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There are nine wonderful lands found within Disneyland Park. Within those realms of enchantment, you'll find attractions, characters and — one of our favorite things — delicious food choices. Every trip, we like to hop over to one of our favorite Disneyland quick-service restaurants to grab a bite of tasty food to refuel and recharge. Restaurants and offerings are always changing, and we toadally love to try new dishes and restaurants.
Here are a few of our old-time favorites (and some new ones, too!). Be sure to scroll down to learn about the newest dining locations in Mickey's Toontown and New Orleans Square. You'll want to hop by and try the fun foods. In fact, the all-new Tiana's Palace is already one of our top favorites.
Save time and skip the food lines. Use mobile ordering for most of these Disneyland quick-service restaurants. If you are looking for dining choices at Disney California Adventure, we also have a quick-service dining post for that park.
New Orleans Square: Royal St. Veranda, Harbour Galley, Mint Julep Bar and the all-new Tiana's Palace
Located just outside of Pirates of the Caribbean, the Royal Street Veranda serves up soup in sourdough bread bowls. I am a sucker for soup (or anything really) in a bread bowl! The flavors change seasonally, but in fall 2023, you can get Clam Chowder, Potato Leek or a plant-based Mushroom, Vegetable and Farro Stew in a bread bowl.
If you are drooling for clam chowder in a bread bowl, get it quicker with a mobile order. Harbour Galley, across from the Haunted Mansion and near the dock for Sailing Ship Columbia, serves up this popular dish. In addition to the chowder, you'll find good eats such as tuna sandwiches and lobster rolls! You can also get Clam Chowder, Cheddar Broccoli or a plant-based Mushroom, Vegetable and Farro Stew in a bread bowl.
Tiana's Palace (New!)
The French Market set sail to make way for Tiana's Palace. The comfort food has a Cajun and Creole twist in this New Orleans Square quick-service restaurant. We have a detailed post with pictures of all the food, but we'll go over a few favorites here. We recommend ordering in person and getting plated fresh food rather than mobile ordering, which is packaged to go. You can order it with or without a souvenir ceramic Lily Pad and Lotus Cup set!
You start out with dessert at Tiana's Palace, where you can watch them fill your beignet with lemon ice box pie filling. Then take your tray along cafeteria style to order delicious House Gumbo, Shrimp and Grits, or a Cajun-spiced Half Chicken. The sandwiches are also great! The Muffuletta and Beef Po'boy are both made with bread imported from New Orleans. There's a plant-based 7 Green Gumbo and some tasty sides.
For the tadpoles, try a Roasted Chicken Drumstick or a Toasted Ham & Cheese Sandwich or Baked Mac and Cheese. Get a Ray Firefly glow cube to light up your drink. An extra treat is that sometimes Tiana appears in the restaurants, greeting guests!
Mint Julep Bar
You can get your nonalcoholic mint julep around the corner from at Tiana's Palace at the Mint Julep Bar. It's where you'll also find the famous Mickey-shaped beignets, which are a better deal than the lemon beignet if you need to feed a family on a budget. You'd better save some room for dessert!
Hop tip: Lean forward and do not inhale when biting into a Mickey beignet. Otherwise, you'll be accidentally wearing and breathing powdered sugar!
Hungry Bear Restaurant
Just past New Orleans is Critter Country, where Hungry Bear is tucked away along the water. The dining area is one of the more peaceful and scenic places to eat in the park. We choose a table closer to the Rivers of America and wave to guests sailing by on the Mark Twain Riverboat or Sailing Ship Columbia. Enjoy tasty treats such as funnel cakes and seasonal offerings. It's also a great place to pick up a cheeseburger, honey-spiced chicken sandwich or BBQ chicken salad. This location has gluten-free and plant-based burgers as well.
You can get Fantasmic! dining packages at Hungry Bear when Fantasmic! returns in spring 2024. It's the least expensive dining package and still provides a great view of the show right in front. Be sure to reserve in advance.
