The BEST Food in Disneyland for 2024

Brace yourself for a culinary adventure through the magical land of Disney!

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Disneyland snacks are more than just sustenance; they’re an essential part of the enchantment, as iconic as Mickey’s ears and as delightful as a spin on the teacups. Let’s take a stroll through some of the most legendary and delish snacks you can chow down on while you soak up the Disney magic.

With so much delicious food compressed into such a relatively small space, you could devote all of your time in Disneyland to just eating and skip all of the attractions, and though your tastebuds would be rejoicing, your stomach and your wallet might have other things to say. So, we’re breaking down the best options in each key food category to help you know how to prioritize your food purchases.

Classic Snacks

Churros

The Churro at Disneyland might be one of the most iconic and popular snacks, ever. Though you can also find churros at Disney World, somehow, they just taste better at Disneyland. Whether it’s the lack of humidity that Disneyland experiences or perhaps the flavors just bloom in that glorious southern California sun, have you ever been to Disneyland if you didn’t have a churro?

It’s hard to beat a DIsneyland Churro.

You’ll find the classic churros around the park, but you can’t miss them at the Frontierland Churro Cart, and you’ll also find some festive seasonal options there.

Frontierland Churro Cart Restaurant

Rating: 9.00 / 10 Recommended By: 100%
Menus: All Day
Services: Snack Cart

Dole Whip

We’re following one iconic Disneyland treat with another, the DOLE Whip. This dairy-free citrus soft serve is cold, refreshing, and slightly addictive. It now comes in a variety of flavors beyond the original pineapple. You can find it in strawberry, mango, lime, raspberry, coconut, and more!

Mango Pineapple Dole Whip from Tropical Hideaway in Disneyland

At Disneyland, you can pick up this cool treat at Tropical Hideaway or Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland, but DOLE Whip is so popular, you’ll see it pop up all around the park in seasonal offerings.

Tropical Hideaway Restaurant

Rating: 10.00 / 10 Recommended By: 100%
Menus: All Day
Services: Take Out or Walk-up Window

Sweet Snacks

Matterhorn Macaroon

Grab this mountain-sized cookie at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, themed after the classic Disneyland ride, Matterhorn Bobsleds.

Quincy enjoying a Matterhorn Macaroon in Disneyland

This macaroon was coconutty and sweet with the perfect cakey texture. The icing on top is a little sweet and adds the perfect creamy finish to this sweet snack!

Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe Restaurant

Rating: 9.50 / 10 Recommended By: 100%
Menus: All Day
Services: Quick Service

Beignets

By now you’ve probably heard the news — Splash Mountain is undergoing a major transformation at Magic Kingdom and Disneyland to become Tiana’s Bayou Adventure. You can grab these classic Creole sweets at Café Orleans and the Mint Julep Bar!

Mickey Beignets!

Or, if you want to take in some jazz while you nosh, you can grab the non-Mickey-shaped beignets at Tiana’s Palace.

Cafe Orleans Restaurant

Rating: 8.85 / 10 Recommended By: 100%
Menus: Children's Lunch/Dinner, Lunch/Dinner
Services: Table Service

Churro Toffee

This treat takes the beloved churro and transforms it into a crunchy, buttery toffee covered in cinnamon sugar. Available at various candy shops, it’s a newer addition but already a fan favorite.

Savory Snacks

Chimichanga

This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of yummy Disney treats, but don’t count this one out. When it comes to savory snacks, the Chimichanga at Stage Door Cafe is right up there with the Corn Dog. The crispy fried burritos are filled with beef, beans, and packed with flavor.

Chimichanga = Big Smiles

This snack is truly the “Beauty and the Beast” of Disney food. Because this snack is far more than it’s deep fried appearance, it has the snack-heart of gold.

Stage Door Cafe Restaurant

Rating: 8.00 / 10 Recommended By: 100%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner
Services: Quick Service

Ronto Wraps

Ronto Wraps are one of the most popular items to make its way to Earth from Batuu at the far reaches of the outer rim of the galaxy. The Ronto Wrap is roasted pork, grilled pork sausage, peppercorn sauce, and slaw all wrapped up in pita bread.

Ronto Wrap

Or you can find a breakfast version during the morning. It’s bright, it’s flavorful, it’s tangy. It’s everything you could want in a handheld space food.

Ronto Roasters Restaurant

Rating: 8.57 / 10 Recommended By: 90%
Menus: All Day
Services:

Best Quick Service

Bengal Barbecue

The home of skewers filled with pork, chicken, beef, and even veggies, if you want your food on a skewer or kabob’ed, this is your spot. Full flavored and marinated.

Bengal Barbecue

The food might be a little salty, but you can find something for every dietary restriction here, whether you’re a carnivore, omnivore, herbivore, gluten-free, vegan, or whatever your pleasure, you can find something (and something TASTY) at Bengal Barbecue.

