churro – This sugary treat is a must-have for my kids (and grown-ups) each time we visit the parks. These are best enjoyed early in the morning, when you really need the sugar rush. Disneyland Churros
  2. Dole Whip – Only available at the Tiki Juice Bar outside of the Tiki Room. The line can get really long outside the Tiki Room attraction, so step in through the turnstile and purchase your Dole Whip there where the line is almost always shorter. Then stay for the show – you can take your food in with you! Dole Whips
  3. Corn Dogs – at Little Red Wagon on Main Street (Disneyland) or Corn Dog Castle at DCA. This seems to be a favorite of so many, so I had to add it to the list. However, these babies are HUGE! They are listed on the menu as being served with chips, but you can request them a la carte. cdc109209LARGE
  4. Fried Chicken – at the Plaza Inn. Some of the best fried chicken we’ve ever tasted, and there’s enough to share (or not). Served with yummy mashed potatoes and green beans, or can be purchased a la carte. DSC_6888
  5. Turkey Leg – bring out your inner cave man with a giant smoked turkey leg. Available at various locations in the parks. turkey-leg
  6. Gibson Girl Sundae – An iconic staple on Main Street in Disneyland, Gibson Girl featured some of the best (and biggest) ice cream sundaes around. The Strawberry Street Car Sundae is my personal favorite! Strawberry Sundae at Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor Disneyland
  7. Mickey Ice Cream Bar – No Disney vacation is complete until you have enjoyed this frozen treat. Or how about just a Mickey shaped anything? tumblr_m97xggLUeW1qkjvngo1_1280
  8. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Stop by the Bengal Barbecue, located across from the Jungle Cruise. You won’t regret it! Meat and veggies on sticks – doesn’t get much more primal than that. 8359989256_99b0578624_b
  9. Clam Chowder – Served in a bread bowl at The Harbor Galley and the The Royal Street Veranda in New Orlean’s Square (Disneyland) and at Pacific Wharf Cafe (DCA). This is my personal favorite lunch. Creamy chowder and soft, chewy sourdough bread = perfection! bread_bowl_disneyland_food_clam_chowder-1
  10. Character Dining Experience – while not specifically based on the food, everyone should experience character dining at least once. Our favorite’s are at Ariel’s Grotto (DCA), The Plaza Inn (Disneyland) and Goofy’s Kitchen (Disneyland Hotel). It’s a great chance for your kids to get up close and personal with their favorite characters and spend a little one on one time with them.

Disney character dining

We are a family of Disney fanatics. We have annual passes and visit often. Over the years we have learned some tips and tricks about the parks, and definitely have our favorite must-see, must-do and must-eat places and attractions for each visit. You can find all of our favorite Disney tips HERE

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  1. Hi, Kristin!

    Tell me I’m not dreaming… I swear I remember beer being served at Big Thunder Barbecue years ago. It’s weird that Disney says they’re serving alcohol for the very first time at Oga’s Cantina (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge). I just can’t be the only one that has this memory!

    PS
    Love your blog!

    1. Thanks May Ally! I don’t think beer was served at Big Thunder Ranch. But alcohol has always been served at Club 33…most people just didn’t know it existed!

  2. I was sad to see they took out Ariel’s Grotto and no longer offer breakfast with the princesses…that by far was one of the best experiences as a grandma and my granddaughter said it was a fun surprise for her as well…and the breakfast was so delicious. I know they moved Princess dining experience to a new location, but the cost is much more expensive than what it had been for four of us…was around $300…$75 per person…now it’s at Napa Rose and $125 per person. Just giving readers a fair warning.

  3. Bengal BBQ is one of our favorite places for dinner!! My daughter has crazy gluten and dairy allergies and the turkey leg, Bengal BBQ beef (no sauce), bacon wrapped asparagus, and dole whips are all safe for her!