For some, including our family(!), all of the yummy snacks are part of the reason to visit Disneyland time and time again! Today, we’re sharing all the best Disneyland snacks and where you can find each and every one. Sometimes, instead of eating full meals, we snack our way through the park and share a variety of sweet and savory treats – it’s one of my favorite ways to do Disney!
BEST DISNEYLAND SNACKS – SWEET
The original must-have treat, in our family at least, is the Disneyland Churro. Far superior to any of the churro offerings at Walt Disney World (we opt for these treats at WDW), Disneyland churros are a little bit of magic. These iconic treats are $5 each and can be found at churro carts throughout the park. My favorite is the French Quarter cart near the Haunted Mansion but my sister prefers the Space Mountain cart. Really, you can’t go wrong with a churro at Disneyland.
Another classic Disneyland treat, the Matterhorn Macaroon is found at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe. Not to be confused with a macaron (a meringue sandwich cookie made with almond flour), the macaroon is a shredded coconut cookie. And in the case of the Matterhorn Macaroon, it’s designed to look like the famous mountain, complete with white chocolate snow on top! This sweet treat is $3.49 and you can mobile order at Jolly Holiday.
Mickey Beignets are another can’t miss treat at Disneyland. You used to be able to get them at Café Orleans, but they removed them from the menu post-covid. Now, the only place to get them is the Mint Julep Bar, also located in New Orleans Square. Like many other places on this list, you can, and absolutely should, mobile order at the Mint Julep Bar to avoid waiting in what is often a really long line. Mickey Beignets come in either a 3-pack for $4.99 or a 6-pack for $8.49. While we always opt for the traditional powdered sugar ones, there are often seasonal flavors – currently, the seasonal flavor is banana!
Ohhhh, Churro Toffee, I’m still dreaming about you. Ever since I saw Jenny from Disney Hungry post about Churro Toffee a few years ago, it’s been on my list of things to try. It was worth the wait. Seriously, if you’ve never had the Disneyland Churro Toffee, this absolutely NEEDS to be on your snack list! You can get it at the Candy Palace in Disneyland (as well as Trolley Treats in California Adventure and Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney) for $6.49. And for whatever reason, this sweet treat is just a West Coast thing so don’t expect to find it at WDW!
Mobile order this one and you don’t even have to wait in line… You’ll be snackin’ on this cinnamon sugar deliciousness in no time. And don’t forget to order a few pieces to bring home!
Dope whips are another popular sweet treat at Disneyland. If you’re looking to change it up from the usual pineapple soft serve, try the Loaded Dole Whip from Tropical Hideaway. It’s pineapple and mango swirl dole whip, chamoy, mango, and chile-lime seasoning. The sweet and spicy flavor combo was a winner in our family, and at $7.99, it’s not super expensive.
Also found at Tropical Hideaway, the Sweet Lumpia is a mix of banana and jackfruit and has a caramel drizzle on top. It was a great flavor combination and a nice change of pace from the usual sweet offerings in the park. I know jackfruit is becoming increasingly popular in the parks, but this was the first time I’ve seen it in a sweet option. The sweet lumpia is $6.99.
BEST DISNEYLAND SNACKS – SAVORY
I know, I’m sure you’re thinking, “Seriously, a corn dog?! At Disneyland?!”. But these are no ordinary corn dogs! The Disneyland hand-dipped Corn Dogs are dipped in sweet cornbread batter and fried to perfection. Don’t let the line at the Little Red Wagon deter you; these are most definitely worth the wait! Or better yet, mobile order and bypass the line! This savory snack is $9.79 but also comes with a clementine and a bag of chips – you could totally make a meal out of this one.
Did you know that Disneyland has chimichangas?! Totally random, right?? Essentially a fried burrito, you can find this savory snack for $6.99 at Edelweiss Snacks near the Matterhorn. The Chimichanga is filled with ground beef, refried beans, and a traditional Mexican red sauce. They’re big enough to split, especially if you’re planning to snack your way through the park.
And, this is another place where mobile order comes in handy. We walked up to Edelweiss, placed a mobile order, and received our food in the time it took 2 out of about 17 people in line to be helped. You can also grab a chimichanga at most carts that sell turkey legs.
And even better than the regular chimichanga, is the Breakfast Chimichanga. This one is ONLY available at the Ship to Shore cart by Big Thunder Mountain and they only have them as long as supplies last in the morning. It’s a burrito filled with eggs, sausage, potatoes, and cheese, and then fried to create a delicious and portable breakfast option. Grab one to eat while you wait in line for Big Thunder!
So growing up, my parents never let me get the Disneyland pickles and I thought they were horrible parents because of it. Yeah I know, they took me to Disneyland, so they couldn’t have been that bad, but still, I really wanted to try the pickles!! Fast forward to being an adult and having my own kids, I let them order the pickle if that’s what they want for their snack… or breakfast. Disneyland pickles are some of the best pickles in the world – they have a regular option as well as a spicy one (both are $3.99) and you can find them at carts throughout the park.
In addition to dole whips, Tropical Hideaway has some savory options as well. We tried several of the bao bun choices including the Loco Moco Bao (top) and the Lime Chicken Bao (bottom). The Loco Moco has spiced ham, egg, ground beef, and mushroom gravy, while the Lime Chicken is filled with butternut squash and fresh herbs. While both were tasty choices, the Lime Chicken Bao was the winner in our house. Each bao bun is $5.99 and there is also a Spiced Vegetable Bao option that sounds delicious.
Disney is really going for it in the lumpia category with the Sweet Lumpia at Tropical Hideaway (above), the Pineapple Lumpia at Animal Kingdom, and the closely related Spring Rolls at Magic Kingdom. The Pork Lumpia at Tropical Hideaway is a solid option if you’re looking for a savory snack that won’t break the bank. For $6.99 you get two tasty rolls filled with pork and vegetables + a sweet-chili dipping sauce.
BANYAN BEEF SKEWER
Bengal Barbecue is one of our favorites for a high-protein snack that tastes great and is filling. We often get a couple of skewers and split them and it’s just what you need to keep going on a long Disney day. The Banyan Beef Skewer is the spicy version of the traditional Bengal Beef Skewer. Both options are $6.49. When we were mobile ordering I noticed that you could add an extra cup of sauce for $.50 – you really don’t need it since this thing is covered in sauce.
Also at Bengal Barbecue, the Safari Skewer is a must-do. It’s asparagus wrapped in bacon and is absolutely delightful – especially when dipped in some extra banyan sauce. The Safari Skewer is $5.99 and we like ordering a couple plus a couple of the meat skewers for a late afternoon snack.
With so many delicious snack options at Disneyland, where will you start? What’s your favorite Disneyland treat?? Is there something that we missed??