Disney Dining: The Best Snacks At Disney World

By Sally Bahner

Food glorious food! The magic of Walt Disney World is eclipsed only by the vast array of treats and savory entrees available. Disney dining offers something for everyone, especially those with a sweet tooth. So we asked The Intrepid Traveler’s team of Disney guidebook authors to share their favorite Disney treats and snacks.

Steve Barrett, author of the Hidden Mickeys books, knows Disney dining inside out. He’s also very health conscious, so the first thing he shared was his favorite selection of healthy dining at some of Disney World’s finer restaurants.

“My favorite restaurant food: the chicken and vegetables at Teppan Edo in Epcot’s Japan Pavilion; tuna salad sandwich, tomato soup, and rich ice cream shakes at The Plaza Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom; grilled salmon at the Flying Fish Cafe at the BoardWalk Resort, and the marinated chicken entree at Shula’s Steak House in the Dolphin Resort.”

Flying fish salmon is disney dining at its best

Credit Glass Slipper Concierge: Grilled salmon at Flying Fish

Yes, Steve, but what about those sinful treats we asked about?

“Quick bites that I sometimes indulge in are the hot buttered cornbread with jalapeño peppers and cheese at Crossroads-the House of Blues Restaurant at Downtown Disney West Side (Disney Springs); the black bean chili and/or the Wave Waldorf Salad with apples and candied walnuts at The Wave Restaurant in the Contemporary Resort, and no-sugar-added butter pecan ice cream from the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom. And I frequently go for a Mickey Ice Cream Bar in any park!”

Still pretty healthy, but we’re headed in the right direction!

Mickey ice cream bar

Credit foodspotting.com: Mickey Ice Cream Bar

Meredith Lyn Pierce is the author of the Lots To Do In Line books. She says: “My favorite Disney treat is the rice crispy treat dipped in chocolate in the shape of a certain mouse’s head. First of all it tastes great, so there’s that. But to add to its personal magic would be my memory of it. When we checked in to the Disney hotel with our daughter for the very first time, that treat was waiting in our room for us. She was so happy. It instantly became my favorite food in the place.

Rice crispy treat

Credit yourwdwstore.net: Rice Crispy Treat

“I loved eating at The Yak and Yeti. Everything on their menu looked scrumptious. Besides that I would have to say that I love nearly any food that can be found in the Epcot food and wine festival. All delicious.”

When not digging into massive platters of ribs and steaks, Ears of Steel author Bart Scott feeds his sweet tooth. “My favorite is probably unexpected but it’s these prepackaged Minnie’s Bake Shop cookies! They’re found in most gift shops, particularly in the Disney resorts. The white chocolate chip macadamia are my favorite but the raspberry white chocolate someone sent me were great too!


Credit thedisneychef.com: Raspberry Cookie


“Come to think of it, I actually blogged about them!

“However one of the best sweets I had on property – in fact that I’ve ever had anywhere, was at the Karamell-Kuche in the Germany pavilion of Epcot. I had ordered a caramel drizzled peanut butter cookie, which was ok but a little too crumbly for my liking. However a friend got this fresh milk chocolate covered caramel square that was just… hang on… I need a minute.

Credit Nicky's: Karamell-Kuche Brownie

Credit Nicky’s Food and Travel: Karamell-Kuche Brownie

“Just make a point to get one next time you’re at Epcot. If you have kind of sweet tooth you will thank me. Yes it’s a dentist’s nightmare (who am I kidding? It’s a dentist’s dream as long as your insurance pays out fast!).”

Aaron Wallace, author of The Thinking Fan’s Guide to Walt Disney World: Magic Kingdom, cites his own favorites: “I often speak passionately of my love for the Disney churro…

Credit disneychurros.tumblr.com: Disney's 15-inch-long churro

Credit disneychurros.tumblr.com: Disney’s 15-inch-long churro

but some of my other favorites include the Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake at Be Our Guest Restaurant; the Spaghetti & Meatballs cupcake at Mama Melrose’s (it looks just like spaghetti & meatballs!)…

spaghetti-meatballs cupcake

Credit disneyparks.disney.go.com: Spaghetti & Meatballs Cupcake

the beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter; the Peanut Butter & Jelly milkshake at 50s Primetime Café; the Nutella and Fresh Fruit Waffle Sundae in Liberty Square…

Credit chipandco.com: Nutella and Fruit Sundae

Credit chipandco.com: Nutella and Fruit Waffle Sundae

and (of course) the School Bread at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot! Oh, and if it’s trick-or-treat season, I must have the Spiced Pumpkin Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow Inn! Sorry for the long list but I get excited when it comes to the topic of Disney desserts!”

And finally, some tips from Lou Mongello, author of the Walt Disney World Trivia Books, vol 1 & 2. Here Lou tackles Disney dining at Epcot.

Heading for Disney? Or making recommendations for your clients? Be sure to share this list of Disney dining treats at Walt Disney World from the people who know Disney best!


Disney Dining: The Best Snacks At Disney World was last modified: March 17th, 2015 by Kelly Monaghan