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Essential Disneyland Food You Should Try

Disneyland food is some of the best theme park cuisine you’ll find! Don’t miss these essential Disneyland foods on your next trip. We’ve even included the best eats in Disney’s California Adventure!

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Spending a day at the parks of the Disneyland Resort can be a magical experience. The rides, the attractions, the entertainment, and the characters all come together to make an unforgettable experience!

But when it comes time to choose a meal or a treat, options can be overwhelming. Do you go with a classic? Do you hunt down something off the beaten path? Or do you try to find something healthy?

I’ve rounded up all of our family’s favorite Disneyland food so that you have a place to start.

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What Sets Disneyland Food Apart?

One thing I appreciate about Disneyland and California Adventure is that they take time and care to provide a huge variety of options — you’re not just dealing with the standard pizza, burgers, and fries that you’ll find at lots of amusement parks.

I also appreciate the effort at introducing cuisines of many cultures, corresponding to various locations within the parks. You can try everything from bao to enchiladas, beignets to shawarma.

Disney Tips and Hacks You Need to Know

Before you dive in, if you’re planning a trip to Disneyland (with or without a family), I have a ton of Disneyland content that will help you plan the best trip ever! Everything from how to choose which park to go to, to ways to beat long wait times, to sneaky lesser known attractions and resources.

Check out these posts and be sure to pin them so you don’t lose the info.

Healthy Meals at Disneyland

Let’s talk healthy options! Now, my idea of healthy may not exactly line up with yours, but these are my go-to meals when I’m trying to avoid a plate full of heavy, creamy, or fried foods.

This list doesn’t represent every healthy Disneyland food option; these are just my favorites.

Skewers at Bengal Barbeque. I love this option because you can get chicken, beef, or veggie skewers with a side of plain rice and some delicious sauce. It’s simple, lean, and filling (and it tastes really good).

Endorian Roasted Chicken Salad at Docking Bay 7. This salad has my heart! Quinoa, pumpkin seeds, some crazy delicious sauce — I get it every time we eat in Galaxy’s Edge.

Chicken Mixed Green Salad at The Golden Horseshoe. Another salad that I have no problem turning down a corndog for! It does come with fried chicken on top, so be aware. But it has jicama, corn, black beans, and lots of other tasty goodies.

Impossible Cheeseburger at Hungry Bear Restaurant. While it’s not entirely “healthy,” I thought I’d include it here for vegetarians because it’s delicious!

Ronto-Less Wrap at Ronto Roasters. Another meatless option, which is so tasty and satisfying either way. Plant-based sausage, kimchi slaw, and sweet pickled cucumbers wrapped in a fluffy pita.

Classic Disneyland Food

Obviously there is so much Disneyland food to choose from! But these are our tried-and-true, always delicious choices that our family goes back to again and again.

American Breakfast Burrito at Galactic Grill. This breakfast burrito is exactly how a breakfast burrito should be. Be warned: we usually split it between two adults because it’s big.

Soup in a Breadbowl at French Market Restaurant. Whether you get the veggie gumbo or classic clam chowder, this meal is cozy and comforting. Sit in New Orleans Square and people watch while you enjoy.

Lobster Roll at Harbor Galley. Fresh-tasting lobster, with a hint of lemon on a delicious buttery roll. Harbor Galley is a hidden gem in my book, and has a lovely little patio area in the back for seating.

Corndogs at Little Red Wagon or Stage Door Cafe. Not exaggerating when I say that Disneyland has the best corn dogs I’ve ever tasted. They often run out, so order early.

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Bao at Tropical Hideaway. I love the bao for a little culinary adventure, or if you just need a rest and a snack! Order a few different flavors and share with your group.

Monte Christo at Blue Bayou. Eating at the Blue Bayou is a special experience in and of itself, but when you get the legendary Monte Christo it’s next level. A deep-fried turkey, ham, and swiss sandwich — dusted with powdered sugar.

Best Food at Disney’s California Adventure

In California Adventure there are so many great choices as well! Each of the below are definitely stand-out meals.

New York’s Tastiest or Impossible Victory Falafel at Shawarma Palace. This shawarma truck is out of this world! Great flavors and easy to grab and go.

Not So Little Chicken Sandwich at Pym’s Test Kitchen. The Test Kitchen is a fun place to eat because the scale of the food is skewed — some things are shrunken and some are overly large. Gimmick aside, the chicken and flavors in this sandwich shouldn’t be missed.

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Ratatouille or Salmon PLT at Lamplight Lounge. The Lamplight Lounge has a myriad of great things on the menu, it was hard to choose. But these two rise to the top for me.

Clam Chowder in a Breadbowl at Pacific Wharf Cafe. Similar to the breadbowl in Disneyland, this is a staple and always delicious.

Cocina Bowl or Street Tacos Plate at Cocina Cucamonga. We often eat at Cocina with our family and it’s a win for everyone! The bowl is my go-to and Ryan swears by the tacos.

Blue Plate Special at Flo’s V-8 Cafe. Pulled pork in a chipotle BBQ sauce and creamy coleslaw on a bun with a side of big fat steak fries. Yum.

The Best Disneyland Sweets and Treats

Disneyland food isn’t just about square meals, though — let’s talk sweets and treats!

Dole Whip at Tiki Juice Bar. I shouldn’t have to tell you twice that the legendary Dole Whip shouldn’t be missed.

Chile-Mango Whip at Tropical Hideaway. They take Dole Whip to another level at Tropical Hideaway! I think it’s perfect like this, with a little spice added.

Beignets at Mint Julep Bar. Their Mickey-shaped beignets are always hot and truly tasty.

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Mickey Pretzels. One of my favorite snacky treats. You can find them at the pretzel carts along the street.

Must-Try Disneyland and California Adventure Cocktails

Initially, California Adventure was the only park at the Disneyland Resort to serve alcohol, as Disneyland has had a no-alcohol policy. However, with the arrival of the new Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge area, the first bar (open to the general public, aside from Club 33) to serve alcohol inside of Disneyland arrived.

Frozen Margarita at Rita’s Baja Blenders. There’s something about these margaritas! I don’t know if they just taste better in California Adventure or what, but they’re a solid choice on a hot day.

X-Periment at Pym’s Tasting Lab. This cocktail won my heart on our last trip. Tequila, habañero simple syrup, mango boba. It’s spicy and refreshing at the same time.

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Server Room Chill at Lamplight Lounge. A fun gin cocktail, served with dry ice so that it sends a pretty fog up out of the cocktail. The gin isn’t strong, and it’s balanced nicely with Aperol and grapefruit.

Fuzzy Tauntaun or The Outer Rim at Oga’s Cantina. The Fuzzy Tauntaun is peachy and fruity with a big fizzy topper, while The Outer Rim is tequila and yuzu with a black salt rim. Both favorites.

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One Final Tip!

The last and best tip of all? Before you eat, use mobile ordering on the Disneyland app! You can order ahead of time and pick up when you arrive at your restaurant. Saves lots of times and avoids those hangry situations.

Drop a comment and tell us if we missed any of your favorites! Have fun! xoxo

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