From uniquely flavored churros and Mickey beignets to bulgogi burritos and lobster nachos, there are so many delicious things that you must try during your next visit to Disneyland Resort.
So with that being said, here are some of the best things you must eat at Disneyland and California Adventure, listed in no particular order.
Drooling is totally acceptable.
1. Mickey Beignets
Warm, Mickey-shaped, and made to order. Don’t forget to pair it with a mint julep. (Mint Julep Bar)
2. Choco-Smash Candy Bar
A massive chocolate bar filled with peanuts, caramel, nougat, and chocolate brownie. It’s so dang good and addicting. This has quickly become one of my favorite Disneyland snacks. (Pym Test Kitchen)
3. Matterhorn Macaroon
Coconut macaroon dipped in white chocolate. (Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe)
Braised beef and cheese tacos served with tomatillo salsa and consomé. (Coconia Cucamonga Mexican Grill)
5. Chicken Drumstick Box
It might seem mundane, but there’s just something about this fried chicken that hits the spot. (Poultry Palace)
6. Seasonal Funnel Cake
A true hidden gem is the seasonal funnel cakes that come in all types of unique flavors and pairings. The best part about it is that they always tend to have a new, unique, and seasonal funnel cake for you to try. (Hungry Bear Restaurant)
7. Chili “Cone” Queso
Chili, cheese, and corn chips in a bread bowl cone. Get it from Cozy Cone Motel (California Adventure).
8. Tigger Tails
Caramel covered marshmallows. Incredibly delicious. (Pooh’s Corner Bakery)
9. Monte Cristo Sandwich
Deep fried ham, turkey and cheese sandwich dusted with powered sugar, served with a berry compote. (Cafe Orleans)
10. Not so Little Chicken Sandwich
A fried chicken breast sandwich topped with teriyaki and red chili sauces, pickled cabbage slaw on a brioche bun, served with tater tots. (Pym Test Kitchen)
11. Pomme Frites
Garlic fries with a cajun dipping sauce. Need I say more. (Cafe Orleans)
12. Original Hot Link Corn Dog
Hot link covered with a lightly sweet, yet extremely delicious batter. (Corn Dog Castle)
13. Funnel Cake Fries
There’s just something about funnel cakes in french fry form that makes them taste fantastic. Pictured above are the season carrot cake funnel fries which are to die for. (Award Wieners)
14. Plaza Chicken
By far some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever had. (Plaza Inn)
15. Beef Bulgogi Burrito
I’m a sucker for Korean food and this burrito is no exception. By far the best thing on the menu there. Skip the pork ramen and go for the burrito. (Lucky Fortune Cookery)
16. Cheddar Cheese Stick
Who would have thought that a corn dog minus the dog, substituted with cheddar cheese could taste so good. (Corn Dog Castle)
17. Pretzel Bites from Cozy Cone Motel
You can never go wrong with pretzel bites and warm cheese dipping sauces. (Cozy Cone Motel)
And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
18. Lobster Nachos
Heaven on a plate. (Lamplight Lounge)
The best things about these churros is the fact that they heat and dust these with cinnamon sugar for every order, right in front of you. And if they offer a special dipping sauce, it’s worth a try. (Churro carts throughout both parks)
20. Seasonal Churros
One thing I love about Disneyland is that they have seasonal and uniquely flavored churros throughout. Pictured above are the season Fruity Pebble Churros which were so good during Halloween. (Cozy Cone)
21. Sweet Spiral Ration
If you like pineapple flavored snacks, then this pineapple flavored churro dipped in coconut flavored glaze with toasted coconut has your name on it. (Terran Treats)
22. New York’s Tastiest
Chicken shawarma with garlic spread and pickled vegetables, served with coconut yogurt-tahini sauce. When you catch it fresh, it’s perfect. And the photo doesn’t really do it justice. (Shawarma Palace)
23. Cosmic Cream Orb
Cream puff filled with whipped raspberry cheesecake. To be honest, it’s a hit or miss for me. Sometimes I love it, sometimes I despise it, but it’s always worth a try. (Terran Treats)
24. Mint Julep
A minty and refreshing drinks that pairs nicely with Mickey Beignets. (Mint Julep Bar)
25. The Fun Wheel
And last but not least here’s a great drink for adults off the secret menu at the Lamplight Lounge in California Adventure’s Pixar Pier. (Lamplight Lounge)
26. The Original New Orlean’s Beignets
I was hesitant to put this on the list only because I really didn’t get the hype. Maybe I’m just biased since I prefer light and airy beignets as opposed to “cakey” ones, but these were okay. Not disgusting but not amazing. Everyone I talk to though, however, absolutely raves about these. Maybe I just messed up and didn’t get a seasonal glazed one. Next time! (Beignets Expressed, previously known as Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen)
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Tip: If you’re on the Disney Dining Plan, a lot of these treats are also considered snacks, so go ahead and maximize your snack credits!