When traveling to Walt Disney World, one of the things my family loves is snacks. We often opt for one large meal a day, and fill in the rest of our time enjoying many of the delicious snacks that Disney has to offer. Since there are four of us, including two children, finding a place that everyone can agree on is often a bit of a struggle. However, there are a few places that we can agree on where everyone can find something they enjoy.
1. Babycakes NYC in Downtown Disney
Babycakes NYC is a bakery that features all-natural vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, dairy-free, kosher baked goods. I know what you're thinking: All that stuff they leave out must mean it is also taste-free, right? Wrong. There are so many wonderful treats at Babycakes. The French Toast Cupcakes are my absolute favorite snack on property. Another family favorite are the cookie sandwiches (frosting between two cookies), which come in a variety of flavors. The bakery also serves waffles and donuts, which makes it a fantastic place to hit for breakfast.
2. Sunshine Tree Terrace in Magic Kingdom
On a hot, disgustingly humid Florida afternoon, there is no place my family enjoys more than Sunshine Tree Terrace. I can get a refreshing iced coffee float (that's right... iced coffee with Ice cream, it is divine!), the kids can get chocolate and vanilla ice cream cones and my boyfriend can get his favorite treat, the citrus swirl, which features swirled vanilla soft serve and frozen orange juice and has quite the cult following! I find it even more refreshing and delicious than the crowd-favorite Dole Whip served at Aloha Isle on the other side of Adventureland.
3. Karamell-Kuche in Epcot
Karamell Kuche is located in the Germany Pavilion in Epcot's World Showcase. The name translates to Caramel Kitchen, and that is exactly what this Werther's-branded shop provides. If it can be dipped in caramel, this store sells it. Dipped apples, pretzels, grapes, marshmallows, crisped-rice treats and much more. They have caramel brownies, caramel cupcakes, caramel popcorn... my teeth hurt just thinking about it! But, as sugary and rich as it all is, it is also all incredibly yummy and addictive. Karamell Kuche is a place that we return to again and again to try all of the different offerings.
4. Beaches and Cream at Disney's Beach Club Resort
Okay, this one is not really a snack place, it is a soda-shop style restaurant. But, even though they have really great hamburgers, this is a great place to go just for ice cream. While they may be known for their massive Kitchen Sink Sundae, which features eight scoops of ice cream, a huge array of toppings and an entire can of whipped cream, they also have other, more modest desserts. Beaches and Cream has so many classic desserts: strawberry shortcake, banana split, brownie sundae, as well as some amazing specialty sundaes including the No Way Jose, which heavily features peanut butter. They even have desserts for people with gluten allergies, and other special dining needs. Everyone can find something they will love!
5. Casey's Corner in Magic Kingdom
While Casey's Corner offers full-sized hot dog meals as well, the snacks are what really make this restaurant a gem. While waiting for a parade or fireworks on Main Street USA, there are many snacking options that are perfect while sitting on a curb. My personal favorite are the bite-sized corn dog nuggets, but they also have French fries, ball park nachos, Cracker Jacks, and cotton candy. I find the classic fairground-style fare is exactly what we want while soaking up the ambiance of Main Street.
There are so many wonderful snacks at the Walt Disney World Resort and so many great places to get those snacks. What are your favorites?