Best Disneyland Food: 19 Delicious Ideas for Your Day at the Park

September 7, 2022

The Happiest Place on Earth is home to some of the best-tasting foods and snacks you’ll ever try! Know where to find your new favorite treats on your next visit with these delicious ideas for your day at the park!

Follow along to discover the best places to eat at Disneyland!

We visit Disneyland for rides, events, and magical attractions. But what makes a visit to Walt Disney’s revolutionary vacation destination even more magical are the spectacular dining options! 

On your search for the best food in Disneyland, you will realize that the food is half of the fun of spending a day at the "Happiest Place on Earth." If it’s your first time visiting Disneyland, you might be overwhelmed with the number of restaurants to choose from. However, if you're a seasoned visitor and want to narrow down your choices, we’ve got you covered too!

Here’s our curated list of the best table service food at Disneyland and the best food for the on-the-go at Disneyland! 

Best Table Service Food at Disneyland

Lunch Dining Packaged Menu at Plaza Inn

Not sure what you want, but are open to trying some of Disney’s best food selections? We recommend going for the Lunch Dining Packaged Menu at Plaza Inn! Plaza Inn is the place to be for flavorful food and an old-world ambiance.

An adult dining packaged menu consists of the World-Famous Plaza Inn fried chicken, house-made smoked mac ‘n cheese, bacon, pickled onion wedge salad, Mickey-shaped sweet honey cornbread, and a decadent berry cheesecake for dessert!

And, of course, your lunch package entitles you to a choice of a 20-ounce fountain beverage or 20-ounce Dasani water. We're drooling just thinking about this full lunch menu!

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Fully-loaded Cheese Meal at River Belle Terrace

We are craving everything cheese, and so will you when you see the Fully-loaded Cheese Meal at River Belle Terrace! River Belle Terrace is a Disneyland Park table dining favorite for those who wish to dine on delectable down-home cooking with delicious cheese-filled dishes and ice-cold beverages.

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There’s warm pimiento cheese dip, pimiento mac ‘n cheese, classic mac and cheese, house-made brisket with pimiento cheese, and Burnt Ends grilled cheese! All that cheesy goodness deserves a spot on our delicious ideas for a day at Disneyland Park.

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Vegetarian Selection at Cafe Orleans

The historic New Orleans Square eatery at Disneyland Park is a go-to for plant-based food lovers. If you’re wondering where the best vegetarian food at Disneyland is, take a look at the Vegetarian Selection at Cafe Orleans!

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The plant-based house-made White Bean Hummus is a perfect starter, especially when paired with the uber delicious Ratatouille Farro Risotto, which is made without animal meat, dairy, eggs, or honey. A warm cup of white bean and kale soup is also available–perfect for rainy weather while you dine inside the comfortable French quarters that is Cafe Orleans.

Chicken Jambalaya for Dinner at Blue Bayou Restaurant

The Blue Bayou Restaurant is generally one of the hardest dining reservations to secure across the Disneyland Resort. The restaurant welcomes guests with an enigmatic setting within the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

While dining indoors is a great option, dining outside is unforgettable. If the weather permits, head outdoora for dinner and enjoy the best food at Disneyland underneath festive lantern lights. Check out the Chicken Jambalaya for Dinner at Blue Bayou Restaurant! It’s made of sustainable jumbo shrimp, Andouille sausage, tasso ham, Creole-spiced rice, and tasso ham-tomato jus.

Pizza-All-You-Can-Eat at Alien Pizza Planet

Out-of-this-world pizza is found at Disneyland Park! Your pizza cravings will be resolved with Pizza-All-You-Can-Eat at Alien Pizza Planet. Check out real Italiano pizza selections, such as Supernova Pizza Special, Mega Pepperoni, and Mozz-114 Cheese Pizza!

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Want to taste them all? Pizzas at Alien Pizza Planet Disneyland are sold per slice, plus you can pair a slice with pasta to make it a full meal. Choose from Count Down Chicken Fusilli, Count Down Shrimp Fusilli, and Tomato Cream Pasta!

For vegetarians, the plant-based Impossible™ Bolognese is just as delicious, especially when served with vegetarian Satellite salad.

Gungan Broth Noodles at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Hungry travelers can fuel up on galactic grub at this local eatery in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. There are a lot of amazing foods to discover at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, and if you have never been, we recommend that you try the Gungan Broth Noodles at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo first.

It’s made of roasted pork, angel hair pasta, bok choy, mushrooms, yuzu-tomato compote, and pesto-tonkatsu broth! Star Wars fans can also feast on authentic Endorian fare with Endorian Fried Chicken Tip-Yip–a combination of roasted chicken and roasted vegetable potato mash with green gravy.

