Whether you’re taking a staycation this spring break or planning your next vacation from your desk, these top picks for Disney dining are drool-inducing, so hide your keyboard.
We browsed all of Reddit Disney dining to find the best not-to-be-missed dining gems. What are your favorites?
“There’s seriously nothing like a Dole Whip float. There’s so many things about Disney that you can get elsewhere, even if they’re not quite as good/satisfying/special anywhere else. But the Dole Whip float is just so amazing, unique to Disney that aaaah! I can’t wait to go back and have another one” corporateprincess
Whether you’re a straight Whip or a Float kinda person, pretty much nothing beats this must-try treat on a hot day in the Magic Kingdom. Entire Reddit forums from 2015 debated whether the formula had changed, and shared some pretty not-so-Magical ingredients (Hint: Sugar is the closest thing to an ingredient on the list). And there there’s this.
Now that’s devotion. Where can you find them? Pick yours up at Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom’s Adventureland, or at the Grand Polynesian anytime.
Looking for more snacks? Apparently ole Walt had a penchant for really good popcorn.
“I also really love the caramel popcorn at Karamelle-Kuche in the Germany pavilion.” alissaluvsdogs
Head to Germany in Epcot where you’ll find a caramel shop called Karamell-Kuche, which is affiliated with the makers of Werther’s Original Caramels. The secret? Instead of starting with fake, forgettable caramels, the store starts with a 12X6 slab of caramel that’s nearly two inches thick. The slab is diced into smaller squares (by what has to be the world’s sharpest knife!), melted with butter, then drizzled over freshly popped popcorn.
If you’ve ever made Rice Krispies treats, you can imagine what you have: A half-coated, super-sticky ball of crumbling popcorn. So, working quickly, the Cast Members separate the popcorn, distributing the caramel evenly and quickly, before it can cool.
“That looks like mana from the gods” fiannais
“I had completely forgotten about the grapefruit cake! I love cake, all the time, but that one was special.” NikkiWhoooo
Disney Redditors love to know something no one else does, so the underground following for the Brown Derby’s Grapefruit Cake is small, but real.
Southern Living made this sheet pan version, which we’re dying to try. Just add candied grapefruit peel.
Bread Pudding a la mode with Banana Caramel Sauce
“I have to second this. That bread pudding with banana caramel sauce is the best thing I’ve ever had in my entire life. We almost turned down dessert because we were so full from all the meats but I’m damn glad we didn’t.” bookhouses
“That bread, the desert. I have made it my mission in life to go there any time I am even remotely near Disney.” SnowdriftK9
Now that’s a rave. Head to the Polynesian Resort and enjoy dinner at ‘Ohana
The good news? You can make it at home.
“i freaking love the peanut butter rice at Boma. ” digitalpretzel
Boma, located in the Animal Kingdom, is hailed for its simple side: Peanut Rice. It’s pretty much the most flavorful thing ever, listing coconut milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, coriander, gigner, and cayenne pepper as ingredients. Oh yeah, and sugar. Check out the recipe:
Boma Peanut Rice
Yield: 10 servings
2 1/3 cups Basmati Rice
6 tablespoons Peanut Butter
1 cup Coconut Milk
½ cup Soy Sauce
1/8 teaspoon Ground Ginger (dry)
1/8 teaspoon Ground Coriander
¼ teaspoon Granulated Garlic
½ cup Sugar
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1/8 bunch Parsley, rough chop
Method of Preparation:
1. Cook the basmati rice according to package directions.
2. In a small pot, combine all the ingredients. Mix until smooth and heated through.
3. Mix the hot basmati rice with the peanut butter sauce in a large bowl and add the parsley. Mix well. Serve immediately.
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