Bengal Barbecue Restaurant

Rating: 8.45 / 10 Recommended By: 82%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner
Services: Quick Service

Red Rose Taverne

What’s not to love about the Red Rose Taverne? A burger with pastrami — love. Slow-cooked beef poutine — love. The Grey Stuff Gateau with layers of white chocolate mousse and red velvet cake with a raspberry center — LOVE.

Grey Stuff Gateau

We’re pretty sure you’ll find something to love here too, and the prices won’t have you hating yourself.

Red Rose Taverne Restaurant

Rating: 6.75 / 10 Recommended By: 75%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Quick Service

Stage Door Cafe

This is the home of the iconic Disney corn dog and the chimichangas. So, not only do you not have to choose between the two iconic Disney bites, but you also don’t have to traipse across the parks to get them!

Disneyland Corn Dogs

Grab one of each and double-fist these Disney snacks like a Disney pro. Because that’s the unofficial way for how to spot a Disney pro — they have a corn dog in one hand and a chimichanga in the other.

Stage Door Cafe Restaurant

Rating: 8.00 / 10 Recommended By: 100%
Menus: Lunch/Dinner
Services: Quick Service

Best Table Service

Carnation Cafe

This old-fashioned piece of Americana harkens back to a simpler time, but offers modern versions of cafe classic dishes. It serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is easily identifiable by its patio tables organized under striped umbrellas and awnings.

Carnation Café!

Whether you’re dining on Mickey waffles or fried pickles and braised short ribs, you’ll enjoy this laid-back setting that is simultaneously in the middle of the action.

Carnation Cafe Restaurant

Rating: 8.63 / 10 Recommended By: 86%
Menus: Children's Lunch/Dinner, Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast, Children's Breakfast
Services: Table Service

Tiana’s Palace

Tiana’s Palace isn’t just a place to eat; it’s a destination where you can savor the flavors of New Orleans while being enveloped in the magic of Disney storytelling. It’s a perfect spot to relax, enjoy some fantastic food, and maybe even dream a little dream, just like Tiana.

Gulf Shrimp and Grits

Indulge in the beignets, gumbo, jambalaya, and a mint julep to experience the culinary culture of New Orleans without leaving Southern California!

Tiana's Palace Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: Lunch/Dinner
Services: Quick Service

Plaza Inn

The Plaza Inn is a unique dining option in Disneyland in that it is a quick service option at breakfast and a table service option for lunch and dinner. So you can have a completely different experience (and bill) if you eat here for breakfast and later for dinner.

Look at all of those Mickey Waffles!

The breakfast options are standard (though that view of Sleeping Beauty Castle isn’t), and for dinner, it’s hard to choose anything but the Fried Chicken, we’re sure other items are perfectly tasty, but that Fried Chicken has our heart.

Plaza Inn Restaurant

Rating: N/A Recommended By: N/A
Menus: Lunch/Dinner, Breakfast
Services: Quick Service , Buffet/All You Care to Eat

River Belle Terrace

You’ll know this spot because it’s situated with immaculate views of the Mark Twain Riverboat. With a menu that offers Burnt Ends Grilled Cheese, Loaded Tater Tot Bites, and Fried Chicken, we can’t find a solid reason NOT to eat here.

River Belle Terrace

And when we tell you not to pass on the Warm Pimento Cheese & Biscuits, we hope you take us seriously. This is the perfect spot for a midday break and great views of the Riverboat and people watching.

Blue Bayou

Blue Bayou is not just a classic hit from Linda Ronstadt (look it up, it defined a generation and earned her a spot on the Muppet Show). The restaurant is the definition of ambiance. It is nestled in the depths of New Orleans Square, surrounded by the twinkling fireflies and floating boats of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Blue Bayou

This restaurant has been a Disneyland hotspot since it opened in 1967. You can find deep south Creole flavors like Chicken Gumbo, that classic Monte Cristo, and a prime cut Filet Mignon.

Pro Tips

  • Mobile Ordering: Skip the lines by using the Disneyland app’s mobile ordering feature. Trust me, your feet will thank you.
  • Snack Sharing: Many of these snacks are generously sized. Sharing with your squad not only lets you sample more but also saves room for all the gastronomic delights on offer.
  • Timing: Some of the most popular snacks, like Dole Whip, tend to have shorter lines in the morning or late at night. Plan accordingly!

So there you have it —a whirlwind tour of Disneyland’s food scene. Whether you’re a churro fanatic or a Dole Whip devotee, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud. Now, go forth and snack like the Disney royalty you are! 🌟

But stay tuned to AllEars and we’ll keep you posted on all of the best things to do and eat at all of the Disney parks!

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