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Mexican Fiesta at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

Amigos and Amigas, head over to Disneyland’s hacienda for the best classic Mexican cuisine! Make it a Mexican Fiesta at Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante’s muy bonita patio with lunch and dinner selections like Trio of Street Tacos, Burrito Sonora with Chicken, Mexican Chicken Caesar Salad, Bean and Cheese Burrito, and much more!

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And, of course, what’s a Mexican fiesta without various dips and sides? Enjoy Crispy Chips con Limón and or Crispy Chips con Limón with Salsa!

There are tons of allergy-friendly Mexican tacos and burritos! Order Dairy Allergy-Friendly Cauliflower Tacos, Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy-Friendly Tostada Salad with Beef, Soy Allergy-Friendly Fire-grilled Half Chicken, and much more!

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Best Food for On-the-Go at Disneyland

Mickey-shaped Beignets at Mint Julep

Walking around the streets of Disneyland Park with a Mickey-shaped snack on hand. Now, that’s a vacation to look forward to! You can get Mickey Beignets at Mint Julep Bar, tucked in the patio area of the French Market Restaurant in Disneyland's New Orleans Square.

Enjoy 3-pack or 6-pack Mickey-shaped beignets, best served with a New Orleans Mint Julep (a refreshing mint drink with a hint of lime) on a warm summer day. Depending on the season, you can also try seasonal-flavored beignets like Banana Mickey-shaped Beignets and Pumpkin-spiced Mickey-shaped Beignets.

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Lime Chicken Bao and Sweet Lumpia at The Tropical Hideaway

Are you in the tropics, or are you in Disneyland? Head to Tropical Hideaway, and you'll be in both! Escape to an amazing jungle oasis where you can delight in our recommended tropical fare, Lime Chicken Bao, and Sweet Lumpia at The Tropical Hideaway.

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The lime chicken bao comes with butternut squash and fresh herbs, while the sweet lumpia is filled with banana and jackfruit, topped off with a sumptious caramel drizzle. It’s a unique combo snack you won’t find anywhere else at Disneyland Park!

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Fish and Chips and Chicken Tenders at The Golden Horseshoe

The Fish and Chips and Chicken Tenders at The Golden Horseshoe are all-time favorites! These are comfort foods for children and adults alike! However, what makes eating at The Golden Horseshoe for lunch or dinner so special, is the piano player! Listen as they tell stories of magical lands beyond and perform fun songs. For families with kids, this is one of the best Disneyland food with entertainment spots. 

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Everything Chili Cheese at Hungry Bear Restaurant

One of the best flavors ever invented by humankind is here for you to enjoy! Dig into Everything Chili Cheese at Hungry Bear Restaurant, where a friendly beaver statue welcomes you to an inviting oasis for chili cheese lovers! So whether you want chili cheese on your fries, onion rings, or Angus beef burger, you can always count on Hungry Bear Restaurant to satisfy all of your chili cheese cravings!

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You can also opt for the Plant-based Impossible Chili Cheese Fries at The Golden Horseshoe. It’s the same quality chili cheese goodness, only plant-based, to suit your diet.

Signature Po’Boys at French Market Restaurant

Ever tasted a delicious traditional sandwich from Louisiana? It’s called a Po’Boy – full of meaty goodness whether you prefer roast beef or fried seafood. Whether you’re a Po’Boy fan or are eager to get your first bite, Disneyland offers adventurous foodies the best Signature Po’Boys at French Market Restaurant.

Choose from two best-tasting Po’Boys – Louisiana-style Buttered Shrimp Po' Boy or Slow-roasted Beef. Both are served on a rustic roll, which you can enjoy at the restaurant’s beautiful garden patio. Or, if you’re rushing to your next Disneyland attraction, no worries! The Po’Boys are made for people on the go.

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Beef Jungle Skewers at Bengal Barbecue

Tasty and full of flavor, the Beef Jungle Skewers at Bengal Barbecue are some of the best Disneyland food you need to try! Bengal Barbecue is tucked right across the way from Indiana Jones Adventure, where the rides and attractions will unleash your roaring hunger and make you crave sizzling grilled meats and veggies.

Tear into some toothsome jungle skewers that feature spicy or sweet beef, chicken, bacon-wrapped asparagus, or fresh vegetables. And if skewers aren’t enough, you can also forage on satisfying options like pineapple spears, pickles, and tiger tail breadsticks!

