Hey guys! Welcome to week 3 in the series, Top Tips for Disneyland with Kids. If you missed last weeks post, no worries, you can catch it here. I’m super excited about this week, because it’s all about the foods I love to eat when we visit the Disneyland Resort parks. Part of the fun of going to Disneyland is eating all the delicious food.
It’s no secrete that Disneyland and CA Adventure have many good eats and yummy treats, but how does one decide what to get? That’s were I come in. This week, I’m giving you a run down of my must try foods as well as the best restaurants at both parks.
*Disclaimer: You may be hungry after reading this list!Check out this list of Must Try foods for Disneyland and California Adventure! Click To Tweet
Fried Chicken at the Plaza Inn. Some of the BEST fried chicken. We love coming here for a late dinner. We’ve found that the worst time to go is right when they open. They have a large stock pile of chicken anticipating the lunch rush and it’s just not as good. Later in the day into the late evening is the best time to go. The chicken is always fresh and delicious.
(You can request all white meat, all dark meat, extra mashed potatoes, etc. Just ask!)
Lobster Roll at Harbour Galley. The lobster roll is a must have every time my family goes to Disneyland. It’s served in a buttered brioche roll, packed with lobster,and comes with homemade cajun potato chips. Ask for the roll to be double toasted, you won’t be sorry!
Corn Dog at Little Red Wagon. These are the BEST corn dogs you will EVER eat! No seriously, they are. Good crunch, well seasoned, dipped and fried to order. Yummy! The corn dog comes with your choice of apple slices or a bag of chips. You will find the wagon parked at the end of Main Street right before you get to the Plaza Inn. If it’s a busy day, be prepared to wait in a 30 minute line.
Dole Whip. Ohmygoodness are these good! These cool and refreshing treats are perfect for a hot day! The only down fall to these delicious treats is that the line can get really long. If you don’t want to wait, just go inside the Enchanted Tiki Room. There’s never a long line and you can bring your treat into the show!
Monte Cristo Sandwich at Cafe Orleans. This sandwich is on the more expensive side but oh so worth it! Turkey, ham and swiss that’s been battered, fried and topped with powdered sugar. It’s served with a side of berry compote and some fruit. YUM!
My favorite restaurants inside the park are:
Blue Bayou: This is a favorite of many and a must try! The dinning area sits overlooking the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Watch the boats go by as you enjoy the twinkling lights, sounds of crickets and a true New Orleans feel. This restaurant is on the expensive side but worth the experience. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, they book up fast!
Rancho Del Zocalo: This place is great! I love their citrus fire-grilled chicken. It’s served with rice, beans and a tortilla. They have a good selection, large portions, and the prices are reasonable. If you are looking for something other than a hamburger and don’t want to be served, this is the place to go!Top Tips for Disneyland with Kids: Must Try Foods! Click To Tweet
Sourdough Bread Bowl at Pacific Warf Cafe. Fresh sourdough bread bowls filled with your choice of soup. So yummy!
Ghirardelli Sundae. Head on over to the Ghiradelli Ice Cream Shop in Pacific Warf for the best ice cream in either park. You can have a scoop, a famous sundae, or build your own. Bonus: They give out squares of their chocolate at the front door.
Mediterranean Skewers at Paradise Garden Grill. Choose your meat and sauce and you’re all set. The plate come with rice, pita bread and cucumber salad. One of my favorite lunch spots at the park!
Churro. I prefer the churros from California Adventure over the churros at Disneyland. I know it sounds silly because they should be the same, right? But, they’re not! These churros are light weight, always warm and taste just as good as they smell. Yum!
My favorite restaurants inside the park are:
Carthay Circle: YUM! Seriously, this place is so good. Very nice ambiance, and a great place to get away from the crowds. There is a nice lounge downstairs that also servers food and has a full service bar. The restaurant is upstairs and is sectioned into a few different seating areas. It’s a bit pricey but totally worth it. Try the ceviche, you won’t be sorry! Be sure to make a reservation.
Wine Country Trattoria: Great salads, pasta and wine! This is a fun place to people watch. The prices are reasonable and it’s totally kid friendly. Be sure to make a reservation.
*If you want to escape the parks for a little break you can head to Downtown Disney where there are a ton of dinning choice. My favorite is Uva Bar. The food is SO good!
Well that’s a wrap for this week. Be on the look out for next weeks post, the last in the series, Must do attractions. I’m going to break down the must do attractions by age, as well as the must see shows and parades. You won’t want to miss it!
Have a Magical Day!