Jolly Holiday Bakery Café
Come parade time, Lily loves to hop into the Jolly Holiday for a Jolly Holiday Combo: a very tasty toasted cheese sandwich and tomato soup. For our family, it is a great deal because it is big enough for Lily and Mommy Frog to share! There are also other delicious deli sandwiches, seasonal toasted cheese sandwiches and treats.
It's a great location to pick up seasonal treats, but some of our favorites are always there such as the raspberry rose Mickey macaron or the Matterhorn macaroon. We like to get there before a parade so that we can watch the parade go by as we eat. No wonder it's Jolly Holiday Bakery Café that we love!
Jolly Holiday Bakery Café is also open for breakfast. Start your day with Egg and Bacon Croissants, cinnamon rolls, muffins and more.
This little spot at the end of Main Street U.S.A. has chili, mac and cheese and a combo of the two (our favorite!) in a bread bowl. You can also get hotdogs and seasonal items here. But did you know you can get a Mickey Mouse pretzel here even cheaper than the pretzel carts (and apply any discounts you may have)? Good deal! One of our top items is a secret menu item, the Firefly. It is a bag of corn chips, chili, cheese and jalapeños. It's the best value for a hearty snack.
If you need more than a snack but aren’t quite looking for a full meal, then the best deal to fill you up (and on a budget, too!) is the Bengal Barbecue. Its sweet or spicy beef, chicken or bacon-wrapped asparagus skewers are packed with protein and flavor. The hummus trio with veggies is fresh and tasty, too. We covered these in our blog post on the cheapest food at Disneyland.
Also in Adventureland, Tropical Hideaway is one of our favorite snack spots. In addition to its flavors of Dole Whip and floats, this stand offers lumpia and bao buns for an adventurous treat.
The Galactic Grill's menu may be more domestic than out-of-this-world, but it's a great place to find a burger, fries, quick salad or even the plant-based Veggie Wrap or Mushroom Philly Sandwich. The tadpoles are comfortable with a familiar hamburger or mac and cheese. Tad loves the seasonal slush flavors.
If you came in on an early arrival, this is a great spot to grab a quick breakfast in the morning. The breakfast bowl, burritos or sandwich make for a great morning breakfast on the go. At the end of the day, keep an eye out for the Late Night Dinner Menu, which appears seasonally.
Alien Pizza Port
The little green aliens from the "Toy Story" movies took over Tomorrowland's Redd Rockett's Pizza Port and have permanently transformed it into Alien Pizza Planet. And everyone agrees it's a better place. It offers out-of-this-world salads, pasta and pizzas. The tadpoles go for space-getti with meatballs when they tire of chicken tenders and fries.
We're big on the greens — colorful salads. You can find good gluten-free pizza, dairy-free pizza and plant-based dishes here. Be sure to pick up the alien macaron, which is almost too cute to eat. Almost!
Rancho del Zocalo
For a taste of local Mexican food, check out Rancho del Zocolo for enchiladas, burritos, tacos or salads. This is a hidden gem that's tucked away in Frontierland. The hard part is deciding what to order. From fresh salads to enchiladas, burritos, street tacos to even cauliflower tacos, it's all so authentically good.
We often can't decide, so we get the "hidden burrito," The Zocalo, which has some of everything all rolled into one dish! Toddlers can enjoy arroz con pollo or arroz can frijoles. By the way — check out our toddler tips on bringing a baby to Disneyland to make your day with your little one a sweet success. You can wash it all down with a refreshing blended horchata!
Golden Horseshoe/Stage Door Café
If chicken fingers and french fries are a must for your tadpole, Lily recommends the Golden Horseshoe or the Stage Door Café for Disneyland quick-service meals. You can also get fish and chips. The two locations share a kitchen, but the Golden Horseshoe has mozzarella sticks and ice cream, whereas Stage Door can supply you with corn dogs.
Outside seating has a view of the water, but if seating is full, head inside the Golden Horseshoe and up the stairs. You can almost always find free tables upstairs.
The tadpoles like to sit at the special tables on either side of the stage. Save room for dynamite desserts such as ice cream sundaes in the Golden Horseshoe.
