I wanted to do a post all about my favorite treats at Disneyland/California Adventure because 1) I absolutely LOVE the Disney food, and 2) I got tons of questions and comments about all the food I posted while there. So I am going to go through a whole list of amazing treats you NEED to get if you take a trip to Disneyland in California.
I also wanted to do this because since coming back I have been eating super healthy and working out. So obviously I am having all the sugary cravings!
One thing you should know ahead of time is that the food at Disneyland can get quite pricey. Colin and I had some money set aside just for food, which we called our “Disney Food Fund.” Silly you might say, but once you try the Raspberry Rose Macaron, you will thank me. We just didn’t want to always be looking for the best deal on food, or leaving the park for something cheaper. Time is money people. We are also big foodies when it comes to vacation. We love trying new foods and trying ALL the foods, so we don’t really like to budget on food. First world problems I know. Anyway, let me share all my favorites!
1. Raspberry Rose Macaron
This was probably my favorite treat from this trip. It was the first time I had every tried it, and I honestly don’t know how I went so long without having one of these in my life! You can find the ‘Raspberry Rose Macaron’ at the Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe. This was my favorite place to eat and get treats. You could get anything there and it wouldn’t be a bad choice.
Take a regular macaron and times that by 5. They are huge and unbelievably delicious! It it raspberry flavored, with raspberry filling and fresh raspberries lining the inside. It is pretty sweet, but the fresh raspberries make it almost refreshing. My whole family fell in love with this, and we all had at least one a day. *If you notice there is a different colored stripe on the macaron each day! It was fun to guess which color they were going to do each day.
2. Matterhorn Macaroon
On our last trip to Disneyland we discovered the ‘Matterhorn Macaroon.’ *sigh* You can also find this delectable treat at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe. I told you, they have the goods! It is a mountain of coconut flavored macaroon with white chocolate on top and sprinkles of coconut flakes. I’ll be honest, I hate most coconut things, but I love this treat! It is actually very dense and rich. It is Colin’s all time favorite treat and always on the top of our list if we are planning a Disney trip.
3. The Jungle Julep
Let me introduce you to ‘The Jungle Julep.’ I feel like this is one of Disneyland’s hidden treasures when it comes to drinks, or maybe I just didn’t know about it until this year. It is a tropical slushy full of: grape, pineapple, orange, and lemon. You can find this beautiful drink at Bengal Barbecue, and trust me, you won’t be disappointed! We all guzzled it down and were blown away! It is very refreshing and not too sweet, which I loved. I would definitely give this drink 10/10!
4. Mickey Mouse-Shaped Beignets
Friends. If you only take away one thing from this blog post, I hope you take away this: “Beignets are phenomenal, and you need to try them.” If you only try one thing, make this the thing. I wish I had a better picture of them, so I found one on Google to compare. We tried these on our very last day at Disneyland, at 9:00 pm. I wish we had discovered these sooner! They were recommended by a friend and I probably could have eaten 5 more.
The Mickey Mouse-Shaped Beignets are found at ‘The Mint Julep’ in Adventureland. They are fluffy little scones covered in powdered sugar. They give them to you in a bag and dump the powdered sugar on top. TIP: before you open the bag and start eating, give the bag a good shake, it will make sure that all the Beignets are covered in powdered sugar.
Since we have returned home I have been craving these non-stop! I have found a couple places in SLC that have beignets, but haven’t been yet. Once I have I’ll let you know what I think!
5. Dole Whip
Dole Whip is an absolute must when spending the day at Disneyland! It is such a refreshing treat! And even though other places outside of Disneyland (and Hawaii) have started serving the Dole Whip soft-serve, I swear it doesn’t compare. Maybe it’s the Disneyland magic, but Dole Whip seems to taste better in the park. It should always be on your list of treats to get! Especially in warm weather.
6. Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs
The Disney Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs are out of this world! They are HUGE and will definitely fill you up for lunch. They are around $9, but are definitely worth the extra dollars. I love that the batter is so thick and delicious! I would definitely recommend trying one if you haven’t! My mom is not a fan of hot dogs or corn dogs. She tried one and loved it! If she can do it, so can you!
7. Disneyland Churros
If Heaven doesn’t have Disneyland Churros, I am going to be very disappointed. I don’t think churros get much better than this. They are insanely long, and always warm with the perfect amount of crunch! Out of all the goodies, this was what I craved the most! Lets get real for a minute, I ate probably 3 a day…I know, I know, but can you blame me? Disneyland Churros are my weakness, and luckily they are readily available in both parks. I thank Disney for placing a cart on every corner!
8. Disney Bread Bowls
If I am going to eat lunch at Disneyland, this is what I am going to eat! It is my favorite Disney lunch and very filling! These Bread Bowls can be found at the ‘Royal Street Veranda’ right behind the Pirates of The Caribbean ride. They have: clam chowder, steak gumbo, and vegetarian gumbo. I got the clam chowder, which is delicious, but I also got a taste of the vegetarian gumbo and it was just as yummy. The soup comes in sour dough bread, which I love! If you don’t, it might not be the lunch for you, but it is a quick, easy lunch that fills you up!
9. Ocean Beach Sea Salt Carmel Sundae
Heading over to California Adventure, a place you must hit is Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. It is like a mini Ghirardelli Square filled with shakes, sundaes, ice cream and chocolates! I ordered the ‘Ocean Beach Sea Salt Carmel Sundae,’ which was one of the more popular items on the menu. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. Everyone ended up eating it with me because they liked it so much better than what they ordered! It had the perfect amount of sea salt, but was definitely something to share. It was worth the hype and the $12!
10. Red’s Apple Freeze
In Car’s Land they have so many delicious treats at the Cozy Cone Motel! My favorite drink i scalled ‘Red’s Apple Freeze.’ It is like an apple sauce slushy. It does have a very sweet taste, and I would recommend sharing this as well, since it ends up being really sweet. But on a hot day, it couldn’t taste better! Even though ‘The Jungle Julep’ made its way to my #1 favorite drink, this is definitely second. A must try while you’re waiting in line for the Car’s ride!
I hope you enjoyed all my favorite treats! If one of your favorites wasn’t on my list I would love to know what yours is, so we can try it when we go back! Happy Monday!