Char Siu Chicken Drumsticks at Kat Saka’s Kettle

Kat Saka’s Kettle is an eclectic food stall where the most popular Disneyland food selections include piping hot flavored popcorns, which you can munch on while you explore Black Spire Outpost.

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However, depending on the season, you might be able to grab one of the best Disneyland snacks by grain merchant Kat Saka – Char Siu Chicken Drumsticks at Kat Saka’s Kettle! It’s char siu-glazed chicken drumsticks, but what we love about it most especially is that the savory taste doesn’t end on the skin. You’ll taste the char siu flavor to the bone!

Maurice’s Donut Holes at Maurice’s Treats

We all love Maurice from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast – a doting father and a genius inventor! We’ve never seen him bake anything in the movies, but at Disneyland Park, you’ll have the opportunity to taste one of his great inventions – Maurice’s Donut Holes at Maurice’s Treats!

This old-world European snack wagon offers one of the tastiest treats, officially called Maurice’s Pieces, which are donut holes tossed in your choice of signature sugar – chocolate sugar, cinnamon sugar, or milk and cookies sugar.

Best Places to Eat Breakfast at Disneyland

Classic Coffee and Bacon Breakfast at Carnation Cafe

Start the morning with a Classic Coffee and Bacon Breakfast at Carnation Cafe! Carnation Cafe is best known for offering classic comfort food, including some of Walt’s favorite dishes. As one of the first guests in the morning, you can relax under a candy-striped umbrella and watch the world pass by while you wait for your full hot breakfast.

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You may opt for a Breakfast Skillet, which consists of cheese egg bites, breakfast potatoes, apple-wood smoked bacon, sliced smoked sausage, and shredded cheese with a tomato garnish. Or, if you’re more of a sandwich person, you can still enjoy the apple-wood smoked bacon on your Breakfast sandwich. For drinks, we recommend a warm cup of coffee, but hot cocoa is equally satisfying.

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Yummy Macarons and Fresh Pastries at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe

The Yummy Macarons and Fresh Pastries at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe are undeniably some of the best-tasting breakfasts at Disneyland Park. Imagine sitting on an expansive Victorian-style garden patio while nibbling on an assortment of sweet and flaky baked goods.

For fresh pastries, we recommend sampling breakfast entrees like the Egg Bacon Croissant sandwich. And, of course, it’s never too early for dessert! Your first sugar rush of the day will come from assorted heavenly macarons like raspberry rose Mickey macaron and Matterhorn macaron.

chocolate caramel macaron shaped like the Mickey Mouse logo topped with peanuts and chocolate on a plate for the Food and Wine Festival at Disneyland, Anaheim, California, USA

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A Hearty Breakfast Bowl and Blood Orange Slush at Galactic Grill

Let Galactic Grill launch you to your next outpost! Ordering A Hearty Breakfast Bowl and Blood Orange Slush at Galactic Grill is a great way to fuel up for a full day of adventure, especially if you’re looking to start your extraterrestrial explorations at Tomorrowland.

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You'll find a tasty selection of sandwiches, assorted desserts, plant-based wraps, and allergy-friendly fare at Galactic Grill, but we recommend the breakfast bowl for those who want to taste a little bit of everything. For dessert and drinks, pair the blood orange slush with the new Darth by Chocolate surprise!

Scrumptious Sourdough Bowl at Royal Street Veranda

Why not sit on the patio under a lovely wrought-iron balcony and enjoy a Scrumptious Sourdough Bowl at Royal Street Veranda? The bread bowls at Royal Street Veranda are some of the freshest and best-tasting baked sourdough bread bowls with clam chowder.

Royal Street Veranda’s creamy clam chowder is loaded with tender clams, fluffy potatoes, and crunchy bacon. It's surprisingly easy to eat in the morning! We suggest adding a plant-based Royal Wrap. It consists of seasoned plant-based meat with rice, black-eyed peas, dairy-free cheddar, lettuce, and Cajun dressing in a spinach tortilla.

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How to Make Dining Reservations at Disneyland

Before making dining reservations at Disneyland, please note a theme park reservation and valid admission to the same park on the same date for each person aged three and older.

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Once you’ve secured a theme park reservation and valid admission to the same park, making dining reservations online is easy! First, sort the complete list of restaurants by location. You'll then easily see the restaurants at Disneyland Park that offer reservations. Next, select where you want to try the best foods to eat at Disneyland, and select the date, time, and party size! 

In addition, please note that a credit card is required to make a dining reservation. Your credit card won’t be charged until you dine. However, you may be charged a fee if you miss your reservation or do not cancel within the period.

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