Red Rose Taverne
The Red Rose Taverne in Fantasyland is "Beauty and the Beast"-themed and filled with murals, furniture and special details, such as stacks of dishes and rose-stained glass windows. Hop in and be their guest for breakfast, lunch or dinner. (LEAP'S NOTE: Yes, it's frog blog law that we need to include that line when we mention "Beauty and the Beast" and food.)
Offering items such as the Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich, Taverne Potato Bites and assorted tasty flatbreads, the food here can be described as American with a French flair. It also offers a 1/3-pound burger with potato bites. For dessert, the dishes recommend the Grey Stuff (a white chocolate mousse and red velvet cake with a raspberry center). It's delicious! You can also find some plant-based items here.
Be sure to hop by for breakfast to get Mickey-shaped pancakes, stuffed French toast and more. We love the plant-based Little Town Harvest Bowl or Mickey-shaped pancake.
If you want some of the tastiest fried chicken you’ve ever had, then hop on into the Plaza Inn. This buffet-style restaurant also offers other comfort foods such as pot roast, pasta and a healthy sustainable fish option. In the morning, it offers a character dining breakfast.
Be sure to make reservations if you want to attend character dining at breakfast. This location also offers Parade Dining Packages for lunch, which you can reserve in advance. It occasionally has fireworks packages as well.
Docking Bay 7 and Ronto Roasters
Disneyland's newest and largest land, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, has two quick-service restaurants (plus a couple unique drink and snack stands). Both locations are open for lunch and dinner, plus Ronto Roasters serves one of our favorite breakfast items, the Morning Ronto Wrap. The two locations offer Mobile Order service and serve themed specialty juice blends.
Docking Bay 7 is very large and has extremely cool themed dining spaces inside plus a nice outdoor patio. We had a chance to try almost everything on the menu and definitely have some favorites in the lunch and dinner categories. There are always fun and unique seasonal items joining the menu. The tastes and themes are definitely out of this world.
For lunch and dinner, try the Endorian Roasted Chicken Tip-Yip Salad (chicken with greens, roasted vegetables, quinoa, pumpkin seeds and green curry ranch dressing), Fried Chicken Tip-Yip or exciting seasonal items. There are great vegetarian options and kids' meals, as well, as long as your tadpoles are adventurous eaters. The desserts are colorful and perhaps the fanciest desserts we've ever seen in a theme park.
The other hot spot, Ronto Roasters, has a more limited menu of street fare. When you are shopping the Market, you can't miss the giant spits of ronto meat being heated by a podracer engine. A droid keeps the meat evenly cooked on all sides. The big menu item is the Ronto Wrap — a soft pita filled with roasted pork, tangy slaw, peppercorn sauce and thin pork sausage. The Ronto Wrap is quite tasty, although it does have a spicy kick.
Check out the plant-based version, the Ronto-less Garden wrap. Both are available all day long. There is an additional Breakfast Ronto Wrap in the morning with eggs and cheese (so good!). There are a few tables to sit at and enjoy your food (plus more seating at the nearby Docking Bay 7), but you can also enjoy these items on the go.
Café Daisy (New!)
This sidewalk table eatery serves up diner classics in a reimagined Mickey's Toontown. The tadpoles are sure to love their options. You can eat at a table or take your food to the lawn to have a picnic!
This quick-service restaurant features cheese and pepperoni Flop-Overs (kind of like a pizza folded in half with herbs), hotdogs and a yummy vegetarian wrap. Try it with housemade chips and chili cheese sauce. For the tadpoles, get mini pizza, hotdogs, mac and cheese or our favorite: the mini corn dog nuggets!
No matter what your family likes to eat, you are sure to find something for everybody no matter what land you find yourselves in. Most locations offer kid meals and toddler meals in addition to food for taller family members. (Be sure to feed picky eaters before entering Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.) Many of the Disneyland quick-service restaurants have gotten even quicker with Mobile Order. You can skip the food line and order from the Disneyland app. We are loving the time savings, as well as the instant gratification.
The Frog Family has found these to be the best Disneyland quick-service restaurants, but if you have a different favorite we have missed, we would love to hear about it. Share in the comments below! Do you want to increase your food budget? Save money with discount Disneyland tickets.
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