I had the best Thanksgiving celebrating with my family at Disneyland. We spent three days scrambling from Guardians of the Galaxy- Mission: Breakout! to It’s a Small World, and don’t even get me started on how INCREDIBLE Fantasmic was. I’m sure there will be many more Disneyland posts to come, but to kick it off, I thought it’d be fun to share my top five Disneyland snacks. Besides, what’s Disneyland without over the top deliciousness.
1. Lobster Nachos
Everything about this snack is luxurious. Located at the Cove Bar in California Adventure, lobster nachos are a popular appetizer on their menu. Cove Bar’s house-made tortilla chips are a bed for black beans, Pico de Gallo, chipotle crema, aged cheddar cheese and Oaxaca cheese sauce. Of course, the top of the nachos is adorned with chunky pieces of lobstah! The Cove Bar is located on Paradise Pier. You can enjoy this snack while overlooking California Screamin’ and Mickey’s Fun Wheel.
The bar itself is adorable with it’s beautiful, beachy theme. This is a fabulous spot for drinks, great views and a mid-day snack. Make sure you snatch this treat up before Cove Bar closes Jan. 8 for the new Paradise Pier re-theming. This delicacy can be purchased for $16, and I estimate it feeds about four (or two if you’re greedy).
Beignets? Tiana has got a fresh batch just waitin’ for you! Mint Julep Bar is one of the prettiest little nooks and crannies in all of Disneyland. There’s nothing quite like it at Walt Disney World. Their selection of seasonal and classic beignets and non-alcoholic mint juleps will sure to be a relaxing treat in the heat of the afternoon. I wasn’t sure I was going to be a fan, but they were delightful little puffs of Mickey-shaped dough covered in sweetness. What’s not to love? Devour three for $4.49 or treat yourself and your loved ones to six sweet beignets for $7.49.
3. Mickey Bar
When you hear timeless Disney classic, you probably don’t think of Mickey Ice Cream Bars. These suckers are the best treat to cool off or treat your chocolate craving. I believe they cost around $4.75, and you can find them all over the parks in Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
One of the in many gems in California Adventure is The Bakery Tour hosted by Boudin Bakery. Enter the short tour, sample Boudin’s bread and watch as the bakers prepared loaves, bread bowls and Mickey-shaped loaves! It really is quite amazing and their bread is delicious. Get a complimentary sample or take home a full size loaf shaped like a Christmas tree or candy cane for $8.49. These can be purchased at Boudin’s Bread Cart or Pacific Wharf Café.
Try the Grey Stuff! It’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the dishes! You’re in for a treat at the Red Rose Taverne. The limited time only, quick service dining is located in Fantasyland with a magic menu such as the Grey Stuff Gâteau and Lemon Rose Cake. Both treats are offered for $5.49. The Grey Stuff is rather sugary, but it’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. A raspberry center is hidden inside layers of red velvet cake and white chocolate mousse. The Grey Stuff sits atop a shortbread cookie.
Speaking of sweet, another Insta-famous Cove Bar delicacy is the Cotton Candy Lemonade. This colorful, non-alcoholic drink is sure to make your taste beds pucker. The blue lemonade comes in a tall glass topped with a heap of blue and pink cotton candy. Pulling apart the sugary cloud and melting it into your drink will surely make all kids, big and small, jealous.
Honorable Mention: Marceline’s Confectionery
Although not technically in the parks, Marceline’s Confectionery offers tons of perfect take-home treats! We tried the dark chocolate bark and the cake pops, but Marceline’s is an adorable place for any candy, cookies or sweet souvenirs. Make sure you stop by the store in Downtown Disney to browse the treats and even watch the cast members make them.
There’s still plenty of snacks I have yet to try! Below is my Disneyland Snack Bucket List. Please comment and let me know what other treats I need to get in my belly on my next trip. Any seasonal favorites? Disneyland classics I’m missing? Let me know!
– Ghirardelli Sundae
– Cozy Cone Treats
Thanks it for today. Happy Holidays all! More on Disneyland, the holidays and our upcoming Disney Cruise trip soon.