Disneyland is full of famous “must-haves” food to try. If you search it on Pinterest, you’ll find loads of posts and pins about all the greatest foods.
Many of the blogs about Disneyland I read are from locals, or people who live close enough to make the go multiple times a year. I live in Colorado, so heading to Anaheim involves a flight and a hotel room. In other words, it’s a once a year thing. This time, I had three day tickets, so all the eating I did took place over three days. It was a lot, but I love snacking, and I was on vacation. Admittedly, most of the items on this list are sweet, but I love sugar, so I’m not apologizing.
I was fortunate enough to go during Pixar Fest, a special event that lasts until September 3rd, 2018. Some of the best food I ate at Disneyland were Pixar Fest specials, but lots are foods you can get anytime.
So, here are the nine best things I ate in Disneyland:
Funnel Cake Fries
When I first heard about funnel cake fries, I was skeptical. Aren’t they just like a funnel cake? But I was wrong. I was so wrong. Every time we walked by Award Weiners in Disney’s California Adventure (the only place you can get them), there was a long line, and as it turns out, it was for good reason. Disney knew what they were doing when they created this masterpiece. The actual fries themselves resemble pieces of a funnel cake, but they’re topped with sweetened condensed milk and a light, airy whipped cream and fruity cereal pieces. It’s very sweet, so I recommend sharing, but it’s delicious, and nothing like a traditional funnel cake.
Served as an appetizer at Cafe Orleans, a sit down restaurant in New Orleans Square, Pomme Frites are the best midday pick me up I could imagine. Much more than a regular French fry, they’re coated in Parmesan, garlic and parsley and served with a delightfully tangy sauce. There’s enough to share, so bring a friend and split them while people watching. It’s unlike any other French fries I had in the rest of the park (or anywhere outside the park, for that matter).
I studied abroad in France, but this Raspberry Macaron was one of the best macarons I’ve ever had. Besides being adorably Mickey-shaped, it’s filled with delicious raspberry creme and real, fresh raspberries. I got mine at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, located at the end of Main Street in Disneyland. They’re large, so they would be easy to share, but you might not want to!
Corn Dog and Fries
Although you can find corndogs throughout the country, there’s something special about Disneyland ones. Hand dipped, it’s like they’re made of magic. There’s a thick breaded layer that covers the delicious hot dog, making it a wonderful corndog. The fries were crispy, fresh and warm. We went early in the day to avoid lines, and we shared, but I certainly could have devoured one by myself. We got ours from the Stage Door Cafe in Disneyland proper, although they’re available throughout the park.
Millennial Pink Macaron
I have absolutely no problem admitting I ate macarons two days in a row. Filled with strawberry creme and coconut lime jelly, and dipped in white chocolate, this treat was truly delectable. With a cute, edible bow that tastes great, this is truly one of the most adorable treats in the park! Like the Raspberry Macaron, it’s rather large, so it’s perfect for a big snack or to share. I got mine at Clarabelle’s in Disney’s California Adventure, but I also saw it at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe off Main Street.
Another dessert perfect for sharing, these Mickey Beignets are wonderful. They’re light and airy, and powered sugar covers the donuts perfectly. At Cafe Orleans, in New Orleans Square, they’re available as a dessert and come with a delicious creme Anglaise and fruit coulis for dipping. One order is five beignets, so definitely share with your friends and family so you don’t waste any.
Marshmallows coated with caramel and sugar and drizzled with chocolate to create the iconic stripe, these tigger tails resemble Tigger’s iconic bouncing tail. With a hint of freshly made caramel in every bite, these Tigger Tails take the cake for best food I had on a stick in Disneyland. They’re sticky, fun to eat and perfect for an after lunch snack. We got ours at Pooh’s Corner in Critter County.
Pixar Pier Frosty Parfait
When I first made my list of foods I wanted to try at Disneyland, this didn’t make the cut. It wasn’t until I noticed that everyone – and I mean everyone – at Disney’s California Adventure was carrying around one of these cones. One of the Pixar Fest specials, these Pixar Pier Frosty Treats are not only picturesque but delicious, too. The lemon ice cream makes them tangy, while the blue raspberry swirl (which is the consistency of a slushy) brings a sweet twist. They’re available at the Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats in Pixar Pier.
Hunny Pot Rice Krispy Treat
I have always loved Disney’s rice krispy treats. No matter which park I go to, I always make a point of grabbing one. On this trip, I tried the Hunny Pot Rice Krispy Treat available at Pooh’s Corner in Critter Country. Like all fresh rice krispy treats from Disneyland, this one was soft and gooey. Chocolate makes this delicious, as well.