Just a Little Hungry? Eat This at Disney World

Have you ever felt snack-ish at Walt Disney World? Regardless of if you are dashing around Disney’s Magic Kingdom, country crawling in the EPCOT World Showcase, attraction hopping at Hollywood Studios, or animal watching in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are good food options at every turn.

But what if you don’t want too large of a meal? Maybe you don’t want to eat much because you have a character meal reservation later in the day, or you are just in the mood for something lite. No worries, you came to the right place. Eating light doesn’t mean you have to limit yourself to a box of popcorn from a cart or quick service snack food, there are delicious and lite dining options for you to enjoy across Walt Disney World Resort.

Here’s what to buy if you are just a little hungry, eat this at Disney World.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Cityworks Eatery & Pour House at the West Side of Disney Springs

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My husband and I love trying out table service dining spots while at Walt Disney World. In fact, packing as many into our schedule as possible on vacation is always a priority because we love tasting new menu items and kicking back to enjoy the theming at different restaurants. But sitting down to dine doesn’t mean you have to eat heavy. When visiting Disney Springs, we love heading to Cityworks Eatery & Pour House to munch on our all-time favorite Disney World buffalo chicken dip.

We love sharing this $16 dip made of pulled buffalo chicken, bleu cheese cream, and house-made Giardiniera. We pair it with a hard Florida hard seltzer and a local beer from the menu and chow down. This adds up to be a really affordable lunch or mid-afternoon snack and is a Disney Springs go-to for when we don’t want to skip a meal and want that table service experience without overeating.

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All Meat Flatbread

Contempo Café at Contemporary Resort

Contempo CafĂ© is one of my favorite hidden Disney eateries that seems to be forgotten. Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you can find this quick-service eatery conveniently on the monorail line. Located near the Fantasia gift shop, Chef Mickey’s, and the monorail, you can visit Contempo CafĂ© for a soft drink, baked good, or quick bite. The best thing on the menu, in my opinion, are the shareable flatbreads.

Flatbread flavors change out occasionally, so you may get to enjoy a different flavor on your next trip. The All Meat Flatbread is a hearty and yummy bite for $11.99. It’s shareable making it an easy and fast choice for when you don’t want to park hop on an empty stomach but also want to be sure you are hungry for your evening reservation at Crystal Palace or Ohana.

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Dubliner Irish Cheese & Bacon Dip

Cookes of Dublin at The Landing at Disney Springs

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Want some cheesy goodness and an excellent vibe? Walt Disney World dining can deliver! Head over to The Landing at Disney Springs to Cookes of Dublin. This quick-service location has delicious food, but for small bites, I am partial to the Dubliner Irish Cheese & Bacon Dip. This rich, melty and bacon-y dip is such an incredibly yummy snack. If you want the feel of “real food” without overeating, this is a great choice. Not to mention it’s only $5.50!

Mickey-shaped Beignets

Scat Cat’s Club CafĂ© at Port Orleans French Quarter

Mickey-shaped Beignets

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Want a taste of New Orleans? Head to Port Orleans French Quarter to try one of my favorite small bites from Scat Cat’s Club CafĂ©. If you want to taste some of the best food at French Quarter and don’t want to overeat, order the Mickey-shaped Beignets in a 3-pack for $6.99 with a dipping sauce on the side. It’s the perfect way to taste a delicious New Orleans delicacy without committing to a huge order.

Loaded Potato Barrels

Martha’s Vineyard at Beach Club Resort

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Want another Walt Disney World Resort small bite dining recommendation? If you are breaking from an afternoon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or EPCOT and want to wander nearby Resorts, you should stop by Beach Club and visit Martha’s Vineyard. This spot has excellent cocktails and small bites. The menu is filled with bar bites like chicken wings and cheese plates, with a sprinkling of on-theme eats like Mussels and Clam Chowder. My choice on this menu is the hearty Loaded Potato Barrels. Pillowy potato barrels served with sour cream, cheese, green onions, and bacon make this a perfect savory snack that hits the spot without being overfilling.

Three Tenders

Chicken Guy! at The Town Center at Disney Springs


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If you are looking for a cheap and yummy bite, you should consider visiting Chicken Guy! at the Town Center at Disney Springs. This quick-service chicken tender spot is a delicious option for sides or tenders. When I want a quick and substantial snack without committing to too much food, I go for the three-tender order.

This includes (you guessed it) three fried-or-grilled-to-perfection chicken tenders and your choice of two signature dipping sauces for $5.99. Speaking of sauce, some Chicken Guy! fans would argue they are the best part. With options like Nashville Hot Honey, Donkey Sauce, Lemon Pepper, Buttermilk Ranch, Peri Peri, and Avocado Crema you will have a hard time making a sauce selection. There are 22 sauces on the menu, but flavors do occasionally swap out or get updated.

I hope this guide gives you some good ideas for small bites that can tide you over until dinner without the need to snag a run-of-the-mill snack. You can enjoy the great Disney Springs and Disney Resort dining options without the need to overeat. Stay tuned for suggestions for when you are just a little hungry in Disney Parks!

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.