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Top 10 Salty/Savory Snacks at Walt Disney World

Top 10 Salty/Savory Snacks at Walt Disney World

Putting together these top 10 snack lists is tough, there are just so many options and they are all good!  Many, but not all of the items listed here are available as snack credits on the Disney Dining Plan.  I tried to span the world to find savory or salty snacks throughout the theme parks.  I chose some standby favorites, and maybe a couple of new things you haven’t thought of trying.  It was tough to narrow down my choices and rank them, so I need to give a shout out to my friend Lara for her help!

 

10.  Nachos

Nachos are a fairly standard salty snack item, and you can find these in multiple theme parks and resorts.  Not all nachos are created equally though.  Some that get honorable mention are those served up at Rainforest Café, Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian [these may or may not be available in their current temporary location], Splitsville, and Casey’s Corner (mainly because you can take them outside and look at the castle while you eat).  My favorite place for nachos is La Cantina de San Angel, appropriately located in the Mexico pavilion.  Eat them while looking out over World Showcase Lagoon . . .ahhh, delicious and relaxing.

9.  Turkey Leg &/or Pork Shank

These huge hunks of meat are fan favorite.  Turkey leg carts are located throughout the parks, but the pork shank can be found only in Gaston’s Tavern in New Fantasyland.  While I don’t find the idea of eating a big piece of meat in a theme park appealing (they are both a little too Fred Flintstone for me), many people love the flavor and hearty snack they provide.

8.  Egg Roll

Again, these Chinese treats are found in several park locations.  Like my friend Lara and her family, it is fun to grab an egg roll from Lotus Blossom Café in Epcot.  And many people give high marks to the Yak and Yeti Local Foods Café version in Animal Kingdom.

7.  Fresh Cut Chips

Here I mean the “homemade” chips, freshly fried, hand cut – whatever you want to call them – that do not come out of a bag.  Sommerfest in Germany has a version with paprika-curry spice.  You can also find them at several food courts – Port Orleans Riverside and Art of Animation both have a yummy version.  Speaking of Art of Animation, another good savory snack option there is the Naan Bread with dipping sauce (I told you it was hard to narrow down).

6.  Roasted Corn

This may be one you don’t know about or haven’t tried – remember this is a vegetable so it’s good for you!  This snack is found at Liberty Square Market in Magic Kingdom with two versions, a “plain” roasted corn and an Italian Spiced roasted corn.  Give it a try!

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5.  Corn Dog Nuggets

These little gems are found at Casey’s Corner on Main Street – a “poppable” corn dog that is easy to snack on the go between attractions.  Lots of people head to Casey’s every trip just to get these nuggets.  They are also available on the Kids Menu at Restaurantosaurus in Animal Kingdom.

4.  Fish & Chips

My family loves to snack our way around the World Showcase, often sharing food from various quick service stands.  The Yorkshire County Fish Shop in the UK is a favorite spot for freshly fried fish and chips.  It is a great snack with authentic UK character.  And you can wash it down with a Bass Ale or Harp Lager available at the same location.

3.  The Soft Pretzel

You can find this almost everywhere in the world it seems.  And lots of different varieties:  Jalapeno Cheese Stuffed, Mickey Shaped, Cream Cheese.  However, my favorite soft pretzel comes from the Germany pavilion.  Maybe it is just the name “authentic hand-twisted” that makes it taste better, but it does.  (It could also be the beer selection at the same cart)

2.  Ham and Cheese Croissant “Croissant Jambon Fromage”

Found in Les Halles Boulangerie (the bakery in France), this is one of the best values whether you are on the Dining Plan or paying out of pocket.  These buttery, cheesy, scrumptious sandwiches are just $4.75 or a snack credit.  I highly recommend a stop here.

1.  Popcorn

Yes, this is the quintessential salty Disney snack, and a bit predictable.  But popcorn plays such a big part in the parks it is hard to not give it top billing.  The carts are positioned strategically at the entrance to the Magic Kingdom so that you get that smell of freshly popped, buttery popcorn setting the scene as though you are entering a movie as you enter the park.  You can enhance your popcorn experience with a themed souvenir bucket – the shaped ones are so much fun.  And you really can’t beat a bucket of popcorn waiting for the fireworks or parade to start.

Since this is a companion post to the Top 10 Sweet Snacks (http://www.disneydining.com/top-10-sweet-treats-walt-disney-world/), I wanted to include a few crossover snacks that to me are sweet and salty, and definitely deserve mention:

  • Caramel Corn – only get it fresh from Karamell Kuche in Epcot’s Germany (this one could really be considered mostly sweet . . .)
  • Sea Salted Caramel – again head over to Karamell Kuche for this decadent treat.
  • Glazed Almonds or Pecans – it took me a while to discover these, but oh my goodness they are so delicious!  They are in all four theme parks so you can enjoy them everywhere.

 

I know there are many salty or savory snacks that were left off this list – what is your favorite or “must eat” snack on your Walt Disney World Vacation?

About Sarah Chapman

I am a long time Disney fan since I was hooked on Walt Disney World with my first trip in 1987. Since that time I’ve tried experiencing everything I can in the parks, with a total of 30 visits and counting (I’m always planning my next trip) to Walt Disney World—not to mention Disney Cruise Line and even (shhh!) Universal Orlando and Sea World. I’ve turned my Disney obsession into a profession helping others plan their magical vacations as a Dream Vacation Maker at LBAC Travel. I am a work at home mom to three wonderful boys, and each one has been properly indoctrinated with all things Disney. Walt Disney World is definitely our “Laughing Place.” Look for me on Facebook at Facebook.com/SarahLBAC for updates, discount announcements, tips, tricks and planning advice for your next vacation. You can also find me on Instagram (sarahdreamvacationmaker) and Pinterest (sarahlbactravel).