Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort brings the beauty and diversity of nature to life and offers Guests the opportunity to travel the world, travel back in time, and enjoy an array of attractions, experiences, and entertainment. The Park is also home to countless dining locations that offer up everything from classic American barbecue to international cuisine from every corner of the world.
With so many dining choices available in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Guests might find it hard to decide where and what to eat, but a great way to enjoy many different delicious flavors and items is by snacking. Guests who spend a full day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom can enjoy smaller snacks throughout the entire day, allowing them to sample as many delicious bites as possible.
Here are some of the best snacks to enjoy all day long at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
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Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café – Chicken Fried Rice
The Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café, a quick service location that serves up savory and filling pan-Asian cuisine throughout each day. While there are several delicious entrée options to choose from, Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café also serves up a selection of sides that make for filling snacks during lunch and dinner. The Chicken Fried Rice is a great option to enjoy with crunchy and flavorful rice, a medley of vegetables, and a decent portion of chicken, and Guests can take in views of the area while eating at nearby picnic tables.
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The Smiling Crocodile – Pulled Pork Street Tacos
Discovery Island is home to several delicious quick service options in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, including The Smiling Crocodile, a standalone location that serves up some savory snacks throughout the day. The Smiling Crocodile offers up several taco selections including the Pulled Pork Street Tacos which top a tortilla with pulled pork, lime crema, cotija cheese, cabbage, and pickled onions with a side of chips and salsa. The serving comes with two tacos, making it a great snack to share between two Guests!
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Pongu Pongu – Pongu Lumpia
Pandora – The World of Avatar is one of the most immersive areas of Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Guests can enjoy the exotic beauty of the Valley of Mo’ara with bioluminescent vegetation, floating mountains, and the rich culture of the Na’vi. Pongu Pongu is a quick-service counter location in the rear of the area near Avatar Flight of Passage where Guests can order colorful beverages and sweet and tangy snacks. The Pongu Lumpia at Pongu Pongu packs a perfectly fried spring roll with tangy cream cheese and pineapple for a totally unique snack that can be enjoyed on the go.
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Harambe Fruit Market – Grilled Corn on the Cob
A healthy, yet flavorful, snack in Disney’s Animal Kingdom can be found in the Africa section of the Disney Park, steps away from the entrance of Kilimanjaro Safaris. The Harambe Fruit Market is open throughout each day and features a variety of grab-and-go snack options, as well as a fresh vegetable that is grilled to order. The Grilled Corn on the Cob serves up a hot and sweet ear of corn and the option to add African spices for a hint of spicy kick with each bite, making it one of the best snacks to enjoy while exploring the area.
Flame Tree Barbecue – Onion Ring Basket
Flame Tree Barbecue on Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a popular quick service location that serves up indulgent barbecue favorites prepared in different styles that are popular across the country. In addition to the entrées, Flame Tree Barbecue also features several sides like the Onion Ring Basket, which is the perfect snack-sized treat of hot and crispy onion rings that have been fried to crunchy perfection. Extra points for enjoying this snack on the quiet outdoor patios located behind the quick service location.
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Trilo-Bites – Buffalo Chicken Chips
Spicy buffalo chicken is a favorite food of many Guests, and there are plenty of locations to enjoy the perfect bite throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, including a quick-service restaurant in Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Trilo-Bites is a counter service location with an outdoor ordering area that Guests can visit to enjoy the flavorful Buffalo Chicken Chips which top a bed of fresh kettle chips with buffalo chicken chunks, celery, green onions, and a drizzle of cooling blue cheese.
Mr. Kamal’s – Mr. Kamal’s Fries
The pathway that connects the village of Harambe and the Asia section of Disney’s Animal Kingdom is always bustling with Guests, many of whom overlook a great quick service location right there. Mr. Kamal’s is a standalone counter service option that offers up the flavorful Mr. Kamal’s Fries, which are served hot and crispy and coated in a spice mix that offers a bit of heat with every bite. Guests can also try a variety of dipping sauces with their fries including classic ketchup, tandoori honey mustard, saffron aioli, and spicy honey ketchup.
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Eight Spoon Café – Pulled Pork-Jelly Doughnut Sandwich
One of the most indulgent snacks in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is an over-the-top unique combination of savory and sweet that can be found on Discovery Island. Eight Spoon Café is a counter service location not far from Flame Tree Barbecue that features a limited menu of items to enjoy throughout the day, including the decadent Pulled Pork – Jelly Doughnut Sandwich. This hearty snack stuffs a fresh jelly doughnut with savory pulled pork and crunchy slaw for a snack that definitely can be shared amongst Guests and shouldn’t be missed!
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Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery – Colossal Cinnamon Roll
Guests looking to satisfy their sweet tooth in Disney’s Animal Kingdom have a great breakfast option that will leave them fueled up for a long day ahead in the Disney Park. Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery is a small location in the heart of the village of Harambe where Guests can enjoy their morning coffee in a small and intimate little courtyard. Also served up at the quick service location is the Colossal Cinnamon Roll, which plates a massive portion of moist cinnamon roll stuffed with cinnamon sugar and coated with sticky, sweet icing. This is absolutely a snack that can be shared, though many Guests won’t want to after their first bite!
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Tamu Tamu Refreshments – Simba Sunset
Also found in Harambe is Tamu Tamu Refreshments, a quick service location that serves up an assortment of breakfast items each morning and sweet, refreshing snacks in the afternoon and evening. The beloved DOLE Whip got its start over in Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom, but a unique version of the ice cream treat can also be found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Tamu Tamu Refreshments offers the Simba Sunset, which combines classic DOLE Whip Pineapple with strawberry for a fruity and cold ice cream option to enjoy on a hot day in the Park.
Dino Diner – Corn Chip Pie with Walt’s Chili
The final snack on the list combines savory ingredients for a delicious bite inspired by a favorite meal of Walt Disney himself. Dino Diner is a quick service location in Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, where Guests can enjoy a limited menu of options throughout the lunch and dinner periods each day. The Corn Chip Pie with Walt’s Chili tops a bed of crunchy and flavorful corn chips with a decent serving of Walt’s favorite chili, cheddar, sour cream, and green onions for a filling and satisfying snack that Guests are sure to love!