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Underrated Snacks in Walt Disney World

There are plenty of amazing snacks to be had throughout all of the Walt Disney World Resort that feature everything from healthy grab-and-go fruit to indulgent chocolate delights with all of the fixings. Some snacks have built up huge followings over the years and are well-known to Guests. Who hasn’t heard of or enjoyed turkey legs, Dole Whips, Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bars, etc.? This snacks are all delicious in their own ways, but often overshadow others that are equally as tasty. Let’s check out some underrated snacks that over go overlooked in Walt Disney World but are definitely worth a try!

Elote – Choza de Margarita

The Mexico Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to several dining options that are all popular with Guests including the quick service Choza de Margarita located near the front of the pavilion. Featuring a small building with an open air ordering counter, the location is primarily known for its delicious margaritas, but there are also several food options including Elote. Elote is essentially Mexican street corn and the snack served up at Choza de Margarita is on the cob and smothered with a chipotle aioli, queso cotija, and tajin chili-lime powder for the perfect combination of hot corn, spicy kick, and creamy, crumbly cheese.

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Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries – Mr. Kamal’s – Many Guests are fans of popular restaurants throughout Disney’s Animal Kingdom such as Tusker House Restaurant and Yak & Yeti Restaurant, but there are also plenty of small counter service eateries scattered throughout the Disney Park that often go overlooked. One such location is Mr. Kamal’s, a small stand-alone building on the walkway between the Harambe Market and the Anandapur Theater. Guests who take the time to find the quick service restaurant can enjoy Mr. Kamal’s Seasoned Fries which are generously tossed with a zesty seasoning and served with dipping sauces including Saffron Aioli, Honey Kimchi Ketchup, and Tandoori Honey Mustard.

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House-Made Hummus – The Basket at Wine Bar George

Wine Bar George is an extremely popular full service dining location in Disney Springs that many Guests love to enjoy for brunch, lunch, and dinner, but many overlook the fact that there is a quick service location adjacent to the restaurant that is just as delicious. The Basket at Wine Bar George features many of the wines and beverages that are readily served at Wine Bar George as well as bites to go including a great snack to enjoy while wandering through Disney Springs. The House-made Hummus is fresh and light and comes in a convenient to go container with cucumber and soft naan for dipping.

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Buffalo Chicken Chips – Trilo-Bites

Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to several quick service counter locations that offer up delicious snacks, and a popular one to try is right by the bridge that connects the land to Discovery Island. Trilo-Bites is a small building with a limited menu of beverages and snacks and Guests who stop by can grab a zesty option that is often overlooked. The Buffalo Chicken Chips feature a bed of house-made potato chips covered with bite-size chunks of buffalo chicken, a blue cheese drizzle, green onions, and chives. With crunchy chips, spicy chicken, and cooling blue cheese, this snack is a great option in the Disney Park.

Coffee-Rubbed Rib-Eye Beef Puff – BaseLine Tap House

BaseLine Tap House is a popular spot for Guests to enjoy in the Grand Avenue area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios located across the way from Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. Guests who spend time at the quick service location can sip on beer and wine on tap directly from California and often order up the massive Bavarian Pretzel of California Cheese and Charcuterie Board. While those snacks are definitely great choices, the Coffee-Rubbed Rib-Eye Beef Puff is equally as good and often overlooked. Featuring a flaky pastry puff with a decent portion of steak topped with melted cheese and paired with an olive salad, this is a must-try snack when in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Peanut Butter Pie – Contempo Café

Peanut butter lovers who have not tried a delicious treat at the Contempo Café in Disney’s Contemporary Resort literally need to head there immediately. Found in the Grand Concourse of the Disney Resort, Contempo Café is a quick service restaurant with open air seating and a menu that features American cuisine. The total star of the menu is the Peanut Butter Pie which starts with a vanilla tart shell that is filled with a rich and dense custard and peanut butter filling. The whole pie is then topped with chocolate ganache and crispy chocolate pearls making it completely indulgent and an absolute must for peanut butter lovers.

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Hushpuppies – Columbia Harbour House

Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Square is a quick service location mainly known for its seafood options served up during lunch and dinner each day. In addition to the main dishes such as the Lobster Roll and Grilled Salmon, there is also a great snack that is sweet, savory, and a total comfort food. The Hushpuppies are served as a side dish at Columbia Harbour House and feature small serving of freshly fried balls of corn meal. Each ball is warm, slightly doughy, and features whole pieces of corn making them a great option to fuel up before enjoying nearby attractions.

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Zebra Domes – The Mara

The Mara is a typically overlooked quick service location simply because it’s located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge where many Guests don’t venture unless they are staying there. Themed to feel like part of the savannah, the quick service location serves up a blend of American and African cuisine including delicious Zebra Domes. These small, refrigerated balls feature a chocolate mousse baked with an Amarula Cream Liquor and coated with white chocolate and milk chocolate stripes. The colors of the chocolate make the treats look like the stripes of a zebra and each bite is a creamy delicious snack to be savored.

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Pork Egg Rolls – Lotus Blossom Café

The China Pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to the full service Nine Dragons Restaurant as well as the quick service Lotus Blossom Café that features a hot and crispy snacks. The Pork Egg rolls come two per serving and feature a crispy outer shell filled with pork and vegetables that can be dipped in complimentary sauces and enjoyed on the open air patio that looks out into the China Pavilion.

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Pulled Pork Jelly Doughnut Sandwich – Eight Spoon Café

A totally indulgent snack that can definitely be considered underrated can be found at Eight Spoon Café, a quick service location in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Located on Discovery Island near Flame Tree Barbecue, Eight Spoon Café is often overlooked as it is a small ordering counter. Those who do make it a priority to stop at the location can indulge in the Pulled Pork Jelly Doughnut Sandwich which features a doughy and moist doughnut stuffed with savory pulled pork and served with a side of refreshing crispy slaw.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.