Tis the season to be grilling ... fa la la la la, la la la la! Summer is officially here and the sounds of burgers meeting the grill should be heard around the world! There should be S'mores a plenty, kabobs for days, popsicles for all, and delicious summer delicacies!
Today I'm sharing with you my top five spots to find some summer sustenance for the long hot days of summer at Disney World! Fire up the grill, break out the frozen treats and gather round the camp fire! It's summer and it's time to get our Disney food on!
1. Burger Heaven
There's just something about summer and burgers. Disney World is literally bursting at the seams with quick-service restaurants offering up delicious burgers and fries. But for the real burger enthusiast, you simply cannot "do" summer without a bodacious burger the likes of which a quick-service burger cannot compare. One of my favorite burger spots on the Table Service side of the menu can be found in the Magic Kingdom at the Liberty Tree Tavern. The Angus Chuck Cheeseburger is so delicious! I highly recommend the provolone and mushroom option ... YUMMY!!! Don't skip out on fries and a refreshing soda. Find these fabulous burgers on the lunch menu, let your nose be your guide!
2. Chip 'N Dale's Campfire Sing-Along
Join Chip 'N Dale around the campfire with a truly magical summer experience. BYOSS (Bring Your Own S'more Supplies) or purchase supplies from the Chuckwagon Snack Bar and you're set for a fun night around the campfire. This event is held nightly. Join in for some campfire songs, played by none other than a cowboy and get ready to enjoy some time with Chip 'N Dale! Nothing says summer like a night under the stars filled with ooey gooey chocolaty goodness!
Nothing beats the chill of a cold treat on a STEAMY, HOT day! Especially a STEAMY, HOT, DISNEY day! You can find a vast variety of frozen concoctions for your chilling pleasure at Goofy's Candy Company in Downtown Disney. With flavors ranging from Goofy's Glacier Apple to Pucker Purple, there's something to bring your temperature down in a delicious way! Goofy's Glaciers can also be found (in limited flavor ranges) at Big Top Treats in New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom.
4. Barbecue or BUST!
Barbecue is a must when it comes to summer noshing! From ribs to smoked meat in all its glory, there is simply no way that you can resist the "scent"sational aroma ... hehehe ... of the Flame Tree Barbecue quick-service restaurant in Disney's Animal Kingdom. There's a wide array of smoky goodness in store for you at this hot spot! Try to arrive a little earlier than standard lunch time or wait until after the big rush to get in line, because with its prime location, Flame Tree Barbecue gets busy!
5. Fresh Fruit Does a Body Good
I am a HUGE fruit lover! That couldn't be more true than when the weather is warm! There's something about a bowl of wholesome fruit goodness that takes me to an island state of mind. Fresh fruit carts can be found throughout the parks, but there's something irresistible about a tropical delight like the fruit salad in a pineapple bowl, found in Disney's Animal Kingdom at Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Scrumptious and guilt free, that sounds like a treat to me! Fruit at its freshest is perfect in summer.
So what do you think? What are you looking forward to eating while you're in the parks this summer? Share your favorite Disney World summer eats with us in the comment section below!
Until next time, keep it magical!