Disneyland may be where all childhood dreams come true, but Disneyland is also quickly becoming a foodie mecca as well. With a wide array of culinary pleasures to choose between, from carts to fine dining, here are our picks for best Disneyland eats.
On The Go
For a quick bite on the go without the muss and fuss of sitting to eat because you’ve got places to go and lines to wait in!
Fresh Fruit Stands
Main Street and In Frontierland
The numerous fruit carts and stands located throughout Disneyland park have healthy food options from fresh fruit chilling on ice, cold beverages to hummus snacks to grab and eat on the go. There is a fruit cart located on Main Street near the lockers and the permanent fruit stand, Tropical Imports, is located in Adventureland.
Smoked Turkey Leg
near Sleeping Beauty’s Castle
These giant caveman turkey legs are slow roasted to perfection over an open flame. The giant smoked turkey legs can be found in the courtyard at the entrance of Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Make sure you grab lots of napkins!
Little Red Wagon
The Little Red Wagon is quite possibly the best place to get a corn dog in Southern California. Located on Main Street near the baby center, the Little Red Wagon is serving up giant corn dogs out of an actual red car.
Kid-Friendly Sit-Down Dining
Choose one of these kid-friendly restaurants to take a load off and enjoy a meal. From kid-friendly pizza and hamburgers to a view on the water, your kids will love it.
Perhaps the best kid’s restaurant inside the park, this American-cuisine restaurant comes with a Jedi-training Academy show at the Tommorrowland Terrace stage. Kids from the audience ages 4-12 will be called up to learn the Jedi ways. Tomorrowland Terrace is located in Tomorrowland by the Matterhorn.
Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port
This Italian food and pizza mecca is a delicious treat during a busy, fun-filled day at Disneyland. Set below Space Mountain, Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port occupies the former spot of the Mission to Mars attraction.
The Hungry Bear restaurant has the ambience of a real outdoorsy, out-in-the-woods, cabin experience. Nestled amongst real pine trees and against the Rivers of America, the Hungry Bear restaurant is serving up the best all-American cookout in Disneyland.
For all of the culinary pleasures one could have in Disneyland, these are the finest establishments.
French Market Restaurant
New Orleans Square
The French Market Restaurant embodies the true New Orleans spirit with hanging ferns, wrought-iron and delectable jambalaya. The Royale Street Bachelors, a three-piece jazz band, plays on a stage in the middle of the restaurant throughout the day.
inside the Pirates of Caribbean Attraction
The unique ambiance of the Blue Bayou restaurant is what sets the mood for the delicious Cajun-Creole cuisine. Located within the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, the Blue Bayou seating is under a constant night sky, complete with twinkling “fireflies.”
New Orleans Square
Café Orleans is a Creole-inspired restaurant with the best and most infamous Monte Cristo sandwiches this side of the Mississippi. With a view of the Rivers of America and the warm feeling of New Orleans, it is no wonder Café Orleans is a foodie favorite.
33 Royal Street in New Orleans Square
Club 33 is an exclusive VIP invite-only restaurant in New Orleans Square envisioned by Walt Disney himself. Although Walt never had the opportunity to enjoy the club himself (he passed away just six months before its completion), Club 33 remains the most sought-after invite for Disney lovers everywhere.
Desiree Eaglin is itching for another trip to Disneyland to eat some of this yummy food again. She blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can follow her Disney-loving tweets on Twitter too.