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Our Festive Guide to Universal Orlando Holiday Food and Drinks

by Mommy Frog on November 28, 2023
Orlando

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Even with warmer winter weather in Central Florida, the delicious sips, sweets and treats that arrive at Universal Orlando Resort still fully encompass the holiday season. Whether you're celebrating with the citizens of Whoville or taking in the wonder of winter in New York, the bites and beverages at Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida and Universal CityWalk truly taste like they've been baked and mixed by Mrs. Claus herself! Check out our guide to all the festive food and drink offerings during the holidays at Universal Orlando.

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Max Cookie

Universal Islands of Adventure Holiday Food & Drinks

From the tinsel-filled streets of Seuss Landing to the garland-lined buildings of Port of Entry, Islands of Adventure is rife with delicious green goodies and classic holiday sweets! Be sure to stop by Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop to pick up a froggy-favorite Grinch Cookie.

Croissant Moon Bakery

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Croissant Moon Bakery Treats

  • Grinches Heart on a Pillow — red velvet heart with a mascarpone mousse on a sable cookie
  • Vegan Cookie Butter Snowflake
  • Cookie Butter Petit Cake (vegetarian)
  • Butter Pecan Christmas Tree
  • Oatmeal Spiced Bundt Cake

Hop on Pop Ice Cream Shop

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb

  • Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb — Grinch-themed hot chocolate ornament filled with marshmallows and red candied hearts (gluten-sensitive)
  • Grinch Hot Chocolate Bomb a la Carte — chocolate ornament filled with marshmallows and red candied hearts (gluten-sensitive)
  • Grinch Cookies — green cake batter sugar cookies topped with a candy heart three sizes too small (vegetarian)
  • Grinch Ice Cream Sandwich — vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two green cake batter sugar cookies topped with a candy heart three sizes too small (vegetarian)
  • A Holiday Punch — festive tropical sour apple punch

Various Carts

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Grinch Sipper

  • Grinch Green Popcorn — First fill is free! (gluten-sensitive and vegan)
  • Grinch Cotton Candy (gluten-sensitive and vegan)
  • Red & Green Icee
  • Grinch Freestyle Carrier
  • Grinch Sipper

Universal Studios Florida Holiday Food & Drinks

From sweet to savory and everything in between, you'll be sure to find the perfect holiday treat at Universal Studios. Grab a cozy cup of eggnog and a warm sandwich and settle down to watch Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's or Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. Additionally, hop by the Universal Tribute Store and Post to see the vast variety of indulgences the Grinch has cooked up — verdant and otherwise!

TODAY Cafe

  • Gingerbread Cream Pie (vegetarian)
  • Pistachio Petit Gateaux
  • Peppermint Mocha Petit Cake
  • Holiday Pinecone (gluten-sensitive)
  • Butter Pecan Yule Log

Universal Tribute Store and Post

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Grinch Onion Cheesecake Tart

  • Grinch Max Cookie
  • Grinch Gingerbread Cookie Sandwich
  • Cindy Lou Who Strawberry Cheesecake Macaron
  • Grinch Pistachio Macaron
  • Max Chocolate Macaron
  • Grinch Wreath Brookie
  • Grinch Cocoa Bomb
  • Roast Beast Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Ball
  • Christmas Lights Vanilla Cookie Dough Ball
  • Lump of Coal Chocolate Cookie Dough Ball
  • Grinch Onion Cheesecake Tart
  • Grinch Chimney Cake
  • Max Brownie
  • Grinch Who Hash Trifle Cake
  • Grinch Jar Cake with Cookie

Battery Park

Yule Enjoy

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Turkey Dinner Sandwich

  • Turkey Dinner Sandwich* — artisan cranberry bread, roasted turkey breast, brie cheese and orange cranberry aioli
  • 3 Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich* — rustic panini bread, sharp cheddar muenster and mozzarella cheese and tomato bacon jam
  • "VBLT" Sandwich* — rustic panini bread, smoked tempeh bacon, Divina tomatoes, arugula, vegan pepper jack and tomato aioli (vegan)
  • Chocolate Pressed S'mores — chocolate brioche, marshmallows, chocolate ganache, marshmallow cream and graham cracker crumbs
  • Mel's Drive-In Classic Cheeseburger — lettuce, tomato and secret sauce, served with chips

*make it a combo by adding savory butternut squash soup or creamy tomato soup to your sandwich selection

Hot Treats

  • Earl's Salted Caramel Acorn Bomb — chocolate acorn-shaped shell filled with salted caramel and mini marshmallows, served with hot chocolate (gluten-sensitive)
  • Premium S'mores Hot Chocolate — hot chocolate, toasted jumbo marshmallow, chocolate ganache and graham cracker

EggNog Bar

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Eggnog

  • Classic Nog — with Bacardi 4year aged rum (gluten-sensitive and vegetarian)
  • Nonalcoholic Nog — with homemade nog mix (gluten-sensitive and vegetarian)
  • Fire Nog — with Fireball Cinnamon whiskey (gluten-sensitive and vegetarian)

Wine & Canned Drinks

  • Spellbound Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Noble Vines Chardonnay
  • Brooklyn Brewery Winter IPA
  • NÜTRUL Cranberry Seltzer

Bottled Drinks

  • Soda — Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Diet Coke, Sprite
  • Premium Water

Central Park Crêpes

  • Holiday Cookie Butter Crepe — cinnamon cookie butter mascarpone, shortbread cookies, whipped cream (vegetarian)

San Francisco Pastry Company

  • Vegan Cookie Butter Snowflake
  • Coquito Igloo
  • Cookie Butter Petit Cake (vegetarian)
  • Peppermint Mocha Petit Cake
  • Mitten Cookie (vegetarian)

London Taxi Hut

  • Jacket Sweet Potato — roasted sweet potato with maple butter, dried cranberries, vegan feta cheese, candied pecans and pomegranate seeds (gluten-sensitive and vegan)

Universal CityWalk Holiday Food & Drinks

Don't froget to stop by these sweet CityWalk locations on your way into or out of the parks!

Universal Fresh Eats

  • Red Mitten Cookie (vegetarian)

Voodoo Doughnut

  • Penguin — Raised shell doughnut filled with chilly peppermint milk and cookie filling made to look like a penguin (vegetarian)

The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

Universal Orlando Holiday Food - Letters to Santa

  • Letters To Santa — Coquito ice cream, dulce de leche, chocolate Christmas card, candy cane sprinkles and whipped topping (vegetarian)

The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar

  • Eggnog Spiked Shake — Flavors of eggnog with a twist of vanilla ice cream, cheesecake chunks for its creaminess, and a shot of Goldschläger its spike (vegetarian)

What sweet holiday treats or sips are you frogcited to try during your visit to Universal Orlando Resort? Let us know in the comments below!

Related: A ~Froggy~ Festive Guide to Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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